On July 9, 2012, more than 100 members of the IMA community, including former and current directors, visitors, organizers, board members, postdoctoral fellows, staff, as well as distinguished members of the College of Science and Engineering, the Department of Mathematics, and more, gathered in celebration of the institute’s 30th anniversary.
Director Fadil Santosa welcomed the group, acknowledging the hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence that has been at the core of the IMA’s continued success. He then paid tribute to former directors Doug Arnold, Avner Friedman, Willard Miller, and Hans Weinberger, noting each of their significant contributions during their directorships. He also shared stories about the IMA’s impact on the mathematics community and gratefully acknowledged the many donors who made the new Math Wall, as well as many other initiatives, from the public lecture series to the IMA’s installation to be house at the Science Museum, possible.
At the event, the newly installed Math Wall—the IMA’s own tribute to mathematics—was also debuted, showcasing dozens of equations submitted by members of the IMA community in the institute’s recently remodeled space on the third floor of Lind Hall.
After 30 years, the IMA continues to advance and transform the field of applied mathematics. A big thank you to our supporters and friends who joined us for this milestone. Be sure to check out more photos from the event here.