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  1. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Geometric Representation Theory

    Organizers: David Ben-Zvi (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 post-docs 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 Sep 16, 2014 03:16 PM PDT
  2. 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 representations

    The 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 under-represented 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
  3. Workshop Introductory Workshop: New Geometric Methods in Number Theory and Automorphic Forms

    Organizers: Laurent Berger (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Ariane Mézard (L'Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu), LEAD Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University), Shou-Wu 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 August-December 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 p-adic groups,as well as more advanced topics, including p-adic Hodge theory and the cohomology of arithmetic groups.  

    Updated on Aug 29, 2014 09:33 AM PDT
  4. 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 2-day workshop will showcase the contributions of female mathematicians to the three main themes of the associated MSRI program: Shimura varieties, p-adic automorphic forms, periods and L-functions. 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
  5. Summer Graduate School Geometry and Analysis

    Organizers: Hans-Joachim Hein (Imperial College, London), LEAD Aaron Naber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    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, Kahler-Einstein manifolds, and the analysis of Riemann surfaces.

    Updated on Aug 11, 2014 12:16 PM PDT
  6. 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 state-of-the-art 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 SPDEs

    Updated on Jun 24, 2014 02:31 PM PDT
  7. Summer Graduate School Algebraic Topology

    Organizers: LEAD Jose Cantarero-Lopez (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.

    Updated on Jun 26, 2014 08:51 AM PDT
  8. 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 self-assembly, 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
  9. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 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 MSRI-UP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level 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 Sep 03, 2014 09:38 AM PDT
  10. Summer Graduate School Dispersive Partial Differential Equations

    Organizers: Natasa Pavlovic (University of Texas), Nikolaos Tzirakis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

    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 multi-linear Harmonic Analysis techniques. The exposition will be as self-contained as possible.

    Updated on Jun 16, 2014 10:14 AM PDT
  11. 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
  12. Workshop Reimagining the Foundations of Algebraic Topology

    Organizers: Vigleik Angeltveit (Australian National University), Mark Behrens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Julie Bergner (University of California), 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
  13. 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), Hung-Hsi 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:

    1. What is known about effective mathematical preparation of teachers, including curriculum, instructional approaches, and assessments?  
    2. 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?  
    3. 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
  14. 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 weight-monodromy conjecture for complete intersections in toric varieties; the development of p-adic Hodge theory for rigid analytic spaces;  a p-adic 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 3-manifolds). 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 Mar 04, 2014 01:42 PM PST
  15. 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
  16. 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), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz), david hoffman (Stanford University)

    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

    INTERACTIVE PROGRAM (PDF)

    Updated on Jan 16, 2014 04:46 PM PST
  17. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Model Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory

    Organizers: Elisabeth Bouscaren (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Antoine Chambert-Loir (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay)), 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 Stability-Theoretic Techniques, by Pierre Simon.
    2. Model Theory and Diophantine Geometry, by Antoine Chambert-Loir, 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 non-experts 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
  18. 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 non-experts 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
  19. Workshop Connections for Women: Algebraic Topology

    Organizers: Julie Bergner (University of California), LEAD Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago)

    This two-day workshop will consist of short courses given by prominent female mathematicians in the field. These introductory courses will be appropriate for graduate students, post-docs, 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
  20. 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 Aug 05, 2013 05:39 PM PDT
  21. Workshop Infinite-Dimensional 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, Euler-Arnold 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 7-8, 2013. It is funded by an NSF grant.

    Updated on Dec 05, 2013 02:55 PM PST
  22. 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 quasi-local 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
  23. Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Fall 2013

    Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz), LEAD david hoffman (Stanford University)

    The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1-day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from mid-morning until late afternoon, with 3-4 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.

    Updated on Sep 18, 2013 12:07 PM PDT
  24. Workshop Fluid Mechanics, Hamiltonian Dynamics, and Numerical Aspects of Optimal Transportation

    Organizers: Yann Brenier (École Polytechnique), Michael Cullen (Met Office), LEAD Wilfrid Gangbo (Georgia Institute of Technology), Allen Tannenbaum (SUNY)

    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 Nov 05, 2013 12:34 PM PST
  25. 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 non-experts 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
  26. 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 Choquet-Bruhat on the well-posedness 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
  27. 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 non-experts 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
  28. Workshop Connections for Women on Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics

    Organizers: Sun-Yung Alice Chang (Princeton University), Panagiota Daskalopoulos (Columbia University), Robert McCann (University of Toronto), Maria Westdickenberg (RWTH Aachen)

    This two-day 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 role-models. 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 tea-time discussions led by successful researchers about (a) the particular opportunities and challenges facing women in science---including practical topics such as work-life 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
  29. 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
  30. 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 mini-courses, as well as several research lectures.

    Updated on Aug 01, 2013 10:02 AM PDT
  31. Summer Graduate School New Geometric Techniques in Number Theory

    Organizers: Toby Gee (Imperial College, London), LEAD Ariane Mézard (L'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 two-week workshop will be devoted to the following subjects: Automorphy lifting theorems, p-adic local Langlands program, Characters of categorical representations and Hasse-Weil 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
  32. 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 graduate-level 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
  33. 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
  34. 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 Wisconsin), 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 24-28, 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 first-come, first-serve basis.

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    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 May 06, 2013 12:00 PM PDT
  35. 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
  36. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 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 MSRI-UP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level 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
  37. 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), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz), david hoffman (Stanford University)

    The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1-day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from mid-morning until late afternoon, with 3-4 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
  38. 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 Mustata (University of Michigan), Karen Smith (University of Michigan), Kei-ichi 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
  39. 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 Calabi-Yau algebras; Symplectic reflection and related algebras; D-module theory; Deformation-quantization
     

    Updated on May 14, 2013 12:12 PM PDT
  40. 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 Sep 09, 2013 09:31 PM PDT
  41. 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 3-manifold topology, which has seen the resolution of many long-standing 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
  42. Workshop AWM Research Symposium 2013

    Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI), Estelle Basor (AIM), Georgia Benkart (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 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 Jun 06, 2013 05:54 PM PDT
  43. 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 Jun 06, 2013 05:54 PM PDT
  44. 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 Sep 16, 2014 10:37 AM PDT
  45. 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 non-experts 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 mini-series in the following subjects:

    Noncommutative algebraic geometry; D-Module Theory; Derived Categories; Noncommutative Resolutions of Singularities; Deformation-Quantization; Symplectic Reflection Algebras; Growth Functions of Infinite Dimensional Algebras.

    Updated on Sep 15, 2014 09:45 AM PDT
  46. 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 Sep 16, 2014 12:25 PM PDT
  47. 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 Stanley-Reisner rings, and their connections to tropical geometry, algebraic statistics, Hilbert schemes, D-modules, and hypergeometric functions.

    Updated on Sep 16, 2014 10:37 AM PDT
  48. 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 state-of-the-art understanding of the role of cluster algebras in all these areas, and their interactions with each other.

    Updated on Sep 08, 2014 01:54 PM PDT
  49. 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 Sep 16, 2014 10:37 AM PDT
  50. 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 Sep 08, 2014 01:54 PM PDT
  51. 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, o-minimality, and specifically the concrete example of the semi-algebraic 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 Pila-Wilkie theorem concerning points on analytic varieties, a result crucial in recent applications of o-minimality to diophantine geometry.

    Updated on Jul 21, 2014 11:56 AM PDT
  52. 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 mini-courses, as well as several research lectures. Students are expected to have had courses in graduate real analysis and Riemannian geometry, while a course in graduate-level partial differential equations is recommended.

    Updated on May 20, 2014 04:35 PM PDT
  53. 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
  54. Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2012: Probabilistic Combinatorics

    Organizers: Louigi Addario-Berry* (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
  55. 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 mini-courses 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 Sep 16, 2014 09:05 AM PDT
  56. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 2012: Enumerative Combinatorics

    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 MSRI-UP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level 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
  57. Workshop Random Walks and Random Media

    Organizers: Noam Berger (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Nina Gantert (Technical University, Munich), Andrea Montanari (Stanford University), Alain-Sol 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
  58. Workshop Circle on the Road Spring 2012

    Organizers: Dave Auckly, Robert Sachs, Amanda Serenevy, Dan Ullman

    This 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
  59. 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' field-theoretical 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
  60. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2012: Teacher education in view of the Common Core

    Organizers: Dave Auckly, Hyman Bass, Amy Cohen-Corwin, and William McCallum

    The 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
  61. Workshop Spring Opportunities

    Organizers: David Auckly, Philip Kutzko, Trachette Jackson, and Robert Megginson

    This 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
  62. 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 model-specific, 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 state-of-the-art 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
  63. Workshop Hot Topics: Thin Groups and Super-strong Approximation

    Organizers: Emmanuel Breuillard* (Universite Paris-Sud, 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 co-volume). 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 far-reaching generalizations of the strong approximation theorem in which congruence quotients are shown to exhibit a spectral gap (super-strong 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 Bourgain-Gamburd-Sarnak 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
  64. 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 1-day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from mid-morning until late afternoon, with 3-4 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
  65. 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
  66. 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 2-day 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
  67. 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
  68. Workshop Chern Centennial Conference

    Organizers: Robert Bryant (Co-Chair, Mathematical Science Research Institute - MSRI), Yiming Long (Co-Chair, 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 Shiing-Shen Chern, one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century and MSRI's co-founder. In commemoration of Chern's work, MSRI and CIM will hold a two-week 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
  69. 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 Tomczak-Jaegermann (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
  70. Workshop Probabilistic Reasoning in Quantitative Geometry

    Organizers: Anna Erschler* (Université Paris-Sud), 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 Johnson-Lindenstrauss 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 martingale-based 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
  71. 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 Sep 16, 2014 02:50 PM PDT
  72. 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 non-specialists or students to some of the major themes of the program.

    Updated on Sep 16, 2014 02:50 PM PDT
  73. 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 rapidly-growing 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 mini-courses with accompanying tutorials. Students will also have opportunities for further exploration using computer packages in Java and Sage.

    Updated on Sep 04, 2014 10:16 AM PDT
  74. 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
  75. 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 mini-courses and a couple of research lectures. We expect students to have a solid background in measure theory.

    Updated on Aug 19, 2014 10:21 AM PDT
  76. Summer Graduate School IAS-PCMI 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
  77. 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, metric-measure 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 metric-measure spaces, by exposing them to a series of mini-courses featuring leading researchers who will present both the state-of-the-art and the exciting challenges which remain.

    Special restrictions apply, please see the workshop homepage.

    Updated on May 07, 2013 11:14 PM PDT
  78. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 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 MSRI-UP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level 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
  79. 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 real-variable analogues of the analytic result discussed.

    Updated on Sep 12, 2013 10:19 AM PDT
  80. 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
  81. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 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 MSRI-UP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. MSRI-UP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and follow-up support.

    Updated on May 01, 2013 11:54 PM PDT
  82. 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: Boij-Söderberg theory, algebraic statistics, and integral closure. The lectures will be accompanied with tutorials on the computer algebra system Macaulay 2.

    Updated on Sep 16, 2014 10:37 AM PDT
  83. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2011: Mathematical Education of Teachers

    Organizers: Dave Auckly, Sybilla Beckmann (chair), Jim Lewis and William McCallum

    This 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 Sep 09, 2013 09:32 PM PDT
  84. 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 L-functions, curves over finite fields, as well as algorithms for L-functions, point counting, and automorphic forms.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:06 PM PDT
  85. Workshop Circle on the Road Spring 2011

    Organizers: Dave Auckly, Matthias Kawski, Jeff Morgan, Mark Saul, and Sam Vandervelde

    This 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
  86. 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
  87. 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 evidence-based approach to discussing dissemination, access and usage of mathematics journals.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 03:00 PM PDT
  88. 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 Mordell-Weil 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 2-Selmer group of an elliptic curve over Q is 3, and thereby obtains information about the average rank of Mordell-Weil groups; related work on the asymptotics of number fields; certain natural families of L-functions, and the statistical distribution of their zeros and values; complementary algorithmic methods and experimental results regarding L-functions, 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
  89. Workshop Connections for Women: Arithmetic Statistics

    Organizers: Chantal David (Concordia University) and Nina Snaith* (University of Bristol)

    The format of this 2-day workshop will be colloquium-style 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 lead-in to the program's initial workshop (taking place the following week) and will include topics such as the Sato-Tate 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
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. 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 Jun 07, 2013 03:00 PM PDT
  93. Workshop SIAM/MSRI workshop on Hybrid Methodologies for Symbolic-Numeric 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 symbolic-numeric 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
  94. 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
  95. 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 Arf-Kervaire 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 Hopkins-Miller 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
  96. 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 1-day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from mid-morning until late afternoon, with 3-4 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
  97. 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 one-day 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
  98. 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 Jun 07, 2013 01:39 PM PDT
  99. Workshop Random Matrix Theory and Its Applications I

    Organizers: Jinho Baik (University of Michigan), Percy Deift (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), Alexander Its* (Indiana University-Purdue 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 one-semester 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 Jun 07, 2013 02:58 PM PDT
  100. 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 Jun 07, 2013 02:58 PM PDT
  101. 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 Jun 07, 2013 03:05 PM PDT
  102. 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 Sep 02, 2014 08:52 PM PDT
  103. 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 state-of-the- 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 page

    Updated on Jun 25, 2014 11:37 AM PDT
  104. 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 Dec 04, 2013 01:28 PM PST
  105. 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 Aug 19, 2014 10:57 AM PDT
  106. 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 p-adic L-functions, Heegner points and Kolyvagin classes, Iwasawa theory, and the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer 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 Swinnerton-Dyer made their famous conjecture in the 1960s. Participants will use, and improve, the free open-source Python-based mathematical software system Sage (http://www.sagemath.org) for computational projects.

    Updated on Sep 15, 2014 09:34 AM PDT
  107. 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 classi cation 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 page

    Updated on Aug 08, 2014 03:33 PM PDT
  108. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 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 MSRI-UP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level 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
  109. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2010: Reasoning and Sense-Making 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 Sense-Making. 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 sense-making. 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 sense-making.

    Updated on Sep 11, 2013 05:30 PM PDT
  110. 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, non-commutative geometry naturally entered into this picture.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:53 PM PDT
  111. 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 Jun 07, 2013 02:53 PM PDT
  112. 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 Jun 07, 2013 11:13 AM PDT
  113. 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 rapidly-developing area drawing on many branches of mathematics. The subject has its roots in representation theory, and it has benefitted from its interactions with low-dimensional, classical, and quantum topology and symplectic geometry. Indeed, several recent developments have underscored the close parallels between link homology and Floer homological invariants for low-dimensional manifolds.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:53 PM PDT
  114. Workshop Circle on the Road

    Organizers: Dave Auckly, Matthias Kawski, Omayra Ortega, Hugo Rossi and Mark Saul

    This 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
  115. 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
  116. 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 mini-courses, one on knot Floer homology and related topics; one on the various approaches to
    Khovanov and Khovanov-Rozansky homology; and one on categorification on quantum groups. (There will also be several stand-alone 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 Sep 10, 2014 10:42 AM PDT
  117. Workshop Connections for Women: Homology Theories of Knots and Links

    Organizers: Elisenda Grigsby* (Columbia), Olga Plamenevskaya (SUNY/Stonybrook), and Katrin Wehrheim (MIT)

    This 2-day workshop will serve as a prelude to the introductory workshop for the semester-long 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 low-dimensional 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 Jun 07, 2013 11:05 AM PDT
  118. 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, Urbana-Champaign)

    /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 multi-graded free resolutions of modules over quotient rings of graded or multi-graded 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
  119. 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
  120. 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 1-day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and global analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from mid-morning until late afternoon, with 3-4 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
  121. 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
    Gromov-Witten invariants; Symplectic Field Theory (SFT) and connections
    with string topology; theories of holomorphic curves with Lagrangian
    boundary conditions, such as relative SFT, open Gromov-Witten theory,
    and Fukaya categories.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:53 PM PDT
  122. 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 Jun 07, 2013 02:52 PM PDT
  123. 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
  124. 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. Mini-courses 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 mini-courses 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
  125. 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 multi-faceted field will be highlighted in two short-courses 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
  126. 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
  127. 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
  128. 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 J-holomorphic curves. The second week will discuss applications to symplectic geometry and to 3-dimensional 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 Aug 25, 2014 02:43 PM PDT
  129. 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 x-ray tomography, and resonances.

    Updated on Aug 14, 2014 02:45 PM PDT
  130. 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 infinite-dimensional 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
  131. 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 two-fold: (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 Aug 01, 2014 05:17 PM PDT
  132. Workshop Bay Area Circle For Teachers 2009-2010

    Organizers: Brandy Wiegers

    The aim of the Circle for Teachers is to equip educators with an effective problem-solving approach to teaching mathematics.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:50 AM PDT
  133. 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 Sep 16, 2014 10:37 AM PDT
  134. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 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 MSRI-UP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRI-UP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and follow-up support.

    Updated on May 02, 2013 05:33 PM PDT
  135. Workshop Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics

    Organizers: Andrea L. Bertozzi (University of CaliforniaLosAngeles), Panagiotis Souganidis (The University of Chicago), and Eric Vanden-Eijnden (NewYorkUniversity)

    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York


     

    Stochastic and multi-scale 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 under-resolvedscales.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:50 PM PDT
  136. 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 Sep 16, 2014 10:37 AM PDT
  137. 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 Cohen-Corwin (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 K-12 education and teacher education, this workshop will focus on undergraduate education.

    Updated on Sep 11, 2013 05:31 PM PDT
  138. 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 cap-and-trade and economic consequences; Game theory and self-enforcing treaties; Economic mechanisms and incentive for greenhouse gas emission reductions.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:18 AM PDT
  139. 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
  140. Workshop Mathematical Genomics

    Organizers: David Galas (Institute for Systems Biology), Richard Olshen (Co-chair) (Stanford University), Rick Woychik (The Jackson Laboratory), Nancy Zhang (Co-chair) (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
  141. 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 Jun 07, 2013 02:50 PM PDT
  142. Workshop Sage Days: Algebraic Geometry

    Organizers: David Eisenbud (UC Berkeley), Daniel Erman (UC Berkeley), Dan Grayson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 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
  143. 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
  144. 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 cross-fertilization of ideas across these different fields of algebraic geometry.
     

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:50 PM PDT
  145. 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, set-up, 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
  146. 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 semester-long program.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:49 PM PDT
  147. 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 26-30, 2009.

     

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:49 PM PDT
  148. 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 2008-2009 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
  149. 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 Jun 07, 2013 01:57 PM PDT
  150. 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 Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige 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 Mexico-City), December 8-13, 2008 followed by the conference in Mexico-City, December 15-20.

    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
  151. 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 Jun 07, 2013 02:47 PM PDT
  152. 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 three-day conference is to stimulate, identify, and disseminate successful models that imporve retention of underrepresented groups in graduate programs in mathematics.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:37 PM PDT
  153. Workshop Statistical and Computational Challenges in Next-Generation Sequencing

    Organizers: Sandrine Dudoit, Terry Speed, Margaret Taub

    For the past decade, microarrays have been the assays of choice for high-throughput studies of gene expression. Recent improvements in the efficiency, quality, and cost of genome-wide sequencing are prompting biologists to rapidly abandon microarrays in favor of so-called next-generation sequencers, e.g., Applied Biosystems' SOLiD, Helicos BioSciences' HeliScope, Illumina's Solexa, and Roche's 454 Life Sciences sequencing systems. These high-throughput sequencing technologies have already been applied for studying genome-wide transcription levels (mRNA-Seq), transcription factor binding sites (ChIP-Seq), chromatin structure, and DNA methylation status. While sequencing-based gene expression studies have been touted as overcoming longstanding limitations of microarray-based 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
  154. Workshop Topology of Stratified Spaces

    Organizers: Greg Friedman, Eugénie Hunsicker, Anatoly Libgober, and Laurentiu Maxim

    This 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, L2 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
  155. Workshop Introductory Workshop on Analysis on Singular Spaces

    Organizers: Gilles Carron, Eugenie Hunsicker, Richard Melrose, Michael Taylor, Andras Vasy and Jared Wunsch

    This four-day 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 Jun 07, 2013 11:03 AM PDT
  156. Workshop Broader Connections: Analysis on Singular Spaces

    Organizers: Gilles Carron, Eugenie Hunsicker, Richard Melrose, Michael Taylor, Andras Vasy, and Jared Wunsch

    This two-day 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 Jun 07, 2013 11:03 AM PDT
  157. 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
  158. 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
  159. Workshop Low Dimensional Topology

    Organizers: Elisenda Grigsby, Rob Schneiderman, Peter Teichner and Kevin Walker

    In recent years, there has been lots of exciting progress in many branches of low-dimensional topology, including Heegard Floer and Khovanov Homology, small 4-Manifolds, TQFT, knot concordance and Lefschetz fibrations. These are the main themes of this workshop whose format will be three one-hour 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 Sep 12, 2014 01:43 PM PDT
  160. 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
  161. 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
  162. 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 three-week summer school will incorporate a workshop for graduate students as well as an advanced research workshop. The mini-program 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 Jun 07, 2013 01:57 PM PDT
  163. Summer Graduate School Geometry and Representation Theory of Tensors for Computer Science, Statistics, and other areas

    Organizers: J.M. Landsberg (Texas A&M), Lek-Heng 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 Jul 03, 2014 04:41 PM PDT
  164. Workshop CMI/MSRI Workshop: Modular Forms and Arithmetic

    Organizers: Frank Calegari, Samit Dasgupta, David Ellwood, Bjorn Poonen, and Richard Taylor

    This 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 sub-disciplines. 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
  165. 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 theory-with applications that range from field theory (conformal and topological),extended objects (strings and branes)cosmology and black hole physics, to Bose-Einstein condensation and the theory of relativistic gases.

    Updated on Sep 02, 2014 10:54 AM PDT
  166. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 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 MSRI-UP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRI-UP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and follow-up support.

    Updated on May 01, 2013 11:55 PM PDT
  167. Workshop Hot Topics: Contact structures, dynamics and the Seiberg-Witten equations in dimension 3

    Organizers: Helmut Hofer, Michael Hutchings, Peter Kronheimer, Tom Mrowka and Cliff Taubes

    This workshop will concentrate on recently discovered relationships between Seiberg-Witten 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 Seiberg-Witten 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 Seiberg-Witten side, and then discuss how they are related.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:35 PM PDT
  168. 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 K-12 curriculum.

    Updated on Sep 11, 2013 05:32 PM PDT
  169. Workshop Exterior Differential Systems and the Method of Equivalence

    Organizers: Jeanne Clelland, William F. Shadwick (Chair) and George Wilkens

    Exterior 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
  170. Workshop Lie Theory

    Organizers: Alexander Kleshchev, Arun Ram, Richard Stanley (chair), Bhama Srinivasan

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:34 PM PDT
  171. 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
  172. 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 Jun 07, 2013 02:33 PM PDT
  173. Workshop Topics in Geometric Group Theory

    Organizers: Noel Brady, Mike Davis, Mark Feighn

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:03 AM PDT
  174. 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
  175. Workshop Computation and Complex Systems

    Organizers: Robert Bryant (MSRI) and Masoud Nikravesh (UC Berkeley)

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:33 PM PDT
  176. Workshop Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to MSRI's 2008-09 Programs

    Organizers: Ricardo Cortez, Kathleen O'Hara, Ivelisse Rubio

    This 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
  177. Workshop Introduction to Geometric Group Theory

    Organizers: Mladen Bestvina, Jon McCammond, Michah Sageev, Karen Vogtmann

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:42 PM PDT
  178. 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 Sep 04, 2014 01:45 PM PDT
  179. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 2007: Undergraduate Program

    Organizers: Dr. Ricardo Cortez, Dr Ivelisse Rubio, Dr. Herbert Medina, Dr. Suzanne Weekes, Dr. Duane Cooper.

    Updated on May 01, 2013 11:55 PM PDT
  180. 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 Jul 14, 2014 10:18 AM PDT
  181. 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 Sep 11, 2013 05:33 PM PDT
  182. 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
  183. Workshop Advances in Algebra and Geometry

    Organizers: David Ellwood, Joe Harris, Craig Huneke, Hugo Rossi, Frank-Olaf Schreyer, Bernd Sturmfels, Julius Zelmanowitz

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:31 PM PDT
  184. Workshop Stochastic Dynamical Systems and Control

    Organizers: Jonathan Mattingly (Duke), Igor Mezic (UCSB-Chair), Andrew Stuart (Warwick)

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:45 PM PDT
  185. Workshop World Congress on Computational Finance: The First Decade

    Organizers: Jesper Andraesen, Myron Scholes, Domingo Tavella

    The 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
  186. Workshop Geometric Evolution Equations

    Organizers: Bennett Chow, Gerhard Huisken, Chuu-Lian Terng, and Gang Tian

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:05 PM PDT
  187. 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
  188. 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
  189. Workshop Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to 2007-08 Programs at MSRI

    Organizers: Ricardo Cortez, Hugo Rossi, Ivelisse Rubio

    This workshop will be held at the Marriott-Waterside 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
  190. 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 follow-up 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
  191. Workshop Mathematics of Visual Analysis

    Organizers: Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University; William Cleveland, Purdue University; Sanda Harabagiu, University Texas-Dallas; Peter Jones, Yale; Leland Wilkinson, Northwestern and SPSS

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:00 AM PDT
  192. Workshop The Teachers Circle

    Organizers: Tom Davis, Mary Fay-Zenk, Tatiana Shubin, Sam Vandervelde, Paul Zeitz, Joshua Zucker

    This 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
  193. Workshop Recent Developments in Arrangements and Configuration Spaces

    Organizers: Michael Falk (Northern Arizona University), Eva-Maria 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
  194. 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 Sep 08, 2014 10:08 AM PDT
  195. 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
  196. 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 Sep 10, 2014 10:10 AM PDT
  197. 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 non-applied 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 Sep 09, 2014 08:33 AM PDT
  198. Workshop Teaching a Course in Combinatorial Mathematical Games

    Organizers: Morton Brown, University of Michigan

    An 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 two-person combinatorial games, for academics interested in incorporating such a course in their curricula.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:59 AM PDT
  199. Workshop Mathematics of Markov Chain Monte Carlo

    Organizers: David A. Levin, Yuval Peres, Elizabeth Wilmer

    In 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
  200. Workshop New Developments in the Geometry and Physics of Gromov-Witten 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
  201. 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
  202. Workshop Women in Mathematics: The Legacy of Ladyzhenskaya and Oleinik

    Organizers: Susan Friedlander, Barbara Keyfitz, Irene Gamba and Krystyna Kuperberg

    This 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
  203. Workshop Analytic Methods for Diophantine Equations

    Organizers: Michael Bennett, Chantal David, William Duke, Andrew Granville (co-chair),Yuri Tschinkel (co-chair)

    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
  204. 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 Moses

    This 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 well-being. 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 not-so-successful efforts, with the goal of learning together how to improve and refine that which works and correct that which doesn't.

    Updated on Sep 16, 2014 09:00 AM PDT
  205. Workshop Mathematical Systems Biology of Cancer

    Organizers: Dick Karp, Bahram Parvin, Terry Speed, Paul Spellman, Carolyn Talcott, Wing Wong

    This 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
  206. Workshop Mathematics of Relaying and Cooperation in Communication Networks

    Organizers: Michael Gastpar, Gerhard Kramer, J. Nicholas Laneman

    Designing resource-efficient wireless networks requires a fundamental understanding of the mathematics underlying multi-terminal communication systems. One of the simplest such systems is a "three-body 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
  207. Workshop Cohomological Approaches to Rational Points

    Organizers: Fedor Bogomolov, Antoine Chambert-Loir, Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène (chair), A. Johan de Jong, Raman Parimala

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:42 PM PDT
  208. Workshop Stringy Topology in Morelia

    Organizers: R. Cohen (Stanford), J. Morava (Johns Hopkins), A. Adem (UBC/UW--Madison), Y. Ruan (UW-Madison); Local Organizers: M. Aguilar (UNAM-Mexico City), D. Juan-Pineda (UNAM-Morelia), J.Seade (UNAM-Cuernavaca)

    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
  209. Workshop Probability, Geometry and Integrable Systems

    Organizers: Bjorn Birnir, Darryl Holm, Charles Newman, Mark Pinsky, Kirill Vaninsky, Lai-Sang Young

    NOTE: 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
  210. Workshop Geometric and Analytical Aspects of Nonlinear Dispersive Equations

    Organizers: Nicolas Burq, Hans Lindblad, Igor Rodnianski, Christopher Sogge, Sijue Wu

    NOTE: 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
  211. 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 Sep 16, 2014 06:23 PM PDT
  212. 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
  213. Workshop Morehouse College/Spelman College/MSRI Workshop on Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to 2006-07 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
  214. Workshop Analytical and Stochastic Fluid Dynamics

    Organizers: Craig Evans, Susan Friedlander, Boris Rozovsky, Daniel Tataru and David A. Ellwood

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:40 PM PDT
  215. 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
  216. Workshop Introductory Workshop in Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and Its Applications

    Organizers: Luis Caffarelli, L. Craig Evans, Matt Gursky, Cristian Gutierrez, Paul Yang

    There 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
  217. 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 two-day 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
  218. Summer Graduate School Mathematical Graphics

    Organizers: David Austin, Bill Casselman and Jim Fix

    Updated on Dec 01, 2008 06:02 AM PST
  219. Summer Graduate School Graduate Student Warm-Up Workshop in Algebraic Geometry

    Organizers: Sándor Kovács, Tony Pantev, and Ravi Vakil

    Graduate Students from MSRI Sponsoring Institutions may benominated to participate in this program.

    Updated on Dec 01, 2008 06:03 AM PST
  220. Workshop PREP Workshop: Geometric Combinatorics

    Organizers: Francis Su

    This 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 stand-alone course in geometric combinatorics.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:45 AM PDT
  221. Workshop Models of Real-World Random Networks

    Organizers: David Aldous, Claire Kenyon, Jon Kleinberg, Michael Mitzenmacher, Christos Papadimitriou, Prabhakar Raghavan

    This 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
  222. Workshop Visual Recognition

    Organizers: Don Geman, Jitendra Malik, Pietro Perona, Cordelia Schmid

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:24 PM PDT
  223. Workshop PREP Workshop: The Mathematics of Images

    Organizers: Kathryn Leonard , David Mumford

    This 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
  224. Workshop Phase Transitions in Computation and Reconstruction

    Organizers: Dimitris Achlioptas, Elchanan Mossel, Yuval Peres

    The 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
  225. Workshop Markov Chains in Algorithms and Statistical Physics

    Organizers: Fabio Martinelli, Alistair Sinclair, Eric Vigoda

    Recent 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 cross-fertilization 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
  226. Workshop Mathematical Circles and Olympiads

    Organizers: Hugo Rossi, Tatiana Shubin, Zvezdelina Stankova, Paul Zeitz

    The 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
  227. Workshop 2004 Blackwell-Tapia Conference

    Organizers: Carlos Castillo-Chavez (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 Cornell-MSRI Blackwell-Tapia Conference and the second Blackwell-Tapia 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
  228. Workshop Combinatorial Aspects of Hyperplane Arrangements

    Organizers: Eva Maria Feichtner, Philip Hanlon, Peter Orlik, Alexander Varchenko

    This workshop will be part of MSRI's Special Semester in Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:29 PM PDT
  229. Workshop Topology of Arrangements and Applications

    Organizers: Daniel C. Cohen, Michael Falk (chair), Peter Orlik, Inna Scherbak, Alexandru Suciu, Hiroaki Terao, Sergey Yuzvinsky

    This workshop will focus on the following topics: Characteristic varieties and resonance varieties, homotopy types of arrangements, moduli of arrangements, Gauss-Manin 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
  230. 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 Zimmer

    This 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
  231. Workshop Tenth Seminar on Analysis of Algorithms

    Organizers: P. Flajolet, P. Jacquet, H. Prodinger, G. Seroussi, R. Sedgewick, W. Szpankowski, B. Vallée, and M. Weinberger

    This workshop will follow MSRI's Summer Graduate Program on Analysis of Algorithms

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:40 AM PDT
  232. Workshop Geometric Combinatorics

    Organizers: Francis Su

    This 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 stand-alone 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
  233. Workshop Workshop for WeBWorK Developers

    Organizers: Michael Gage and Arnold Pizer

    The purpose of this working seminar is to bring face-to-face 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
  234. Summer Graduate School Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications

    Organizers: Sergey Yuzvinsky

    This 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
  235. Workshop Geometric modeling and RAG

    Organizers: Frank Sottile and Rimas Krasauskas

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:29 PM PDT
  236. Workshop Mathematical Neuroscience

    Organizers: Paul C. Bressloff, Jack D. Cowan (chair), G. Bard Ermentrout, Mary Pugh, and Terry J. Sejnowski

    The 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
  237. Workshop Assessing Students’ Mathematics Learning: Issues, Costs and Benefits

    Organizers: Deborah Ball, Hyman Bass, Jim Lewis, Robert Megginson, Alan Schoenfeld

    This is the first in a series of workshops on K-12 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 K-12 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 Sep 16, 2014 10:37 AM PDT
  238. Workshop Genetics of Complex Disease

    Organizers: Jun Liu, Mary Sara McPeek, Richard Olshen (chair), David O. Siegmund, and Wing Wong

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:40 AM PDT
  239. Workshop Ricci Flow and Geometrization of 3-Manifolds

    Organizers: Ian Agol, Ben Chow, Tobias Colding, David Gabai, and Bruce Kleiner

    This workshop is the second part of a two-week 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
  240. Workshop Geometric Analysis

    Organizers: Ben Chow, Peter Li, Richard Schoen (chair), and Richard Wentworth

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:04 PM PDT
  241. Workshop Combinatorial and Discrete Geometry

    Organizers: Jesús A. De Loera, Jacob E. Goodman, János Pach and Günter M. Ziegler

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:55 PM PDT
  242. Workshop Floer homology for 3-manifolds

    Organizers: Yasha Eliashberg, Robion Kirby and Peter Kronheimer

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:25 PM PDT
  243. Summer Graduate School Triangulations of Point Sets: Applications, Structures, Algorithms

    Organizers: Jesús A. De Loera, Jörg Rambau, and Francisco Santos

    Please 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
  244. Summer Graduate School Mathematical Graphics

    Organizers: Bill Casselman and David Austin

    Please 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
  245. Workshop The History of Algebra in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    Organizers: Jeremy J. Gray and Karen Hunger Parshall

    The 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
  246. Workshop Computational Commutative Algebra

    Organizers: Serkan Hosten, Craig Huneke, Bernd Sturmfels (chair), and Irena Swanson

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:25 PM PDT
  247. Workshop Quantum Information Processing

    Organizers: Steering Committee: Dorit Aharonov, Charles Bennett, Harry Buhrman, Isaac Chuang, Mike Mosca, Umesh Vazirani, and John Watrous

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:23 PM PDT
  248. Workshop The Feynman Integral Along with Related Topics and Applications

    Organizers: Sergio Albeverio, Cecile DeWitt-Morette, 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
  249. 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 top-quality, state-of-the-art papers, both theoretical and empirical.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:23 PM PDT
  250. Workshop Conference and Prize in Honor of David Blackwell and Richard A. Tapia

    Organizers: Carlos Castillo-Chavez, David Eisenbud, Fern Y. Hunt, William A. Massey (co-chair), Robert Megginson, Juan Meza (co-chair), and Michael Singer

    MSRI 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 Blackwell-Tapia Prize.

    Schedule now available.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:23 PM PDT
  251. Workshop Models of Quantum Computing

    Organizers: David Di Vincenzo (Watson-IBM), and Peter Shor (AT&T), Chair

    Presented jointly with IPAM, and held in Los Angeles. See IPAM website for details.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:35 AM PDT
  252. Workshop Semidefinite Programming and Applications

    Organizers: Dimitris Bertsimas, Stephen Boyd, Laurent El Ghaoui (chair), and Bernd Sturmfels

    The 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
  253. Workshop Quantum Algorithms and Complexity

    Organizers: Richard Cleve, Peter Shor, and Umesh Vazirani

    To be held at the Banff Conference Centre in Banff (Alberta), Canada

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:34 AM PDT
  254. Workshop Introductory Workshop in Commutative Algebra

    Organizers: Luchezar Avramov, Mark Green, Craig Huneke, Karen E. Smith and Bernd Sturmfels

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:21 PM PDT
  255. 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; co-chair), Charles S. Peskin (Courant Institute), Alfio Quarteroni (University of Lausanne, Switzerland & Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Anne M. Robertson (University of Pittsburgh; co-chair), 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
  256. Summer Graduate School Biomathematics, Bioengineering & Clinical Aspects of Blood Flow

    Organizers: Stanley A. Berger, Giovanni P. Galdi (co-chair), Charles S. Peskin, Alfio Quarteroni, Anne M. Robertson (co-chair), Adélia Sequeira, and Howard Yonas

    Summer Graduate Program -- open only to students nominated by MSRI's Academic Sponsor universities.

    Updated on Feb 12, 2007 09:45 AM PST
  257. Summer Graduate School Excursions in Computational Number Theory -- Polynomials with Integer Coefficients

    Organizers: Peter Borwein and Michael Filaseta

    Summer 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
  258. Workshop Finsler Geometry

    Organizers: David Bao, Robert Bryant, S.S. Chern, and Zhongmin Shen

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:21 PM PDT
  259. Workshop Statistical Challenges for Meta-Analysis of Medical and Health-Policy 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
  260. 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. Zuckerman

    The first week will focus on Infinite-dimensional 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
  261. Workshop Non-Abelian Hodge Theory

    Organizers: S. Bradlow, O. Garcia-Prada, M. Kapranov, L. Katzarkov, M. Kontsevich, D. Orlov, T. Pantev, C. Simpson, and B. Toen

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:21 PM PDT
  262. Workshop Geometric Aspects of the Langlands Program

    Organizers: E. Frenkel, V. Ginzburg, G. Laumon and K. Vilonen

    Discussion of the important developments in the geometric Langlands correspondence in the last few years

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:43 PM PDT
  263. Workshop Intersection Theory on Stacks

    Organizers: K. Behrend, W. Fulton, L. Katzarkov, M. Kontsevich, Y. Manin, R. Pandharipande, T. Pantev, B. Toen, and A. Vistoli

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:17 PM PDT
  264. Workshop Information Theory

    Organizers: Elwyn Berlekamp, Joe Buhler, Dave Forney, Abraham Lempel, Gadiel Seroussi (co-chair), Sergio Verdu (co-chair), Andy Viterbi, and Marcelo Weinberger

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:38 PM PDT
  265. Workshop Special values of Rankin L-series

    Organizers: Henri Darmon and Shouwu Zhang

    The 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 L-series, and their arithmetic applications.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:45 PM PDT
  266. 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. Yu

    LOCATION & 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 p-adic groups, and on modular forms, and their
    Fourier coefficients, on various reductive groups.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:45 PM PDT
  267. Workshop Inverse problems and Applications

    Organizers: Joyce McLaughlin, Adrian Nachman, William Symes, Gunther Uhlmann (chair) and Michael Vogelius

    The 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
  268. Workshop Pan-American 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
  269. 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
  270. Workshop The Continuum Hypothesis

    Organizers: Hugh Woodin and John Steel

    The 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
  271. Workshop Geometric Scattering Theory and Elliptic Theory on Noncompact and Singular Spaces

    Organizers: Tanya Christiansen, Charles Epstein, Rafe Mazzeo, Richard Melrose

    This 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
  272. Workshop Critical Percolation and Conformally Invariant Processes

    Organizers: Oded Schramm and Yuval Peres

    MSRI's 2000-01 "Hot Topics" Workshop.
    NOTE: The first lecture of the workshop is the MSRI-Evans 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
  273. Workshop 29th Canadian Symposium on Operator Algebras

    Organizers: Man-Duen Choi, Edward G. Effros, George A. Elliott (co-chairman), Vaughan F. R. Jones, Henri Moscovici, Ian F. Putnam (co-chairman), Marc A. Rieffel and Dan-Virgil Voiculescu

    This meeting will be joint for the first two days with the MSRI workshop on Quantization and Non-commutative Geometry, and during the three-day period April 29 - May 1 will function as a closing conference for the 2000-01 MSRI program on Operator Algebras.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:54 PM PDT
  274. Workshop Quantization and Non-commutative geometry

    Organizers: A. Connes, J. Cuntz, N. Higson, G.G. Kasparov, N.P. Landsman, H. Moscovici (chair, Non-commutative Geometry), M.A. Rieffel (chair, Quantization), G. Skandalis, A. Weinstein, M. Wodzicki, S.L. Woronowicz

    These 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
  275. 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)

    Co-sponsored 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
  276. Workshop Nonlinear Estimation and Classification

    Organizers: David Denison, Mark Hansen, Chris Holmes, Robert Kohn, Bani Mallick, Martin Tanner and Bin Yu

    see workshop program

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:16 AM PDT
  277. Workshop Geometric Aspects of Spectral Theory

    Organizers: Jean-Michel Bismut, Tom Branson, S.-Y. Alice Chang and Kate Okikiolu

    This workshop will study the spectral theory of geometric operators, including: spectral invariants, applications in conformal geometry, classification of 4-manifolds, index theory and scattering theory.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:02 PM PDT
  278. 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 Velez

    An 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
  279. Workshop Free Probability and Non-commutative Banach Spaces

    Organizers: P. Biane, D. Shlyakhtenko, R. Speicher, D. Voiculescu, E. Effros, E. Kirchberg, V. Paulsen, G. Pisier, Z-J. Ruan and A. Sinclair

    The 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 Non-commutative 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 non-commutative Lp-spaces, 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
  280. Workshop Arithmetic Geometry

    Organizers: Noam Elkies, William McCallum, Jean-François Mestre, Bjorn Poonen (chair) and René Schoof

    This 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
  281. 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. Wassermann

    These 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
  282. 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
  283. Workshop Number-theoretic cryptography workshop

    Organizers: Eric Bach, Dan Boneh, Cynthia Dwork (chair), Shafi Goldwasser, Kevin McCurley and Carl Pomerance

    This workshop will focus on number-theoretic aspects of cryptography, and will be cross-cultural, where the the cultures in question are "mathematics" and "computer science."

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:49 AM PDT
  284. Workshop Simple C*-algebras and Non-commutative Dynamical Systems

    Organizers: W. Arveson,B. Blackadar,E. Effros,G. Elliott (chair), D. Handelman, E.Kirchberg, I. Putnam,M. Rordam,E. Stormer,M. Takesaki

    As part of the full-year 2000-2001 program on Operator Algebras, MSRI will host a one-week NATO
    ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP on Simple C*-algebras and Non-commutative Dynamical
    Systems, September 25-29, 2000.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:47 PM PDT
  285. 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 Yui

    This 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
  286. 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 Wolfe

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:14 PM PDT
  287. 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
  288. Workshop Mathematics of Quantum Computation

    Organizers: M. Freedman, B. Sturmfels, U. Vazirani

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:32 AM PDT
  289. 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
  290. Workshop Computational Algebraic Analysis

    Organizers: Bernd Sturmfels, Nobuki Takayama and Uli Walther

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:13 PM PDT
  291. Workshop The Future of Mathematical Communication 1999

    Organizers: Francois Bergeron, Jonathan Borwein (co-chair), Joe Buhler (co-chair), Bradd Hart, Martin Groetschel, Peter Michor, Andrew Odlyzko

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:07 PM PDT
  292. Workshop The Mathematics of Imaging

    Organizers: F. Alberto Grünbaum and Gunther Uhlmann

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:45 PM PDT
  293. Workshop Galois Actions and Geometry

    Organizers: Pierre Debes, Hiroaki Nakamura, Akio Tamagawa

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:07 PM PDT
  294. 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
  295. Workshop Mathematics and Media

    Organizers: Lenore Blum, KC Cole, Keith Devlin, John Gage, Ron Graham, Allyn Jackson, Gina Kolata, Robert Osserman, Gary Taubes

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 02:12 PM PDT
  296. Workshop Parallel Symbolic Computing Workshop

    Organizers: David H Bailey, Daniel R Grayson, Alyson Reeves and Nobuki Takayama

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:16 PM PDT
  297. Workshop Solving Systems of Equations

    Organizers: Jean-Pierre Dedieu, Marie-Francoise Roy, Bernd Sturmfels, and Mike Shub

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:54 PM PDT
  298. Workshop Cryptography and Mathematics

    Organizers: Kevin McCurley and Neal Koblitz

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:22 AM PDT
  299. Workshop An Ahlfors Celebration

    Organizers: Stanford University

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:20 PM PDT
  300. Workshop Harmonic Analysis and PDE

    Organizers: C. Kenig, F. Ricci, E. Stein

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 01:21 PM PDT
  301. Summer Graduate School Cryptography

    Organizers: Neal Koblitz, Alfred Menezes

    Updated on Feb 12, 2007 09:47 AM PST
  302. Workshop Geometric Combinatorics

    Organizers: Margaret Bayer, Louis Billera (Chair), Paul Edelman and Gunter M. Ziegler

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:31 AM PDT
  303. 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
  304. Workshop Extremal Combinatorics

    Organizers: Anders Bjorner (Chair), Zoltan Furedi, and Jeffry Kahn

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:31 AM PDT
  305. Workshop Enumeration and Partially Ordered Sets

    Organizers: Lynne Butler, Ira Gessel, Rodica Simion (chair), and Michelle Wachs

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:32 AM PDT
  306. Workshop Graph Drawing

    Organizers: Franz J. Brandenburg, Giuseppe Di Battista, Emden Gansner, Tomihisa Kamada, David Kirkpatrick, Stephen North (Chair), Janos Pach, and Pierre Rosenstiehl

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:32 AM PDT
  307. Workshop Knots and 3-manifolds

    Organizers: Andrew Casson (Chair), Allen Hatcher, John Luecke, Walter Neumann, and Abigail Thompson

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:48 AM PDT
  308. 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
  309. Workshop Random Methods in Convex Geometry

    Organizers: L. Lovasz, N. Tomczak-Jaegermann, and A. Pajor

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:44 AM PDT
  310. Workshop Holomorphic Spaces

    Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:41 AM PDT
  311. Summer Graduate School Random Walk and Geometry

    Organizers: Persi Diaconis, Laurent Saloff-Coste

    Updated on Feb 12, 2007 09:45 AM PST
  312. Summer Graduate School Hyperbolic Geometry

    Organizers: William P. Thurston, Jane Gilman, David Epstein

    Updated on Feb 12, 2007 09:47 AM PST
  313. Summer Graduate School Mathematical Biology

    Organizers: N. Kopell, C. Peskin, M. Reed (chairman), J. Rinzel

    Updated on Feb 23, 2007 08:45 AM PST
  314. Summer Graduate School 4-Manifolds

    Organizers: Rob Kirby, Ron Stern

    Updated on May 17, 2007 06:46 AM PDT