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1. # WorkshopCritical Issues in Mathematics Education 2017: Observing for Access, Power, and Participation in Mathematics Classrooms as a Strategy to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Michael Driskill (Math for America ), Esther Enright (Boise State University), Rochelle Gutierrez (University of Illinois), LEAD Jodie Novak (University of Northern Colorado), LEAD Miriam Sherin (Northwestern University), Joi Spencer (University of San Diego), Elizabeth van Es (University of California, Irvine)

Success rates in mathematics as well as recruitment and retention rates in the mathematics pipeline are low at all education levels and are, across predictable demographics, disproportionately low for students who are women, Latin@, Black, American Indian, recent immigrants, emergent bilinguals/multilinguals, and poor. Efforts to address these low rates often focus on programmatic solutions such as creating mentoring or bridge programs to address perceived deficiencies. While these programs achieve some success, evidence suggests that they may not substantially improve students’ subsequent success in mathematics or meaningfully address the ways that students experience mathematics instruction.

The 2017 CIME workshop will focus on observations of mathematics classrooms through the lens of equity. Specifically, we will use observation as a tool for understanding and improving imbalances of access, participation, and power in mathematics teaching and learning. In doing so, we seek to better understand students’ experiences in mathematics classrooms in order to improve academic success, recruitment and retention, and meaningful experiences for historically marginalized populations.

Five questions structure the highly interactive design of the workshop:

1. What does it mean to create an equitable classroom environment? How can the structure of classroom interactions lead to imbalances of access, identity, and power in mathematics teaching and learning? How can such structures be rebuilt to better serve all students?
2. How might observations of mathematics instruction help us to identify power dynamics in classrooms? What language is helpful to describe interactions in mathematics classrooms? What might we learn from observations about how culture and identity are developed for some students but not others? What do classroom observations reveal about how instruction supports or discourages engagement in mathematics for students of different backgrounds?
3. What does it mean to observe interactions in a mathematics classroom with an eye towards equity? What language is helpful to describe interactions in mathematics classrooms? How do we observe and describe interactions among students, between students and mathematics, between students and instructors, and between students and resources (i.e., textbooks, computers, chalkboards, manipulatives)?
4. What professional experiences can support mathematics instructors to learn how to observe for, describe, interpret, and productively address interactions in the mathematics classroom from the lens of equity? What professional experiences can support mathematics instructors to increase the number of equitable interactions and decrease the number of inequitable ones in their classrooms?
5. What measures might be useful in tracking our progress in learning to see, describe, interpret, and productively address (in)equitable interactions in mathematics classrooms? What measures and tools might be useful in tracking the impacts on instruction and student learning? How might we develop infrastructure to help with this work (video library, faculty resources, etc.)?

Mar 15, 2017
Wednesday
 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Registration 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Conference Overview Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), David Eisenbud (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute) 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM Plenary Presentation: Equity: How the E-word helps and hurts our cause in mathematics education Rochelle Gutierrez (University of Illinois) 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Reception
Mar 16, 2017
Thursday
 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary Presentation: I DO (NOT) Belong: Experiences of Black Women and Girls in Mathematics Education Nicole Joseph (Vanderbilt University) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Sessions Joi Spencer (University of San Diego), Darryl Yong (Harvey Mudd College) 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Small Group Discussions 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Opening the Gateway to STEM Disciplines: What Have We Learned From the Arlington Emerging Scholars Program in Calculus? James Epperson (The University of Texas at Arlington) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea Break 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Workshop Sessions Haiwen Chu (WestEd), Victoria Hand (University of Colorado at Boulder), Rebecca Perry (WestEd), Elizabeth van Es (University of California, Irvine) 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Where are we now?
Mar 17, 2017
Friday
 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary Presentation: Turning Conversations into Actions: Addressing Inequities in Mathematics Classrooms Dorothy White (University of Georgia) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Sessions Aditya Adiredja (University of Arizona), Victoria Bonaccorso (Montclair State University), Lauren Brady (Park East High School), Michael Driskill (Math for America ), Dave Henry (University at Buffalo (SUNY)), Elizabeth Kent (Buffalo Public Schools), Eileen Murray (Monclair State University), David Wilson (SUNY Buffalo State), Nilam Yagielski (Sweet Home High School) 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Workshop Sessions Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis (University of New Mexico), Esther Enright (Boise State University) 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Small Group Discussion 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea Break 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Small Group Report Out (Gallery Walk) 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Closing Activity

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Mar 03, 2017
Friday
 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Coffee and Pastries 08:30 AM - 08:40 AM Welcome (David Eisenbud) 08:40 AM - 09:10 AM Some interactions between harmonic analysis and analytic number theory (Terence Tao, Analytic Number Theory) 09:10 AM - 10:45 AM Business Meeting 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Tea Break 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Smooth L2 Distances and Zeros of Approximations of Dedekind Zeta Functions (Maria Nastasescu, Analytic Number Theory) 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Algebraic structure in incidence geometric and harmonic analytic problems (Marina Iliopoulou, Harmonic Analysis) 12:15 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch in the Atrium 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Navajo Nation Math Circles: Lessons Taught and Learned (Tatiana Shubin) 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM Snow Business: Scientific Computing in the Movies and the Classroom (Joseph Teran) 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Tea Break 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Making mathematics software easily accessible over the web (William Stein) 04:45 PM - 05:00 PM News from the NSF (Henry Warchall) 05:30 PM - 05:35 PM Bus departs for Evans Hall 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Annual Banquet for Trustees and Sponsors
3. # WorkshopIntroductory Workshop: Analytic Number Theory

Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal), LEAD Emmanuel Kowalski (ETH Zuerich), Kaisa Matomäki (University of Turku), Philippe Michel (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

The introductory workshop will present, through short minicourses and introductory lectures, the main topics that will be the subject of much of the Analytic Number Theory Programme at MSRI. These topics include the theory of multiplicative functions, the theory of modular forms and L-functions, the circle method, sieve methods, and the theory of exponential sums over finite fields

Feb 06, 2017
Monday
 09:00 AM - 09:15 AM Welcome 09:15 AM - 10:00 AM Introductory talk (Ph. Michel) -- targeted in particular to members of the harmonic analysis program Philippe Michel (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Mini-course on multiplicative functions Kaisa Matomäki (University of Turku), Maksym Radziwill (McGill University) 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Geometric analytic number theory Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Moments of arithmetical sequences Daniel Fiorilli (University of Ottawa) 04:45 PM - 05:45 PM The Kuznetsov Formula, Kloostermania and Applications Ian Petrow (ETH Zürich)
Feb 07, 2017
Tuesday
 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM $\ell$-adic trace functions in analytic number theory Philippe Michel (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM A glimpse at arithmetic quantum chaos Gergely Harcos (Central European University) 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Quadratic twists of elliptic curves with 3-torsion Robert Lemke Oliver (Tufts University) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Mini-course on multiplicative functions Kaisa Matomäki (University of Turku), Maksym Radziwill (McGill University) 04:30 PM - 06:20 PM Reception
Feb 08, 2017
Wednesday
 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM The Kuznetsov Formula, Kloostermania and Applications Ian Petrow (ETH Zürich) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM $\ell$-adic trace functions in analytic number theory Philippe Michel (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
Feb 09, 2017
Thursday
 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Large fixed order character sums Youness Lamzouri (York University) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM On Epstein's zeta function and related results in the geometry of numbers Anders Sodergren (Chalmers University of Technology) 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Mini-course on multiplicative functions Kaisa Matomäki (University of Turku), Maksym Radziwill (McGill University) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM $\ell$-adic trace functions in analytic number theory Philippe Michel (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
Feb 10, 2017
Friday
 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Trace functions and special functions Will Sawin (ETH Zürich) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Kuznetsov Formula, Kloostermania and Applications Ian Petrow (ETH Zürich) 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Variations on the Chebychev bias phenomenon Florent Jouve (Université de Bordeaux I) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM L-functions and spectral summation formulae for the symplectic group Valentin Blomer (Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen)
4. # WorkshopConnections for Women: Analytic Number Theory

LEAD Chantal David (Concordia University), Kaisa Matomäki (University of Turku), Lillian Pierce (Duke University), Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University), Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)

This workshop will consist of lectures on the current state of research in analytic number theory, given by prominent women and men in the field.  The workshop is open to all graduate students, post-docs, and researchers in areas related to the program; it will also include a panel discussion session among female researchers on career issues, as well as other social events

Feb 02, 2017
Thursday
 09:00 AM - 09:15 AM Welcome 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM Correlations of multiplicative functions Lilian Matthiesen (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)) 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM The distribution of consecutive prime biases Robert Lemke Oliver (Tufts University) 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Partitions into Polynomial Values Ayla Gafni (University of Rochester) 12:15 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Moments of quadratic Dirichlet L-functions in function fields Alexandra Florea (Stanford University) 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Tea and Poster Session 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Determination of elliptic curves by their adjoint p-adic L-functions Maria Nastasescu (Brown University) 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM Panel Discussion 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM Dinner at the Taste of Himlayas
Feb 03, 2017
Friday
 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM Sieve weights and their smoothings Dimitris Koukoulopoulos (Université de Montréal) 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Bounding l-torsion in class groups of families of number fields of arbitrary degree Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh (Duke University) 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Quadratic and cubic diagonal equations Julia Brandes (University of Göteborg) 12:15 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Average root number in families of elliptic curves Chantal David (Concordia University) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Sums of distinct divisors Lola Thompson (Oberlin College) 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Tea Break
5. # WorkshopIntroductory Workshop: Harmonic Analysis

Allan Greenleaf (University of Rochester), LEAD Michael Lacey (Georgia Institute of Technology), Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Betsy Stovall (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Brian Street (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

This week-long workshop will serve as an introduction for graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to the main themes of the program.  It will feature accessible talks by a number of leading harmonic analysts, including several short courses on the core ideas and techniques in the field.  There will also be a problem session, to which all participants are encouraged to contribute.

Jan 23, 2017
Monday
 09:15 AM - 09:30 AM Welcome 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Analysis and PDEs on uniformly rectifiable sets Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sharpened affine-invariant inequalities Michael Christ (University of California, Berkeley) 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Introduction to decoupling Larry Guth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM The energy critical Yang-Mills flow 2 Daniel Tataru (University of California, Berkeley)
Jan 24, 2017
Tuesday
 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Regularity and singularities of stable critical points and higher critical points in variational problems David Jerison (MIT) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ingredients of the proof of decoupling Larry Guth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM The Kakeya needle problem for rectifiable sets Marianna Csornyei (University of Chicago) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Analysis and PDEs on uniformly rectifiable sets Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) 04:30 PM - 06:20 PM Reception
Jan 25, 2017
Wednesday
 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sharpened affine-invariant inequalities Michael Christ (University of California, Berkeley) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Energy dispersed Yang-Mills waves Daniel Tataru (University of California, Berkeley)
Jan 26, 2017
Thursday
 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM The proof of decoupling for the parabola Larry Guth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morawetz estimates and nonconcentration of Yang-Mills waves Daniel Tataru (University of California, Berkeley) 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Regularity and singularities of stable critical points and higher critical points in variational problems David Jerison (MIT) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM The Kakeya needle problem for rectifiable sets Marianna Csornyei (University of Chicago)
Jan 27, 2017
Friday
 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Weighted Inequalities: Two Weight and Ap Michael Lacey (Georgia Institute of Technology) 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Kakeya needle problem for rectifiable sets Marianna Csornyei (University of Chicago) 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Regularity and singularities of stable critical points and higher critical points in variational problems David Jerison (MIT) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Weighted Inequalities: Sparse Forms Michael Lacey (Georgia Institute of Technology)
6. # WorkshopConnections for Women: Harmonic Analysis

Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), LEAD Betsy Stovall (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

This workshop will highlight the work of several prominent women working in harmonic analysis, including some of the field's rising stars.  There will also be a panel discussion.  There will also be a contributed poster session.  This workshop is open to, and poster contributions are welcome from all mathematicians.

Jan 19, 2017
Thursday
 09:00 AM - 09:15 AM Welcome to MSRI 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM Configurations in sets Malabika Pramanik (University of British Columbia) 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Break 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM The obstacle problem for the fractional Laplacian with drift Mariana Smit Vega Garcia (University of Washington) 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM On the interior of sums of fractal sets krystal taylor (Ohio State University) 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM From weighted estimates to change of law. Stefanie Petermichl (Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier)) 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Tea and Poster Session 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Two-Weight Inequalities for Commutators with Calderon-Zygmund Operators Irina Holmes (Washington University in St. Louis) 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM Panel Discussion (Jill Pipher, Tatiana toro, Stefanie Petermichl, Loredana Lanzani) 06:30 PM - 08:20 PM Dinner at the Taste of Himlayas
Jan 20, 2017
Friday
 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Regularity of solutions to second order divergence form elliptic equations Jill Pipher (Brown University) 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Break & Poster Session 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sharp arithmetic spectral transitions and universal hierarchical structure of quasiperiodic eigenfunctions svetlana jitomirskaya (University of California, Irvine) 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM Fundamental solutions and Green functions for non-homogeneous elliptic systems Blair Davey (City College, CUNY) 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Functional model for finite rank perturbations Constanze Liaw (Baylor University) 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tea 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Radial Fourier Multipliers Laura Cladek (University of British Columbia) 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Harmonic Analysis techniques in Several Complex Variables Loredana Lanzani (Syracuse University)