Graduate Students
Thursday, February 15, 2018
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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The American Mathematical Society (AMS) invites early-career mathematicians—those who are close to finishing their doctorates or have recently finished— to become part of the Mathematics Research Communities, a professional development program in which new PhDs can develop collaboration skills, build a network focused in an active research domain, and receive mentoring from leaders in that area.

This NSF-supported program includes: Intensive one-week, hands-on summer research conferences for each topic, Guidance in career building, Special Sessions at the AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings in the January following the summer conferences, Follow-up small-group collaborations, Longer-term opportunities for collaboration and community building among the participants, Over time, each participant is expected to provide feedback regarding career development and the impact of the MRC program.

Summer Conferences, Whispering Pines Conference Center
Week 1: June 3 – 9, 2018 The Mathematics of Gravity and Light
Organizers: Charles Keeton, Rutgers University; Arlie Petters, Duke University; Marcus Werner, Kyoto University Harmonic Analysis: New Developments on Oscillatory Integrals
Organizers: Philip T. Gressman, University of Pennsylvania; Larry Guth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lillian B. Pierce, Duke University
Week 2: June 10 – 16, 2018 Quantum Symmetries: Subfactors and Fusion Categories
Organizers: David Penneys, The Ohio State University; Julia Plavnik, Texas A & M University; Noah Snyder, Indiana University Number Theoretic Methods in Hyperbolic Geometry
Organizers: Benjamin Linowitz, Oberlin College; David Ben McReynolds, Purdue University; Matthew Stover, Temple University
Week 3: June 17 – 23, 2018 Agent-based Modeling in Biological and Social Systems
Organizers: Andrew Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College; Leah Edelstein-Keshet, University of British Columbia; Alan Lindsay, University of Notre Dame; Chad Topaz, Williams College; Alexandria Volkening, Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State; Lori Ziegelmeier, Macalester College

JMM Special Sessions
Those accepted into the 2018 program will be partially supported for their participation in the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January 2019.

Application Process
MRC participantsApplicants should be ready to engage in collaborative research and should be “early career”—either expecting to earn a PhD within two years or having completed a PhD within five years of the date of the summer conference. An exception to this limit on the career stage of an applicant may be made on a case-by-case basis. The MRC program is open to individuals who are US citizens as well as to those who are affiliated with US institutions. A few international participants may be accepted.

MRC participantsWe seek individuals who will both contribute to and benefit from the MRC experience, and our goal is to create a collaborative research community that is vibrant, productive, and diverse. We welcome applicants from academic institutions of all types, as well as from private industry and government laboratories and agencies. Women and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

All participants are expected to be active in the full array of MRC activities—the summer conference, special sessions at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, and follow-up collaborations.

Read about the conferences, using the links above, and access the application forms on the MathPrograms system directly from the conference pages. Because a letter of reference is required, applicants should request these letters with adequate lead time for the writers to prepare them. An application will be complete when all required fields are completed and the reference letter has been received. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2018. Questions about this process should be addressed to Steve Ferrucci at the AMS at

Contact Information
For further information, please contact the Associate Executive Director at