IPAM was founded in 2000 by Mark Green, Tony Chan, and Eitan Tadmor as an NSF Mathematical Sciences Institute with a grant from the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences. The five-year grant was renewed in 2005, 2010, and 2015. IPAM welcomes about 2,000 visitors from around the world to participant in over 20 workshops, long programs, student research programs, summer schools, and other programs each year. This anniversary event coincides with the start of IPAM’s 15th year of programming.
The event will begin at 3:00 pm, and will consist of three short talks by former participants of IPAM programs whose research was greatly influenced by their participation at IPAM. A reception will follow. All activities take place at IPAM (Portola Plaza Building).