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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>MAA MathFest</strong> has an in-depth, informative schedule with a series of quality mathematical programs suitable for university faculty, high school teachers, graduate and undergraduate students as well. Mathematical sessions for the 2016 meeting will run Thursday morning through Saturday evening (August 4-6).</p>
<p>Please click on the buttons below to learn more about each type of session.</p>
<p> </p></div></div></div>Invited Paper Sessions
http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest/program-details/2014/invited-paper-sessions
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Mathematical Epidemiology</h2>
<p><em>Thursday, August 7, 1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Hilton Portland, Plaza Level, Pavilion East</em></p>
<p>Mathematical Epidemiology has grown at an accelerated pace over the last two decades through the integration of mathematical models, available data, computational methods and fieldwork. Successful epidemiological models are validated using parameters from particular epidemics, can predict likely outcomes of an epidemic, and can be used to propose specific interventions strategies.</p></div></div></div>Invited Paper Sessions
http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest/program-details/2016/invited-paper-sessions
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Knot Theory</h2>
<p><em>Part A: Thursday, August 4, 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m, Fairfield</em><br /><em>Part B: Thursday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.., Fairfield</em></p>
<p>With the increase in undergraduate research there is also an increased need for open and accessible problems for students to tackle. Knot theory is particularly fertile ground for such problems. Each speaker in this session will introduce a topic, pose three open questions that are accessible to undergraduate research, and place the questions in context of the topic.</p></div></div></div>Invited Paper Session Abstracts - Knot Theory
http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest/program-details/2016/invited-paper-session-abstracts-knot-theory
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Thursday, August 4, 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m and 2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.., Fairfield</em></p>
<p>With the increase in undergraduate research there is also an increased need for open and accessible problems for students to tackle. Knot theory is particularly fertile ground for such problems. Each speaker in this session will introduce a topic, pose three open questions that are accessible to undergraduate research, and place the questions in context of the topic.</p></div></div></div>Invited Paper Session Abstracts - Mathematics and Magic
http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest/program-details/2016/invited-paper-session-abstracts-mathematics-and-magic
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Friday, August 5, 1:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m., Fairfield</em></p>
<p>Speakers will demonstrate and explain magic tricks based on interesting mathematical principles.</p>
<p><strong>Organizer:</strong><br /><strong>Arthur Benjamin,</strong> Harvey Mudd College</p>
<h4>Tricks You Can Count On</h4>
<p><em>1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.</em><br /><strong>Irl Bivens</strong>, <em>Davidson College</em></p></div></div></div>Invited Paper Session Abstracts - Undergraduate Research Projects in the Mathematical Sciences
http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest/program-details/2016/invited-paper-session-abstracts-undergraduate-research-projects-in-the-mathematical-sciences
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Saturday, August 6, 1:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m., Harrison</em></p>
<p><strong>Organizers:</strong><br /><strong>Pamela E. Harris, </strong><em>Williams College</em><br /><strong>Alicia Prieto Langarica, </strong><em>Youngstown State University</em></p></div></div></div>Invited Paper Session Abstracts - Numbers, Geometries, and Games: A Centenarian of Mathematics
http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest/program-details/2016/invited-paper-session-abstracts-numbers-geometries-and-games-a-centenarian-of-mathematics
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Saturday, August 6, 1:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m., Fairfield</em></p>
<p>Born nearly at the same time as the MAA, Richard Guy has had a tremendous impact on mathematics through his (continuing) work in number theory, geometry, and game theory. This session brings together friends an colleagues to talk about these mathematical areas, to celebrate Richard's achievements, and to mark his transition to his second century.</p></div></div></div>Invited Paper Session Abstracts - The Mathematics of Games
http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest/program-details/2016/invited-paper-session-abstracts-the-mathematics-of-games
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Thursday, August 4, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM, Harrison</em></p>
<p>Games, how to win them and how to design them, often lead to mathematical questions. Generally intractable games, such as poker, have ‘toy’ variants that yield to explicit mathematical analysis, while some simple ‘solved’ games such as tic-tac-toe become very challenging when moves are auctioned to the highest bidder. The talks in this session discuss the design considerations of games and the determination of optimal play in both games of chance and no-chance.</p></div></div></div>Invited Paper Session Abstracts - Mathematics and the Life Sciences at MBI
http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest/program-details/2016/invited-paper-session-abstracts-mathematics-and-the-life-sciences-at-mbi
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Friday, August 5, 1:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Harrison</em></p>
<p>In this session we demonstrate how the mathematical sciences help address important and interesting questions in neuroscience, virology, cancer immunology, cellular communication, and sleep cycle dynamics.</p></div></div></div>