A Conference in Honor of Donald W. Crowe
May 4-7, 2000
Donald W. Crowe has spent over 40 years popularizing,
researching and teaching the many facets of geometry, especially aspects of geometry
related to symmetry. The purpose of this conference is to honor his efforts by providing a
forum to discuss new trends and developments in the study of geometry and symmetry.
In addition to talks by invited speakers, conference
attendees will have the opportunity to give expository and survey talks (varied-length
time slots will be available) related to the themes of the conference. There will also be
ample time for attendees to interact on an informal basis. Attendees are encouraged to
bring along models for display in the Model Room.
H.S.M. Coxeter (University of Toronto): Isohedra With Rhombic Or
Chandler Davis (University of Toronto): Wavelet Systems Which Respect
Greg Frederickson (Purdue University): Geometric Dissections That Swing And
Solomon Garfunkel (COMAP) (Banquet speaker)
Sue Whitesides (McGill University): Geometry in Motion: a Survey
of Linkage Movement Problems
May 4, 2000 - May 7, 2000
University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Amir Assadi (University of Wisconsin)
Steven Bauman (University of Wisconsin)
Joseph Malkevitch (York College(CUNY))
Dorothy Washburn (Maryland Institute, College of Art)
Robert Wilson (University of Wisconsin)
National Science Foundation, EHR-Division of Undergraduate Education
Algebra Caucus of the University of Wisconsin Mathematics Department
Mathematics Department Colloquium Fund
Thursday, May 4:
Friday, May 5:
Saturday, May 6:
Evening: Banquet (Solomon Garfunkel, Banquet Speaker)
Sunday, May 7:
The Conference will end at Noon.
$ 60 (Includes the cost of attending the banquet. Faculty and students
UW-Madison are welcome
to attend sessions without registering.)
Fee for Banquet only:
$ 25 (For UW-Madison faculty and students.)
30 rooms have been reserved for participants in the Crowe
Conference at two locations on campus:
The Friedrick Center at 1950 Willow Drive charges $52 for a single and $62 for a double.
This includes a continental breakfast. All rooms have a private
The Union South at 227 North Randall Ave. has rooms for $60 with a queen bed and
private bath. Breakfast is separate at a restaurant in the Union.
Make your reservations directly. Call the Friedrich Center at 608-231-1341 or the
Union South at 608-263-2600. You must make your reservations a month in
advance. After April 4 the blocks of rooms
held at these two centers for this conference will be released. Note that
this deadline comes before the deadline for receipt of registration for the conference.
Contributed papers (length up to 30 minutes) dealing with the
areas of symmetry, intuitive geometry, polyhedra, tilings, finite geometry, visualization,
convexity, discrete geometry, graph theory, geometric games, etc. are welcomed. To
schedule a contributed paper, please contact Joseph Malkevitch (firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-262-2251 (voicemail,
if no one answers)) with proposed title and abstract, and proposed day and time length,
guided by the schedule above. Contributed papers may be scheduled in parallel sessions as
Models, Photographs, Toys, etc.:
A room will be available for displaying physical models,
geometrical toys, origami, books or photographs of geometric objects and phenomena which
can be displayed for the benefit of those who attend the conference.
(A collection of pictures of Don, family members, and
mathematical colleagues in various places around the world...)
The UW-Madison Math
Department web site has information on other department activities, department
The UW-Madison web site has links to campus
The Madison visitors bureau has
city and area maps as well as links to the airport and airlines serving Madison.