Communicating Mathematics Effectively

June 18 – 22, 2018

Seattle, Washington


Organizers:
Bianca Viray     and     John Voight

     This week-long workshop is for late-stage graduate students and early-stage postdocs in number theory to learn and develop strategies for giving clear, motivated, and informative talks. While some of the workshop will focus on basic skills like good boardwork and eye contact, the majority of the workshop will be focused on how to effectively convey mathematical ideas to people outside of one's particular specialty in number theory. ¬†There will be multiple small breakout sessions where faculty mentors (including the organizers) will give feedback on talks and discuss concrete strategies for preparing and giving talks.


Faculty Mentors:
Anthony Várilly-Alvarado      Jared Weinstein      Olivier Wittenberg


Registration for the workshop is closed. Many workshop materials will be posted later in the summer for anyone interested.



Travel Information


Hotel reservations have been made for all participants at the Silver Cloud Hotel in the University District. The reservations are from Sunday, June 17 until Friday, June 23, unless you have requested otherwise from the organizers.


The link light rail extends from Sea-Tac airport to the University of Washington/Husky Stadium. From the University of Washington/Husky Stadium stop, you have the following options to get to the hotel (see Google maps for more details).

  1. Walk to the hotel either along the Burke Gilman trail (a paved bike/pedestrian trail lined with trees; 1.2 miles) or straight up Montlake Blvd NE and 25th Ave NE (busier road, 1.1 miles)
  2. Walk 0.3 miles to West Stevens Way NE and Rainier Vista to catch the 372 bus which you take to 25th Ave NE and NE Blakely St. For this option, you either need exact change to buy the bus ticket ($2.50 or $3.75 depending on the time of day) or you need to buy an ORCA card at the light rail station and load bus fare on it (the card costs $5, plus the fare).
  3. Before getting on the light rail at the airport, call the hotel (206) 526-5200 and request that the airport shuttle pick you up from the link light rail stop in about an hour.

Taxis from the airport to the Silver Cloud hotel will cost $65-70 including tip, if there is no traffic.


Schedule


 Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
 9:00am - 10:15am 

 PDL C-36
 9:00am - 10:15am 

 PDL C-36
 9:00am - 10:15am 

 PDL C-36
 9:00am - 10:15am 

 PDL C-36
 9:00am - 10:15am 

 PDL C-36
 10:15am - 10:45am 
 coffee break
 10:15am - 10:45am 
 coffee break
 10:15am - 10:45am 
 coffee break
 10:15am - 10:45am 
 coffee break
 10:15am - 10:45am 
 coffee break
 10:45am - 12:00pm 

 PDL C-36
 10:45am - 12:00pm 

 PDL C-36
 10:45am - 12:00pm 

 PDL C-36
 10:45am - 12:00pm 

 PDL C-36
 10:45am - 12:00pm 

 PDL C-36
 12:00pm - 1:45pm 
 lunch
 12:00pm - 1:15pm 
 box lunch PDL C-36 
 12:00pm - 1:45pm 
 lunch
 1:45pm - 3:00pm 

 PDL C-36
 1:15pm - 2:50pm 

 LOW
 1:45pm - 3:00pm 

 MGH
 3:00pm-3:30pm 
 coffee break
 2:50pm-3:20pm 
 coffee break
 3:00pm-3:30pm 
 coffee break
 3:30pm - 4:45pm 

 PDL C-36
 3:20pm - 4:55pm 

 LOW
 3:30pm - 4:45pm 

 MGH

The workshop activities will take place in Padelford hall (PDL), with the exception of the talks on Tuesday afternoon, which will be in Loew Hall (LOW), and Thursday afternoon, which will be in Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Wednesday afternoon is for revising talks; there is no specific location for this.

You can walk (15-20min) from Silver Cloud to Padelford hall by taking the Burke Gilman trail (across the street from the hotel) and then turning left up the hill on Pend Oreille. Padelford is the first building on your left; the entrance is at the top of the hill. The hotel also runs shuttles to campus every 30 minutes.


Places to eat


The main areas on and around campus to eat are: The HUB food court, The Ave (commercial area to the west of campus along Univeristy Way), and UVillage (an outdoor mall next to the hotel). A map below shows some of the options, in a wide price range (generally the HUB and the Ave have cheaper options). Some things to note: places along the Ave tend to be smaller, so it's hard to go with a large group. Din Tai Fung (in UVillage) can have a long wait for dinner, so it is better to go early or at lunch or sit at the bar (only with a small group). Salare and Junebaby are 2018 James Beard award winners and so will probably require a wait or a reservation.