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MSRI's 25th Anniversary Celebration January 26, 2008 - January 30, 2008

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Jan 27, 2008
Sunday
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  HARNESSING CHANCE; THE CASE OF RANDOM PACKING
Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Counting curves in 3-folds
Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Murphy's Law in algebraic geometry: Badly-behaved moduli spaces
Ravi Vakil (Stanford University)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Remarks on Chern-Simons theory
Dan Freed (University of Texas)
Jan 28, 2008
Monday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Beyond Fourier Analysis
Bryna Kra (Northwestern University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Sensor Imaging
George Papanicolaou (Stanford University)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Heegaard Floer homology and knots
Peter Ozsváth (Princeton University)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Topology and Data
Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford University)
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  Education Panel
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Herb Clemens (University of Utah), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Hugo Rossi (University of Utah), Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
Jan 29, 2008
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Class groups and Galois representations
Kenneth Ribet (University of California, Berkeley)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Configuration and Moduli Spaces
Richard Melrose (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Whitney's extension problem and interpolation of functions
Charles Fefferman (Princeton University)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Mathematics of Climate Change
Inez Fung (University of California, Berkeley)
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  Panel Discussion MSRI: Past, Present, and Future
Alejandro Adem (University of British Columbia), Lenore Blum (Carnegie Mellon University), Robert Bryant (Duke University), Tony Chan (University of California, Los Angeles), David Eisenbud (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Calvin Moore (University of California, Berkeley), Alvin Thaler
Jan 30, 2008
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  MSRI and interactions between operator algebras, physics and low dimensional topology
Vaughan Jones
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Dirichlet Duality and the Nonlinear Dirichlet Problem
H. Blaine Lawson (SUNY)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Pair-of-pants decompositions
Paul Seidel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Topological Field Theories
Michael Hopkins (Harvard University)