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## Cryptography and Mathematics

January 11-12, 1998

- Josh Benaloh A problem in computational group theory and its application to structured hashing
- Neal Koblitz Overview of elliptic curve cryptography
- Susan Landau Cryptographic policy
- Kevin McCurley A whirlwind tour of cryptography
- Luke O'Connor Using formal languages to analyse exponentiation algorithms
- Jim Omura Commercial applications of cryptography
- Bart Preneel Cryptanalysis and design of message authentication codes
- Dan Simon On the derivability of collision-intractable hash functions

## Introductory Workshop on Model Theory of Fields

January 12-16, 1998

- Edward Bierstone Geometry, part 1
- Edward Bierstone Geometry, part 2
- Zoe Chatzidakis Model Theory of Fields
- Jan Denef Geometry, part 1
- Jan Denef Geometry, part 2
- Bradd Hart Dimension Theory, part 1.
- Bradd Hart Dimension Theory, part 2
- Bradd Hart Dimension Theory, part 3
- Ehud Hrushovski Recent Developments, part 1
- Ehud Hrushovski Recent Developments, part 2
- Angus Macintyre Recent Developments, part 3
- Dugald Macpherson Dimension Theory, part 1
- Dugald Macpherson Dimension Theory, part 2
- Dugald Macpherson Dimension Theory, part 3
- Dave Marker Basic Model Theory, part 1
- Dave Marker Basic Model Theory, part 2
- Dave Marker Basic Model Theory, part 3
- Dave Marker Model Theory of Differential Fields
- Barry Mazur Geometry, part 1
- Barry Mazur Geometry, part 2
- Lou van den Dries Model Theory of Fields, part 1
- Lou van den Dries Model Theory of Fields, part 2
- Lou van den Dries Model Theory of Fields, part 3

## Chern Symposium

March 5-7, 1998

- Raoul Bott Configuration space invariants of knots and 3-manifolds
- Robert Bryant Finsler manifolds of constant flag curvature
- Xiu-Xiong Chen Extremal metrics in Riemann Surfaces and the Uniformization Theorem
- S. S. Chern Projective Geometry
- Phillip Griffiths Neo-modern Hodge theory
- Friedrich Hirzebruch Why do I like Chern classes?
- Blaine Lawson Algebraic cycles and the classical groups
- Kefeng Liu Mirror Principle
- Ekhard Meinrenken Duistermaat-Heckman formulas for group valued moment maps and moduli spaces of flat connections
- James Simons Introductory remarks
- Chuu-Lian Terng Backlund transformations and loop ground actions
- Alan Weinstein From Riemann geometry to Poisson geometry and back again

## Workshop on Geometric Stochastic Analysis and Fine Properties of Stochastic Processes

March 23-27, 1998

- A. Atsuji Value distribution theory for holomorphic and harmonic maps by stochastic techniques
- J. Bertoin Two problems involving the geometry of regenerative sets
- K. Burdzy A new Ray-Knight theorem
- T. Colding Spaces with lower Ricci curvature bounds
- P. Li Mean value inequality on complete manifolds
- J. Pitman Ranked functionals of Brownian and Bessel excursions
- S. Rosenberg Bounded and L^2 harmonic forms on complete manifolds

## Workshop on Homotopy theory for algebraic varieties with applications to K-theory and quadratic forms

May 11-16, 1998

- Eric Friedlander Algebraic and topological K-theory
- Fabien Morel The Steenrod Algebra
- Fabien Morel Basic facts and problems in the homotopy theory of algebraic varieties
- Fabien Morel Grothendieck-Witt rings of quadratic forms in the homotopy theory of algebraic varieties
- Markus Rost On multiplicative functions and characteristic numbers Examples of norm varieties
- Andrei Suslin Bloch-Lichtenbaum spectral sequence
- Vladimir Voevodsky Introduction to homotopy theory I
- Vladimir Voevodsky Introduction to homotopy theory II Algebraic cobordism
- Vladimir Voevodsky Degree formula

## Understanding the Genome: Technological and Mathematical Challenges

May 21-23, 1998

- David Botstein Of Genes and Genomes
- Elbert Branscomb Comparative Genomics: What, Why, Problems and Challenges
- Phil Green Genome Sequence Assembly
- David Haussler Using Hidden Markov Models for Biosequence Analysis: Recent Tests and New Methods
- Leroy Hood Future Mathematical Challenges Posed by the Systems Analysis of Genomes and Proteomes
- Robert Lipshutz Genes, Chips, and Genomes
- Pavel Pevzner Gene Hunting Without Genomic Sequencing: the Twenty Questions Game with Genes
- David Siegmund Statistical aspects of gene mapping
- Donna Slonim Mining Gene Expression Data
- Gary Stormo Uncovering Regulatory Networks Using Pattern Recognition Algorithms
- Ellen Wijsman

Statistical and Computational Contributions to Gene Mapping: History and Current Developments

## Model Theory, Algebra and Arithmetic

June 1-5, 1998

- Lou Van den Dries Logarithmic-exponential series: model theoretic aspects
- Kobi Peterzil Expansions of algebraically closed field in o-minimal structures
- Emmanuel Ullmo Points of small height on curves of genus g>1
- Florian Pop Elementary equivalence and Isomorphism
- Anand Pillay Effective bounds and the isotrivial case of Mordell-Lang
- Deirdre Haskell Elimination of imaginaries in algebraically closed valued fields
- Diane Meuser On the rationality of zeta functions
- Hans Schoutens Bounds in Cohomology
- Andrei Gabrielov Complexity of Computations with Pfaffian and Noetherian Functions
- Paul Vojta Recent developments in the relation between diophantine problems and Nevanlinna theory
- Alexandru Buium An Arithmetic Analogue of Differential Algebraic Geometry
- Thomas Scanlon Diophantine Consequences of Dichotomy Theorems in Differential and Difference Fields
- Olga Kharlampovich Elementary theory of free groups I
- Andrei Myasnikov Elementary theory of free groups II
- Patrick Speissegger The pfaffian closure of an o-minimal structure
- Boris Zil'ber Fields with pseudo-exponentiation
- Frank Wagner Groups in Simple Theories
- Angus Macintyre Primes and their residue fields in weak systems of arithmetic
- Dan Abramovich Lang's conjecture and uniformity
- Henri Gillet On the integrally closed subrings of the field of algebraic numbers
- Ehud Hrushovski Around the first order theory of Frobenius

## Low Dimensional Topology - The KirbyFest

June 22-26, 1998

- Fredric Ancel Contractible open n-manifolds (n>4) are determined by their Z-boundaries
- Joan Birman Vassiliev invariants of knots and links: a survey
- Andrew Casson Setting the Stage: Surgery in the Sixties
- Daryl Cooper The Orbifold Theorem
- Simon Donaldson Symplectic and Lagrangian surfaces in 4-space
- Robert Edwards That marvelous torus
- Michael Freedman Some Ideas of Kirby's: in, around, and outside of mathematics
- Stavros Garoufalidis The stable cohomology of the mapping class group with arbitrary coefficients
- Cole Giller Emerging mathematical ideas in neurosurgery
- Bob Gompf Applications of Kirby Calculus
- Cameron Gordon The knot complement theorem
- Michael Hirsch Foliated surfaces and algorithms for unknots
- Vaughan Jones Noncommutative Geometry
- Curt McMullen Foliated Teichmuller theory
- John Morgan Holomorphic bundles over elliptic curves and families of del Pezzo surfaces
- Yoav Moriah Non-isotopic Heegaard Splittings of nonmimimal genus
- Rob Kirby Problem Session
- Colin Rourke The Compression Theorem
- Danny Ruberman Diffeomorphisms of 4-manifolds
- Larry Siebenmann Kirby and the promised land of topological manifolds: memories and memorable arguments
- Ron Stern Some curious symplectic and non-symplectic 4-manifolds
- Dennis Sullivan Combinatorial topology and the continuum model of geometry
- Cliff Taubes The Geometry of the Seiberg-Witten Invariants
- Larry Taylor Remarks on an old friend of Rob's: R
^{4}'s from then 'til now- Peter Teichner Filtering the knot concordance group by Whitney Towers
- Charles Thomas Complexifying Diffeomorpism Groups of a Surface
- William P. Thurston Are 3-manifolds transparent? Diamonds, glass and surgery

## Algorithmic Algebra and Geometry: Summer Program for Graduate Students of MSRI Sponsoring Institutions

July 6-17, 1998

Dave BayerAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 1Sorin PopescuAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 2Sorin PopescuAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 3Dave BayerAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 4Dave BayerAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 5Sorin PopescuAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 6Sorin PopescuAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 7Dave BayerAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 8Dave BayerAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 9Sorin PopescuAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 10Sorin PopescuAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 11Dave BayerAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 12Dave BayerAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 13Sorin PopescuAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 14Sorin PopescuAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 15Dave BayerAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 16Dave BayerAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 17Sorin PopescuAlgorithms in Algebra and Geometry, part 18

Anders BjornerCombinatorics and Homology of Graph PropertiesBernd SturmfelsCutting Corners

MSRI: 1993-1997## Non Workshop Lectures Spring 1998

Conversations between Mathematics Teachers and Mathematics ResearchersModel Theory of Fields Seminar, April 20 - 23, 1998

- Kieth Devlin Life by the Numbers (April 20, 1998)
- Harriette Stevens The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (March 30, 1998)
Three Talks on Physical Oceanography, February 23, 1998

- Alex Wilkie Some (counter) examples in o-minimality I

- Alex Wilkie Some (counter) examples in o-minimality II

- Alex Wilkie Some (counter) examples in o-minimality III
Miscellaneous Talks

- T. M. Chin Kalman filter and other data assimilation techniques in physical oceanography today
- Frank Henyey Linear stochastic PDE's for acoustics and internal waves in the ocean
- Peter Muller Stochastic Forcing of Oceanic Motions (or how far you can get with dX(t)= -alpha X(t)dt + sigma dW(t))

- Jennifer Chayes Hyperscaling and Critical Crossing Probabilities in Percolation (January 19, 1998)

Lectures from Other Organizations: 2000 - 2001

Lectures from Other Organizations: 1998 - 1999

Lectures from Other Organizations: 1996 - 97