
Workshop Shimura Varieties and LFunctions
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)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 Lfunctions. It will highlight cutting edge work on topics such as the construction of Euler systems; relations between special cycles on Shimura varieties and Lfunctions, such as generalized GrossZagier formulas and the Tate conjecture; the construction of Galois representations in cohomology; and related aspects of the theory of automorphic forms.
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 09:32 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Diophantine Geometry
Organizers: Hector Pasten (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Yunqing Tang (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD ShouWu Zhang (Princeton University)This will be a hybrid workshop with both inperson 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 padic Hodge theory.
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 12:21 PM PST 
Workshop Connections Workshop: Diophantine Geometry
Organizers: Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston University), LEAD Yunqing Tang (University of California, Berkeley)This will be a hybrid workshop with both inperson and virtual participation.
This workshop will highlight talks on various aspects of Diophantine Geometry. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers at different career stages and of various backgrounds in order to establish new collaborations and mentoring relationships. Although we will showcase the research of mathematicians who identify as women or gender minorities, this workshop is open to all.
Updated on Feb 10, 2023 12:45 PM PST 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Algebraic Cycles, LValues, and Euler Systems
Organizers: Henri Darmon (McGill University), LEAD Ellen Eischen (University of Oregon), Benjamin Howard (Boston College), Elena Mantovan (California Institute of Technology)This will be a hybrid workshop with both inperson and virtual participation.
The Introductory Workshop aims to provide a coherent overview of current research in algebraic cycles, Lvalues, Euler systems, and the many connections between them. This includes the study of special cycles on Shimura varieties and moduli spaces of shtukas, integral representations of Lvalues and the construction of padic Lfunctions, and the construction of Euler systems from special elements in Chow groups or higher Chow groups of Shimura varieties. Workshop lectures will be organized into short lecture series, so as to allow each series to begin with expository lectures on foundational results before moving on to current research. This workshop is held in honor of mathematician Bernadette PerrinRiou.
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 01:40 PM PST 
Workshop Connections Workshop: Algebraic Cycles, LValues, and Euler Systems
Organizers: Henri Darmon (McGill University), Ellen Eischen (University of Oregon), Benjamin Howard (Boston College), LEAD Elena Mantovan (California Institute of Technology)This will be a hybrid workshop with both inperson and virtual participation.
The Connections Workshop features presentations by both leading researchers and promising newcomers whose research has contact with the interrelated topics of algebraic cycles, Lvalues, and Euler systems. The goal is to present a variety of diverse results, so as to forge new connections, foster collaborative projects, and establish mentoring relationships. While emphasis will be placed on the work of women mathematicians, the workshop is open to all researchers. This workshop is held in honor of mathematician Bernadette PerrinRiou.
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 02:45 PM PST 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Floer Homotopical Methods in Low Dimensional and Symplectic Topology
Organizers: LEAD Mohammed Abouzaid (Columbia University), Andrew Blumberg (Columbia University), Jennifer Hom (Georgia Institute of Technology), Emmy Murphy (Northwestern University), Sucharit Sarkar (University of California, Los Angeles)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation only available to members of the semesterlong program and invited guests. Online participation will be open to all who register. Due to limited capacity, mathematicians who have not received an official invitation will not be permitted to enter the institute.
The workshop will focus on the interaction between homotopy theory and symplectic topology and low dimensional topology that is mediated by Floer theory. Among the topics covered are foundational questions, applications to concrete geometric questions, and the relationship with finite dimensional approaches.
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 09:29 AM PST 
Workshop Modern Math Workshop 2022
Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Philip Hammer (Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation), Christian Ratsch (University of California, Los Angeles; Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)), Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College; Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM))ALL FUNDING FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN ALLOCATED
As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, the six NSFfunded U.S. mathematics institutes will host their annual SACNAS preconference event, the 2022 Modern Math Workshop (MMW). The Modern Math Workshop encourages undergraduates from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, and builds research and networking opportunities among undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs.
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 08:49 AM PST 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] New FourDimensional Gauge Theories
Organizers: Andriy Haydys (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Lotte Hollands (HeriotWatt University, Riccarton Campus), LEAD ElenyNicoleta Ionel (Stanford University), Richard Thomas (Imperial College, London), Thomas Walpuski (HumboldtUniversität)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation only available to members of the semesterlong program and invited guests. Online participation will be open to all who register. Due to limited capacity, mathematicians who have not received an official invitation will not be permitted to enter the institute.
This workshop will bring together researchers working on new fourdimensional gauge theories from the perspectives of differential geometry, algebraic geometry, and physics. Over the last 25 years, physicists have made tantalizing conjectures relating the Vafa–Witten equation to modular forms and the Kapustin–Witten and Haydys–Witten equations to knot theory and the geometric Langlands programme. The analytical challenges in the way of establishing these predictions are now being pursued vigorously. More recently, algebraic geometers have had enormous success in confirming and refining Vafa–Witten's predictions for projective surfaces. The workshop will serve as a platform for reporting on recent progress and exchanging ideas in all of these areas, with the aim of strengthening existing and fostering new interactions.
Updated on Nov 01, 2022 09:11 AM PDT 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Introductory Workshop: Floer Homotopy Theory
Organizers: Sheel Ganatra (University of Southern California), Tyler Lawson (University of Minnesota Twin Cities), LEAD Robert Lipshitz (University of Oregon), Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program and speakers. Online participation will be open to all who register.
Over the last decade, there has been a wealth of new applications of homotopytheoretic techniques to Floer homology in lowdimensional topology and symplectic geometry, including Manolescu’s disproof of the highdimensional Triangulation Conjecture and AbouzaidBlumberg’s proof of the Arnol’d Conjecture in finite characteristic. Conversely, results in Floer theory and categorification have opened new directions of research in homotopy theory, from string topology to SLie algebras. The goal of this workshop is to introduce researchers in Floer theory to modern techniques and questions in homotopy theory and, conversely, introduce researchers in homotopy theory to ideas underlying Floer theory and its applications.
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 10:52 AM PDT 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Connections Workshop: Floer Homotopy Theory
Organizers: Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), LEAD Kristen Hendricks (Rutgers University), Ailsa Keating (University of Cambridge)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program, speakers and a limited number of invited participants. Online participation will be open to all who register.
This workshop will feature talks by experts in Floer theory (and its applications to lowdimensional topology) and homotopy theory. It will include two expository lectures aimed at graduate students and other researchers who are new to the field, as well as a sequence of research talks and a contributed talks session. There will also be a panel discussion focusing 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 Sep 15, 2022 08:32 AM PDT 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Introductory Workshop: Analytic and Geometric Aspects of Gauge Theory
Organizers: LEAD Aleksander Doan (University of Cambridge; University College London), Lorenzo Foscolo (University College London), Laura Fredrickson (University of Oregon), Ruxandra Moraru (University of Waterloo), Michael Singer (University College London)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program and speakers. Online participation will be open to all who register.
The workshop will highlight the utility and impact of gauge theory in other areas of math. Minicourses will cover the historical utility and impact of gauge theory in areas including lowdimensional topology, algebraic geometry, and the analysis of PDE; additional talks will cover more recent directions.
Updated on Sep 01, 2022 11:06 AM PDT 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Connections Workshop: Analytic and Geometric Aspects of Gauge Theory
Organizers: Lara Anderson (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), LEAD Laura Schaposnik (University of Illinois at Chicago)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program, speakers and a limited number of invited participants. Online participation will be open to all who register.
This twoday workshop will consist of various talks given by prominent female mathematicians on topics of analytic and geometric aspects of gauge theory. These will be appropriate for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in areas related to the program. The meeting aims to support young researchers working in analytic and geometric aspects of gauge theory by facilitating mentoring from senior colleagues and helping towards the development of crucial professional skills. The format will include mentoring pairings, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions as well as the opportunity for informal discussions and connections.
Updated on Sep 01, 2022 11:02 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Sums of Squares Method in Geometry, Combinatorics and Optimization (BIRS)
Organizers: LEAD Grigoriy Blekherman (Georgia Institute of Technology), Annie Raymond (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Cynthia Vinzant (University of Washington)The study of nonnegative polynomials and sums of squares is a classical area of real algebraic geometry dating back to Hilbert’s 17th problem. It also has rich connections to real analysis via duality and moment problems. In the last 15 years, sums of squares relaxations have found a wide array of applications from very applied areas (e.g., robotics, computer vision, and machine learning) to theoretical applications (e.g., extremal combinatorics, theoretical computer science). Also, an intimate connection between sums of squares and classical algebraic geometry has been found. Work in this area requires a blend of ideas and techniques from algebraic geometry, convex geometry and representation theory. After an introduction to nonnegative polynomials, sums of squares and semidefinite optimization, we will focus on the following three topics:
 Sums of squares on real varieties (sets defined by real polynomial equations) and connections with classical algebraic geometry.
 Sums of squares method for proving graph density inequalities in extremal combinatorics. Here addition and multiplication take place in the gluing algebra of partially labelled graphs.
 Sums of squares relaxations for convex hulls of real varieties and thetabodies with applications in optimization.
The summer school will give a selfcontained introduction aimed at beginning graduate students, and introduce participants to the latest developments. In addition to attending the lectures, students will meet in intensive problem and discussion sessions that will explore and extend the topics developed in the lectures.
Updated on Apr 07, 2022 02:41 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Tropical Geometry
Organizers: Renzo Cavalieri (Colorado State University), Hannah Markwig (EberhardKarlsUniversität Tübingen), Dhruv Ranganathan (University of Cambridge)Enumerative geometry and the theory of moduli spaces of curves are two cornerstones of modern algebraic geometry; the two subjects have had a significant influence on each other. In the last 15 years, discrete and combinatorial methods, systematized within tropical geometry, have begun to provide new avenues of access into these two subjects. The goal of this summer school is to give students crash courses in tropical and logarithmic geometry, with a particular focus on the applications in enumerative geometry and moduli theory. The school will consist of three courses of seven lectures each:
 Enumeration of tropical curves/ by Hannah Markwig
 Curve counting in tropical and algebraic geometry by Renzo Cavalieri
 Logarithmic geometry and stable map/s by Dhruv Ranganathan
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 03:03 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Mathematics of Machine Learning (INdAM and Courant Institute)
Organizers: Sebastien Bubeck (Microsoft Research)This school is offered in partnership with Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (INdAM) and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
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 12, 2022 11:42 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Topological Methods for the Discrete Mathematician
Organizers: Pavle Blagojevic (Freie Universität Berlin), Florian Frick (Carnegie Mellon University), Shira Zerbib (Iowa State University)Recently, progress in the field of topological methods in discrete mathematics has been rapid and has generated a lot of activity with the resolution of major open problems, the emergence of new lines of inquiry, and the development of new tools. These exciting new developments have not been digested into a textbook treatment. The two main goals of this school are to:
 Provide graduate students with a thorough introduction to novel topological techniques and to a handful of their applications in the fields of combinatorics and discrete geometry with short glimpses into mathematical mechanics and algorithm complexity.
 Expose students to current research, and guide them in research on open problems in discrete mathematics using modern topological tools.
The summer school will lead participants from appealing, simpletostate problems at confluence of combinatorics, geometry, and topology to sophisticated topological methods that are required for their resolution. In recent years topological methods have found numerous novel applications in mathematics and beyond, such as in data science, machine learning, economics, the social sciences, and biology. The problems we will discuss are particularly wellsuited to rapidly put students in a position to approach related research questions.
Updated on Feb 14, 2023 01:39 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School MSRINCTS Joint Summer School: Recent Topics in Well Posedness
Organizers: Jungkai Chen (National Taiwan University), Mimi Dai (University of Illinois at Chicago), Yoshikazu Giga (University of Tokyo), Tsuyoshi Yoneda (Hitotsubashi University)This school is offered in partnership with the National Center for Theoretical Sciences.
The purpose of the workshop is to introduce graduate students to fundamental results on the NavierStokes and the Euler equations, with special emphasis on the solvability of its initial value problem with rough initial data as well as the large time behavior of a solution. These topics have long research history. However, recent studies clarify the problems from a broad point of view, not only from analysis but also from detailed studies of orbit of the flow.
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 11:40 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School 2022 Joint PCMI School: Number Theory Informed by Computation
Organizers: Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Bjorn Poonen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Akshay Venkatesh (Institute for Advanced Study)The PCMI graduate summer school program in 2022 will consist of a sequence of 11 minicourses. The lecturers and topics for these minicourses are listed below. Each minicourse is accompanied by a problem session. The topics are arranged so that there is good material and opportunities for learning both for less experienced students as well as more advanced students. Beyond their attendance in these minicourse sessions, all graduate participants will be able to take part in the substantial other benefits of a PCMI session. This includes the opportunity to interact with the researchers in residence and take part in the research seminar component of PCMI. Many graduate students also interact in significant ways with the undergraduate cohort,,the undergraduate faculty cohort, and may also participate in the many pedagogically focused activities which form part of the K12 Teacher Leadership Program and the Workshop for Equity in Mathematics Education. PCMI includes numerous crossprogram activities to help members from all these groups interact with one another.
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 03:52 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Metric Geometry and Geometric Analysis (Oxford, United Kingdom)
Organizers: LEAD Cornelia Drutu (University of Oxford), Panos Papazoglou (University of Oxford)The purpose of the summer school is to introduce graduate students to key mainstream directions in the recent development of geometry, which sprang from Riemannian Geometry in an attempt to use its methods in various contexts of nonsmooth geometry. This concerns recent developments in metric generalizations of the theory of nonpositively curved spaces and discretizations of methods in geometry, geometric measure theory and global analysis. The metric geometry perspective gave rise to new results and problems in Riemannian Geometry as well.
All these themes are intertwined and have developed either together or greatly influencing one another. The summer school will introduce some of the latest developments and the remaining open problems in these very modern areas, and will emphasize their synergy.
Updated on Feb 14, 2022 12:29 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures 2022: Floer Homotopy Theory
Organizers: Kristen Hendricks (Rutgers University), Ailsa Keating (University of Cambridge), Robert Lipshitz (University of Oregon), Liam Watson (University of British Columbia), Ben Williams (University of British Columbia)The idea of stable homotopy refinements of Floer homology was first introduced by Cohen, Jones, and Segal in a 1994 paper, but it was only in the last decade that this idea became a key tool in lowdimensional and symplectic topology. The two crowning achievements of these techniques so far are Manolescu's use of his Pin(2)equivariant SeibergWitten Floer homotopy type to resolve the Triangulation Conjecture and AbouzaidBlumberg's use of Floer homotopy theory and Morava Ktheory to prove the general Arnol'd Conjecture in finite characteristic. During this period, a range of related techniques, included under the umbrella of Floer homotopy theory, have also led to important advances, including involutive Heegaard Floer homology, Smith theory for Lagrangian intersections, homotopy coherence, and further connections between string topology and Floer theory. These in turn have sparked developments in algebraic topology, ranging from developments on Lie algebras in derived algebraic geometry to new computations of equivariant Mahowald invariants to new results on topological Hochschild homology.
The goal of the summer school is to provide participants the tools in symplectic geometry and stable homotopy theory required to work on Floer homotopy theory. Students will come away with a basic understanding of some of the key techniques, questions, and challenges in both of these fields. The summer school may be particularly valuable for participants with a solid understanding of one of the two fields who want to learn more about the other and the connections between them.Updated on May 27, 2022 09:41 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Random Graphs
Organizers: Louigi AddarioBerry (McGill University), Remco van der Hofstad (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)The topic of random graphs is at the forefront of applied probability, and it is one of the central topics in multidisciplinary science where mathematical ideas are used to model and understand the real world. At the same time, random graphs pose challenging mathematical problems that have attracted the attention from probabilists and combinatorialists since the 1960, with the pioneering work of Erdös and Rényi. Around the turn of the millennium, very large data sets started to become available, and several applied disciplines started to realize that many realworld networks, even though they are from various different origins, share many fascinating features. In particular, many of such networks are small worlds, meaning that graph distances in them are typically quite small, and they are scalefree, in the sense that there are enormous differences in the number of connections that their elements make. In particular, such networks are quite different from the classical random graph models, such as proposed by Erdös and Rényi.
Updated on Jul 14, 2022 09:37 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Algebraic Theory of Differential and Difference Equations, Model Theory and their Applications
Organizers: LEAD Alexey Ovchinnikov (Queens College, CUNY), Anand Pillay (University of Notre Dame), Thomas Scanlon (University of California, Berkeley)The purpose of the summer school will be to introduce graduate students to effective methods in algebraic theories of differential and difference equations with emphasis on their modeltheoretic foundations and to demonstrate recent applications of these techniques to studying dynamic models arising in sciences. While these topics comprise a coherent and rich subject, they appear in graduate coursework in at best a piecemeal way, and then only as components of classes for other aims. With this Summer Graduate School, students will learn both the theoretical basis of differential and difference algebra and how to use these methods to solve practical problems. Beyond the lectures, the graduate students will meet daily in problem sessions and will participate in oneonone mentoring sessions with the lecturers and organizers.
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 02:38 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School New Directions in Representation Theory (AMSI and U. of Hawaii, Hilo)
Organizers: Angela Coughlin (Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute), Joseph Grotowski (University of Queensland), Tim Marchant (Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute), Ole Warnaar (University of Queensland), Geordie Williamson (University of Sydney)This school is offered in partnership with the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and the University of Hawaii, Hilo.
Representation Theory has undergone a revolution in recent years, with the development of what is now known as higher representation theory. In particular, the notion of categorification has led to the resolution of many problems previously considered to be intractable.
The school will begin by providing students with a brief but thorough introduction to what could be termed the “bread and butter of modern representation theory”, i.e., compact Lie groups and their representation theory; character theory; structure theory of algebraic groups.
We will then continue on to a number of more specialized topics. The final mix will depend on discussions with the prospective lecturers, but we envisage such topics as:
• modular representation theory of finite groups (blocks, defect groups, Broué’s conjecture);
• perverse sheaves and the geometric Satake correspondence;
• the representation theory of real Lie groups.
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 11:38 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Geometric Flows (Crete, Greece)
Organizers: Nicholas Alikakos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (University of Athens)), Panagiota Daskalopoulos (Columbia University)[The image on this vase from Minoan Crete, dated on 15002000 BC, resembles an ancient solution to the Curve shortening flow  one of the most basic geometric flows. The vase is at Heraklion Archaeological Museum]
This summer graduate school is a collaboration between MSRI and the FORTHIACM Institute in Crete. The purpose of the school is to introduce graduate students to some of the most important geometric evolution equations. Information about the location of the summer school can be found here.
This is an area of geometric analysis that lies at the interface of differential geometry and partial differential equations. The lectures will begin with an introduction to nonlinear diffusion equations and continue with classical results on the Ricci Flow, the Mean curvature flow and other fully nonlinear extrinsic flows such as the Gauss curvature flow. The lectures will also include geometric applications such as isoperimetric inequalities, topological applications such as the Poincaré onjecture, as well as recent important developments related to the study of singularities and ancient solutions.
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 12:18 PM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2022: Algebraic Methods in Mathematical Biology
Organizers: LEAD Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY)), Rebecca Garcia (Sam Houston State University), Candice Price (Smith College), Anne Shiu (Texas A & M University; Texas A&M University)The MSRIUP summer program is designed to serve a diverse group of undergraduate students who would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.
In 2022, MSRIUP will focus on Algebraic Methods in Mathematical Biology. The research program will be led by Dr. Anne Shiu, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Texas A&M University.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 02:38 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Integral Equations and Applications
Organizers: Fioralba Cakoni (Rutgers University), Dorina Mitrea (Baylor University), Irina Mitrea (Temple University), Shari Moskow (Drexel University)The field of Integral Equations has a long and distinguished history, being the driving force behind many fundamental developments in various areas of mathematics including Harmonic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Potential Theory, Scattering Theory, Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis, Operator Theory, Mathematical Physics and Numerical Analysis.
This school will:
 introduce graduate students to the systematic study of integral equations;
 present some of the latest theoretical advancements in the field and open problems; and
 involve participants in a handson discovery lab focused on deriving results about integral operators in two dimensions relevant for both the theoretical and numerical treatment of Integral Equations in two dimensions. The curriculum of this program will be accessible and will have a broad appeal to graduate students from a variety of mathematical areas (both theoretical and applied).
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 09:23 AM PDT 
Workshop May 12, a Celebration for Women in Mathematics, year 2022
Organizers: Ini Adinya (University of Ibadan), MariaGrazia ASCENZI (University of California Los Angeles), Hajer Bahouri (Laboratoire JacquesLouis Lions; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Lenore Blum (University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon University), Donatella Danielli (Arizona State University), Shanna Dobson (University of California, Riverside), Malena Espanol (Arizona State University), Vasiliki Evdoridou (The Open University), Olubunmi FadipeJoseph (University of Ilorin), Anna Fino (Università di Torino), Adi Glucksam (Northwestern University), Eriko Hironaka (Florida State University), M.E. Hogan (Texas Tech University), Kyounghee Kim (Florida State University), KueiNuan Lin (Pennsylvania State University), Liangbing Luo (University of Connecticut), LEAD Ornella Mattei (San Francisco State University), Betul OrcanEkmekci (Rice University), Leticia Pardo Simon (University of Manchester), Julia Plavnik (Indiana University), Palina Salanevich (Universiteit Utrecht), Awais Shaukat (Government College University Lahore), Tara Taylor (St. Francis Xavier University)MSRI's 2022 Celebration of Women in Math event will be for graduate students, with a focus on "How to build a Career in Math". It will be a hybrid workshop, with online and inperson activities at satellite institutions.
The event will include a panel discussion, social activities, and breakout sessions on the following topics:
 Finding (having) mentors
 How to build a network and collaborations
 How to become an independent researcher
 How to balance teaching/research/admin/life
Registration is open.
Updated on May 26, 2022 02:41 PM PDT 
Workshop Adventurous Berkeley Complex Dynamics
Organizers: Mikhail Lyubich (State University of New York, Stony Brook), LEAD Jasmin Raissy (Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux), LEAD Roland Roeder (Indiana UniversityPurdue University), Dierk Schleicher (Université d'AixMarseille (AMU))This workshop will focus on complex dynamics in one and several variables. We will bring toghether experts in rational dynamics, transcendental dynamics, and dynamics in several complex variables in order to get new perspective and foster discussions in a warm and stimulating atmosphere. A special focus will be put on the interactions between one dimensional and higher dimensional complex dynamics, and on connections with adjacent areas of mathematics.
Updated on May 05, 2022 11:17 AM PDT 
Workshop The Analysis and Geometry of Random Spaces
Organizers: Nikolai Makarov (California Institute of Technology), LEAD Steffen Rohde (University of Washington), Eero Saksman (University of Helsinki), Amanda Turner (University of Lancaster), Fredrik Viklund (Royal Institute of Technology), JangMei Wu (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign)The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers whose work contributes to the study of random structures that exhibit some form of conformal selfsimilarity. Notable examples include the SchrammLoewner evolution SLE, the Brownian map and random trees, Liouville Quantum Gravity, and Conformal Field Theory. A particular focus will be the discussion of analytic tools needed to address the challenges arising from the often rough underlying sets and spaces.
Updated on Apr 08, 2022 01:06 PM PDT 
Workshop [Virtual] Hot Topics: Regularity Theory for Minimal Surfaces and Mean Curvature Flow
Organizers: Christine Breiner (Brown University), Otis Chodosh (Stanford University), Luca Spolaor (University of California, San Diego), Lu Wang (Yale University)This workshop will explore connections between the regularity theory of minimal surfaces and of mean curvature flow. Recent breakthroughs have improved our understanding of singularity formation in both settings but the current research trends are becoming increasingly disparate. Experts from both areas will present their research and there will be ample free time to establish connections between the topics.
Updated on Mar 23, 2022 04:41 PM PDT 
Workshop [Hybrid Workshop] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2022: Initiating, Sustaining, and Researching Mathematics Department Transformation of Introductory Courses for STEM Majors
Organizers: Naneh Apkarian (Arizona State University), David Bressoud (Macalester College), Pamela Burdman (Just Equations), Jamylle Carter (Diablo Valley college), Ted Coe (Northwest Evaluation Association), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Estrella Johnson (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), W Gary Martin (Auburn University), Michael O'Sullivan (San Diego State University), LEAD Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), Daniel Reinholz (San Diego State University), Wendy Smith (University of Nebraska), David Webb (University of Colorado at Boulder)The world is changing, along with perceptions. Many call for the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning, for both citizenry and STEM preparation. To achieve sustainable change, though, the focus needs to extend from individuals to systems. It is not enough to change one classroom or one course. Transformation requires change at all levels: in teaching, programmatic practices, and institutions. This workshop will bring together teachers and researchers from universities, community colleges, and K12 schools to explore the reasons for and processes by which change in university mathematics departments is initiated, promoted, and sustained and lessons learned from change efforts in K12. It will review what we know about change at all levels and reflect on stories of failure and success.
Updated on Mar 14, 2022 12:02 PM PDT 
Workshop [Virtual] Hot Topics: Foundations of Stable, Generalizable and Transferable Statistical Learning
Organizers: LEAD Peter Bühlmann (ETH Zurich), John Duchi (Stanford University), Elizabeth Tipton (Northwestern University), Bin Yu (University of California, Berkeley)Despite the remarkable success in extracting information from complex and (often) largescale datasets over the last two decades, further progress is needed to making automated statistical and machine learning algorithms more reliable, robust, interpretable and trustworthy. This workshop has its focus on foundational aspects of this goal, linking areas at the interface between statistics, optimization, machine learning and computer science, such as distributional robustness and stability, adversarial and transfer learning, generalizability and meta analysis, and causality.
Updated on Mar 15, 2022 10:01 AM PDT 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Introductory Workshop: Complex Dynamics  from special families to natural generalizations in one and several variables
Organizers: Anna Miriam Benini (Università di Parma), Fabrizio Bianchi (Université de Lille), Mikhail Hlushchanka (Universiteit Utrecht), LEAD Dylan Thurston (Indiana University)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program. Online participation will be open to all who register.
This workshop is built around four minicourses that will introduce the participants to a range of recent techniques in various areas of holomorphic dynamics, given by specialists in these topics. The event is complemented by a series of talks by leaders in the field, aimed at a large audience and presenting current research directions in the area.
Updated on Mar 01, 2022 11:28 AM PST 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Connections Workshop: Complex Dynamics  from special families to natural generalizations in one and several variables
Organizers: Núria Fagella (University of Barcelona), LEAD Tanya Firsova (Kansas State University), Thomas Gauthier (Université ParisSaclay), Sarah Koch (University of Michigan)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program. Online participation will be open to all who register.
This workshop will feature lectures on a variety of topics in complex dynamics, given by prominent researchers in the field, as well as presentations by younger participants. It precedes the introductory workshop and will preview the major research themes of the semester program. There will be a panel discussion focusing on issues particularly relevant to junior researchers, women, and minorities, as well as other social events. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Mar 01, 2022 11:28 AM PST 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Introductory Workshop: The Analysis and Geometry of Random Spaces
Organizers: LEAD Mario Bonk (University of California, Los Angeles), Joan Lind (University of Tennessee), Steffen Rohde (University of Washington), Fredrik Viklund (Royal Institute of Technology)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program. Online participation will be open to all who register.
This workshop will introduce some of the major themes in probability and geometric analysis that will be relevant for the semesterlong program. A series of short minicourses will give participants the opportunity to learn about important subjects such as the SchrammLoewner evolution (SLE) or the Gaussian free field (GFF), for example. The workshop will also include "visionary" lectures by prominent researchers who will outline fruitful directions for future research.
Updated on Mar 01, 2022 11:34 AM PST 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Connections Workshop: The Analysis and Geometry of Random Spaces
Organizers: Mario Bonk (University of California, Los Angeles), LEAD Joan Lind (University of Tennessee), Eero Saksman (University of Helsinki), JangMei Wu (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program. Online participation will be open to all who register.
The Connections Workshop will feature talks on a variety of topics related to the analysis and geometry of random spaces. It will preview the research themes of the semester program and will highlight the work of women in the field. There will be a panel discussion as well as other social events. This workshop is directly prior to the Introductory Workshop, and participants are encouraged to participate in both workshops. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Mar 01, 2022 11:34 AM PST 
Workshop Blackwell Tapia Conference 2021
Organizers: David Banks (Duke University), Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Lloyd Douglas, Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Mariel Vazquez (University of California, Davis), Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College; Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM))MSRI and the Mathematical Science Institutes Diversity Initiative (MSIDI) are pleased to announce that the 2021 BlackwellTapia Conference (rescheduled from Fall 2020), will be held simultaneously at four locations nationwide. The conference will celebrate the 2020 BlackwellTapia prize winner, Tatiana Toro (University of Washington), who has recently been announced as the next Director of MSRI, effective August 2022.
ONLY REGISTRATIONS FOR VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ARE BEING ACCEPTED AS OF NOVEMBER 8.
Choose from four host sites nationwide:
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): Berkeley, California
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM): Los Angeles, California
Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI): Chicago, Illinois
Institute for Advanced Study (IAS): Princeton, New JerseyUpdated on Nov 08, 2021 10:30 AM PST 
Workshop ChernSimons and Other Topological Field Theories
Organizers: Stephon Alexander (Brown University), Fiona Burnell (University of Minnesota), David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley), Dan Freed (University of Texas, Austin), Joel Moore (University of California, Berkeley), John Morgan (Columbia University)The introduction of the ChernSimons differential form in 1972 catalyzed a remarkable series of developments across mathematics and physics, continuing to the present day.
The classical ChernSimons invariant provides an obstruction to immersing a 3manifold conformally into Euclidean 4space, while the quantum ChernSimons invariants in topological field theories gave rise to many new developments in knot theory. In physics, the ChernSimons action for gauge fields is widely discussed as an alternative or supplement to conventional Maxwell and Einstein theories. Topological field theories encode the fractional statistics of emergent anyon particles in condensed matter.
This workshop will cover the current state of the manifold areas in mathematics and physics in which ChernSimons and other topological field theories have had a dramatic impact, as well as their appearance in new areas ranging from integrability to number theory.
ShiingShen Chern, the founding Director of MSRI was born on October 28, 1911 in Jiaxing, China. We join the Chern Institute of Mathematics at Nankai University and the Yau Mathematical Sciences Center at Tsinghua University in celebrating Professor Chern's 110th Birthday, following Chinese tradition.
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 10:10 AM PST 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] 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; International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA/ISAS)), Alexander Its (Indiana UniversityPurdue University), Sandrine Peche (Université de Paris VII (Denis Diderot))This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program. Online participation will be open to all who register. 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, YangBaxter equation, KarlinMcGregor formula, Macdonald process, and stochastic six vertex model.
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 11:48 AM PST 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Connections and Introductory Workshop: Universality and Integrability in Random Matrix Theory and Interacting Particle Systems, Part 2
Organizers: Gérard Ben Arous (New York University, Courant Institute), Ioana Dumitriu (University of California, San Diego), Alice Guionnet (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Alisa Knizel (The University of Chicago), Sylvia Serfaty (New York University, Courant Institute), HorngTzer Yau (Harvard University)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program. Online participation will be open to all who register.
This 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.
In addition, this workshop will also 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. There will be some special activities originally planned for the Connections Workshop: 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 Aug 03, 2021 04:18 PM PDT 
Workshop [HYBRID WORKSHOP] Connections and Introductory Workshop: Universality and Integrability in Random Matrix Theory and Interacting Particle Systems, Part 1
Organizers: Gérard Ben Arous (New York University, Courant Institute), Ivan Corwin (Columbia University), Ioana Dumitriu (University of California, San Diego), Alice Guionnet (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Alisa Knizel (The University of Chicago), Sylvia Serfaty (New York University, Courant Institute), HorngTzer Yau (Harvard University)This will be a hybrid workshop with inperson participation by members of the semesterlong program. Online participation will be open to all who register. This 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 Sep 29, 2021 09:49 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Foundations and Frontiers of Probabilistic Proofs (Virtual School)
Organizers: Alessandro Chiesa (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)), Tom Gur (University of Warwick)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 complexitytheoretic study of proof verification has led to exciting reenvisionings of mathematical proofs. For example, probabilistically checkable proofs (PCPs) admit localtoglobal 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 ultrafast protocols that allow one party to check the correctness of the computation performed by another, untrusted, party. These protocols have even been realized within recentlydeployed technology, for example, as part of cryptographic constructions known as succinct noninteractive 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 cuttingedge research in this area.
Updated on Aug 11, 2021 12:27 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Random Conformal Geometry (Virtual School)
Organizers: Mario Bonk (University of California, Los Angeles), Steffen Rohde (University of Washington), LEAD Fredrik Viklund (Royal Institute of Technology)This Summer Graduate School will cover basic tools that are instrumental in Random Conformal Geometry (the investigation of analytic and geometric objects that arise from natural probabilistic constructions, often motivated by models in mathematical physics) and are at the foundation of the subsequent semesterlong program "The Analysis and Geometry of Random Spaces". Specific topics are Conformal Field Theory, Brownian Loops and related processes, Quasiconformal Maps, as well as Loewner Energy and Teichmüller Theory.
Updated on Mar 19, 2021 03:03 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Gauge Theory in Geometry and Topology (Virtual School)
Organizers: Lynn Heller (Universität Hannover), Francesco Lin (Columbia University), LEAD Laura Starkston (University of California, Davis), Boyu Zhang (University of Maryland)Figure 1. A rotationally symmetric solution to the selfduality equations on an open and dense subset of the torus. Singularities appear where the surface intersects the ideal boundary at infinity of the hyperbolic 3space visualized by the wireframe.
Gauge theory is a geometric language used to formulate many fundamental physical phenomena, which has also had profound impact on our understanding of topology. The main idea is to study the space of solutions to partial differential equations admitting a very large group of local symmetries. Starting in the late 1970s, mathematicians began to unravel surprising connections between gauge theory and many aspects of geometric analysis, algebraic geometry and lowdimensional topology. This influence of gauge theory in geometry and topology is pervasive nowadays, and new developments continue to emerge.
The goal of the summer school is to introduce students to the foundational aspects of gauge theory, and explore their relations to geometric analysis and lowdimensional topology. By the end of the twoweek program, the students will understand the relevant analytic and geometric aspects of several partial differential equations of current interest (including the YangMills ASD equations, the SeibergWitten equations, and the Hitchin equations) and some of their most impactful applications to problems in geometry and topology.
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 12:06 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Mathematics of Big Data: Sketching and (Multi) Linear Algebra (Virtual School)
Organizers: LEAD Kenneth Clarkson (IBM Research Division), Lior Horesh (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center), Misha Kilmer (Tufts University), Tamara Kolda (MathSci.ai), Shashanka Ubaru (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center)This summer school will introduce graduate students to sketchingbased approaches to computational linear and multilinear algebra. Sketching here refers to a set of techniques for compressing a matrix, to one with fewer rows, or columns, or entries, usually via various kinds of random linear maps. We will discuss matrix computations, tensor algebras, and such sketching techniques, together with their applications and analysis.
Updated on Mar 15, 2021 03:16 PM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2021: Parking Functions: Choose your own adventure
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY)), LEAD Rebecca Garcia (Sam Houston State University), Pamela Harris (University of WisconsinMilwaukee), Candice Price (Smith College)The MSRIUP summer program is designed to serve a diverse group of undergraduate students who would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.
In 2021, MSRIUP will focus on Parking Functions: Choose your own adventure. The research program will be led by Dr. Pamela E. Harris, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Williams College.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 02:37 PM PDT 
Workshop [Online] Workshop on Mathematics and Racial Justice
Organizers: Caleb Ashley (Boston College), Ron Buckmire (Occidental College), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Monica Jackson (American University), LEAD Omayra Ortega (Sonoma State University), LEAD Robin Wilson (Loyola Marymount University)The overarching goal of the Workshop on Mathematics and Racial Justice is to explore the role that mathematics plays in today’s movement for racial justice. For the purposes of this workshop, racial justice is the result of intentional, active and sustained antiracist practices that identify and dismantle racist structures and policies that operate to oppress, disenfranchise, harm, and devalue Black people. This workshop will bring together mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, and STEM educators as well as members of the general public interested in using the tools of these disciplines to critically examine and eradicate racial disparities in society. Researchers with expertise or interest in problems at the intersection of mathematics, statistics and racial justice are encouraged to participate. This workshop will take place over two weeks and will include sessions on Bias in Algorithms and Technology; Fair Division, Allocation, and Representation; Public Health Disparities; and Racial Inequities in Mathematics Education.
Updated on Jun 19, 2022 10:49 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Sparsity of Algebraic Points (Virtual School)
Organizers: Philipp Habegger (University of Basel), LEAD Hector Pasten (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)The theory of Diophantine equations is understood today as the study of algebraic points in algebraic varieties, and it is often the case that algebraic points of arithmetic relevance are expected to be sparse.
This summer school will introduce the participants to two of the main techniques in the subject: (i) the filtration method to prove algebraic degeneracy of integral points by means of the subspace theorem, leading to special cases of conjectures by Bombieri, Lang, and Vojta, and (ii) unlikely intersections through ominimality and bialgebraic geometry, leading to results in the context of the ManinMumford conjecture, the AndréOort conjecture, and generalizations. This SGS should provide an entry point to a very active research area in modern number theory.
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 11:34 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School 2021 CRMPIMS Summer School in Probability (Virtual School)
Organizers: LEAD Louigi AddarioBerry (McGill University), Omer Angel (University of British Columbia), Alexander Fribergh (University of Montreal), Mathav Murugan (University of British Columbia), Edwin Perkins (University of British Columbia)The courses in this summer school focus on mathematical models of group dynamics, how to describe their dynamics and their scaling limits, and the connection to discrete and continuous optimization problems.
The phrase "group dynamics" is used loosely here  it may refer to species migration, the spread of a virus, or the propagation of electrons through an inhomogeneous medium, to name a few examples. Very commonly, such systems can be described via stochastic processes which approximately behave like the solution of an appropriate partial differential equation in the largepopulation limit.
Updated on Aug 09, 2021 02:04 PM PDT 
Workshop [Moved Online] 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)This workshop will be held online May 47 and May 1011, 2021. The Zoom link will be provided at a later time. You must register for the workshop to receive the password. The workshop is held in Pacific Daylight Time.
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 May 04, 2021 08:37 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures 2021: Microlocal Analysis: Theory and Applications (Virtual School)
Organizers: Suresh Eswarathasan (Dalhousie University), Dmitry Jakobson (McGill University), Katya Krupchyk (University of California, Irvine), Stephane Nonnenmacher (Université de Paris XI)Microlocal analysis originated in the study of linear partial differential equations (PDEs) in the highfrequency regime, through a combination of ideas from Fourier analysis and classical Hamiltonian mechanics. In parallel, similar ideas and methods had been developed since the early times of quantum mechanics, the smallness of Planck’s constant allowing to use semiclassical methods. The junction between these two points of view (microlocal and semiclassical) only emerged in 1970s, and has taken its full place in the PDE community in the last 20 years. This methodology resulted in major advances in the understanding of linear and nonlinear PDEs in the last 50 years. Moreover, microlocal methods continue to find new applications in diverse areas of mathematical analysis, such as the spectral theory of nonselfadjoint operators, scattering theory, and inverse problems.
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 06:16 AM PDT 
Workshop [Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2021: Initiating, Sustaining, and Researching Mathematics Department Transformation of Introductory Courses for STEM Majors
Organizers: Naneh Apkarian (Arizona State University), David Bressoud (Macalester College), Pamela Burdman (Just Equations), Jamylle Carter (Diablo Valley college), Ted Coe (Northwest Evaluation Association), Estrella Johnson (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), W Gary Martin (Auburn University), Michael O'Sullivan (San Diego State University), William Penuel (University of Colorado), LEAD Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), Daniel Reinholz (San Diego State University), Wendy Smith (University of Nebraska), David Webb (University of Colorado at Boulder)NOTE: The introductory sessions for this workshop will be held online the morning of April 29th. Additional sessions will be held when it is once again possible to meet in person. Times listed on schedule is in Pacfic Standard Time.
The world is changing, along with perceptions. Many call for the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning, for both citizenry and STEM preparation. To achieve sustainable change, though, the focus needs to extend from individuals to systems. It is not enough to change one classroom or one course. Transformation requires change at all levels: in teaching, programmatic practices, and institutions. This workshop will bring together teachers and researchers from universities, community colleges, and K12 schools to explore the reasons for and processes by which change in university mathematics departments is initiated, promoted, and sustained and lessons learned from change efforts in K12. It will review what we know about change at all levels and reflect on stories of failure and success.
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 09:57 AM PST 
Workshop [Moved Online] Recent Developments in Fluid Dynamics
Organizers: Thomas Alazard (Ecole Normale Supérieure ParisSaclay; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Hajer Bahouri (Laboratoire JacquesLouis Lions; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Mihaela Ifrim (University of WisconsinMadison), Igor Kukavica (University of Southern California), David Lannes (Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), LEAD Daniel Tataru (University of California, Berkeley)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 Apr 27, 2021 08:35 AM PDT 
Workshop [Moved Online] Introductory Workshop: Mathematical problems in fluid dynamics
Organizers: Nicolas Burq (Université ParisSaclay), AnneLaure Dalibard (Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)), Jean Marc Delort (Université de Paris XIII (ParisNord)), LEAD Mihaela Ifrim (University of WisconsinMadison), Irena Lasiecka (University of Memphis), Vladimir Sverak (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)This workshop will be held online. The Zoom link will be provided at a later time. You must register for the workshop to receive the password. The workshop is held in Pacific Standard Time.
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 Feb 01, 2021 09:03 AM PST 
Workshop [Moved Online] Connections Workshop: Mathematical problems in fluid dynamics
Organizers: Hajer Bahouri (Laboratoire JacquesLouis Lions; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Juhi Jang (University of Southern California), LEAD Anna Mazzucato (Pennsylvania State University), Sijue Wu (University of Michigan)This workshop will be held online. The Zoom link will be provided at a later time. You must register for the workshop to receive the password. The workshop is held in Pacific Standard Time.
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, postdocs, and researchers in areas above mentioned. There will also be a panel discussion. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 02:51 PM PST 
Workshop 2020 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference
The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.
For more information, click HERE.
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 09:36 AM PST 
Workshop Random and Arithmetic Structures in Topology: Introductory Workshop
Organizers: Martin Bridgeman (Boston College), Richard Canary (University of Michigan), Michelle Chu (University of Illinois at Chicago), Tommaso Cremaschi (University of Southern California), James Farre (Yale University), David Fisher (Indiana University)This Introductory workshop will take place virtually, over the course of three weeks. There will be two minicourses and two talks by MSRI Postdoctoral Fellows each week.
Created on Aug 14, 2020 01:46 PM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical Models for Prediction and Control of Epidemics (Virtual Workshop)
Organizers: Christian Borgs (University of California, Berkeley), Abba Gumel (University of Maryland), Maya Petersen (University of California, Berkeley), Amin Saberi (Stanford University), Katherine Yelick (University of California, Berkeley; Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory)The workshop will bring together researchers from epidemiology, global health, and mathematics to discuss challenges in developing predictive models for epidemics as well as policies and algorithmic solutions for their control and mitigation. It will thus give the mathematical community access to some of the challenging issues and mathematical problems in the field.
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 07:50 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Introduction to water waves [Virtual Summer Graduate School]
Organizers: Mihaela Ifrim (University of WisconsinMadison), Daniel Tataru (University of California, Berkeley)Due to the COVID19 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 twofold, 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 Feb 05, 2021 10:13 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures 2020: Discrete Probability, Physics and Algorithms (Montréal, Canada) [Virtual Summer Graduate School]
Organizers: Gérard Ben Arous (New York University, Courant Institute), LEAD Alexander Fribergh (University of Montreal), Lea Popovic (Concordia University)Due to the COVID19 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 multidisciplinary skills in a rapidly evolving area of mathematics.
The topics would include spin glasses, constraint satisfiability, randomized algorithms, MonteCarlo Markov chains and highdimensional 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 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2020: Branched Covers of Curves
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), LEAD Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY)), Rebecca Garcia (Sam Houston State University), Edray Goins (Pomona College), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed to serve a diverse group of undergraduate students who would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.
In 2020, MSRIUp 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 Mar 17, 2023 02:36 PM PDT 
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 COVID19 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)
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Rico Gutstein, Preparing Students Today for Whatever Tomorrow BringsUpdated on May 28, 2020 08:56 AM PDT 
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 COVID19 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)
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Dan Reinholz, Preparing teachers to notice, name, and disrupt racial and gender inequityUpdated on May 28, 2020 08:53 AM PDT 
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 COVID19 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)
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Nathan Alexander, Mathematical Models in the Sociological Imagination
Lincoln Chandler, Pursuing Racial Equity within SchoolsUpdated on May 12, 2020 08:42 AM PDT 
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), CarolaBibiane Schönlieb (University of Cambridge), Stefano Soatto (University of California, Los Angeles)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 Jul 13, 2020 01:43 AM PDT 
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 COVID19 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 
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 COVID19 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, K12 to PostSecondary Viewpoint Critical Issues in Mathematics Education
Updated on May 12, 2020 08:41 AM PDT 
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 COVID19 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 ForbesGray, 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, CSUNUpdated on May 12, 2020 08:41 AM PDT 
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 COVID19 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 
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 COVID19 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 & EthicsUpdated on May 12, 2020 08:40 AM PDT 
Workshop [Moved Online] (∞, n)categories, factorization homology, and algebraic Ktheory
Organizers: LEAD Clark Barwick (University of Edinburgh), David Gepner (University of Melbourne), David Nadler (University of California, Berkeley), Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne)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 Ktheory. 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 twopart lecture series and 10 onehour talks. The lecture series will be given by Thomas Nikolaus, Akhil Mathew, David BenZvi and a split Martina Rovelli and Viktoriya Ozornova.
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 09:41 AM PDT 
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 COVID19 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 randomnessUpdated on May 12, 2020 08:37 AM PDT 
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 SchommerPries (University of Notre Dame)Link to stream workshop: https://msri.zoom.us/j/226801541
***Due to the COVID19 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 1620 as scheduled***The decision to move this workshop online is based on the available scientific data on COVID19, 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 
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 COVID19 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
10:0010:30 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 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Higher Categories and Categorification
Organizers: LEAD David Ayala (Montana State University), Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University), Christopher SchommerPries (University of Notre Dame), Peter Teichner (MaxPlanckInstitut für Mathematik)This workshop will survey notable developments and applications of higher category theory; it will be a venue for endusers 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 endusers & developers of higher category theory, together with a few questionanswer sessions. Each lecture series will be tailored to a diverse audience, accessible to graduate students and nonexpert researchers with some background in homological also algebra. The content of these lecture series will concern the following topics.
 Ktheory: categorification, noncommutative 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: modelindependent characterizations, cosmoi.
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 11:18 AM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women: Higher Categories and Categorification
Organizers: Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University), LEAD Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne)This twoday workshop will survey notable developments in the foundations and applications of higher category theory. It will consist of two minicourses 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 nonexpert 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 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Quantum Symmetries
Organizers: Vaughan Jones (Vanderbilt University), Victor Ostrik (University of Oregon), Emily Peters (Loyola University), LEAD Noah Snyder (Indiana University)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 
Workshop Connections for Women: Quantum Symmetries
Organizers: Emily Peters (Loyola University), LEAD Chelsea Walton (Rice University)This workshop will feature several talks by experts, along with numerous 5minute 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 
Workshop Symposium in Honor of Julia Robinson’s 100th Birthday
Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), 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 (19191985) 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 daylong 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 
Workshop Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics
Organizers: LEAD Jayadev Athreya (University of Washington), Steven Bradlow (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), Sergei Gukov (California Institute of Technology), Andrew Neitzke (Yale University), Laura Schaposnik (University of Illinois at Chicago), Gabriela WeitzeSchmithuesen (Universität des Saarlandes), Anton Zorich (Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu)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 Fukayatype categories, links to quantum integrable systems, or the physically derived construction of socalled 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 lowdimensional 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 
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))As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, six mathematics institutes are pleased to host their annual SACNAS preconference 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 
Workshop Berlekamp Memorial Workshop on Combinatorial Games
Organizers: Svenja Huntemann (Carleton University), Richard Nowakowski (Dalhousie University), Aaron Siegel (Airbnb)Elwyn Berlekamp (19372019) was a pioneering contributor to combinatorial game theory, greatly advancing the subject over the course of a more than fivedecade 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 wellknown games such as Go, Amazons, and DotsandBoxes. More information about his life can be found at www.msri.org/elwyn.
This workshop will be an informal twoday miniconference 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 
Workshop Recent developments in microlocal analysis
Organizers: LEAD Pierre Albin (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), Nalini Anantharaman (Université de Strasbourg), Colin Guillarmou (Université ParisSaclay)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 
Workshop Neural Theories of Cognition
Organizers: David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley), 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 theoreticallymotivated 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 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Microlocal Analysis
Organizers: Pierre Albin (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), LEAD Raluca Felea (Rochester Institute of Technology), Andras Vasy (Stanford University)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 
Workshop Connections for Women: Microlocal Analysis
Organizers: Tanya Christiansen (University of Missouri), LEAD Raluca Felea (Rochester Institute of Technology)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 
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 (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)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 
Workshop Connections for Women: Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics
Organizers: Laura Fredrickson (University of Oregon), Lotte Hollands (HeriotWatt University, Riccarton Campus), LEAD Qiongling Li (Chern Institute of Mathematics), Anna Wienhard (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences), Grace Work (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)This twoday 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, postdocs, and researchers in areas related to the program.
This workshop is open to all mathematicians.Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:48 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Toric Varieties (National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan)
Organizers: David Cox (Amherst College), Henry Schenck (Auburn University)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 Jul 14, 2020 04:08 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Mathematics of Machine Learning
Organizers: Sebastien Bubeck (Microsoft Research), Anna Karlin (University of Washington), Adith Swaminathan (Microsoft Research)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 
Summer Graduate School HPrinciple (INdAM, Cortona, Italy)
Organizers: LEAD Emmy Murphy (Northwestern University), Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo)This two week summer school will introduce graduate students to the theory of hprinciples. 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 
Summer Graduate School Recent topics on wellposedness and stability of incompressible fluid and related topics
Organizers: LEAD Yoshikazu Giga (University of Tokyo), Maria Schonbek (University of California, Santa Cruz), Tsuyoshi Yoneda (Hitotsubashi University)The purpose of the workshop is to introduce graduate students to fundamental results on the NavierStokes and the Euler equations, with special emphasis on the solvability of its initial value problem with rough initial data as well as the large time behavior of a solution. These topics have long research history. However, recent studies clarify the problems from a broad point of view, not only from analysis but also from detailed studies of orbit of the flow.
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 04:17 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Polynomial Method
Organizers: Adam Sheffer (Bernard M. Baruch College, CUNY), LEAD Joshua Zahl (University of British Columbia)In the past eight years, a number of longstanding open problems in combinatorics were resolved using a new set of algebraic techniques. In this summer school, we will discuss these new techniques as well as some exciting recent developments.
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 03:36 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures 2019: Current trends in Symplectic Topology
Organizers: Octav Cornea (Université de Montréal), Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University), Michael Hutchings (University of California, Berkeley), Egor Shelukhin (Université de Montréal)Symplectic topology is a fast developing branch of geometry that has seen phenomenal growth in the last twenty years. This two weeks long summer school, organized in the setting of the Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures, intends to survey some of the key directions of development in the subject today thus covering: advances in homological mirror symmetry; applications to hamiltonian dynamics; persistent homology phenomena; implications of flexibility and the dichotomy flexibility/rigidity; legendrian contact homology; embedded contact homology and fourdimensional holomorphic techniques and others. With the collaboration of many of the top researchers in the field today, the school intends to serve as an introduction and guideline to students and young researchers who are interested in accessing this diverse subject.
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 04:21 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: LEAD Rita Jiménez Rolland (Instituto de Matematicás, UNAMOaxaca), LEAD Pierre Py (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)Geometric group theory studies discrete groups by understanding the connections between algebraic properties of these groups and topological and geometric properties of the spaces on which they act. The aim of this summer school is to introduce graduate students to specific central topics and recent developments in geometric group theory. The school will also include students presentations to give the participants an opportunity to practice their speaking skills in mathematics. Finally, we hope that this meeting will help connect Latin American students with their American and Canadian counterparts in an environment that encourages discussion and collaboration.
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 11:35 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Representation stability
Organizers: Thomas Church (Stanford University), LEAD Andrew Snowden (University of Michigan), Jenny Wilson (University of Michigan)This summer school will give an introduction to representation stability, the study of algebraic structural properties and stability phenomena exhibited by sequences of representations of finite or classical groups  including sequences arising in connection to hyperplane arrangements, configuration spaces, mapping class groups, arithmetic groups, classical representation theory, Deligne categories, and twisted commutative algebras. Representation stability incorporates tools from commutative algebra, category theory, representation theory, algebraic combinatorics, algebraic geometry, and algebraic topology. This workshop will assume minimal prerequisites, and students in varied disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 03:47 PM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2019: Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY)), LEAD Rebecca Garcia (Sam Houston State University), Pamela Harris (University of WisconsinMilwaukee), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed to serve a diverse group of undergraduate students who would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.
In 2019, MSRIUp will focus on the application of combinatorial arguments and techniques to enumerate, examine, and investigate the existence of discrete mathematical structures with certain properties. The areas of interest for these applications encompass a wide range of mathematical fields and will include algebra, number theory, and graph theory, through weight multiplicity computations, the study of vector partition functions, and graph domination problems, respectively. The research program will be led by Dr. Pamela E. Harris, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Williams College.
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 11:38 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Random and arithmetic structures in topology
Organizers: LEAD Alexander Furman (University of Illinois at Chicago), Tsachik Gelander (Weizmann Institute of Science)The study of locally symmetric manifolds, such as closed hyperbolic manifolds, involves geometry of the corresponding symmetric space, topology of towers of its finite covers, and numbertheoretic aspects that are relevant to possible constructions.The workshop will provide an introduction to these and closely related topics such as lattices, invariant random subgroups, and homological methods.Updated on Jul 09, 2019 08:17 AM PDT 
Workshop Improving the Preparation of Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics
Organizers: Jack Bookman (Duke University), Shandy Hauk (San Francisco State University), LEAD Dave Kung (University of Texas at Austin), LEAD Natasha Speer (University of Maine)Is your department interested in helping graduate students learn to teach? Perhaps your department is considering starting a teachingfocused professional development program. Or maybe your department has a program but is interested in updating and enhancing it.
Many departments now offer presemester orientations, semesterlong seminars, and other opportunities for graduate students who are new to teaching so they will be wellequipped to provide highquality instruction to undergraduates. The purpose of this workshop is to support faculty from departments that are considering starting a teachingfocused professional development program or, for departments that have a program, to learn ways to improve it.
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 04:57 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Commutative Algebra and its Interaction with Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Craig Huneke (University of Virginia), Sonja Mapes (University of Notre Dame), Juan Migliore (University of Notre Dame), LEAD Claudia Polini (University of Notre Dame), Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame)Linkage is a method for classifying ideals in local rings. Residual intersections is a generalization of linkage to the case where the two `linked' ideals need not have the same codimension. Residual intersections are ubiquitous: they play an important role in the study of blowups, branch and multiple point loci, secant varieties, and Gauss images; they appear naturally in intersection theory; and they have close connections with integral closures of ideals.
Commutative algebraists have long used the Frobenius or pth power map to study commutative rings containing a finite field. The theory of tight closure and test ideals has widespread applications to the study of symbolic powers and to BrianconSkoda type theorems for equicharacteristic rings.
Numerical conditions for the integral dependence of ideals and modules have a wealth of applications, not the least of which is in equisingularity theory. There is a long history of generalized criteria for integral dependence of ideals and modules based on variants of the HilbertSamuel and the BuchsbaumRim multiplicity that still require some remnants of finite length assumptions.
The Rees ring and the special fiber ring of an ideal arise in the process of blowing up a variety along a subvariety. Rees rings and special fiber rings also describe, respectively, the graphs and the images of rational maps between projective spaces. A difficult open problem in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, elimination theory, and geometric modeling is to determine explicitly the equations defining graphs and images of rational maps.
The school will consist of the following four courses with exercise sessions plus a Macaulay2 workshop
 Linkage and residual intersections
 Characteristic p methods and applications
 Blowup algebras
 Multiplicity theory
Updated on May 29, 2019 09:11 AM PDT 
Workshop Recent Progress in Moduli Theory
Organizers: Lucia Caporaso (Terza Università di Roma), LEAD Sándor Kovács (University of Washington), Martin Olsson (University of California, Berkeley)This workshop will be focused on presenting the latest developments in moduli theory, including (but not restricted to) recent advances in compactifications of moduli spaces of higher dimensional varieties, the birational geometry of moduli spaces, abstract methods including stacks, stability criteria, and applications in other disciplines.Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:45 AM PDT 
Workshop 2019 Spring Opportunities Workshop
Organizers: Brianna Donaldson (AIM  American Institute of Mathematics), Leslie Hogben (AIM  American Institute of Mathematics; Iowa State University), Michael Young (Carnegie Mellon University)GOAL: To highlight careers and opportunities in the mathematical sciences, and to prepare women
and underrepresented minorities for work in academia, industry, and government laboratories.Updated on Mar 08, 2019 11:08 AM PST 
Workshop Hot Topics: Recent progress in Langlands Program
Organizers: Mark Kisin (Harvard University), Elena Mantovan (California Institute of Technology), LEAD Xinwen Zhu (California Institute of Technology)The purpose of the workshop is to explain Vincent Lafforgue's ground breaking work, constructing the automorphic to Galois direction of the Langlands correspondence for function fields. There will also be a number of talks on more recent developments and related results.
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:46 AM PDT 
Workshop Derived algebraic geometry and its applications
Organizers: Dennis Gaitsgory (Harvard University), David Nadler (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Nick Rozenblyum (University of Chicago), Peter Scholze (Universität Bonn), Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago)This workshop will bring together researchers at various frontiers, including arithmetic geometry, representation theory, mathematical physics, and homotopy theory, where derived algebraic geometry has had recent impact. The aim will be to explain the ideas and tools behind recent progress and to advertise appealing questions. A focus will be on moduli spaces, for example of principal bundles with decorations as arise in many settings, and their natural structures.
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:46 AM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2019: Mathematical Modeling in K16: Community and Cultural Contexts
Organizers: Julia Aguirre (University of Washington  Tacoma), LEAD Cynthia Anhalt (University of Arizona), Staffas Broussard (The Algebra Project), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Michael Driskill (Math for America ), Sol Garfunkel (Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)), Genetha Gray (Salesforce), Maria Hernandez (North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics), LEAD Rachel Levy (American Mathematical Society), Javier Rojo (Oregon State)Mathematical Modeling (MM) now has increased visibility in the education system and in the public domain. It appears as a content standard for high school mathematics and a mathematical practice standard across the K12 curriculum (Common Core Standards; and other states’ standards in mathematics education). Job opportunities are increasing in business, industry and government for those trained in the mathematical sciences. Quantitative reasoning is foundational for civic engagement and decisionmaking for addressing complex social, economic, and technological issues. Therefore, we must take action to support and sustain a significant increase in the teaching and learning of mathematical modeling from Kindergarten through Graduate School.
Mathematical modeling is an iterative process by which mathematical concepts and structures are used to analyze or gain qualitative and quantitative understanding of real world situations. Through modeling students can make genuine mathematical choices and decisions that take into consideration relevant contexts and experiences.
Mathematical modeling can be a vehicle to accomplish multiple pedagogical and mathematical goals. Modeling can be used to introduce new material, solidify student understanding of previously learned concepts, connectthe world to the classroom, make concrete the usefulness (maybe even the advantages) of being mathematically proficient, and provide a rich context to promote awareness of issues of equity, sociopolitical injustices, and cultural relevance in mathematics.
A critical issue in math education is that although mathematical modeling is part of the K12 curriculum, the great majority of teachers have little experience with mathematical modeling as learners of mathematics or in their teacher preparation. In some cases, mathematics teacher educators have limited experience with mathematical modeling while being largely responsible for preparing future teachers.
Currently, the knowledge in teaching and learning MM is underdeveloped and underexplored. Very few MM resources seem to reach the K16 classrooms. Collective efforts to build a cohesive curriculum in MM and exploration of effective teaching practices based on research are necessary to make mathematical modeling accessible to teacher educators, teachers and students.
At the undergraduate level, mathematical modeling has traditionally been reserved for university courses for students in STEM majors beyond their sophomore year. Many of these courses introduce models but limit the students’ experience to using models that were developed by others rather than giving students the opportunity to generate their own models as is common in everyday life, in modeling competitions and in industry.
The CIME workshop on MM will bring together mathematicians, teacher educators, K12 teachers, faculty and people in STEM disciplines. As partners we can address ways to realize mathematical modeling in the K12 classrooms, teacher preparation, and lower and upper division coursework at universities. The content and pedagogy associated with teaching mathematical modeling needs special attention due to the nature of modeling as a process and as a body of content knowledge.
Updated on Aug 15, 2022 02:02 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Derived Algebraic Geometry and Birational Geometry and Moduli Spaces
Organizers: Julie Bergner (University of Virginia), Bhargav Bhatt (Institute for Advanced Study), Christopher Hacon (University of Utah), LEAD Mircea Mustaţă (University of Michigan), Gabriele Vezzosi (Università di Firenze)The workshop will survey several areas of algebraic geometry, providing an introduction to the two main programs hosted by MSRI in Spring 2019. It will consist of 7 expository minicourses and 7 separate lectures, each given by top experts in the field.
The focus of the workshop will be the recent progress in derived algebraic geometry, birational geometry and moduli spaces. The lectures will be aimed at a wide audience including advanced graduate students and postdocs with a background in algebraic geometry.Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:47 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Derived Algebraic Geometry, Birational Geometry and Moduli Spaces
Organizers: Julie Bergner (University of Virginia), LEAD Antonella Grassi (University of Pennsylvania), Bianca Viray (University of Washington), Kirsten Wickelgren (Duke University)This workshop will be on different aspects of Algebraic Geometry relating Derived Algebraic Geometry and Birational Geometry. In particular the workshop will focus on connections to other branches of mathematics and open problems. There will be some colloquium style lectures as well as shorter research talks. The workshop is open to all.
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:47 AM PDT 
Workshop Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis II
Organizers: Alessandra Celletti (Seconda Università di Roma "Tor Vergata''), Rafael de la Llave (Georgia Institute of Technology), Diego delCastilloNegrete (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Lawrence Evans (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Philip Morrison (University of Texas, Austin), Sergei Tabachnikov (Pennsylvania State University), Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago)This is a main workshop of the program “Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis.” It will feature current developments pertaining to finite and infinitedimensional Hamiltonian systems, with a mix of rigorous theory and applications. A broad range of topics will be included, e.g., existence of and transport about invariant sets (Arnold diffusion, KAM, etc.), techniques for projection/reduction of infinite to finite systems, and the role of topological invariants in applications.
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 12:29 PM PST 
Workshop 2018 BlackwellTapia Conference and Award Banquet
The NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Committee hosts the 2018 BlackwellTapia Conference and Awards Ceremony. This is the ninth conference since 2000, held every other year, with the location rotating among NSF Mathematics Institutes. The conference and prize honors David Blackwell, the first AfricanAmerican member of the National Academy of Science, and Richard Tapia, winner of the National Medal of Science in 2010, two seminal figures who inspired a generation of AfricanAmerican, Native American and Latino/Latina students to pursue careers in mathematics. The BlackwellTapia Prize recognizes a mathematician who has contributed significantly to research in his or her area of expertise, and who has served as a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented minority groups, or has contributed in other significant ways to addressing the problem of underrepresentation of minorities in math.
The 2018 recipient of the BlackwellTapia Prize is Dr. Ronald E. Mickens, the Distinguished Fuller E. Callaway Professor in the Department of Physics at Clark Atlanta University.
The conference will include scientific talks, poster presentations, panel discussions, ample opportunities for networking, and the awarding of the BlackwellTapia Prize. Participants are invited from all career stages and will represent institutions of all sizes across the country, including Puerto Rico.
Updated on May 08, 2018 12:46 PM PDT 
Workshop 2018 Modern Math Workshop
Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), LEAD Elvan Ceyhan (SAMSI  Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute), Leslie McClure (SAMSI  Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute), Christian Ratsch (University of California, Los Angeles; Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)), Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College; Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM))The Mathematical Sciences Diversity Initiative holds a Modern Math Workshop (MMW) prior to the SACNAS National Conference each year. The 2018 MMW will be hosted by SAMSI at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas on October 10th and 11th, 2018. This workshop is intended to encourage undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs from underrepresented minority groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and build research and mentoring networks. The Modern Math Workshop is a preconference event at the SACNAS National Conference. The MMW includes a keynote lecture, minicourses, research talks, a question and answer session and a reception.
Updated on Mar 15, 2018 12:33 PM PDT 
Workshop Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis I
Organizers: Alessandra Celletti (Seconda Università di Roma "Tor Vergata''), Rafael de la Llave (Georgia Institute of Technology), Diego delCastilloNegrete (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Lawrence Evans (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Philip Morrison (University of Texas, Austin), Sergei Tabachnikov (Pennsylvania State University), Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago)This is a main workshop of the program “Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis” and is a companion to the workshop next month (November 2630). Both workshops will feature current developments pertaining to finite and infinitedimensional Hamiltonian systems, with a mix of rigorous theory and applications. A broad range of topics will be included, e.g., existence of and transport about invariant sets (Arnold diffusion, KAM, etc.), techniques for projection/reduction of infinite to finite systems, and the role of topological invariants in applications.
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 12:28 PM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Shape and Structure of Materials
Organizers: Myfanwy Evans (TU Berlin), LEAD Frank Lutz (TU Berlin), Dmitriy Morozov (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), James Sethian (University of California, Berkeley), Ileana Streinu (Smith College)The fascinating and complicated microstructures of materials that are now visible through advanced imaging techniques challenge the frontiers of characterisation and understanding. At the same time, developments in modern geometric and topological techniques are beginning to illuminate important features of material structures, while the microstructures themselves and the analysis and prediction of their macroscopic properties are inspiring new directions in pure and applied mathematics. In a collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), this workshop aims at intensifying the interaction of mathematicians with material scientists, physicists and chemists on the structural description and design of materials.
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 03:08 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis
Organizers: MarieClaude Arnaud (Université d'Avignon), Wilfrid Gangbo (University of California, Los Angeles), LEAD vadim kaloshin (University of Maryland), Robert Littlejohn (University of California, Berkeley), Philip Morrison (University of Texas, Austin)The introductory workshop will cover the large variety of topics of the semester: weak KAM theory, Mather theory, HamiltonJacobi equations, integrable systems and integrable planar billiards, instability formation for nearly integrable systems, celestial mechanics, billiards, spectral rigidity, Astrodynamics, motion of satellites, Plasma Physics, Accelerator Physics, Theoretical Chemistry, and Atomic Physics.
The workshop will consist of approximately 18 lectures to introduce the main topics relevant to the semester. That will leave time for discussions and exchange between the participants.Updated on Oct 05, 2018 02:51 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Hamiltonian Systems, from topology to applications through analysis
Organizers: MarieClaude Arnaud (Université d'Avignon), LEAD Basak Gurel (University of Central Florida), Tere Seara (Polytechnical University of Cataluña (Barcelona))This workshop will feature lectures on a variety of topics in Hamiltonian dynamics given by leading researchers in the area. The talks will focus on recent developments in subjects closely related to the program such as Arnold diffusion, celestial mechanics, HamiltonJacobi equations, KAM methods, AubryMather theory and symplectic topological techniques, and on applications. The workshop is open to all mathematicians in areas related to the program.
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 03:43 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School From Symplectic Geometry to Chaos
Organizers: Marcel Guardia (Polytechnical University of Cataluña (Barcelona) ), vadim kaloshin (University of Maryland), Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv University)The purpose of the summer school is to introduce graduate students to stateoftheart methods and results in Hamiltonian systems and symplectic geometry. We focus on recent developments on the study of chaotic motion in Hamiltonian systems and its applications to models in Celestial Mechanics.
Updated on Jul 31, 2018 12:12 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Representations of High Dimensional Data
Organizers: Blake Hunter (Microsoft), Deanna Needell (University of California, Los Angeles)In today's world, data is exploding at a faster rate than computer architectures can handle. This summer school will introduce students to modern and innovative mathematical techniques that address this phenomenon. Handson topics will include data mining, compression, classification, topic modeling, largescale stochastic optimization, and more.Updated on Jul 19, 2018 11:45 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI 2018: Harmonic Analysis
Organizers: Carlos Kenig (University of Chicago), Fanghua Lin (New York University, Courant Institute), Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Tatiana Toro (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath))Harmonic analysis is a central field of mathematics with a number of applications to geometry, partial differential equations, probability, and number theory, as well as physics, biology, and engineering. The Graduate Summer School will feature minicourses in geometric measure theory, homogenization, localization, free boundary problems, and partial differential equations as they apply to questions in or draw techniques from harmonic analysis. The goal of the program is to bring together students and researchers at all levels interested in these areas to share exciting recent developments in these subjects, stimulate further interactions, and inspire the new generation to pursue research in harmonic analysis and its applications.
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 12:17 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Derived Categories
Organizers: Nicolas Addington (University of Oregon), LEAD Alexander Polishchuk (University of Oregon)The goal of the school is to give an introduction to basic techniques for working with derived categories, with an emphasis on the derived categories of coherent sheaves on algebraic varieties. A particular goal will be to understand Orlov’s equivalence relating the derived category of a projective hypersurface with matrix factorizations of the corresponding polynomial.Updated on Jul 05, 2018 09:05 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Hprinciple
Organizers: Emmy Murphy (Northwestern University), Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo)This two week summer school will introduce graduate students to the theory of hprinciples. 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, and foliation theory.
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 12:17 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Mathematical Analysis of Behavior
Organizers: Ann Hermundstad (Janelia Research Campus, HHMI), Vivek Jayaraman (Janelia Research Campus, HHMI), Eva Kanso (University of Southern California), L. Mahadevan (Harvard University)Explore Outstanding Phenomena in Animal Behavior
Jointly hosted by Janelia and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), this program will bring together 1520 advanced PhD students with complementary expertise who are interested in working at the interface of mathematics and biology. Emphasis will be placed on linking behavior to neural dynamics and exploring the coupling between these processes and the natural sensory environment of the organism. The aim is to educate a new type of global scientist that will work collaboratively in tackling complex problems in cellular, circuit and behavioral biology by combining experimental and computational techniques with rigorous mathematics and physics.
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 12:16 PM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2018: The Mathematics of Data Science
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), LEAD Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY)), Rebecca Garcia (Sam Houston State University), David Uminsky (University of Chicago), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed to serve a diverse group of undergraduate students who would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.
In 2018, MSRIUP will focus on the core role of (linear) algebra in current research and application areas of Data Science ranging from unsupervised learning, clustering and networks, to algebraic signal processing and feature extraction, to the central role linear algebra plays in deep machine learning. The research program will be led by Dr. David Uminsky, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of San Francisco.
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 02:56 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School The ∂Problem in the TwentyFirst Century
Organizers: Debraj Chakrabarti (Central Michigan University), Jeffery McNeal (Ohio State University)This Summer Graduate School will introduce students to the modern theory of the inhomogeneous CauchyRiemann equation, the fundamental partial differential equation of Complex Analysis. This theory uses powerful tools of partial differential equations, differential geometry and functional analysis to obtain a refined understanding of holomorphic functions on complex manifolds. Besides students planning to work in complex analysis, this course will be valuable to those planning to study partial differential equations, complex differential and algebraic geometry, and operator theory. The exposition will be selfcontained and the prerequisites will be kept at a minimum
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 01:13 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures 2018: Derived Geometry and Higher Categorical Structures in Geometry and Physics
Organizers: Anton Alekseev (Université de Genève), Ruxandra Moraru (University of Waterloo), Chenchang Zhu (Universität Göttingen)Higher categorical structures and homotopy methods have made significant influence on geometry in recent years. This summer school is aimed at transferring these ideas and fundamental technical tools to the next generation of mathematicians.
The summer school will focus on the following four topics: higher categorical structures in geometry, derived geometry, factorization algebras, and their application in physics. There will be eight to ten mini courses on these topics, including mini courses led by Chirs Brav, Kevin Costello, Jacob Lurie, and Ezra Getzler. The prerequisites will be kept at a minimum, however, a introductory courses in differential geometry, algebraic topology and abstract algebra are recommended.Updated on Jun 20, 2018 12:16 PM PDT 
Workshop The 2018 Infinite Possibilities Conference
Organizers: Alejandra Alvarado (U.S. Navy), Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Rebecca Garcia (Sam Houston State University), Katharine Gurski (Howard University), LEAD Lily Khadjavi (Loyola Marymount University), Candice Price (Smith College), Kimberly Sellers (Georgetown University), Talitha Washington (Clark Atlanta University; Atlanta University Center Consortium), Kimberly Weems (North Carolina Central University), Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College; Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM))The Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) is a national conference that is designed to promote, educate, encourage and support women of color interested in mathematics and statistics, as a step towards addressing the underrepresentation of AfricanAmericans, Latinas, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders in these fields.
IPC aims to:
 fulfill a need for role models and communitybuilding
 provide greater access to information and resources for success in graduate school and beyond
 raise awareness of factors that can support or impede underrepresented women in the mathematical sciences
A unique gathering, the conference brings together participants from across the country, at all stages of education and career, for mentoring and mathematics.
Updated on May 18, 2018 12:18 PM PDT 
Workshop Representations of Finite and Algebraic Groups
Organizers: Robert Guralnick (University of Southern California), Alexander Kleshchev (University of Oregon), Gunter Malle (Universität Kaiserslautern), Gabriel Navarro (University of Valencia), LEAD Pham Tiep (Rutgers University)The workshop will bring together key researchers working in various areas of Group Representation Theory to strengthen the interaction and collaboration between them and to make further progress on a number of basic problems and conjectures in the field. Topics of the workshop include
 Globallocal conjectures in the representation theory of finite groups
 Representations and cohomology of simple, algebraic and finite groups
 Connections to Lie theory and categorification, and
 Applications to group theory, number theory, algebraic geometry, and combinatorics.Updated on May 25, 2018 11:23 AM PDT 
Workshop Structures in Enumerative Geometry
Organizers: Mina Aganagic (University of California, Berkeley), Jim Bryan (University of British Columbia), LEAD Davesh Maulik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Balazs Szendroi (University of Oxford), Richard Thomas (Imperial College, London)The purpose of the workshop is to bring together specialists to work on understanding the manyfaceted mathematical structures underlying problems in enumerative geometry. Topics represented at the workshop will include: geometric representation theory, supersymmetric gauge theory, string theory, knot theory, and derived geometry, all of which have had a profound effect on the development of modern enumerative geometry.
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 10:50 AM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: The Homological Conjectures
Organizers: Bhargav Bhatt (Institute for Advanced Study), Srikanth Iyengar (University of Utah), Wieslawa Niziol (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu), LEAD Anurag Singh (University of Utah)The homological conjectures in commutative algebra are a network of conjectures that have generated a tremendous amount of activity in the last 50 years. They had largely been resolved for commutative rings that contain a field, but, with the exception of some low dimensional cases, several remained open in mixed characteristic  until recently, when Yves André announced a proof of Hochster's Direct Summand Conjecture. The progress comes from systematically applying Scholze's theory of perfectoid spaces, which had already shown its value by solving formidable problems in number theory and representation theory. One of the goals of the workshop is to cover the ingredients going into the proofs of the Direct Summand Conjecture.
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 11:01 AM PDT 
Workshop Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference 2018
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Tatiana Toro (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Mariel Vazquez (University of California, Davis)On March 810, 2018, IPAM will host a conference showcasing the achievements of Latinx in the mathematical sciences. The goal of the conference is to encourage Latinx to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, to promote the advancement of Latinx currently in the discipline, to showcase research being conducted by Latinx at the forefront of their fields, and, finally, to build a community around shared academic interests. The conference will be held on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA. It will begin at noon on Thursday, March 8.
This conference is sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative, with funding from the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences.
Updated on Oct 23, 2017 04:53 PM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2018: Access to mathematics by opening doors for students currently excluded from mathematics
Organizers: Aditya Adiredja (University of Arizona), LEAD Julia Aguirre (University of Washington  Tacoma), Kate Belin (Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School), LEAD Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Michael Driskill (Math for America ), Nicole Joseph (Vanderbilt University), Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College), Maria del Rosario Zavala (San Francisco State University)Our mathematics education system is inequitable. It operates in ways that leave a significant proportion of students with negative mathematics experiences and inadequate mathematical preparation. The problem is historical and systemic, and the students most disaffected by the current system are overwhelmingly Black and Latino, Indigenous, poor, women, immigrant or first generation college students. If our mathematics community is to sustainably grow and thrive, mathematics education at all levels must be transformed.
This workshop focuses on students for whom we do not yet successfully ensure access to and advancement in mathematics. Sessions will share relevant programmatic efforts and innovative research that have been shown to maintain or increase students’ engagement and interests in mathematics across k12, undergraduate and graduate education. The sessions will focus particularly on reproducible efforts that affirm those students’ identities and their diverse intellectual resources and lived experiences. These efforts at various levels of mathematics education will highlight ways in which meaningful experiences in mathematics can disrupt ongoing systemic oppression. Participants will leave with conceptual and practical ways to open up and elevate mathematics education where all students thrive.
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 09:03 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Group Representation Theory and Applications
Organizers: Robert Guralnick (University of Southern California), Gunter Malle (Universität Kaiserslautern)The workshop will survey various important and active areas of the representation theory of finite and algebraic groups, and introduce the audience to several basic open problems in the area. It will consist of 6 series of 3 lectures each given by top experts in the field. The lectures are designed for a diverse audience and will be accessible to nonspecialists and graduate students with some background in representation theory. Topics covered include Representation theory of algebraic groups, Decomposition numbers of finite groups of Lie type, DeligneLusztig theory, Block theory, Categorification, and Localglobalconjectures.
Updated on Feb 16, 2018 09:33 AM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women: Group Representation Theory and Applications
Organizers: Karin Erdmann (University of Oxford), Julia Pevtsova (University of Washington)This intensive two day workshop will introduce graduate students and recent PhD’s to some current topics of research in Representation Theory. It will consists of a mixture of survey talks on the hot topics in the area given by leading experts and research talks by junior mathematicians covering subjects such as new developments in character theory, group cohomology, representations of Lie algebras and algebraic groups, geometric representation theory, and categorification.
This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 10:49 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Enumerative Geometry Beyond Numbers
Organizers: Denis Auroux (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD ChiuChu Melissa Liu (Columbia University), Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley)This workshop will consist of expository minicourses and lectures introducing various aspects of modern enumerative geometry, among which: enumeration via intersection theory on moduli spaces of curves or sheaves, including GromovWitten and DonaldsonThomas invariants; motivic and Ktheoretic refinement of these invariants; and categorical invariants (derived categories of coherent sheaves, Fukaya categories).
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 01:03 PM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Enumerative Geometry Beyond Numbers
Organizers: Barbara Fantechi (International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA/ISAS)), LEAD ChiuChu Melissa Liu (Columbia University)This twoday workshop will provide an overview of significant developments and open problems in modern enumerative geometry, from the perspectives of both algebraic geometry and symplectic topology.
This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Jan 26, 2018 09:37 AM PST 
Workshop Women in Topology
Organizers: Maria Basterra (University of New Hampshire), Kristine Bauer (University of Calgary), LEAD Kathryn Hess (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)), Brenda Johnson (Union CollegeUnion University)The Women in Topology (WIT) network is an international group of female mathematicians interested in homotopy theory whose main goal is to increase the retention of women in the field by providing both unique collaborative research opportunities and mentorship between colleagues. The MSRI WIT meeting will be organized as an afternoon of short talks from participants, followed by two days of open problem seminars and working groups designed to stimulate new collaborations, as well as to strengthen those already ongoing among the participants.
Updated on Dec 11, 2017 10:39 AM PST 
Workshop Geometric functional analysis and applications
Organizers: Franck Barthe (Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier)), Rafal Latala (University of Warsaw), Emanuel Milman (TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology), Assaf Naor (Princeton University), LEAD Gideon Schechtman (Weizmann Institute of Science)This is the main workshop of the program "Geometric functional analysis and applications". It will focus on the main topics of the program. These include: Convex geometry, Asymptotic geometric analysis, Interaction with computer science, Signal processing, Random matrix theory and other aspects of Probability.Updated on Apr 30, 2018 01:55 PM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Fall 2017
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)Description
The Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar meets 3 times each year and is a 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner. Here is the seminar schedule with abstracts and other information: BADG October 2017Berkeley, CA
Updated on Oct 18, 2017 01:33 PM PDT 
Workshop Modern Math Workshop 2017
Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Leslie McClure (SAMSI  Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute), Christian Ratsch (University of California, Los Angeles; Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)), Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College; Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM))As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, nine mathematics institutes are pleased to offer their annual SACNAS preconference event, the 2017 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. The Modern Math Workshop is part of the SACNAS National Conference; the workshop and the conference take place in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The MMW starts at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18 with registration beginning at noon.
Updated on Oct 12, 2017 02:36 PM PDT 
Workshop Geometric and topological combinatorics: Modern techniques and methods
Organizers: Patricia Hersh (North Carolina State University), LEAD Victor Reiner (University of Minnesota Twin Cities), Bernd Sturmfels (University of California, Berkeley; MaxPlanckInstitut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften), Frank Vallentin (Universität zu Köln), Günter Ziegler (Freie Universität Berlin)This workshop will focus on the interaction between Combinatorics, Geometry and Topology, including recent developments and techniques in areas such as
 polytopes and cell complexes,
 simplicial complexes and higher order graph theory,
 methods from equivariant topology and configuration spaces,
 geometric combinatorics in optimization and social choice theory,
 algebraic and algebrogeometric methods.Updated on May 25, 2018 01:29 PM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics
Organizers: Imre Barany (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics), Anders Björner (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)), LEAD Benjamin Braun (University of Kentucky), Isabella Novik (University of Washington), Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College), Rekha Thomas (University of Washington)The introductory workshop will present the main topics that will be the subject of much of the Geometric and Topological Combinatorics Program at MSRI. Key areas of interest are point configurations and matroids, hyperplane and subspace arrangements, polytopes and polyhedra, lattices, convex bodies, and sphere packings. This workshop will consist of introductory talks on a variety of topics, intended for a broad audience.
Updated on May 01, 2018 10:00 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Margaret Bayer (University of Kansas), Francisco Santos Leal (University of Cantabria), LEAD Cynthia Vinzant (University of Washington)This workshop will feature lectures on a variety of topics in geometric and topological combinatorics, given by prominent women and men in the field. It precedes the introductory workshop and will preview the major research themes of the semester program. There will be a panel discussion focusing on issues particularly relevant to junior researchers, women, and minorities, as well as other social events. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Sep 06, 2017 08:32 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: phenomena in high dimensions
Organizers: LEAD Alexander Koldobsky (University of Missouri), Michel Ledoux (Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse), Monika Ludwig (Technische Universität Wien), Alain Pajor (Université de Paris Est MarnelaVallée), Stanislaw Szarek (Case Western Reserve University), Roman Vershynin (University of Michigan)This workshop will consist of several short courses related to high dimensional convex geometry, high dimensional probability, and applications in data science. The lectures will be accessible for graduate students.
Updated on Sep 05, 2017 11:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: geometry and probability in high dimensions
Organizers: LEAD Shiri Artstein (Tel Aviv University), Marianna Csornyei (University of Chicago), Eva Kopecka (LeopoldFranzens Universität Innsbruck), Elisabeth Werner (Case Western Reserve University)This workshop will be on topics connected with Asymptotic Geometric Analysis  a relatively new field, the young finite dimensional cousin of Banach Space theory, functional analysis and classical convexity. We study high, but finite, dimensional objects, where the disorder of many parameters and many dimensions is regularized by convexity assumptions. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
Updated on Aug 29, 2017 10:40 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Automorphic Forms and the Langlands Program
Organizers: LEAD Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College, London)The summer school will be an introduction to the more algebraic aspects of the theory of automorphic forms and representations. One of the goals will be to understand the statements of the main conjectures in the Langlands programme. Another will be to gain a good working understanding of the fundamental definitions in the theory, such as principal series representations, the Satake isomorphism, and of course automorphic forms and representations for groups such as GL_n and its inner forms.
Updated on Aug 04, 2017 11:02 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Nonlinear dispersive PDE, quantum many particle systems and the world between
Organizers: Natasa Pavlovic (University of Texas, Austin), Gigliola Staffilani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Nikolaos Tzirakis (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign)The purpose of the summer school is to introduce graduate students to the recent developments in the area of dispersive partial differential equations (PDE), which have received a great deal of attention from mathematicians, in part due to ubiquitous applications to nonlinear optics, water wave theory and plasma physics.
Recently remarkable progress has been made in understanding existence and uniqueness of solutions to nonlinear Schrodinger (NLS) and KdV equations, and properties of those solutions. We will outline the basic tools that were developed to address these questions. Also we will present some of recent results on derivation of NLS equations from quantum many particle systems and will discuss how methods developed to study the NLS can be relevant in the context of the derivation of this nonlinear equation.
Updated on Sep 12, 2017 02:02 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures 2017: Contemporary Dynamical Systems
Organizers: Sylvain Crovisier (Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)Université de Paris XI (ParisSud)), LEAD Konstantin Khanin (University of Toronto), Andrés Navas Flores (University of Santiago de Chile), Christiane Rousseau (Université de Montréal), Marcelo Viana (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA)), Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago)The theory of dynamical systems has witnessed very significant developments in the last decades, including the work of two 2014 Fields medalists, Artur Avila and Maryam Mirzakhani. The school will concentrate on the recent significant developments in the field of dynamical systems and present some of the present main streams of research. Two central themes will be those of partial hyperbolicity on one side, and rigidity, group actions and renormalization on the other side. Other themes will include homogeneous dynamics and geometry and dynamics on infinitely flat surfaces (both providing connections to the work of Maryam Mirzakhani), topological dynamics, thermodynamical formalism, singularities and bifurcations in analytic dynamical systems.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Positivity Questions in Geometric Combinatorics
Organizers: Eran Nevo (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Raman Sanyal (Johann Wolfgang GoetheUniversität Frankfurt)McMullen’s gConjecture from 1970 is a shining example of mathematical foresight that combined all results available at that time to conjure a complete characterization of face numbers of convex simple/simplicial polytopes. The key statement in its verification is that certain combinatorial numbers associated to geometric (or topological) objects are nonnegative. The aim of this workshop is to introduce graduate students to selected contemporary topics in geometric combinatorics with an emphasis on positivity questions. It is fascinating that the dual notions of simple and simplicial polytopes lead to different but equally powerful algebraic frameworks to treat such questions. A key feature of the lectures will be the simultaneous development of these algebraic frameworks from complementary perspectives: combinatorialtopological and convexgeometric. General concepts (such as Lefschetz elements, Hodge–Riemann–Minkowski inequalities) will be developed sidebyside, and analogies will be drawn to concepts in algebraic geometry, Fourier analysis, rigidity theory and measure theory. This allows for entry points for students with varying backgrounds. The courses will be supplemented with guest lectures highlighting further connections to other fields.
Updated on Jul 21, 2017 10:13 AM PDT 
Workshop Algebraic Combinatorixx 2: Followup to BIRS Workshop
Updated on Aug 14, 2017 08:45 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Soergel Bimodules
Organizers: LEAD Ben Elias (University of Oregon), Geordie Williamson (University of Sydney)We will give an introduction to categorical representation theory, focusing on the example of Soergel bimodules, which is a categorification of the IwahoriHecke algebra. We will give a comprehensive introduction to the "tool box" of modern (higher) representation theory: diagrammatics, homotopy categories, categorical diagonalization, module categories, Drinfeld center, algebraic Hodge theory.
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 01:18 PM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2017: Solving Systems of Polynomial Equations
Organizers: LEAD Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY)), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), J. Maurice Rojas (Texas A & M University), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed to serve a diverse group of undergraduate students who would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.In 2017, MSRIUP will focus on Solving Systems of Polynomial Equations, a topic at the heart of almost every computational problem in the physical and life sciences. We will pay special attention to complexity issues, highlighting connections with tropical geometry, number theory, and the P vs. NP problem. The research program will be led by Prof. J. Maurice Rojas of Texas A&M University.Students who have had a linear algebra course and a course in which they have had to write proofs are eligible to apply. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply regardless of funding. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.Updated on Jul 22, 2020 02:56 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Subfactors: planar algebras, quantum symmetries, and random matrices
Organizers: LEAD Scott Morrison (Australian National University), Emily Peters (Loyola University), Noah Snyder (Indiana University)Subfactor theory is a subject from operator algebras, with many surprising connections to other areas of mathematics. This summer school will be devoted to understanding the representation theory of subfactors, with a particular emphasis on connections to quantum symmetries, fusion categories, planar algebras, and random matrices
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Workshop Career in Academia
Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Estelle Basor (AIM  American Institute of Mathematics), David Farmer (AIM  American Institute of Mathematics), Sally Koutsoliotas (Bucknell University)This workshop will focus on preparing each participant for a successful career as a mathematician at a college or university. Beginning with the hiring process, a thorough discussion of the various elements of the application packet will take place in the context of each participant's materials. Working individually with experienced faculty, participants will review and refine their cover letters, C.V., research, and teaching statements. This will be followed by activities related to the interview. The primary goals of the workshop are to develop an understanding of the hiring process from the institutions' perspective, to refine the application packet, to learn what to expect during the interview process (including the job talk), and to prepare for negotiating salary and startup packages.
Additional time will be spent on aspects of the pretenure years including the development of a research program, writing grant proposals, and mentoring research students. The threeday workshop will consist of oneonone work with experienced mentors, small group discussions, critique of written materials, plenary sessions, and time for individual work and consultation.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Commutative Algebra and Related Topics
Organizers: Shinobu Hikami (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology), LEAD Shihoko Ishii (Tsinghua University), Kazuhiko Kurano (Meiji University), Kenichi Yoshida (Nihon University)The purpose of the school will be to introduce graduate students to foundational results in commutative algebra, with particular emphasis of the diversity of the related topics with commutative algebra. Some of these topics are developing remarkably in this decade and through learning those subjects the graduate students will be stimulated toward future research.
Updated on Jun 21, 2017 04:53 PM PDT 
Workshop Recent Developments in Harmonic Analysis
Organizers: Michael Christ (University of California, Berkeley), Steven Hofmann (University of Missouri), LEAD Michael Lacey (Georgia Institute of Technology), Betsy Stovall (University of WisconsinMadison), Brian Street (University of WisconsinMadison)Topics for this workshop will be drawn from the main research directions of this conference, including:(1) Restriction, Kakeya, and geometric incidence problems(2) Analysis on nonhomogenous spaces(3) Weighted estimates(4) Quantitative rectifiability and other topics in PDEUpdated on May 26, 2017 12:27 PM PDT 
Workshop Recent developments in Analytic Number Theory
Organizers: Tim Browning (University of Bristol), Chantal David (Concordia University), Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University), LEAD Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)This workshop will be focused on presenting the latest developments in analytic number theory, including (but not restricted to) recent advances in sieve theory, multiplicative number theory, exponential sums, arithmetic statistics, estimates on automorphic forms, and the HardyLittlewood circle method.
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Workshop A View Towards Algebraic Geometry, in honor of David Eisenbud’s birthday
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Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2017
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Galois Theory of Periods and Applications
Organizers: LEAD Francis Brown (All Souls College, University of Oxford), Clément Dupont (Université de Montpellier), Richard Hain (Duke University), Vadim Vologodskiy (Higher School of Economics)Periods are integrals of algebraic differential forms over algebraicallydefined domains and are ubiquitous in mathematics and physics. A deep idea, originating with Grothendieck, is that there should be a Galois theory of periods. This general principle provides a unifying approach to several problems in the theory of motives, quantum groups and geometric group theory. This conference will bring together leading experts around this subject and cover topics such as the theory of multiple zeta values, modular forms, and motivic fundamental groups.Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2017: Observing for Access, Power, and Participation in Mathematics Classrooms as a Strategy to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Organizers: Michael Driskill (Math for America ), Esther Enright (Boise State University), Rochelle Gutierrez (University of Illinois), LEAD Jodie Novak (University of Northern Colorado), LEAD Miriam Sherin (Northwestern University), Joi Spencer (University of San Diego), Elizabeth van Es (University of California, Irvine)Success rates in mathematics as well as recruitment and retention rates in the mathematics pipeline are low at all education levels and are, across predictable demographics, disproportionately low for students who are women, Latin@, Black, American Indian, recent immigrants, emergent bilinguals/multilinguals, and poor. Efforts to address these low rates often focus on programmatic solutions such as creating mentoring or bridge programs to address perceived deficiencies. While these programs achieve some success, evidence suggests that they may not substantially improve students’ subsequent success in mathematics or meaningfully address the ways that students experience mathematics instruction.
The 2017 CIME workshop will focus on observations of mathematics classrooms through the lens of equity. Specifically, we will use observation as a tool for understanding and improving imbalances of access, participation, and power in mathematics teaching and learning. In doing so, we seek to better understand students’ experiences in mathematics classrooms in order to improve academic success, recruitment and retention, and meaningful experiences for historically marginalized populations.
Five questions structure the highly interactive design of the workshop:
 What does it mean to create an equitable classroom environment? How can the structure of classroom interactions lead to imbalances of access, identity, and power in mathematics teaching and learning? How can such structures be rebuilt to better serve all students?
 How might observations of mathematics instruction help us to identify power dynamics in classrooms? What language is helpful to describe interactions in mathematics classrooms? What might we learn from observations about how culture and identity are developed for some students but not others? What do classroom observations reveal about how instruction supports or discourages engagement in mathematics for students of different backgrounds?
 What does it mean to observe interactions in a mathematics classroom with an eye towards equity? What language is helpful to describe interactions in mathematics classrooms? How do we observe and describe interactions among students, between students and mathematics, between students and instructors, and between students and resources (i.e., textbooks, computers, chalkboards, manipulatives)?
 What professional experiences can support mathematics instructors to learn how to observe for, describe, interpret, and productively address interactions in the mathematics classroom from the lens of equity? What professional experiences can support mathematics instructors to increase the number of equitable interactions and decrease the number of inequitable ones in their classrooms?
 What measures might be useful in tracking our progress in learning to see, describe, interpret, and productively address (in)equitable interactions in mathematics classrooms? What measures and tools might be useful in tracking the impacts on instruction and student learning? How might we develop infrastructure to help with this work (video library, faculty resources, etc.)?
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Academic Sponsors Day
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Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2017
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Analytic Number Theory
Organizers: Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal), LEAD Emmanuel Kowalski (ETH Zurich), Kaisa Matomäki (University of Turku), Philippe Michel (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))The introductory workshop will present, through short minicourses and introductory lectures, the main topics that will be the subject of much of the Analytic Number Theory Programme at MSRI. These topics include the theory of multiplicative functions, the theory of modular forms and Lfunctions, the circle method, sieve methods, and the theory of exponential sums over finite fields
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Analytic Number Theory
Organizers: LEAD Chantal David (Concordia University), Kaisa Matomäki (University of Turku), Lillian Pierce (Duke University), Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University), Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)This workshop will consist of lectures on the current state of research in analytic number theory, given by prominent women and men in the field. The workshop is open to all graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in areas related to the program; it will also include a panel discussion session among female researchers on career issues, as well as other social events
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Harmonic Analysis
Organizers: Allan Greenleaf (University of Rochester), LEAD Michael Lacey (Georgia Institute of Technology), Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Betsy Stovall (University of WisconsinMadison), Brian Street (University of WisconsinMadison)This weeklong workshop will serve as an introduction for graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to the main themes of the program. It will feature accessible talks by a number of leading harmonic analysts, including several short courses on the core ideas and techniques in the field. There will also be a problem session, to which all participants are encouraged to contribute.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Harmonic Analysis
Organizers: Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), LEAD Betsy Stovall (University of WisconsinMadison)This workshop will highlight the work of several prominent women working in harmonic analysis, including some of the field's rising stars. There will also be a panel discussion. There will also be a contributed poster session. This workshop is open to, and poster contributions are welcome from all mathematicians.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Amenability, coarse embeddability and fixed point properties
Organizers: Goulnara Arzhantseva (University of Vienna), LEAD Cornelia Drutu (University of Oxford), Graham Niblo (University of Southampton), Piotr Nowak (Polish Academy of Sciences)The main theme of the workshop is the spectrum of analytic properties running from Kazhdan's property (T) at one end to von Neumann's amenability at the other, that forms a foundational organizing structure for infinite groups and spaces. These properties can be described both analytically, via unitary representation theory, and geometrically, using embedding properties for discrete spaces. Connections with probability and combinatorics will likewise be addressed during the meeting.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Insect Navigation
Organizers: Larry Abbott (Columbia University), David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley), Mimi Koehl (University of California, Berkeley)A 3day joint workshop of MSRI and Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Navigation in flies, mosquitos and ants is an interesting scientific problem that has considerable societal importance because of their role as disease vectors. This meeting will address two important aspects of navigation: 1) how are locations and orientations in space computed, represented and used in the insect brain, and 2) how do interactions between an organism and its environment affect its ability to navigate.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Winter 2016
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Circle on the Road
Organizers: Selin Kalayciglu (The Center for Mathematical Talent), Berna Ok (The Center for Mathematical Talent), LEAD Diana White (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Brandy Wiegers (Central Washington University)Bringing together new and experienced leaders of Math Circles and other similar outreach programs, this year’s Circle on the Road will include discussions, presentations, and opportunities to facilitate different mathematical problems. In addition, some informal STEM education researchers will join us to further our research and evaluation efforts.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop The 2016 BlackwellTapia Conference and Award Ceremony
Organizers: Carlos CastilloChavez, Sujit Ghosh (North Carolina State University), Suzanne Lenhart (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis NIMBioS), Kelly Sturner (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis NIMBioS), AbdulAziz YakubuUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Geometry of mapping class groups and Out(Fn)
Organizers: Yael AlgomKfir (University of Haifa), LEAD Mladen Bestvina (University of Utah), Richard Canary (University of Michigan), Gilbert Levitt (Université de Caen)A fourday workshop with researchlevel talks on the latest advances in the geometry of mapping class groups and Out(F_n), and spaces on which they act.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Groups acting on CAT(0) spaces
Organizers: Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley), PierreEmmanuel Caprace (Université Catholique de Louvain), Koji Fujiwara (Kyoto University), Alessandra Iozzi (ETH Zürich), LEAD Michah Sageev (TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology)The theme of the workshop is algebraic, geometric and analytical aspects of groups that act by isometries on spaces of nonpositive curvature known as CAT(0) spaces. The world of CAT(0) spaces includes classical spaces such as symmetric spaces and buildings, as well as more avantgarde arrivals, such as CAT(0) cube complex. The workshop will bring together researchers studying various aspects of such groups and spaces to discuss recent developments and chart new directions in the field.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Math Circle  Mentorship and Partnership Program
Organizers: Diana White (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Brandy Wiegers (Central Washington University)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: Martin Bridson (University of Oxford; Clay Mathematics Institute ), Benson Farb (University of Chicago), LEAD zlil sela (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Karen Vogtmann (University of Warwick)This will be an introductory workshop to the MSRI jumbo program Geometric Group Theory being held during the Fall Semester of 2016. The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of key areas of research to be covered in the program, including an introduction to open problems of current interest.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: LEAD Ruth Charney (Brandeis University), Indira Chatterji (Université Nice SophiaAntipolis), Mark Feighn (Rutgers University), Talia Fernos (University of North Carolina)This threeday workshop will feature talks by six prominent female mathematicians on a wide range of topics in geometric group theory. Each speaker will give two lectures, separated by a breakout session during which participants will meet in small groups to discuss ideas presented in the first lecture. The workshop is open to all mathematicians.Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Chip Firing and Tropical Curves
Organizers: LEAD Matthew Baker (Georgia Institute of Technology), David Jensen (University of Kentucky), Sam Payne (University of Texas, Austin)Tropical geometry uses a combination of techniques from algebraic geometry, combinatorics, and convex polyhedral geometry to study degenerations of algebraic varieties; the simplest tropical objects are tropical curves, which one can think of as "shadows" of algebraic curves. Linear equivalence of divisors on an abstract tropical curve is determined by a simple but rich combinatorial process called "chip firing", which was discovered independently in the discrete setting by physicists and graph theorists. From a pedagogical point of view, one can view tropical curves as a combinatorial model for the highly analogous but more abstract theory of algebraic curves, but there is in fact much more to the story than this: one can use tropical curves and chip firing to prove theorems in algebraic geometry and number theory. This field is relatively new, so participants will have the opportunity to start from scratch and still get a glimpse of the cutting edge in this active research area.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Electronic Structure Theory
Organizers: LEAD Lin Lin (University of California, Berkeley), Jianfeng Lu (Duke University), James Sethian (University of California, Berkeley)Ab initio or first principle electronic structure theories, particularly represented by KohnSham density functional theory (KSDFT), have been developed into workhorse tools with a wide range of scientific applications in chemistry, physics, materials science, biology etc. What is needed are new techniques that greatly extend the applicability and versatility of these approaches. At the core, many of the challenges that need to be addressed are essentially mathematical. The purpose of the workshop is to provide graduate students a selfcontained introduction to electronic structure theory, with particular emphasis on frontier topics in aspects of applied analysis and numerical methods.
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Summer Graduate School An Introduction to Character Theory and the McKay Conjecture
Organizers: Robert Guralnick (University of Southern California), Pham Tiep (Rutgers University)Character Theory of Finite Groups provides one of the most powerful tools to study groups. In this course we will give a gentle introduction to basic results in the Character Theory, as well as some of the main conjectures in Group Representation Theory, with particular emphasis on the McKay Conjecture.
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Summer Graduate School Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming: Theory, algorithms and applications
Organizers: Francisco Castro (University of Sevilla), Elena Fernandez (Polytechnical University of Cataluña (Barcelona) ), Justo Puerto (University of Sevilla)This school is oriented to the presentation of theory, algorithms and applications for the solution of mixed integer nonlinear problems (MINLP). This type of problems appears in numerous application areas where the modelization of nonlinear phenomena with logical constraints is important; we must remember here the memorable phrase “the world is nonlinear”. Nowadays the theoretical aspects of this area are spread in a number of recent papers which makes it difficult, for nonspecialist, to have a solid background of the existing results and new advances in the field. This school aims to organize and present this material in an organized way. Moreover, it also pursues to link theory with actual applications. In particular, remarkable applications can be found in air traffic control agencies, the air companies, the electric power generation companies, the chemical complex units, the analysis of financial products usually associated with risk dealing and in the algorithms in the statistical field and artificial intelligence as for instance artificial neural networks, or supporting vector machines, among many others.
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Summer Graduate School Harmonic Analysis and Elliptic Equations on real Euclidean Spaces and on Rough Sets
Organizers: LEAD Steven Hofmann (University of Missouri), Jose Maria Martell (Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas (ICMAT))The goal of the workshop is to present harmonic analysis techniques in $R^n$ (the ``flat" setting), and then to show how those techniques extend to much rougher settings, with application to the theory of elliptic equations. Thus, the subject matter of the workshop will introduce the students to an active, current research area: the interface between harmonic analysis, elliptic PDE, and geometric measure theory.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2016: Sandpile Groups
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Maria Mercedes Franco (Queensborough Community College (CUNY)), Luis David Garcia Puente (Colorado College), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), LEAD Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel 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 2016 program will be led by Prof. Luis GarciaPuente of Sam Houston State University.
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Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2016: Dynamics of Biological Systems
Organizers: Thomas Hillen (University of Alberta), Mark Lewis (University of Alberta), Yingfei Yi (University of Alberta)The purpose of this summer school is to focus on the interplay of dynamical and biological systems, developing the rich connectionbetween science and mathematics that has been so successful to date. Our focus will be on understanding the mathematical structure of dynamical systems that come from biological problems, and then relating the mathematical structures back to the biology to provide scientific insight. We will focus on five key areas: complex bionetworks, multi scale biological dynamics, biological waves, nonlinear dynamics of pattern formation, and disease dynamics. For each of the five key areas, we will invite 23 world leaders who are also excellent communicators to deliver a series of 24 onehour lectures. We expect an average of eight hours of lecture per subject area, spread over approximately two weeks.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Geometric Flows in Riemannian and Complex Geometry
Organizers: Tobias Colding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), LEAD John Lott (University of California, Berkeley), Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University)The workshop will concentrate on parabolic methods in both Riemannian and complex geometry. The topics will include
 Ricci flow. Analytic questions about Ricci flow in three dimensions. Possible applications of Ricci flow to 4manifold topology. Ricci flow in higher dimensions under curvature assumptions.
 KählerRicci Flow. Applications to the KählerEinstein problem. Connections to the minimal model program. Study of KählerRicci solitons and limits of KählerRicci flow.
 Mean curvature flow. Singularity analysis. Generic mean curvature flow.
 Other geometric flows such as Calabi flow and pluriclosed flow.
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Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2016
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Discrete (BAD) Math Day 32
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Ralucca Gera (Naval Postgraduate School), Elizabeth Gross (San Jose State University), Angela Hicks (Stanford University), Carol Meyers (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Rick Scott (University of Santa Clara), Erik Slivenken (University of California, Davis), Ellen Veomett (Saint Mary's College of California), Yan Zhang (University of California, Berkeley)Bay Area Discrete Math Days are oneday meetings aimed at facilitating communication between researchers and graduate students of discrete mathematics around the San Francisco Bay Area.These days happen semiannually 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, and Combinatorics in Mathematical Physics
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Cluster algebras and wallcrossing
Organizers: LEAD Mark Gross (University of Cambridge), Paul Hacking (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Sean Keel (University of Texas, Austin), Lauren Williams (Harvard University)Cluster algebras were introduced in 2001 by Fomin and Zelevinsky to capture the combinatorics of canonical bases and total positivity in semisimple Lie groups. Since then they have revealed a rich combinatorial and grouptheoretic structure, and have had significant impact beyond these initial subjects, including string theory, algebraic geometry, and mirror symmetry. Recently Gross, Hacking, Keel and Kontsevich released a preprint introducing mirror symmetry techniques into the subject which resolved several longstanding conjectures, including the construction of canonical bases for cluster algebras and positivity of the Laurent phenomenon. This preprint reformulates the basic construction of cluster algebras in terms of scattering diagrams (or wallcrossing structures). This leads to the proofs of the conjectures and to new constructions of elements of cluster algebras. But fundamentally they provide a new tool for thinking about cluster algebras.
The workshop will bring together many of the different users of cluster algebras to achieve a synthesis of these new techniques with many of the different aspects of the subject. There will be lecture series on the new techniques, and other lecture series on connections with Lie theory, quiver representation theory, mirror symmetry, string theory, and stability conditions.Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Kähler Geometry, Einstein Metrics, and Generalizations
Organizers: Olivier Biquard (École Normale Supérieure), Simon Donaldson (State University of New York, Stony Brook), Gang Tian (Princeton University), LEAD Jeff Viaclovsky (University of WisconsinMadison)The workshop will integrate elements from complex differential geometry with Einstein metrics and their generalizations. The topics will include
 Existence of KählerEinstein metrics and extremal Kähler metrics. Notions of stability in algebraic geometry such as Chow stability, Kstability, bstability, and polytope stability. KählerEinstein metrics with conical singularities along a divisor.
 CalabiYau metrics and collapsed limit spaces. Connections with physics and mirror symmetry.
 Einstein metrics and their moduli spaces, εregularity, noncompact examples such as ALE, ALF, and PoincaréEinstein metrics. Generalizations of the Einstein condition, such as Bachflat metrics and Ricci solitons.
 SasakiEinstein metrics and metrics with special holonomy. New examples and classification problems.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2016: Observing, Evaluating and Improving Mathematics Teaching from the Early Grades through the University
Organizers: Hyman Bass (University of Michigan), Michael Driskill (Math for America ), LEAD Mark Hoover (University of Michigan), LEAD Deborah Hughes Hallett (University of Arizona), Danny Martin (University of Illinois at Chicago), Miriam Sherin (Northwestern University)The 2016 CIME workshop focuses directly on the teaching of mathematics at the university and precollege levels. Teaching is not easy to examine in disciplined ways because it is so familiar and seems so obvious. Although teaching shapes students’ opportunities to learn, what teachers are actually doing is difficult to observe and describe. This impedes work on improving teaching.
This workshop will offer the opportunity to study and talk closely about mathematics teaching through close observation and discussion of video tapes in a setting that will bring together professionals with a range of perspectives, knowledge, experience, and orientations. The goal of the workshop is to develop language and methods for describing, analyzing and evaluating what can be seen in the classroom, with the ultimate goal of helping us shape and improve teaching — our own and more broadly.
Four questions structure the highly interactive design of the workshop: What skills are needed for observing teaching in ways that inform improvement efforts? What is involved in observing teaching? What is the teacher saying and doing? What are students saying and doing? What is the mathematics at play? What else is happening? And what do these imply for teaching?
 How can the practice and use of observation be structured in order to improve mathematics teaching? What approaches are available? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
 Observationbased assessment of teaching: Why, what, and how? What are the risks?
 How can we develop and sustain a crossprofessional community that observes and evaluates teaching in such a way that different communities communicate with and learn from each other to support a cycle of improvement in the teaching of mathematics at all levels?
The workshop will provide a library of videos of mathematics teaching for study. In addition, participants are encouraged to submit a short video clip of their own teaching, together with a brief background commentary. These videos will provide a central text for our collective work on discussing and assessing mathematics teaching.
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Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2016
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop NSF Day at Pasadena City College
Organizers: LisaJoy Zgorski (National Science Foundation)NSF Day at Pasadena City College will discuss funding for researchers at 2 and 4year institutions.
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Workshop Introductory Workshop: Modern Riemannian Geometry
Organizers: LEAD Tobias Colding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), John Lott (University of California, Berkeley), Jeff Viaclovsky (University of WisconsinMadison)The week will be devoted to an introduction to modern techniques in Riemannian geometry. This is intended to help graduate students and younger researchers get a headstart, in order to increase their participation during the main semester programs and research lectures. To increase outreach, the week will focus on Riemannian geometry and should be largely accessible. Some minicourses on topics of recent interest will be included. The workshop will also have semiexpository lectures dealing with aspects of spaces with curvature bounded from below, since such spaces will occur throughout the semester. We expect that many Berkeley mathematicians and students will participate in the introductory workshop.
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Workshop Connections for Women: Differential Geometry
Organizers: Christine Breiner (Brown University), LEAD Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University)The purpose of this meeting is to help junior female researchers to become familiar with the focus topics of the main MSRI program, and also for the junior researchers to have an opportunity to get acquainted with more senior women researchers in differential geometry.
This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
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Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Winter 2015
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Workshop on Combinatorial Games, in honor of Elwyn Berlekamp's 75th Birthday
Organizers: David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Richard Guy (University of Calgary), Thane Plambeck (Counterwave, Inc.), Aaron Siegel (Airbnb)A twoday workshop with researchlevel talks on combinatorial game theory, one of the fields to which Elwyn Berlekamp has made enormous contributions.
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Workshop Modern Math Workshop 2015
Organizers: LEAD Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Helen Chamberlin (Ohio State University), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Sujit Ghosh (North Carolina State University), Dagan Karp (Harvey Mudd College), Anne Pfister (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Christian Ratsch (University of California, Los Angeles; Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Mariel Vazquez (University of California, Davis), Talithia Williams (Harvey Mudd College)As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, nine mathematics institutes are pleased to host their annual SACNAS preconference event, the 2015 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 PhD’s in building their research networks.
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Workshop New challenges in PDE: Deterministic dynamics and randomness in high and infinite dimensional systems
Organizers: Jonathan Mattingly (Duke University), LEAD Andrea Nahmod (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Pierre Raphael (Université Nice SophiaAntipolis), Luc ReyBellet (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Daniel Tataru (University of California, Berkeley)This workshop serves to bring into focus the fundamental aim of the jumbo program by both a) showcasing the spectacular progress in recent years in the study of both nonlinear dispersive as well as stochastic partial differential equations and b) bringing to the fore the key challenges for the future in quantitatively analyzing the dynamics of solutions arising from the flows generated by deterministic and nondeterministic evolution differential equations, or dynamical evolution of large physical systems.
During the two weeks long workshop, we intertwine talks on a wide array of topics by some of the key researchers in both communities and aim at highlighting the most salient ideas, proofs and questions which are important and fertile for `crosspollination’ between PDE and SPDE. Topics include: Global dynamics and singularity formation for geometric and physical nonlinear wave and dispersive models (critical and supercritical regimes); dynamics of infinite dimensional systems (critical phenomena, multi scale dynamics and metastability); symplectic structures of infinite dimensional dynamical systems; randomization and long time dynamics, invariant Gibbs and weighted Wiener measures; derivation of effective dynamics in quantum systems; weak turbulence phenomena; optimization and learning algorithms: distributed, stochastic and parallel.
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Workshop Theory of Neural Computation
Organizers: Dmitri Chklovskii (Simons Foundation), David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley), Gary Marcus (New York University), LEAD Bruno Olshausen (University of California, Berkeley), Christos Papadimitriou (University of California, Berkeley), Terrence Sejnowski (Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Fritz Sommer (University of California, Berkeley)The theme of this workshop is on bringing theory into the study of neural networksthose in brains and those in machines. We will soon have the capability to monitor activity and structure in the brain at unprecedented scales, but what will these data tell us? It is unlikely that we will gain insight without some theoretical framework to guide our thinking of what to look for, and why. Similarly, neural network models can now perform feats of language translation and pattern recognition far beyond what was possible a few years ago; but they have yet to shed new light on neurobiological mechanisms in part because there is only a limited theory of such computations.
What are likely candidates for such theories? Do they already exist? And what is needed to more tightly integrate theoretical frameworks with empirical approaches?
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Workshop Elementary Introduction to the Langlands Program, by Edward Frenkel
Organizers: Edward Frenkel (University of California, Berkeley)One of the most fascinating and important developments in mathematics in the last 50 years is the "Langlands Program", a collection of ideas that provides a grand unification of many areas of mathematics. Frenkel's celebrated book "Love and Math", now translated into many languages, provides an extraordinarily accessible overview of the deep mathematics involved. The lectures will be a great opportunity to hear the story of these ideas from a great expositor, and participate in a discussion of them. Covering topics from the basic ideas of symmetries and Fermat's last theorem to the recent works connecting the Langlands Program to dualities in quantum physics, the lectures will be accessible to undergraduate students.
The video content of this workshop can also be found at the Langlands Program Lectures page
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Workshop Math Circle  Mentorship and Partnership Program
Organizers: Diana White (University of Colorado, Denver), Brandy Wiegers (Central Washington University)The next version of Circle on the Road, the MCMAP Training Workshops will provide a focused training for Novice Math Circle leaders. These workshops launch a oneyear mentorship and partnership program to support Novice Math Circles through their first few critical years.
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Workshop Introductory Workshop: Randomness and long time dynamics in nonlinear evolution differential equations
Organizers: Kay Kirkpatrick (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), LEAD Yvan Martel (École Polytechnique), LEAD Luc ReyBellet (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Gigliola Staffilani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)The purpose of the program New Challenges in PDE: Deterministic Dynamics and Randomness in High and Infinite Dimensional Systems is to bring together a core group of mathematicians from the dispersive PDE and the SPDE communities whose research contains an underlying and unifying problem: analyzing high or infinite dimensional dynamics, where dynamics is understood in a broad sense and arising from the flows generated by either deterministic or stochastic partial differential equations, or from dynamical evolution of large physical systems.
The introductory workshop will serve as an overview to the program. It aims at familiarizing graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to the major topics of the program through short courses and discussions.
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Workshop Connections for Women: Dispersive and Stochastic PDE
Organizers: LEAD Kay Kirkpatrick (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), Andrea Nahmod (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)This workshop will consist of various talks given by prominent female mathematicians whose research lies in and interfaces with the fields of nonlinear evolution dispersive PDE, wave phenomena and stochastic processes. These talks will be appropriate for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in areas above mentioned. The workshop will allocate ample time for group discussions and will include a professional development session.
This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
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Summer Graduate School Incompressible Fluid Flows at High Reynolds Number
Organizers: Jacob Bedrossian (University of Maryland), LEAD Vlad Vicol (New York University, Courant Institute)The purpose of this two week workshop is to introduce graduate students to stateoftheart methods and results in mathematical fluid dynamics. In the first week, we will discuss the mathematical foundations and modern analysis aspects of the NavierStokes and Euler equations. In the second week, we will run two courses concurrently on the topics of inviscid limits and hydrodynamic stability. Specifically, one course will focus on boundary layers in high Reynolds number flows and the Prandtl equations while the other will focus on mixing and connections to turbulence. Through the lectures and associated problem sessions, the students will learn about a number of new analysis tools and principles of fluid mechanics that are not always taught in a graduate school curriculum.
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Summer Graduate School Gaps between Primes and Analytic Number Theory
Organizers: Dimitris Koukoulopoulos (Université de Montréal), LEAD Emmanuel Kowalski (ETH Zurich), James Maynard (University of Oxford), Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University)These courses will give students a full overview of the results of Zhang and Maynard on gaps between primes, and will provide them will a clear understanding of the tools involved. This will make accessible a significant part of modern analytic number theory. The lecturers will also make sure to include, within their course, examples and discussions going further than is strictly required to understand the proofs of Zhang and Maynard, e.g., in the direction of automorphic forms and the Riemann Hypothesis over finite fields.
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Summer Graduate School Berkeley summer course in mining and modeling of neuroscience data
Organizers: Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University), Bruno Olshausen (University of California, Berkeley), Christos Papadimitriou (University of California, Berkeley), Fritz Sommer (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Jeff Teeters (University of California, Berkeley)This course is for students and researchers with backgrounds in mathematics and computational sciences who are
interested in applying their skills toward problems in neuroscience. It will introduce the major open questions of
neuroscience and teach stateof–theart techniques for analyzing and modeling neuroscience data sets. The course is designed for students at the graduate level and researchers with background in a quantitative field such as
engineering, mathematics, physics or computer science who may or may not have a specific neuroscience
background. The goal of this summer course is to help researchers find new exciting research areas and at the same time to strengthen quantitative expertise in the field of neuroscience. The course is sponsored by the National Science Foundation from a grant supporting activities at the data sharing repository CRCNS.org, the Helen Wills
Neuroscience Institute, the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the Mathematical Science Research
Institute.Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Mathematical Topics in Systems Biology
Organizers: LEAD Steven Altschuler (University of California, San Francisco), Lani Wu (University of California, San Francisco)This Summer Graduate School will introduce mathematics graduate students to the rapidly emerging area of systems biology. In particular, we will focus on the design and emergent behaviors of molecular networks used by cells to interpret their environments and create robust temporalspatial behaviors. This will be a very handson workshop with students working alone and in teams to program and present key ideas.
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Summer Graduate School NIMS Summer School on Random Matrix Theory
Organizers: LEAD Jinho Baik (University of Michigan)This summer graduate school will take place at the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Daejeon, South Korea. The purpose of this summer school is to introduce some of the basic ideas and methods of random matrix theory to graduate students. In particular there will be three lecture series on random matrix theory from three different perspectives: from the view points of the integrable structures, the moment method, and the Stieltjes transorm technique. In addition to the lectures, there will be discussion sessions, and the students will also have plenty of time to interact with the lecturers and with other students.
Please note that accepted students will be provided up to $1700 in travel reimbursement, in addition to meals and accommodation.
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Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2015: Geometric and Computational Spectral Theory
Organizers: Alexandre Girouard (Laval University), Dmitry Jakobson (McGill University), Michael Levitin (University of Reading), Nilima Nigam (Simon Fraser University), Iosif Polterovich (Université de Montréal), Frederic Rochon (Université du Québec à Montréal)The lectures will focus on the following four topics: geometry of eigenvalues, geometry of eigenfunctions, spectral theory on manifolds with singularities and computational spectral theory. There has been a number of remarkable recent developments in these closely related fields. The goal of the school is to shed light on different facets of modern spectral theory and to provide a unique opportunity for graduate students and young researchers to get a “big picture” of this rapidly evolving area of mathematics. A particularly novel aspect of the school is the emphasis on the interactions between spectral geometry and computational spectral theory.
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Summer Graduate School Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: LEAD John Mackay (University of Bristol), Anne Thomas (University of Sydney), Kevin Wortman (University of Utah)The aim of this workshop is to introduce graduate students to some specific core topics which will be under study at the upcoming MSRI program on Geometric Group Theory (GGT) in 2016. GGT encompasses a wide range of topics. The four minicourse topics have been chosen because they are central themes in GGT and in the upcoming MSRI program. Moreover, each topic is accessible to students with a range of backgrounds: the basic definitions are straightforward, with many simple and illuminating examples to work through, yet lead through to important questions in current research.
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Summer Graduate School CRMPIMS Summer School in Probability
Organizers: LEAD Louigi AddarioBerry (McGill University), LouisPierre Arguin (University of Montreal), Alexander Fribergh (University of Montreal), Lea Popovic (Concordia University)The 2015 CRMPIMS Summer School in Probability will take place in Montreal, Canada, from June 15July 11, 2015. The school is built around two principal 24hour lecture courses, which will be delivered by Alice Guionnet (random matrices, free probability and the enumeration of maps) and Remco van der Hofstad (highdimensional percolation and random graphs). There will additionally be minicourses by Louigi AddarioBerry (random minimum spanning trees), Shankar Bhamidi (dynamic random network models) and Jonathan Mattingly (stabilization by noise). Some time is reserved for participants to present their own work.
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MSRIUP MSRIUP 2015: Geometric Combinatorics Motivated by the Social Sciences
Organizers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), LEAD Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel 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 2015 program will be led by Prof. Francis Su from Harvey Mudd College.
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Workshop Partnerships: a Workshop on Collaborations between the NSF/MPS and Private Foundations
Organizers: Cynthia Atherton (HeisingSimons Foundation), Paulette Clancy (Cornell University), LEAD David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley), Thomas Everhart (California Institute of Technology), Caty Pilachowski (Indiana University), Robert Shelton (Research Corporation for Science Advancement), Yuri Tschinkel (New York University, Courant Institute)The National Science Foundation (NSF) and nonprofit organizations each provide critical support to the U.S. basic research enterprise in the mathematical and physical sciences. While the missions of these funders differ, many of their goals align and the grantee communities have significant overlap. With the ultimate aim of helping to advance the scientific frontier in the most effective way, we propose to hold a workshop to examine partnerships between the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) at NSF and nonprofit funders in MPSrelated disciplines to
• understand different models of collaboration (the “how”);
• understand different motivations for collaboration (the “why”); and
• develop opportunities for future communication and/or collaboration.Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Advances in Homogeneous Dynamics
Organizers: LEAD Dmitry Kleinbock (Brandeis University), Hee Oh (Yale University), Alireza Salehi Golsefidy (University of California, San Diego), Ralf Spatzier (University of Michigan)The Advances in Homogeneous Dynamics workshop will feature the speakers whose work is at the forefront of the field. There will be a panel discussion accompanied by an open problem session to lay out possible directions for the research in homogeneous dynamics. Talks will be in a broad range of topics and this will help to build more connections between researchers interested in dynamical systems, number theory and geometry. For example we hope that the involvement of the participants of the other program held at MSRI during the same academic year (Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures, Spring 2015) would create new connections between the topics. There will be shorter talks presented by earlycareer researchers
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Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2015
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
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Workshop Dynamics on Moduli Spaces
Organizers: Marc Burger (ETH Zürich), LEAD David Dumas (University of Illinois at Chicago), Olivier Guichard (Université de Strasbourg I (Louis Pasteur)), François Labourie (Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis), Anna Wienhard (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)The Research Workshop of the ``Dynamics on moduli spaces of geometric structures'' will concentrate on some of the following general interrelated themes:
(1) Geometric structures on the spaces of geometric structures which extend and generalize classical constructions on Teichmüller spaces, such as the WeilPetersoon metric, the pressure metric, the Teichmüller metric and its geodesic flow, FenchelNielsen coordinates, FockGoncharov ThursonPenner coordinates, and the symplectic and Poisson geometries
(2) Relations with harmonic maps, Riemann surfaces, complex geometry: specifically Higgs bundles, holomorphic differentials (quadratic, cubic, etc.) as parameters for representations of the fundamental group, hyperkähler and complex symplectic geometry of moduli spaces, lifts of Teichmüller geodesic flows to flat bundles of character varieties
(3) Asymptotic properties of higher Teichmüller spaces, including generalized measured geodesic laminations, CullerMorganShalen asymptotics of character varieties, degenerations of geometric structures and discrete subgroups
(4) Actions of mapping class groups and outer automorphism groups, properness criteria for Anosov representations and their generalizations, properness criteria for nondiscrete representations, chaotic actions of mapping class groups and the monodromy map from structures to representations
(5) Classification of exotic geometric structures, tameness criteria, generalizations of ending laminationtype invariants to higher rank structures, rigidity and flexibility for thin subgroups, arithmeticity conditions, and geometric transitions
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Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2015: Developmental Mathematics: For whom? Toward what ends?
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Mark Hoover (University of Michigan), LEAD Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Richard Sgarlotti (Bay College), Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge)This workshop will address the critical issue of developmental mathematics at two and fouryear colleges and universities and the broader dynamic of mathematics remediation that occurs at all levels. It will engage mathematicians, K12 teachers, mathematics educators, and administrators in a conversation about the goals of developmental mathematics and the contributions that our different professional communities make to this work. Key questions that will be addressed are:
1. How do we teach content in ways that acknowledge and leverage each student's prior learning experiences? In particular, how do we take advantage of a student's maturity while refining his or her learning habits where necessary?
2. How can developmental mathematics instruction move students through mathematics which must be relearned while simultaneously gaining momentum on more advanced mathematics (including the development of mathematical practices needed for meaningful mathematical work)?
3. What are strategies for supporting the needs of the wide range of students in developmental mathematics programsthose developing mathematical skills for life in general as well as those developing the foundation necessary to proceed towards a STEM major? How can we successfully address equity issues raised for students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields? How can developmental mathematics instruction blend synchronous and asynchronous instruction to achieve maximal efficiency and impact?
4. What is the proper balance between addressing the needs of the wide range of students mentioned in the preceding point and keeping instruction and course offerings concise?
5. What are the characteristics, training, and practices of a successful developmental mathematics teacher?
6. What support services enhance the success of a developmental mathematics program?
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Workshop Hot Topics: KadisonSinger, Interlacing Polynomials, and Beyond
Organizers: Sorin Popa (University of California, Los Angeles), LEAD Daniel Spielman (Yale University), Nikhil Srivastava (University of California, Berkeley), Cynthia Vinzant (University of Washington)In a recent paper, Marcus, Spielman and Srivastava solve the KadisonSinger Problem by proving Weaver's KS2 conjecture and the Paving Conjecture. Their proof involved a technique they called the “method of interlacing families of polynomials” and a “barrier function” approach to proving bounds on the locations of the zeros of real stable polynomials. Using these techniques, they have also proved that there are infinite families of Ramanujan graphs of every degree, and they have developed a very simple proof of Bourgain and Tzafriri's Restricted Invertibility Theorem. The goal of this workshop is to help build upon this recent development by bringing together researchers from the disparate areas related to these techniques, including Functional Analysis, Spectral Graph Theory, Free Probability, Convex Optimization, Discrepancy Theory, and Real Algebraic Geometry.
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Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2015
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
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Workshop Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Arithmetic Aspects of Homogeneous Dynamics
Organizers: Manfred Einsiedler (ETH Zürich), LEAD JeanFrançois Quint (Université de Bordeaux I), Barbara Schapira (Université de Picardie (Jules Verne))This Introductory Workshop will consist of several introductory lectures and series of lectures on the recent trends in the field, given by experts in the domain. In addition, there will be several shorter talks by young researchers.
Please note that immediately preceding this workshop there is a Connections for Women workshop which will also be introductory in nature.
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Workshop Connections for Women: Geometric and Arithmetic Aspects of Homogeneous Dynamics
Organizers: Elon Lindenstrauss (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), LEAD Hee Oh (Yale University)This workshop will consist of several minicourses given by prominent female mathematicians in the field, intended for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in areas related to the program. The workshop will also include an informal panel discussion session among female researchers on career issues. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
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Workshop Introductory Workshop: Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures
Organizers: Richard Canary (University of Michigan), LEAD William Goldman (University of Maryland), Ursula Hamenstädt (Rheinische FriedrichWilhelmsUniversität Bonn), Alessandra Iozzi (ETH Zürich)The deformation theory of geometric structures on manifolds is a subfield of differential geometry and topology, with a heavy infusion of Lie theory. Its richness stems from close relations to dynamical systems, algebraic geometry, representation theory, Lie theory, partial differential equations, number theory, and complex analysis.
The introductory workshop will serve as an overview to the program. It aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to the major topics of the program. There will be a number of short courses.
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Workshop Connections for Women: Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures
Organizers: Virginie Charette (University of Sherbrooke), LEAD Fanny Kassel (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES)), Karin Melnick (University of Maryland), Anna Wienhard (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)This twoday workshop will consist of various talks given by prominent female mathematicians in the field. These will be appropriate for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in areas related to the program. The workshop will also include a professional development session.
This workshop is open to all mathematicians.
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Workshop Automorphic forms, Shimura varieties, Galois representations and Lfunctions
Organizers: LEAD Pierre Colmez (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu), Stephen Kudla (University of Toronto), Elena Mantovan (California Institute of Technology), Ariane Mézard (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu; École Normale Supérieure), Richard Taylor (Stanford University)Lfunctions attached to Galois representations coming from algebraic geometry contain subtle arithmetic information (conjectures of Birch and SwinnertonDyer, Deligne, Beilinson, Bloch and Kato, Fontaine and PerrinRiou). Langlands has predicted the existence of a correspondence relating these Lfunctions to Lfunctions of automorphic forms which are much better understood. The workshop will focus on recent developments related to Langlands correspondence (construction of Galois representations attached to automorphic forms via the cohomology of Shimura varieties, modularity of Galois representations...) and arithmetic of special values of Lfunctions.
It will be dedicated to Michael Harris as a tribute to his enormous influence on the themes of the workshop.
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Workshop Categorical Structures in Harmonic Analysis
Organizers: Thomas Haines (University of Maryland), Florian Herzig (University of Toronto), LEAD David Nadler (University of California, Berkeley)The workshop will focus on the role of categorical structures in number theory and harmonic analysis, with an emphasis on the setting of the Langlands program. Celebrated examples of this theme range from Lusztig's character sheaves to Ngo's proof of the Fundamental Lemma. The workshop will be a forum for researchers from a diverse collection of fields to compare problems and strategies for solutions.
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Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Fall 2014
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
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Workshop Breaking the Neural Code
Organizers: Larry Abbott (Columbia University), Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University), Michael Jordan (University of California), LEAD Liam Paninski (Columbia University)For decades, neuroscientists have dreamed about the possibility of recording from all the neurons in a brain, or of having access to a complete large brain wiring diagram, or ideally to obtain both of these datasets simultaneously, in the same brain. Recent technical advances have brought this dream close to reality in some cases. Now the challenge will be to understand these massive datasets. A few domains will be particularly relevant:
 Inferring network structure from noisy and incomplete data
 Inferring computational inputoutput function from structure
 Optimal experimental design (incl. compressive sensing methods) for observation of networks
 Modeling structured stochastic network dynamics
 Optimal control of network dynamics
 Inferring lowdimensional dynamics from highdimensional observations
There’s a strong need in neuroscience for deep new ideas from mathematics and statistics, and our hope is that this small, focused workshop without many formal talks will spark collaborations that will lead to breakthroughs in the areas described above.
This workshop is by invitation only.
This workshop is supported by a generous donation from Sanford Grossman.
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Workshop Introductory Workshop: Geometric Representation Theory
Organizers: David BenZvi (University of Texas, Austin), 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 postdocs 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.
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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 representationsThe 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 underrepresented groups in the MSRI program.All are welcome to participate in the scientific portions of the workshop and the panel discussion, regardless of gender.
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Workshop Introductory Workshop: New Geometric Methods in Number Theory and Automorphic Forms
Organizers: Laurent Berger (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Ariane Mézard (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu; École Normale Supérieure), LEAD Akshay Venkatesh (Institute for Advanced Study), ShouWu 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 AugustDecember 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 padic groups,as well as more advanced topics, including padic Hodge theory and the cohomology of arithmetic groups.
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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 2day workshop will showcase the contributions of female mathematicians to the three main themes of the associated MSRI program: Shimura varieties, padic automorphic forms, periods and Lfunctions. 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.
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Summer Graduate School Geometry and Analysis
Organizers: HansJoachim Hein (Imperial College, London), LEAD Aaron Naber (Northwestern University)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, KahlerEinstein manifolds, and the analysis of Riemann surfaces.
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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 stateoftheart 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 SPDEsUpdated on May 01, 2019 02:31 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Algebraic Topology
Organizers: LEAD Jose CantareroLopez (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas), LEAD Michael Hill (University of California, Los Angeles)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.
Videos of selected lectures may be found here.
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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 selfassembly, 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.
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Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2014: Counting Arithmetic Objects
Organizers: Henri Darmon (McGill University), Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal), Benedict Gross (Harvard University)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2014: Arithmetic Aspects of Elementary Functions
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), LEAD Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Victor H. Moll (Tulane University), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel 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.
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Summer Graduate School Dispersive Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: Natasa Pavlovic (University of Texas, Austin), Nikolaos Tzirakis (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign)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 multilinear Harmonic Analysis techniques. The exposition will be as selfcontained as possible.
Updated on May 01, 2019 02:26 PM PDT 
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 01, 2019 02:09 PM PDT 
Workshop Reimagining the Foundations of Algebraic Topology
Organizers: Vigleik Angeltveit (Australian National University), Mark Behrens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Julie Bergner (University of Virginia), LEAD Andrew Blumberg (Columbia University)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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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), HungHsi 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:
 What is known about effective mathematical preparation of teachers, including curriculum, instructional approaches, and assessments?
 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?
 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Perfectoid Spaces and their Applications
Organizers: Sophie Morel (Princeton University), Peter Scholze (Universität Bonn), LEAD Richard Taylor (Stanford University), 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 weightmonodromy conjecture for complete intersections in toric varieties; the development of padic Hodge theory for rigid analytic spaces; a padic 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 3manifolds). 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 May 01, 2019 02:15 PM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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), David Hoffman (Stanford University), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Richard Montgomery (University of California, Santa Cruz)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
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop: Model Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory
Organizers: Elisabeth Bouscaren (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Antoine ChambertLoir (Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu), 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 StabilityTheoretic Techniques, by Pierre Simon.
2. Model Theory and Diophantine Geometry, by Antoine ChambertLoir, 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 nonexperts 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 May 01, 2019 02:03 PM PDT 
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 California, Los Angeles)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 nonexperts 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Algebraic Topology
Organizers: Julie Bergner (University of Virginia), LEAD Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago)This twoday workshop will consist of short courses given by prominent female mathematicians in the field. These introductory courses will be appropriate for graduate students, postdocs, 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 May 01, 2019 01:55 PM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop InfiniteDimensional 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, EulerArnold 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 78, 2013. It is funded by an NSF grant.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Initial Data and Evolution Problems in General Relativity
Organizers: LEAD Piotr Chrusciel (Universität Wien), LEAD Igor Rodnianski (Princeton University)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 quasilocal 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Fall 2013
Organizers: David Bao (San Francisco State University), Joel Hass (University of California, Davis), LEAD 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Fluid Mechanics, Hamiltonian Dynamics, and Numerical Aspects of Optimal Transportation
Organizers: Yann Brenier (École Polytechnique), Michael Cullen (Met Office), LEAD Wilfrid Gangbo (University of California, Los Angeles), Allen Tannenbaum (State University of New York, Stony Brook)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 May 01, 2019 01:27 PM PDT 
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 nonexperts 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 May 01, 2019 01:09 PM PDT 
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 ChoquetBruhat on the wellposedness 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 May 01, 2019 01:06 PM PDT 
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, Austin)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 nonexperts 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women on Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics
Organizers: SunYung Chang (Princeton University), Panagiota Daskalopoulos (Columbia University), Robert McCann (University of Toronto), Maria Westdickenberg (RWTH Aachen)This twoday 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 rolemodels. 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 teatime discussions led by successful researchers about (a) the particular opportunities and challenges facing women in scienceincluding practical topics such as worklife 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Aug 16, 2019 01:33 PM PDT 
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 minicourses, as well as several research lectures.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School New Geometric Techniques in Number Theory
Organizers: Toby Gee (Imperial College, London), LEAD Ariane Mézard (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu; École Normale Supérieure), 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 twoweek workshop will be devoted to the following subjects: Automorphy lifting theorems, padic local Langlands program, Characters of categorical representations and HasseWeil 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 May 01, 2019 01:19 PM PDT 
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 graduatelevel 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, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 (University of California, Berkeley), Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University), Nassif Ghoussoub (University of British Columbia), Anthony Guttmann (University of Melbourne), Lee Minh Ha, Shi Jin (University of WisconsinMadison), 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 (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath))The Second Pacific Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA) Congress will be held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, on June 2428, 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 firstcome, firstserve basis.

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, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Algebraic Topology
Organizers: Andrew Blumberg (Columbia University), Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), LEAD Michael Hill (University of California, Los Angeles)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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Circle for Teachers (BACT) Summer Workshop 2013
Organizers: LEAD Sage (Ann) Moore (Mills College)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2013: Algebraic Combinatorics
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Rosa Orellana (Dartmouth College), LEAD Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel 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 Jul 22, 2020 03:13 PM PDT 
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), 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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Location: Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Mustaţă (University of Michigan), Karen Smith (University of Michigan), Keiichi 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 May 01, 2019 12:57 PM PDT 
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 CalabiYau algebras; Symplectic reflection and related algebras; Dmodule theory; Deformationquantization
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 3manifold topology, which has seen the resolution of many longstanding 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop AWM Research Symposium 2013
Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI), Estelle Basor (AIM), Georgia Benkart (University of WisconsinMadison), 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Mar 20, 2023 08:22 AM PDT 
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 nonexperts 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 miniseries in the following subjects:
Noncommutative algebraic geometry; DModule Theory; Derived Categories; Noncommutative Resolutions of Singularities; DeformationQuantization; Symplectic Reflection Algebras; Growth Functions of Infinite Dimensional Algebras.
Updated on Feb 15, 2023 10:31 AM PST 
Workshop UC Berkeley Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Circle for Teachers (BACT) Winter Workshop 2013
Organizers: Sage Moore, BACT DirectorUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Feb 08, 2023 04:20 PM PST 
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 StanleyReisner rings, and their connections to tropical geometry, algebraic statistics, Hilbert schemes, Dmodules, and hypergeometric functions.
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 08:22 AM PDT 
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 stateoftheart understanding of the role of cluster algebras in all these areas, and their interactions with each other.
Updated on Feb 22, 2023 04:20 PM PST 
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 Mar 20, 2023 08:22 AM PDT 
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 Mar 19, 2023 03:55 PM PDT 
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, ominimality, and specifically the concrete example of the semialgebraic 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 PilaWilkie theorem concerning points on analytic varieties, a result crucial in recent applications of ominimality to diophantine geometry.
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 09:19 PM PDT 
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 minicourses, as well as several research lectures. Students are expected to have had courses in graduate real analysis and Riemannian geometry, while a course in graduatelevel partial differential equations is recommended.
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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 
Summer Graduate School Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2012: Probabilistic Combinatorics
Organizers: Louigi AddarioBerry* (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 
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 minicourses 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 Mar 17, 2023 05:20 PM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2012: Enumerative Combinatorics
Organizers: Matthias Beck (San Francisco State University), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), LEAD Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)Updated on Jul 22, 2020 03:13 PM PDT 
Workshop Random Walks and Random Media
Organizers: Noam Berger (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Nina Gantert (Technical University, Munich), Andrea Montanari (Stanford University), AlainSol 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Circle on the Road Spring 2012
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Robert Sachs, Amanda Serenevy, Dan UllmanThis 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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' fieldtheoretical 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2012: Teacher education in view of the Common Core
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Hyman Bass, Amy CohenCorwin, and William McCallumThe 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Spring Opportunities
Organizers: David Auckly, Philip Kutzko, Trachette Jackson, and Robert MegginsonThis 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 modelspecific, 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 stateoftheart 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Thin Groups and Superstrong Approximation
Organizers: Emmanuel Breuillard* (Universite ParisSud, 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 covolume). 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 farreaching generalizations of the strong approximation theorem in which congruence quotients are shown to exhibit a spectral gap (superstrong 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 BourgainGamburdSarnak 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 speakers. Lunch will be available and the final talk will be followed by dinner.
Location: Stanford University
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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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 2day 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Chern Centennial Conference
Organizers: Robert Bryant (CoChair, Mathematical Science Research Institute  MSRI), Yiming Long (CoChair, 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 ShiingShen Chern, one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century and MSRI's cofounder. In commemoration of Chern's work, MSRI and CIM will hold a twoweek 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 TomczakJaegermann (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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Probabilistic Reasoning in Quantitative Geometry
Organizers: Anna Erschler* (Université ParisSud), 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 JohnsonLindenstrauss 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 martingalebased 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).
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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.
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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 nonspecialists or students to some of the major themes of the program.
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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 rapidlygrowing 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 minicourses with accompanying tutorials. Students will also have opportunities for further exploration using computer packages in Java and Sage.
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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.
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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 minicourses and a couple of research lectures. We expect students to have a solid background in measure theory.
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Summer Graduate School IASPCMI 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.
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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, metricmeasure 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 metricmeasure spaces, by exposing them to a series of minicourses featuring leading researchers who will present both the stateoftheart and the exciting challenges which remain.
Special restrictions apply, please see the workshop homepage.
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MSRIUP MSRIUP 2011: Mathematical Finance
Organizers: Marcel Blais (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), LEAD Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel 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.
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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 realvariable analogues of the analytic result discussed.
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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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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: BoijSöderberg theory, algebraic statistics, and integral closure. The lectures will be accompanied with tutorials on the computer algebra system Macaulay 2.
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Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2011: Mathematical Education of Teachers
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Sybilla Beckmann (chair), Jim Lewis and William McCallumThis 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Lfunctions, curves over finite fields, as well as algorithms for Lfunctions, point counting, and automorphic forms.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Circle on the Road Spring 2011
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Matthias Kawski, Jeff Morgan, Mark Saul, and Sam VanderveldeThis 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 evidencebased approach to discussing dissemination, access and usage of mathematics journals.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 MordellWeil 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 2Selmer group of an elliptic curve over Q is 3, and thereby obtains information about the average rank of MordellWeil groups; related work on the asymptotics of number fields; certain natural families of Lfunctions, and the statistical distribution of their zeros and values; complementary algorithmic methods and experimental results regarding Lfunctions, automorphic forms, elliptic curves and number fields; the statistical behavior of eigenvalues of Frobenius elements in Galois representations.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Arithmetic Statistics
Organizers: Chantal David (Concordia University) and Nina Snaith* (University of Bristol)The format of this 2day workshop will be colloquiumstyle 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 leadin to the program's initial workshop (taking place the following week) and will include topics such as the SatoTate 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop SIAM/MSRI workshop on Hybrid Methodologies for SymbolicNumeric 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 symbolicnumeric 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 ArfKervaire 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 HopkinsMiller 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and geometric analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 oneday 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Random Matrix Theory and Its Applications I
Organizers: Jinho Baik (University of Michigan), Percy Deift (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), Alexander Its* (Indiana UniversityPurdue 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 onesemester 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Mar 13, 2023 05:20 PM PDT 
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 stateofthe 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 pageUpdated on Jul 14, 2020 04:27 PM PDT 
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 Oct 01, 2022 02:45 PM PDT 
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 Jan 31, 2023 11:01 AM PST 
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 padic Lfunctions, Heegner points and Kolyvagin classes, Iwasawa theory, and the Birch and SwinnertonDyer 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 SwinnertonDyer made their famous conjecture in the 1960s. Participants will use, and improve, the free opensource Pythonbased mathematical software system Sage (http://www.sagemath.org) for computational projects.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 05:20 PM PDT 
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 classication 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 pageUpdated on Feb 10, 2023 01:44 PM PST 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2010: Elliptic Curves and Applications
Organizers: LEAD Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Edray Goins (Pomona College), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of universitylevel 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 Aug 17, 2017 11:46 AM PDT 
Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2010: Reasoning and SenseMaking 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 SenseMaking. 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 sensemaking. 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 sensemaking.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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, noncommutative geometry naturally entered into this picture.Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 rapidlydeveloping area drawing on many branches of mathematics. The subject has its roots in representation theory, and it has benefitted from its interactions with lowdimensional, classical, and quantum topology and symplectic geometry. Indeed, several recent developments have underscored the close parallels between link homology and Floer homological invariants for lowdimensional manifolds.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Circle on the Road
Organizers: Dave Auckly, Matthias Kawski, Omayra Ortega, Hugo Rossi and Mark SaulThis 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 minicourses, one on knot Floer homology and related topics; one on the various approaches to
Khovanov and KhovanovRozansky homology; and one on categorification on quantum groups. (There will also be several standalone 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Homology Theories of Knots and Links
Organizers: Elisenda Grigsby* (Columbia), Olga Plamenevskaya (SUNY/Stonybrook), and Katrin Wehrheim (MIT)This 2day workshop will serve as a prelude to the introductory workshop for the semesterlong 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 lowdimensional 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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, UrbanaChampaign)/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 multigraded free resolutions of modules over quotient rings of graded or multigraded 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 1day seminar on recent developments in differential geometry and global analysis, broadly interpreted. Typically, it runs from midmorning until late afternoon, with 34 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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
GromovWitten invariants; Symplectic Field Theory (SFT) and connections
with string topology; theories of holomorphic curves with Lagrangian
boundary conditions, such as relative SFT, open GromovWitten theory,
and Fukaya categories.Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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. Minicourses 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 minicourses 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 multifaceted field will be highlighted in two shortcourses 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Jholomorphic curves. The second week will discuss applications to symplectic geometry and to 3dimensional 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 Mar 17, 2023 02:44 PM PDT 
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 xray tomography, and resonances.
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 05:20 PM PDT 
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 infinitedimensional 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 
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 twofold: (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 Mar 05, 2023 04:20 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI Summer Program: The Arithmetic of Lfunctions
Organizers: Cristian Popescu (UCSD), Karl Rubin ( UC Irvine) , Alice Silverberg (UC Irvine).For application forms and information please visit the following link IAS/PCMI application homepage
Updated on Nov 26, 2008 06:58 AM PST 
Workshop Bay Area Circle For Teachers 20092010
Organizers: Brandy WiegersThe aim of the Circle for Teachers is to equip educators with an effective problemsolving approach to teaching mathematics.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Mar 20, 2023 08:22 AM PDT 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2009: Coding Theory
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), John Little (College of the Holy Cross), LEAD Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRIUP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and followup support.
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 03:14 PM PDT 
Workshop Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics
Organizers: Andrea L. Bertozzi (University of CaliforniaLosAngeles), Panagiotis Souganidis (The University of Chicago), and Eric VandenEijnden (NewYorkUniversity)Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York
Stochastic and multiscale 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 underresolvedscales.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 CohenCorwin (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 K12 education and teacher education, this workshop will focus on undergraduate education.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 capandtrade and economic consequences; Game theory and selfenforcing treaties; Economic mechanisms and incentive for greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical Genomics
Organizers: David Galas (Institute for Systems Biology), Richard Olshen (Cochair) (Stanford University), Rick Woychik (The Jackson Laboratory), Nancy Zhang (Cochair) (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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Sage Days: Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: David Eisenbud (UC Berkeley), Daniel Erman (UC Berkeley), Dan Grayson (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign), 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 crossfertilization of ideas across these different fields of algebraic geometry.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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, setup, 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 semesterlong program.Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 2630, 2009.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 20082009 program on Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology and Statistics being hosted by
the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute.Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 TekniskNaturvitenskapelige 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 MexicoCity), December 813, 2008 followed by the conference in MexicoCity, December 1520.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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Elliptic and Hyperbolic Equations on Singular Spaces
Organizers: Gilles Carron, Eugenie Hunsicker, Richard Melrose, Michael Taylor, Andras Vasy and Jared WunschUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 threeday conference is to stimulate, identify, and disseminate successful models that imporve retention of underrepresented groups in graduate programs in mathematics.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Statistical and Computational Challenges in NextGeneration Sequencing
Organizers: Sandrine Dudoit, Terry Speed, Margaret TaubFor the past decade, microarrays have been the assays of choice for highthroughput studies of gene expression. Recent improvements in the efficiency, quality, and cost of genomewide sequencing are prompting biologists to rapidly abandon microarrays in favor of socalled nextgeneration sequencers, e.g., Applied Biosystems' SOLiD, Helicos BioSciences' HeliScope, Illumina's Solexa, and Roche's 454 Life Sciences sequencing systems. These highthroughput sequencing technologies have already been applied for studying genomewide transcription levels (mRNASeq), transcription factor binding sites (ChIPSeq), chromatin structure, and DNA methylation status. While sequencingbased gene expression studies have been touted as overcoming longstanding limitations of microarraybased 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Math Institutes Modern Mathematics Workshop
Organizers: Ive Rubio, Herbert Medina, Kathy O'Hara, and Robert MegginsonUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Topology of Stratified Spaces
Organizers: Greg Friedman, Eugénie Hunsicker, Anatoly Libgober, and Laurentiu MaximThis 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, L^{2} 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Analysis on Singular Spaces
Organizers: Gilles Carron, Eugenie Hunsicker, Richard Melrose, Michael Taylor, Andras Vasy and Jared WunschThis fourday 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Broader Connections: Analysis on Singular Spaces
Organizers: Gilles Carron, Eugenie Hunsicker, Richard Melrose, Michael Taylor, Andras Vasy, and Jared WunschThis twoday 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Low Dimensional Topology
Organizers: Elisenda Grigsby, Rob Schneiderman, Peter Teichner and Kevin WalkerIn recent years, there has been lots of exciting progress in many branches of lowdimensional topology, including Heegard Floer and Khovanov Homology, small 4Manifolds, TQFT, knot concordance and Lefschetz fibrations. These are the main themes of this workshop whose format will be three onehour 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 Mar 19, 2023 12:42 PM PDT 
Workshop Bay Area Circle for Teachers
Organizers: Tatiana Shubin (San Jose State University) and Joshua Zucker (Castilleja School)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Mar 21, 2023 10:46 PM PDT 
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 threeweek summer school will incorporate a workshop for graduate students as well as an advanced research workshop. The miniprogram 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Geometry and Representation Theory of Tensors for Computer Science, Statistics, and other areas
Organizers: J.M. Landsberg (Texas A&M), LekHeng 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 Feb 18, 2023 04:20 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI Summer Program: Analytic and Algebraic Geometry: Common Problems  Different Methods
Organizers: Mircea Mustaţă (University of Michigan), Jeff McNeal (Ohio State University)NOTE: This workshop requires a special application with a January 20, 2008 deadline. For application forms, please visit http://www.admin.ias.edu/ma/current/program_gradsummer.php
Updated on May 08, 2019 11:51 AM PDT 
Workshop CMI/MSRI Workshop: Modular Forms and Arithmetic
Organizers: Frank Calegari, Samit Dasgupta, David Ellwood, Bjorn Poonen, and Richard TaylorThis 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 subdisciplines. 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 theorywith applications that range from field theory (conformal and topological),extended objects (strings and branes)cosmology and black hole physics, to BoseEinstein condensation and the theory of relativistic gases.
Updated on Feb 15, 2023 04:20 PM PST 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2008: Experimental Mathematics
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Victor H. Moll (Tulane University), LEAD Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRIUP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and followup support.
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 08:51 AM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Contact structures, dynamics and the SeibergWitten equations in dimension 3
Organizers: Helmut Hofer, Michael Hutchings, Peter Kronheimer, Tom Mrowka and Cliff TaubesThis workshop will concentrate on recently discovered relationships between SeibergWitten 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 SeibergWitten 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 SeibergWitten side, and then discuss how they are related.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 K12 curriculum.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Exterior Differential Systems and the Method of Equivalence
Organizers: Jeanne Clelland, William F. Shadwick (Chair) and George WilkensExterior 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Homological Methods in Representation Theory
Organizers: David Benson, Daniel Nakano(chair), Raphael RouquierUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Topics in Combinatorial Representation Theory
Organizers: Sergey Fomin, Bernard Leclerc, Vic Reiner (Chair), Monica VaziraniUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Lie Theory
Organizers: Alexander Kleshchev, Arun Ram, Richard Stanley (chair), Bhama SrinivasanUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on the Representation Theory of Finite Groups
Organizers: Jonathan Alperin(chair), Robert Boltje, Markus LinckelmannUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Introduction to the Spring, 2008 programs
Organizers: Bhama Srinivasan and Monica VaziraniUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Topics in Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: Noel Brady, Mike Davis, Mark FeighnUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Computation and Complex Systems
Organizers: Robert Bryant (MSRI) and Masoud Nikravesh (UC Berkeley)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to MSRI's 200809 Programs
Organizers: Ricardo Cortez, Kathleen O'Hara, Ivelisse RubioThis 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introduction to Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: Mladen Bestvina, Jon McCammond, Michah Sageev, Karen VogtmannUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Geometric Group Theory
Organizers: Ruth Charney, Indira Chatterji, and Karen VogtmannUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introduction to Teichmuller Theory and Kleinian Groups
Organizers: Jeff Brock, Richard Canary, Howard Masur, Alan Reid, and Maryam MirzakhaniUpdated on Jan 13, 2023 12:50 AM PST 
Workshop Connections for Women: Teichmuller Theory and Kleinian Groups
Organizers: Moon Duchin, Caroline SeriesUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Mar 20, 2023 05:20 PM PDT 
Workshop MSRI Summer Microprogram on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: L. C. Evans (UC Berkeley, Chair), C. Gutierrez (Temple), C. Sogge (Johns Hopkins), D. Tataru (UC Berkeley)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Continuous Optimization and Applications
Organizers: Henry Wolkowicz. (University of Waterloo)Updated on Dec 07, 2021 04:35 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School Summer Graduate Workshop on Data Assimilation for the Carbon Cycle
Updated on Dec 01, 2008 02:26 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School IAS/PCMI summer conference: Statistical Mechanics
Organizers: Scott Sheffield, Thomas SpencerUpdated on Dec 01, 2008 02:24 AM PST 
MSRIUP MSRIUP 2007: Computational Science and Mathematics
Organizers: Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), LEAD Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Juan Meza (University of California, Merced), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM  Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)The MSRIUP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRIUP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and followup support.
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 03:15 PM PDT 
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 May 25, 2022 09:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Gulliver Multiscale Bioimaging Workshop
Organizers: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Contact: Damir SudarUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Computing in Statistics
Organizers: Organized By: Mark Hansen (UCLA), Deborah Nolan (UCB), Duncan Temple Lang (UCD)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Advances in Algebra and Geometry
Organizers: David Ellwood, Joe Harris, Craig Huneke, Hugo Rossi, FrankOlaf Schreyer, Bernd Sturmfels, Julius ZelmanowitzUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Hot Topics: Minimal and Canonical Models in Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Alessio Corti, JeanPierre Demailly, János Kollár, Shigefumi MoriUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop MSRI Symposium on Climate Change: From Global Models to Local Action
Organizers: David Eisenbud, Inez Fung, Chris Jones and Doug NychkaUpdated on Jul 05, 2019 09:12 AM PDT 
Workshop An Introduction to Multiscale Methods
Organizers: Greg Pavliotis and Andrew StuartUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Stochastic Dynamical Systems and Control
Organizers: Jonathan Mattingly (Duke), Igor Mezic (UCSBChair), Andrew Stuart (Warwick)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop World Congress on Computational Finance: The First Decade
Organizers: Jesper Andraesen, Myron Scholes, Domingo TavellaThe 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Recent Developments in Numerical Methods and Algorithms for Geometric Evolution Equations
Organizers: Charles Elliott, Xiaobing Feng, Michael Holst, Hongkai ZhaoUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Geometric Evolution Equations
Organizers: Bennett Chow, Gerhard Huisken, ChuuLian Terng, and Gang TianUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Dynamical Systems with Emphasis on Extended Systems
Organizers: Chris Jones (U North Carolina), Edgar Knobloch (UCBerkeleyPhysics), Nancy Kopell (Boston U), LaiSang Young (chair, Courant)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Dynamical Systems
Organizers: Debra Lewis (UC Santa Cruz), Mary Pugh (U Toronto), and Mary Lou Zeeman (Bowdoin College)Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop CMI/MSRI Hot Topics Workshop: Modularity for GL(2) and Beyond
Organizers: Michael Harris, Mark Kisin, Kenneth Ribet, Richard Taylor, David EllwoodThis workshop is jointly funded by MSRI and the Clay Mathematics Institute.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to 200708 Programs at MSRI
Organizers: Ricardo Cortez, Hugo Rossi, Ivelisse RubioThis workshop will be held at the MarriottWaterside 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Analytic and Computational Aspects of Elliptic and Parabolic Equations
Organizers: Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Peter Li and Lei NiUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 followup 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics of Visual Analysis
Organizers: Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University; William Cleveland, Purdue University; Sanda Harabagiu, University TexasDallas; Peter Jones, Yale; Leland Wilkinson, Northwestern and SPSSUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Workshop on Topological Methods in Combinatorics, Computational Geometry, and the Study of Algorithms
Organizers: G. Carlsson, P. Diaconis, R. Jardine, and G. M. ZieglerUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Workshop on Application of Topology in Science and Engineering
Organizers: G. Carlsson, P. Diaconis, and S. HolmesUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Geometric Flows and Function Theory in Real and Complex Geometry
Organizers: Bennett Chow, Peter Li and Gang TianUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Geometric Analysis and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Organizers: Christine Guenther and Panagiota DaskalopoulosUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop on Computational Application of Algebraic Topology
Organizers: G. Carlsson, P. Diaconis, G. M. ZieglerUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Connections for Women: Computational Applications of Algebraic Topology
Organizers: Susan HolmesUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop The Teachers Circle
Organizers: Tom Davis, Mary FayZenk, Tatiana Shubin, Sam Vandervelde, Paul Zeitz, Joshua ZuckerThis 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Recent Developments in Arrangements and Configuration Spaces
Organizers: Michael Falk (Northern Arizona University), EvaMaria 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Mar 15, 2023 08:57 AM PDT 
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 Jan 25, 2021 12:20 AM PST 
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 Jan 11, 2023 04:20 PM PST 
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 nonapplied 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 Mar 21, 2023 10:46 PM PDT 
Workshop Teaching a Course in Combinatorial Mathematical Games
Organizers: Morton Brown, University of MichiganAn 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 twoperson combinatorial games, for academics interested in incorporating such a course in their curricula.
Updated on Jun 07, 2013 10:59 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Organizers: David A. Levin, Yuval Peres, Elizabeth WilmerIn 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop New Developments in the Geometry and Physics of GromovWitten 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Mar 07, 2023 10:23 AM PST 
Workshop Women in Mathematics: The Legacy of Ladyzhenskaya and Oleinik
Organizers: Susan Friedlander, Barbara Keyfitz, Irene Gamba and Krystyna KuperbergThis 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Analytic Methods for Diophantine Equations
Organizers: Michael Bennett, Chantal David, William Duke, Andrew Granville (cochair),Yuri Tschinkel (cochair)This workshop is jointly sponsored by MSRI and CRM and will be held at the Banff International Research Station in Banff, Canada.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 MosesThis 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 wellbeing. 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 notsosuccessful efforts, with the goal of learning together how to improve and refine that which works and correct that which doesn't.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematical Systems Biology of Cancer
Organizers: Dick Karp, Bahram Parvin, Terry Speed, Paul Spellman, Carolyn Talcott, Wing WongThis 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Mathematics of Relaying and Cooperation in Communication Networks
Organizers: Michael Gastpar, Gerhard Kramer, J. Nicholas LanemanDesigning resourceefficient wireless networks requires a fundamental understanding of the mathematics underlying multiterminal communication systems. One of the simplest such systems is a "threebody 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Cohomological Approaches to Rational Points
Organizers: Fedor Bogomolov, Antoine ChambertLoir, JeanLouis ColliotThélène (chair), A. Johan de Jong, Raman ParimalaUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Generalized McKay Correspondences and Representation Theory
Organizers: Yongbin Ruan, H. Nakajima, G. MasonUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Rational and Integral Points on HigherDimensional Varieties
Organizers: JeanLouis ColliotThélène, Roger HeathBrown, János Kollár, Bjorn Poonen (chair), Alice Silverberg, Yuri TschinkelNOTE: This workshop is to be held at the International House Berkeley on the UC Berkeley campus, at 2299 Piedmont Avenue.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Stringy Topology in Morelia
Organizers: R. Cohen (Stanford), J. Morava (Johns Hopkins), A. Adem (UBC/UWMadison), Y. Ruan (UWMadison); Local Organizers: M. Aguilar (UNAMMexico City), D. JuanPineda (UNAMMorelia), J.Seade (UNAMCuernavaca)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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Probability, Geometry and Integrable Systems
Organizers: Bjorn Birnir, Darryl Holm, Charles Newman, Mark Pinsky, Kirill Vaninsky, LaiSang YoungNOTE: 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Geometric and Analytical Aspects of Nonlinear Dispersive Equations
Organizers: Nicolas Burq, Hans Lindblad, Igor Rodnianski, Christopher Sogge, Sijue WuNOTE: 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 Mar 17, 2023 09:24 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Morehouse College/Spelman College/MSRI Workshop on Modern Mathematics: An Introduction to 200607 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Recent Results in Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and their Interactions with Geometry
Organizers: Frank Pacard, Neil Trudinger and Paul YangUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Analytical and Stochastic Fluid Dynamics
Organizers: Craig Evans, Susan Friedlander, Boris Rozovsky, Daniel Tataru and David A. EllwoodUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Minicourse on Stochastic ODE and connections with nonlinear PDEs
Organizers: L. C. EvansUpdated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop Introductory Workshop in Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and Its Applications
Organizers: Luis Caffarelli, L. Craig Evans, Matt Gursky, Cristian Gutierrez, Paul YangThere 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
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 twoday 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 May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Computing the Continuous Discretely: Integer Point Enumeration in Polyhedra (Summer Graduate Workshop)
Organizers: Mathias Beck and Sinai RobinsUpdated on Feb 12, 2007 09:39 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School CR Geometry: Complex Analysis Meets Real Geometry and Number Theory
Organizers: John D’AngeloUpdated on Feb 05, 2023 04:20 PM PST 
Summer Graduate School AMSIMSSIAM Summer School in Commutative Algebra: Local Cohomology and Its Applications
Organizers: Anurag Singh and Uli WaltherGraduate Students from MSRI Sponsoring Institutions may benominated to participate in this program.
Updated on Dec 01, 2008 06:01 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Clay Mathematics Institute 2005 Summer School Ricci Flow, 3 Manifolds And Geometry
Organizers: Gang Tian, John Lott, John Morgan, Bennett Chow, Tobias Colding, Jim Carlson, David Ellwood, Hugo RossiGraduate Students from MSRI Sponsoring Institutions may benominated to participate in this program.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 05:20 PM PDT 
Summer Graduate School Mathematical Graphics
Organizers: David Austin, Bill Casselman and Jim FixUpdated on Dec 01, 2008 06:02 AM PST 
Summer Graduate School Graduate Student WarmUp Workshop in Algebraic Geometry
Organizers: Sándor Kovács, Tony Pantev, and Ravi VakilGraduate Students from MSRI Sponsoring Institutions may benominated to participate in this program.
Updated on Dec 01, 2008 06:03 AM PST 
Workshop PREP Workshop: Geometric Combinatorics
Organizers: Francis SuThis 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 standalone course in geometric combinatorics.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT 
Workshop The Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (K8): Why, What and How?
Organizers: Deborah Ball, Chair, (University of Michigan), Herb Clemens (Ohio State University), David Eisenbud (MSRI), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska)Using Math to Teach Math (PDF 5.5MB) Second conference in the MSRI series "Critical Issues in Mathematics Education" This workshop will be held at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California. The conference takes as a premise that improving students’ mathematics learning depends on improving mathematics teaching, for which teachers’ knowledge of mathematics is a key factor. It will bring together different groups for whom issues of teachers’ mathematical knowledge are of critical concern, and explore current perspectives, evidence, and programs. Three questions structure its highly interactive design: 1. Why should K8 teachers know mathematics? 2. What is the nature of the knowledge of mathematics needed for effective teaching? 3. What can mathematics departments and schools of education do to help teachers develop such knowledge? The conference will foster productive partnerships among research mathematicians, mathematics educators, educational researchers, teachers of school mathematics, and policymakers that will support them in their efforts. This conference is made possible by generous support from The National Science Foundation (www.nsf.gov), MfA Math for America(www.mathforamerica.org),Texas Instruments (www.ti.com). Noyce Foundation, and Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:18 AM PDT

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