
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2017: Observing for Access, Power, and Participation in Mathematics Classrooms as a Strategy to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Organizers: 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:
 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?
 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?
 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)?
 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?
 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.)?
Updated on Mar 21, 2017 03:29 PM PDT 
Workshop Academic Sponsors Day
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Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2017
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on Feb 15, 2017 12:35 PM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Analytic Number Theory
Organizers: 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 Lfunctions, the circle method, sieve methods, and the theory of exponential sums over finite fields
Updated on Feb 23, 2017 01:13 PM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women: Analytic Number Theory
Organizers: 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, postdocs, 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
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 03:19 PM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Harmonic Analysis
Organizers: Allan Greenleaf (University of Rochester), LEAD Michael Lacey (Georgia Institute of Technology), Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Betsy Stovall (University of WisconsinMadison), Brian Street (University of WisconsinMadison)This weeklong 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.
Updated on Feb 03, 2017 10:43 AM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women: Harmonic Analysis
Organizers: Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), LEAD Betsy Stovall (University of WisconsinMadison)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.
Updated on Feb 22, 2017 12:19 PM PST 
Workshop Amenability, coarse embeddability and fixed point properties
Organizers: Goulnara Arzhantseva (University of Vienna), LEAD Cornelia Drutu (University of Oxford), Graham Niblo (University of Southampton), Piotr Nowak (Polish Academy of Sciences)The main theme of the workshop is the spectrum of analytic properties running from Kazhdan's property (T) at one end to von Neumann's amenability at the other, that forms a foundational organizing structure for infinite groups and spaces. These properties can be described both analytically, via unitary representation theory, and geometrically, using embedding properties for discrete spaces. Connections with probability and combinatorics will likewise be addressed during the meeting.
Updated on Dec 09, 2016 04:08 PM PST 
Workshop Insect Navigation
Organizers: Larry Abbott (Columbia University), David Eisenbud (MSRI  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Mimi Koehl (University of California, Berkeley)A 3day joint workshop of MSRI and Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Navigation in flies, mosquitos and ants is an interesting scientific problem that has considerable societal importance because of their role as disease vectors. This meeting will address two important aspects of navigation: 1) how are locations and orientations in space computed, represented and used in the insect brain, and 2) how do interactions between an organism and its environment affect its ability to navigate.
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:22 AM PST 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Winter 2016
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on Nov 01, 2016 10:39 AM PDT 
Workshop Circle on the Road
Organizers: Selin Kalayciglu (The Center for Mathematical Talent), Berna Ok (The Center for Mathematical Talent), LEAD Diana White (MSRI  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Brandy Wiegers (Central Washington University)Bringing together new and experienced leaders of Math Circles and other similar outreach programs, this year’s Circle on the Road will include discussions, presentations, and opportunities to facilitate different mathematical problems. In addition, some informal STEM education researchers will join us to further our research and evaluation efforts.
Updated on Sep 02, 2016 10:24 AM PDT 
Workshop The 2016 BlackwellTapia Conference and Award Ceremony
Organizers: Carlos CastilloChavez, Sujit Ghosh (NC State University), Suzanne Lenhart (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis NIMBioS), Kelly Sturner (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis NIMBioS), AbdulAziz YakubuUpdated on Mar 09, 2017 09:22 AM PST 
Workshop Geometry of mapping class groups and Out(Fn)
Organizers: Yael AlgomKfir (University of Haifa), LEAD Mladen Bestvina (University of Utah), Richard Canary (University of Michigan), Gilbert Levitt (Université de Caen)A fourday workshop with researchlevel talks on the latest advances in the geometry of mapping class groups and Out(F_n), and spaces on which they act.
Updated on Nov 28, 2016 02:35 PM PST 
Workshop Groups acting on CAT(0) spaces
Organizers: Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley), PierreEmmanuel Caprace (Université Catholique de Louvain), Koji Fujiwara (Kyoto University), Alessandra Iozzi (ETH Zürich), LEAD Michah Sageev (TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology)The theme of the workshop is algebraic, geometric and analytical aspects of groups that act by isometries on spaces of nonpositive curvature known as CAT(0) spaces. The world of CAT(0) spaces includes classical spaces such as symmetric spaces and buildings, as well as more avantgarde arrivals, such as CAT(0) cube complex. The workshop will bring together researchers studying various aspects of such groups and spaces to discuss recent developments and chart new directions in the field.
Updated on Oct 07, 2016 09:40 AM PDT 
Workshop Math Circle  Mentorship and Partnership Program
Organizers: Diana White (MSRI  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Brandy Wiegers (Central Washington University)Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:23 AM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: Martin Bridson (University of Oxford), Benson Farb (University of Chicago), LEAD zlil sela (Hebrew University), Karen Vogtmann (University of Warwick)This will be an introductory workshop to the MSRI jumbo program Geometric Group Theory being held during the Fall Semester of 2016. The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of key areas of research to be covered in the program, including an introduction to open problems of current interest.
Updated on Sep 19, 2016 11:03 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: LEAD Ruth Charney (Brandeis University), Indira Chatterji (Université Nice SophiaAntipolis), Mark Feighn (Rutgers University), Talia Fernós (University of North Carolina)This threeday workshop will feature talks by six prominent female mathematicians on a wide range of topics in geometric group theory. Each speaker will give two lectures, separated by a breakout session during which participants will meet in small groups to discuss ideas presented in the first lecture. The workshop is open to all mathematicians.Updated on Sep 19, 2016 11:02 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Chip Firing and Tropical Curves
Organizers: LEAD Matthew Baker (Georgia Institute of Technology), David Jensen (University of Kentucky), Sam Payne (Yale University)Tropical geometry uses a combination of techniques from algebraic geometry, combinatorics, and convex polyhedral geometry to study degenerations of algebraic varieties; the simplest tropical objects are tropical curves, which one can think of as "shadows" of algebraic curves. Linear equivalence of divisors on an abstract tropical curve is determined by a simple but rich combinatorial process called "chip firing", which was discovered independently in the discrete setting by physicists and graph theorists. From a pedagogical point of view, one can view tropical curves as a combinatorial model for the highly analogous but more abstract theory of algebraic curves, but there is in fact much more to the story than this: one can use tropical curves and chip firing to prove theorems in algebraic geometry and number theory. This field is relatively new, so participants will have the opportunity to start from scratch and still get a glimpse of the cutting edge in this active research area.
Updated on Aug 30, 2016 03:39 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Electronic Structure Theory
Organizers: LEAD Lin Lin (University of California, Berkeley), Jianfeng Lu (Duke University), James Sethian (University of California, Berkeley)Ab initio or first principle electronic structure theories, particularly represented by KohnSham density functional theory (KSDFT), have been developed into workhorse tools with a wide range of scientific applications in chemistry, physics, materials science, biology etc. What is needed are new techniques that greatly extend the applicability and versatility of these approaches. At the core, many of the challenges that need to be addressed are essentially mathematical. The purpose of the workshop is to provide graduate students a selfcontained introduction to electronic structure theory, with particular emphasis on frontier topics in aspects of applied analysis and numerical methods.
Updated on Jul 27, 2016 04:16 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School An Introduction to Character Theory and the McKay Conjecture
Organizers: Robert Guralnick (University of Southern California), Pham Tiep (University of Arizona)Character Theory of Finite Groups provides one of the most powerful tools to study groups. In this course we will give a gentle introduction to basic results in the Character Theory, as well as some of the main conjectures in Group Representation Theory, with particular emphasis on the McKay Conjecture.
Updated on Jul 22, 2016 02:27 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming: Theory, algorithms and applications
Organizers: Francisco Castro (University of Sevilla), Elena Fernandez (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), Justo Puerto (University of Sevilla)This school is oriented to the presentation of theory, algorithms and applications for the solution of mixed integer nonlinear problems (MINLP). This type of problems appears in numerous application areas where the modelization of nonlinear phenomena with logical constraints is important; we must remember here the memorable phrase “the world is nonlinear”. Nowadays the theoretical aspects of this area are spread in a number of recent papers which makes it difficult, for nonspecialist, to have a solid background of the existing results and new advances in the field. This school aims to organize and present this material in an organized way. Moreover, it also pursues to link theory with actual applications. In particular, remarkable applications can be found in air traffic control agencies, the air companies, the electric power generation companies, the chemical complex units, the analysis of financial products usually associated with risk dealing and in the algorithms in the statistical field and artificial intelligence as for instance artificial neural networks, or supporting vector machines, among many others.
Updated on May 17, 2016 10:51 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Harmonic Analysis and Elliptic Equations on real Euclidean Spaces and on Rough Sets
Organizers: LEAD Steven Hofmann (University of Missouri), Jose Maria Martell (Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas (ICMAT))The goal of the workshop is to present harmonic analysis techniques in $R^n$ (the ``flat" setting), and then to show how those techniques extend to much rougher settings, with application to the theory of elliptic equations. Thus, the subject matter of the workshop will introduce the students to an active, current research area: the interface between harmonic analysis, elliptic PDE, and geometric measure theory.
Updated on Aug 05, 2016 10:47 AM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2016: Sandpile Groups
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY)), Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), LEAD Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply and the program cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding. The academic portion of the 2016 program will be led by Prof. Luis GarciaPuente of Sam Houston State University.
Updated on Aug 23, 2016 12:51 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2016: Dynamics of Biological Systems
Organizers: Thomas Hillen (University of Alberta), Mark Lewis (University of Alberta), Yingfei Yi (University of Alberta)The purpose of this summer school is to focus on the interplay of dynamical and biological systems, developing the rich connectionbetween science and mathematics that has been so successful to date. Our focus will be on understanding the mathematical structure of dynamical systems that come from biological problems, and then relating the mathematical structures back to the biology to provide scientific insight. We will focus on five key areas: complex bionetworks, multi scale biological dynamics, biological waves, nonlinear dynamics of pattern formation, and disease dynamics. For each of the five key areas, we will invite 23 world leaders who are also excellent communicators to deliver a series of 24 onehour lectures. We expect an average of eight hours of lecture per subject area, spread over approximately two weeks.
Updated on Nov 11, 2015 03:54 PM PST 
Workshop Geometric Flows in Riemannian and Complex Geometry
Organizers: Tobias Colding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), LEAD John Lott (University of California, Berkeley), Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University)The workshop will concentrate on parabolic methods in both Riemannian and complex geometry. The topics will include
 Ricci flow. Analytic questions about Ricci flow in three dimensions. Possible applications of Ricci flow to 4manifold topology. Ricci flow in higher dimensions under curvature assumptions.
 KählerRicci Flow. Applications to the KählerEinstein problem. Connections to the minimal model program. Study of KählerRicci solitons and limits of KählerRicci flow.
 Mean curvature flow. Singularity analysis. Generic mean curvature flow.
 Other geometric flows such as Calabi flow and pluriclosed flow.
Updated on May 19, 2016 10:40 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2016
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on Mar 30, 2016 10:12 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Discrete (BAD) Math Day 32
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Ralucca Gera (Naval Postgraduate School), Elizabeth Gross (San Jose State University), Angela Hicks (Stanford University), Carol Meyers (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Rick Scott (University of Santa Clara), Erik Slivenken (University of California, Davis), Ellen Veomett (Saint Mary's College of California), Yan Zhang (University of California, Berkeley)Bay Area Discrete Math Days are oneday meetings aimed at facilitating communication between researchers and graduate students of discrete mathematics around the San Francisco Bay Area.These days happen semiannually and strive to create an informal atmosphere to talk about discrete mathematics. The term "discrete mathematics" is chosen to include at least the following topics: Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Discrete Geometry, Graph Theory, Coding and Design Theory, Combinatorial Aspects of Computational Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorial Optimization, Probabilistic Combinatorics, and Combinatorics in Mathematical Physics
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:23 AM PST 
Workshop Hot Topics: Cluster algebras and wallcrossing
Organizers: LEAD Mark Gross (University of Cambridge), Paul Hacking (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Sean Keel (University of Texas), Lauren Williams (University of California, Berkeley)Cluster algebras were introduced in 2001 by Fomin and Zelevinsky to capture the combinatorics of canonical bases and total positivity in semisimple Lie groups. Since then they have revealed a rich combinatorial and grouptheoretic structure, and have had significant impact beyond these initial subjects, including string theory, algebraic geometry, and mirror symmetry. Recently Gross, Hacking, Keel and Kontsevich released a preprint introducing mirror symmetry techniques into the subject which resolved several longstanding conjectures, including the construction of canonical bases for cluster algebras and positivity of the Laurent phenomenon. This preprint reformulates the basic construction of cluster algebras in terms of scattering diagrams (or wallcrossing structures). This leads to the proofs of the conjectures and to new constructions of elements of cluster algebras. But fundamentally they provide a new tool for thinking about cluster algebras.
The workshop will bring together many of the different users of cluster algebras to achieve a synthesis of these new techniques with many of the different aspects of the subject. There will be lecture series on the new techniques, and other lecture series on connections with Lie theory, quiver representation theory, mirror symmetry, string theory, and stability conditions.Updated on Apr 15, 2016 11:14 AM PDT 
Workshop Kähler Geometry, Einstein Metrics, and Generalizations
Organizers: Olivier Biquard (École Normale Supérieure), Simon Donaldson (Imperial College, London), Gang Tian (Princeton University), LEAD Jeff Viaclovsky (University of WisconsinMadison)The workshop will integrate elements from complex differential geometry with Einstein metrics and their generalizations. The topics will include
 Existence of KählerEinstein metrics and extremal Kähler metrics. Notions of stability in algebraic geometry such as Chow stability, Kstability, bstability, and polytope stability. KählerEinstein metrics with conical singularities along a divisor.
 CalabiYau metrics and collapsed limit spaces. Connections with physics and mirror symmetry.
 Einstein metrics and their moduli spaces, εregularity, noncompact examples such as ALE, ALF, and PoincaréEinstein metrics. Generalizations of the Einstein condition, such as Bachflat metrics and Ricci solitons.
 SasakiEinstein metrics and metrics with special holonomy. New examples and classification problems.
Updated on Apr 05, 2016 12:06 PM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2016: Observing, Evaluating and Improving Mathematics Teaching from the Early Grades through the University
Organizers: Hyman Bass (University of Michigan), Michael Driskill (Math for America ), LEAD Mark Hoover (University of Michigan), LEAD Deborah Hughes Hallett (University of Arizona), Danny Martin (University of Illinois at Chicago), Miriam Sherin (Northwestern University)The 2016 CIME workshop focuses directly on the teaching of mathematics at the university and precollege levels. Teaching is not easy to examine in disciplined ways because it is so familiar and seems so obvious. Although teaching shapes students’ opportunities to learn, what teachers are actually doing is difficult to observe and describe. This impedes work on improving teaching.
This workshop will offer the opportunity to study and talk closely about mathematics teaching through close observation and discussion of video tapes in a setting that will bring together professionals with a range of perspectives, knowledge, experience, and orientations. The goal of the workshop is to develop language and methods for describing, analyzing and evaluating what can be seen in the classroom, with the ultimate goal of helping us shape and improve teaching — our own and more broadly.
Four questions structure the highly interactive design of the workshop: What skills are needed for observing teaching in ways that inform improvement efforts? What is involved in observing teaching? What is the teacher saying and doing? What are students saying and doing? What is the mathematics at play? What else is happening? And what do these imply for teaching?
 How can the practice and use of observation be structured in order to improve mathematics teaching? What approaches are available? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
 Observationbased assessment of teaching: Why, what, and how? What are the risks?
 How can we develop and sustain a crossprofessional community that observes and evaluates teaching in such a way that different communities communicate with and learn from each other to support a cycle of improvement in the teaching of mathematics at all levels?
The workshop will provide a library of videos of mathematics teaching for study. In addition, participants are encouraged to submit a short video clip of their own teaching, together with a brief background commentary. These videos will provide a central text for our collective work on discussing and assessing mathematics teaching.
Updated on Apr 08, 2016 11:41 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2016
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on Feb 01, 2016 03:50 PM PST 
Workshop NSF Day at Pasadena City College
Organizers: LisaJoy Zgorski (National Science Foundation)NSF Day at Pasadena City College will discuss funding for researchers at 2 and 4year institutions.
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:23 AM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Modern Riemannian Geometry
Organizers: LEAD Tobias Colding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), John Lott (University of California, Berkeley), Jeff Viaclovsky (University of WisconsinMadison)The week will be devoted to an introduction to modern techniques in Riemannian geometry. This is intended to help graduate students and younger researchers get a headstart, in order to increase their participation during the main semester programs and research lectures. To increase outreach, the week will focus on Riemannian geometry and should be largely accessible. Some minicourses on topics of recent interest will be included. The workshop will also have semiexpository lectures dealing with aspects of spaces with curvature bounded from below, since such spaces will occur throughout the semester. We expect that many Berkeley mathematicians and students will participate in the introductory workshop.
Updated on Mar 17, 2016 11:44 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Differential Geometry
Organizers: Christine Breiner (Fordham University), LEAD Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University)The purpose of this meeting is to help junior female researchers to become familiar with the focus topics of the main MSRI program, and also for the junior researchers to have an opportunity to get acquainted with more senior women researchers in differential geometry.
This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Jan 26, 2016 11:08 AM PST 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Winter 2015
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on Oct 23, 2015 02:20 PM PDT 
Workshop Workshop on Combinatorial Games, in honor of Elwyn Berlekamp's 75th Birthday
Organizers: David Eisenbud (MSRI  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), LEAD Richard Guy (University of Calgary), Thane Plambeck (Counterwave, Inc.), Aaron Siegel (Twitter, Inc.)A twoday workshop with researchlevel talks on combinatorial game theory, one of the fields to which Elwyn Berlekamp has made enormous contributions.
Updated on Oct 23, 2015 03:01 PM PDT 
Workshop Modern Math Workshop 2015
Organizers: LEAD Hélène Barcelo (MSRI  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Helen Chamberlin (Ohio State University), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Sujit Ghosh (NC State University), Dagan Karp (Harvey Mudd College), Anne Pfister (MSRI  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Christian Ratsch (University of California, Los Angeles), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Mariel Vazquez (University of California, Davis), Talithia Williams (Harvey Mudd College)As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, nine mathematics institutes are pleased to host their annual SACNAS preconference event, the 2015 Modern Math Workshop (MMW). The Modern Math Workshop is intended to encourage minority undergraduates to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to assist undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhD’s in building their research networks.
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:24 AM PST 
Workshop New challenges in PDE: Deterministic dynamics and randomness in high and infinite dimensional systems
Organizers: Jonathan Mattingly (Duke University), LEAD Andrea Nahmod (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Pierre Raphael (Université Nice SophiaAntipolis), Luc ReyBellet (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Daniel Tataru (University of California, Berkeley)This workshop serves to bring into focus the fundamental aim of the jumbo program by both a) showcasing the spectacular progress in recent years in the study of both nonlinear dispersive as well as stochastic partial differential equations and b) bringing to the fore the key challenges for the future in quantitatively analyzing the dynamics of solutions arising from the flows generated by deterministic and nondeterministic evolution differential equations, or dynamical evolution of large physical systems.
During the two weeks long workshop, we intertwine talks on a wide array of topics by some of the key researchers in both communities and aim at highlighting the most salient ideas, proofs and questions which are important and fertile for `crosspollination’ between PDE and SPDE. Topics include: Global dynamics and singularity formation for geometric and physical nonlinear wave and dispersive models (critical and supercritical regimes); dynamics of infinite dimensional systems (critical phenomena, multi scale dynamics and metastability); symplectic structures of infinite dimensional dynamical systems; randomization and long time dynamics, invariant Gibbs and weighted Wiener measures; derivation of effective dynamics in quantum systems; weak turbulence phenomena; optimization and learning algorithms: distributed, stochastic and parallel.
Updated on Nov 06, 2015 10:49 AM PST 
Workshop Theory of Neural Computation
Organizers: Dmitri Chklovskii (Simons Foundation), David Eisenbud (MSRI  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Gary Marcus (New York University), LEAD Bruno Olshausen (University of California, Berkeley), Christos Papadimitriou (University of California, Berkeley), Terrence Sejnowski (Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Fritz Sommer (University of California, Berkeley)The theme of this workshop is on bringing theory into the study of neural networksthose in brains and those in machines. We will soon have the capability to monitor activity and structure in the brain at unprecedented scales, but what will these data tell us? It is unlikely that we will gain insight without some theoretical framework to guide our thinking of what to look for, and why. Similarly, neural network models can now perform feats of language translation and pattern recognition far beyond what was possible a few years ago; but they have yet to shed new light on neurobiological mechanisms in part because there is only a limited theory of such computations.
What are likely candidates for such theories? Do they already exist? And what is needed to more tightly integrate theoretical frameworks with empirical approaches?
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:25 AM PST 
Workshop Elementary Introduction to the Langlands Program, by Edward Frenkel
Organizers: Edward Frenkel (University of California, Berkeley)One of the most fascinating and important developments in mathematics in the last 50 years is the "Langlands Program", a collection of ideas that provides a grand unification of many areas of mathematics. Frenkel's celebrated book "Love and Math", now translated into many languages, provides an extraordinarily accessible overview of the deep mathematics involved. The lectures will be a great opportunity to hear the story of these ideas from a great expositor, and participate in a discussion of them. Covering topics from the basic ideas of symmetries and Fermat's last theorem to the recent works connecting the Langlands Program to dualities in quantum physics, the lectures will be accessible to undergraduate students.
The video content of this workshop can also be found at the Langlands Program Lectures page
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:25 AM PST 
Workshop Math Circle  Mentorship and Partnership Program
Organizers: Diana White (University of Colorado, Denver), Brandy Wiegers (Central Washington University)The next version of Circle on the Road, the MCMAP Training Workshops will provide a focused training for Novice Math Circle leaders. These workshops launch a oneyear mentorship and partnership program to support Novice Math Circles through their first few critical years.
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:25 AM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Randomness and long time dynamics in nonlinear evolution differential equations
Organizers: Kay Kirkpatrick (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), LEAD Yvan Martel (École Polytechnique), LEAD Luc ReyBellet (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Gigliola Staffilani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)The purpose of the program New Challenges in PDE: Deterministic Dynamics and Randomness in High and Infinite Dimensional Systems is to bring together a core group of mathematicians from the dispersive PDE and the SPDE communities whose research contains an underlying and unifying problem: analyzing high or infinite dimensional dynamics, where dynamics is understood in a broad sense and arising from the flows generated by either deterministic or stochastic partial differential equations, or from dynamical evolution of large physical systems.
The introductory workshop will serve as an overview to the program. It aims at familiarizing graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to the major topics of the program through short courses and discussions.
Updated on Aug 31, 2015 02:42 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Dispersive and Stochastic PDE
Organizers: LEAD Kay Kirkpatrick (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), Andrea Nahmod (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)This workshop will consist of various talks given by prominent female mathematicians whose research lies in and interfaces with the fields of nonlinear evolution dispersive PDE, wave phenomena and stochastic processes. These talks will be appropriate for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in areas above mentioned. The workshop will allocate ample time for group discussions and will include a professional development session.
This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Nov 24, 2015 11:37 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Incompressible Fluid Flows at High Reynolds Number
Organizers: Jacob Bedrossian (University of Maryland), LEAD Vlad Vicol (Princeton University)The purpose of this two week workshop is to introduce graduate students to stateoftheart methods and results in mathematical fluid dynamics. In the first week, we will discuss the mathematical foundations and modern analysis aspects of the NavierStokes and Euler equations. In the second week, we will run two courses concurrently on the topics of inviscid limits and hydrodynamic stability. Specifically, one course will focus on boundary layers in high Reynolds number flows and the Prandtl equations while the other will focus on mixing and connections to turbulence. Through the lectures and associated problem sessions, the students will learn about a number of new analysis tools and principles of fluid mechanics that are not always taught in a graduate school curriculum.
Updated on Aug 31, 2015 11:47 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Gaps between Primes and Analytic Number Theory
Organizers: Dimitris Koukoulopoulos (Université de Montréal), LEAD Emmanuel Kowalski (ETH Zuerich), James Maynard (University of Oxford), Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University)These courses will give students a full overview of the results of Zhang and Maynard on gaps between primes, and will provide them will a clear understanding of the tools involved. This will make accessible a significant part of modern analytic number theory. The lecturers will also make sure to include, within their course, examples and discussions going further than is strictly required to understand the proofs of Zhang and Maynard, e.g., in the direction of automorphic forms and the Riemann Hypothesis over finite fields.
Updated on Aug 05, 2016 10:41 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Berkeley summer course in mining and modeling of neuroscience data
Organizers: Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University), Bruno Olshausen (University of California, Berkeley), Christos Papadimitriou (University of California, Berkeley), Fritz Sommer (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Jeff Teeters (University of California, Berkeley)This course is for students and researchers with backgrounds in mathematics and computational sciences who are
interested in applying their skills toward problems in neuroscience. It will introduce the major open questions of
neuroscience and teach stateof–theart techniques for analyzing and modeling neuroscience data sets. The course is designed for students at the graduate level and researchers with background in a quantitative field such as
engineering, mathematics, physics or computer science who may or may not have a specific neuroscience
background. The goal of this summer course is to help researchers find new exciting research areas and at the same time to strengthen quantitative expertise in the field of neuroscience. The course is sponsored by the National Science Foundation from a grant supporting activities at the data sharing repository CRCNS.org, the Helen Wills
Neuroscience Institute, the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the Mathematical Science Research
Institute.Updated on Feb 23, 2015 03:59 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Mathematical Topics in Systems Biology
Organizers: LEAD Steven Altschuler (University of California, San Francisco), Lani Wu (University of California, San Francisco)This Summer Graduate School will introduce mathematics graduate students to the rapidly emerging area of systems biology. In particular, we will focus on the design and emergent behaviors of molecular networks used by cells to interpret their environments and create robust temporalspatial behaviors. This will be a very handson workshop with students working alone and in teams to program and present key ideas.
Updated on Jun 03, 2015 12:21 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School NIMS Summer School on Random Matrix Theory
Organizers: LEAD Jinho Baik (University of Michigan)This summer graduate school will take place at the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Daejeon, South Korea. The purpose of this summer school is to introduce some of the basic ideas and methods of random matrix theory to graduate students. In particular there will be three lecture series on random matrix theory from three different perspectives: from the view points of the integrable structures, the moment method, and the Stieltjes transorm technique. In addition to the lectures, there will be discussion sessions, and the students will also have plenty of time to interact with the lecturers and with other students.
Please note that accepted students will be provided up to $1700 in travel reimbursement, in addition to meals and accommodation.
Updated on Nov 20, 2014 12:02 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2015: Geometric and Computational Spectral Theory
Organizers: Alexandre Girouard (Laval University), Dmitry Jakobson (McGill University), Michael Levitin (University of Reading), Nilima Nigam (Simon Fraser University), Iosif Polterovich (Université de Montréal), Frederic Rochon (Université du Québec à Montréal)The lectures will focus on the following four topics: geometry of eigenvalues, geometry of eigenfunctions, spectral theory on manifolds with singularities and computational spectral theory. There has been a number of remarkable recent developments in these closely related fields. The goal of the school is to shed light on different facets of modern spectral theory and to provide a unique opportunity for graduate students and young researchers to get a “big picture” of this rapidly evolving area of mathematics. A particularly novel aspect of the school is the emphasis on the interactions between spectral geometry and computational spectral theory.
Updated on Jan 28, 2015 10:59 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: LEAD John Mackay (University of Bristol), Anne Thomas (University of Sydney), Kevin Wortman (University of Utah)The aim of this workshop is to introduce graduate students to some specific core topics which will be under study at the upcoming MSRI program on Geometric Group Theory (GGT) in 2016. GGT encompasses a wide range of topics. The four minicourse topics have been chosen because they are central themes in GGT and in the upcoming MSRI program. Moreover, each topic is accessible to students with a range of backgrounds: the basic definitions are straightforward, with many simple and illuminating examples to work through, yet lead through to important questions in current research.
Updated on Jul 06, 2015 03:14 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School CRMPIMS Summer School in Probability
Organizers: LEAD Louigi AddarioBerry (McGill University), LouisPierre Arguin (University of Montreal), Alexander Fribergh (University of Montreal), Lea Popovic (Concordia University)The 2015 CRMPIMS Summer School in Probability will take place in Montreal, Canada, from June 15July 11, 2015. The school is built around two principal 24hour lecture courses, which will be delivered by Alice Guionnet (random matrices, free probability and the enumeration of maps) and Remco van der Hofstad (highdimensional percolation and random graphs). There will additionally be minicourses by Louigi AddarioBerry (random minimum spanning trees), Shankar Bhamidi (dynamic random network models) and Jonathan Mattingly (stabilization by noise). Some time is reserved for participants to present their own work.
Updated on Apr 12, 2016 04:17 PM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2015: Geometric Combinatorics Motivated by the Social Sciences
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), LEAD Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply and the program cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding. The academic portion of the 2015 program will be led by Prof. Francis Su from Harvey Mudd College.
Updated on Jul 27, 2015 01:57 PM PDT 
Workshop Partnerships: a Workshop on Collaborations between the NSF/MPS and Private Foundations
Organizers: Cynthia Atherton (HeisingSimons Foundation), Paulette Clancy (Cornell University), LEAD David Eisenbud (MSRI  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Thomas Everhart (California Institute of Technology), Caty Pilachowski (Indiana University, Bloomington), Robert Shelton (Research Corporation for Science Advancement), Yuri Tschinkel (New York University, Courant Institute)The National Science Foundation (NSF) and nonprofit organizations each provide critical support to the U.S. basic research enterprise in the mathematical and physical sciences. While the missions of these funders differ, many of their goals align and the grantee communities have significant overlap. With the ultimate aim of helping to advance the scientific frontier in the most effective way, we propose to hold a workshop to examine partnerships between the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) at NSF and nonprofit funders in MPSrelated disciplines to
• understand different models of collaboration (the “how”);
• understand different motivations for collaboration (the “why”); and
• develop opportunities for future communication and/or collaboration.Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:26 AM PST 
Workshop Advances in Homogeneous Dynamics
Organizers: LEAD Dmitry Kleinbock (Brandeis University), Hee Oh (Yale University), Alireza Salehi Golsefidy (University of California, San Diego), Ralf Spatzier (University of Michigan)The Advances in Homogeneous Dynamics workshop will feature the speakers whose work is at the forefront of the field. There will be a panel discussion accompanied by an open problem session to lay out possible directions for the research in homogeneous dynamics. Talks will be in a broad range of topics and this will help to build more connections between researchers interested in dynamical systems, number theory and geometry. For example we hope that the involvement of the participants of the other program held at MSRI during the same academic year (Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures, Spring 2015) would create new connections between the topics. There will be shorter talks presented by earlycareer researchers
Updated on Jun 02, 2015 09:19 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2015
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Created on Apr 06, 2015 03:13 PM PDT 
Workshop Dynamics on Moduli Spaces
Organizers: Marc Burger (ETH Zürich), LEAD David Dumas (University of Illinois at Chicago), Olivier Guichard (Université de Strasbourg I (Louis Pasteur)), François Labourie (Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis), Anna Wienhard (RuprechtKarlsUniversität Heidelberg)The Research Workshop of the ``Dynamics on moduli spaces of geometric structures'' will concentrate on some of the following general interrelated themes:
(1) Geometric structures on the spaces of geometric structures which extend and generalize classical constructions on Teichmüller spaces, such as the WeilPetersoon metric, the pressure metric, the Teichmüller metric and its geodesic flow, FenchelNielsen coordinates, FockGoncharov ThursonPenner coordinates, and the symplectic and Poisson geometries
(2) Relations with harmonic maps, Riemann surfaces, complex geometry: specifically Higgs bundles, holomorphic differentials (quadratic, cubic, etc.) as parameters for representations of the fundamental group, hyperkähler and complex symplectic geometry of moduli spaces, lifts of Teichmüller geodesic flows to flat bundles of character varieties
(3) Asymptotic properties of higher Teichmüller spaces, including generalized measured geodesic laminations, CullerMorganShalen asymptotics of character varieties, degenerations of geometric structures and discrete subgroups
(4) Actions of mapping class groups and outer automorphism groups, properness criteria for Anosov representations and their generalizations, properness criteria for nondiscrete representations, chaotic actions of mapping class groups and the monodromy map from structures to representations
(5) Classification of exotic geometric structures, tameness criteria, generalizations of ending laminationtype invariants to higher rank structures, rigidity and flexibility for thin subgroups, arithmeticity conditions, and geometric transitions
Updated on May 01, 2015 09:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2015: Developmental Mathematics: For whom? Toward what ends?
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Mark Hoover (University of Michigan), LEAD Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Richard Sgarlotti (Bay College), Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge)This workshop will address the critical issue of developmental mathematics at two and fouryear colleges and universities and the broader dynamic of mathematics remediation that occurs at all levels. It will engage mathematicians, K12 teachers, mathematics educators, and administrators in a conversation about the goals of developmental mathematics and the contributions that our different professional communities make to this work. Key questions that will be addressed are:
1. How do we teach content in ways that acknowledge and leverage each student's prior learning experiences? In particular, how do we take advantage of a student's maturity while refining his or her learning habits where necessary?
2. How can developmental mathematics instruction move students through mathematics which must be relearned while simultaneously gaining momentum on more advanced mathematics (including the development of mathematical practices needed for meaningful mathematical work)?
3. What are strategies for supporting the needs of the wide range of students in developmental mathematics programsthose developing mathematical skills for life in general as well as those developing the foundation necessary to proceed towards a STEM major? How can we successfully address equity issues raised for students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields? How can developmental mathematics instruction blend synchronous and asynchronous instruction to achieve maximal efficiency and impact?
4. What is the proper balance between addressing the needs of the wide range of students mentioned in the preceding point and keeping instruction and course offerings concise?
5. What are the characteristics, training, and practices of a successful developmental mathematics teacher?
6. What support services enhance the success of a developmental mathematics program?
Updated on Apr 01, 2015 03:27 PM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: KadisonSinger, Interlacing Polynomials, and Beyond
Organizers: Sorin Popa (University of California, Los Angeles), LEAD Daniel Spielman (Yale University), Nikhil Srivastava (University of California, Berkeley), Cynthia Vinzant (North Carolina State University)In a recent paper, Marcus, Spielman and Srivastava solve the KadisonSinger Problem by proving Weaver's KS2 conjecture and the Paving Conjecture. Their proof involved a technique they called the “method of interlacing families of polynomials” and a “barrier function” approach to proving bounds on the locations of the zeros of real stable polynomials. Using these techniques, they have also proved that there are infinite families of Ramanujan graphs of every degree, and they have developed a very simple proof of Bourgain and Tzafriri's Restricted Invertibility Theorem. The goal of this workshop is to help build upon this recent development by bringing together researchers from the disparate areas related to these techniques, including Functional Analysis, Spectral Graph Theory, Free Probability, Convex Optimization, Discrepancy Theory, and Real Algebraic Geometry.
Updated on Mar 30, 2015 12:51 PM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2015
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on Feb 12, 2015 01:23 PM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Arithmetic Aspects of Homogeneous Dynamics
Organizers: Manfred Einsiedler (ETH Zürich), LEAD JeanFrançois Quint (Université de Bordeaux I), Barbara Schapira (Université de Picardie (Jules Verne))This Introductory Workshop will consist of several introductory lectures and series of lectures on the recent trends in the field, given by experts in the domain. In addition, there will be several shorter talks by young researchers.
Please note that immediately preceding this workshop there is a Connections for Women workshop which will also be introductory in nature.
Updated on Mar 28, 2016 11:48 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Geometric and Arithmetic Aspects of Homogeneous Dynamics
Organizers: Elon Lindenstrauss (Hebrew University), LEAD Hee Oh (Yale University)This workshop will consist of several minicourses given by prominent female mathematicians in the field, intended for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in areas related to the program. The workshop will also include an informal panel discussion session among female researchers on career issues. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Feb 09, 2015 10:05 AM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures
Organizers: Richard Canary (University of Michigan), LEAD William Goldman (University of Maryland), Ursula Hamenstädt (Rheinische FriedrichWilhelmsUniversität Bonn), Alessandra Iozzi (ETH Zürich)The deformation theory of geometric structures on manifolds is a subfield of differential geometry and topology, with a heavy infusion of Lie theory. Its richness stems from close relations to dynamical systems, algebraic geometry, representation theory, Lie theory, partial differential equations, number theory, and complex analysis.
The introductory workshop will serve as an overview to the program. It aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to the major topics of the program. There will be a number of short courses.
Updated on Jan 26, 2015 01:25 PM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women: Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures
Organizers: Virginie Charette (University of Sherbrooke), LEAD Fanny Kassel (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES)), Karin Melnick (University of Maryland), Anna Wienhard (RuprechtKarlsUniversität Heidelberg)This twoday workshop will consist of various talks given by prominent female mathematicians in the field. These will be appropriate for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in areas related to the program. The workshop will also include a professional development session.
This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Jan 21, 2015 12:34 PM PST 
Workshop Automorphic forms, Shimura varieties, Galois representations and Lfunctions
Organizers: LEAD Pierre Colmez (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu), Stephen Kudla (University of Toronto), Elena Mantovan (California Institute of Technology), Ariane Mézard (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu), Richard Taylor (Institute for Advanced Study)Lfunctions attached to Galois representations coming from algebraic geometry contain subtle arithmetic information (conjectures of Birch and SwinnertonDyer, Deligne, Beilinson, Bloch and Kato, Fontaine and PerrinRiou). Langlands has predicted the existence of a correspondence relating these Lfunctions to Lfunctions of automorphic forms which are much better understood. The workshop will focus on recent developments related to Langlands correspondence (construction of Galois representations attached to automorphic forms via the cohomology of Shimura varieties, modularity of Galois representations...) and arithmetic of special values of Lfunctions.
It will be dedicated to Michael Harris as a tribute to his enormous influence on the themes of the workshop.
Updated on Dec 08, 2014 09:34 AM PST 
Workshop Categorical Structures in Harmonic Analysis
Organizers: Thomas Haines (University of Maryland), Florian Herzig (University of Toronto), LEAD David Nadler (University of California, Berkeley)The workshop will focus on the role of categorical structures in number theory and harmonic analysis, with an emphasis on the setting of the Langlands program. Celebrated examples of this theme range from Lusztig's character sheaves to Ngo's proof of the Fundamental Lemma. The workshop will be a forum for researchers from a diverse collection of fields to compare problems and strategies for solutions.
Updated on Nov 19, 2014 12:12 PM PST 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Fall 2014
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Updated on Sep 24, 2014 01:43 PM PDT 
Workshop Breaking the Neural Code
Organizers: Larry Abbott (Columbia University), Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University), Michael Jordan (University of California), LEAD Liam Paninski (Columbia University)For decades, neuroscientists have dreamed about the possibility of recording from all the neurons in a brain, or of having access to a complete large brain wiring diagram, or ideally to obtain both of these datasets simultaneously, in the same brain. Recent technical advances have brought this dream close to reality in some cases. Now the challenge will be to understand these massive datasets. A few domains will be particularly relevant:
 Inferring network structure from noisy and incomplete data
 Inferring computational inputoutput function from structure
 Optimal experimental design (incl. compressive sensing methods) for observation of networks
 Modeling structured stochastic network dynamics
 Optimal control of network dynamics
 Inferring lowdimensional dynamics from highdimensional observations
There’s a strong need in neuroscience for deep new ideas from mathematics and statistics, and our hope is that this small, focused workshop without many formal talks will spark collaborations that will lead to breakthroughs in the areas described above.
This workshop is by invitation only.
This workshop is supported by a generous donation from Sanford Grossman.
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:26 AM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Geometric Representation Theory
Organizers: David BenZvi (University of Texas), Kevin McGerty (University of Oxford)Geometric Representation Theory is a very active field, at the center of recent advances in Number Theory and Theoretical Physics. The principal goal of the Introductory Workshop will be to provide a gateway for graduate students and new postdocs to the rich and exciting, but potentially daunting, world of geometric representation theory. The aim is to explore some of the fundamental tools and ideas needed to work in the subject, helping build a cohort of young researchers versed in the geometric and physical sides of the Langlands philosophy.
Updated on Oct 28, 2014 01:29 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Geometric Representation Theory
Organizers: LEAD Monica Vazirani (University of California, Davis), Eva Viehmann (TU München)Within the broad range of geometric representation theory the Connections Workshop will focus on three research topics in which we expect particularly striking new developments within the next few years:
* Categorical and geometric structures in representation theory and Lie superalgebras
* Geometric construction of representations via Shimura varieties and related moduli spaces
* Hall algebras and representationsThe workshop will bring together researchers from these different topics within geometric representation theory and will thus facilitate a successful start of the semester program. It will give junior researchers from each of these parts of geometric representation theory a broader picture of possible applications and of new developments, and will establish a closer contact between junior and senior researchers.
This workshop is aimed at encouraging and increasing the active participation of women and members of underrepresented groups in the MSRI program.All are welcome to participate in the scientific portions of the workshop and the panel discussion, regardless of gender.
Updated on Sep 16, 2014 03:12 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: New Geometric Methods in Number Theory and Automorphic Forms
Organizers: Laurent Berger (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Ariane Mézard (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu), LEAD Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University), ShouWu Zhang (Princeton University)The goal of this workshop is to give a practical introduction to some of the main topics and techniques related to the AugustDecember 2014 MSRI program, "New geometric methods in number theory and automorphic forms." The workshop is aimed at graduate students and interested researchers in number theory or related fields.
There will be lecture series on periods of automorphic forms, Shimura varieties, and representations of padic groups,as well as more advanced topics, including padic Hodge theory and the cohomology of arithmetic groups.
Updated on Aug 29, 2014 09:33 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: New Geometric Methods in Number Theory and Automorphic Forms
Organizers: Wenching Li (Pennsylvania State University), LEAD Elena Mantovan (California Institute of Technology), Sophie Morel (Princeton University), Ramdorai Sujatha (University of British Columbia)This 2day workshop will showcase the contributions of female mathematicians to the three main themes of the associated MSRI program: Shimura varieties, padic automorphic forms, periods and Lfunctions. It will bring together women who are working in these areas in all stages of their careers, featuring lectures by both established leaders and emerging researchers. In addition, there will be a poster session open to all participants and an informal panel discussion on career issues.
Updated on Aug 27, 2014 04:44 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Geometry and Analysis
Organizers: HansJoachim Hein (Imperial College, London), LEAD Aaron Naber (Northwestern University)Geometric and complex analysis is the application of tools from analysis to study questions from geometry and topology. This two week summer course will provide graduate students with the necessary background to begin studies in the area. The first week will consist of introductory courses on geometric analysis, complex analysis, and Riemann surfaces. The second week will consist of more advanced courses on the regularity theory of Einstein manifolds, KahlerEinstein manifolds, and the analysis of Riemann surfaces.
Updated on Aug 05, 2016 10:38 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: Yuri Bakhtin (New York University, Courant Institute), LEAD Ivan Corwin (Columbia University), James Nolen (Duke University)Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (SPDEs) serve as fundamental models of physical systems subject to random inputs, interactions or environments. It is a particular challenge to develop tools to construct solutions, prove robustness of approximation schemes, and study properties like ergodicity and fluctuation statistics for a wide variety of SPDEs.
The purpose of this two week workshop is to educate graduate students on the stateoftheart methods and results in SPDEs. The three courses which will be run simultaneously will highlight different (though related) aspects of this area including (1) Fluctuation theory of PDEs with random coefficients (2) Ergodic theory of SPDEs and (3) Exact solvability of SPDEsUpdated on Aug 05, 2016 10:40 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Algebraic Topology
Organizers: LEAD Jose CantareroLopez (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas), LEAD Michael Hill (University of Virginia)Modern algebraic topology is a broad and vibrant field which has seen recent progress on classical problems as well as exciting new interactions with applied mathematics. This summer school will consist of a series of lecture by experts on major research directions, including several lectures on applied algebraic topology. Participants will also have the opportunity to have guided interaction with the seminal texts in the field, reading and speaking about the foundational papers.
Videos of selected lectures may be found here.
Updated on Jan 15, 2015 11:27 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI 2014: Mathematics and Materials
Organizers: Mark Bowick (Syracuse University), David Kinderlehrer (Carnegie Mellon University), Govind Menon (Brown University), Charles Radin (University of Texas)The program in 2014 will bring together a diverse group of mathematicians and scientists with interests in fundamental questions in mathematics and the behavior of materials. The meeting addresses several themes including computational investigations of material properties, the emergence of long range order in materials and selfassembly, the geometry of soft condensed matter and the calculus of variations, phase transitions and statistical mechanics. The program will cover several topics in discrete and differential geometry that are motivated by questions in materials science. Many central topics, such as the geometry of packings, problems in the calculus of variations and phase transitions, will be discussed from the complementary points of view of mathematicians and physicists.
Updated on Mar 06, 2014 12:12 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2014: Counting Arithmetic Objects
Organizers: Henri Darmon (McGill University), Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal), Benedict Gross (Harvard University)Updated on Jan 16, 2014 08:48 AM PST 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2014: Arithmetic Aspects of Elementary Functions
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), LEAD Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply and the program cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding. The academic portion of the 2014 program will be led by Dr. Victor Moll from Tulane University.
Updated on Apr 02, 2015 01:15 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Dispersive Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: Natasa Pavlovic (University of Texas), Nikolaos Tzirakis (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign)The purpose of the workshop is to introduce graduate students to the recent developments in the area of dispersive partial differential equations (PDE).
Dispersive equations have received a great deal of attention from mathematicians because of their applications to nonlinear optics, water wave theory and plasma physics. We will outline the basic tools of the theory that were developed with the help of multilinear Harmonic Analysis techniques. The exposition will be as selfcontained as possible.
Updated on Jun 16, 2014 10:14 AM PDT 
Workshop Model Theory in Geometry and Arithmetic
Organizers: Raf Cluckers (Université de Lille I (Sciences et Techniques de Lille Flandres Artois)), LEAD Jonathan Pila (University of Oxford), Thomas Scanlon (University of California, Berkeley)The workshop will feature talks in a range of topics where model theory interacts with other parts of mathematics, especially number theory and arithmetic geometry, including: motivic integration, algebraic dynamics, diophantine geometry, and valued fields.
Updated on May 27, 2014 01:57 PM PDT 
Workshop Reimagining the Foundations of Algebraic Topology
Organizers: Vigleik Angeltveit (Australian National University), Mark Behrens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Julie Bergner (University of Virginia), LEAD Andrew Blumberg (University of Texas)Recent innovations in higher category theory have unlocked the potential to reimagine the basic tools and constructions in algebraic topology. This workshop will explore the interplay between these higher and $\infty$categorical techniques with classical algebraic topology, playing each off of the other and returning the field to conceptual, geometrical intuition.
Updated on Apr 15, 2014 11:30 AM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2014: The role of the mathematics department in the mathematical preparation of teachers
Organizers: Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Solomon Friedberg (Boston College), LEAD Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska), Despina Stylianou (City College, CUNY), Peter Trapa (University of Utah), HungHsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley), Darryl Yong (Harvey Mudd College)The 2014 CIME workshop will focus on the role played by mathematics departments in preparing future teachers. As part of this focus, the workshop will consider two broad questions: What mathematics should teachers know, and how should they come to know this mathematics?
The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences publication, The Mathematical Education of Teachers II, recommends that, at institutions that prepare teachers, teacher education should be “an important part of a mathematics department’s mission” (p.19). Certainly, at some universities, mathematicians are significantly involved in the mathematical experiences of students who are planning become teachers. But there are many other departments where this is not true. Future mathematics teachers are enrolled in the department’s mathematics classes, but no one is attending to the fact that this is where they are developing mathematical knowledge and (from watching their instructors) ideas about how teach mathematics. This role – whether deliberate or latent –– is vitally important for the mathematical preparation of beginning teachers.
The CIME workshop has three core aims: (A) to acquaint mathematicians with basic facts about teacher education and how teacher education intersects with the math department even when no one is taking special note of the department’s role; (B) to explore a set of key questions and best practices central to taking advantage of the role that mathematics departments do – or could – play in the mathematical preparation of teachers:
 What is known about effective mathematical preparation of teachers, including curriculum, instructional approaches, and assessments?
 What supports do mathematicians and mathematics departments need to carry out this important role effectively? What are examples of successful models and what evidence exists about their effects?
 What are some of the persistent problems or challenges and what are promising examples of addressing these?
and (C) to identify possible action steps to provide more collective capacity for math departments to contribute to teachers’ mathematical education.
Updated on Apr 04, 2014 09:25 AM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Perfectoid Spaces and their Applications
Organizers: Sophie Morel (Princeton University), Peter Scholze (Universität Bonn), LEAD Richard Taylor (Institute for Advanced Study), Jared Weinstein (Boston University)Since their introduction just two years ago, perfectoid spaces have played a crucial role in a number of striking advances in arithmetic algebraic geometry: the proof of Deligne's weightmonodromy conjecture for complete intersections in toric varieties; the development of padic Hodge theory for rigid analytic spaces; a padic analogue of Riemann's classification of abelian varieties over the complex numbers; and the construction of Galois representations for torsion classes in the cohomology of many locally symmetric spaces (for instance arithmetic hyperbolic 3manifolds). We will start the week with an exposition of the foundations of the theory of perfectoid spaces, with the aim of teaching novices to work with them. Then we will discuss their current and potential applications.
Updated on Oct 10, 2014 12:49 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Model Theory and Its Interactions with Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry
Organizers: Kirsten Eisentraeger (Pennsylvania State University), Julia Gordon (University of British Columbia), Deirdre Haskell (McMaster University)The development of model theory has always been influenced by its potential applications.
Recent years have seen a remarkable flowering of that development, with many exciting applications of model theory in number theory and algebraic geometry. The introductory workshop will aim to increase these interactions by exposing the techniques of model theory to the number theorists and algebraic geometers, and the problems of number theory and algebraic geometry to the model theorists. The Connections for Women workshop will focus on presenting current research on the borders of these subjects, with particular emphasis on the contributions of women. In addition, there will be some social occasions to allow young women and men to make connections with established researchers, and a panel discussion addressing the challenges faced by all young researchers, but especially by women, in establishing a career in mathematics.Updated on Feb 12, 2014 09:59 AM PST 
Workshop Pacific Northwest and Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Winter 2014
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The seminar will take place from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday, and 9:15AM to 1PM on Sunday. Participants and their significant others are invited to a dinner to be arranged at a local restaurant on Saturday evening. The cost of the dinner will be reduced for students and postdocs. There is a signup link on the interactive program.
Location: Stanford University Department of Mathematics, Room 380C
Updated on Jan 16, 2014 04:46 PM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Model Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory
Organizers: Elisabeth Bouscaren (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Antoine ChambertLoir (Université de Paris XI), LEAD Rahim Moosa (University of Waterloo)Model theory is a branch of mathematical logic whose structural techniques have proven to be remarkably useful in arithmetic geometry and number theory. We will introduce in this workshop some of the main themes of the program.
In particular, we will be offering the following tutorials:
1. An Introduction to StabilityTheoretic Techniques, by Pierre Simon.
2. Model Theory and Diophantine Geometry, by Antoine ChambertLoir, Ya'acov Peterzil, and Anand Pillay.
3. Valued Fields and Berkovich Spaces, by Deirdre Haskell and Martin Hils.
4. Model Theory and Additive Combinatorics, by Lou van den Dries.In addition to the tutorials there will be several "state of the art" lectures on the program topics, indicating recent results as well as directions for future work. Speakers include Ekaterina Amerik, Ehud Hrushovski, Alice Medvedev, Terence Tao, and Margaret Thomas.
The introductory workshop aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and nonexperts to major and new topics of the current program. Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and recent findings is not assumed.
Updated on Feb 10, 2014 11:01 AM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Algebraic Topology
Organizers: Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), Jesper Grodal (University of Copenhagen), Kathryn Hess (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)), LEAD Michael Hill (University of Virginia)Algebraic topology is a rich, vibrant field with close connections to many branches of mathematics. This workshop will describe the state of the field, focusing on major programs, open problems, exciting new tools, and cutting edge techniques.
The introductory workshop serves as an overview to the overlying programmatic theme. It aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and nonexperts to major and new topics of the current program. Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and recent findings is not assumed.
Updated on Jan 27, 2014 11:44 AM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women: Algebraic Topology
Organizers: Julie Bergner (University of Virginia), LEAD Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago)This twoday workshop will consist of short courses given by prominent female mathematicians in the field. These introductory courses will be appropriate for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in related areas. The workshop will also include a panel discussion featuring successful women at various stages in their mathematical careers.
Updated on Aug 26, 2014 11:45 AM PDT 
Workshop Macaulay2 Workshop
Organizers: Sonja Mapes (University of Notre Dame), Frank Moore (Wake Forest University), David Swinarski (University of Georgia)The purpose of the workshop is to bring Macaulay2 developers together with those who would like to share or develop their skills at writing packages for Macaulay2 and those interested in developing the corresponding mathematical algorithms.
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:27 AM PST 
Workshop InfiniteDimensional Geometry
Organizers: Lawrence Evans (University of California, Berkeley), Dmitry Jakobson (McGill University), Robert McCann (University of Toronto), LEAD Stephen Preston (University of Colorado)The purpose of this workshop is to gather researchers working in various areas of geometry in infinite dimensions in order to facilitate collaborations and sharing of ideas. Topics represented include optimal transport and geometries on densities, metrics on shape spaces, EulerArnold equations on diffeomorphism groups, the universal Teichmuller space, geometry of random Riemann surfaces, metrics on spaces of metrics, and related areas. The workshop will be held on the campus of University of California Berkeley (60 Evans Hall) the weekend of December 78, 2013. It is funded by an NSF grant.
Updated on Dec 05, 2013 02:55 PM PST 
Workshop Initial Data and Evolution Problems in General Relativity
Organizers: LEAD Piotr Chrusciel (Universität Wien), LEAD Igor Rodnianski (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)This workshop discusses recent developments both in the study of the properties of initial data for Einstein's equations, and in the study of solutions of the Einstein evolution problem. Cosmic censorship, the formation and stability of black holes, the role of mass and quasilocal mass, and the construction of solutions of the Einstein constraint equations are focus problems for the workshop. We highlight recent developments, and examine major areas in which future progress is likely.
Updated on Nov 26, 2013 09:16 AM PST 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Fall 2013
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on Sep 18, 2013 12:07 PM PDT 
Workshop Fluid Mechanics, Hamiltonian Dynamics, and Numerical Aspects of Optimal Transportation
Organizers: Yann Brenier (École Polytechnique), Michael Cullen (Met Office), LEAD Wilfrid Gangbo (University of California, Los Angeles), Allen Tannenbaum (State University of New York, Stony Brook)The workshop will be devoted to emerging approaches to fluid mechanical, geophysical and kinetic theoretical flows based on optimal transportation. It will also explore numerical approaches to optimal transportation problems.
Updated on Sep 18, 2014 04:45 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Mathematical Relativity
Organizers: LEAD Justin Corvino (Lafayette College), Greg Galloway (University of Miami), Hans Ringström (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))Mathematical relativity is a very widely ranging area of mathematical study, spanning differential geometry, elliptic and hyperbolic PDE, and dynamical systems. We introduce in this workshop some of the leading areas of current interest associated with problems in cosmology, the theory of black holes, and the geometry and physics of the Cauchy problem (initial data constraints and evolution) for the Einstein equations.
The introductory workshop serves as an overview to the overlying programmatic theme. It aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and nonexperts to major and new topics of the current program. Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and recent findings is not assumed.
Updated on Oct 23, 2013 10:04 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Mathematical General Relativity
Organizers: Beverly Berger (None), LEAD Lydia Bieri (University of Michigan), Iva Stavrov (Lewis and Clark College)Ever since the epic work of Yvonne ChoquetBruhat on the wellposedness of Einstein's equations initiated the mathematical study of general relativity, women have played an important role in many areas of mathematical relativity. In this workshop, some of the leading women researchers in mathematical relativity present their work.
Updated on Oct 23, 2013 10:03 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics
Organizers: Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore), Lawrence Evans (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Alessio Figalli (University of Texas)The workshop is intended to give an overview of the research landscape surrounding optimal transportation, including its connections to geometry, design applications, and fully nonlinear partial differential equations.
As such, it will feature some survey lectures or minicourses by distinguished visitors and/or a few of the organizers of the theme semester, amounting to a kind of summer school. These will be complemented by a sampling of research lectures and short presentations from a spectrum of invited guests and other participants, including some who attended the previous week's {\em Connections for Women} workshop.
The introductory workshop aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and nonexperts to major and new topics of the current program. Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and recent findings is not assumed.
Updated on Oct 23, 2013 10:02 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women on Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics
Organizers: SunYung Chang (Princeton University), Panagiota Daskalopoulos (Columbia University), Robert McCann (University of Toronto), Maria Westdickenberg (RWTH Aachen)This twoday event aims to connect women graduate students and beginning researchers with more established female researchers who use optimal transportation in their work and can serve as professional contacts and potential rolemodels. As such, it will showcase a selection of lectures featuring female scientists, both established leaders and emerging researchers.
These lectures will be interspersed with networking and social events such as lunch or teatime discussions led by successful researchers about (a) the particular opportunities and challenges facing women in scienceincluding practical topics such as worklife balance and choosing a mentor, and (b) promising new directions in optimal transportation and related topics. Junior participants will be paired with more senior researchers in mentoring groups, and all participants will be encouraged to stay for the Introductory Workshop the following week, where they will have the opportunity to propose a short research communication.
Updated on Oct 02, 2013 08:49 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Introduction to the Mathematics of Seismic Imaging
Organizers: LEAD Gunther Uhlmann (University of Washington)In this two week program we will develop some of the mathematical foundations of seismic imaging that is a basic tool used in ``Imaging the Earth Interior". This is one of the components of the Mathematics of Planet Earth year in 2013.
The goal in seismic imaging is to determine the inner structure of the Earth from the crust to the inner core by using information provided by earthquakes in the case of the deep interior or by measuring the reflection of waves produced by acoustic or elastic sources on the surface of the Earth. The mathematics of seismic imaging involves solving inverse problems for the wave equation. No previous experience on inverse problems will be assumed.
Updated on Jul 25, 2013 09:45 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Mathematical General Relativity in Cortona, Italy
Organizers: Justin Corvino (Lafayette College), Pengzi Miao (University of Miami), Giorgio Patrizio (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica "Francesco Severi" (INdAM))In cooperation with INdAM (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica) and the CMI (Clay Mathematical Institute), MSRI will sponsor a summer graduate workshop on Mathematical General Relativity in Cortona during the summer of 2013; the school will reprise the very successful school of Mathematical General Relativity held at MSRI in 2012.
Mathematical general relativity is the study of mathematical problems related to Einstein's theory of gravitation. There are interesting connections between the physical theory and problems in differential geometry and partial differential equations.
The purpose of the summer school is to introduce graduate students to some fundamental aspects of mathematical general relativity, with particular emphasis on the geometry of the Einstein constraint equations and the Positive Mass Theorem. These topics will comprise a component of the upcoming semester program at MSRI in Fall 2013.
There will be minicourses, as well as several research lectures.
Updated on Aug 01, 2013 10:02 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School New Geometric Techniques in Number Theory
Organizers: Toby Gee (Imperial College, London), LEAD Ariane Mézard (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu), David Nadler (University of California, Berkeley), Peter Scholze (Universität Bonn)The branches of number theory most directly related to automorphic forms have seen enormous progress over the past five years. Techniques introduced since 2008 have made it possible to prove many new arithmetic applications. The purpose of the current workshop is to drow the attention of young students or researchers to new questions that have arisen in the course of bringing several chapters in the Langlands program and related algebraic number theory to a close. We will focus especially on some precise questions of a geometric nature, or whose solutions seem to require new geometric insights. A graduate level in Number Theory is expected.
This twoweek workshop will be devoted to the following subjects: Automorphy lifting theorems, padic local Langlands program, Characters of categorical representations and HasseWeil zeta function. During the first week, the lecturers present an open question and related mathematical objects. The first exercice sessions serve to direct the participants to an appropriate subject depending on their level. During the second week, the lecturers give some more advanced lectures on the field.
Updated on Jul 02, 2013 10:48 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI Summer 2013: Geometric Analysis
Organizers: Hubert Bray (Duke University), Greg Galloway (University of Miami), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University)This Summer Graduate Workshop will be held in Park City, Utah.
The Graduate Summer School bridges the gap between a general graduate education in mathematics and the specific preparation necessary to do research on problems of current interest. In general, these students will have completed their first year, and in some cases, may already be working on a thesis. While a majority of the participants will be graduate students, some postdoctoral scholars and researchers may also be interested in attending.
We strongly recommend that graduate students have already had the equivalent of rigorous first year graduatelevel courses in topology, algebra and analysis.
The main activity of the Graduate Summer School will be a set of intensive short lectures offered by leaders in the field, designed to introduce students to exciting, current research in mathematics. These lectures will not duplicate standard courses available elsewhere. Each course will consist of lectures with problem sessions. Course assistants will be available for each lecture series. The participants of the Graduate Summer School meet three times each day for lectures, with one or two problem sessions scheduled each day as well.
Updated on May 06, 2013 11:06 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2013: Physics and Mathematics of Link Homology
Organizers: Sergei Gukov (California Institute of Technology), Mikhail Khovanov (Columbia University), Johannes Walcher (McGill University)This Summer Graduate Workshop will be held in Montreal, Canada.
Homology theories of knots and links is a burgeoning field at the interface of mathematics with theoretical physics. The 2013 edition of the SMS will bring together leading researchers in mathematics and mathematical physics working in this area, with the aim to educate a new generation of scientists in this exciting subject. The school will provide a pedagogical review of the current state of the various constructions of knot homologies, and also encourage interactions between the communities in order to facilitate development of the unified picture.
Updated on May 06, 2013 09:37 AM PDT 
Workshop Pacific Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA) Congress 2013
Organizers: Alejandro Adem (University of British Columbia), Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Marston Conder (University of Auckland), David Eisenbud (MSRI  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University), Nassif Ghoussoub (University of British Columbia), Anthony Guttmann (University of Melbourne), Lee Minh Ha, Shi Jin (University of WisconsinMadison), Alejandro Jofre, Yujiro Kawamata (University of Tokyo), Jong Keum (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)), Douglas Lind (University of Washington), Kyewon Park (Ajou University), Shige Peng (Shandong University), Jose Seade (UNAM  Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Gang Tian (Princeton University), Tatiana Toro (University of Washington)The Second Pacific Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA) Congress will be held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, on June 2428, 2013.
PRIMA is an association of mathematical sciences institutes, departments and societies from around the Pacific Rim, established in 2005 with the aim of promoting and facilitating the development of the mathematical sciences throughout the Pacific Rim region.
$1000 travel grants are available to representatives from MSRI Academic Sponsoring Institutions. These grants are available on a firstcome, firstserve basis.

Additional Travel Support Available from an NSF Grant
The NSF has awarded a substantial grant for travel by scientists at US universities to the PRIMA Congress in Shanghai. For further information and application details, please see https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/152
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:28 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Algebraic Topology
Organizers: Andrew Blumberg (University of Texas), Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), LEAD Michael Hill (University of Virginia)Modern algebraic topology is a broad and vibrant field which has seen recent progress on classical problems as well as exciting new interactions with applied mathematics. This summer school will consist of a series of lecture by experts on major research directions, including several lectures on applied algebraic topology. Participants will also have the opportunity to have guided interaction with the seminal texts in the field, reading and speaking about the foundational papers.
Updated on Jun 25, 2013 08:38 PM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Circle for Teachers (BACT) Summer Workshop 2013
Organizers: LEAD Sage (Ann) Moore (Mills College)Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:28 AM PST 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2013: Algebraic Combinatorics
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), LEAD Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply and the program cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding. The academic portion of the 2013 program will be led by Dr. Rosa Orellana from Dartmouth College.
Updated on Aug 15, 2013 08:52 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2013
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Robert Bryant (Duke University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Location: Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:09 PM PDT 
Workshop The Commutative Algebra of Singularities in Birational Geometry: Multiplier Ideals, Jets, Valuations, and Positive Characteristic Methods
Organizers: Craig Huneke (University of Virginia), Yujiro Kawamata (University of Tokyo), Mircea Mustaţă (University of Michigan), Karen Smith (University of Michigan), Keiichi Watanabe (Nihon University)The workshop will examine the interplay between measures of singularities coming both from characteristic p methods of commutative algebra, and invariants of singularities coming from birational algebraic geometry. There is a long history of this interaction which arises via the "reduction to characteristic p" procedure. It is only in the last few years, however, that very concrete objects from both areas, namely generalized test ideals from commutative algebra and multiplier ideals from birational geometry, have been shown to be intimately connected. This workshop will explore this connection, as well as other topics used to study singularities such as jets schemes and valuations.
Updated on Jun 05, 2013 09:44 AM PDT 
Workshop Interactions between Noncommutative Algebra, Representation Theory, and Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Victor Ginzburg (University of Chicago), Iain Gordon (University of Edinburgh, UK), Markus Reineke (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany), Catharina Stroppel* (University of Bonn, Germany), and James Zhang (University of Washington)In recent years there have been increasing interactions between noncommutative algebra/representation theory on the one hand and algebraic geometry on the other. This workshop would aim to examine these interactions and, as importantly, to encourage the interactions between the three areas. The precise topics will become more precise nearer the time, but will certainly include:
Noncommutative algebraic geometry; Noncommutative resolutions of singularities and CalabiYau algebras; Symplectic reflection and related algebras; Dmodule theory; Deformationquantization
Updated on May 14, 2013 12:12 PM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2013: Assessment of Mathematical Proficiencies in the Age of the Common Core
Organizers: Mark Thames* (University of Michigan), Kristin Umland* (University of New Mexico), Noah Heller (Math for America) and Alan Schoenfeld (University of California, Berkeley)This workshop will explore the fundamental problems of trying to assess students' mathematical proficiency, seeking to take a more comprehensive perspective on what it is to learn, know, and use mathematics. The advent of the Common Core State Standards both increases the demand and broadens the conception of what it is to be mathematically skillful, and opens new opportunities and challenges to improving our ability to assess what students understand and can do.
Updated on May 13, 2015 03:24 PM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Surface subgroups and cube complexes
Organizers: Ian Agol* (University of California, Berkeley), Danny Calegari (University of Chicago), Ursula Hamenstädt (University Bonn), Vlad Markovic (California Institute of Technology)Recently there has been substantial progress in our understanding of the related questions of which hyperbolic groups are cubulated on the one hand, and which contain a surface subgroup on the other. The most spectacular combination of these two ideas has been in 3manifold topology, which has seen the resolution of many longstanding conjectures. In turn, the resolution of these conjectures has led to a new point of view in geometric group theory, and the introduction of powerful new tools and structures. The goal of this conference will be to explore the further potential of these new tools and perspectives, and to encourage communication between researchers working in various related fields.
Updated on Jun 06, 2013 05:54 PM PDT 
Workshop AWM Research Symposium 2013
Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI), Estelle Basor (AIM), Georgia Benkart (University of WisconsinMadison), Ruth Charney (Brandeis University), Frank Farris (Santa Clara University), Jill Pipher (Brown University and ICERM)AWM launches a New Series of Biennial Research Symposia
AWM Research Symposium 2013 will be held at Santa Clara University March 16 17, 2013. The symposium, the initial event in the series, will showcase the research of women in the mathematical professions. It will feature three plenary talks, special sessions on a broad range of research in pure and applied mathematics, poster sessions for graduate students, and a panel discussion of the "imposter syndrome." Join us next spring on the Santa Clara University campus.
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:28 AM PST 
Workshop Circle on the Road Spring 2013
Organizers: Amanda Serenevy (Riverbend Community Math Center), Dave Auckly (Kansas State University), Jonathan Farley (Research Institute for Mathematics), Hector Rosario (University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez), Mark Saul (John Templeton Foundation), Diana White (University of Colorado Denver)This workshop will bring together new and experienced leaders of math circles for students and teachers. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about math circles, especially teachers. Workshop activities will include discussions, presentations, and a mathematics festival.
Participants will begin collaborating before the workshop to develop sample math circle sessions that they will present during the festival. These activities will be collaboratively evaluated and refined during the workshop.Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:29 AM PST 
Workshop Representation Theory, Homological Algebra, and Free Resolutions
Organizers: Luchezar Avramov (University of Nebraska), David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley), and Irena Peeva* (Cornell University)The workshop will focus on recent breakthroughs in understanding and applications of free resolutions and on interactions of commutative algebra and representation theory, where algebraic geometry often appears as a third player. A specific goal is to stimulate further interaction between these fields.
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 07:31 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory
Organizers: Michael Artin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology  MIT), Michel Van den Bergh* (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and Toby Stafford (University of Manchester)This workshop will provide several short lecture series consisting two or three lectures each to introduce postdocs, graduate students and nonexperts to some of the major themes of the conference. While the precise topics may change to reflect developments in the area, it is likely that we will run miniseries in the following subjects:
Noncommutative algebraic geometry; DModule Theory; Derived Categories; Noncommutative Resolutions of Singularities; DeformationQuantization; Symplectic Reflection Algebras; Growth Functions of Infinite Dimensional Algebras.
Updated on Aug 03, 2016 05:07 AM PDT 
Workshop UC Berkeley Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:29 AM PST 
Workshop Bay Area Circle for Teachers (BACT) Winter Workshop 2013
Organizers: Sage Moore, BACT DirectorUpdated on Mar 09, 2017 09:29 AM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women: Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory
Organizers: Georgia Benkart (University of Wisconsin), Ellen Kirkman* (Wake Forest University), and Susan Sierra (Princeton University & University of Edinburgh)The Connections for Women workshop associated to the MSRI program in noncommutative algebraic geometry and representation theory is intended to bring together women who are working in these areas in all stages of their careers.
As the first event in the semester, this workshop will feature a "tapas menu" of current research and open questions: light but intriguing tastes, designed to encourage further exploration and interest. Talks will be aimed at a fairly general audience and will cover diverse topics within the theme of the program. In addition, there will be a poster session for graduate students and recent PhD recipients and a panel discussion on career issues, as well as free time for informal discussion.
Updated on Mar 22, 2017 10:09 AM PDT 
Workshop Combinatorial Commutative Algebra and Applications
Organizers: Winfried Bruns (Universität Osnabrück), Alicia Dickenstein (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Takayuki Hibi (Osaka University), Allen Knutson* (Cornell University), and Bernd Sturmfels (University of California, Berkeley)This workshop on Combinatorial Commutative Algebra aims to bring together researchers studying toric algebra and degenerations, simplicial objects such as monomial ideals and StanleyReisner rings, and their connections to tropical geometry, algebraic statistics, Hilbert schemes, Dmodules, and hypergeometric functions.
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 07:31 AM PDT 
Workshop Cluster Algebras in Combinatorics, Algebra, and Geometry
Organizers: Claire Amiot (Université de Strasbourg), Sergey Fomin (University of Michigan), Bernard Leclerc (Université de Caen), and Andrei Zelevinsky* (Northeastern University)Cluster algebras provide a unifying algebraic/combinatorial framework for a wide variety of phenomena in settings as diverse as quiver representations, Teichmuller theory, Poisson geometry, Lie theory, discrete integrable systems, and polyhedral combinatorics.
The workshop aims at presenting a broad view of the stateoftheart understanding of the role of cluster algebras in all these areas, and their interactions with each other.
Updated on Mar 03, 2017 06:14 PM PST 
Workshop Joint Introductory Workshop: Cluster Algebras and Commutative Algebra
Organizers: David Eisenbud* (University of California, Berkeley), Bernhard Keller (Universit´e Paris VII, France), Karen Smith (University of Michigan), and Alexander Vainshtein* (University of Haifa, Israel)This workshop will take place at the opening of the MSRI special programs on Commutative Algebra and on Cluster Algebras. It will feature lecture series at different levels, to appeal to a wide variety of participants. There will be minicourses on the basics of cluster algebras, and others developing particular aspects of cluster algebras and commutative algebra.
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 07:31 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections For Women: Joint Workshop on Commutative Algebra and Cluster Algebras
Organizers: Claudia Polini (University of Notre Dame), Idun Reiten (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Karen Smith (University of Michigan), and Lauren Williams* (University of California, Berkeley)This workshop will present basic notions from Commutative Algebra and Cluster Algebras, with a particular focus on providing background material. Additionally, the workshop aims to encourage and facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers in Commutative Algebra and researchers in Cluster Algebras.
Updated on Mar 03, 2017 06:14 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Model Theory
Organizers: David Marker* (University of Illinois, Chicago), Thomas Scanlon (University of California, Berkeley), Carol Wood (Wesleyan University).The workshop will consist of two minicourses, together with a selection of topical lectures.
In the model theory course, ominimality, and specifically the concrete example of the semialgebraic sets of real numbers will provide the setting in which we introduce various fundamental results from model theory.
The algebraic dynamics course will allow the introduction of concepts and proof techniques from number theory and algebraic geometry in the context of applications involving model theory.Toward the end of the workshop, the two minicourses will converge on the PilaWilkie theorem concerning points on analytic varieties, a result crucial in recent applications of ominimality to diophantine geometry.
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 03:15 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Mathematical General Relativity
Organizers: Justin Corvino* (Lafayette College) and Pengzi Miao (University of Miami)Mathematical general relativity is the study of mathematical problems related to Einstein's theory of gravitation. There are interesting connections between the physical theory and problems in differential geometry and partial differential equations.
The purpose of the workshop is to introduce graduate students to some fundamental aspects of mathematical general relativity, with particular emphasis on the geometry of the Einstein constraint equations and the Positive Mass Theorem. These topics will comprise a component of the upcoming semester program at MSRI in Fall 2013.
There will be minicourses, as well as several research lectures. Students are expected to have had courses in graduate real analysis and Riemannian geometry, while a course in graduatelevel partial differential equations is recommended.
Updated on Aug 03, 2016 05:06 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI Summer 2012: Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: Mladen Bestvina (University of Utah), Michah Sageev (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology), and Karen Vogtmann (Cornell University)This Summer Graduate Workshop will be held in Park City, Utah.
Some mobility between the Research in Mathematics and Graduate Summer School programs is expected and encouraged, but interested candidates should read the guidelines carefully and apply to the one program best suited to their field of study and experience. Postdoctoral scholars who are working in the field of Geometric Group Theory should apply to the Research Program in Mathematics, not to the Graduate Summer School.
Graduate students who are beyond their basic courses and recent PhDs in all fields of mathematics are encouraged to apply to the Graduate Summer School. Funding will go primarily to graduate students. Postdoctoral scholars not working in the field of Geometric Group Theory should also apply, but should be within four years of receipt of their PhD.
Deadline for submission of applications is January 31, 2012. Supplemental materials (such as Reference Letters) must be received in the PCMI office by February 4, 2012. Please plan accordingly. (Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the organizers.) Response may be expected in early April. Financial support is available. Applicants are invited to request financial support by checking the appropriate boxes on the application form.Updated on Mar 20, 2012 11:44 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2012: Probabilistic Combinatorics
Organizers: Louigi AddarioBerry* (McGill University), Luc Devroye (McGill University), Bruce Reed (McGill University)This Summer Graduate Workshop will be held in Montreal, Canada.
One of the cornerstones of the probabilistic approach to solving combinatorial problems is the following guiding principle: information about global structure can be obtained through local analysis. This principle is ubiquitous in probabilistic combinatorics. It arises in problems ranging from graph colouring, to Markov chain mixing times, to Szemerédi's regularity lemma and its applications, to the theory of influences. The 2012 Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures brings together experts in probabilistic combinatorics from around the world, to explain cutting edge research which in one way or another exhibits this principle.
Updated on May 07, 2013 11:14 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Dan Rogalski* (University of California, San Diego), Travis Schedler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Michael Wemyss (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)This workshop will introduce some of the major themes of the MSRI program "Interactions between Noncommutative Algebra, Representation Theory, and Algebraic Geometry" to be held in the spring of 2013. There will be four minicourses on the topics of noncommutative projective geometry, deformation theory, noncommutative resolutions of singularities, and symplectic reflection algebras. As well as providing theoretical background, the workshop will aim to equip participants with some intuition for the many open problems in this area through worked examples and experimental computer calculations.
Updated on Aug 03, 2016 05:06 AM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2012: Enumerative Combinatorics
The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply and the program cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding. The academic portion of the 2012 program will be led by Dr. Matthias Beck.
Updated on May 09, 2013 01:11 PM PDT 
Workshop Random Walks and Random Media
Organizers: Noam Berger (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Nina Gantert (Technical University, Munich), Andrea Montanari (Stanford University), AlainSol Sznitman (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich), and Ofer Zeitouni* (University of Minnesota/Weizmann Institute)The field of random media has been the object of intensive mathematical research over the last thirty years. It covers a variety of models, mainly from condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, and geology, where one is interested in materials which have defects or inhomogeneities. These features are taken into account by letting the medium be random. It has been found that this randomness can cause very unexpected effects in the large scale behavior of these models; on occasion these run contrary to the prevailing intuition. A feature of this area, which it has in common with other areas of statistical physics, is that what was initially thought to be just a simple toy model has turned out to be a major mathematical challenge.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:09 PM PDT 
Workshop Circle on the Road Spring 2012
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Robert Sachs, Amanda Serenevy, Dan UllmanThis workshop will bring together new and experienced leaders of math circles for students and teachers.
Workshop activities will include discussions, presentations, and a mathematics festival to be held outside of the MathAlive! exhibit that will be in the Smithsonian Institution.
Participants will begin collaborating before the workshop to develop sample math circle sessions that they will present during the festival. These activities will be collaboratively evaluated and refined during the workshop.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:01 PM PDT 
Workshop Statistical Mechanics and Conformal Invariance
Organizers: Philippe Di Francesco* (Commissariat à l' Énergie Atomique, CEA), Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University), Steffen Rohde (University of Washington ), and Scott Sheffield (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT)Our understanding of the scaling limits of discrete statistical systems has shifted in recent years from the physicists' fieldtheoretical approaches to the more rigorous realm of probability theory and complex analysis. The aim of this workshop is to combine both discrete and continuous approaches, as well as the statistical physics/combinatorial and the probabilistic points of view. Topics include quantum gravity, planar maps, discrete conformal analysis, SLE, and other statistical models such as loop gases.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:08 PM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2012: Teacher education in view of the Common Core
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Hyman Bass, Amy CohenCorwin, and William McCallumThe wide adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) offers a helpful curricular coherence to the environment of teacher education. And so the CCSSM present both an opportunity and a challenge to teacher education. An opportunity because of the greater focus made possible. A challenge because not only of the ambitious level of the CCSSM, but also of the prominent role in them of Mathematical Practices. While most mathematicians will find these congenial, much needs to be done to make them meaningfully understood by teachers and teacher educators, and, still more, how to enact them as an organic aspect of instruction. The CIME workshop aims to gather and stimulate ideas for how to meet this opportunity and challenge.
Updated on Sep 09, 2013 09:32 PM PDT 
Workshop Spring Opportunities
Organizers: David Auckly, Philip Kutzko, Trachette Jackson, and Robert MegginsonThis first workshop in a series addresses the professional advancement of underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences. It will include an introduction to mathematics represented in the MSRI research programs aimed at faculty in minority serving and primarily undergraduate institutions. Anyone who will be seeking employment in mathematics within the next couple of years would benefit from attending this workshop.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:01 PM PDT 
Workshop Percolation and Interacting Systems
Organizers: Geoffrey R. Grimmett (University of Cambridge), Eyal Lubetzky* (Microsoft Research), Jeffrey Steif (Chalmers University of Technology), and Maria E. Vares (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas)Over the last ten years there has been spectacular progress in the understanding of geometrical properties of random processes. Of particular importance in the study of these complex random systems is the aspect of their phase transition (in the wide sense of an abrupt change in macroscopic behavior caused by a small variation in some parameter) and critical phenomena, whose applications range from physics, to the performance of algorithms on networks, to the survival of a biological species.
Recent advances in the scope of rigorous scaling limits for discrete random systems, most notably for 2D systems such as percolation and the Ising model via SLE, have greatly contributed to the understanding of both the critical geometry of these systems and the behavior of dynamical stochastic processes modeling their evolution. While some of the techniques used in the analysis of these systems are modelspecific, there is a remarkable interplay between them. The deep connection between percolation and interacting particle systems such as the Ising and Potts models has allowed one model to successfully draw tools and rigorous theory from the other.
The aim of this workshop is to share and attempt to push forward the stateoftheart understanding of the geometry and dynamic evolution of these models, with a main focus on percolation, the random cluster model, Ising and other interacting particle systems on lattices.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:08 PM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Thin Groups and Superstrong Approximation
Organizers: Emmanuel Breuillard* (Universite ParisSud, Orsay), Alexander Gamburd (CUNY Graduate Center), Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin  Madison), Emmanuel Kowalski (ETH Zurich), Hee Oh (Brown University)The workshop will focus on recent developments concerning various quantitative aspects of "thin groups". These are discrete subgroups of semisimple Lie groups which are both « big » (i.e. Zariski dense) and « small » (i.e. of infinite covolume). This dual nature leads to many intricate questions. Over the past few years, many new ideas and techniques, arising in particular from arithmetic combinatorics, have been involved in the study of such groups, leading for instance to farreaching generalizations of the strong approximation theorem in which congruence quotients are shown to exhibit a spectral gap (superstrong approximation).
Simultaneously and sometimes surprisingly, the study of thin groups turns out to be of fundamental importance in a variety of subjects, including equidistribution of homogeneous flows and lattice points counting problems, dynamics on Teichmuller space, the BourgainGamburdSarnak sieve in orbit, and arithmetic or geometric properties of certain types of monodromy groups and coverings. The workshop will gather a variety of experts from group theory, number theory, ergodic theory and harmonic analysis to present the accomplishments to date to a broad audience and discuss directions for further study.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:00 PM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2012
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Robert Bryant (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), David Hoffman* (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Location: Stanford University
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:32 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Lattice Models and Combinatorics
Organizers: Cédric Boutillier (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Tony Guttmann* (University of Melbourne), Christian Krattenthaler (University of Vienna), Nicolai Reshetikhin (University of California, Berkeley), and David Wilson (Microsoft Research)Research at the interface of lattice statistical mechanics and combinatorial problems of ``large sets" has been and exciting and fruitful field in the last decade or so. In this workshop we plan to develop a broad spectrum of methods and applications, spanning the spectrum from theoretical developments to the numerical end. This will cover the behaviour of lattice models at a macroscopic level (scaling limits at criticality and their connection with SLE) and also at a microscopic level (combinatorial and algebraic structures), as well as efficient enumeration techniques and Monte Carlo algorithms to generate these objects.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:00 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Discrete Lattice Models in Mathematics, Physics, and Computing
Organizers: Beatrice de Tiliere (University Pierre et Marie Curie), Dana Randall* (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Chris Soteros (University of Saskatchewan)This 2day workshop will bring together researchers from discrete mathematics, probability theory, theoretical computer science and statistical physics to explore topics at their interface. The focus will be on combinatorial structures, probabilistic algorithms and models that arise in the study of physical systems. This will include the study of phase transitions, probabilistic combinatorics, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, and random structures and randomized algorithms.
Since discrete lattice models stand at the interface of these fields, the workshop will start with background talks in each of the following three areas: Statistical and mathematical physics; Combinatorics of lattice models; Sampling and computational issues. These talks will describe the general framework and recent developments in the field and will be followed with shorter talks highlighting recent research in the area.
The workshop will celebrate academic and gender diversity, bringing together women and men at junior and senior levels of their careers from mathematics, physics and computer science.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:00 PM PDT 
Workshop Quantitative Geometry in Computer Science
Organizers: Irit Dinur (Weizmann Institute), Subhash Khot (Courant Institute), Manor Mendel* (Open University of Israel and Microsoft Research), Assaf Naor (Courant Institute), and Alistair Sinclair (University of California, Berkeley)Geometric problems which are inherently quantitative occur in various aspects of theoretical computer science, including
a) Algorithmic tasks for geometric questions such as clustering and proximity data structures.
b) Geometric methods in the design of approximation algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems, including the analysis of semidefinite programs and embedding methods.
c) Geometric questions arising from computational complexity, particularly in hardness of approximation. These include isoperimetric and Fourier analytic problems. These include isoperimetric and Fourier analytic problems.This workshops aims to present recent progress in these directions.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:00 PM PDT 
Workshop Chern Centennial Conference
Organizers: Robert Bryant (CoChair, Mathematical Science Research Institute  MSRI), Yiming Long (CoChair, Chern Institute of Mathematics  CIM), Hélène Barcelo (Mathematical Science Research Institute  MSRI), May Chu (S. S. Chern Foundation for Mathematical Research), and Lei Fu (Chern Institute of Mathematics  CIM).The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in conjunction with the Chern Institute of Mathematics (CIM) in Tianjin, China, celebrates the centennial of the birth of ShiingShen Chern, one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century and MSRI's cofounder. In commemoration of Chern's work, MSRI and CIM will hold a twoweek international mathematics conference. During the first week, October 24 to 28, 2011, the conference will take place at CIM in Tianjin, China. During the second week, October 30 to November 5, 2011, the conference will be held at MSRI in Berkeley, California.
The auditorium at MSRI can seat about 140 participants. We advise early registration.
Updated on Mar 17, 2014 03:01 PM PDT 
Workshop Embedding Problems in Banach Spaces and Group Theory
Organizers: William Johnson* (Texas A&M University), Bruce Kleiner (Yale University and Courant Institute), Gideon Schechtman (Weizmann Institute), Nicole TomczakJaegermann (University of Alberta), and Alain Valette (Université de Neuchâtel)This workshop is devoted to various kinds of embeddings of metric spaces into Banach spaces, including biLipschitz embeddings, uniform embeddings, and coarse embeddings, as well as linear embeddings of finite dimensional spaces into low dimensional $\ell_p^n$ spaces. There will be an emphasis on the relevance to geometric group theory, and an exploration into the use of metric differentiation theory to effect embeddings.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:06 PM PDT 
Workshop Probabilistic Reasoning in Quantitative Geometry
Organizers: Anna Erschler* (Université ParisSud), Assaf Naor (Courant Institute), and Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research)"Probabilistic Reasoning in Quantitative Geometry" refers to the use of probabilistic techniques to prove geometric theorems that do not have any a priori probabilistic content. A classical instance of this approach is the probabilistic method to prove existence of geometric objects (examples include Dvoretzky's theorem, the JohnsonLindenstrauss lemma, and the use of expanders and random graphs for geometric constructions). Other examples are the use of probabilistic geometric invariants in the local theory of Banach spaces (sums of independent random variables in the context of type and cotype, and martingalebased invariants), the more recent use of such invariants in metric geometry (e.g., Markov type in the context of embedding and extension problems), probabilistic tools in group theory, the use of probabilistic methods to prove geometric inequalities (e.g., maximal inequalities, singular integrals, Grothendieck inequalities), the use of probabilistic reasoning to prove metric embedding results such as Bourgain's embedding theorem (where the embedding is deterministic, but its analysis benefits from a probabilistic interpretation), probabilistic interpretations of curvature and their applications, and the use of probabilistic arguments in the context of isoperimetric problems (e.g., Gaussian, rearrangement, and transportation cost methods).
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:06 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Quantitative Geometry
Organizers: Keith Ball (University College London), Eva Kopecka* (Mathematical Institute, Prague), Assaf Naor (Courant Institute), and Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research)Quantitative Geometry deals with geometric questions in which quantitative or asymptotic considerations occur. The workshop will provide a mathematical introduction, a foretaste, of the many themes this exciting topic comprises: geometric group theory, theory of Lipschitz functions, large scale and coarse geometry, embeddings of metric spaces, quantitative aspects of Banach space theory, geometric measure theory and of isoperimetry, and more.
Updated on Mar 10, 2017 12:12 PM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women in Quantitative Geometry
Organizers: Keith Ball* (University College London), Eva Kopecka (Mathematical Institute, Prague), Assaf Naor (Courant Institute), and Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research)This workshop will provide an introduction to the program on Quantitative Geometry. There will be several short lecture series, given by speakers chosen for the accessibility of their lectures, designed to introduce nonspecialists or students to some of the major themes of the program.
Updated on Jan 27, 2017 01:14 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Cluster Algebras and Cluster Combinatorics
Organizers: Gregg Musiker (University of Minnesota), Lauren Williams* (University of California, Berkeley)Cluster algebras are a class of combinatorially defined rings that provide a unifying structure for phenomena in a variety of algebraic and geometric contexts. A partial list of related areas includes quiver representations, statistical physics, and Teichmuller theory. This summer workshop for graduate students will focus on the combinatorial aspects of cluster algebras, thereby providing a concrete introduction to this rapidlygrowing field. Besides providing background on the fundamentals of cluster theory, the summer school will cover complementary topics such as total positivity, the polyhedral geometry of cluster complexes, cluster algebras from surfaces, and connections to statistical physics. No prior knowledge of cluster algebras will be assumed.
The workshop will consist of four minicourses with accompanying tutorials. Students will also have opportunities for further exploration using computer packages in Java and Sage.
Updated on Mar 03, 2017 06:14 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Toric Varieties in Cortona, Italy
Organizers: Scientific Committee: David Cox* (Amherst College) and Hal Schenck (University of Illinois)
Organizing Committee: Giorgio Patrizio (Università di Firenze, Italy) and Sandro Verra (Università di Roma Tre, Italy)In cooperation with INdAM (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica) and the SMI (Scuola Matematica Interuniversitaria), MSRI will sponsor a summer graduate workshop (SGW) on toric varieties in Cortona during summer of 2011; the workshop will reprise the very successful SGW on toric varieties held at MSRI in 2009.
Toric varieties are algebraic varieties defined by combinatorial data, and there is a wonderful interplay between algebra, combinatorics and geometry involved in their study. Many of the key concepts of abstract algebraic geometry (for example, constructing a variety by glueing affine pieces) have very concrete interpretations in the toric case, making toric varieties an ideal tool for introducing students to abstruse concepts.Special restrictions apply, please see the workshop homepage.
Updated on May 07, 2013 11:14 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Geometric Measure Theory and Applications
Organizers: Camillo De Lellis (Universität Zürich), Tatiana Toro* (University of Washington)Geometric Measure Theory (GMT) is a field of Mathematics that has contributed greatly to the development of the calculus of variations and geometric analysis. In recent years it has experienced a new boom with the development of GMT in the metric space setting which has lead to unexpected applications (for examples to questions arising from theoretical computer sciences). The goal of this summer graduate workshop is to introduce students to different aspects of this field. There will be 5 minicourses and a couple of research lectures. We expect students to have a solid background in measure theory.
Updated on Mar 22, 2017 11:47 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School IASPCMI Summer School on Moduli Spaces of Riemann Surfaces
Organizers: Benson Farb (University of Chicago), Richard Hain (Duke University), and Eduard Looijenga (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)The study of moduli spaces of Riemann surface is a rich mixture of geometric topology, algebraic topology, complex analysis and algebraic geometry. Each community of researchers that studies these moduli spaces generates its own problems and its own techniques for solving them. However, it is not uncommon for researchers in one community to solve problems generated by another once they become aware of them. The goal of this summer school is to give graduate students a broad background in the various approaches to the study of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces so that they will be aware of the problems and techniques of many of the communities that study these fascinating objects. Graduate student participants from the various communities will be encouraged to interact with their colleagues from the other communities of students in order to maximize cross fertilization.
Special restrictions apply, please see the workshop homepage.
Updated on Apr 27, 2011 06:34 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2011. Metric Measure Spaces: Geometric and Analytic Aspects.
Organizers: Galia Dafni* (Concordia University, Montreal), Robert McCann (University of Toronto), and Alina Stancu (Concordia University, Montreal)In cooperation with the CRM (Centre de Recherches Mathematiques), the Fields Institute, and the PIMS (Pacific Insitute for Mathematical Sciences), MSRI will sponsor a summer graduate workshop on Metric measure spaces: geometric and analytic aspects in Montreal, Canada.
In recent decades, metricmeasure spaces have emerged as a fruitful source of mathematical questions in their own right, and as indispensable tools for addressing classical problems in geometry, topology, dynamical systems and partial differential equations. The purpose of the 2011 summer school is to lead young scientists to the research frontier concerning the analysis and geometry of metricmeasure spaces, by exposing them to a series of minicourses featuring leading researchers who will present both the stateoftheart and the exciting challenges which remain.
Special restrictions apply, please see the workshop homepage.
Updated on May 07, 2013 11:14 PM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2011: Mathematical Finance
Organizers: Dr. Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Dr. Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Dr. Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), Dr. Ivelisse Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), and Dr. Suzanne Weekes*(Worcester Polytechnic Institute)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply and the program cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding.
Updated on Mar 07, 2012 08:55 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School The Dirichlet Space: Connections between Operator Theory, Function Theory, and Complex Analysis
Organizers: Nicola Arcozzi (Universita' di Bologna), Richard Rochberg (Washington University), Eric T Sawyer (McMaster University), Brett D Wick* (Georgia Institute of Technology)This workshop will focus on the classical Dirichlet space of holomorphic functions on the unit disk. This space is at the center of several active, interrelated areas of research that, viewed more broadly, focus on the interaction between function theoretic operator theory and potential theory. There are several goals of this Summer Graduate Workshop. First, mathematically, the workshop will demonstrate the basic properties of the Dirichlet space, then introduce the technique of Trees in Function Spaces. The workshop will show the interconnections between the areas of Complex Analysis, Function Theory, and Operator Theory and will also illustrate the realvariable analogues of the analytic result discussed.
Updated on Sep 12, 2013 10:19 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Circle for Teachers Summer Workshop
Organizers: David Auckly*The BACT Summer Workshop supports teachers in their development of problem solving skills as well as supporting the incorporation of problem solving into their teaching curriculum. During the earlier part of the week teachers will gain experience with a variety of problem solving techniques such as symmetry, mathematical patterns, and parity. Subsequent sessions will focus on particular topics such as geometry, sequences, counting, and number theory.
Note: for 2011 Workshop there will be two parallel sessions: one for elementary teachers and one for secondary teachers.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:28 PM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2011
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), Ivelisse Rubio (University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus), Suzanne Weekes* (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS IS NOW CLOSED.
The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. MSRIUP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and followup support.
Updated on May 01, 2013 11:54 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Commutative Algebra
Organizers: Daniel Erman (Stanford University), Irena Swanson* (Reed College), and Amelia Taylor (Colorado College)This workshop will involve a combination of theory and symbolic computation in commutative algebra. The lectures are intended to introduce three active areas of research: BoijSöderberg theory, algebraic statistics, and integral closure. The lectures will be accompanied with tutorials on the computer algebra system Macaulay 2.
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 07:31 AM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2011: Mathematical Education of Teachers
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Sybilla Beckmann (chair), Jim Lewis and William McCallumThis workshop will showcase materials and successful teacher education programs, examine the Common Core State Standards and its implications, and explore how mathematics education research can improve practice.
Updated on Nov 12, 2014 12:41 PM PST 
Workshop Arithmetic Statistics
Organizers: Brian Conrey (American Institute of Mathematics), Barry Mazur (Harvard University), and Michael Rubinstein* (University of Waterloo)Our workshop will highlight some work relevant to or carried out during our program at the MSRI, including statistical results about ranks for elliptic curves, zeros of Lfunctions, curves over finite fields, as well as algorithms for Lfunctions, point counting, and automorphic forms.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:06 PM PDT 
Workshop Circle on the Road Spring 2011
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Matthias Kawski, Jeff Morgan, Mark Saul, and Sam VanderveldeThis workshop will bring together people who have experience running math circles and teams of people who wish to start a math circle. The workshop will begin on Friday, with discussions and presentations related to math circles. On Saturday several sample math circle sessions will be offered, and the workshop will conclude on Sunday with more discussions and presentations.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:28 PM PDT 
Workshop Free Boundary Problems, Theory and Applications
Organizers: John King (University of Nottingham), Arshak Petrosyan* (Purdue University), Henrik Shahgholian (Royal Institute of Technology), and Georg Weiss (University of Dusseldorf)Many problems in physics, industry, finance, biology, and other areas can be described by partial differential equations that exhibit apriori unknown sets, such as interfaces, moving boundaries, shocks, etc. The study of such sets, also known as free boundaries, often occupies a central position in such problems. The main objective of the workshop is to bring together experts in various theoretical an applied aspects of free boundary problems.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:05 PM PDT 
Workshop Workshop on Mathematics Journals
Organizers: James M Crowley (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), Susan Hezlet* (London Mathematical Society), Robion C Kirby (University of California, Berkeley), and Donald E McClure (American Mathematical Society)Mathematics relies on its journal literature as the main conduit for peer review and dissemination of research, and it does so more heavily and differently to other scientific fields. The conflict between universal access and the traditional subscription model that funds the journals has been debated for the past decade, while hard data on financial sustainability and usage under the different models has been slow to appear. However the last ten years have seen the move from print to the electronic version of journals becoming the version of record and the workshop plans to take an evidencebased approach to discussing dissemination, access and usage of mathematics journals.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:00 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Arithmetic Statistics
Organizers: Barry Mazur (Harvard University), Carl Pomerance (Dartmouth College), and Michael Rubinstein* (University of Waterloo)Our Introductory Workshop will focus largely on the background, recent work, and current problems regarding: Selmer groups and MordellWeil groups, and the distribution of their ranks (and "sizes") over families of elliptic curves, including recent work of Manjul Bhargava and Arul Shankar where they have shown that the average size of the 2Selmer group of an elliptic curve over Q is 3, and thereby obtains information about the average rank of MordellWeil groups; related work on the asymptotics of number fields; certain natural families of Lfunctions, and the statistical distribution of their zeros and values; complementary algorithmic methods and experimental results regarding Lfunctions, automorphic forms, elliptic curves and number fields; the statistical behavior of eigenvalues of Frobenius elements in Galois representations.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:00 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Arithmetic Statistics
Organizers: Chantal David (Concordia University) and Nina Snaith* (University of Bristol)The format of this 2day workshop will be colloquiumstyle presentations that will introduce some of the major topics touched on by the "Arithmetic Statistics" program. They will be pitched so as to be understandable to researchers with a variety of mathematical backgrounds. The talks are designed broadly as a leadin to the program's initial workshop (taking place the following week) and will include topics such as the SatoTate conjecture, random matrix theory, and enumeration of number fields. The purpose will be to provide background but also to present the exciting areas where progress is happening fast, where major problems have been solved, or where there are significant open questions that need to be tackled. With this we aim to provide motivation for the Connections participants to involve themselves with the remainder of the program.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:27 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Free Boundary Problems, Theory and Applications
Organizers: Tatiana Toro* (University of Washington)Many problems in physics, industry, finance, biology, and other areas can be described by partial differential equations that exhibit a priori unknown sets, such as interfaces, moving boundaries or shocks for example. The study of such sets, also known as free boundaries, often plays a central role in the understanding of such problems. The aim of this workshop is to introduce several free boundary problems arising in completely different areas.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:00 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Free Boundary Problems, Theory and Applications
Organizers: Catherine Bandle (University of Basel), Claudia Lederman (University of Buenos Aires), Noemi Wolanski (University of Buenos Aires)Contributions of women working in areas related to free boundary problems will be presented. It will include survey lectures on current problems and on standard techniques used in this field, as well as more specific new results of individual researchers. One of the major goals besides the scientific aspect, is to encourage women mathematicians to interact and to build networks. It addresses also to graduate students who are very welcome. A discussion on women’s experiences in the mathematical community should help them to find their way in their mathematical career.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:59 PM PDT 
Workshop Random Matrix Theory and its Applications II
Organizers: Alexei Borodin* (California Institute of Technology), Percy Deift (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), Alice Guionnet (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Pierre van Moerbeke (Universite Catholique de Louvain and Brandeis University), and Craig A.Tracy (University of California, Davis)Random matrix theory (RMT) was introduced into the theoretical physics community by Eugene Wignerinthe 1950s as a model for the scattering resonances of neutrons off large nuclei. In multivariate statistics, random matrix models were introduced in the late 1920s by John Wishart and subsequently developed by Anderson, James and others. Since these early beginnings RMT has found an extraordinary variety of mathematical, physical and engineering applications that, to name some, include number theory, stochastic growth models, tiling problems and wireless communications.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 12:49 PM PDT 
Workshop SIAM/MSRI workshop on Hybrid Methodologies for SymbolicNumeric Computation
Organizers: Mark Giesbrecht (University of Waterloo), Erich Kaltofen* (North Carolina State University), Daniel Lichtblau (Wolfram Research), Seth Sullivant (North Carolina State University), and Lihong Zhi (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)This workshop will provide a forum for researchers on both sides (and the middle!) of hybrid symbolicnumeric computation. We anticipate inviting as primary speakers some of the original contributors in the field, as well as younger researchers making strong contributions on different aspects of the field.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:57 PM PDT 
Workshop Inverse Problems: Theory and Applications
Organizers: Liliana Borcea (Rice University), Carlos Kenig (University of Chicago), Maarten de Hoop (Purdue University), Peter Kuchment (Texas A&M University), Lassi Paivarinta (University of Helsinki), and Gunther Uhlmann* (University of Washington)Inverse Problems are problems where causes for a desired or an observed effect are to be determined. They lie at the heart of scientific inquiry and technological development. Applications include a number of medical as well as other imaging techniques, location of oil and mineral deposits in the earth's substructure, creation of astrophysical images from telescope data, finding cracks and interfaces within materials, shape optimization, model identification in growth processes, and modelling in the life sciences.
The speakers in the workshop will cover a broad range of the most recent developments in the theory and applications of inverse problems.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:59 PM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Kervaire invariant
Organizers: Mike Hill (University of Virginia), Michael Hopkins (Harvard University), and Douglas C. Ravanel* (University of Rochester)This workshop will focus on the ideas surrounding the recent solution to the ArfKervaire invariant problem in stable homotopy theory by Mike Hill, Mike Hopkins and Doug Ravenel. There will be talks on relevant aspects of equivariant stable homotopy theory, including the norm functor and the slice tower. The pertinent parts of chromatic homotopy theory will be covered including formal groups and formal $A$modules, the HopkinsMiller theorem, finite subgroups of Morava stabilizer groups and Ravenel's 1978 solution to the analogous problem at primes bigger than 3. There will also be several talks by the organizers giving a detailed account of the proof of the main theorem. Finally there will be a discussion of the questions raised by the unexpected statement of the theorem.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:59 PM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry (BADG) Seminar Fall 2010
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Robert Bryant (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), David Hoffman* (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available at MSRI (participants will be asked to make a donation to help defray their lunch expenses) and the final talk will be followed by dinner. The schedule (with speakers) will be posted as soon as it becomes available.The October 23rd meeting takes place on the 60th birthday of Rick Schoen, and the dinner will recognize this happy coincidence.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:59 PM PDT 
Workshop 21st Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BADMath Day)
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Ruchira Datta (University of California, Berkeley), Tim Hsu (San Jose State University), Fu Liu (University of California, Davis), Carol Meyers (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Raman Sanyal* (University of California, Berkeley), Rick Scott (Santa Clara University), and Ellen Veomett (California State University, East Bay)BADMath Days are oneday meetings aimed at facilitating communication between researchers and graduate students of discrete mathematics around the San Francisco Bay Area. These days happen twice a year and strive to create an informal atmosphere to talk about discrete mathematics. The term "discrete mathematics" is chosen to include at least the following topics: Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Discrete Geometry, Graph Theory, Coding and Design Theory, Combinatorial Aspects of Computational Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorial Optimization, Probabilistic Combinatorics, Combinatorial Aspects of Statistics, and Combinatorics in Mathematical Physics.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:26 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: An Introduction to Random Matrices
Organizers: Estelle Basor (American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto), Alice Guionnet* (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon), and Irina Nenciu (University of Illinois at Chicago)Topics covered in this workshop will include fundamental problems in random matrices, including universality questions and connections to physics, free probability, Riemann Hilbert problems and applications to other areas of mathematics such as number theory and numerical analysis.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 12:57 PM PDT 
Workshop Random Matrix Theory and Its Applications I
Organizers: Jinho Baik (University of Michigan), Percy Deift (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), Alexander Its* (Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis), Kenneth McLaughlin (University of Arizona), and Craig A. Tracy (University of California, Davis)In the spring of 1999, MSRI hosted a very successful and influential onesemester program on RMT and its applications. At the workshops during the semester, there was a sense of excitement as brand new and very recent results were reported. The goal of the 2010 Program is to showcase the many remarkable developments that have taken place since 1999 and to spur further developments in RMT and Related areas of interacting particle systems (IPS) and integrable systems (IS) as well as to highlight various applications of RMT.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 12:57 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Inverse Problems and Applications
Organizers: Margaret Cheney (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Gunther Uhlmann* (University of Washington), Michael Vogelius( Rutgers), and Maciej Zworski (University of California, Berkeley)Inverse Problems are problems where causes for a desired or an observed effect are to be determined. They lie at the heart of scientific inquiry and technological development. Applications include a number of medical as well as other imaging techniques, location of oil and mineral deposits in the earth’s substructure, creation of astrophysical images from telescope data, finding cracks and interfaces within materials, shape optimization, model identification in growth processes and, more recently, modelling in the life sciences.
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 09:21 AM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women: Inverse Problems and Applications
Organizers: Tanya Christiansen (University of Missouri, Columbia), Alison Malcolm (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Shari Moskow (Drexel University), Chrysoula Tsogka (University of Crete), and Gunther Uhlmann* (University of Washington)Inverse Problems are problems where causes for a desired or an observed effect are to be determined. They lie at the heart of scientific inquiry and technological development. Applications include a number of medical as well as other imaging techniques, location of oil and mineral deposits in the earth’s substructure, creation of astrophysical images from telescope data, finding cracks and interfaces within materials, shape optimization, model identification in growth processes and, more recently, modelling in the life sciences.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 12:59 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Algebraic, Geometric, and Combinatorial Methods for Optimization
Organizers: Matthias Köppe (University of California, Davis) and Jiawang Nie (University of California, San Diego)This workshop is intended to introduce to graduate students the main ideas of algebraic, geometric and combinatorial methods in global optimization. We emphasize the major developments in the past few years from two viewpoints. The first one is that of the interaction of semidefinite programming and real algebraic geometry and includes topics such as linear matrix inequalities, positive polynomials, and sums of squares. The second viewpoint is that of primal methods and generating function methods in integer linear and nonlinear optimization.
Updated on Mar 06, 2017 10:40 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Mathematics of Climate Change
Organizers: Chris Jones (University of North Carolina and University of Warwick), Doug Nychka (National Center for Atmospheric Research), and Mary Lou Zeeman (Bowdoin College)NCAR supports scientific research on nearly every aspect of the atmosphere and related components of the Earth’s physical and biological systems. This includes developing stateofthe art climate models, high performance computing and also innovative ways of observing the atmosphere and oceans. The Center has approximately 1000 staff and is supported primarily by the National Science Foundation. Part of the NCAR mission is to engage students in the problems of understanding climate and weather and so provides an ideal context for this summer graduate workshop. The workshop is also part a larger program at NCAR through the Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences: Mathematicians and Climate.
For more information, please see NCAR summer school pageUpdated on Mar 03, 2017 02:17 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI Research Summer School 2010: Image Processing
Organizers: Tony Chan (University of California, Los Angeles), Ron Devore (Unversity of South Carolina, Columbia), Stanley Osher (University of California, Los Angeles), and Hongkai Zhao (University of California, Irvine)Both an MSRI nomination and PCMI application are required to attend the Image Processing summer school. The application form can be found by going to the PCMI page IAS/PCMI application homepage and clicking on the sentence "You're ready to apply."
Once the PCMI application is complete IAS/PCMI application homepage please return a letter of nomination from the Director of Graduate Studies to MSRI.Updated on Feb 10, 2017 03:15 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Probability workshop: 2010 PIMS Summer School in Probability.
Organizers: Krzysztof Burdzy (University of Washington), Zhenqing Chen (University of Washington), Christopher Hoffman (University of Washington), Soumik Pal (University of Washington), Yuval Peres ( University of California, Berkeley)The 2010 Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Summer
School in Probability will be held at the University of Washington and
Microsoft Research. The workshop will have two main courses, and three short ones.For further information please visit the following link pims homepage
Updated on Dec 12, 2016 11:05 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Sage Days 22: Computing with Elliptic Curves
Organizers: William Stein (University of Washington)This workshop will introduce graduate students to several central ideas in the arithmetic of elliptic curves. Participants will join a project group that will focus mainly on one topic, possibly involving elliptic curves over number fields, complex or padic Lfunctions, Heegner points and Kolyvagin classes, Iwasawa theory, and the Birch and SwinnertonDyer conjecture. The workshop will emphasize the essential interplay of abstract mathematics with explicit computation, which has played a central role in number theory ever since Birch and SwinnertonDyer made their famous conjecture in the 1960s. Participants will use, and improve, the free opensource Pythonbased mathematical software system Sage (http://www.sagemath.org) for computational projects.
Updated on Feb 13, 2017 08:45 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Summer School on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry
Organizers: Heath Emerson, (University of Victoria) Thierry Giordano, (University of Ottawa) Marcelo Laca*, (University of Victoria) Ian Putnam, (University of Victoria)The summer school aims to expose participants to the classication of noncommutative
spaces, to the study of their homological and cohomological invariants, and to explore fascinating
new connections between their symmetries and long standing problems in number
theory. Additional information can be found on the PIMS pageUpdated on Dec 22, 2015 04:00 PM PST 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2010: Elliptic Curves and Applications
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Insitute), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Ivelisse Rubio (University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras), and Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. The academic portion of the program will be led by Dr. Edray Goins.
Updated on May 02, 2013 06:33 PM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2010: Reasoning and SenseMaking in the Math Curriculum
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Scott Baldridge, Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Aaron Bertram, Wade Ellis, Deborah Hughes Hallett, Gary Martin, and William McCallum (Chair)The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has just released a new document, Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and SenseMaking. The Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governor’s Association have initiated a state led effort to produce Common Core State Standards, which they hope will move states toward national curricular coherence. The national scene is being transformed through stimulus money aimed at having states adopt common standards. This is a significant time for mathematicians to weigh in for coherence and a focus on thinking, understanding and sensemaking. For this reason MSRI will host the seventh Critical Issues in Mathematics Education Workshop on this topic. Themes of the workshop will include international comparisons, the role of a coherent national curriculum in the teaching of mathematics, and the ways in which technology can be used to support reasoning and sensemaking.
Updated on May 13, 2015 03:10 PM PDT 
Workshop Symplectic Geometry, Noncommutative Geometry and Physics
Organizers: Robbert Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam), Tohru Eguchi (Kyoto), Yakov Eliashberg* (Stanford), Kenji Fukaya (Kyoto), Yoshiaki Maeda* (Yokohama), Dusa McDuff (Stony Brook), Paul Seidel (Cambridge, MA), Alan Weinstein* (Berkeley).
Sponsor: Hayashibara Foundation
Symplectic geometry originated as a mathematical language for Hamiltonian mechanics, but during the last 3 decades it witnessed both, spectacuar development of the mathematical theory and discovery of new connections and applications to physics. Meanwhile, noncommutative geometry naturally entered into this picture.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:53 PM PDT 
Workshop Symplectic and Poisson Geometry in interaction with Algebra, Analysis and Topology
Organizers: Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University), Alvaro Pelayo* (University of California, Berkeley), Steve Zelditch (Northwestern University), Maciej Zworski (University of California, Berkeley)The first week of May 2010 coincides with the first year anniversary of Alan Weinstein's retirement from UC Berkeley; Weinstein has been one of the most influential figures in symplectic geometry, Poisson geometry and analysis in the past forty years. Weinstein's fundamental work inspired many others and led to the development of central concepts in symplectic and Poisson geometry, as well as to the establishment of symplectic geometry as an independent discipline within mathematics. This conference will be a forum to celebrate Weinstein's fundamental contributions to geometry and mathematics at large.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 01:01 PM PDT 
Workshop Symplectic and Contact Topology and Dynamics: Puzzles and Horizons
Organizers: Paul Biran (Tel Aviv University), John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology), Helmut Hofer (Courant Institute), Dusa McDuff *(Barnard College), Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv University),This workshop will focus on recent progress in central problems in
symplectic and contact topology and Hamiltonian dynamics such as
rigidity of Lagrangian submanifolds, algebra/topology/geometry of
symplectomorphism and contactomorphism groups, exotic symplectic and
contact structures, and existence of
periodic orbits of Hamiltonian systems and Reeb flows.
It will explain applications of the "large machines"
such as Floer Theory, Symplectic Field Theory and Fukaya categories,
showing where these machines do not yet provide satisfactory
answers. Special attention will also be paid to articulating
new problems and
directions, as well as to explaining
interactions between symplectic and contact
topology and other fields.Updated on Oct 06, 2014 01:03 PM PDT 
Workshop Research Workshop: Homology Theories of Knots and Links
Organizers: Peter S. Ozsváth* (Columbia University), Mikhail Khovanov (Columbia University), Peter Teichner (UC Berkeley).Link homology is a young and rapidlydeveloping area drawing on many branches of mathematics. The subject has its roots in representation theory, and it has benefitted from its interactions with lowdimensional, classical, and quantum topology and symplectic geometry. Indeed, several recent developments have underscored the close parallels between link homology and Floer homological invariants for lowdimensional manifolds.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 01:03 PM PDT 
Workshop Circle on the Road
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Matthias Kawski, Omayra Ortega, Hugo Rossi and Mark SaulThis conference will bring together people who have experience running math circles with *teams* of people who wish to start a math circle. The workshop will begin on Saturday with a Math Festival for school children in the Phoenix area. The following two days will have panel discussions and presentations on various topics of interest to people who run or wish to run a math circle.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:30 PM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Circle for Teachers Winter Workshop
Organizers: Brandy Wiegers*The Winter workshop supports teachers in their development of problem solving skills as well as sharing with them information about upcoming mathematical opportunities for students and teachers. This will be a great opportunity for teachers new to the Math Circle program and experienced Math Circle teachers.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:04 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Homology Theories of Knots and Links
Organizers: Aaron Lauda (Columbia University), Robert Lipshitz (Columbia University), Dylan Thurston* (Columbia University).This workshop will introduce the main branches in the study of knot homology theories. It will consist of three minicourses, one on knot Floer homology and related topics; one on the various approaches to
Khovanov and KhovanovRozansky homology; and one on categorification on quantum groups. (There will also be several standalone lectures.) The techniques involved in the three branches are quite different; in
particular, Heegaard Floer theory is analytic in nature, with its origin in gauge theory and symplectic geometry, while both Khovanov homology and categorification are more algebraic in nature, with origins in representation theory and algebraic geometry. The workshop will provide an opportunity for graduate students and researchers
outside the field to gain entry, as well as for researchers working in one part of the field to learn about techniques and developments in other parts.Updated on Oct 06, 2014 01:05 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Homology Theories of Knots and Links
Organizers: Elisenda Grigsby* (Columbia), Olga Plamenevskaya (SUNY/Stonybrook), and Katrin Wehrheim (MIT)This 2day workshop will serve as a prelude to the introductory workshop for the semesterlong program on homology theories of knots and links. Survey talks in the mornings will position the work in Khovanov and Heegaard Floer homology in a broader context, focusing on:
1) applications to classical questions in lowdimensional topology, and
2) connections to contact and symplectic topology.Research talks in the afternoons will highlight the range of current activity in the field. We plan a format of no more than four talks each day to allow ample time for presentation opportunities for younger researchers and formal and informal discussions.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 01:06 PM PDT 
Workshop Macaulay2 Workgroup
Organizers: David Eisenbud* (University of California, Berkeley), Amelia Taylor (Colorado College), Hirotachi Abo (University of Idaho), Mike Stillman (Cornell University) and Dan Grayson (University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign)/Macaulay2/ is a software system devoted to supporting research in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Its creation and development have been funded by the National Science Foundation since 1992.
/Macaulay2/ includes core algorithms for computing Gröbner bases and graded or multigraded free resolutions of modules over quotient rings of graded or multigraded polynomial rings with a monomial ordering. The core algorithms are accessible through a versatile high level interpreted user language with a powerful debugger supporting the creation of new classes of mathematical objects and the installation of methods for computing specifically with them. /Macaulay2/ can compute Betti numbers, Ext, cohomology of coherent sheaves on projective varieties, primary decomposition of ideals, integral closure of rings, and more.
The goal of the workshop was to work at improving and augmenting the functionality of some of the existing packages. Likely projects included computing sheaf cohomology, intersection theory, and enumerative geometry.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:52 AM PDT 
Workshop Tropical Structures in Geometry and Physics
Organizers: Mark Gross ( University of California San Diego), Kentaro Hori (University of Toronto), Viatcheslav Kharlamov (Université de Strasbourg (Louis Pasteur), Richard Kenyon* (Brown University)One of the successes of tropical geometry is its applications to a number of different areas of recently developing mathematics. Among these are enumerative geometry, symplectic field theory, mirror symmetry, dimer models/random surfaces, amoebas and algas, instantons, cluster varieties, and tropical compactifications. While these fields appear quite diverse, we believe the common meeting ground of tropical geometry will provide a basis for fruitful interactions between participants.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:26 PM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar
Organizers: Robert Bryant (MSRI), Joel Hass (UC Davis), David Hoffman* (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (UC Santa Cruz).The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets around 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and global analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Box lunches will be available for purchase and the final talk will be followed by dinner. The schedule (with speakers) will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Please register and also indicate whether you will be attending the dinner afterwards. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the organizers.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:05 AM PDT 
Workshop Algebraic Structures in the Theory of Holomorphic Curves
Organizers: Mohammed Abouzaid* ( Clay Mathematics Institute), Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University), Kenji Fukaya (Kyoto University), Eleny Ionel (Stanford University), Lenny Ng (Duke University), Paul Seidel (MIT).The theory of holomorphic curves in symplectic manifolds leads
to rich algebraic structures. The study of these structures is
increasingly important both for understanding the theory itself, and
for actual computations and applications. The aim of the workshop
is to survey ongoing developments in the area. Some of the topics
of interest are: cohomological field theories; relative and tropical
GromovWitten invariants; Symplectic Field Theory (SFT) and connections
with string topology; theories of holomorphic curves with Lagrangian
boundary conditions, such as relative SFT, open GromovWitten theory,
and Fukaya categories.Updated on Oct 06, 2014 01:10 PM PDT 
Workshop Tropical Geometry in Combinatorics and Algebra
Organizers: Federico Ardila* (San Francisco State University), David Speyer (MIT), Jenia Tevelev (U Mass Amherst), Lauren Williams (Harvard)This workshop will concentrate on tropical methods in Combinatorics
and Algebra. Some of the topics we expect to explore are
tropical ideas and methods in combinatorial linear algebra and in
combinatorial representation theory, as well as computational issues and applications of tropical methods in algebraic statistics.Updated on Oct 06, 2014 01:26 PM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Black Holes in Relativity
Organizers: Mihalis Dafermos (University of Cambridge) and Igor Rodnianski* (Princeton)The mathematical study of the dynamics of the Einstein equations forms a central part of both partial differential equations and geometry, and is intimately related to our current physical understanding of gravitational collapse.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:51 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Tropical Geometry
Organizers: Eva Maria Feichtner (U Bremen), Ilia Itenberg* (U Strasbourg), Grigory Mikhalkin (U Genève), Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley)This workshop is to lay the foundations for the upcoming program. Minicourses comprising lectures and exercise/discussion sessions will cover the foundational aspects of tropical geometry as well as its connections with adjacent areas: symplectic geometry, several complex variables, algebraic geometry (in particular enumerative and computational aspects) and geometric combinatorics. The minicourses will be augmented by research talks on current tropical develpoments to open the scene and set up new goals in the beginning semester.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:56 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Tropical Geometry
Organizers: Alicia Dickenstein* (U Buenos Aires), Eva Maria Feichtner* (U Bremen)The aim of this workshop is to introduce advanced graduate students and postdocs to tropical geometry. Various aspects of this multifaceted field will be highlighted in two shortcourses comprising lectures and exercise/discussion sessions as well as in research talks. The workshop will thus provide the participants with
an excellent introduction to the forthcoming events of the program. The scientific part will be complemented by a round table discussion on career issues of female mathematicians.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:51 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology
Organizers: John Etnyre* (Georgia Institute of Technology), Dusa McDuff (Barnard College, Columbia University), and Lisa Traynor (Bryn Mawr).This workshop aims both to introduce
people to a broad swath of the field
and to frame its most important problems.
Each day will be organized around a
basic topic, such as how to count holomorphic
curves with boundary on a Lagrangian submanifold (which
leads to various versions of Floer theory)
or how to understand the general structure of
symplectic and contact manifolds.
There will also be an introduction to the
analytic and algebraic aspects of symplectic
field theory, and a discussion of some applications.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:51 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology
Organizers: Eleny Ionel (Stanford University), Dusa McDuff* (Barnard College, Columbia University).This will form a bridge between
the graduate student workshop which will just be ending and
the Introductory workshop. After some
elementary talks describing some of the main questions
in the field, there will be an extended discussion session
intended to explain basic concepts to those unfamiliar with the area.
There will also be an opportunity for young researchers in the field
to present their work, and an evening social event.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:05 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Summer Graduate Workshop: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology
Organizers: John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology), Dusa McDuff* (Barnard College, Columbia University) and Lisa Traynor (Bryn Mawr College).Symplectic and Contact Topology has undergone rapid and exciting growth
in the past few decades and is currently a rich subject, employing a variety of diverse techniques and touching on many areas of mathematics, such as algebraic and differential geometry, dynamical systems and low dimensional topology. This workshop is intended both for graduate students new to the
area and for those working in the field.
Lectures in the first week will introduce participants to basic topological, geometric and analytic techniques, including Jholomorphic curves. The second week will discuss applications to symplectic geometry and to 3dimensional topology and knot theory. A variety of discussion
sessions in the afternoon will cater to the differing interests of the students. Participants may consider staying for the Connections for Women and/or the Introductory workshop to the year long Symplectic Geometry program that starts just after this workshop.
Updated on Mar 17, 2017 06:05 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Inverse Problems
Organizers: Gunther Uhlmann* (University of Washington).Inverse Problems are problems where causes for a desired or an observed effect are to be determined. They lie at the heart of scientific inquiry and technological development. Applications include a number of medical as well as other imaging techniques, location of oil and mineral deposits in the earth's substructure, creation of astrophysical images from telescope data, finding cracks and interfaces within materials, shape optimization, model identification in growth processes and, more recently, modelling in the life sciences.
The workshop will consist of several minicourses addressing several of the theoretical and practical issues arising in inverse problems including boundary rigidity and travel time tomography, cloaking and invisibility, electrical impedance imaging, statistical methods and biological applications, thermoacoustic and xray tomography, and resonances.
Updated on Aug 03, 2016 05:05 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Computational Theory of Real Reductive Groups (Salt lake City)
Organizers: Jeffrey Adams (University of Maryland) , Peter Trapa* (University of Utah), Susana Salamanca (New Mexico State University), John Stembridge (University of Michigan), and David Vogan (MIT).The structure of real reductive algebraic groups is controlled by a remarkably simple combinatorial framework, generalizing the presentation of Coxeter groups by generators and relations. This framework in turn makes much of the infinitedimensional representation theory of such groups amenable to computation.
The Atlas of Lie Groups and Representations project is devoted to looking at representation theory from this computationally informed perspective. The group (particularly Fokko du Cloux and Marc van Leeuwen) has written computer software aimed at supporting research in the field, and at helping those who want to learn the subject.
The workshop will explore this point of view in lecture series aimed especially at graduate students and postdocs with only a modest background (such as the representation theory of compact Lie groups).
Deadline for funding applications: 1 March, 2009.
The official workshop website is at: http://www.liegroups.org/workshop/
Updated on Nov 26, 2008 06:58 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Random Matrix theory
Organizers: Jinho Baik ( University of Michigan), Percy Deift* (New York University),Toufic Suidan (University of Arizona), Brian Rider (University of Colorado)The goal of this workshop is twofold: (1) to describe many of the recent advances that have been made in the application of random matrix theory to problems in mathematics and physics (2) to develop some of the mathematical tools that are needed to enter the field. Applications of random matrix theory are now being made to number theory, combinatorics, statistical physics and statistics amongst other fields. The techniques employed in the field include methods from integrable systems, combinatorics, complex analysis, orthogonal polynomials and of course random matrix theory per se.
Updated on Feb 25, 2017 09:59 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI Summer Program: The Arithmetic of Lfunctions
Organizers: Cristian Popescu (UCSD), Karl Rubin ( UC Irvine) , Alice Silverberg (UC Irvine).For application forms and information please visit the following link IAS/PCMI application homepage
Updated on Nov 26, 2008 06:58 AM PST 
Workshop Bay Area Circle For Teachers 20092010
Organizers: Brandy WiegersThe aim of the Circle for Teachers is to equip educators with an effective problemsolving approach to teaching mathematics.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:50 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Toric Varieties
Organizers: David Cox ( Amherst College) and Hal Schenck (University of Illinois)Toric varieties are algebraic varieties defined by combinatorial data, and there is a wonderful interplay between algebra, combinatorics and geometry involved in their study. Many of the key concepts of abstract algebraic geometry (for example, constructing a variety by gluing affine pieces) have very concrete interpretations in the toric case, making toric varieties an ideal tool for introducing students to abstruse concepts.
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 07:31 AM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2009: Coding Theory
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Insitute), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Ivelisse Rubio (University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras) and Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University).The MSRIUP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRIUP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and followup support.
Updated on May 02, 2013 05:33 PM PDT 
Workshop Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics
Organizers: Andrea L. Bertozzi (University of CaliforniaLosAngeles), Panagiotis Souganidis (The University of Chicago), and Eric VandenEijnden (NewYorkUniversity)Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York
Stochastic and multiscale modeling is becoming a main driving force in many scientific and engineering disciplines, and is a mong the most exciting areas of scientific research. Indeed, many problems in sciences involve quantifying the behavior of complex systems with a very large number of degrees of freedom. The systems interact on al arge span of scales and require to incorporate stochastic effects to account for model errors and/or disturbances from underresolvedscales.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:50 PM PDT 
Workshop Algebraic Geometry: Last Week of Program
Organizers: William Fulton (University of Michigan), Joe Harris (Harvard University), Brendan Hassett (Rice University), János Kollár (Princeton University), Sándor Kovács* (University of Washington), Robert Lazarsfeld (University of Michigan), and Ravi Vakil (Stanford University)Updated on Oct 06, 2014 03:02 PM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2009: Teaching Undergraduates Mathematics
Organizers: William McCallum (The University of Arizona), Deborah Loewenberg Ball (University of Michigan), Rikki Blair (Lakeland Comminity College, Ohio), David Bressoud (Macalester College), Amy CohenCorwin (Rutgers University), Don Goldberg (El Camino College), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska), Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Bob Moses (The Algebra Project), James Donaldson (Howard University),Teaching Undergraduates Mathematics will be the sixth in a series of Critical Issues in Education workshops hosted by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, CA. Whereas previous workshops focused on K12 education and teacher education, this workshop will focus on undergraduate education.
Updated on Nov 04, 2015 11:54 AM PST 
Workshop Economic Games and Mechanisms to Address Climate Change
Organizers: Rene Carmona (Princeton), Prajit Dutta (Columbia), Chris Jones (University of North Carolina), Roy Radner (NYU), and David Zetland (UC Berkeley).Themes: Carbon capandtrade and economic consequences; Game theory and selfenforcing treaties; Economic mechanisms and incentive for greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Great Circles 2009
Organizers: Matthias Beck (San Francisco State University), Amanda Serenevy (Executive Director of the Riverbed Community Math Center), Sam Vandervelde (St. Lawrence University), and Kathy O'Hara (MSRI)This conference will bring together experienced math circle directors and professional mathematicians along with secondary school teachers and students, with the three fold goal of inspiring and equipping individuals to begin math circles in their communities, passing along successful math circle presentations and best practices in math circle administration, and renewing and strengthening ties among members of the existing math circle network.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:57 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical Genomics
Organizers: David Galas (Institute for Systems Biology), Richard Olshen (Cochair) (Stanford University), Rick Woychik (The Jackson Laboratory), Nancy Zhang (Cochair) (Stanford University)The goal of the conference is to bring individuals from genetics and the mathematical sciences into closer contact so that they might share objectives and skills needed to advance both areas, and especially their intersection.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:16 AM PDT 
Workshop Combinatorial, Enumerative and Toric Geometry
Organizers: Michel Brion (U. de Genoble), Anders Buch (Rutgers U.), Linda Chen (Ohio State U.), William Fulton (U. Michigan), Sándor Kovács (U. Washington), Frank Sottile (Texas A&M), Harry Tamvakis (U. Maryland), and Burt Totaro (Cambridge U.)This workshop will present the state of the art in combinatorial, enumerative, and toric algebraic geometry. It
will highlight this part of modern algebraic geometry within the context of the broader parent program at MSRI, and convey its scope to young researchers.Updated on Oct 06, 2014 03:08 PM PDT 
Workshop Sage Days: Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: David Eisenbud (UC Berkeley), Daniel Erman (UC Berkeley), Dan Grayson (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), Mike Hansen (University of Washington), William Stein (University of Washington), Mike Stillman (Cornell University).This workshop features numerous hands on introductory tutorials about Sage, and the interface between Sage and Macaulay2. There were discussions and talks about doing algebraic geometry with both Sage and Macaulay2, and the unique advantages of both systems. There were also talks about working with lattice polytopes and doing Lie theory in Sage. In addition to the talks and tutorials, we had numerous coding sprints.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:50 PM PDT 
Workshop The Mathematical Association of America Sectional Meeting
Organizers: Organized by: Dean Gooch (Santa Rosa Junior College), Tatiana Shubin (San Jose State University), Robert L. Bryant (MSRI), Steve Chiappari and Frank Farris (Santa Clara University) and Ed Keppelmann (University of Nevada Reno)As one of the MAAs most entertaining sections this meeting will be no exception. All the presentations will have plenty of rich mathematics accessible to students but equally engaging for seasoned veterans. The featured speakers are Robert Bryant (The idea of Holonomy), David Bressoud  MAA President Elect (The Story of the Alternating Sign Matrix Conjecture), Frank Farris  Editor Mathematics Magazine (A window to the 5th dimension), Kevin McCurley  Google Research (Information Modeling with Graphs), and Helene Barcelo  MSRI (Subspace Arrangements from a Combinatorial point of view). There will also be a student poster session, a luncheon, and plenty of time for catching up with old friends and colleagues.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:50 AM PDT 
Workshop Modern Moduli Theory
Organizers: I. Coskun (U. Illinois  Chicago), S. Katz (U. Illinois), A. Marian (Institute for Advanced Study), R. Pandharipande (Princeton U.), R. Thomas (Imperial College), H.H. Tseng (U. Wisconsin), R. Vakil (Stanford U.)This workshop will convene experts specializing on the minimal model program, derived categories and moduli
spaces in an informal environment to facilitate the crossfertilization of ideas across these different fields of algebraic geometry.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 03:11 PM PDT 
Workshop Macaulay2 day
Organizers: Ravi Vakil (Stanford University), Gregory G. Smith (Queen's University) , Mike Stillman (Cornell University)Using Macaulay 2 in your research.
The goal of the workshop is to help the participants use the Macaulay 2 software in their research. The first presentation will focus on installation, setup, and basic functions.
Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to this session to get assistance with the software installation. The other independent talks will focus on different problems in algebraic geometry; likely topics include computing sheaf cohomology, intersection theory, and enumerative geometry. Each of these talks will also demonstrate the use of Macaulay 2.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:31 PM PDT 
Workshop Classical Algebraic Geometry Today
Organizers: Lucia Caporaso (U. Rome III), Brendan Hassett (Rice U.), James McKernan (MIT), Mircea Mustata (U. Michigan), Mihnea Popa (U. Illinois  Chicago)The main theme of the workshop will be to explore modern approaches to
problems originating in Classical Algebraic Geometry, and at the same time
offer an introduction to various subfields to the younger participants in
the semesterlong program.Updated on Oct 06, 2014 03:11 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Algebraic Geometry and Related Fields
Organizers: Angela Gibney (U. Pennsylvania), Brendan Hassett (Rice U.), Sándor Kovács (U. Washington), Diane Maclagan (Warwick U.) Jessica Sidman (Mt. Holyoke), and Ravi Vakil (Stanford U.)This workshop is part of the semester program on Algebraic Geometry, and
additional funding will be available for participants to attend the associated
"Introductory workshop: Classical algebraic geometry," January 2630, 2009.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 03:12 PM PDT 
Workshop Algebraic Statistics
Organizers: Serkan Hosten (SFSU), Lior Pachter (UCB), Bernd Sturmfels (UCB)Algebraic statistics is a maturing discipline focused on the applications of algebraic geometry and its computational
tools in the study of statistical models. Initial results in the area were related to specific problems in categorial data analysis and experimental design, however
a flurry of activity during the past several years has greatly increased the scope of the subject. Areas of interest now include graphical models, maximum likelihood estimation and
Bayesian methods. Moreover, a strong connection has developed to applications in the physical and biological sciences. The field draws its tools not only from computational
algebraic geometry but also from tropical, convex, and information geometry. Moreover, research in algebraic statistics has led to new directions in those fields. The workshop
will be a meeting point for students and leaders in the field. It will present a focused activity parallel to the 20082009 program on Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology and Statistics being hosted by
the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:49 PM PDT 
Workshop Using Partnerships to Strengthen Elementary Mathematics Teacher Education
Organizers: Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), James Lewis (University of Nebraska), and William McCallum (University of Arizona)A core problem – perhaps the central problem – for improving elementary school mathematics is the mathematical education of elementary teachers. The historic isolation of elementary teachers’ study of mathematics from their pedagogical preparation is increasingly seen to be both unnatural and ineffective. Indeed, the mathematical education of elementary teachers is inherently interdisciplinary as future teachers seek to gain the mathematical knowledge, the pedagogical knowledge and the knowledge of young students that is needed to become a successful mathematics teacher. Thus, it seems reasonable that an integrative learning approach to mathematical education of elementary teachers could yield substantial benefits.
Updated on Nov 04, 2015 11:43 AM PST 
Workshop International Conference on Cluster Algebras and Related Topics
Organizers: Christof Geiss (UNAM Ciudad Universitaria), Bernhard Keller (Université Paris Diderot  Paris 7), Idun Reiten (Nettstedskart Tilgjengelighet Norges TekniskNaturvitenskapelige Universite), Andrei Zelevinsky (Nostheastern University).Location: Morelia/Mexico City
This is a combination of a conference and workshop on cluster algebras and their relations to geometry, representation theory and combinatorics. The workshop will take place in Morelia (a colonial town about 250km west of MexicoCity), December 813, 2008 followed by the conference in MexicoCity, December 1520.The Research in this area developed with amazing speed after the introduction of cluster algebras around 2001 by Sergey Fomin and Andrei Zelevinsky and has attracted a variety of first rate mathematicians throughout the world, for instance Alexander Goncharov, Bernhard Keller, Maxim Kontsevich, Bernard Leclerc, Idun Reiten and Claus Michael Ringel, most of them being ICM speakers.
A good way to get an overview of the intense activities related to cluster algebras is Sergey Fomin's cluster algebras portal:
http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/~fomin/cluster.html
see also section below for some discussion of the impact of cluster algebras.This workshop website is at:
http://www.matem.unam.mx/iconcart/Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:15 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:47 PM PDT 
Workshop Discrete Rigidity Phenomena in Additive Combinatorics
Organizers: Ben Green (University of Cambridge), Bryna Kra (Northwestern University), Emmanuel Lesigne (University of Tours), Anthony Quas (University of Victoria), Mate Wierdl (University of Memphis)Updated on Oct 06, 2014 03:14 PM PDT 
Workshop Elliptic and Hyperbolic Equations on Singular Spaces
Organizers: Gilles Carron, Eugenie Hunsicker, Richard Melrose, Michael Taylor, Andras Vasy and Jared WunschUpdated on Oct 06, 2014 03:16 PM PDT 
Workshop Promoting Diversity at the Graduate Level in Mathematics: a National Forum
Organizers: Sylvia Bozeman (Spelman College), Rhonda Hughes (Bryn Mawr College), Abbe Herzig (SUNY, University at Albany), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ellen Kirkman(Wake Forest University), Ivelisse Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), and Olivia Scriven (Spelman College). Honorary organizers include: Dusa McDuff ( SUNY Stonybrook and Barnard College), Fern Hunt (NIST), and Karen Uhlenbeck (U of Texas at Austin).Cultivating diversity and broadening participation of historically underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences are national goals that are identified by the National Science Foundation as "essential components of the innovation engine that drives the Nation's economy." The goal of this threeday conference is to stimulate, identify, and disseminate successful models that imporve retention of underrepresented groups in graduate programs in mathematics.
Updated on Nov 04, 2015 12:06 PM PST 
Workshop Statistical and Computational Challenges in NextGeneration Sequencing
Organizers: Sandrine Dudoit, Terry Speed, Margaret TaubFor the past decade, microarrays have been the assays of choice for highthroughput studies of gene expression. Recent improvements in the efficiency, quality, and cost of genomewide sequencing are prompting biologists to rapidly abandon microarrays in favor of socalled nextgeneration sequencers, e.g., Applied Biosystems' SOLiD, Helicos BioSciences' HeliScope, Illumina's Solexa, and Roche's 454 Life Sciences sequencing systems. These highthroughput sequencing technologies have already been applied for studying genomewide transcription levels (mRNASeq), transcription factor binding sites (ChIPSeq), chromatin structure, and DNA methylation status. While sequencingbased gene expression studies have been touted as overcoming longstanding limitations of microarraybased studies, these new biotechnologies raise similar as well as novel statistical and computational challenges.
This workshop website is at: http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~seqmtg/
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:14 AM PDT 
Workshop Math Institutes Modern Mathematics Workshop
Organizers: Ive Rubio, Herbert Medina, Kathy O'Hara, and Robert MegginsonUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:36 PM PDT 
Workshop Topology of Stratified Spaces
Organizers: Greg Friedman, Eugénie Hunsicker, Anatoly Libgober, and Laurentiu MaximThis workshop will bring together researchers interested in the topology of stratified spaces. It will focus roughly on four topics: topology of complex varieties, signature theory on singular spaces, L^{2} and intersection cohomology, and mixed Hodge theory and singularities. Aside from talks on current research, there will be a series of introductory lectures on these themes. These talks will be aimed at strengthening the connections among the various topology research groups and the connections between topology researchers and researchers at the program on Analysis of Singular Spaces, running concurrently.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:47 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Analysis on Singular Spaces
Organizers: Gilles Carron, Eugenie Hunsicker, Richard Melrose, Michael Taylor, Andras Vasy and Jared WunschThis fourday program will be an introduction to the main themes of the Analysis on Singular Spaces program, geared toward graduate students and postdocs. It will consist of several minicourses, covering topics in
spectral and scattering theory, index theory, and $L²$cohomology, as well as developing the technical tools needed as background.Updated on Oct 06, 2014 03:18 PM PDT 
Workshop Broader Connections: Analysis on Singular Spaces
Organizers: Gilles Carron, Eugenie Hunsicker, Richard Melrose, Michael Taylor, Andras Vasy, and Jared WunschThis twoday program will consist of a "crash course" in topics in PDE relevant to the Analysis on Singular Spaces main program, and in particular will attempt to get graduate students, postdocs, and even advanced
undergraduates ready for the Introductory Workshop the following week. The focus will be topics in analysis on smooth manifolds whose generalizations to singular spaces will be the focus of the main program.Updated on Oct 06, 2014 03:18 PM PDT 
Workshop Introduction to Ergodic Theory and Additive Combinatorics
Organizers: Ben Green (University of Cambridge), Bryna Kra (Northwestern University), Emmanuel Lesigne (University of Tours), Anthony Quas (University of Victoria), and Mate Wierdl (University of Memphis)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:02 AM PDT 
Workshop Broader Connections: Ergodic Theory and Additive Combinatorics
Organizers: Ben Green (University of Cambridge), Bryna Kra (Northwestern University), Emmanuel Lesigne (University of Tours), Anthony Quas (University of Victoria), Mate Wierdl (University of Memphis)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:35 PM PDT 
Workshop Low Dimensional Topology
Organizers: Elisenda Grigsby, Rob Schneiderman, Peter Teichner and Kevin WalkerIn recent years, there has been lots of exciting progress in many branches of lowdimensional topology, including Heegard Floer and Khovanov Homology, small 4Manifolds, TQFT, knot concordance and Lefschetz fibrations. These are the main themes of this workshop whose format will be three onehour lectures every day, two in the morning and one survey lecture in the afternoon (except for Friday). This survey lecture will be followed by a panel for experts, lead by the afternoon speaker and some other leaders of the field. The panel will discuss current developments and open problems and it can be extended into the late afternoon if so desired by the panelists.
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 03:15 PM PST 
Workshop Bay Area Circle for Teachers
Organizers: Tatiana Shubin (San Jose State University) and Joshua Zucker (Castilleja School)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:04 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Climate Change  Summer Graduate Workshop
Organizers: Christopher Jones (UNC Chapel Hill and U Warwick, UK), Inez Fung (U.C. Berkeley), Eric Kostelich (Arizona State University), K.K. Tung (U. Washington), and Mary Lou Zeeman (Bowdoin College), Charles D. Camp (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo), Rachel Kuske (Univ British Columbia)The goal of the workshop will be to discern ways in which mathematics can contribute and to expose new researchers to some of the key areas that we believe will form the basis of serious mathematical considerations of climate change issues.
Updated on Sep 08, 2014 03:02 PM PDT 
Workshop Climate Change Summer School
Organizers: Chris Jones (UNC Chapel Hill and U Warwick, UK), Inez Fung (U.C. Berkeley), Eric Kostelich (Arizona State University), K.K. Tung (U. Washington), and Mary Lou Zeeman (Bowdoin College), Charles D. Camp (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo), Rachel Kuske (Univ British Columbia)Supported by the Sea Change Foundation, this threeweek summer school will incorporate a workshop for graduate students as well as an advanced research workshop. The miniprogram is designed to introduce students and postdocs to a set of mathematical ideas and techniques that are highly relevant to climate change research.
Updated on Feb 07, 2017 10:35 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Geometry and Representation Theory of Tensors for Computer Science, Statistics, and other areas
Organizers: J.M. Landsberg (Texas A&M), LekHeng Lim (UC Berkeley) and Jason Morton (UC Berkeley)Recently the common geometry of tensors arising in questions in computational complexity, statistical learning theory, signal processing, scientific data analysis have been looked at from a unified perspective. The underlying geometry and representation theory will be covered in this workshop with and eye towards problems such as the complexity of matrix multiplication, Valiant's approach to P=NP, measures of entanglement in quantum information theory, graphicalmodels in statistical learning theory, independent component analysis and other multilinear data analytic techniques.
Updated on Aug 03, 2016 05:06 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI Summer Program: Analytic and Algebraic Geometry: Common Problems  Different Methods
Organizers: Mircea Mustaţă (University of Michigan), Jeff McNeal (Ohio State University)NOTE: This workshop requires a special application with a January 20, 2008 deadline. For application forms, please visit http://www.admin.ias.edu/ma/current/program_gradsummer.php
Updated on Aug 03, 2016 05:05 AM PDT 
Workshop CMI/MSRI Workshop: Modular Forms and Arithmetic
Organizers: Frank Calegari, Samit Dasgupta, David Ellwood, Bjorn Poonen, and Richard TaylorThis conference, jointly funded by MSRI and the Clay Mathematics Institute, will bring together researchers on many aspects of the arithmetic applications of modular (and automorphic) forms. This is currently a very broad and very active subject. Our intention is to encourage interaction between those working in different subdisciplines. To this end it is hoped to limit lectures to 4 hours a
day, allowing plenty of time for informal interactions. On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 7pm there will be a dinner to honor Ken Ribet on his 60th birthday.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:35 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School A Window into Zeta and Modular Physics
Organizers: Floyd Williams (University of Massachusetts) and Klaus Kirsten (Baylor University)In recent years,a noteworthy and very fruitful interlacing of number theory and physics has emerged.As indicated in the September 2007 issue of the AMS Notices,for example,a new journal "Communications in Number Theory and Physics " has just been launched to follow significant interactions and dynamics between these two fields.Several books are now available,in addition to an array of conference and workshop activity,that accent this fortunate merger of "pure"mathematics and physical theorywith applications that range from field theory (conformal and topological),extended objects (strings and branes)cosmology and black hole physics, to BoseEinstein condensation and the theory of relativistic gases.
Updated on Feb 21, 2017 08:27 AM PST 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2008: Experimental Mathematics
Organizers: Ivelisse Rubio (University of Puerto Rico, Humacao), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), and Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Insitute).The MSRIUP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRIUP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and followup support.
Updated on Aug 10, 2016 03:48 PM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Contact structures, dynamics and the SeibergWitten equations in dimension 3
Organizers: Helmut Hofer, Michael Hutchings, Peter Kronheimer, Tom Mrowka and Cliff TaubesThis workshop will concentrate on recently discovered relationships between SeibergWitten theory and contact geometry on 3 dimensional manifolds. One consequence of these relationships is a proof of the Weinstein conjecture in dimension 3. Another is an isomorphism between the SeibergWitten Floer (co)homology and embedded contact homology, the latter a form of Floer homology that was defined by Michael Hutchings. The over arching plan is to introduce the salient features of both the contact geometry side of the story and the SeibergWitten side, and then discuss how they are related.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:35 PM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2008: Teaching and Learning Algebra
Organizers: Al Cuoco, chair, (Center for Mathematics Education), Deborah Ball, ex officio (University of Michigan), Hyman Bass (University of Michigan), Herb Clemens (Ohio State University), James Fey (University of Maryland), Megan Franke (UCLA), Roger Howe (Yale University), Alan Schoenfeld (UC Berkeley), and Ed Silver (University of Michigan).For over two decades, the teaching and learning of algebra has been a focus of mathematics education at the precollege level. This workshop will examine issues in algebra education at two critical points in the continuum from elementary school to undergraduate studies: at the transitions from arithmetic to algebra and from high school to university. In addition, the workshop will involve participants in discussions about various ways to structure an algebra curriculum across the entire K12 curriculum.
Updated on Nov 12, 2014 12:44 PM PST 
Workshop Exterior Differential Systems and the Method of Equivalence
Organizers: Jeanne Clelland, William F. Shadwick (Chair) and George WilkensExterior Differential Systems and the Method of Equivalence surveys state of the art applications of these techniques and celebrates the contributions of Robby Gardner to our current understanding of Cartan’s powerful machinery.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:35 PM PDT 
Workshop Homological Methods in Representation Theory
Organizers: David Benson, Daniel Nakano(chair), Raphael RouquierUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:35 PM PDT 
Workshop Topics in Combinatorial Representation Theory
Organizers: Sergey Fomin, Bernard Leclerc, Vic Reiner (Chair), Monica VaziraniUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:34 PM PDT 
Workshop Lie Theory
Organizers: Alexander Kleshchev, Arun Ram, Richard Stanley (chair), Bhama SrinivasanUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:34 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on the Representation Theory of Finite Groups
Organizers: Jonathan Alperin(chair), Robert Boltje, Markus LinckelmannUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:34 PM PDT 
Workshop MSRI's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Organizers: Alejandro Adem, Isadore Singer, and Robert Bryant.We hope that you will join us for the Anniversary celebration at the end of January 2008. As befitting the broad mission of the Institute these will include not only mathematical exposition by some of the leaders who have been and are about to be involved with MSRI programs, but also an opening program of mathematics and music and some panels to reflect on the most important directions for future development.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:33 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Combinatorial Representation Theory
Organizers: Persi Diaconis, Arun Ram, Anne Schilling (Chair)The goal of the Introductory Workshop is to survey current and recent developments in the field. The talks will focus on tableaux, reflection groups, finite groups, geometry and mathematical physics in the realm of Combinatorial Representation Theory.
Updated on Oct 06, 2014 03:40 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Introduction to the Spring, 2008 programs
Organizers: Bhama Srinivasan and Monica VaziraniUpdated on Oct 06, 2014 03:42 PM PDT 
Workshop Topics in Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: Noel Brady, Mike Davis, Mark FeighnUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:03 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical Systems Biology of Cancer II
Organizers: Joe Gray, Elizabeth Purdom, Terry Speed and Paul Spellman.This workshop is designed to encourage and support the mathematical community's involvement in the effort to study cancer using system approaches. Conference presenters will include mathematicians and computer scientists presently involved in systems approaches to cancer and more general fields of biology. These presenters will cover general approaches to systems biology including analysis of genome scale data as well as statistical, continuous, and hybrid methods for pathway modeling. The workshop will also provide tutorials covering the use of tools and methods in systems biology as well as on the fundamental biological processes involved in cancer. In addition, the workshop will provide travel support for students and postdocs from the mathematical sciences to foster interest in this field.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:51 AM PDT 
Workshop Computation and Complex Systems
Organizers: Robert Bryant (MSRI) and Masoud Nikravesh (UC Berkeley)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:33 PM PDT 
Workshop Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to MSRI's 200809 Programs
Organizers: Ricardo Cortez, Kathleen O'Hara, Ivelisse RubioThis workshop is to be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown located at 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, directly preceding the Annual Meeting of SACNAS. The focus is on the Analysis of Singular Spaces, Ergodic Theory and Additive Combinatorics, and Algebraic Geometry
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:33 PM PDT 
Workshop Introduction to Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: Mladen Bestvina, Jon McCammond, Michah Sageev, Karen VogtmannUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:42 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: Ruth Charney, Indira Chatterji, and Karen VogtmannUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:45 PM PDT 
Workshop Introduction to Teichmuller Theory and Kleinian Groups
Organizers: Jeff Brock, Richard Canary, Howard Masur, Alan Reid, and Maryam MirzakhaniUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:32 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Teichmuller Theory and Kleinian Groups
Organizers: Moon Duchin, Caroline SeriesUpdated on Oct 06, 2014 03:45 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Deformation Theory and Moduli in Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Max Lieblich (Princeton), Martin Olsson (Berkeley), Brian Osserman (Berkeley), Ravi Vakil (Stanford)This workshop is intended to introduce to graduate students the main ideas of deformation theory and moduli spaces in algebraic geometry. We hope to illuminate the general theory through extensive discussions of concrete examples and applications.
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 11:45 AM PDT 
Workshop MSRI Summer Microprogram on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: L. C. Evans (UC Berkeley, Chair), C. Gutierrez (Temple), C. Sogge (Johns Hopkins), D. Tataru (UC Berkeley)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:46 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Continuous Optimization and Applications
Organizers: Henry Wolkowicz. (University of Waterloo)Updated on Dec 19, 2013 01:40 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Summer Graduate Workshop on Data Assimilation for the Carbon Cycle
Updated on Dec 01, 2008 02:26 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI summer conference: Statistical Mechanics
Organizers: Scott Sheffield, Thomas SpencerUpdated on Dec 01, 2008 02:24 AM PST 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2007: Undergraduate Program
Organizers: Dr. Ricardo Cortez, Dr Ivelisse Rubio, Dr. Herbert Medina, Dr. Suzanne Weekes, Dr. Duane Cooper.Updated on Aug 10, 2016 03:47 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Derived Categories in Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Aaron Bertram (University of Utah), Y.P. Lee (university of Utah), Eric Sharpe (University of Utah and Virginia Tech)Updated on Aug 03, 2016 05:05 AM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2007: Teaching Teachers Mathematics
Organizers: Deborah Ball (Center for Proficiency in Education and the University of Michigan), Sybilla Beckmann (University of Georgia), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska) Chair, Ruth Heaton (University of Nebraska), James Hiebert (University of Delaware), William McCallum (University of Arizona) and William Yslas Velez (University of Arizona).Building on the issues investigated in these previous workshops, this workshop will focus concretely on courses, programs and materials that aim to increase teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching. Both courses and programs that lead to initial certification and professional development of current teachers will be examined at the workshop. In addition, the workshop will examine efforts by colleges, universities, school districts, professional organizations and funding agencies to support people who teach these courses or lead these workshops.
Updated on Nov 04, 2015 11:37 AM PST 
Workshop Mathematical Issues in Stochastic Approaches for Multiscale Modeling
Organizers: Roberto Camassa (UNC  Chapel Hill), Jinqiao Duan (Illinois Institute of Technology  Chicago), Peter E. Kloeden (U of Frankfurt, Germany), Jonathan Mattingly (Duke U), Richard McLaughlin (UNC  Chapel Hill)Complex physical, biological, geophysical and environmental systems display variability over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales. To make progress in understanding and modelling such systems, a combination of computational, analytical, and experimental techniques is required. There are issues that emerge prominently in each of these categories and in all these stochastic methods are playing a fundamental role.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:02 AM PDT 
Workshop Gulliver Multiscale Bioimaging Workshop
Organizers: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Contact: Damir SudarUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:50 AM PDT 
Workshop Computing in Statistics
Organizers: Organized By: Mark Hansen (UCLA), Deborah Nolan (UCB), Duncan Temple Lang (UCD)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:00 AM PDT 
Workshop Advances in Algebra and Geometry
Organizers: David Ellwood, Joe Harris, Craig Huneke, Hugo Rossi, FrankOlaf Schreyer, Bernd Sturmfels, Julius ZelmanowitzUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:31 PM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Minimal and Canonical Models in Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Alessio Corti, JeanPierre Demailly, János Kollár, Shigefumi MoriUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:31 PM PDT 
Workshop MSRI Symposium on Climate Change: From Global Models to Local Action
Organizers: David Eisenbud, Inez Fung, Chris Jones and Doug NychkaUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:31 PM PDT 
Workshop An Introduction to Multiscale Methods
Organizers: Greg Pavliotis and Andrew StuartUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:02 AM PDT 
Workshop Stochastic Dynamical Systems and Control
Organizers: Jonathan Mattingly (Duke), Igor Mezic (UCSBChair), Andrew Stuart (Warwick)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:45 PM PDT 
Workshop World Congress on Computational Finance: The First Decade
Organizers: Jesper Andraesen, Myron Scholes, Domingo TavellaThe objective of this event is to mark the first decade of Computational Finance as a discipline in its own right. The event will take place in London, England, which offers the advantage of a central location and a substantial local audience.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:31 PM PDT 
Workshop Recent Developments in Numerical Methods and Algorithms for Geometric Evolution Equations
Organizers: Charles Elliott, Xiaobing Feng, Michael Holst, Hongkai ZhaoUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:30 PM PDT 
Workshop Geometric Evolution Equations
Organizers: Bennett Chow, Gerhard Huisken, ChuuLian Terng, and Gang TianUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:05 PM PDT 
Workshop Interactive Parallel Computation in Support of Research in Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory
Organizers: Ifti Burhanuddin (USC, Computer Science), James Demmel (Berkeley, Math & CS), Edray Goins (Purdue, Math), Erich Kaltofen (North Carolina SU, Math), Fernando Perez (U Colorado, Applied Math), William Stein (Chair; Washington, Math), Helena Verrill (LSU, Math), Joe Weening (CCR, Research)The goal of this workshop is to study and formulate practical parallel algorithms that support interactive mathematical research in algebra, geometry, and number theory, and to formulate strategies to encourage implementation and testing of these ideas.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:46 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Dynamical Systems with Emphasis on Extended Systems
Organizers: Chris Jones (U North Carolina), Edgar Knobloch (UCBerkeleyPhysics), Nancy Kopell (Boston U), LaiSang Young (chair, Courant)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:46 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Dynamical Systems
Organizers: Debra Lewis (UC Santa Cruz), Mary Pugh (U Toronto), and Mary Lou Zeeman (Bowdoin College)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:59 AM PDT 
Workshop CMI/MSRI Hot Topics Workshop: Modularity for GL(2) and Beyond
Organizers: Michael Harris, Mark Kisin, Kenneth Ribet, Richard Taylor, David EllwoodThis workshop is jointly funded by MSRI and the Clay Mathematics Institute.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:45 PM PDT 
Workshop Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to 200708 Programs at MSRI
Organizers: Ricardo Cortez, Hugo Rossi, Ivelisse RubioThis workshop will be held at the MarriottWaterside in Tampa, Florida, directly preceding the Annual Meeting of SACNAS. The focus is on geometric group theory and representations of finite groups from both the analytic and combinatorial points of view. There will also be a session for undergraduates on topics of mathematical biology.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:45 PM PDT 
Workshop Analytic and Computational Aspects of Elliptic and Parabolic Equations
Organizers: Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Peter Li and Lei NiUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:05 PM PDT 
Workshop Lectures on String(y) Topology
Organizers: Alejandro Adem (University of British Columbia), Hugo Rossi (MSRI), Jose Seade (UNAM, Cuernavaca)This conference will be held at UNAM, Cuernavaca, Mexico It is a followup to the training program held at UNAM, Morelia in January, 2006 and the MSRI program in New Topological Structures in Physics, held at MSRI during the Spring, 2006 semester.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:44 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics of Visual Analysis
Organizers: Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University; William Cleveland, Purdue University; Sanda Harabagiu, University TexasDallas; Peter Jones, Yale; Leland Wilkinson, Northwestern and SPSSUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:00 AM PDT 
Workshop Workshop on Topological Methods in Combinatorics, Computational Geometry, and the Study of Algorithms
Organizers: G. Carlsson, P. Diaconis, R. Jardine, and G. M. ZieglerUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:44 PM PDT 
Workshop Workshop on Application of Topology in Science and Engineering
Organizers: G. Carlsson, P. Diaconis, and S. HolmesUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:44 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Geometric Flows and Function Theory in Real and Complex Geometry
Organizers: Bennett Chow, Peter Li and Gang TianUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:44 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Geometric Analysis and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: Christine Guenther and Panagiota DaskalopoulosUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:05 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Computational Application of Algebraic Topology
Organizers: G. Carlsson, P. Diaconis, G. M. ZieglerUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:43 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Computational Applications of Algebraic Topology
Organizers: Susan HolmesUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 10:58 AM PDT 
Workshop The Teachers Circle
Organizers: Tom Davis, Mary FayZenk, Tatiana Shubin, Sam Vandervelde, Paul Zeitz, Joshua ZuckerThis is a workshop on solving mathematical problems for middle school teachers sponsored jointly by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the American Institute of Mathematics. The workshop will take place at AIM headquarters in Palo Alto, Califronia
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:59 AM PDT 
Workshop Recent Developments in Arrangements and Configuration Spaces
Organizers: Michael Falk (Northern Arizona University), EvaMaria Feichtner (University of Stuttgart), Hiroaki Terao (Tokyo Metropolitan University)The purpose of this workshop is to assess and build upon progress in the theory of hyperplane arrangements and configuration spaces since the 2004 MSRI program Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:43 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Summer Graduate Workshop in Computational Number Theory
Organizers: William Stein (University of Washington)This workshop will concentrate on computing with modular forms, providing students with the necessary background in both the theoretical and computational aspects of the subject.
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 02:46 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Data Assimilation for the Carbon Cycle
Organizers: Inez Fung (University of California, Berkeley)Projections of future climate require projections of the abundance of carbon dioxide and other trace constituents in the atmosphere. This in turns requires understanding the sources and sinks of atmospheric CO2 and how they interact with the climate. Participants will work on projects using atmospheric data provided by NCAR.
Updated on Jul 03, 2014 04:41 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI Summer Program: Low Dimensional Topology
Organizers: Peter Oszvath (Columbia University) and Tom Mrowka (MIT).This will be a minicourse for graduate students on recent techniques and advances in three and four dimensional topology.
Updated on Dec 09, 2016 04:49 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School MSRI Summer Graduate Workshop: Mathematical aspects of computational biology
Organizers: Reinhard Laubenbacher (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech) and Lior Pachter (Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley)The novel features of biological systems pose new challenges that require new mathematics. In many cases even the fundamental mathematical language is lacking in order to treat certain biological phenomena quantitatively. Here, traditionally nonapplied areas of mathematics can make an important contribution, and at the same time take advantage of unique new problems to open up mathematically interesting avenues of research.
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 03:15 PM PST 
Workshop Teaching a Course in Combinatorial Mathematical Games
Organizers: Morton Brown, University of MichiganAn NSF Chautauqua Short Course, sponsored by the California Field Center at the California State University, Dominguez Hills. An overview of Brown’s University of Michigan course on a variety of twoperson combinatorial games, for academics interested in incorporating such a course in their curricula.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:59 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Organizers: David A. Levin, Yuval Peres, Elizabeth WilmerIn the past two decades, a wide range of techniques have been developed for obtaining rigorous bounds on mixing times. Many of these ideas, as well as concrete examples from combinatorics and statistical physics can be included in undergraduate courses. The workshop is aimed at instructors interested in expanding the undergraduate probability curriculum to include developments on mixing times, or who wish to learn about this still growing field.
This is a Professional Enhancement Program of the Mathematical Association of America, held at MSRI.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:43 PM PDT 
Workshop New Developments in the Geometry and Physics of GromovWitten Theory
Organizers: Mina Aganagic, A. Klemm (Wisconsin), Jun Li (Stanford), R. Pandharipande (Princeton), Yongbin Ruan (Wisconsin)Mirror duality has demonstrated the striking effectiveness of concepts of modern physics in enuerative geometry. It is of the same type as the simple radius inversion duality seen in string compactifications on S1. This type was discovered early because it shows up in every term in the string genus expansion and can be studied in 2d conformal field theory.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:43 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School SL(2,R), a Minicourse at the University of Utah
Organizers: Bill Casselman (University of British Columbia), Dragan Milicic (University of Utah), Peter Trapa (University of Utah)This minicourse will be aimed at beginning graduate students, and is devoted to all aspects of the theory of SL(2,R) including: discrete and principal series, intertwining operators, unitary representations, character theory, etc.
Updated on Jun 25, 2014 12:56 PM PDT 
Workshop Women in Mathematics: The Legacy of Ladyzhenskaya and Oleinik
Organizers: Susan Friedlander, Barbara Keyfitz, Irene Gamba and Krystyna KuperbergThis workshop,jointly sponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics and MSRI, is a celebration of careers of women in mathematics, on this occasion those of Olga Ladyzhenskaya and Olga Oleinik.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:42 PM PDT 
Workshop Analytic Methods for Diophantine Equations
Organizers: Michael Bennett, Chantal David, William Duke, Andrew Granville (cochair),Yuri Tschinkel (cochair)This workshop is jointly sponsored by MSRI and CRM and will be held at the Banff International Research Station in Banff, Canada.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:43 AM PDT 
Workshop Raising the floor: Progress and setbacks in the struggle for quality mathematics education for all
Organizers: Deborah Ball, Herb Clemens, Carlos Cabana, Ruth Cossey, Bob Megginson, Bob MosesThis conference will be held at MSRI in Berkeley, CA.
Knowledge of mathematics in the technology and information age has been likened to reading literacy in the industrial age. In each case knowledge is the enabler, the ticket to full participation in society and to some measure of economic wellbeing. This conference will explore the historical and current challenges to quality and equity in the teaching and learning of mathematics, both in the U.S. and internationally. The exploration will feature case studies of successful and notsosuccessful efforts, with the goal of learning together how to improve and refine that which works and correct that which doesn't.
Updated on Nov 10, 2014 11:40 AM PST 
Workshop Mathematical Systems Biology of Cancer
Organizers: Dick Karp, Bahram Parvin, Terry Speed, Paul Spellman, Carolyn Talcott, Wing WongThis workshop is designed to encourage and support the mathematical community's involvement in the study of cancer using system approaches. Presenters will include mathematicians and computer scientists involved in systems approaches to cancer and more general fields of biology. The presentations will cover general approaches to systems biology, analysis of genome scale data and statistical, continuous, and hybrid methods for pathway modeling. The workshop will also provide tutorials covering the use of tools and methods in systems biology as well as on the fundamental biological processes involved in cancer.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:30 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics of Relaying and Cooperation in Communication Networks
Organizers: Michael Gastpar, Gerhard Kramer, J. Nicholas LanemanDesigning resourceefficient wireless networks requires a fundamental understanding of the mathematics underlying multiterminal communication systems. One of the simplest such systems is a "threebody problem'', with a source, a destination, and a relay whose purpose is to assist the communication from the source to the
destination. This seemingly simple communication problem has long resisted solution, but new insight has been gained recently.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:45 AM PDT 
Workshop Cohomological Approaches to Rational Points
Organizers: Fedor Bogomolov, Antoine ChambertLoir, JeanLouis ColliotThélène (chair), A. Johan de Jong, Raman ParimalaUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:42 PM PDT 
Workshop Generalized McKay Correspondences and Representation Theory
Organizers: Yongbin Ruan, H. Nakajima, G. MasonUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:02 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Rational and Integral Points on HigherDimensional Varieties
Organizers: JeanLouis ColliotThélène, Roger HeathBrown, János Kollár, Bjorn Poonen (chair), Alice Silverberg, Yuri TschinkelNOTE: This workshop is to be held at the International House Berkeley on the UC Berkeley campus, at 2299 Piedmont Avenue.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:56 PM PDT 
Workshop Stringy Topology in Morelia
Organizers: R. Cohen (Stanford), J. Morava (Johns Hopkins), A. Adem (UBC/UWMadison), Y. Ruan (UWMadison); Local Organizers: M. Aguilar (UNAMMexico City), D. JuanPineda (UNAMMorelia), J.Seade (UNAMCuernavaca)The purpose of this program is to introduce new topological concepts in physics to young research mathematicians from both South and North America. The lectures given during the first week will provide the necessary background; these will be supplemented, primarily during the second week, with lectures by leading researchers on recent progress. That week serves as the Opening Workshop for the MSRI program, Spring, 2006, in New Topological Structures in Physics.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:42 PM PDT 
Workshop Probability, Geometry and Integrable Systems
Organizers: Bjorn Birnir, Darryl Holm, Charles Newman, Mark Pinsky, Kirill Vaninsky, LaiSang YoungNOTE: This workshop is to be held at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus, at 2299 Piedmont Avenue. On site registration for the workshop will be at the International House.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:42 PM PDT 
Workshop Geometric and Analytical Aspects of Nonlinear Dispersive Equations
Organizers: Nicolas Burq, Hans Lindblad, Igor Rodnianski, Christopher Sogge, Sijue WuNOTE: This workshop is to be held at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus, at 2299 Piedmont Avenue. On site registration for the workshop will be at the International House, starting at 8:30 AM Monday and ending at 3:30 PM Monday.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:41 PM PDT 
Workshop Flavors of Groups
Organizers: Mladen Bestvina, Jeff Brock, Jon Carlson, Persi Diaconis, Hugo Rossi(at the Banff International Research Station, Banff, Alberta, Canada). A workshop to bring together mathematicians working on algebraic, analytic, combinatoric, geometric and topological aspects of group theory in order to strengthen each of these approaches through an exchange of techniques and ideas.
Updated on Mar 12, 2017 07:17 PM PDT 
Workshop Optimal Mass Transport and its Applications
Organizers: L. Craig Evans (U.C. Berkeley), Wilfrid Gangbo (Georgia Tech), Cristian Gutierrez (Temple University)NOTE: This workshop is to be held at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus, at 2299 Piedmont Avenue, except for the Tuesday session, which will be held at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. On site registration for the workshop will start at 8:30 AM Monday and end at 3:30 PM Monday.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:40 PM PDT 
Workshop Morehouse College/Spelman College/MSRI Workshop on Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to 200607 Programs at MSRI
Organizers: Sylvia Bozeman (Spelman College),Masilamani Sambandham(Morehouse College), Hugo Rossi (MSRI)Morehouse College and Spelman College in Atlanta, together with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, will conduct a weekend workshop on the Morehouse and Spelman College campuses on modern developments in mathematics that will be the focus of upcoming research programs and summer graduate programs at MSRI, supplemented by additional special invited talks.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:30 PM PDT 
Workshop Recent Results in Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and their Interactions with Geometry
Organizers: Frank Pacard, Neil Trudinger and Paul YangUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:40 PM PDT 
Workshop Analytical and Stochastic Fluid Dynamics
Organizers: Craig Evans, Susan Friedlander, Boris Rozovsky, Daniel Tataru and David A. EllwoodUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:40 PM PDT 
Workshop Minicourse on Stochastic ODE and connections with nonlinear PDEs
Organizers: L. C. EvansUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:04 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Nonlinear Dispersive Equations
Organizers: James Colliander (Toronto), Patrick Gerard (Orsay), Herbert Koch (Dortmund), Natasha Pavlovic (Princeton), Daniel Tataru (Berkeley)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:40 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and Its Applications
Organizers: Luis Caffarelli, L. Craig Evans, Matt Gursky, Cristian Gutierrez, Paul YangThere will be two series of five lectures each by L. Caffarelli and M. Gursky. In addition, each day there will be two more lectures by other speakers.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:39 PM PDT 
Workshop MSRI Workshop for Women in Mathematics: An Introduction to Elliptic Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: Alice Chang (Princeton) and Lawrence C Evans (UC Berkeley)This workshop will be an intensive twoday introductory minicourse on elliptic PDE. L C Evans will present a series of lectures on the basic theory and estimates for linear and nonlinear elliptic equations, with applications to variational problems and to nonlinear systems. A Chang will lecture on applications of elliptic PDE to conformal geometry and other geometric problems.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:04 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Computing the Continuous Discretely: Integer Point Enumeration in Polyhedra (Summer Graduate Workshop)
Organizers: Mathias Beck and Sinai RobinsUpdated on Feb 12, 2007 09:39 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School CR Geometry: Complex Analysis Meets Real Geometry and Number Theory
Organizers: John D’AngeloUpdated on Nov 24, 2015 04:52 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School AMSIMSSIAM Summer School in Commutative Algebra: Local Cohomology and Its Applications
Organizers: Anurag Singh and Uli WaltherGraduate Students from MSRI Sponsoring Institutions may benominated to participate in this program.
Updated on Dec 01, 2008 06:01 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Clay Mathematics Institute 2005 Summer School Ricci Flow, 3 Manifolds And Geometry
Organizers: Gang Tian, John Lott, John Morgan, Bennett Chow, Tobias Colding, Jim Carlson, David Ellwood, Hugo RossiGraduate Students from MSRI Sponsoring Institutions may benominated to participate in this program.
Updated on Mar 11, 2017 08:57 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Mathematical Graphics
Organizers: David Austin, Bill Casselman and Jim FixUpdated on Dec 01, 2008 06:02 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Graduate Student WarmUp Workshop in Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Sándor Kovács, Tony Pantev, and Ravi VakilGraduate Students from MSRI Sponsoring Institutions may benominated to participate in this program.
Updated on Dec 01, 2008 06:03 AM PST 
Workshop PREP Workshop: Geometric Combinatorics
Organizers: Francis SuThis workshop is aimed at faculty who wish to learn about this exciting field and would like to enrich a variety of undergraduate courses with new examples and applications, or teach a standalone course in geometric combinatorics.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:45 AM PDT 
Workshop The Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (K8): Why, What and How?
Organizers: Deborah Ball, Chair, (University of Michigan), Herb Clemens (Ohio State University), David Eisenbud (MSRI), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska)Using Math to Teach Math (PDF 5.5MB) Second conference in the MSRI series "Critical Issues in Mathematics Education" This workshop will be held at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California. The conference takes as a premise that improving students’ mathematics learning depends on improving mathematics teaching, for which teachers’ knowledge of mathematics is a key factor. It will bring together different groups for whom issues of teachers’ mathematical knowledge are of critical concern, and explore current perspectives, evidence, and programs. Three questions structure its highly interactive design: 1. Why should K8 teachers know mathematics? 2. What is the nature of the knowledge of mathematics needed for effective teaching? 3. What can mathematics departments and schools of education do to help teachers develop such knowledge? The conference will foster productive partnerships among research mathematicians, mathematics educators, educational researchers, teachers of school mathematics, and policymakers that will support them in their efforts. This conference is made possible by generous support from The National Science Foundation (www.nsf.gov), MfA Math for America(www.mathforamerica.org),Texas Instruments (www.ti.com). Noyce Foundation, and Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics
Updated on Feb 07, 2017 10:17 AM PST 
Workshop Models of RealWorld Random Networks
Organizers: David Aldous, Claire Kenyon, Jon Kleinberg, Michael Mitzenmacher, Christos Papadimitriou, Prabhakar RaghavanThis workshop seeks to bring together (a) mathematicians studying the math
properties of particular models, and (b) experts in various network
fields who can survey the successes and challenges of modeling within
their field.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:29 PM PDT 
Workshop Emphasis Week on Perceptual Organization
Organizers: Jitendra Malik, JeanMichel Morel, Song Chun ZhuUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:44 AM PDT 
Workshop World Digital Mathematical Library
Organizers: David EisenbudUpdated on Aug 08, 2014 08:55 AM PDT 
Workshop Visual Recognition
Organizers: Don Geman, Jitendra Malik, Pietro Perona, Cordelia SchmidUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:24 PM PDT 
Workshop PREP Workshop: The Mathematics of Images
Organizers: Kathryn Leonard , David MumfordThis workshop is aimed at faculty who wish to learn about this exciting field and would like to enrich a variety of undergraduate courses with new examples and applications. The workshop is being held in collaboration with the Mathematical Association of America as part of the MAA's Professional Enhancement Program (PREP). See the PREP website for information about registration and participant support.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:44 AM PDT 
Workshop Phase Transitions in Computation and Reconstruction
Organizers: Dimitris Achlioptas, Elchanan Mossel, Yuval PeresThe topics of this workshop include phase transitions in connection to
random graphs, boolean functions, satisfiability problems, coding,
reconstruction on trees and spinglasses.Special focus will be given to the study of the interplay
between the replica method, local weak convergence and algorithmic aspects of
reconstruction.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:39 PM PDT 
Workshop Emphasis Week on Learning and Inference in Low and Mid Level Vision
Organizers: Andrew Blake and Yair WeissUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:43 AM PDT 
Workshop Emphasis Week on Neurobiological Vision
Organizers: David Donoho and Bruno OlshausenUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:43 AM PDT 
Workshop Markov Chains in Algorithms and Statistical Physics
Organizers: Fabio Martinelli, Alistair Sinclair, Eric VigodaRecent years have seen the rapid development of techniques for the analysis of MCMC algorithms, with applications in all the above areas. These techniques draw from a wide range of mathematical disciplines, including combinatorics, discrete probability, functional analysis, geometry and statistical physics, and there has been significant crossfertilization between them. This workshop aims to bring together practitioners from all these domains with the aim of furthering this interplay of ideas.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:24 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Aspects of Image Analysis
Organizers: David Donoho, Olivier Faugeras, David B MumfordUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:23 PM PDT 
Workshop MSRI Workshop for Women in Mathematics: Introduction to Image Analysis
Organizers: Ruzena Bajcsy, Jana Kosecka, Kathryn LeonardUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:44 AM PDT 
Workshop MSRI Program on Probability, Algorithms and Statistical Physics, Spring 2005  OPENING DAY, Thursday 13 January, 2005
Organizers: Alistair SinclairMSRI Program on Probability, Algorithms and Statistical Physics, Spring 2005  OPENING DAY, Thursday 13 January, 2005
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:40 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical Circles and Olympiads
Organizers: Hugo Rossi, Tatiana Shubin, Zvezdelina Stankova, Paul ZeitzThe purpose of this workshop is to start a National Network of Math Circles and a set of resources for new Circles
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:47 PM PDT 
Workshop HOT TOPICS: Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Visualization and Analysis of High Dimensional Data
Organizers: Gunnar Carlsson, Susan Holmes, Persi DiaconisUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:29 PM PDT 
Workshop 2004 BlackwellTapia Conference
Organizers: Carlos CastilloChavez (Arizona State University and Cornell University), Mark Green (IPAM), William Massey (Princeton University), Robert Megginson (MSRI), Richard Tapia (Rice University); Local Organizing Committee: Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University); Stephen Wirkus (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)The third biennial CornellMSRI BlackwellTapia Conference and the second BlackwellTapia Prize Presentation will be held at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics in Los Angeles. See the conference website at IPAM for further details.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:42 AM PDT 
Workshop Combinatorial Aspects of Hyperplane Arrangements
Organizers: Eva Maria Feichtner, Philip Hanlon, Peter Orlik, Alexander VarchenkoThis workshop will be part of MSRI's Special Semester in Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:29 PM PDT 
Workshop Topology of Arrangements and Applications
Organizers: Daniel C. Cohen, Michael Falk (chair), Peter Orlik, Inna Scherbak, Alexandru Suciu, Hiroaki Terao, Sergey YuzvinskyThis workshop will focus on the following topics: Characteristic varieties and resonance varieties, homotopy types of arrangements, moduli of arrangements, GaussManin connections, KZ and qKZ equations, elliptic hypergeometric functions, and hypergeometric functions associated with curves of arbitrary genus.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:28 PM PDT 
Workshop Clay Mathematics Institute and MSRI Conference on Recent Progress in Dynamics
Organizers: Michael Brin, Boris Hasselblatt (chair), Gregory Margulis, Yakov Pesin, Peter Sarnak, Klaus Schmidt, Ralf Spatzier, Robert ZimmerThis conference on dynamical systems will have a fairly wide scope, with emphasis on specific problems that have seen much progress but where significant problems vital to the field remain open.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:56 PM PDT 
Workshop San Francisco State University/MSRI Workshop on Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to 200506 Programs at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Organizers: David Ellis (SFSU), David Meredith (SFSU), Hugo Rossi (MSRI)A weekend workshop at SFSU on upcoming programs at MSRI
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:27 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications
Organizers: Michael Falk, Peter Orlik (Chair), Alexander Suciu, Hiroaki Terao, and SergeyYuzvinskyUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:29 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Knot Theory and 3Manifolds (Summer Graduate Workshop)
Organizers: S. Boyer (UQAM), R. Fenn (Sussex), D. Rolfsen, Chair (UBC), D. Sjerve (UBC)Updated on Dec 08, 2013 06:22 PM PST 
Workshop Tenth Annual Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences
Organizers: William A. Massey (Princeton), Bob Megginson (MSRI), Juan Meza (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)This conference, founded at MSRI in 1995, returns to MSRI for its tenth annual offering, and is being cohosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:37 AM PDT 
Workshop Tenth Seminar on Analysis of Algorithms
Organizers: P. Flajolet, P. Jacquet, H. Prodinger, G. Seroussi, R. Sedgewick, W. Szpankowski, B. Vallée, and M. WeinbergerThis workshop will follow MSRI's Summer Graduate Program on Analysis of Algorithms
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:40 AM PDT 
Workshop Geometric Combinatorics
Organizers: Francis SuThis workshop is aimed at faculty who wish to learn about this exciting field and would like to enrich a variety of undergraduate courses with new examples and applications, or teach a standalone course in geometric combinatorics. The workshop is being held in collaboration with the Mathematical Association of America as part of the MAA's Professional Enhancement Program (PREP). See the PREP website for information about registration and participant support.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:29 PM PDT 
Workshop Workshop for WeBWorK Developers
Organizers: Michael Gage and Arnold PizerThe purpose of this working seminar is to bring facetoface programmers who are already involved in implementing, extending and maintaining the WeBWorK homework system on various campuses in order to hammer out standards for future development, prioritize and assign programming development tasks, design protocols for labeling and sharing problem sets, and map out a strategy for producing more comprehensive documentation.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:30 PM PDT 
Workshop Algorithmic, Combinatorial and Applicable Real Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Lalo GonzalezVega, Victoria Powers, and Frank SottileUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:27 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications
Organizers: Sergey YuzvinskyThis MSRI Summer Graduate Program at the University of Oregon will provide an introduction to the material to be covered in the fall, 2004 MSRI program on Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications. See the program page for more information on the content.
Updated on Feb 12, 2007 09:42 AM PST 
Workshop Geometric modeling and RAG
Organizers: Frank Sottile and Rimas KrasauskasUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:29 PM PDT 
Workshop Symplectic Geometry and Mathematical Physics
Organizers: Denis Auroux, Dan Freed, Helmut Hofer, Francis Kirwan, and Gang TianUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:25 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical Neuroscience
Organizers: Paul C. Bressloff, Jack D. Cowan (chair), G. Bard Ermentrout, Mary Pugh, and Terry J. SejnowskiThe goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of the current state of research in mathematical and computational neuroscience both to those already working in the field and to those who are considering moving into it. The workshop will focus on neural networks and their properties. Several major themes will be addressed: (1) Oscillations, (2) Waves, (3) Synchrony, (4) Maps, (5) Visual Cortex Dynamics, and (6) Information Processing.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:18 PM PDT 
Workshop Assessing Students’ Mathematics Learning: Issues, Costs and Benefits
Organizers: Deborah Ball, Hyman Bass, Jim Lewis, Robert Megginson, Alan SchoenfeldThis is the first in a series of workshops on K12 mathematics education, the goal of which is to engage groups of people with diverse expertise relevant to the framing, investigation, and solution of critical problems in K12 education. Schedule now available.
Due to the tremendous response to the announcement of this workshop, the workshop is now fully booked, and we have had to close registration. For further information, please contact Bob Megginson at meggin@msri.org.
Updated on Nov 14, 2014 12:54 PM PST 
Workshop Topology and Geometry of Real Algebraic Varieties
Organizers: Viatcheslav Kharlamov, Boris Shapiro, and Oleg ViroUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:36 AM PDT 
Workshop Genetics of Complex Disease
Organizers: Jun Liu, Mary Sara McPeek, Richard Olshen (chair), David O. Siegmund, and Wing WongUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:40 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Topological Aspects of Real Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Selman Akbulut, Grisha Mikhalkin, Victoria Powers, Boris Shapiro, Frank Sottile, and Oleg ViroUpdated on Feb 10, 2017 03:15 PM PST 
Workshop Ricci Flow and Geometrization of 3Manifolds
Organizers: Ian Agol, Ben Chow, Tobias Colding, David Gabai, and Bruce KleinerThis workshop is the second part of a twoweek conference sponsored by MSRI, AIM and the NSF, focusing on Perelman's recent work on Thurston's geometrization conjecture using Hamilton's Ricci flow. The talks at MSRI are intended for a general audience and follow a week long workshop at AIM intended for a more specialized audience.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:44 PM PDT 
Workshop Geometric Analysis
Organizers: Ben Chow, Peter Li, Richard Schoen (chair), and Richard WentworthUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:04 PM PDT 
Workshop Combinatorial and Discrete Geometry
Organizers: Jesús A. De Loera, Jacob E. Goodman, János Pach and Günter M. ZieglerUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:55 PM PDT 
Workshop Floer homology for 3manifolds
Organizers: Yasha Eliashberg, Robion Kirby and Peter KronheimerUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:25 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical Foundations of Geometric Algorithms
Organizers: Pankaj Agarwal, Herbert Edelsbrunner, Micha Sharir, and Emo WelzlUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:36 AM PDT 
Workshop Texas Southern University/MSRI Workshop on Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to 200405 Programs at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Organizers: Nathaniel Dean, Robert MegginsonUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:19 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Discrete and Computational Geometry
Organizers: Jesús A. De Loera, Herbert Edelsbrunner, Jacob E. Goodman, János Pach, Micha Sharir, Emo Welzl, and Günter M. ZieglerUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:55 PM PDT 
Workshop Von Neumann Symposium on Complex Geometry, Calibrations, and Special Holonomy
Organizers: Robert Bryant (Cochair), Simon Donaldson, H. Blaine Lawson, Richard Schoen, and Gang Tian (Cochair)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:25 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Triangulations of Point Sets: Applications, Structures, Algorithms
Organizers: Jesús A. De Loera, Jörg Rambau, and Francisco SantosPlease note, MSRI's Summer Graduate Programs are open only to students nominated by MSRI's Academic Sponsor universities.
Updated on May 13, 2013 11:00 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Mathematical Graphics
Organizers: Bill Casselman and David AustinPlease note, MSRI's Summer Graduate Programs are open only to students nominated by MSRI's Academic Sponsor universities.
Updated on Feb 12, 2007 09:47 AM PST 
Workshop Preparatory Workshop for the 2003 AMS/MSRI von Neumann Symposium
Organizers: Robert BryantLOCATION: The Banff Conference Centre, Banff, Canada
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:25 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical SemiClassical Analysis
Organizers: J. Sjostrand, S. Zelditch, and M. ZworskiUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:44 PM PDT 
Workshop The History of Algebra in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Organizers: Jeremy J. Gray and Karen Hunger ParshallThe past 25 years have seen studies of some of the key figures in the history of algebra  Hermann Grassmann, James Joseph Sylvester, Leopold Kronecker, Sophus Lie, David Hilbert, Georg Frobenius, Emmy Noether  and there is work progress on Dedekind, Francis Macaulay, and Oscar Zariski, among many others.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:55 PM PDT 
Workshop Semiclassical Methods in Physics and Chemistry
Organizers: R. Littlejohn, W.H. Miller, and M. ZworskiUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:16 PM PDT 
Workshop Commutative Algebra and Geometry (Banff Int'l Research Station Workshop)
Organizers: Mark Green, Juergen Herzog, and Bernd Sturmfels (chair)To be held at the Banff International Research Station in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:17 PM PDT 
Workshop Computational Commutative Algebra
Organizers: Serkan Hosten, Craig Huneke, Bernd Sturmfels (chair), and Irena SwansonUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:25 PM PDT 
Workshop Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Homological Algebra and Representation Theory
Organizers: Luchezar Avramov (chair), Ragnar Buchweitz, and John GreenleesUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:24 PM PDT 
Workshop Quantum Information Processing
Organizers: Steering Committee: Dorit Aharonov, Charles Bennett, Harry Buhrman, Isaac Chuang, Mike Mosca, Umesh Vazirani, and John WatrousUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:23 PM PDT 
Workshop The Feynman Integral Along with Related Topics and Applications
Organizers: Sergio Albeverio, Cecile DeWittMorette, Gerald W. Johnson, Louis H. Kauffman, and Michel L. Lapidus (chair)The goal of this workshop is to encourage interactions between researchers (mathematicians, physicists and other scientists) who have worked on different approaches to the Feynman integral and its related topics and applications.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:09 PM PDT 
Workshop Commutative Algebra: Local and Birational Theory
Organizers: Craig Huneke (chair), Paul Roberts, Karen Smith, and Bernd Ulrich.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:24 PM PDT 
Workshop Event Risk
Organizers: Marco Avellaneda (New York University), Sanjiv Das (Santa Clara University), Lisa Goldberg (BARRA), David Hoffman (MSRI), Francis Longstaff (UCLA), Mark Rubinstein (UC Berkeley), Michael Singer (MSRI), and Domingo Tavella (Octanti Associates)LOCATION: Alliance Capital Conference Center, New York City
Event risk modeling in finance incorporates concepts and techniques from insurance, mathematics, physics, seismology, geography, and computer science, amongst other disciplines. This conference on event risk will comprise topquality, stateoftheart papers, both theoretical and empirical.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:23 PM PDT 
Workshop Quantum Information and Cryptography
Organizers: Richard Jozsa and Mary Beth RuskaiUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:22 PM PDT 
Workshop Conference and Prize in Honor of David Blackwell and Richard A. Tapia
Organizers: Carlos CastilloChavez, David Eisenbud, Fern Y. Hunt, William A. Massey (cochair), Robert Megginson, Juan Meza (cochair), and Michael SingerMSRI and Cornell University have established a prize in honor of the distinguished mathematical scientists David Blackwell and Richard A. Tapia. The first award will be presented at a conference at MSRI, sponsored by MSRI and Cornell with additional funding from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Arlie O. Petters Receives First BlackwellTapia Prize.
Schedule now available.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:23 PM PDT 
Workshop Models of Quantum Computing
Organizers: David Di Vincenzo (WatsonIBM), and Peter Shor (AT&T), ChairPresented jointly with IPAM, and held in Los Angeles. See IPAM website for details.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:35 AM PDT 
Workshop Semidefinite Programming and Applications
Organizers: Dimitris Bertsimas, Stephen Boyd, Laurent El Ghaoui (chair), and Bernd SturmfelsThe semidefinite programming models of computation has enjoyed tremendous interest recently, due to its ubiquity in many areas of science and engineering.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:55 PM PDT 
Workshop Quantum Algorithms and Complexity
Organizers: Richard Cleve, Peter Shor, and Umesh VaziraniTo be held at the Banff Conference Centre in Banff (Alberta), Canada
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:34 AM PDT 
Workshop Recent Progress in Random Matrix Theory and Its Applications
Organizers: Estelle Basor (cochair), Alexander Its, Persi Diaconis, and Craig Tracy (cochair)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:23 PM PDT 
Workshop MSRI/Howard Workshop on Geometry: An Introduction to 200304 Programs at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Organizers: Joshua A. Leslie (Howard University) and Robert E. Megginson (MSRI)A weekend workshop at Howard University on upcoming programs at MSRI.
Schedule now available (updated 9/17/02)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:22 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Commutative Algebra
Organizers: Luchezar Avramov, Mark Green, Craig Huneke, Karen E. Smith and Bernd SturmfelsUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:21 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Quantum Computation
Organizers: Dorit Aharonov, Leonard Schulman, and Umesh VaziraniUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:33 AM PDT 
Workshop International School on Biomathematics, Bioengineering and Clinical Aspects of Blood Flow
Organizers: Stanley A. Berger (University of California, Berkeley), Giovanni P. Galdi (University of Pittsburgh; cochair), Charles S. Peskin (Courant Institute), Alfio Quarteroni (University of Lausanne, Switzerland & Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Anne M. Robertson (University of Pittsburgh; cochair), Adélia Sequeira (Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal),and Howard Yonas (University of Pittsburgh).summer graduate program: see program web page for further info
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:36 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Biomathematics, Bioengineering & Clinical Aspects of Blood Flow
Organizers: Stanley A. Berger, Giovanni P. Galdi (cochair), Charles S. Peskin, Alfio Quarteroni, Anne M. Robertson (cochair), Adélia Sequeira, and Howard YonasSummer Graduate Program  open only to students nominated by MSRI's Academic Sponsor universities.
Updated on Feb 12, 2007 09:45 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Excursions in Computational Number Theory  Polynomials with Integer Coefficients
Organizers: Peter Borwein and Michael FilasetaSummer Graduate Program  open only to students nominated by MSRI's Academic Sponsor universities, to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada at the Pacific Institute of Mathematics facility of Simon Fraser University.
Updated on Feb 12, 2007 09:44 AM PST 
Workshop Finsler Geometry
Organizers: David Bao, Robert Bryant, S.S. Chern, and Zhongmin ShenUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:21 PM PDT 
Workshop Statistical Challenges for MetaAnalysis of Medical and HealthPolicy Data
Organizers: Organized by: Joseph C. Cappelleri (Associate Director, Global Research & Development, Pfizer Inc.), Joseph Lau (New England Medical Center), Ingram Olkin (Stanford University) (chair), Diana Pettiti (Kaiser Permanente), Drummond Rennie (Deputy Editor of JAMA, and Adj. Professor of Medicine, the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco), and Donna Stroup (Centers for Disease Control)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:33 AM PDT 
Workshop Conformal Field Theory and Supersymmetry
Organizers: G. Felder, D. Freed, E. Frenkel, V. Kac, T. Miwa, I. Penkov, V. Serganova, I. Singer and G. ZuckermanThe first week will focus on Infinitedimensional Algebras, Conformal Field Theory and Integrable Systems, and the second week would be devoted to Supersymmetry in Mathematics and Physics.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:38 PM PDT 
Workshop NonAbelian Hodge Theory
Organizers: S. Bradlow, O. GarciaPrada, M. Kapranov, L. Katzarkov, M. Kontsevich, D. Orlov, T. Pantev, C. Simpson, and B. ToenUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:21 PM PDT 
Workshop Geometric Aspects of the Langlands Program
Organizers: E. Frenkel, V. Ginzburg, G. Laumon and K. VilonenDiscussion of the important developments in the geometric Langlands correspondence in the last few years
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:43 PM PDT 
Workshop Intersection Theory on Stacks
Organizers: K. Behrend, W. Fulton, L. Katzarkov, M. Kontsevich, Y. Manin, R. Pandharipande, T. Pantev, B. Toen, and A. VistoliUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:17 PM PDT 
Workshop Information Theory
Organizers: Elwyn Berlekamp, Joe Buhler, Dave Forney, Abraham Lempel, Gadiel Seroussi (cochair), Sergio Verdu (cochair), Andy Viterbi, and Marcelo WeinbergerUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:38 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Algebraic Stacks, Intersection Theory, and NonAbelian Hodge Theory
Organizers: William Fulton, Ludmil Katzarkov, and Tony PantevThe field of algebraic stacks has gathered a huge momentum and is bound to become one of the main tools of the working mathematician.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:22 AM PDT 
Workshop Special values of Rankin Lseries
Organizers: Henri Darmon and Shouwu ZhangThe goal of this workshop is to survey recent developments growing out of the landmark work of Gross and Zagier on the
special values of Rankin Lseries, and their arithmetic applications.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:45 PM PDT 
Workshop Automorphic Forms and Representations of <i>p</i>adic groups
Organizers: W. T. Gan, J. S. Li, D. Ramakrishnan, G. Savin (chair) and J. K. YuLOCATION & DATE ALERT !
Note: The location of this workshop has been moved to The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and runs Tuesday through Saturday.The main topics of this conference arise out of the classical theory of modular forms. The workshop will focus on recent advances
in the classification of square integrable representations of reductive padic groups, and on modular forms, and their
Fourier coefficients, on various reductive groups.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:45 PM PDT 
Workshop Inverse problems and Applications
Organizers: Joyce McLaughlin, Adrian Nachman, William Symes, Gunther Uhlmann (chair) and Michael VogeliusThe purpose of the workshop will be to bring together people working on different aspects of inverse problems, to appraise the current status of development of the field, and to encourage interaction between mathematicians and scientists and engineers working directly with the applications.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:17 PM PDT 
Workshop PanAmerican Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Inverse Problems
Organizers: Gunther Uhlmann (chair), David Haynor (Department of Radiology, University of Washington), Gary Margrave (Department of Geophysics, University of Calgary) and Ricardo Weder (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:16 PM PDT 
Workshop Integral Geometry in Representation Theory
Organizers: Leticia Barchini, Oklahoma State University, Roger Zierau, Oklahoma State University.This workshop will concentrate on several topics in representation theory and geometric analysis of homogeneous spaces for which techniques in integral geometry play a key role.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:19 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Inverse Problems and Integral Geometry
Organizers: Liliana Borcea, David Colton, Michael Eastwood, Simon Gindikin, Alexander Goncharov and Gunther UhlmannUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:16 PM PDT 
Workshop The Global Theory of Minimal Surfaces (Summer Graduate Program II)
Organizers: Joel Hass and David Hoffmansee program webpage at http://zeta.msri.org/calendar/programs/ProgramInfo/52/show_program
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:15 PM PDT 
Workshop Clay Mathematics Institute Summer School on the Global Theory of Minimal Surfaces
Organizers: Joel Hass, David Hoffman, Arthur Jaffe, Antonio Ros, Harold Rosenberg, Richard Schoen and Michael WolfPlease note: This program is open by invitation only.
See program webpage at http://zeta.msri.org/calendar/programs/ProgramInfo/12/show_programUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:21 AM PDT 
Workshop Modern Signal Processing (Summer Graduate Workshop I)
Organizers: Dan Rockmore and Dennis Healysee program webpage at http://zeta.msri.org/calendar/programs/ProgramInfo/51/show_program
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:40 PM PDT 
Workshop The Continuum Hypothesis
Organizers: Hugh Woodin and John SteelThe workshop will feature a number of lectures surveying the current insights into the continuum problem and its variations.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:20 AM PDT 
Workshop Geometric Scattering Theory and Elliptic Theory on Noncompact and Singular Spaces
Organizers: Tanya Christiansen, Charles Epstein, Rafe Mazzeo, Richard MelroseThis workshop will focus on problems of a scattering theoretic nature for geometric operators on manifolds with asymptotically regular
geometries, and also on spectral theory and related questions of invertibility of such operators on singular spaces. The emphasis will be on the consideration of new problems and the dissemination of new techniques.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:02 PM PDT 
Workshop Critical Percolation and Conformally Invariant Processes
Organizers: Oded Schramm and Yuval PeresMSRI's 200001 "Hot Topics" Workshop.
NOTE: The first lecture of the workshop is the MSRIEvans talk at 4:10 pm on Monday, April 30, in room 60 of Evans Hall on the Berkeley campus. Lectures will be in the Lawrence Hall of Science auditorium on Tuesday, May 1, and at MSRI on Wednesday through Friday.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:15 PM PDT 
Workshop 29th Canadian Symposium on Operator Algebras
Organizers: ManDuen Choi, Edward G. Effros, George A. Elliott (cochairman), Vaughan F. R. Jones, Henri Moscovici, Ian F. Putnam (cochairman), Marc A. Rieffel and DanVirgil VoiculescuThis meeting will be joint for the first two days with the MSRI workshop on Quantization and Noncommutative Geometry, and during the threeday period April 29  May 1 will function as a closing conference for the 200001 MSRI program on Operator Algebras.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:54 PM PDT 
Workshop Quantization and Noncommutative geometry
Organizers: A. Connes, J. Cuntz, N. Higson, G.G. Kasparov, N.P. Landsman, H. Moscovici (chair, Noncommutative Geometry), M.A. Rieffel (chair, Quantization), G. Skandalis, A. Weinstein, M. Wodzicki, S.L. WoronowiczThese two topics have been scheduled in a joint workshop because the confluence of their research is likely to influence future advances in both fields.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:03 PM PDT 
Workshop Conference on Randomized Algorithms in Finance
Organizers: Phelim Boyle (University of Waterloo), Mark Broadie (Columbia University), Joe Buhler (MSRI), Russell Caflisch (UCLA), Sanjiv Das (Santa Clara University), David Eisenbud (MSRI), Philippe Jorion (UC Irvine), Mark Rubinstein (UC Berkeley) and Domingo Tavella (Octanti Associates)Cosponsored by the Journal of Computational Finance
Randomized algorithms have been used in finance for many years; the most famous example being the Monte Carlo techniques that have been used in many
contexts. This conference will focus on the latest advances, with talks by leading experts in academia and industry.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:19 AM PDT 
Workshop Nonlinear Estimation and Classification
Organizers: David Denison, Mark Hansen, Chris Holmes, Robert Kohn, Bani Mallick, Martin Tanner and Bin Yusee workshop program
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:16 AM PDT 
Workshop Geometric Aspects of Spectral Theory
Organizers: JeanMichel Bismut, Tom Branson, S.Y. Alice Chang and Kate OkikioluThis workshop will study the spectral theory of geometric operators, including: spectral invariants, applications in conformal geometry, classification of 4manifolds, index theory and scattering theory.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:02 PM PDT 
Workshop Analysis Models and Methods: A conference on Applied Mathematics and Computational Methods in memory of Fred Howes
Organizers: A. Chorin, I. Singer and M. WrightUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:20 AM PDT 
Workshop The Preparation of Math Majors in the First Two Years: A Curriculum Policy Workshop
Organizers: David Bressoud, Steve Krantz, Jim Lewis, William G. McMallum (chair), William VelezAn important discipline served by the first two years of college mathematics is mathematics itself. MSRI will host this workshop to formulate curriculum policy recommendations for the first two years aimed at students majoring in mathematics.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:21 AM PDT 
Workshop Free Probability and Noncommutative Banach Spaces
Organizers: P. Biane, D. Shlyakhtenko, R. Speicher, D. Voiculescu, E. Effros, E. Kirchberg, V. Paulsen, G. Pisier, ZJ. Ruan and A. SinclairThe Free Probability section of the workshop will cover several aspects of the subject: applications to von Neumann algebras and C*algebras of free product type, connections with random matrix theory, free stochastic processes and free stochastic integration, combinatorial approach via noncrossing partitions, free entropy.
The Noncommutative Banach Space section will cover the central concepts of the recently developed theory of operator spaces such as: exactness, local reflexivity and injectivity with applications to C* tensor products, operator algebras and operator modules. The noncommutative Lpspaces, which play an important role in this theory, provide many points of contact with free probability.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:01 AM PDT 
Workshop Arithmetic Geometry
Organizers: Noam Elkies, William McCallum, JeanFrançois Mestre, Bjorn Poonen (chair) and René SchoofThis workshop will focus on the development of explicit and computational methods in arithmetic
geometry, as well as the complexity analysis of existing algorithms.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:47 PM PDT 
Workshop Subfactors and Algebraic Aspects of Quantum Field Theory
Organizers: D. Bisch, V.F.R. Jones, Y. Kawahigashi, S. Popa, R. Borcherds, S. Doplicher, R. Lawrence, P. Goddard and A. WassermannThese two areas have had a strong interaction in the last two decades, leading to exciting and closely related mathematics.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:47 PM PDT 
Workshop Emerging Applications of Combinatorial Design
Organizers: Esther Lamken (chair), (Caltech Mathematics), Charlie Colbourn (VermontComputer Science), Jeff Dinitz (Vermont Mathematics)This workshop will emphasize constructions and computational methods for combinatorial designs and the growing number of new and useful applications of designs in biology/biotechnology, computer science, information theory, and numerical finance.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:00 AM PDT 
Workshop Numbertheoretic cryptography workshop
Organizers: Eric Bach, Dan Boneh, Cynthia Dwork (chair), Shafi Goldwasser, Kevin McCurley and Carl PomeranceThis workshop will focus on numbertheoretic aspects of cryptography, and will be crosscultural, where the the cultures in question are "mathematics" and "computer science."
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:49 AM PDT 
Workshop Simple C*algebras and Noncommutative Dynamical Systems
Organizers: W. Arveson,B. Blackadar,E. Effros,G. Elliott (chair), D. Handelman, E.Kirchberg, I. Putnam,M. Rordam,E. Stormer,M. TakesakiAs part of the fullyear 20002001 program on Operator Algebras, MSRI will host a oneweek NATO
ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP on Simple C*algebras and Noncommutative Dynamical
Systems, September 2529, 2000.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:47 PM PDT 
Workshop The Panorama Of Mathematics, A conference in honor of S. S. Chern
MSRI will host a conference in honor of its Founding Director, Shing Shen Chern, this fall. The conference will represent Mathematics in a very broad
context.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:14 PM PDT 
Workshop Clay Mathematics Institute Introductory Workshop in Operator Algebras
Organizers: D. Bisch (chair), E.G. Effros, V.F.R. Jones and D.V. VoiculescuThis workshop introduces graduate students and other scientists to the exciting area of Operator
Algebras.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:43 PM PDT 
Workshop Clay Mathematics Institute Introductory Workshop in Algorithmic Number Theory
Organizers: David Bailey, Joe Buhler (chair), Cynthia Dwork, Hendrik Lenstra Jr., Andrew Odlyzko, Bjorn Poonen, William Velez and Noriko YuiThis workshop will have lecture series covering the basic areas of algorithmic number theory,
aimed at graduate students and mathematicians without extensive experience in the field.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:00 PM PDT 
Workshop Combinatorial Game Theory Research Workshop
Organizers: Elwyn Berlekamp, David Blackwell, John Conway, Aviezri Fraenkel, Richard Guy, Jurg Nievergelt, Richard Nowakowski, Jonathan Schaeffer, Ken Thompson and David WolfeUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:14 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Combinatorial Game Theory (Summer Graduate Workshop II)
Organizers: Elwyn Berlekamp and David WolfeUpdated on Feb 07, 2007 06:04 AM PST 
Workshop Mathematics and Computational Biology of Genome Analysis
Organizers: Kevin Atteson, Sandrine Dudoit (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Dick Karp (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Terry Speed (University of California, Berkeley; Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne),De Witt Sumners (Florida State University)For more information about this event, please see the original web page at:
http://msri.org/ext/pmmb/Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:20 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School MSRI/PMMB Short Course: Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Molecular and Cell Biology
Organizers: Nicholas R. Cozzarelli, Michael Levitt, Wilma Olson, De Witt SumnersUpdated on Apr 17, 2007 04:59 AM PDT 
Workshop Geometric and Topological Aspects of Group Theory
Organizers: Roger Alperin, Marc Culler, Benson Farb, and Peter ShalenFor more information about this event, please see the original web page at:
http://www.msri.org/calendar/workshops/9900/Group_Theory/index.htmlUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:40 PM PDT 
Workshop Quantum Groups (in Morelia, Mexico)
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:17 PM PDT 
Workshop Interactions between Algebraic Geometry and Noncommutative Algebra
Organizers: M. Artin (MIT), K. R. Goodearl (UC Santa Barbara) and M. Van den Bergh (Limburgs)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:14 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics of Quantum Computation
Organizers: M. Freedman, B. Sturmfels, U. VaziraniUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:32 AM PDT 
Workshop Combinatorial Algebra
Organizers: G. Benkart (Univ.of Wisconsin), A. Shalev (Hebrew Univ.), E. Zelmanov (Yale Univ.)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:54 PM PDT 
Workshop Computational Algebraic Analysis
Organizers: Bernd Sturmfels, Nobuki Takayama and Uli WaltherUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:13 PM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics Workshop: The Modularity of Elliptic Curves, and Beyond
Organizers: Brian Conrad, JeanMarc Fontaine, Barry Mazur, Ken Ribet (chair), Richard TaylorUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:07 PM PDT 
Workshop The Future of Mathematical Communication 1999
Organizers: Francois Bergeron, Jonathan Borwein (cochair), Joe Buhler (cochair), Bradd Hart, Martin Groetschel, Peter Michor, Andrew OdlyzkoUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:07 PM PDT 
Workshop The Mathematics of Imaging
Organizers: F. Alberto Grünbaum and Gunther UhlmannUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:45 PM PDT 
Workshop Hopf Algebras
Organizers: Miriam Cohen, HansJurgen Schneider, Susan Montgomery (Chair), Fred Van OystaeyenFor more information about this event, please see the original web page at:
http://www.msri.org/activities/programs/9900/noncomm/hopfalg/index.htmlUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:53 PM PDT 
Workshop Galois Actions and Geometry
Organizers: Pierre Debes, Hiroaki Nakamura, Akio TamagawaUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:07 PM PDT 
Workshop Constructive Galois Theory
Organizers: Moshe Jarden (Tel Aviv), Gunter Malle (Kassel), Helmut Voelklein (U. of Florida)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:06 PM PDT 
Workshop 1999 Von Neumann Conference on Arithmetic Fundamental Groups and Noncommutative Algebra
Organizers: Michael D. Fried, David Harbater and Lance W. SmallFor more information about this conference, please visit the original web page at
http://msri.org/activities/programs/9900/noncomm/vonneumann/Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:20 AM PDT 
Workshop The Olga Taussky Todd Celebration of Careers in Mathematics for Women
Organizers: Bettye Anne Case (Chair), Susan Geller, Carolyn Gordon, Dianne O'Leary, Gail Ratcliff, Jean Taylor, and Sylvia Wiegand.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:13 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Lie groups and the method of the moving frame
Organizers: Robert Bryant and Jeanne N. ClellandUpdated on Apr 17, 2007 04:57 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Summer Graduate Workshop in Nonlinear dynamics of lowdimensional continua
Organizers: Anette Hosoi and L. MahadevanUpdated on Apr 17, 2007 04:57 AM PDT 
Workshop Quantum Chaos, GUE Conjecture for Zeros of Zeta Functions, Combinatorics, and All That
Organizers: Pavel Bleher, D.A. Hejhal, Andrew Odlyzko, and Peter SarnakPlease see the workshop web page at http://www.msri.org/activities/programs/9899/random/qc/ for more information.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:21 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical Foundations of CAD
Organizers: Hyeong In Choi, Herbert Edelsbrunner, Rida Farouki, David Ferguson, David Hoffman, Helmut PottmannPlease see the workshop webpage at http://www.msri.org/activities/events/9899/mathcad/ for more information.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:21 AM PDT 
Workshop SelfAssembling Geometric Structures in Material Science: The Geometry of Interfaces in Mesoscopic Materials
Organizers: Andrew Canning (NERSC) , David Hoffman (MSRI) Brigitte Pansu (LPS, Orsay) , Edwin Thomas (Materials Science and Engineering, MIT), Michel A. Van Hove (Materials Sciences Division LBNL)Please see the conference webpage at http://www.msri.org/activities/events/9899/materials/ for more information.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:12 PM PDT 
Workshop Random Matrices, Statistical Mechanics, and Integrable Systems
Organizers: B. Dubrovin, A. Its, M. Mehta (Chair), and N. ReshetikhinUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:04 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Random Matrix Models and their Applications
Organizers: E. Basor (Chair), P. Bleher, A. Its, and C. TracyUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:04 PM PDT 
Workshop Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Organizers: Sorin PopescuUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:06 PM PDT 
Workshop Complexity of Continuous and Algebraic Mathematics
Organizers: Felipe Cucker and Jim RenegarUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:06 PM PDT 
Workshop Symbolic Computation in Geometry & Analysis
Organizers: Eberhard Becker, Lakshman Yagati, Michael Singer, and Peter StillerUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:12 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics and Media
Organizers: Lenore Blum, KC Cole, Keith Devlin, John Gage, Ron Graham, Allyn Jackson, Gina Kolata, Robert Osserman, Gary TaubesUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:12 PM PDT 
Workshop Parallel Symbolic Computing Workshop
Organizers: David H Bailey, Daniel R Grayson, Alyson Reeves and Nobuki TakayamaUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:16 PM PDT 
Workshop Second Conference on Minorities and Applied Mathematics  Connections to Industry and Laboratories
Organizers: David Bailey, Raymond Johnson, James TurnerUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:05 PM PDT 
Workshop Solving Systems of Equations
Organizers: JeanPierre Dedieu, MarieFrancoise Roy, Bernd Sturmfels, and Mike ShubUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:54 PM PDT 
Workshop A conference on algebraic geometry to celebrate Robin Hartshorne's 60th birthday
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:35 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Foundations of Computational Mathematics and Symbolic Computation in Geometry and Analysis
Organizers: Arieh Iserles, MarieFrancoise Roy, Teresa Krick, Michael Singer, Andrew Stuart, and Bernd SturmfelsUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:11 PM PDT 
Workshop Fifth International Symposium on: Solving Irregularly Structured Problems in Parallel
Organizers: NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:05 PM PDT 
Workshop Summer Graduate Workshop, Algorithmic Algebra and Geometry
Organizers: David Bayer, Sorin PopescuUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:01 AM PDT 
Workshop Conference in LowDimensional Topology  The KirbyFest
Organizers: A. Casson, T. Cochran, J. Hass, P. Melvin, M. ScharlemannUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:54 PM PDT 
Workshop Conference on Advances in Applied and Computational Mathematics in Honor of A.J. Chorin on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday
Organizers: M. Ciment, P. Colella, C. Moore, C. Peskin, E.G. Puckett, J. SethianUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:19 PM PDT 
Workshop Workshop in Math Circles at Lawrence Hall of Science
This workshop consisted of two sessions, June 6, 1998, and June 25, 1998
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:19 PM PDT 
Workshop Model Theory, Algebra and Arithmetic
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:11 PM PDT 
Workshop Understanding the Genome: Technological and Mathematical Challenges
Organizers: Peter Bickel (UC Berkeley), Richard Karp (University of Washington), Jill Mesirov (Genome Center, Whitehead Institute), and Michael Waterman (USC)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:09 PM PDT 
Workshop Workshop on Homotopy theory for algebraic varieties with applications to Ktheory and quadratic forms
Organizers: Spencer Bloch and Eric M. FriedlanderUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:08 PM PDT 
Workshop Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Mathematical Physics in honor of Joel Smoller
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:28 AM PDT 
Workshop Model Theory of Fields Seminar
Organizers: Alex WilkieUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:10 PM PDT 
Workshop Conversations between Mathematics Teachers and Mathematics Researchers
Organizers: Kieth Devlin and Harriette StevensUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 12:16 PM PDT 
Workshop Symposium in Geometry: a conference in honor of S. S. Chern
Organizers: Raoul Bott , Phillip Griffiths, I. M. Singer, Gang Tian, Alan Weinstein, Hugo RossiUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:28 AM PDT 
Workshop NSF Informational Workshop on the Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence Initiative
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:28 AM PDT 
Workshop Conversation between Mathematics Teachers and Mathematics Researchers:The Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad and Math Circles.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:26 AM PDT 
Workshop Three Talks on Physical Oceanography
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:09 PM PDT 
Workshop Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar, 1998 Winter Meeting
Organizers: Tom Duchamp, John M. LeeUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:26 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Model Theory of Fields
Organizers: A. Pillay (Chair), C. Steinhorn, D. HaskellUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:10 PM PDT 
Workshop Cryptography and Mathematics
Organizers: Kevin McCurley and Neal KoblitzUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:22 AM PDT 
Workshop Infinite dimensional stochastic analysis (includes Malliavin Calculus, Dirichlet forms)
Organizers: P. Fitzsimmons, D. NualartUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:25 AM PDT 
Workshop Oscillatory Integrals and Their Applications to Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: M. Christ, C. Kenig, and G. PonceUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:20 PM PDT 
Workshop Harmonic Analysis, Potential Theory, and Geometric Measure Theory
Organizers: E.B. Fabes, J. Pipher and T. ToroUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 02:04 PM PDT 
Workshop An Ahlfors Celebration
Organizers: Stanford UniversityUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:20 PM PDT 
Workshop Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: C. Mueller, E. Pardoux, B. RozovskiiUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:25 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Harmonic Analysis
Organizers: M. Christ, D. Jerison, C. Kenig, J. Pipher, and E. SteinUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:20 PM PDT 
Workshop Harmonic Analysis and PDE
Organizers: C. Kenig, F. Ricci, E. SteinUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:21 PM PDT 
Workshop Geometry, Topology, and Cosmology
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:22 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Cryptography
Organizers: Neal Koblitz, Alfred MenezesUpdated on Feb 12, 2007 09:47 AM PST 
Workshop Representation Theory and Symmetric Functions
Organizers: Curtis Greene (Chair), Sergey Fomin, Phil Hanlon, and Sheila SundaramUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:22 PM PDT 
Workshop Geometric stochastic analysis and fine properties of stochastic processes
Organizers: D. Elworthy, J. F. Le Gall, J. RosenUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:25 AM PDT 
Workshop Workshop on Computational and Algorithmic Methods in Three Dimensional Topology
Organizers: Joe Christy, Sergei Matveev, and Jeff WeeksUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:31 AM PDT 
Workshop Geometric Combinatorics
Organizers: Margaret Bayer, Louis Billera (Chair), Paul Edelman and Gunter M. ZieglerUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:31 AM PDT 
Workshop Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar, 1997 Winter Meeting
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:35 AM PDT 
Workshop Combinatorial Problems Arising in Knots and 3manifolds
Organizers: Joan Birman (Chair), XiaoSong Lin, Paul Melvin, and Andrei ZelevinskyUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 01:40 PM PDT 
Workshop Four Dimensional Manifolds
Organizers: Robion Kirby (UC Berkeley), Peter Kronheimer (Harvard), Dusa McDuff (SUNY at Stony Brook), Ronald Stern (Chair, UC Irvine), and Gang Tian (MIT)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:46 PM PDT 
Workshop Symposium: The Future of Mathematics Education at Research Universities
Organizers: Hymann Bass, Estela Gavosto, Steven Krantz, William McCallum (Chair), and William ThurstonUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:31 AM PDT 
Workshop Extremal Combinatorics
Organizers: Anders Bjorner (Chair), Zoltan Furedi, and Jeffry KahnUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:31 AM PDT 
Workshop Enumeration and Partially Ordered Sets
Organizers: Lynne Butler, Ira Gessel, Rodica Simion (chair), and Michelle WachsUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:32 AM PDT 
Workshop Graph Drawing
Organizers: Franz J. Brandenburg, Giuseppe Di Battista, Emden Gansner, Tomihisa Kamada, David Kirkpatrick, Stephen North (Chair), Janos Pach, and Pierre RosenstiehlUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 11:32 AM PDT 
Workshop Knots and 3manifolds
Organizers: Andrew Casson (Chair), Allen Hatcher, John Luecke, Walter Neumann, and Abigail ThompsonUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 10:48 AM PDT 
Workshop Joint Introductory Workshop on Combinatorics and Lowdimensional Topology
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:48 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Algebra, Algorithms, and Approximation
Organizers: Dave Bayer, Ilan Vardi, John StrainUpdated on Feb 12, 2007 09:45 AM PST 
Workshop Julia Robinson Celebration of Women in Mathematics Conference
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:46 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics in Finance
Organizers: Henry Antosiewicz (Professor of Mathematics, University of Southern California) and Andrew Rudd (Chairman and CEO, BARRA, Inc., Berkeley)Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:46 AM PDT 
Workshop Sharp Inequalities in Harmonic Analysis and Convex Geometry
Organizers: E. Carlen and E. Lutwak.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:45 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics Awareness Week 1996 at MSRI
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:45 AM PDT 
Workshop Algebraic and Differential Geometric Methods in Complex Analysis
Organizers: Eric Bedford, Daniel Burns,Janos Kollar, Robert Lazarsfeld, Michael Schneider (Chair), Domingo Toledo, and Scott WolpertUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 10:44 AM PDT 
Workshop Random Methods in Convex Geometry
Organizers: L. Lovasz, N. TomczakJaegermann, and A. PajorUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 10:44 AM PDT 
Workshop Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar, 1996 Winter Meeting
Organizers: Jack Lee and Peter GilkeyUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 10:44 AM PDT 
Workshop Infinitedimensional Convex Geometry
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:44 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Convex Geometry and Geometric Functional Analysis
Organizers: K.M. Ball.Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:43 AM PDT 
Workshop Nevanlinna Theory and Diophantine Approximation
Organizers: Paul Vojta (Chair), Junjiro Noguchi, and PitMann WongUpdated on Jun 07, 2013 10:43 AM PDT 
Workshop Numbers in Action, a special mathematics event for the general public
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:42 AM PDT 
Workshop Several Complex Variables (Analytic & PDE Methods)
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:42 AM PDT 
Workshop Holomorphic Spaces
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:41 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Random Walk and Geometry
Organizers: Persi Diaconis, Laurent SaloffCosteUpdated on Feb 12, 2007 09:45 AM PST 
Workshop African American Researchers in Mathematics
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:41 AM PDT 
Workshop Low Dimensional Holomorphic Dynamics
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:40 AM PDT 
Workshop New Vistas in Automorphic Forms
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:40 AM PDT 
Workshop Hyperbolic 3Manifolds and Conformal Dynamics
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:40 AM PDT 
Workshop Period of Concentration in CDHG
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:39 AM PDT 
Workshop Future of Mathematical Communication
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 09:07 AM PDT 
Workshop Spectral Theory of Automorphic Forms and Number Theory
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 09:06 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Hyperbolic Geometry
Organizers: William P. Thurston, Jane Gilman, David EpsteinUpdated on Feb 12, 2007 09:47 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Automorphic Forms and Zeta Functions
Organizers: Dan Bump, Dinakar RamakrishnanUpdated on Feb 12, 2007 09:47 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Mathematical Biology
Organizers: N. Kopell, C. Peskin, M. Reed (chairman), J. RinzelUpdated on Feb 23, 2007 08:45 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School 4Manifolds
Organizers: Rob Kirby, Ron SternUpdated on May 17, 2007 06:46 AM PDT

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