Here are some of my favourite photos taken at events that I attended in 2017.
This was the first time I have attended the Joint Mathematics Meetings, which were held in Atlanta, January 4-7, 2017. It was a huge conference with over 6000 attendees. A highlight for me was the launch of the third edition of MATLAB Guide on the SIAM booth, with the help of The MathWorks: Elizabeth Greenspan and Bruce Bailey looked after the SIAM stand: If you are interested in writing a book or SIAM, Elizabeth would love to hear from you!
The conference was held in the Marriott Marquis Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Hotel, both of which have impressive atriums. This photo is taken taken with a fish-eye lens, looking up into the Marriott Marquis Hotel’s atrium (For more photos, see Fuji Fisheye Photography: XT-2 and Samyang 8mm).
I was back in Atlanta for the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, February 27-March 3, 2017. A highlight was a 70th birthday dinner celebration for Iain Duff, pictured here speaking at the Parallel Numerical Linear Algebra for Extreme Scale Systems minisymposium: Here is Sarah Knepper of Intel speaking in the Batched Linear Algebra on Multi/Many-Core Architectures symposium (a report on which is given in the blog post by Sam Relton) Torrential rain one night forced me to take shelter on the way back from dinner, allowing a moment to capture this image of Peach Tree Street.
The National Math Festival was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC on April 22, 2017: I caught the March for Science on the same day:
The SIAM Annual Meeting, held July 10-14, 2017 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, was very busy for me as SIAM president. Here is conference co-chair Des Higham speaking in the minisymposium “Advances in Mathematics of Large-Scale and Higher-Order Networks”: Emily Shuckburgh gave the I.E. Block Community Lecture “From Flatland to Our Land: A Mathematician’s Journey through Our Changing Planet”: The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics was on display on the Princeton University Press stand: Here are Des and I on the Roberto Clemente bridge over the Allegheny River, the evening before the conference started: