### The Kirwan Mathematics Festival will be held on March 10, 2015.

**William "Brit" Kirwan** joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland just over 50 years ago. In celebration of his 50 years as a mathematician, we are bringing together the following speakers for a conference to be held on the university's College Park campus.

### Agenda/Speakers/Talk Titles

- 9:30am Lawrence Zalcman, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Bar Ilan University

"Picard Theorems 1879-2013" - 10:30am Peter Duren, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, University of Michigan

"Sums for Divergent Series: A Tauberian Adventure" - 11:30am Charles Fefferman, Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University

"Singularities of Fluid Interfaces" - 12:30 Lunch
- 2:00pm Edward Saff, Professor of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

"Minimal Energy and Maximal Polarization" - 3:00pm Break
- 3:30pm Uri Treisman, Director of the Charles A. Dana Center and Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin

"The Challenges of Modernizing Postsecondary Math Education" - 4:30pm Mark Green, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

"MathSci 2025 and Transforming Postsecondary Education in Math"

### Location & Parking

**Location:** The seminars will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 3206 of the Mathematics Building at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. The Mathematics Building is located on Campus Drive, close to the circle M.

**Directions to the Mathematics Building: **http://www-math.umd.edu/about-us/directions.html

**Parking: **Available in the Paint Branch Drive Visitor Parking Lot. You will need to pay at a kiosk in the lot. Directions: Enter from Route 1 on Campus Drive. Make the first right onto Paint Branch Drive. At the second Stop sign make a left to enter the parking lot. Map: http://www.dots.umd.edu/parking/maps/map_visitor.pdf

### Pi Day

Lunch is provided and will include a Pi Day celebration with dessert pies and a recitation of Pi in recognition of this monumental year: 3.1415…

### Registration

Register for the conference at https://mathconference2015.eventbrite.com. Lunch is included.

### Local Hotel Accommodations

The College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located on the University of Maryland campus:

3501 University Blvd East

Hyattsville, MD 20783

301-985-7300

For a list of alternative hotel accommodations in the local area, visit http://cvs.umd.edu/visitors/offcampus.html.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Kirwan Mathematics Festival or if you require any special accommodations, please contact Jennifer Casaregola, Events Coordinator, at 301-405-4324 or jencasa@umd.edu.