Resources for the
AIM is involved in several projects designed to address important issues for research mathematicians. Topics include the use of computers in research, introducing students to mathematics research, the career development of research mathematicians, maintaining a healthy research community, and several other issues.
Math in the news
AIM successfully promoted a news story about a breakthrough in the representation theory of the Lie group E8. We wrote an account of our experience in the hopes that it contains some lessons that will be useful to other people who may wish to publicize a math-related news story.
Preparing students to give talks
If you have a student who is going to give a talk on their research, you may find our advice on preparing students to give a talk to be helpful. The advice is aimed at undergraduate students, but it should assist you in helping anyone who has not given too many research talks.
AIM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
We have prepared a 6-page description of the AIM REU: individual projects with a common theme. Also included is general advice on selecting appropriate problems for undergraduate research, and some suggestions which may be useful in other REUs.
The mentoring process
The 17th annual Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, held in Boulder Colorado, featured panel discussions on the mentoring process, research with undergraduates, and postdoctoral positions overseas.
Applying for grants and other funding for professional development
The 18th annual Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in March 2004, also featured a panel discussion on the funding process. A summary of the discussion is available.
Computation in ANTC
A group of 22 research mathematicians whose core areas are in Algebra, Number Theory, and Combinatorics(ANTC) met at the NSF headquarters in Arlington, VA. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss various issues relating to computation in ANTC.