PRESS RELEASE FROM (your local school, college, university)
OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information,
Date Mailed: month day, 2000 CONTACT: your name
your email address
(Date, Your City). "Math Spans All Dimensions" is the theme for Math
Awareness Month, April 2000, sponsored by the Joint Policy Board
INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC EVENT(S) HERE.
For the first time, the MAM2000 poster will appear both on bulletin
boards and also on computer screens as a fully interactive document.
Students and teachers at all levels, as well as the general public,
can see images of many people who use different dimensions in their
work, and each of those images is a link to more information about
the particular topic and related topics, including publications and
teaching materials. Choreographers, computer animators, and cosmologists
all use dimensions in different ways. Some scientists work with
0-dimensional point clouds, others trace out 1-dimensional racing car
tracks or study geological core samples. From "Flatland" to "A Wrinkle
in Time," writers have probed lower and higher dimensions, and current
physicists describe spaces of 10 and 26 dimensions. The MAM2000 poster
makes it possible to explore all these ways of using dimensions, and
gives all a fuller appreciation for the power of mathematics.
This year, Wolfram Research, Inc., joins the three mathematical
societies in the JPBM, the American Mathematical Society, the
Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial
and Applied Mathematics, in sponsoring and organizing Mathematics
Awareness Month. The concept and design of the MAA2000 poster are
due to Thomas Banchoff at Brown University and Davide Cervone at
As in past years, during Mathematics Awareness Month, celebrations
will take place at colleges,universities, schools, and research
laboratories across the country. Special events taking place this
year include public lectures, mathematical games and competitions,
and special days that bring high school students to college campuses
where they are introduced to mathematics department and faculty.
Extensive information about Mathematics Awareness Month
2000 -- including the theme poster and other visuals, an annotated
essay with links to many other related sites, and news of MAM
celebrations talking place around the country -- can be found on
the MAM2000 listed above.
Previous MAM themes have included Mathematics and the Internet,
Mathematics and Decision-Making, Mathematics and Symmetry, and,
last year, Mathematics and Biology.