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Move Over Bronies, an Even More Far-Out Gathering Is Coming to Baltimore

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I know that BronyCon gave us the voyeuristic delight of watching teens and twenty-somethings obsess over what is ostensibly a children’s show, but the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings, which takes over the Baltimore Convention Center starting Jan. 15, is actually more far out.

The “largest mathematics meeting in the world” will gather many of the planet’s greatest abstract thinkers for an absolutely epic brain-fest. The conference is full up on talks with titles delightfully mystifying to the uninitiated, such as “The Finite Steinhaus Problem,” “The Complexity of Transcendence Bases in Computable Ordered Fields,” and “Noetherian Properties on Generalized Power Series Rings.”

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