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ESSLLI 2020 — Workshop on Computational and Experimental Explanations in Semantics and Pragmatics
10 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020 • Utrecht, Netherlands
Organizer:
Funded by the European Research Council
Abstract:
The field of natural language semantics has undergone what some refer to as an ‘experimental turn’ and is arguably currently undergoing a ‘computational turn’. By expanding the toolbox available to the semanticist, these two turns have the effect of expanding the phenomena that can be explained and the varieties of semantic explanation that can be offered. For example, experimental methods can help distinguish between alternative explanations of semantic effects, e.g. whether to classify controversial phenomena as implicatures or presuppositions. Similarly, computational models of semantics can generate fine-grained and non-categorical predictions that can fruitfully be tested experimentally. And both kinds of methods can be used to ask questions about the emergence of semantic structures in language, including which factors influence their distribution and typology. Given this wider toolbox and purview, we aim to gather a workshop to showcase exciting new work that develops new semantic explanations using experimental and computational methods, as well as to invite broader reflection on the methodology of semantics now and in its future.
Topics:
Experimental semantics and pragmatics * Graded/non-categorical semantic theories and explanations * Information-theoretic measures and explanations in semantics and pragmatics * Semantic universals * Learnability and evolution of semantics and pragmatics * Bayesian approaches to semantics and pragmatics * Probing neural models for learned semantic representations * Semantics in emergent communication protocols * The methodology of semantics
Event listing ID:
1301246
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Low-Dimensional Topology and Number Theory
23 Aug 2020 - 29 Sep 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312772
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Prague Summer School on Discrete Mathematics 2020
24 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 • Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract:
The third edition of Prague Summer School on Discrete Mathematics will be held on August 24-28, 2020 in the historical building of the Computer Science Department of Charles University in the very heart of Prague. Lecture series will be given by Subhash Khot (New York University) and Shayan Oveis Gharan (University of Washington). The School is primarily intended for PhD students and early career researchers. There is no registration fee and a number of travel stipends will be available.
Event listing ID:
1292694
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Introductory Workshop: Decidability, definability and computability in number theory
24 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 • Berkeley, California, United States
Organizer:
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute – MSRI
Event listing ID:
1245693
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CIRM – Summer School — 3rd Summer School of the Institute for Language, Communication and the Brain
31 Aug 2020 - 03 Sep 2020 • CIRM (Marseille Luminy), France
Organizer:
CIRM – Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Event listing ID:
1311962
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MSRI semester — Illustrating mathematics
04 Sep 2020 - 06 Dec 2020 • Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Abstract:
The Illustrating Mathematics program brings together mathematicians, makers, and artists who share a common interest in illustrating mathematical ideas via computational tools.

The program includes week-long workshops in Geometry and Topology, Algebra and Number Theory, and Dynamics and Probability, as well as master courses, seminars, and an art exhibition.

Topics:
moduli spaces of geometric structures, hyperbolic geometry, configuration spaces, sphere eversions, apollonian packings, kleinian groups, sandpiles and tropical geometry, analytic number theory, supercharacters, complex dynamics, billiards, random walks, and Schramm–Loewner evolution
Event listing ID:
1074367
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Representations in Castro: a Summer School
07 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020 • CIEM, Castro Urdiales, Spain
Abstract:
The summer school will consist of short introductory courses followed by more advanced courses on current topics in the area. It will be open to all early-career researchers with even a vague interest in representation theory. We especially encourage masters and Ph.D. students at all levels to attend and anticipate providing accommodation for them.
Event listing ID:
1326480
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YMSGR2020 — YOUNG MATHEMATICIANS SYMPOSIUM OF THE GREATER REGION 2020
14 Sep 2020 - 16 Sep 2020 • Kaiserslautern, Germany
Organizer:
Technical University Kaiserslautern
Abstract:
The Young Mathematicians Symposium of the Greater Region is a friendly and inspiring meeting of PhD students and young researchers of mathematics from all universities of the Greater Region. In 2020 it will be hosted by Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern (Germany), after the preceding editions took place in Nancy (France) and Liége (Belgium). The conference is open to master and PhD students as well as postdoctoral researchers from all mathematical fields. We invite you to come, expose your research and discuss about the research of others. However, please note that the presentations are still intended to be accessible to Master students. Participants are encouraged to submit and present own results (even work containing open problems). Registration is free.
Contact:
Event organizers;     Email: ymsgr2020@mathematik.uni-kl.de
Topics:
Foundations, Algebra, Number Theory, Arithmetic, Geometry and Topology, Graph Theory and Combinatorics, Group Theory, Analysis, Calculus, Differential Equations and Integration, Numerical Analysis and Computational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics (in general), Probability and Statistics, Game Theory, Modeling and Simulation, Operational research, Complex Networks, Cryptography, Blockchain and Information Security, Systems theory, Control and Automation, Mathematical Economics and Finance
Event listing ID:
1367929
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Summer School on Derived and Triangulated Categories
14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 • Wuppertal, Germany
Organizer:
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Event listing ID:
1344720
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CIMPA-CINVESTAV School "p-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis, and Applications"
16 Sep 2020 - 24 Sep 2020 • Mexico City, Mexico
Abstract:
The school aims to introduce graduate students and young researchers to the recent connections between p-adic analysis (understood in a large sense) with mathematical physics and computer science. Several mini-courses and talks will be offered.
Topics:
ntroduction to p-adic analysis; Introduction to local zeta functions; The p-adic theory of automata; p-Adic models in quantum physics; p-Adic electrostatics; Strings amplitudes, local zeta functions, and log-Coulomb gases.
Event listing ID:
1331573
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Automata Theory and Applications: Games, Learning and Structures
21 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020 • Singapore, Singapore
Organizer:
Institute for Mathematical Sciences/National University of Singapore
Event listing ID:
1240694
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Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Thin Groups and Super-approximation
11 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312769
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Oberwolfach Seminar: Tropical Curves, Logarithmic Structures, and Enumerative Geometry
18 Oct 2020 - 24 Oct 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312746
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Oberwolfach Seminar: New Techniques in Resolution of Singularities
18 Oct 2020 - 24 Oct 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312701
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22nd International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods
02 Nov 2020 - 06 Nov 2020 • Singapore, Singapore
Organizer:
Institute for Mathematical Sciences/National University of Singapore
Event listing ID:
1240703
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Oberwolfach Seminar: The Cutoff Phenomenon for Finite Markov Chains
22 Nov 2020 - 28 Nov 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312733
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Oberwolfach Seminar: Combinatorial and Geometric Knot Theory
22 Nov 2020 - 28 Nov 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312721
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Representations and Characters: Revisiting Some Aspects of the Works of Harish-Chandra and Weil
07 Dec 2020 - 17 Dec 2020 • Singapore, Singapore
Organizer:
Institute for Mathematical Sciences/National University of Singapore
Abstract:
This workshop is devoted to the theory of representations of reductive groups over local fields.
Event listing ID:
1240691
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History of Mathematics: A Global Cultural Approach
13 Dec 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312819
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CNWW 2020 — Complex Networks Winter Workshop 2020
13 Dec 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 • Québec City, Québec, Canada
Organizer:
Vermont Complex Systems Center at the University of Vermont
Abstract:
The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW) is a week-long international school that offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top researchers in the field of networks. The CNWW is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals. The lectures will present open problems and recent advances in the field of complex networks. Participants of this program will collaborate in small transdisciplinary research groups involving other participants as well as faculty. All course lectures will be given in English.
Event listing ID:
1360280
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Homogeneous Structures: Model Theory meets Universal Algebra
03 Jan 2021 - 09 Jan 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312782
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Geometry, Dynamics and Spectrum of Operators on Discrete Spaces
03 Jan 2021 - 09 Jan 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312814
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Topics at the Interface of Low Dimensional Group Actions and Geometric Structures
04 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021 • Singapore, Singapore
Organizer:
Institute for Mathematical Sciences/National University of Singapore
Abstract:
In this two-week program, we explore the interactions between geometric group theory, geometric structures and Anosov representations. Geometric group theory, in the broadest sense, seeks to understand the structure of groups through their actions on objects with geometric meaning. Conversely, one can take a known group and attempt to understand all its geometrically meaningful actions. One natural notion that arises in this setting is an Anosov representation, which came about as an attempt to describe what it means for the action of a discrete group on a homogeneous space to be geometrically well behaved. Also, in his Erlangen program, Felix Klein viewed geometry as a space which is invariant under a group of transformations. This gave rise to the notion of a geometric structure, which gives yet another notion of a geometrically meaningful action of a group on a homogeneous space.
Event listing ID:
1240690
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Continuum Models and Optimisation for Deep Neural Networks
10 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Banff's new workshop on Continuum models and optimisation for deep neural networks brings together scientists to discuss the foundations of our digital revolution, and to investigate the reliability of their results. As often, mathematics is the fundamental tool to examine today's challenges. Mathematics structures knowledge and identifies the strengths and limitations of deep learning algorithms. A better understanding of the maths behind deep learning helps us to develop more efficient algorithms and to put safety critical industrial areas such as autonomous driving on a firm ground.
Event listing ID:
1364001
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Nonstandard Finite Element Methods
10 Jan 2021 - 16 Jan 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312802
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Adaptive Modelling and Discretization Error Control
17 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
It is the goal of this workshop to bring together the leading experts in various fields of a posteriori error control to create synergies for combining the separated know-how towards the ultimate goal of efficient and reliable modelling of complex physical phenomena and real-world applications.
Event listing ID:
1364077
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Spatial Networks and Percolation
17 Jan 2021 - 23 Jan 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312845
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The Statistical Physics of Continuum Particle Systems with Strong Interactions
18 Jan 2021 - 28 Jan 2021 • Singapore, Singapore
Organizer:
Institute for Mathematical Sciences/National University of Singapore
Abstract:
This is a two-week program gathering mathematicians and physicists interested in the statistical physics of strongly correlated and long range random particle systems. These particle systems include Gibbs point processes such as Coulomb gases, determinantal point process, eigenvalues of random matrices, etc. They are linked to mathematical long-standing challenges such as the crystallization and best packing conjectures among others. One aspect that we want to put forward in this meeting is that the pioneering tools from classical statistical mechanics à la Ruelle, Lanford, Lebowitz may not have been used enough for the study of these particle systems yet.
Event listing ID:
1240733
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Mathematics of Human Environmental Systems
24 Jan 2021 - 29 Jan 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
This workshop will address emerging challenges in human-environment interactions. Ecosystem services are under threat due to human activities. We will model feedbacks between the environment and human behaviour with a view to illuminating the mathematical structures that govern interactions. Our goal is to develop methods that can suggest a path forward in improving the interactions between humans and the environment.
Event listing ID:
1364065
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Driving Global Inference for New Physics with Machine Learning, Big Data and Large-scale Statistical Simulation
24 Jan 2021 - 29 Jan 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The physical sciences have entered the era of big data, and particle physics is no exception. Extremely powerful particle colliders, telescopes observing light across the energy spectrum, and precise underground experiments have been running for years and have produced remarkably detailed and complex data sets. While no definitive signal of new physics has yet emerged from these experiments, it is quite possible that hints of new phenomena are hidden in these results, only missed due to the limitations of our analysis methods. In this workshop, we will bring together statisticians and physicists to discuss novel methods of data analysis, with a focus on machine learning, in which computers are programmed to think in ways akin to humans. We will launch the development of new computer tools that will allow us to overcome current computational limitations and fully test particle physics theories against all available data, potentially leading to discoveries that will shed light on some of the most profound questions in physics.
Event listing ID:
1364053
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Logarithmic Vector Fields and Freeness of Divisors and Arrangements: New perspectives and applications
24 Jan 2021 - 30 Jan 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312844
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Geometry, Analysis, and Quantum Physics of Monopoles
31 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The subject of magnetic monopoles is by now classic in both physics and mathematics. Since intense advancements in mid 1970’s, numerous deep connections to theoretical physics, algebraic geometry, and geometric analysis have been discovered. Nonetheless, many important problems remain unsolved. Recently, monopoles acquired new significance in areas such as string theory, the Seiberg--Witten theory, quantum gauge-theory spaces of vacua, knot invariants, and the Geometric Langlands correspondence. This workshop brings together experts from around the world advancing very different perspectives, identify important open problems, and connecting diverse methods used by different groups.
Event listing ID:
1364063
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Moduli spaces and Modular forms
31 Jan 2021 - 06 Feb 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312865
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Optimization under Uncertainty: Learning and Decision Making
07 Feb 2021 - 12 Feb 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Uncertainty pervades all areas of the natural sciences, engineering, and operations research. Such uncertainty may arise due to noisy measurements, model ambiguity, or unknown parameters. Moreover, optimal decision making under uncertainty is crucial to arrive at reliable solutions, which are resilient to catastrophe. Despite the inherent need to do so, including uncertainty in our models in the form of random parameters leads to a veritable explosion in the dimension of the resulting optimization or control problems; especially for models of complex engineering systems. Recent advances in the fields of uncertainty quantification and machine learning present exciting opportunities to help combat this curse of dimensionality. This workshop is intended is to join researchers in optimization under uncertainty, uncertainty quantification, and machine learning, whose work stands to benefit from cutting-edge machine learning techniques for intricate, data-driven models of real-world phenomena.
Event listing ID:
1364106
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Challenges in Optimization with Complex PDE-Systems
14 Feb 2021 - 20 Feb 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312820
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Applications of Optimal Transportation in the Natural Sciences
21 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312830
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Astrostatistics in Canada and Beyond
28 Feb 2021 - 05 Mar 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
What could be a bigger source of "big data" than the entire Universe? Researchers in statistics and computer science are developing new methods to analyse the "big data" that companies and governments want to understand. To test out these methods they need big datasets that everyone can share - and new astronomical telescopes just happen to be gearing up to generate observations of billions of stars and galaxies that fit the bill. Insights from statistics will help astrophysicists to get the most out of these observations. The Astrostatistics 2021 workshop will bring together statisticians and astrophysicists to learn the technical languages of the two fields and identify how to work together to combine the excitement of space with big data.
Event listing ID:
1364103
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Hyperbolic Balance Laws: modeling, analysis, and numerics
28 Feb 2021 - 06 Mar 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312917
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Deep Learning for Inverse Problems
07 Mar 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312926
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Stochastics and Geometry
07 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The workshop will bring together some of the world's top experts and promising young researchers working at the interface of Stochastics and Geometry, broadly understood. Through expository talks and research presentations, the workshop will give a vibrant overview of the most recent developments in the interaction between analysis, geometry and stochastic analysis. The focus of the workshop will be different approaches to random processes in geometric settings, with emphasis on problems on heat kernel analysis on finite- and infinite-dimensional manifolds, sometimes equipped with degenerate geometries, as well as random matrices and non-commutative probability and geometric rough paths. Another objective of the workshop is to identify fundamental open problems in this area that are motivated by mathematical physics and other potential applications. We plan to maintain geographic diversity and also to invite some of the most promising junior mathematicians.
Event listing ID:
1364091
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Homotopic and Geometric Galois Theory
07 Mar 2021 - 13 Mar 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312927
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Quantum Field Theories and Quantum Topology Beyond Semisimplicity
14 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Rich mathematical structures appear in supersymmetric quantum field theories. These provide new perspectives on deep mathematics while at the same time allow for a better understanding of the quantum field theories. This workshop brings together experts from different areas in mathematics and theoretical physics with the aim of deepening our understanding and to foster new interdisciplinary collaborations.
Event listing ID:
1364156
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Homogenization Theory: Periodic and Beyond
14 Mar 2021 - 20 Mar 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312925
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Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Pathogen Genomics
21 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Technological advances have revolutionized our ability to observe the evolution of infections that are posing major global health challenges. However, using these new and high-resolution sources of data to improve health requires new theory -- new mathematical structures to understand patterns of ancestry and evolution in infectious diseases, new ways to map how antibiotic resistance emerges and spreads and new methods to combine data, modelling, inference and machine learning. This workshop will bring together mathematicians and statisticians, methods developers and biologists gathering state-of-the-art large datasets in pathogen genomics. The aims are to share not only mathematics and methods, but upcoming challenges and aims, and to ensure that large genomic datasets and the people that gather them have a voice in shaping methods and models towards the questions of the highest importance for pathogen evolution and ultimately for health.
Event listing ID:
1364144
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Mathematical Foundations of Machine Learning
21 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312891
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Algebraic Aspects of Matroid Theory
28 Mar 2021 - 02 Apr 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The researchers participating in this workshop come from several mathematical subdisciplines, including combinatorics, algebraic geometry, and theoretical computer science. Their work and common interest here is to investigate new interactions between discrete mathematics, algebra, algebraic geometry, tropical geometry, and combinatorial algorithms. Some participants have collaborated before in smaller groups, but this meeting will provide an opportunity to work together more intensively. Several recent mathematical breakthroughs will be highlighted in the workshop, including the recent resolution of some long-standing open problems about graphs and matroids. These breakthroughs used a surprising combination of interdisciplinary techniques which the organizers expect to have exciting further applications.
Event listing ID:
1364110
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Geometric Numerical Integration
28 Mar 2021 - 03 Apr 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312967
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Dynamics of Henon Maps: Real, Complex and Beyond
04 Apr 2021 - 09 Apr 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Recently, the study of Hénon maps has undergone new exciting developments, like the recent proof of the existence of wandering domain for complex Hénon maps. This result was achieved by mixing techniques from different parts of dynamics, namely real and complex. In this workshop we intend to pursue this trend by bringing together experts on real, complex and non-archimedean dynamics to get new perspectives in the study of Hénon maps.
Event listing ID:
1364153
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Mathematical Foundations of Biological Organization
11 Apr 2021 - 17 Jan 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312988
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Advances in Stein’s Method and its Applications in Machine Learning and Optimization
11 Apr 2021 - 16 Apr 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Recently a variety of state-of-the-art methods in machine learning and artificial intelligence have been developed motivated by techniques from Stein’s method, a successful tool from the field of probability theory. These methods have enabled efficient analysis of the large amounts of data being produced in several scientific fields, like neuroscience, information technology, and finance. Motivated by this success, there has been an ever increasing interest in exploring further connections between Stein’s method and machine learning. The focus of this workshop is to consolidate isolated efforts and develop a theoretically principled inferential and computational framework via Stein's method for analyzing increasingly complex models and data objects. This workshop is intended to bring together prominent and promising young and diverse researchers working on Stein’s method and machine learning, and to charter the path for future development in the field.
Event listing ID:
1364229
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Big Data Inverse Problems
18 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
In recent years, big data has become a major challenge for the state of the art computational methods and algorithms that are used for extracting meaningful information. This dilemma stimulates the exchange of ideas necessary to generate new directions in big data inverse problems.This workshop intends to provide a platform for researchers from diverse backgrounds to discuss novel techniques for big data inverse problems with benefits to various fields of data science.
Event listing ID:
1364184
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Algebraic Groups
18 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312921
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CIRM – Research School — Spring School on Symplectic and Contact Topology
19 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021 • CIRM (Marseille Luminy), France
Organizer:
CIRM – Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Topics:
CIRM IHP PROGRAM
Event listing ID:
1312201
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Tangent Categories and their Applications
25 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
One of the most fundamental notions when studying functions of a real variable is the rate of change of a function, as measured by its derivative. Geometrically, the derivative is the slope of the tangent line. Both the notion of the derivative and the tangent line (or more generally, the tangent bundle of a smooth manifold) can be defined purely axiomatically because of the underlying structure of the category of smooth functions. The derivative, for example, is determined by its properties (such as the sum and product formulae for differentiation, the chain rule, etc.). This structural approach to the derivative leads to the notion of a differential category. When working with models of differential categories such as smooth functions, the listed properties seem like natural consequence of the model. On the contrary, the differential category structure shows that these properties determine the structure of the derivative, rather than the other way around.
Event listing ID:
1364183
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Computability Theory
25 Apr 2021 - 01 May 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312997
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Efficient Simulation Algorithms for Viscoelastic and Viscous non-Newtonian Fluids
02 May 2021 - 07 May 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The mathematical description of the behaviour of typical fluids, like water at room temperature, was one of the great scientific breakthroughs of the 19th century. Understanding and applying the equations that describe these fluid drove many developments in mathematics for the next 100 years. Later, with the advent of modern computing, new fields of mathematics emerged devoted to designing algorithms to simulate these flows. This simulation capability has revolutionised many fields of engineering: no car, aeroplane, bridge, or stent is built without it.
Event listing ID:
1364215
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Quantization in Derived Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory
02 May 2021 - 07 May 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
An essential paradigm in science is solving a problem through the study of its symmetries. Whether dealing with a chemical, physical, or mathematical system, its symmetries are intimately related to the conservation laws characterizing the system itself. Therefore, their study leads us to its full understanding. Quantum groups are deformations of the most elementary symmetries in Nature, describing, for example, infinitesimal layers of ice. They first appeared in the eighties as symmetries of one and two-dimensional statistical mechanical models and are nowadays ubiquitous objects in mathematics. Quantum groups represent only an instance of the more general Theory of Quantization, in which the procedure of "deforming" classical structures gives rise to their "quantum" analog. This theory proved soon to have spectacular connections with many and only apparently unrelated areas of mathematics and physics, especially in representation theory (as described above), algebraic geometry (in particular the theory of moduli spaces), and theoretical physics (e.g. gauge theory). The present workshop aims to provide a survey of the state of the art of the Quantization Theory, with a special emphasis on using advanced techniques from (derived) algebraic geometry to the realm of Quantization.
Event listing ID:
1364636
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Foundations of Bayesian Inference for Complex Statistical Models
02 May 2021 - 08 May 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313018
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Applications of Stochastic Control to Finance and Economics
09 May 2021 - 14 May 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
This workshop will reunite specialists of stochastic control and economic theory, who will work and explore how recent theoretical developments in their respective fields can be applied to these newly identified problems.
Event listing ID:
1364170
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Contextual Integrity for Differential Privacy
09 May 2021 - 14 May 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Privacy concerns are becoming a major obstacle to using data, and it is often unclear how current regulations should translate into technology. Over the last decade, differential privacy has emerged as the de facto algorithmic gold-standard in privacy-preserving data analysis, enabling analysis of sensitive data with rigorous privacy guarantees. It is a parameterized privacy notion, and tuning this privacy parameter allows an analyst to smoothly tradeoff between privacy to the individual with accuracy of the analysis. Much of the theoretical work on differential privacy has purposely left this parameter as a free variable that should be chosen based upon the context of data use. Contextual integrity is a framework for formalizing context of data use, and offers a descriptive categorization of information flows as either appropriate or inappropriate based upon the context and cultural norms. This workshop will combine tools from differential privacy and contextual integrity to develop context-based prescriptions for the use and implementation of differential privacy. It will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of privacy researchers from computer science, information science, statistics, business, law, and public policy to address this multifaceted challenge.
Event listing ID:
1364613
61
Perspectives on Knot Homology
16 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts on many developing perspectives on knot homology (physical, geometric and algebraic) to draw connections between them, and to explore applications.
Event listing ID:
1364180
Related subject(s):
62
Geometric PDE and Applications to Problems in Conformal and CR Geometry
16 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Conformal geometry is the study of properties of spaces and mappings which depend on the measurement of angles but not of lengths. An example is the stereographic projection mapping from a sphere to a plane, which distorts lengths but preserves angles. Mathematicians have made much progress in recent years in the study of conformal geometry by using and developing new tools and methods from a variety of mathematical fields, including analysis, non-linear PDE and topology. This workshop will bring together experts from a variety of mathematical backgrounds with the goal of furthering our understanding of conformal geometry and its complex number analogue, CR geometry.
Event listing ID:
1364852
63
Analysis on Singular Spaces
16 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
The presence of singularity in mathematics and physics is an omnipresent phenomena which is the subject of an enormous amount of current research. One reason for this is that techniques which are useful and well understood in the context of smooth spaces do not carry over automatically to singular spaces in general. Depending on the type of singularity involved, one might find that a theorem which is true in the smooth setting requires modification even to make sense in a particular singular setting, and a singular object with extra structure may lead to a generalization of a theorem in which that extra structure plays a role.
Event listing ID:
1364601
Related subject(s):
64
Geometric Methods of Complex Analysis
16 May 2021 - 22 May 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313028
Related subject(s):
65
International Workshop on Reduced Order Methods
17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 • Singapore, Singapore
Organizer:
Institute for Mathematical Sciences/National University of Singapore
Abstract:
This is a one-week program gathering mathematicians, engineers, and scientists interested in reduced order models and methods (ROMs) for systems of partial differential equations. The general idea behind ROMs is to derive a low-dimensional model from a high-dimensional model, by integrating techniques from data science, modeling, and simulation, in order to obtain accurate and reliable results at greatly reduced computational costs.
Event listing ID:
1240796
Related subject(s):
66
Single Cell Plus – Data Science Challenges in Single Cell Research
23 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Cells are the fundamental building blocks of life. Recent advancement in biotechnology has allow us to peek inside this every cell to better understand of biology and human disease. Single cell technology also generates big and complex data and brings about new data science challenges of computational and life scientists. The objective of this workshop is to bring together international leaders in diverse disciplines including mathematical, statistical, computational, biological and medical in an collaborative atmosphere to develop collaborative capacity that will tackle various underlying data science challenges in single cell research.
Event listing ID:
1364223
67
Phenomenology of Black Holes in Quantum Gravity
23 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
In this 5-day workshop, we shall bring the fields leaders, both theoretical and observational, together across the boundaries of several different fields, to discuss the important issues about black hole physics and gravitational wave astronomy in particular, and quantum field theory and quantum gravity in general. The workshop is very timely and important, and has been already received strong support from various leaders of the fields.
Event listing ID:
1364906
68
Chromatic Homotopy and Algebraic K-Theory
23 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
This workshop focuses on the interaction between algebraic K-theory and chromatic homotopy theory. Algebraic K theory translates fundamental arithmetic and geometric information about a ring or scheme into homotopy theory. The chromatic perspective is a fundamental organizing principle of homotopy theory, decomposing a space or spectrum into certain `prime localizations'. Recent major advances use these localizations to prove descent results for algebraic K theory, or give vanishing results for K-theory in certain cases. This conference gathers mathematicians working in algebraic K-theory and in chromatic homotopy theory to explore these recent advances, work on open problems, and set the syllabus for future work in the field.
Event listing ID:
1364600
Related subject(s):
69
MES 2021 — Mathemusical Encounters in Singapore: a Diderot Legacy
24 May 2021 - 29 May 2021 • Singapore, Singapore
Organizer:
Institute for Mathematical Sciences/National University of Singapore
Event listing ID:
1240784
Event website:
70
Quantum Foundations, Gravity, and Causal Order
30 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
New experiments are challenging our conventional understanding of past, present, and future in the quantum world. This workshop will, therefore, explore the very foundations of our understanding of space, time, and gravity by looking at new mathematical concepts and methods related to the quantum processes of measuring location, orientation, speed, cause and effect. We expect to forge a path that blends together new ideas on how our description of the structure of space and time must be modified to fully understand how to combine gravity with quantum physics.
Event listing ID:
1364299
71
New Trends in Symbolic Dynamics and Ergodic Theory: Dynamical Obstructions arising from Complexity Theory
30 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
A common intuition in dynamical systems is that systems with low complexity should have some sort of structure, while systems with high complexity should exhibit more randomness. We explore this notion in various settings, particularly focussing on recent developments in ergodic theory and symbolic dynamics that are related to combinatorial, number theoretic, and algebraic problems. Fine properties of sequences of numbers can be studied via dynamics, relating the complexity of the sequence to hidden structures it contains. The proposed meeting will cover such recent evelopments, bringing together mathematicians from a variety of fields, including ergodic theory, symbolic dynamics, number theory, and group theory to discuss on long-standing open problems that have implications for these fields.
Event listing ID:
1364905
72
Frontiers in Billiard Dynamics
30 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Mathematical billiards are a fast growing field of the modern theory of dynamical systems and a deep source of insights, methods and examples in dynamics. It has greatly impacted many areas, ranging from integrable Hamiltonian systems and KAM theory, hyperbolic (chaotic) systems, to Teichm\"uller dynamics. It has also stimulated much recent applied research in such areas of mathematical physics as equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and quantum theory. The proposed workshop will bring together leading mathematicians, mathematical physicists, and younger researchers whose work is connected to the theory and applications of billiard dynamics from a variety of perspectives. Topics will include new modalities of billiard systems, with special attention given to applications to statistical physics such as, for example, the study of classical and quantum transport phenomena.
Event listing ID:
1364676
73
Mathematics and its Ancient Classics Worldwide: Translations, Appropriations, Reconstructions, Roles
30 May 2021 - 05 Jun 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312961
74
Modeling Fluid-Driven Fracture — at the Crossroads of Applied Mathematics, Earth Science, and Earth Resources Engineering
06 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Fluid-driven crack propagation is the process by which pressurized fluid drives cracks through solid materials. Such a process is not only central to hydraulic fracture stimulation of oil and gas wells, but also it describes movement of molten rock through the Earth’s crust and water through the subsurface of glacial ice sheets. Hence, there is significant, and hitherto relatively untapped, potential for multidisciplinary investigation. Furthermore, the underlying mathematical problem is challenging even for simple propagation geometries and ignoring variability in material properties of the rock and/or ice sheet. When realistic variability and complexity is considered, the problem exceeds the capabilities of current computer simulation tools. To address these concerns, the objective of this workshop is to convene a BIRS Workshop of Applied Mathematicians, Geo-Scientists, and Engineers from Academia and Industry to accelerate the development of the state-of-the-art tools to analyze the evolution of fluid-driven cracks that propagate in complex solid media.
Event listing ID:
1364221
75
XX International Workshop on Numerical Methods for Non-Newtonian Flows
06 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Fluids that exhibit physical behaviours which are not Newtonian are extremely common in nature and in industrial contexts. These occur in many processes underlying natural resource industries (mining, oil and gas). These are key in manufacturing industries such as polymer processing and in new environmentally-driven manufacturing products such as printing/layering in battery manufacture, coating flows, drug and droplet encapsulation and many bio-fluid applications (e.g. blood, mucus, semen, synovial fluids). This workshop brings together mathematically oriented scientists and engineers to work on these societally important issues.
Event listing ID:
1364708
76
Analysis, Geometry and Topology of Singular PDE
06 Jun 2021 - 12 Jun 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313015
77
Novel Mathematical Methods in Material Science: Applications to Biomaterials
13 Jun 2021 - 18 Jun 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
We will aim to create new mathematical models of complex fluids that can bridge length and time scales, and study novel ways to model entanglement of polymers and filaments. We stress that the novelty of this workshop consists not only in bringing together an interdisciplinary array of scientists, but bridging the gap between what has been traditionally catalogued as pure and applied mathematics.
Event listing ID:
1364231
78
Enumerative Geometry of Surfaces
13 Jun 2021 - 19 Jun 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313036
Related subject(s):
79
Entropic Regularization of Optimal Transport and Applications
20 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The mathematics of optimal transport (OT) has grown to become a unifying theme in many scientific disciplines, from solving purely mathematical problems of analysis, geometry, and partial differential equations to developing revolutionary new methods in economics, statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. In the last decade, the impact of optimal transport in the study of geometry was highlighted by two Fields medals (Villani 2010, Figalli 2018). On the other hand, OT has established itself as a viable alternative to classical maximum likelihood based methods in statistics and data science. Other notable applications include generative adversarial network (GAN) in machine learning (Wasserstein GAN), new applications to stem cell biology, and economic applications such as generalizations of the Nobel prize winning Gale-Shapley algorithm, online auctions, and option pricing.
Event listing ID:
1364318
80
Knots, Surfaces and 3-manifolds
20 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
A mathematical knot can be thought of as a piece of knotted string with ends attached. This knotted circle is allowed to move freely in space as long as it does not pass through itself. In recent years the study of knots has gained momentum through a series of applications, for instance in physics and in molecular biology. Such applications bring new urgency to certain classical questions pertaining to knots and how they sit inside 3-dimensional space. Much like a knotted wand dipped into liquid soap will bound a bubble, mathematical knots sitting in 3-dimensional space bound surfaces. Studying pairs of the form (knot, surface) sitting in 3-dimensional space rather than just knots, provides additional structure to better grasp basic questions, such as whether or not a given knot can be untangled and if so how.
Event listing ID:
1364717
Related subject(s):
81
Classical Algebraic Geometry
20 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312980
Related subject(s):
82
Thermodynamic Formalism for Geodesic Flows
27 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
This workshop will study this question for systems of geometric origin. One example of this is a particle bouncing inside a region -- think of a ball bouncing around a billiard table, or a light beam bouncing around a room whose walls are mirrors. If the walls are flat then the behavior is fairly predictable, but if they are curved then one often observes random-looking behavior in the long run. Or imagine walking in a straight line along a surface; if the surface is flat then changing the starting point a little will lead to a predictable change in the trajectory. However, if the surface is curved like a saddle then different trajectories will spread out and your location after walking for a long time will eventually seem to be random. The task of giving precise descriptions of systems such as these requires a more complete development of the theory of thermodynamic formalism for systems of geometric origin, which is precisely the goal of this workshop.
Event listing ID:
1364650
83
Analysis, Geometry and Topology of Positive Scalar Curvature Metrics
27 Jun 2021 - 03 Jul 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312990
Related subject(s):
84
Numerical Methods for Fully Nonlinear and Related PDEs
27 Jun 2021 - 03 Jul 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313066
85
EURO PhD School on Data Driven Decision Making and Optimization
28 Jun 2021 - 07 Jul 2021 • Seville, Spain
Organizer:
Institute of Mathematics of the University of Seville
Abstract:
This EURO PhD School (EPS) will focus on giving participants advanced training on Data Driven Decision Making. There will be a methodological as well as an applied component to this EPS. Methodological training on the role of Mathematical Optimization in Data Science will be given in the format of lectures and computer workshops. The lectures will highlight the mathematical and statistical modeling and numerical optimization behind data analysis and data visualization tools. The computer workshops will make this knowledge actionable. Applications of the acquired knowledge to the modeling of specific industrial problems will be presented by professionals from industry and worked out by the PhD students. Mathematical and statistical models and numerical solution approaches will be developed and communicated, following a collaborative approach, in which the PhD students will work in small groups under the guidance of the instructors.
Event listing ID:
1369235
Related subject(s):
86
Fundamental Groups and their Representations in Arithmetic Geometry
04 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
In arithmetic geometry, one studies solutions to polynomial equations defined with arithmetically interesting coefficients, such as integers or rational numbers. One way to study such objects, which has seen tremendous success in the last several decades, is by investigating their symmetries. Quite surprisingly, in several interesting situations, many of the geometric and arithmetic properties of the objects in question are actually controlled by the object’s symmetries.
Event listing ID:
1364272
Related subject(s):
87
Differentialgeometrie im Grossen
04 Jul 2021 - 10 Jul 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313054
Related subject(s):
88
Geometry via Arithmetic
11 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
There is an age-old relationship between arithmetic and geometry, going back at least to Euclid's Elements. Historically, it has usually been geometry that has been used to enrich our understanding of arithmetic, but the purpose of this workshop is to study the flow of information in the other direction. Namely, how can arithmetic enhance our understanding of geometry? This meeting will bring together researchers from both sides of the partnership, to explore ways to bind the two fields ever closer together.
Event listing ID:
1364359
89
Dynamische Systeme
11 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313031
90
Arithmetic Aspects of Deformation Theory
18 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
One focus of modern number theory is to study symmetries of numbers that are roots of polynomial equations. Collections of such symmetries are called Galois groups, and they often encode interesting arithmetical information. The theory of Galois representations provides a way to understand these Galois groups and in particular, how they interact with other areas of mathematics. This workshop will investigate how these Galois representations can be put together into families, and search for new arithmetic applications of these families.
Event listing ID:
1364358
91
Explicit Methods in Number Theory
18 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313129
Related subject(s):
92
New Mechanisms for Regularity, Singularity, and Long Time Dynamics in Fluid Equations
25 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The workshop brings together top experts in the field, and creates an environment where all the latest ideas, intuition and techniques can be shared and refined. Another important goal of the proposed workshop is to introduce junior researchers to a highly active area of research in PDEs of fluid dynamics. We will give preferences to young researchers when inviting speakers to the workshop.
Event listing ID:
1364357
93
Partial Differential Equations
25 Jul 2021 - 31 Jul 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313062
94
Diophantine Methods in Algebraic Dynamics
01 Aug 2021 - 06 Aug 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Algebraic dynamics is the study of discrete dynamical systems on algebraic varieties. It has its origins in complex dynamics, where one studies self-maps of complex varieties, and now encompasses dynamical systems defined over global fields. In recent years, researchers have fruitfully investigated the latter by applying number-theoretic techniques, particularly those of Diophantine approximation and geometry, subfields which study the metric and geometric behavior of rational or algebraic points of a variety.
Event listing ID:
1364290
Related subject(s):
95
Multivariable Operator Theory and Function Spaces in several Variables
01 Aug 2021 - 06 Aug 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together specialists in operator theory and complex analysis in several variables, with the aim of surveying recent developments and fostering new interactions between researchers in these subjects. Specific topics featured in this workshop include non-commutative function theory and its applications, the analysis of invariant subspaces and multiplier spaces for spaces of analytic functions of several variables, dilation theory for operator tuples, and extension problems for analytic functions in higher dimensions.
Event listing ID:
1364704
Related subject(s):
96
Computation and Learning in High Dimensions
01 Aug 2021 - 07 Aug 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313138
97
Random Graphs and Statistical Inference: New Methods and Applications
08 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The systematic study of random graphs commenced with the seminal work of Erd" os and Renyi in the 1960s. Beyond the classical connections and synergies between random graphs and computer science, over the last few years a new exciting connection between random graphs and statistical inference has been discovered. These connections have led to important new insights on computational problems and statistical inference problems and to new methods for the analysis of random graphs or random discrete structures in general. In addition, since the late 1990s an insightful approach called the cavity method by physicists has been applied to put forward predictions on structural properties of random graphs and their phase transitions. More recently, it has inspired new algorithms for statistical inference problems such as message passing algorithms and novel spectral algorithms. With this workshop we hope to stimulate research and foster new exciting interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers with different backgrounds and expertise in random graphs, computer science, probability, statistics, statistical inference and information theory.
Event listing ID:
1364344
98
Trends in the Classification of Algebraic Varieties and their Sheaves
08 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
This workshop will focus on the results around the classification of algebraic varieties and their sheaves and how they are applied to resolve long standing questions in algebraic geometry.
Event listing ID:
1364703
Related subject(s):
99
Dynamics of Waves and Patterns
08 Aug 2021 - 14 Aug 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313104
100
Totally Disconnected Locally Compact Groups via Group Actions
15 Aug 2021 - 20 Aug 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Group actions are a mathematical approach to analysing structures by studying the rearrangements of the elements of the structure that preserve the defining properties of the structure. Indeed, historically, group theory developed primarily as a technique for handling questions concerning the resolution of algebraic equations (the group introduced here by Galois permutes the roots of the equation), and has since become a standard language for formalising and solving various natural questions from a wide range of mathematics.
Event listing ID:
1364365
Related subject(s):
101
Iwasawa Theory for GL(2) and Applications: Open Problems and New Directions
15 Aug 2021 - 20 Aug 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
One remarkable development in algebraic number theory over the last two decades is the proof of many cases of the main conjecture of Iwasawa theory for elliptic curves over the rational, leading to spectacular advances on the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. Over the past few years, the methods used to prove these results have been refined to remove some of their hypotheses and extended to other settings, but despite these improvements some important cases remain largely open. This workshop aims to foster new developments in these directions by clarifying the state of the art of the aforementioned results, identifying some of the technical limitations of the current methods, and encouraging the exchange of ideas between participants with different areas of expertise, while also bringing new researchers (recent PhDs and post-docs) in the area up to speed on current methods and results.
Event listing ID:
1364768
Related subject(s):
102
Computational Group Theory
15 Aug 2021 - 21 Aug 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313114
Related subject(s):
103
Supersingular Isogeny Graphs in Cryptography
22 Aug 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Despite the enormous commercial potential that quantum computing presents, the existence of large-scale quantum computers also has the potential to destroy current security infrastructures. Post-quantum cryptography aims to develop new security protocols that will remain secure even after powerful quantum computers are built. This workshop focuses on isogeny-based cryptography, one of the most promising areas in post-quantum cryptography. In particular, we will examine the security, feasibility and development of new protocols in isogeny-based cryptography, as well as the intricate and beautiful pure mathematics of the related isogeny graphs and elliptic curve endomorphism rings. To address the goals of both training and research, the program will be comprised of keynote speakers and working group sessions.
Event listing ID:
1364386
104
Bound-Preserving Space and Time Discretizations for Convection-Dominated Problems
22 Aug 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
The development of high-performance simulation tools for real-life problems involving fluid flows and related transport phenomena frequently requires the use of numerical methods that are high-order accurate in space and time and preserve important physical properties of certain quantities of interest (such as nonnegativity of the water height in shallow water equation models). In recent years, the state of the art in the development of such schemes was significantly advanced by a breakthrough in theoretical analysis which has provided illuminating insights into the properties of existing methods and new design criteria for the development of improved solution strategies. However, many theoretical aspects of physics-aware discretization techniques still require further exploration or have not been put into practice so far. The purpose of this workshop is to bridge the gap between the mathematical theory and engineering practice.
Event listing ID:
1364756
105
Automorphic Forms, Geometry and Arithmetic
22 Aug 2021 - 28 Aug 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313124
Related subject(s):
106
Algebraic Techniques in Theoretical Computer Science
29 Aug 2021 - 03 Sep 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Algebraic techniques have become influential in many areas in theoretical computer science, such as: coding theory, hardness of approximation, communication complexity, learning theory, cryptography, sublinear algorithms, coding theory, communication complexity, social choice theory, and more. The workshop will bring together researchers in these areas, allowing them to learn from each other and facilitate new collaborations.
Event listing ID:
1364744
107
Mathematical Aspects of General Relativity
29 Aug 2021 - 04 Sep 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313145
108
Nonlinear Potential Theoretic Methods in Partial Differential Equations
05 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Partial differential equations (PDE) are a rich and deep area of mathematics which is strongly motivated by problems arising in applied sciences and technology, such as physics, engineering, medicine. Most physical phenomena appearing in reality can indeed be modeled through PDE. Unfortunatley, explicit solutions to PDE can only be determined in very few special cases. On the other hand, it is often possible to describe some relevant qualitative and quantitative properties of theirs. This theoretical analysis enables, for instance, to develop effective numerical approximation methods for solutions. The workshop focuses on some fundamental aspects of the theory of PDE, including existence of solutions, their regularity and a priori estimates. Information on these issues allows for a deeper understanding of the structure of solutions and of the physical phenomena that they describe. They will be addressed in connection with some of the most advanced developments of the theory of PDE, that rely upon methods and results from Nonlinear Potential Theory, Harmonic Analysis, Geometric Analysis.
Event listing ID:
1364417
109
Geometry of Hyperkähler Varieties
05 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
The geometry of Hyperkahler varieties is certainly one of the most studied topics in Algebraic Geometry, with many connections to Representation Theory and Arithmetic Geometry. The aim of this workshop is to survey the recent developments in this area and to investigate the open problems and conjectures, by creating new collaborations between participants from different research fields.
Event listing ID:
1364915
Related subject(s):
110
New Trends in Nonlinear Diffusion: a Bridge between PDEs, Analysis and Geometry
05 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
In this workshop our aim is to bring together well-established and early-career researchers from the areas of Analysis of PDEs, Optimal Transport Theory and Geometric Flows to report on their latest contributions and establish new collaborations. The fields of expertise of the participants are broad and will offer a great opportunity for cross-fertilization among diverse communities.
Event listing ID:
1364798
111
Random Growth Models and KPZ Universality
12 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Irregular growth is a ubiquitous phenomenon in nature, from the growth of tumors, crystals, and bacterial colonies to the propagation of forest fires and the spread of water through a porous medium. Mathematical models of random growth have been a driving force in probability theory over the last sixty years and a rich source of important ideas. The analysis of random growth models began in the early 1960s with the introduction of the Eden model by Eden and first-passage percolation by Hammersley and Welsh. The field witnessed several breakthroughs in the 1980s and 1990s, from the introduction of more random growth models, including the Kardar, Parisi, and Zhang (KPZ) equation and the KPZ universality class, to the ground-breaking works of Tracy and Widom and of Baik, Deift, and Johansson, and the seminal works of Newman and coauthors. These results caused a flurry of activity and more analytical and geometrical tools were developed.
Event listing ID:
1364416
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112
New Frontiers in Proofs and Computation
12 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
This workshop is dedicated to Hao Wang, for his pioneering work in connecting human and formal thinking that permeates (O1)-(O3). A greater understanding of these topics will no doubt lead to a better understanding of computation in mathematics and computer science, and increase the prominence of mathematical logic and proof theory in China, Asia, and the world.
Event listing ID:
1364892
113
Integration of Model- and Data-Driven Methods for Medical Imaging
12 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Recent remarkable advances in learning-based methods are revolutionizing the field of image analysis resulting in a paradigm shift towards data-driven approaches. These methods have already shown tremendous success in a wide range of applications from computer vision such as object detection and object category classifications. To perform efficiently though, such methods typically require a large number of training sample and this requirement is highly impractical or impossible in applications from medical imaging where it is very laborious and expensive to generate labeled data. Another drawback of learning-based method is that they do not come with provable performance guarantees. One remedy to such limitations is to combine data-driven methods with prior knowledge through mathematical and/or physical models in such a way to optimize processing, reconstruction and analysis of medical imaging data without the need of extensive training. This workshop will bring together researchers with a different background ranging from optimization, inverse problem, numerical and harmonic analysis and machine learning to advance state-of-the-art methods combining data- and model-driven approaches for medical imaging.
Event listing ID:
1364753
114
Quantum Groups - Algebra, Analysis and Category Theory
12 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313122
Related subject(s):
115
New Directions in Statistical Inference on Networks and Graphs
19 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Advances in data collection and social media have led to network and graph data becoming available in many areas, including social sciences, biological sciences, and engineering. Understanding and modeling network structure, as well as conducting rigorous statistical inference to assess uncertainty, can provide crucial insights into the dynamics and interaction mechanisms of the system. Statistical network analysis to date has largely focused on the setting where a single network is observed as a noisy version of some underlying structure of interest. This setting in itself is challenging, requiring adaptation of existing statistical frameworks to networks and bridging the gap between theoretically optimal performance and computational feasibility. The workshop will start by covering recent advances in this setting.
Event listing ID:
1364360
116
Subfactors, Vertex Operator Algebras, and Tensor Categories
19 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Subfactors and vertex operator algebras are mathematical structures that at first glance appear very different, but both are used in the mathematical study of quantum field theory. In particular, vertex operator algebras are algebraic structures arising in two-dimensional conformal field theory (CFT), a quantum field theory with applications ranging from string theory to condensed matter physics to quantum computing. On the other hand, subfactors are closely related to conformal nets, which are a functional-analytic approach to CFT. Because they are both mathematical descriptions the same quantum field theory, the theories of vertex operator algebras and conformal nets are widely believed to be equivalent, but only in the last few years has there been substantial progress in establishing an equivalence. As many important results in conformal field theory have been established for either vertex operator algebras or conformal nets, but not necessarily both, developing connections and equivalences will be useful for answering open questions in both mathematical formulations of CFT.
Event listing ID:
1364968
Related subject(s):
117
Computations and Data in Algebraic Statistics
19 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
This workshop brings together both theoreticians and practitioners from broadly different fields to advance algebraic statistical methodology to data science. While linear algebra underlies classical statistics, in algebraic statistics, the aim is to explore the applicability of nonlinear algebra---which extends algebraic theory beyond linear algebra---to statistical theory. In particular, our goal is to advance the computational feasibility of algebraic statistics. Our focus is specifically on direct applicability of algebraic statistical theory to real datasets. Additionally, this workshop explores other statistical settings that are also algebraic in nature and that find practical applications in various different fields, where nonlinear algebra may also be applied.
Event listing ID:
1364763
118
Homotopical Algebra and Higher Structures
19 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313176
Related subject(s):
119
Connecting Network Structure to its Dynamics: Fantasy or Reality?
26 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
A key challenge in biology and medicine is to understand how network of interacting genes gives rise to cellular behavior. Experimental limitations and the big data generated by 'omics technologies requires the development of quantitative approaches to overcome this challenge. In the context of mathematical models this challenge takes form of predicting complex dynamic behavior of gene and signaling networks inside cells. Construction of appropriate models is difficult due to large uncertainty in the state of the cell, the efficiency of its enzymes, and the form of interactions between genes.
Event listing ID:
1364392
Related subject(s):
120
Modeling and Computational Approaches to Individual and Collective Cell Movement in Complex Environments
26 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Locomotion of cells, both individually and collectively, plays an important role in development, the immune response, wound healing, and cancer metastasis. Movement requires force transmission to the environment, and motile cells are robustly-designed nanomachines that often can cope with a variety of environmental conditions by altering the mode of force transmission – which ranges from crawling to swimming. The shape and integrity of a cell is determined by its cytoskeleton, and thus the shape changes that may be required to move involve controlled remodeling of the cytoskeleton. Motion in vivo is often in response to extracellular signals, which requires the ability to detect such signals and transduce them into the shape changes and force generation needed for movement. Thus the nanomachine is complex, and while much is known about individual components involved in movement, an integrated understanding of single cell motility, even in simple cells such as bacteria, is not at hand. At the next level, collective movement requires coordination of these nanomachines, which introduces another level of complexity. This complexity has stimulated mathematical modelling and computational simulations of cell and tissue movement at various levels, which has advanced our understanding of movement on multiple time and space scales.
Event listing ID:
1364773
121
Singularities
26 Sep 2021 - 02 Oct 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313153
Related subject(s):
122
Motives and Invariants: Theory and Applications to Algebraic Groups and their Torsors
03 Oct 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
In this workshop, we want to bring together researchers from both sides of this development: those mathematicians specializing in the application of modern algebraic and algebro-geometric methods to the study of algebraic groups and their torsors, as well as those working on relevant aspects of the motivic and cohomological approaches from a more abstract viewpoint. We hope that bringing this mix of researchers together will have a synergistic impact, leading to concrete new applications of the abstract machinery to outstanding problems on quadratic forms, algebras with involution and algebraic groups, but also inspiring progress on the general development of the motivic and cohomological methods.
Event listing ID:
1364838
Related subject(s):
123
Statistics of Stochastic Differential Equations on Manifolds and Stratified Spaces
03 Oct 2021 - 09 Oct 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313218
124
Geometry and Optimization in Quantum Information
03 Oct 2021 - 09 Oct 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313217
125
Mathematics of the Cell: Integrating Signaling, Transport and Mechanics
17 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
An aspiration of modern cell biology is to 1) understand how the various cellular components assemble into a cell and 2) understand how cell function arises from the interaction of those components. How do cells form with a specific shape and size? How do they divide and how do cells decide where to divide? How does transport occur in the crowded cellular environment inside a cell? Mathematics has a role in helping answer such questions. Understanding of these phenomena also presents the opportunity to discover new deep mathematical concepts, particularly because it involves chemistry and physics acting across length-scales, from molecules to cells and tissues. BIRS has played a foundational role in the development of what has become known as Mathematical Biology of the Cell, by hosting regular workshops that have helped reveal principles behind how cellular components assemble and organize themselves to form discrete structures, distinct cellular compartments, and form patterns. The underlying goal of this meeting of interdisciplinary and diverse scientists is to understand the fundamental principles connecting cell signaling, geometry, transport, and mechanics.
Event listing ID:
1364391
126
Interaction Between Partial Differential Equations and Convex Geometry
17 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Convex geometry and partial differential equations are two important mathematical branches. A constantly growing interaction between them in the last decades has resulted in significant progress in both areas. The goal is to solve questions in analysis, by combining the (affine) geometry of convex bodies and methods from partial differential equations, in particular, Monge-Ampere type equations. First major results include affine inequalities that are stronger than their Euclidean counterparts. Applications appear in information theory, probability theory and stochastic geometry.
Event listing ID:
1364956
127
Real Polynomials: Counting and Stability
17 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Understanding the real solutions of polynomials or systems of polynomial equations is at the heart of many problems both in the realm of pure mathematics and in the mathematical modeling of networks in systems biology, in computer aided geometric design, or in the control of mechanisms. While there exist a lot of celebrated results (for example, bounds exploiting the signs of the coefficients of a univariate polynomial or bounds taking into account the number of terms), even some basic questions are still unsolved. There has been a recent explosion of activity in this area, where different tools have started to be connected in new and unexpected ways, such as tools from the theory of matroids, from fewnomial theory, or from convex algebraic geometry. This workshop will bring together experts from close but different areas in real algebraic geometry to collaborate and will lead to further progress (both theoretical and practical) on a number of problems on the real solutions of polynomials. Specific consideration is given on the problem of counting and bounding the number of real roots as well as on questions of stability.
Event listing ID:
1364804
Related subject(s):
128
Gravitational Emergence in AdS/CFT
24 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
An outstanding problem of modern physics is the reconciliation of the two most successful broad theories of physics: general relativity, which describes the gravitational force exerted by massive objects in terms of the bending and rippling of spacetime, and quantum mechanics, which describes the behavior of matter on the minute scales of subatomic particles such as electrons. While both theories are remarkably successful independently, they appear to give contradictory predictions of phenomena that involve gravity at the small scales at which quantum mechanics is relevant. Such phenomena include the Big Bang, when the universe was small enough to be described by quantum mechanics and sufficiently dense to also require a gravitational description; also the process of the final stages of the death of a large star, when a black hole is formed and the star’s matter is concentrated in an extremely small volume. A proper description of these phenomena requires a unified theory of quantum gravity.
Event listing ID:
1364489
129
Mathematical Methods in Cancer Biology, Evolution and Therapy
24 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Present day biology generates a wealth of data from which tumor biology and tumor evolution can be inferred, and therapeutic strategies can be developed. Most clinical (and research) samples are comprised of a mixture of different cells, including multiple different populations of cancer cells (‘subclones’) and a variety of normal cell types. Effective use of these data thus requires data from individual cell types to be deconvolved. A number of subfields are independently developing mathematical and statistical deconvolution techniques. While at first glance these subfields are largely disparate, there are clear opportunities for synergies to be developed. This workshop will fill this gap by bringing together researchers from several of these fragmented subfields across a wide range of backgrounds (computational biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, biomedicine, etc.) to provide a synergistic forum for cross-disciplinary learning, discussion and collaboration.
Event listing ID:
1364955
130
Geometry & Learning from Data
24 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
The incredible advances in artificial intelligence applied to images need to be combined with geometric tools to be applied in higher dimensional data and for applications to 3D objects, such as those in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality environments, data from sensors of self-driving cars, computational anatomy, and other domains of technological applications. In this workshop we will bring together experts from academia, government stakeholders, applied researchers from industry, as well as graduate students and early career scientist to interact and develop novel solutions that apply abstract tools from high dimensional geometry to contribute to the solution of these problems.
Event listing ID:
1364836
131
CIRM – Workshop — The "Cicadas": A week around Mathematics
25 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 • CIRM (Marseille Luminy), France
Organizer:
CIRM – Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Event listing ID:
1312441
132
Statistical Aspects of Non-Linear Inverse Problems
31 Oct 2021 - 05 Nov 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Nonlinear inverse problems are ubiquitous in medical sciences, engineering, physics and other natural sciences. This workshop will advance a statistical paradigm that allows underpinning statistical decision making in such problems in a scientifically rigorous way. This will be achieved by providing `frequentist' large sample guarantees for inferences arising from commonly used (Bayesian or non-Bayesian) algorithms in such problems. Thereby, a large cluster of applied problems, where algorithms are used for day-to-day decision making with statistical data, will be put on a solid and robust foundation, facilitating its confident use in modern society.
Event listing ID:
1364444
133
Neostability Theory
31 Oct 2021 - 05 Nov 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Stability theory, in the sense of mathematical logic, consists of a collection of technical methods first developed to address the logical problem of classifying abstract models of mathematical theories. Stability theory has proven to be applicable to other mathematical problems such as understanding rational solutions of algebraic equations. It has recently been shown that the techniques and methods used for the classification described above can be used in much more general settings with applications to other areas of mathematics such as algebraic geometry, additive combinatorics and extremal graph theory. Researchers at this meeting will study these developments to deepen these applications, and to extend the scope of stability theory to an even wider range of mathematical theories.
Event listing ID:
1364987
134
Rules of Protein-DNA Recognition: Computational and Experimental Advances
31 Oct 2021 - 05 Nov 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
The information that determines our genetic make-up – from our eye color to our propensity to get cancer or genetic diseases – is encoded in the DNA sequence of our genomes. This DNA information is interpreted by proteins called transcription factors that ‘read’ the four-letter code in our DNA, promoting the activation or repression of genetic programs. Unfortunately, we have been unable to decipher the non-protein-coding portion of our genomes, which comprises >95% of our DNA, even though we now have access to thousands of fully sequenced human genomes and the numbers are increasing daily. A fundamental problem of modern biology will be how to discern DNA differences between people that affect our physical differences and the manifestation of disease. As a result, a major challenge facing computational and structural biologists is to crack the DNA code that will allow us to understand the impact of DNA differences on protein-DNA interactions and gene expression. The solution to this challenge will likely come from the convergence of theoretical, computational, biophysical, and structural approaches. The BIRS format is ideal for bringing together this combination of scientists in an informal and collaborative setting to further advance this goal.
Event listing ID:
1364857
Related subject(s):
135
Enveloping Algebras and Geometric Representation Theory
31 Oct 2021 - 06 Nov 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313238
Related subject(s):
136
Locally Conformal Symplectic Manifolds: Interactions and Applications
07 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Our workshop aims at bringing together established and young mathematicians working in complex analytic, differential and symplectic geometry, as well as in geometric PDE's, in an attempt to produce a road-map for future research in the domain of LCS manifold. By focussing during a single week on the topological, differential geometric and complex analytic aspects of the theory of locally symplectic manifolds, we hope to provide the necessary synergy for a substantial future progress in the field. A problem session will be organized at the end of the workshop.
Event listing ID:
1364509
137
Strings: Geometry and Symmetries for Phenomenology
07 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
In this workshop, experts in the physics and mathematics of string theory shall gather together to discuss the current progress on the study of the physical consequences (for particle physics and cosmology) of string models, and to explore new exciting formal (and informal) proposals that may constitute important tools to gain a better understanding of string theory and its possible predictions. Besides traditional overview talks and seminars on the ongoing research in this field, the workshop will provide an adequate environment for fruitful discussion and collaboration.
Event listing ID:
1364812
138
Combinatorial Optimization
07 Nov 2021 - 13 Nov 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313226
139
Basic Functions, Orbital Integrals, and Beyond Endoscopy
14 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The Functoriality conjectures, formulated by Langlands in 1967, have been a driving force behind much of the work in both Number theory and Representation theory in the last 50 years. This workshop will explore a relatively new approach to the conjectures stemming from Langlands' recent proposal called ``Beyond Endoscopy''. This proposal has since blossomed in the work of many mathematicians and has produced very interesting recent results in several areas of mathematics from algebraic geometry through representation theory to analytic number theory.
Event listing ID:
1364420
Related subject(s):
140
Detection and Analysis of Gravitational Waves in the era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy: From Mathematical Modelling to Machine Learning
14 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Gravitational-waves are a new way to explore the sky and uncover the Universe’s deepest mysteries. Although the first detection of these "ripples of space-time" is only a few years old, scientists can now harness the potential of gravitational waves in testing Einstein’s General Relativity theory under extreme conditions, helping to understand the origin of matter, and measuring the evolution of the Universe. Researchers from all around the world are gathering in Oaxaca to discuss recent progress in, and the future of gravitational-wave science. The workshop "Detection and analysis of gravitational waves in the era of multi-messenger astronomy: From mathematical modelling to machine learning", provides a forum, unique in its genre, for discussing new mathematical methods in modelling, detecting, and analyzing gravitational waves, as well as their integration with machine learning, or artificial intelligence.
Event listing ID:
1364800
141
Complexity Theory
14 Nov 2021 - 20 Nov 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313170
142
Graph Product Structure Theory
21 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Graphs are the standard mathematical model of many real-world entities: computer networks, road and highway networks, drainage systems, river networks, electrical networks, and so on. In some cases, these highly-complicated graphs are contained in the product of two or more much simpler graphs. In a recent breakthrough, it was shown that this is the case for planar or near-planar graphs like those that model river, road, and highway networks; any such graph is contained in the product of a simple tree-like graph and a path. This product structure gives deep insight into these graphs and their properties, allowing a host of mathematical and algorithmic tools to be applied to these graphs. The goal of this workshop is to continue the search for product structure in more general classes of graphs as well as to find new methods to exploit such product structure mathematically and algorithmically, when it is present.
Event listing ID:
1364463
Related subject(s):
143
Mathematical Statistics and Learning
28 Nov 2021 - 03 Dec 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
The workshop focuses on the novel mathematical challenges of statistics and machine learning. The spectacular success of machine learning in a wide range of applications opens many exciting theoretical challenges in a number of mathematical fields, including probability, statistics, combinatorics, optimization, and geometry. BIRS will bring together researchers of machine learning and mathematical statistics to discuss these problems. The principal topics include combinatorial statistics, online learning, and deep neural networks.
Event listing ID:
1364473
144
Foundations of Objective Bayesian Methodology
28 Nov 2021 - 03 Dec 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on objective Bayesian methodology, nonparametric Bayesian methods and machine learning. Objective Bayesian methods are evolving from a historically narrower focus on issues related to prior specification to research themes that are more broadly related to default methods in Bayesian statistical analysis. This naturally leads to an increasing overlap with Bayesian nonparametric modeling and machine learning. The workshop seeks to exploit this increasing intersection by bringing together participants from all three research communities.
Event listing ID:
1364821
145
Applied Harmonic Analysis and Data Science
28 Nov 2021 - 04 Dec 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313180
146
Convex Geometry and its Applications
12 Dec 2021 - 18 Dec 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313278
Related subject(s):
147
Mathematical Modeling of Organization in Living Matter
10 Jan 2022 - 14 Jan 2022 • CIRM (Marseille Luminy), France
Organizer:
CIRM – Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Topics:
CIRM-IHP PROGRAM - RESEARCH SCHOOL
Event listing ID:
1369250
148
Francophone Computer Algebra Days​
01 Mar 2022 - 05 Mar 2022 • CIRM (Marseille Luminy), France
Organizer:
CIRM – Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Topics:
MULTIYEAR PROGRAM - RESEARCH SCHOOL
Event listing ID:
1369324
149
ALEA Days
21 Mar 2022 - 25 Mar 2022 • CIRM (Marseille Luminy), France
Organizer:
CIRM – Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Topics:
MULTIYEAR PROGRAM - RESEARCH SCHOOL
Event listing ID:
1369376
Related subject(s):
150
Theoretical Computer Science Spring School: Machine Learning
23 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 • CIRM (Marseille Luminy), France
Organizer:
CIRM – Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Topics:
RESEARCH SCHOOL
Event listing ID:
1369380
151
Franco-Asian Summer School on Arithmetic Geometry in Luminy
30 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 • CIRM (Marseille Luminy), France
Organizer:
CIRM – Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Topics:
RESEARCH SCHOOL
Event listing ID:
1369412
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