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  1. MSRI-UP 2020: Branched Covers of Curves

    Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), LEAD Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Maria Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY); MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Rebecca Garcia (Sam Houston State University), Edray Goins (Pomona College), Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

    The MSRI-UP summer program is designed to serve a diverse group of undergraduate students who would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.

    In 2020, MSRI-Up will focus on Branched Covers of Curves. The research program will be led by Dr. Edray Goins, Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College.

    Updated on Jun 15, 2020 08:45 AM PDT
  2. Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures 2020: Discrete Probability, Physics and Algorithms (Montréal, Canada) [Virtual Summer Graduate School]

    Organizers: Gerard Ben Arous (New York University, Courant Institute), LEAD Alexander Fribergh (University of Montreal), Lea Popovic (Concordia University)
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    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer school will be held online.

    Probability theory, statistics as well as mathematical physics have increasingly been used in computer science. The goal of this school is to provide a unique opportunity for graduate students and young researchers to developed multi-disciplinary skills in a rapidly evolving area of mathematics.

    The topics would include spin glasses, constraint satisfiability, randomized algorithms, Monte-Carlo Markov chains and high-dimensional statistics, sparse and random graphs, computational complexity, estimation and approximation algorithms. Those topics will fall into two main categories, on the one hand problems related to spin glasses and on the other hand random algorithms.

    The part of the summer school dedicated to spin glasses will be split into three parts: an introductory course about traditional spin glasses followed by two more advanced courses where spin glasses meet computer science in addition to a talk on dynamics of spin glasses. The part of the summer school on random algorithms will consist of an introductory course on phase transitions in large random structures, followed by advanced courses on theoretical bounds for computational complexity in reconstruction and inference, and on understanding rare events in random graphs and models of statistical mechanics.

    The two introductory courses on spin glasses and on random algorithms will be accompanied by three exercises sessions of one hour. A one hour exercises session will follow each of the three sessions of a course for both the introductory course on spin glasses and the introductory course on random algorithms. Exercises sessions will be led by an assistant, but will primarily focus on participation of the students.

    Updated on May 26, 2020 12:21 PM PDT

Upcoming all workshops

  1. Introduction to water waves [Virtual Summer Graduate School]

    Organizers: Mihaela Ifrim (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Daniel Tataru (University of California, Berkeley)
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    Overturning wave, artistic drawing by E. Ifrim

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer school will be held online.

    The purpose of this two weeks school is to introduce graduate students to the state of the art methods and results in the study of incompressible Euler’s equations in general, and water waves in particular. This is a research area which is highly relevant to many real life problems, and in which substantial progress has been made in the last decade.

     

    The goal is to present the main current research directions in water waves. We will begin with the physical derivation of the equations, and present some of the analytic tools needed in study. The final goal will be two-fold, namely (i) to understand the local solvability of the Cauchy problem for water waves, as well as (ii) to describe the long time behavior of solutions.

    Through the lectures and associated problem sessions, students will learn about a number of new analysis tools which are not routinely taught in a graduate school curriculum. The goal is to help students acquire the knowledge needed in order to start research in water waves and Euler equations.

    Updated on Jun 07, 2020 11:09 PM PDT
  2. Connections Workshop: Mathematical problems in fluid dynamics

    Organizers: Hajer Bhouri (Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Juhi Jang (University of Southern California), LEAD Anna Mazzucato (Pennsylvania State University), Sijue Wu (University of Michigan)
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    This workshop will feature talks by prominent female mathematicians whose research lies in and interfaces with mathematical fluids featuring water waves,  free boundaries, fluid structures,  viscous fluids and turbulence. The talks will be appropriate for graduate students, post-docs, and researchers in areas above mentioned. There will also be a panel discussion and a contributed poster session. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.

    Updated on Feb 20, 2020 11:31 AM PST
  3. Introductory Workshop: Mathematical problems in fluid dynamics

    Organizers: Nicolas Burq (Université de Paris XI), Anne-Laure Dalibard (Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)), Jean Marc Delort (Université de Paris XIII (Paris-Nord)), LEAD Mihaela Ifrim (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Irena Lasiecka (University of Memphis), Vladimir Sverak (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
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    The workshop will address topics in the PDE analysis of the basic equations of the incompressible fluid dynamics (the Euler equations for inviscid flows, the Navier Stokes equations for viscous flows), interface problems (water waves), and other related equations. Open problems and connections to related branches of mathematics will be discussed, including the phenomena of turbulence and the zero viscosity limit. Both theoretical and numerical aspects of these topics will be considered. There will be some colloquium style lectures as well as shorter research talks. The workshop is open to all.

    Updated on Nov 25, 2019 01:09 PM PST
  4. Recent Developments in Fluid Dynamics

    Organizers: Thomas Alazard (Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Hajer Bhouri (Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Mihaela Ifrim (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Igor Kukavica (University of Southern California), David Lannes (Université de Bordeaux I; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), LEAD Daniel Tataru (University of California, Berkeley)
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    The aim of the workshop is to bring together a broad array of researchers working on incompressible fluid dynamics. Some of the key topics to be covered are Euler flows, Navier Stokes equations as well as water wave flows and associated model equations. Some emphasis will also be placed on numerical analysis of the above evolutions.

    Updated on Jun 18, 2019 09:54 AM PDT
  5. Hot Topics: Topological Insights in Neuroscience

    Organizers: Carina Curto (Pennsylvania State University), Chad Giusti (University of Delaware), LEAD Kathryn Hess (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)), Ran Levi (University of Aberdeen)
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    Image created by Nicolas Antille, of the visualization team of the Blue Brain Project at EPFL

    The talks in this workshop will present a wide array of current applications of topology in neuroscience, including classification and synthesis of neuron morphologies, analysis of synaptic plasticity, algebraic analysis of the neural code, topological analysis of neural networks and their dynamics, topological decoding of neural activity, diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries, and topological biomarkers for psychiatric disease. Some of the talks will be devoted to promising new directions in algebraic topology that have been inspired by neuroscience.

    Updated on Jun 25, 2020 03:57 PM PDT
  6. Foundations and Frontiers of Probabilistic Proofs (Zurich, Switzerland)

    Organizers: Alessandro Chiesa (University of California, Berkeley), Tom Gur (University of Warwick)
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    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer school is taking place in summer 2021.

    Proofs are at the foundations of mathematics. Viewed through the lens of theoretical computer science, verifying the correctness of a mathematical proof is a fundamental computational task. Indeed, the P versus NP problem, which deals precisely with the complexity of proof verification, is one of the most important open problems in all of mathematics.

    The complexity-theoretic study of proof verification has led to exciting reenvisionings of mathematical proofs. For example, probabilistically checkable proofs (PCPs) admit local-to-global structure that allows verifying a proof by reading only a minuscule portion of it. As another example, interactive proofs allow for verification via a conversation between a prover and a verifier, instead of the traditional static sequence of logical statements. The study of such proof systems has drawn upon deep mathematical tools to derive numerous applications to the theory of computation and beyond.

    In recent years, such probabilistic proofs received much attention due to a new motivation, delegation of computation, which is the emphasis of this summer school. This paradigm admits ultra-fast protocols that allow one party to check the correctness of the computation performed by another, untrusted, party. These protocols have even been realized within recently-deployed technology, for example, as part of cryptographic constructions known as succinct non-interactive arguments of knowledge (SNARKs).

    This summer school will provide an introduction to the field of probabilistic proofs and the beautiful mathematics behind it, as well as prepare students for conducting cutting-edge research in this area.

    Updated on May 04, 2020 11:36 AM PDT
  7. Connections Workshop: Universality and Integrability in Random Matrix Theory and Interacting Particle Systems

    Organizers: LEAD Ioana Dumitriu (University of Washington), Alisa Knizel (Columbia University)
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    This workshop will focus on cutting-edge research in random matrices and integrable probability. We will explore connections with other branches of mathematics and applications to sciences and engineering. The workshop will feature presentations by both leading researchers and promising newcomers. We will have a panel discussion of topics relevant to junior researchers, women, and minorities; a poster session for students and recent PhDs; and other social events. This workshop is open to and welcomes all mathematicians.

    Updated on May 06, 2020 11:42 AM PDT
  8. Introductory Workshop: Universality and Integrability in Random Matrix Theory and Interacting Particle Systems

    Organizers: LEAD Gerard Ben Arous (New York University, Courant Institute), Alice Guionnet (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Sylvia Serfaty (New York University, Courant Institute), Horng-Tzer Yau (Harvard University)

    The introductory workshop aims at providing participants with an overview of some of the recent developments in the topics of the semester, with a particular emphasis on universality and applications. This includes universality for Wigner matrices and band matrices and quantum unique ergodicity, universality for beta ensembles and log/coulomb gases, KPZ universality class, universality in interacting particle systems, the connection between random matrices and number theory.

    Updated on Mar 19, 2020 11:30 AM PDT
  9. Integrable structures in random matrix theory and beyond

    Organizers: LEAD Jinho Baik (University of Michigan), Alexei Borodin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tamara Grava (University of Bristol; SISSA), Alexander Its (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), Sandrine Péché (Université de Paris VII (Denis Diderot))
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    Image by Alexei Borodin.

    This workshop will focus on the integrable aspect of random matrix theory and other related probability models such as random tilings, directed polymers, and interacting particle systems. The emphasis is on communicating diverse algebraic structures in these areas which allow the asymptotic analysis possible. Some of such structures are determinantal point processes, Toeplitz and Hankel determinants, Bethe ansatz, Yang-Baxter equation, Karlin-McGregor formula, Macdonald process, and stochastic six vertex model.

    Updated on Jul 31, 2019 03:22 PM PDT

Past all workshops

  1. Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    On May 22 portions of the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools workshop will be streamed online via Zoom.

    Friday 5/22: 12pm PST (3pm eastern time)

    12:00 - 1:00
    Rico Gutstein, Preparing Students Today for Whatever Tomorrow Brings

    Updated on May 28, 2020 08:56 AM PDT
  2. Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    On May 15 portions of the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools workshop will be streamed online via Zoom.

    Friday 5/15: 12pm PST (3pm eastern time)

    12:00 - 1:00
    Dan Reinholz, Preparing teachers to notice, name, and disrupt racial and gender inequity

    Updated on May 28, 2020 08:53 AM PDT
  3. Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    Friday 5/8: 12pm PST (3pm eastern time)

    12:00 - 1:00
    Nathan Alexander, Mathematical Models in the Sociological Imagination
    Lincoln Chandler, Pursuing Racial Equity within Schools 

    Updated on May 12, 2020 08:42 AM PDT
  4. Workshop [Moved Online] Hot Topics: Optimal transport and applications to machine learning and statistics

    Organizers: Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore), Francis Bach (École Normale Supérieure; Institut National de Recherche en Informatique Automatique (INRIA)), LEAD Katy Craig (University of California, Santa Barbara), Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (University of Cambridge), Stefano Soatto (University of California, Los Angeles)
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    Image drawn by Dr. Katy Craig

    This workshop will be held online.  The link to join is: https://msri.zoom.us/j/92457794010. You must register for the workshop to receive the password.  The workshop is held in Pacific Standard Time.

    Workshop Description:
    The goal of the workshop is to explore the many emerging connections between the theory of Optimal Transport and models and algorithms currently used in the Machine Learning community. In particular, the use of Wasserstein metrics and the relation between discrete models and their continuous counterparts will be presented and discussed.

    Updated on Jun 11, 2020 11:11 AM PDT
  5. Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    Friday 5/01: 12pm PST (3pm eastern time)

    12:00 - 1:00 Hyman Bass, 'Mathematics and Social Justice': An undergraduate course. What could this be?

    Updated on May 12, 2020 08:41 AM PDT
  6. Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    Friday 4/24: 12pm PST (3pm eastern time)

    12:00 - 1:00 Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, K-12 to Post-Secondary Viewpoint Critical Issues in Mathematics Education

    Updated on May 12, 2020 08:41 AM PDT
  7. Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    Friday 4/17: 12pm PST (3pm eastern time)

    12:00 - 1:00 Some unintended consequences of active learning

    Sage Forbes-Gray, Sunset Park High School,  Brooklyn, NY, Mfa Master Teacher 
    Sharon Collins - New Heights Academy Charter School, NYC, MfA Master Teacher; 
    Kate Belin - Fannie Lou High School, NYC, MfA Master Teacher; 

    Moderator: Courtney Ginsberg, MfA
    Host: Katherine Stevenson, CSUN

    Updated on May 12, 2020 08:41 AM PDT
  8. Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    Friday 4/10: 12pm PST (3pm eastern time)

    12:00 - 1:00 Estrella Johnson, Some unintended consequences of active learning

    Updated on May 12, 2020 08:40 AM PDT
  9. Workshop {Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    Friday 3/27: Starting at 12pm PST (3pm eastern time)

    12:00p - 1:00p
    Nicol Turner Lee, Brookings Inst., Center for Tech Innov. -  Unconscious Bias
    Saber Khan, Processing Foundation, leader of #EthicalCS -  Identity & Ethics

    Updated on May 12, 2020 08:40 AM PDT
  10. Workshop [Moved Online] (∞, n)-categories, factorization homology, and algebraic K-theory

    Organizers: LEAD Clark Barwick (University of Edinburgh), David Gepner (University of Melbourne), David Nadler (University of California, Berkeley), Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne)
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    The link to this online workshop is: https://msri.zoom.us/j/999860976

    This workshop will focus on recent developments in factorization homology, parametrized homotopy theory, and algebraic K-theory.  These seemingly disparate topics are unified by a common methodology, which leverages universal properties and unforeseen descent by way of higher category theory. Furthermore, they enjoy powerful and complementary roles in application to the cyclotomic trace.  This workshop will be a venue for experts in these areas to present new results, make substantive connections across fields, and suggest and contextualize outstanding questions and problems.  It will consist of 4 two-part lecture series and 10 one-hour talks. The lecture series will be given by Thomas Nikolaus, Akhil Mathew, David Ben-Zvi and a split Martina Rovelli and Viktoriya Ozornova.

     


    Updated on Apr 27, 2020 09:41 AM PDT
  11. Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    Friday 3/20: Starting at 12pm PST (3pm eastern time)

    12:00p - 12:45p Lisa Goldberg, Hot Hands: What Data Science Can (and Can't) Tell Us About Basketball Trends
    12:45p - 1:00p Discussion with Lisa and Kate on:  What Bayes tells us about our ability to reason about randomness

    Updated on May 12, 2020 08:37 AM PDT
  12. Workshop [Moved Online] Tensor categories and topological quantum field theories

    Organizers: Scott Morrison (Australian National University), Eric Rowell (Texas A & M University), LEAD Claudia Scheimbauer (TU München), Christopher Schommer-Pries (University of Notre Dame)
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    Topological field theory studies the interplay of algebraic and topological structure (image credit Kevin Walker)

    Link to stream workshop: https://msri.zoom.us/j/226801541

    ***Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the 2020 Tensor categories and topological quantum field theories workshop will no longer be held onsite at MSRI, rather it will take place online from March 16-20 as scheduled***

    The decision to move this workshop online is based on the available scientific data on COVID-19, and the strong advice from experts to avoid gatherings of large groups.

     

    A formal Notice of Change letter is available here, which can be shared with your institution, funding agency, and others.

     


    Updated on Mar 13, 2020 04:52 PM PDT
  13. Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

    Organizers: Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE.

    On March 12 and March 13, portions of the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools workshop will be streamed online via Zoom. Only the talks below will are scheduled at this time.  Further talks may be scheduled at a later date, and you will be notified when we know more.

    Please see the schedule below, as well as links to the two sessions.
     

    Thursday 3/12: Starting at 9am PST (noon eastern time)
    9:00 - 9:10 Welcoming remarks
    9:10 - 9:15 Introduction to CIME 2020 plan and speaker David Daley
    9:15 - 9:55 David Daley, Why Your Vote Doesn't Count
    9:55 - 10:00 Kate Stevenson, introduction of activity
    10:00-10:30 Mathical Book Prize Announcement

    Friday 3/13: Starting at 9am PST (noon eastern time)
    9:00 - 9:05 Introduction of speaker Wesley Pegden
    9:05 - 9:45 Wesley Pegden, Bringing Mathematics to the Courtroom
    9:45 - 10:00 Q&A
     

    A formal Notice of Change letter is available here, which can be shared with your institution, funding agency, and others.

    Updated on May 28, 2020 08:57 AM PDT
  14. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Higher Categories and Categorification

    Organizers: LEAD David Ayala (Montana State University), Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University), Christopher Schommer-Pries (University of Notre Dame), Peter Teichner (Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik)
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    relations among 2-morphisms in the 2-dimensional unoriented bordism bicategory

    This workshop will survey notable developments and applications of higher category theory; it will be a venue for end-users to share their vision of how to apply the theory, as well as developers to share technical advancements.  It will consist of 6 series of 3 lectures, each given by instrumental end-users & developers of higher category theory, together with a few question-answer sessions.  Each lecture series will be tailored to a diverse audience, accessible to graduate students and non-expert researchers with some background in homological also algebra.  The content of these lecture series will concern the following topics.

    • K-theory: categorification, non-commutative motives, trace methods; 
    • TQFT: functorial field theories, factorization homology.
    • Parametrized higher category theory: stratifications, equivariant homotopy theory, operads, deformation theory and Koszul duality. 
    • Synthetic higher category theory: model-independent characterizations, cosmoi.  

    Updated on Feb 13, 2020 11:18 AM PST
  15. Workshop Connections for Women: Higher Categories and Categorification

    Organizers: Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University), LEAD Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne)
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    This two-day workshop will survey notable developments in the foundations and applications of higher category theory. It will consist of two mini-courses given by emerging female leaders in the subject: Claudia Scheimbauer and Nathalie Wahl.  This will be paired with a problem sessions lead by selected "TA's", themselves experts in higher structures.  Each lecture series will be tailored to a diverse audience, accessible to graduate students and non-expert researchers with some background in homological algebra.  

    The majority of the speakers and panelists for this event will be women and gender minorities, and members of these groups and of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to attend. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.

    Updated on Feb 07, 2020 11:01 AM PST
  16. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Quantum Symmetries

    Organizers: Vaughan Jones (Vanderbilt University), Victor Ostrik (University of Oregon), Emily Peters (Loyola University), LEAD Noah Snyder (Indiana University)
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    Jellyfish floating to the surface, as in the evaluation algorithm for certain planar algebras.

    This workshop will consist of introductory minicourses on key topics in Quantum Symmetry: fusion categories, modular tensor categories, Hopf algebras, subfactors and planar algebras, topological field theories, conformal nets, and topological phases of matter.  These minicourses will be introductory and are aimed at giving semester participants exposure to the main ideas of subfields other than their own.

    Updated on Jan 30, 2020 10:47 AM PST
  17. Workshop Connections for Women: Quantum Symmetries

    Organizers: Emily Peters (Loyola University), LEAD Chelsea Walton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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    This workshop will feature several talks by experts, along with numerous 5-minute presentations by junior mathematicians, on topics related to Quantum Symmetry. Such topics will include tensor categories, subfactors, Hopf algebras, topological quantum field theory and more. There will also be a panel discussion on professional development. The majority of the speakers and panelists for this event will be women and gender minorities, and members of these groups and of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to attend. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.

    Updated on Jan 30, 2020 10:47 AM PST
  18. Workshop Symposium in Honor of Julia Robinson’s 100th Birthday

    Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Thomas Scanlon (University of California, Berkeley), Carol Wood (Wesleyan University)

    MSRI will host a Symposium on the occasion of Julia Robinson’s 100th birthday on Monday, December 9, 2019 at MSRI. Julia Robinson (1919-1985) was an internationally renowned logician of the twentieth century. She was a trailblazer in mathematics as well as in many other ways: she was the first woman president of the American Mathematical Society, and the first woman mathematician elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences.

    Participating speakers in this day-long celebration of her work and of current mathematics insprired by her research include: Martin Davis, Kirsten Eisentrager, Yuri Matiyasevich, and  Lou van den Dries. Following the symposium, Lenore Blum will give a public lecture at UC Berkeley.

    Updated on Nov 22, 2019 03:54 PM PST
  19. Workshop Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics

    Organizers: LEAD Jayadev Athreya (University of Washington), Steven Bradlow (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sergei Gukov (California Institute of Technology), Andrew Neitzke (Yale University), Laura Schaposnik (University of Illinois at Chicago), Gabriela Weitze-Schmithuesen (Universität des Saarlandes), Anton Zorich (Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu)
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    An example of a spectral network associated to the group SL(4).

    Holomorphic differentials on Riemann surfaces have long held a distinguished place in low dimensional geometry, dynamics and representation theory. Recently it has become apparent that they constitute a common feature of several other highly active areas of current research in mathematics and also at the interface with physics. In some cases the areas themselves (such as stability conditions on Fukaya-type categories, links to quantum integrable systems, or the physically derived construction of so-called spectral networks) are new, while in others the novelty lies more in the role of the holomorphic differentials (for example in the study of billiards in polygons, special - Hitchin or higher Teichmuller - components of representation varieties, asymptotic properties of Higgs bundle moduli spaces, or in new interactions with algebraic geometry).

    It is remarkable how widely scattered are the motivating questions in these areas, and how diverse are the backgrounds of the researchers pursuing them. Bringing together experts in this wide variety of fields to explore common interests and discover unexpected connections is the main goal of our program. Our workshop will be of interest to those working in many different fields, including low-dimensional dynamical systems (via the connection to billiards); differential geometry (Higgs bundles and related moduli spaces); and different types of theoretical physics (electron transport and supersymmetric quantum field theory).

    Updated on Nov 21, 2019 10:44 AM PST
  20. Workshop Modern Math Workshop 2019

    Organizers: Sudipta Dasmohapatra (Duke University ), Christian Ratsch (University of California, Los Angeles; Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)), Michael Singer (North Carolina State University), Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College; Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM))
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    As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, six mathematics institutes are pleased to host their annual SACNAS pre-conference event, the 2019 Modern Math Workshop (MMW). The Modern Math Workshop is intended to encourage minority undergraduates to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to assist undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs in building their research networks.

    Updated on Dec 18, 2019 02:42 PM PST
  21. Workshop Berlekamp Memorial Workshop on Combinatorial Games

    Organizers: Svenja Huntemann (Carleton University), Richard Nowakowski (Dalhousie University), Aaron Siegel (Airbnb)
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    Elwyn Berlekamp (1937-2019) was a pioneering contributor to combinatorial game theory, greatly advancing the subject over the course of a more than five-decade career. Along with his coauthors, John Conway and Richard Guy, Berlekamp invented the modern form of the theory, with the publication of Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays in 1982. His later work substantially advanced our understanding of the mathematical structure of well-known games such as Go, Amazons, and Dots-and-Boxes. More information about his life can be found at www.msri.org/elwyn.


    This workshop will be an informal two-day mini-conference honoring Berlekamp's work and the subject he helped create. The event will consist of talks, afternoon workshops, and a combinatorial games tournament.

    Updated on Aug 28, 2019 06:09 PM PDT
  22. Workshop Recent developments in microlocal analysis

    Organizers: LEAD Pierre Albin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Nalini Anantharaman (Université de Strasbourg), Colin Guillarmou (Université de Paris XI (Paris-Sud))
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    Microlocal analysis provides tools for the precise analysis of problems arising in areas such as partial differential equations or integral geometry by working in the phase space, i.e. the cotangent bundle, of the underlying manifold. It has origins in areas such as quantum mechanics and hyperbolic equations, in addition to the development of a general PDE theory, and has expanded tremendously over the last 40 years to the analysis of singular spaces, integral geometry, nonlinear equations, scattering theory, hyperbolic dynamical systems, probability… As this description shows microlocal analysis has become a very broad area. Due to its breadth, it is a challenge for researchers to be aware of what is happening in other parts of the field, and the impact this may have in their own research area. The purpose of this workshop is thus to bring together researchers from different parts of microlocal analysis and its applications to facilitate the transfer of new ideas. 

    Updated on Dec 05, 2019 10:59 AM PST
  23. Workshop Neural Theories of Cognition

    Organizers: David Eisenbud (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Adrienne Fairhall (University of Washington), John Maunsell (University of Chicago), Bruno Olshausen (University of California, Berkeley)

    The objective of the meeting is to bring theorists and theoretically-motivated experimentalists together to discuss promising theoretical frameworks for understanding cognitive processes and how these may be brought to bear on interpreting neural data or formulating new experiments. We hope that this meeting will be a chance to discuss future goals for theory in neuroscience: what are missing areas and emerging approaches that might help the field to make real progress in developing theories of brain function.

    Updated on Feb 27, 2020 04:25 PM PST
  24. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Microlocal Analysis

    Organizers: Pierre Albin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), LEAD Raluca Felea (Rochester Institute of Technology), Andras Vasy (Stanford University)
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    Microlocal analysis provides tools for the precise analysis of problems arising in areas such as partial differential equations or integral geometry by working in the phase space, i.e. the cotangent bundle, of the underlying manifold. It has origins in areas such as quantum mechanics and hyperbolic equations, in addition to the development of a general PDE theory, and has expanded tremendously over the last 40 years to the analysis of singular spaces, integral geometry, nonlinear equations, scattering theory… This workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to the field for postdocs and graduate students as well as specialists outside the field, building up from standard facts about the Fourier transform, distributions and basic functional analysis.

    Updated on Sep 05, 2019 01:10 PM PDT
  25. Workshop Connections for Women: Microlocal Analysis

    Organizers: Tanya Christiansen (University of Missouri), LEAD Raluca Felea (Rochester Institute of Technology)
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    This workshop will provide a gentle introduction to a selection of applications of microlocal analysis.  These may be drawn from among geometric microlocal analysis, inverse problems, scattering theory, hyperbolic dynamical systems,  quantum chaos and relativity.  The workshop will also provide  a panel discussion, a poster session and an introduction/research session. 

    This workshop is open to all mathematicians.

    Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:45 AM PDT
  26. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics

    Organizers: LEAD Jayadev Athreya (University of Washington), Sergei Gukov (California Institute of Technology), Andrew Neitzke (Yale University), Anna Wienhard (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
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    Holomorphic differentials on Riemann surfaces have long held a distinguished place in low dimensional geometry, dynamics and representation theory. Recently it has become apparent that they constitute a common feature of several other highly active areas of current research in mathematics and also at the interface with physics. In this introductory workshop, we will bring junior and senior researchers from this diverse range of subjects together in order to explore common themes and unexpected connections.

    Updated on Aug 22, 2019 10:50 AM PDT
  27. Workshop Connections for Women: Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics

    Organizers: Laura Fredrickson (Stanford University), Lotte Hollands (Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus), LEAD Qiongling Li (Chern Institute of Mathematics), Anna Wienhard (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), Grace Work (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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    This two-day workshop will consist of various talks given by prominent female mathematicians on topics of new developments in the role of holomorphic differentials on Riemann surfaces. These will be appropriate for graduate students, post-docs, and researchers in areas related to the program.  

    This workshop is open to all mathematicians.

    Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:48 AM PDT
  28. Summer Graduate School Toric Varieties (National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taipei)

    Organizers: David Cox (Amherst College), Henry Schenck (Auburn University)
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    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 Aug 08, 2019 09:27 AM PDT
  29. Summer Graduate School Mathematics of Machine Learning

    Organizers: Sebastien Bubeck (Microsoft Research), Anna Karlin (University of Washington), Adith Swaminathan (Microsoft Research)
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    Learning theory is a rich field at the intersection of statistics, probability, computer science, and optimization. Over the last decades the statistical learning approach has been successfully applied to many problems of great interest, such as bioinformatics, computer vision, speech processing, robotics, and information retrieval. These impressive successes relied crucially on the mathematical foundation of statistical learning.

    Recently, deep neural networks have demonstrated stunning empirical results across many applications like vision, natural language processing, and reinforcement learning. The field is now booming with new mathematical problems, and in particular, the challenge of providing theoretical foundations for deep learning techniques is still largely open. On the other hand, learning theory already has a rich history, with many beautiful connections to various areas of mathematics (e.g., probability theory, high dimensional geometry, game theory). The purpose of the summer school is to introduce graduate students (and advanced undergraduates) to these foundational results, as well as to expose them to the new and exciting modern challenges that arise in deep learning and reinforcement learning.

    Updated on Aug 01, 2019 10:00 AM PDT
  30. Summer Graduate School H-Principle (INdAM, Cortona, Italy)

    Organizers: LEAD Emmy Murphy (Northwestern University), Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo)
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    The image of a large sphere isometrically embedded into a small space through a C^1 embedding. (Attributions: E. Bartzos, V. Borrelli, R. Denis, F. Lazarus, D. Rohmer, B. Thibert)

    This two week summer school will introduce graduate students to the theory of h-principles.  After building up the theory from basic smooth topology, we will focus on more recent developments of the theory, particularly applications to symplectic and contact geometry, fluid dynamics, and foliation theory.

    Updated on Aug 08, 2019 09:31 AM PDT
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