
Seminar GTC Graduate Seminar: Applying for Jobs, Interviews, and the Transition to Life as a Faculty Member
Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College)Show All Collapse Sep 11, 2017
Monday03:30 PM  04:30 PMGTC Graduate Seminar: Applying for Jobs, Interviews, and the Transition to Life as a Faculty Member
Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College) 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics
Imre Barany (Renyi Institute of Mathematics), Anders Björner (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)), LEAD Benjamin Braun (University of Kentucky), Isabella Novik (University of Washington), Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College), Rekha Thomas (University of Washington)The introductory workshop will present the main topics that will be the subject of much of the Geometric and Topological Combinatorics Program at MSRI. Key areas of interest are point configurations and matroids, hyperplane and subspace arrangements, polytopes and polyhedra, lattices, convex bodies, and sphere packings. This workshop will consist of introductory talks on a variety of topics, intended for a broad audience.
Show All Collapse Sep 05, 2017
Tuesday09:00 AM  09:15 AMWelcome
09:15 AM  10:15 AMMatroids and Tropical Geometry
Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University)10:15 AM  10:45 AMBreak
10:45 AM  11:45 AMPolynomial equations and polyhedra
Josephine Yu (Georgia Institute of Technology)11:45 AM  12:30 PMIntroductions by junior participants
12:30 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMUnimodualr triangulations of lattice polytopes
Francisco Santos (University of Cantabria)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMOrder, geometrically
Raman Sanyal (Johann Wolfgang GoetheUniversität Frankfurt)Sep 06, 2017
Wednesday09:00 AM  10:00 AMShape of Associativity
Satyan Devadoss (University of San Diego)10:00 AM  10:30 AMBreak
10:30 AM  11:30 AMfvectors of polytopes and simplicial complexes, part I: results and problems
Eran Nevo (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)11:30 AM  12:30 PMfvectors of simplicial complexes and polytopes, part II: methods
Martina JuhnkeKubitzke (Universität Osnabrück)12:30 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMEhrhart positivity
Fu Liu (University of California, Davis)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMEhrhart Unimodality and Simplices for Numeral Systems
Liam Solus (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))04:30 PM  06:20 PMReception
Sep 07, 2017
Thursday09:00 AM  10:00 AMEquivariant Methods in Discrete Geometry: Problems and Progress
Günter Ziegler (Freie Universität Berlin)10:00 AM  10:30 AMTea
10:30 AM  11:30 AMLinear versions of Tverberg's theorem: Progress and problems
Pablo Soberón (Northeastern University)11:30 AM  12:30 PMHypertrees
Nathan Linial (Hebrew University)12:30 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMRandom Simplicial Complexes
Matthew Kahle (Ohio State University)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMCutting Cakes with Combinatorial Fixed Point Theorems
Kathryn Nyman (Willamette University)Sep 08, 2017
Friday09:00 AM  10:00 AMLinear lifts and nonnegative factorizations
Samuel Fiorini (Université Libre de Bruxelles)10:00 AM  10:30 AMTea
10:30 AM  11:30 AMPositive semidefinite lifts and factorizations
João Gouveia (University of Coimbra)11:30 AM  12:30 PMWorking Time
12:30 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMSpectrahedra
Cynthia Vinzant (North Carolina State University)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMThe Crossing Lemma Revisited
Janos Pach (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)) 
Workshop Connections for Women Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics
Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Margaret Bayer (University of Kansas), Francisco Santos (University of Cantabria), LEAD Cynthia Vinzant (North Carolina State University)This workshop will feature lectures on a variety of topics in geometric and topological combinatorics, given by prominent women and men in the field. It precedes the introductory workshop and will preview the major research themes of the semester program. There will be a panel discussion focusing on issues particularly relevant to junior researchers, women, and minorities, as well as other social events. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Show All Collapse Aug 31, 2017
Thursday09:15 AM  09:30 AMWelcome
09:30 AM  10:30 AMThe Slack Realization Space of a Polytope
Rekha Thomas (University of Washington)10:30 AM  11:00 AMCoffee Break
11:00 AM  12:00 PMVoting in Agreeable Societies
Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College)12:00 PM  12:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMShellability of uncrossing posets and the CW poset property
Patricia Hersh (North Carolina State University)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMOn the connectivity of threedimensional tilings
Caroline Klivans (Brown University)04:30 PM  05:30 PMPanel Discussion
06:30 PM  08:00 PMDinner at the Taste of the Himalayas
Sep 01, 2017
Friday09:30 AM  10:30 AMLower bound theorems for manifolds and balanced manifolds
Isabella Novik (University of Washington)10:30 AM  11:00 AMCoffee Break
11:00 AM  12:00 PMTverberg plus minus
Imre Barany (Renyi Institute of Mathematics)12:00 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMQuickfire Introductions
03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMChow Betti numbers of hypersimplices and related topics
Josephine Yu (Georgia Institute of Technology) 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: phenomena in high dimensions
LEAD Alexander Koldobsky (University of Missouri), Michel Ledoux (University of Toulouse), Monika Ludwig (Technische Universität Wien), Alain Pajor (Université de Paris Est MarnelaVallée), Stanislaw Szarek (Case Western Reserve University), Roman Vershynin (University of Michigan)This workshop will consist of several short courses related to high dimensional convex geometry, high dimensional probability, and applications in data science. The lectures will be accessible for graduate students.
Show All Collapse Aug 21, 2017
Monday09:00 AM  09:10 AMWelcome
09:10 AM  10:10 AMGeometry of isotropic convex bodies
Apostolos Giannopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)10:10 AM  11:00 AMBreak  View the Eclipse
11:00 AM  12:00 PMDeviations of random matrices and applications
Roman Vershynin (University of Michigan)12:00 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMMixing in product spaces
Elchanan Mossel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMGeometric classification
Monika Ludwig (Technische Universität Wien)Aug 22, 2017
Tuesday09:30 AM  10:30 AMGaussian convexity
Ramon Van Handel (Princeton University)10:30 AM  11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM  12:00 PMBrunnMinkowski theory, functionalization of geometric notions and inequalities 1. Volume inequalities
Shiri Artstein (Tel Aviv University)12:00 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMMixing in product spaces
Elchanan Mossel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMGeometry of isotropic convex bodies
Apostolos Giannopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)04:30 PM  06:20 PMReception
Aug 23, 2017
Wednesday09:30 AM  10:30 AMGeometric classification
Monika Ludwig (Technische Universität Wien)10:30 AM  11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM  12:00 PMDeviations of random matrices and applications
Roman Vershynin (University of Michigan)Aug 24, 2017
Thursday09:30 AM  10:30 AMMixing in product spaces
Elchanan Mossel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)10:30 AM  11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM  12:00 PMGeometry of isotropic convex bodies
Apostolos Giannopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)12:00 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMGaussian convexity
Ramon Van Handel (Princeton University)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMBrunnMinkowski theory, functionalization of geometric notions and inequalities 2. Duality and Central symmetry
Shiri Artstein (Tel Aviv University)Aug 25, 2017
Friday09:30 AM  10:30 AMBrunnMinkowski theory, functionalization of geometric notions and inequalities 3. Covering numbers
Shiri Artstein (Tel Aviv University)10:30 AM  11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM  12:00 PMDeviations of random matrices and applications
Roman Vershynin (University of Michigan)12:00 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMGeometric classification
Monika Ludwig (Technische Universität Wien)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMGaussian convexity
Ramon Van Handel (Princeton University) 
Workshop Connections for Women: geometry and probability in high dimensions
LEAD Shiri Artstein (Tel Aviv University), Marianna Csornyei (University of Chicago), Eva Kopecka (University of Innsbruck), Elisabeth Werner (Case Western Reserve University)This workshop will be on topics connected with Asymptotic Geometric Analysis  a relatively new field, the young finite dimensional cousin of Banach Space theory, functional analysis and classical convexity. We study high, but finite, dimensional objects, where the disorder of many parameters and many dimensions is regularized by convexity assumptions. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Show All Collapse Aug 17, 2017
Thursday09:15 AM  09:30 AMWelcome
09:30 AM  10:30 AMTensor valuations on lattice polytopes
Monika Ludwig (Technische Universität Wien)10:30 AM  11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM  12:00 PMConcentration of measure on the orthogonal group and highdimensional geometry
Elizabeth Meckes (Case Western Reserve University)12:00 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMUniqueness of a smooth convex body with uniform cone volume measure in the neighborhood of a ball
Galyna Livshyts (Georgia Institute of Technology)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea
03:30 PM  04:30 PMPanel Discussion
06:30 PM  08:30 PMDinner at the Taste of Himalayas
Aug 18, 2017
Friday09:30 AM  10:30 AMCone unrectifiable sets and nondifferentiability of realvalued Lipschitz functions
Olga Maleva (University of Birmingham)10:30 AM  11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM  12:00 PMFLAG AREA MEASURES
Susanna Dann (Vienna University of Technology)12:00 PM  02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM  03:00 PMAbstract Wiener groups
Tai Melcher (University of Virginia)03:00 PM  03:30 PMTea & Poster Session
03:30 PM  04:30 PMPoster Session and Informal Discussion

Summer Graduate School Automorphic Forms and the Langlands Program
LEAD Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College, London)The summer school will be an introduction to the more algebraic aspects of the theory of automorphic forms and representations. One of the goals will be to understand the statements of the main conjectures in the Langlands programme. Another will be to gain a good working understanding of the fundamental definitions in the theory, such as principal series representations, the Satake isomorphism, and of course automorphic forms and representations for groups such as GL_n and its inner forms.
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MSRIUP MSRIUP 2017: Solving Systems of Polynomial Equations
LEAD Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY)), Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), J. Maurice Rojas (Texas A & M University), Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)The MSRIUP summer program is designed to serve a diverse group of undergraduate students who would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.In 2017, MSRIUP will focus on Solving Systems of Polynomial Equations, a topic at the heart of almost every computational problem in the physical and life sciences. We will pay special attention to complexity issues, highlighting connections with tropical geometry, number theory, and the P vs. NP problem. The research program will be led by Prof. J. Maurice Rojas of Texas A&M University.Students who have had a linear algebra course and a course in which they have had to write proofs are eligible to apply. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply regardless of funding. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.Show All Collapse Jun 30, 2017
Friday01:00 PM  02:00 PMThe DehnSommerville Relations and the Catalan Matroid
Anastasia Chavez (University of California, Berkeley)Jul 07, 2017
Friday01:00 PM  02:00 PMMathematical Models of the Retina and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss
Erika Camacho (University of Arizona)Jul 14, 2017
Friday01:00 PM  02:00 PMImpact of Undergraduate Research on Student Learning at a Community College
Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY))Jul 21, 2017
Friday01:00 PM  02:00 PMHow to be "successful" in the mathematics world?
Alexander DiazLopez (Villanova University)Jul 28, 2017
Friday01:00 PM  02:00 PMExponential Domination in Grids
Michael Young (Iowa State University)Aug 04, 2017
Friday09:00 AM  09:15 AMFinal Presentations: Opening Remarks
J. Maurice Rojas (Texas A & M University)09:15 AM  09:50 AMCounting the roots of a polynomial modulo p2
Trajan Hammonds (Carnegie Mellon University), Jeremy Johnson (Humboldt State University), Angela Patini (University of Pennsylvania)10:00 AM  11:20 AMOn the maximal number of roots of a trinomial over a prime field
Jeshu Dastidar (Queens College, CUNY), Viviana Peña Márquez (Konrad Lorenz Fundación Universitaria), Ryan Pugh (California State UniversityMonterey Bay)10:45 AM  11:20 AMApplying discriminant chambers to structured polynomials
Amy Adair (Louisiana State University), Alex Mendez (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), Diane Tchuindjo (University of Maryland)11:30 AM  01:00 PMLunch
01:00 PM  01:35 PMUsing lower binomials to approximate roots of trinomials
Harold Jimenez Polo (University of California, Berkeley), Esteban Madrigal (Harvard University), Carlos Osco Huaricapcha (San Francisco State University)01:45 PM  02:20 PMTopology of positive zero sets of bivariate pentanomials
Malachi Alexander (California State University, Monterey Bay), Ashley De Luna (California State Polytechnic University), Christian McRoberts (Morehouse College)02:30 PM  03:05 PMTopology of positive zero sets of nvariate (n+4)nomials
Davina Boykin (Valparaiso University), Sabrina Enriquez (University of Southern California), Noemi Valdez (Harvard University)03:05 PM  03:15 PMClosing Remarks
Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University)03:15 PM  04:00 PMAfternoon Tea