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  1. Introductory Workshop: Diophantine Geometry

    Organizers: Hector Pasten (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Yunqing Tang (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Shou-Wu Zhang (Princeton University)
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    Rational points on a general type surface. Image by Hector Pasten.

    This will be a hybrid workshop with both in-person and virtual participation.

    This workshop will feature expository lectures about  current developments in  Diophantine geometry. This includes  the uniform Mordell—Lang for rational points on curves,  the  Andre—Oort conjecture for special points on Shimura varieties, and effective results via Chabauty method, and related topics in  Arakelov theory, unlikely intersections, arithmetic statistics, arithmetic dynamics, and p-adic Hodge theory.

    Updated on Jan 28, 2023 03:57 PM PST
  2. Shimura Varieties and L-functions

    Organizers: Michael Harris (Columbia University), David Loeffler (University of Warwick), Elena Mantovan (California Institute of Technology), Christopher Skinner (Princeton University), Sarah Zerbes (ETH Zürich), LEAD Wei Zhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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    Some Gaussian periods for the 29,070-th cyclotomic extension. Image credit: E. Eischen, based on earlier work by W. Duke, S. R. Garcia, T. Hyde, and R. Lutz

    The topical workshop will be dedicated to Shouwu Zhang, to mark the occasion of his 60th birthday, and to honour his numerous beautiful contributions to the theory of Shimura varieties and special values of L-functions. It will highlight cutting edge work on topics such as the construction of Euler systems; relations between special cycles on Shimura varieties and L-functions, such as generalized Gross-Zagier formulas and the Tate conjecture; the construction of Galois representations in cohomology; and related aspects of the theory of automorphic forms.

    Updated on Aug 25, 2021 03:20 PM PDT
  3. Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2023: Mentoring for Equity

    Organizers: Pamela Harris (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Abbe Herzig (AHH Consulting), LEAD Aris Winger (Georgia Gwinnett College), Michael Young (Carnegie Mellon University)

    The workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education: Mentoring for Equity aims to reach a broad audience of faculty and students in postsecondary mathematical sciences. Participants will learn about the evidence base for effective mentoring, with a focus on culturally responsive mentoring that supports all students and faculty along their mathematical paths. The workshop includes a combination of discussion of research evidence, review and adaptation of practical tools, and explicit training in effective mentoring, including how to bring these tools back to participants’ home institutions. The workshop intertwines objectives of increasing participants’ knowledge of the scholarship on effective mentoring, and engages participants in interactive activities to develop tangible skills as mentors and as mentor-trainers. Participants should come with a growth mindset, prepared to reflect on their experiences as mentors and mentees, and actively contribute to activities that build skills for implementing best mentoring practices.  This workshop will cultivate local and national mentoring communities that bring effective tools and strategies to mentoring, so that mentees can persist and thrive in research, teaching, education, and throughout their education and careers. One focus will be on addressing the individual mentoring needs of all faculty and students, including those who have been historically-marginalized in mathematics education and careers.

    Updated on Dec 07, 2022 04:23 PM PST
  4. MSRI / SLMath 40th Anniversary Symposium

    Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Charles Fefferman (Princeton University), Dan Freed (University of Texas, Austin), Kristin Lauter (Facebook AI Research (FAIR)), Dusa McDuff (Barnard College), Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley), Tatiana Toro (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath))
    Slmath 40th anniversary design

    In 2022-23, SLMath (formerly MSRI) celebrates 40 years of serving the mathematical sciences community through our topic-focused programs and workshops, and the general public via our national and global outreach initiatives. 

    Director Tatiana Toro and Deputy Director Hélène Barcelo invite the community to join us for a symposium to reflect upon these four decades of extraordinary activity.  This celebration will feature special guest speakers, panel discussions and an evening reception.

    This event is free and open to the public. Funding is extremely limited. 

    Updated on Jan 31, 2023 01:57 PM PST
  5. Degeneracy of Algebraic Points

    Organizers: Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston University), LEAD Mirela Ciperiani (University of Texas, Austin), Philipp Habegger (University of Basel), Wei Ho (Institute for Advanced Study), Hector Pasten (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Yunqing Tang (University of California, Berkeley), Shou-Wu Zhang (Princeton University)
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    A genus 2 curve over the reals and various p-adics. Image created by Prof. Jennifer Balakrishnan .

    In recent years, a number of techniques have led to outstanding progress on Lang-Vojta conjectures, such as the Subspace Theorem, p-adic approaches to finiteness, and modular methods. Similarly, spectacular progress has been achieved on unlikely intersection conjectures thanks to new methods and tools, such as height formulas for special points, connections to model theory, refined counting results, and new theorems of Ax-Shanuel type (bi-algebraic geometry). The goal of this workshop is to create the opportunity for these two groups to interact, to share their techniques, to update on the most recent progress, and to attack the outstanding open questions in the field.

    Updated on Feb 02, 2023 03:33 PM PST
  6. MIP* = RE and the Connes’ Embedding Problem

    Organizers: Michael Chapman (New York University, Courant Institute), Anand Natarajan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), William Slofstra (University of Waterloo), John Wright (University of Texas, Austin), Henry Yuen (Columbia University)

    This workshop is about the recent MIP*=RE result from quantum computational complexity, and the resulting resolution of the Connes embedding problem from the theory of von Neumann algebras. MIP*=RE connects the disparate areas of computational complexity theory, quantum information, operator algebras, and approximate representation theory. The aim of this workshop is to bridge this divide, by giving an in-depth exposition of the techniques used in the proof of MIP*=RE, and highlighting perspectives on the MIP*=RE result from operator algebras and approximate representation theory. In particular, this workshop will highlight connections with group stability, something that has not been covered in previous workshops. In addition to increasing understanding of the MIP*=RE proof, we hope that this will open up further applications of the ideas behind MIP*=RE in operator algebras.

    Updated on Jan 13, 2023 10:54 AM PST
  7. Connections Workshop: Algorithms, Fairness, and Equity

    Organizers: Vincent Conitzer (Carnegie Mellon University), LEAD Rachel Cummings (Columbia University), Ana-Andreea Stoica (University of California, Berkeley)
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    The Connections Workshop will welcome participants of all genders and identities, with the scope of fostering a sense of community, amplifying voices of those who identify as women, and providing avenues to allies to be helpful. The workshop particularly aims to increase visibility among junior women in fields adjacent to the topics of the general program, including but not limited to game-theoretic fairness, mechanism design, partition, networks, redistricting, and fairness in machine learning. This two-day workshop will include keynote speakers, lightning talks from participants, panel discussions on career advancement, breakout sessions by research areas, opportunities for networking, and other mentoring activities.

    Updated on Jan 03, 2023 03:41 PM PST
  8. Connections Workshop: Commutative Algebra

    Organizers: Christine Berkesch (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Louiza Fouli (New Mexico State University), Maria Evelina Rossi (Università di Genova), LEAD Alexandra Seceleanu (University of Nebraska)
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    Emmy Noether (1882-1935), a prominent founder of commutative ring theory

    This two-day workshop will feature the work of mathematicians in commutative algebra who identify as women or another marginalized gender. The talks will be appropriate for graduate students, post-docs, and researchers in areas related to the program. This meeting aims to support young researchers. The format will include plenary talks, poster sessions, panel discussions, as well as the opportunity for informal discussions and connections.  The workshop is open to all mathematicians, and members of historically excluded groups and identities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Updated on Nov 04, 2022 04:05 PM PDT
  9. Introductory Workshop: Commutative Algebra

    Organizers: Srikanth Iyengar (University of Utah), Claudia Miller (Syracuse University), Claudia Polini (University of Notre Dame), LEAD Anurag Singh (University of Utah)
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    Fractal behavior of local cohomology. For details, see arXiv:2210.03656 by Gao and Raicu

    The Introductory Workshop will feature lecture series devoted to some recent breakthrough results in commutative algebra, and to new developments in core areas of the field.  It will also highlight links to other areas such as arithmetic geometry, representation theory, noncommutative geometry, and singularity theory.

    Updated on Oct 31, 2022 04:02 PM PDT
  10. Artin groups and arrangements: topology, geometry, and combinatorics

    Organizers: Christin Bibby (Louisiana State University), Ruth Charney (Brandeis University), Giovanni Paolini (California Institute of Technology), Mario Salvetti (Università di Pisa)
    Affine arrangement
    The affine line arrangement of type C with different lattices and toric arrangements arising from it.

    This workshop brings together experts from different areas to discuss and foster collaboration on several topics of current interest related to Artin groups such as the K(π, 1) conjecture, hyperplane arrangements and abelian arrangements, combinatorial structures associated with dual Coxeter systems, and complexes of nonpositive curvature.

    Updated on Dec 05, 2022 10:47 AM PST
  11. Recent Developments in Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry

    Organizers: Arend Bayer (University of Edinburgh), Graham Leuschke (Syracuse University), Alexander Polishchuk (University of Oregon), Susan Sierra (University of Edinburgh), Yan Soibelman (Kansas State University), Spela Spenko (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Gregory Stevenson (Aarhus University)
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    Optical illusion staircase

    This workshop will give an overview of recent developments in non-commutative algebraic geometry, including NC projective AG, NC resolutions, semiorthogonal decompositions, enhancements of derived categories, and connections to homological mirror symmetry, to enumerative AG, to moduli spaces and to birational geometry. It will in particular focus on speakers who have built new bridges between these topics.

    Updated on Nov 30, 2022 09:03 AM PST
  12. Recent Developments in Commutative Algebra

    Organizers: Daniel Erman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Linquan Ma (Purdue University), LEAD Karl Schwede (University of Utah), Karen Smith (University of Michigan), Andrew Snowden (University of Michigan), Irena Swanson (Purdue University)

    Many long-standing conjectures in commutative algebra have been solved in recent years, often through the introduction of new methods that are quickly becoming central to the field.  This workshop will bring together a wide array of researchers in commutative algebra and related fields, with the goal of forging new connections among topics, and with a particular emphasis on transformative new methods.

    Created on Jul 27, 2022 02:01 PM PDT
  13. Advances in Lie Theory, Representation Theory and Combinatorics: Inspired by the work of Georgia M. Benkart

    Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University), Gail Letzter, Daniel Nakano (University of Georgia), Arun Ram (University of Melbourne)
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    This workshop will have a view to the future of a broad spectrum of topics including

    • structure and classification of finite dimensional Lie algebras and superalgebras in characteristic p
    • structure of infinite dimensional Lie algebras and their representations
    • deformation theory of algebras, double constructions and elemental Lie algebras
    • diagram algebras and combinatorial representation theory
    • algebraic combinatorics of groups of Lie type:characters, Schur-Weyl duality, Bratteli diagrams, and McKay correspondences
    • quantum groups and crystal bases, particularly for superalgebras and affine algebras
    • examples of fusion categories arising from representations of Drinfeld doubles and other algebras
    • cohomology for finite tensor categories with applications to its underlying geometry

    This meeting will feature principal contributors in these areas in a celebration of the work of Georgia Benkart. With the same focus and tenacity that Georgia always had, we will strive to provide a conference full of beautiful mathematics, incredible inspiration, and the warmth of Georgia’s welcoming personality to our field and our community.

    Updated on Dec 08, 2022 08:40 AM PST