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[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
    L-functions attached to Galois representations coming from algebraic geometry contain subtle arithmetic information (conjectures of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer, Deligne, Beilinson, Bloch and Kato, Fontaine and Perrin-Riou). Langlands has predicted the existence of a correspondence relating these L-functions to L-functions 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]  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 multi-scale, e.g. models developed based on their fine-scale behavior are then used to study large-scale 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...

      [SAMSI]  Monday, September 01, 2014 - Thursday, July 30, 2015

      • [SAMSI]  Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Friday, February 27, 2015
        As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2014-2015, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will offer a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics. In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic

        Program on Mathematical and Statistical Ecology (ECOL)
        will b...

      • [SAMSI]  Sunday, May 17, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015
        Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

        More details will be posted soon.

      • [SAMSI]  Sunday, July 12, 2015 - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
        Objective: Graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and statistics will be exposed to challenging and exciting real-world problems arising in industrial and government laboratory research. Students will also experience the team approach to problem solving....

      [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 trade-off between resolution and complexity is the main goal...

      • [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....

      • [IPAM]  Monday, October 27, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
        This workshop will cover a number of selected topics that are common to Oceanography, Planetary Geophysics, Atmospheric Dynamics and Astrophysics including turbulent convection, turbulence induced by baroclinic instabilities, shear turbulence (both stratified and unstratified), double-diffusive convection, and wave-induced turbulence. This workshop will bring together scientists from different bac...

      • [IPAM]  Monday, November 17, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014
        Turbulence in Engineering Applications is motivated by the staggering financial and environmental impact of turbulence in engineering applications. This workshop will address the relationship between mathematical and systems-level approaches, in which the characteristics of the flow are considered at a global rather than local level, to observations of turbulent flows of importance to engineering ...

      [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....

        [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 Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Awards Ceremony honors David Blackwell and Richard Tapia, two seminal figures who inspired a generation of African-American, 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 tumor-immune 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 high-dimensional 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 self-assembly and the shape of self-assembled 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 non-spherical, 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 Zariski-dense subgroups (both arithmetic and non-arithmetic) of semi-simple 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 length-commensurable 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 many-particle (quantum and classical) systems and machine learning. It will address the reaches and limitations of ML as applied to many-particle 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....

        • [IPAM]  Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - Friday, March 13, 2015
          The long program on financial mathematics opens with four days of tutorials that will provide an introduction to major themes of the entire program and the four workshops, aimed at providing a foundation for the participants of this program who have diverse scientific backgrounds....

        • [IPAM]  Monday, March 23, 2015 - Friday, March 27, 2015
          The recent financial crisis has highlighted the importance of the stability of the financial system as a whole and the interconnectedness of its components, prompting new research efforts directed at understanding the key determinants of the structure and stability of the network(s) underlying the financial system and the mechanism which govern the onset of systemic risk and the propagation of dis...

        • [IPAM]  Monday, April 13, 2015 - Friday, April 17, 2015
          The notion of one price, publicly known, at which transactions can happen in arbitrary sizes has seriously been challenged over the last few years. The existence and the importance of liquidity friction and price impact due to the size and frequency of trades are recognized as the source of many of the most spectacular failures (e.g., LTCM, Amaranth, Lehman) prompting new research in applications ...

        • [IPAM]  Monday, May 04, 2015 - Friday, May 08, 2015
          A growing number of economists, econometricians and mathematicians are studying the financialization of the commodity markets, which has been taking place over the last 10 years and which cannot be explained by relying on the fundamentals of the physical markets. New approaches and new synergies are needed, especially in light of recent and pending regulations (such as emissions control) and publi...

        • [IPAM]  Monday, May 18, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015
          This workshop will bring together researchers in machine learning from computer science, statistics, and electrical engineering; financial engineers and economists; applied mathematicians; legal scholars; econometricians; practitioners; and regulators to address the challenging questions raised by the post-mortem analysis of financial crisis data. In light of recent theoretical, empirical, and tec...

        [IPAM]  Thursday, April 09, 2015 - Saturday, April 11, 2015
        On April 9-11, 2015, IPAM will host a three day conference showcasing the achievements of Latina/os in the mathematical sciences. The conference will feature talks by junior and senior researchers, as well as events for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. There will be plenary lectures, community lectures, panel discussions, and activities to facilitate networking. The goa...

        [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), sub-Riemannian 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 X-ray 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 cross-disciplinary 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...