
Upcoming Events [All  AIM  IAS  ICERM  IMA  IPAM  MBI  MSRI  SAMSI] [ MSRI] Monday, August 11, 2014  Friday, December 12, 2014 The branches of number theory most directly related to the arithmetic of automorphic forms have seen much recent progress, with the resolution of many longstanding conjectures. These breakthroughs have largely been achieved by the discovery of new geometric techniques and insights. The goal of this program is to highlight new geometric structures and new questions of a geometric nature which seem ...
[ MSRI] Monday, December 01, 2014  Friday, December 05, 2014 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 foc...
[ MSRI] Monday, August 18, 2014  Friday, December 19, 2014 The fundamental aims of geometric representation theory are to uncover the deeper geometric and categorical structures underlying the familiar objects of representation theory and harmonic analysis, and to apply the resulting insights to the resolution of classical problems. One of the main sources of inspiration for the field is the Langlands philosophy, a vast nonabelian generalization of the Fo...
[ MSRI] Tuesday, September 02, 2014  Friday, September 05, 2014 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 id...
[ MSRI] Monday, November 17, 2014  Friday, November 21, 2014 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 soluti...
[ SAMSI] Monday, August 18, 2014  Sunday, May 31, 2015 This program will bring together three groups of researchers – statisticians, mathematicians and theoretical ecologists – to study and develop the interactions among these different approaches. Many of the important issues are multiscale, e.g. models developed based on their finescale behavior are then used to study largescale behavior of the system....
[ MBI] Monday, August 25, 2014  Friday, May 01, 2015 Cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers  an evolutionary disease, where rounds of mutation and selection drive the emergence of a tumor.
The complex interactions at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels emphasize the need and opportunity for mathematical models that synthesize a framework for understanding the existing phenomena and that make testable predictions as to how interven...
[ MBI] Monday, September 15, 2014  Friday, September 19, 2014 Beginning with PC Nowell's work in the 1970s, we know that starting from a single clone, cancers show a striking amount of intratumor heterogeneity. This heterogeneity results from the accumulation of genetic mutations and epigenetic changes as cells divide and means that tumor cells inside the same tumor can be different. Not all genetic mutations have the same impact on the fitness of a tumor ce...
[ ICERM] Monday, September 08, 2014  Friday, December 05, 2014 The fundamental problem of approximation theory is to resolve a possibly complicated function, called the target function, by simpler, easier to compute functions called approximants. Increasing the resolution of the target function can generally only be achieved by increasing the complexity of the approximants. The understanding of this tradeoff between resolution and complexity is the main goal...
[ ICERM] Monday, September 15, 2014  Friday, September 19, 2014 Informationbased complexity (IBC) deals with the computational complexity of continuous problems for which available information is partial, priced and noisy. IBC provides a methodological background for proving the curse of dimensionality as well as provides various ways of vanguishing this curse.
Stochastic computation deals with computational problems that arise in probabilistic models and ...
[ ICERM] Monday, September 29, 2014  Friday, October 03, 2014 The workshop is devoted to the following problem of fundamental importance throughout science and engineering: how to approximate, integrate, or optimize multivariate functions.
The breakthroughs demanded by high dimensional problems may be at hand. Good methods of approximation arise as solutions of optimization problems over certain function classes that are now well understood in small and m...
[ ICERM] Monday, October 27, 2014  Friday, October 31, 2014 Discrepancy theory deals with the problem of distributing points uniformly over some geometric object and evaluating the inevitably arising errors. The theory was ignited by such famous early results as Herman Weyl's equidistribution theorem and Klaus Roth's theorem on the irregularities of point distributions.
The subject has now grown into a broad field with deep connections tomany areas such...
[ IPAM] Monday, September 08, 2014  Friday, December 12, 2014 This program is centered on fundamental issues in mathematical fluid dynamics, scientific computation, and applications including rigorous and reliable mathematical estimates of physically important quantities for solutions of the partial differential equations that are believed, in many situations, to accurately model the essential physical phenomena....
[ SAMSI] Monday, September 08, 2014  Sunday, May 31, 2015 The growing complexity and amount of genomic and related data are necessitating novel methods for data synthesis and analysis to answer previously inconceivable questions about biological processes. The Bioinformatics program will be devoted to statistical and mathematical challenges arising in the analysis of such data with the goal of addressing relevant biological questions....
[ SAMSI] Monday, September 08, 2014  Friday, September 12, 2014 An outline program for the workshop is
Monday, September 8: Opening day tutorial lectures, to provide overviews of the topics and main research themes of the program.
Tuesday, September 9 through Thursday morning, September 11: research presentations
Thursday afternoon, September 11: formation of working groups
Friday, September 12: initial meetings of working groups
There will also be a po...
[ AIM] Monday, September 15, 2014  Friday, September 19, 2014 This workshop will be devoted to generalizations of persistent homology with a particular
emphasis on finding calculable algebraic invariants useful for applications.
[ AIM] Monday, September 29, 2014  Friday, October 03, 2014 This workshop will be devoted to establishing a mathematical theory of quantum curves.
[ MBI] Monday, September 29, 2014  Wednesday, October 01, 2014 The Mathematical Biosciences Institute is now accepting applications for the MBI Boot Camp: How to Simulate and Analyze Your Cancer Models with COPASI
September 29  October 1, 2014
COPASI is a simulation software that allows one to translate the biochemical interactions between species into dynamical systems represented by the sets of either stochastic or deterministic equations.
COPASI ...
[ AIM] Monday, October 13, 2014  Friday, October 17, 2014 This workshop will be devoted to studying functions that preserve Loewner properties
on (distinguished submanifolds of) the cone of positive semidefinite matrices.
[ AIM] Monday, October 27, 2014  Friday, October 31, 2014 This workshop will be devoted to the mathematical study of configuration spaces
of linkages consisting of rigid bars connected by revolute joints embedded in an
ambient space of fixed dimension.
[ AIM] Monday, November 03, 2014  Friday, November 07, 2014 This workshop will be devoted to the study of Kronecker coefficients which
describe the decomposition of tensor products of irreducible representations of
a symmetric group into irreducible representations....
[ IPAM] Friday, November 14, 2014  Saturday, November 15, 2014 The BlackwellTapia Conference and Awards Ceremony honors David Blackwell and Richard Tapia, two seminal figures who inspired a generation of AfricanAmerican, Native American and Latino/Latina students to pursue careers in mathematics. The 2014 conference will offer a mix of activities including scientific talks, poster presentations, panel discussions, ample opportunities for discussion and inte...
[ AIM] Monday, November 17, 2014  Friday, November 21, 2014 This workshop will focus on the remarkable progress made in the last year on gaps between prime numbers.
[ AIM] Monday, December 08, 2014  Friday, December 12, 2014 This workshop will bring together specialists in symplectic and contact topology with the
goals of clarifying the gaps in current arguments concerning the definition of contact
homology and of moving forward to fill these gaps and build precise foundations for the
cylindrical, linearized, local, and possibly other versions of contact homology....
[ AIM] Monday, January 05, 2015  Friday, January 09, 2015 This workshop will be devoted to mathematical and computational modeling of tumorimmune dynamics.
[ IPAM] Monday, January 12, 2015  Friday, January 16, 2015 This workshop will engage mathematicians, statisticians, evolutionary biologists, structural biologists, and computer scientists, with the aim of integrating diverse viewpoints, improving mathematical foundations, and developing new and more powerful methods for estimating MSAs....
[ MSRI] Monday, January 12, 2015  Friday, May 22, 2015 The program will focus on the deformation theory of geometric structures on manifolds, and the resulting geometry and dynamics. This subject is formally 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 theo...
[ AIM] Tuesday, January 20, 2015  Friday, January 23, 2015 This workshop will be devoted to explore recent methodological and theoretical
advances in inference for highdimensional statistical models.
[ AIM] Monday, January 26, 2015  Friday, January 30, 2015 This workshop will be devoted to graph Ramsey theory. The main topics of the workshop are
Hypergraph Ramsey numbers, Generalized Ramsey numbers, and Geometric Ramsey theorems.
[ IPAM] Monday, January 26, 2015  Friday, January 30, 2015 Recently, the prediction and experimental discovery of topological insulators has spurred physicists to explore the role of symmetry in topological phases. The time is ripe for the emerging understanding of symmetric topological phases to benefit from new mathematical ideas in TQFTs, and vice versa. This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together theoretical physicists and mathematicians to di...
[ ICERM] Monday, February 02, 2015  Friday, May 08, 2015 Emergent phenomena are properties of a system of many components which are only evident or even meaningful for the collection as a whole. A typical example is a system of many molecules, whose bulk properties may change from those of a fluid to those of a solid in response to changes in temperature or pressure. The basic mathematical tool for understanding emergent phenomena is the variational pri...
[ ICERM] Monday, February 09, 2015  Friday, February 13, 2015 The prototypical emergent phenomena are the bulk 'phases' of large collections of molecules, such as the fluid and solid phases. The solid phase is understood to emerge from an energy minimizing ideal crystal by the addition of random defects as energy increases from its minimum, the crucial/amazing fact being that the phase preserves something from the ideal crystal that unambiguously distinguish...
[ ICERM] Monday, March 16, 2015  Friday, March 20, 2015 This workshop will explore emergent phenomena in the context of small clusters, supramolecular selfassembly and the shape of selfassembled structures such as polymer vesicles. The emphasis will be on surprises which arise when common conditions are not satisfied, for instance when the number of components is small, or they are highly nonspherical, or there are several types of components. Inter...
[ ICERM] Monday, April 13, 2015  Friday, April 17, 2015 Since the days of Boltzmann, it has been well accepted that natural phenomena, when described using tools of statistical mechanics, are governed by various "laws of large numbers." For practitioners of the field this usually means that certain empirical means converge to constants when the limit of a large system is taken. However, evidence has been amassed that such laws apply also to geometric f...
[ IPAM] Wednesday, February 04, 2015  Friday, February 06, 2015 Applications of computational photography paradigms include compressed sensing cameras, extended depth of field/refocusing, high dynamic range images, invertible motion blurs, and plenoptic cameras. Mathematics is an important tool for inventing and optimizing these new cameras. This workshop will serve as a gathering place for all those interested in theories, algorithms, methodologies, hardware ...
[ IPAM] Monday, February 09, 2015  Friday, February 13, 2015 This workshop will survey the recent progress in the study of Zariskidense subgroups (both arithmetic and nonarithmetic) of semisimple algebraic groups; the impact of this work on adjacent areas such as algebraic groups, division algebras, and Galois cohomology; and applications in further areas such as geometry (isospectral and lengthcommensurable locally symmetric spaces) and combinatorics (...
[ IPAM] Monday, February 23, 2015  Friday, February 27, 2015 This workshop aims to create novel synergistic collaborations between researchers in two different fields: modeling of manyparticle (quantum and classical) systems and machine learning. It will address the reaches and limitations of ML as applied to manyparticle systems and highlight examples where physical models can be successfully combined with ML algorithms....
[ IPAM] Monday, March 09, 2015  Friday, June 12, 2015 This program will address the stability of the network of financial institutions, the impact of high frequency and algorithmic trading, the financialization of the commodity markets, and the huge challenges raised by the size and the speed of trade data. It will bring together academic mathematicians, economists, regulators, and experts from the finance industry....
[ ICERM] Monday, June 01, 2015  Friday, June 05, 2015 This workshop focuses on topics at the interface of classical mechanics, differential geometry, and computer experiments. The directions of current research to be explored at the workshop include the study of invariants and complete integrability of geometrically motivated differential equations (in particular, vehicle motion, tire track geometry, and smoke ring equations), subRiemannian geometry...
[ ICERM] Monday, July 13, 2015  Friday, July 17, 2015 The mathematical study of image reconstruction problems can have a huge impact on human life. More efficient mathematical algorithms for Xray tomography and more accurate mathematical models in seismic or hybrid imaging can lead to better imaging devices in fields such as medicine and remote sensing. Developing the underlying mathematics, including the analysis of reconstruction stability, regula...
[ IPAM] Tuesday, September 08, 2015  Friday, December 11, 2015 The revival of traffic engineering at the age of web 2.0 and social networks has created a significant amount of excitement in the mathematics, applied mathematics and engineering communities. In this program we would like to capture these breakthroughs and bring together the world experts of these crossdisciplinary fields....
[ ICERM] Wednesday, September 09, 2015  Friday, December 04, 2015 In the late 1960s, Robert Langlands discovered a unifying principle in number theory providing a vast generalization of class field theory to include nonabelian extensions of number fields. This principle gives rise to a web of conjectures called the Langlands program which continues to guide research in number theory to the present day. For example, an important first instance of the Langlands pr...
