A conversation on professional norms in mathematics

Johns Hopkins University

September 20-22, 2019

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation DMS-1652600 and
the Department of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University.

Contact Emily Riehl (@emilyriehl) with questions.

The weekend workshop is designed to provide a forum for mathematicians to critically examine the cultural practices that affect the profession, of a belief that when professional mathematicians take time to reflect on the social forces involved in the production of mathematics, powerful insights result.

The conference will feature short presentations from a small group of speakers on a topic of their choosing followed by an ample discussion period. Lunches and dinners will be arranged for the group to provide further opportunities for follow-up conversations between the presenters and other participants.


Tentative Schedule:

Friday, September 20 Saturday, September 21 Sunday, September 22
4-4:40 registration Hodson 301 9-9:40 Manes tbd 9-9:40 Su Hodson 301
4:40-5:20 Cheng Hodson 301 9:40-10:20 Winger tbd 9:40-10:20 Hirschfeldt tbd
5:20-6 Kung Hodson 301 10:20-10:40 coffee Hodson 3rd floor lobby 10:20-10:40 coffee Hodson 3rd floor lobby
6-?? reception Krieger 413 10:40-11:20 Harris Hodson 301 10:40-11:20 Hill Hodson 301
11:20-12 Diaz-Lopez Hodson 301 11:20-12 Salerno Hodson 301
12-1:40 lunch Krieger 413 12-12:30 closing discussion Hodson 301
1:40-2:20 Leyva Hodson 301
2:20-3 Knill Hodson 301
3-3:20 coffee Hodson 3rd floor lobby
3:20-4 Karp Hodson 301
4-5 Laba Hodson 301
7-?? off-site dinner 22 W Chase St

Hodson and Krieger halls can be found on the Johns Hopkins campus map. We are located on the main Homewood campus.



Baltimore is easily accessible both by air and by train.

The closest airport to Baltimore is BWI, which is 11 miles south of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and approximately a 30 minute drive away from campus.

Amtrak trains, commuter trains, and intercity buses arrive at (Baltimore's own) Penn Station, which is 1.5 miles south of campus. There are two free shuttles that run from Penn Station to and from the Homewood campus, both of which can be caught on Charles Street, just to the west of the station: one is operated by JHU and the other is the purple line of the Charm City Circulator.


Hotel reservations have been made at the Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore, which is across the street from Johns Hopkins on the north side of the Homewood campus.

There are a few nearby dining options just off University Parkway. More casual options can be found on St Paul street, south of 33rd (10 minute walk). Even more options can be found in Hampden, particularly along “the avenue”, aka 36th street (20 minute walk).