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Moduli of Sheaves and Strange Duality
08 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017 • State College, PA, United States
FRG Workshop on Moduli of Sheaves and Strange Duality , at Pennsylvania State University.
AIM Workshop: Classification of Group von Neumann Algebras
29 Jan 2018 - 02 Feb 2018 • American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, United States
This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to developing new ideas and approaches to the classification of group and group-action von Neumann algebras.
The Homological Conjectures: Resolved!
12 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018 • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, United States
The homological conjectures in commutative algebra are a network of conjectures that have generated a tremendous amount of activity in the last fifty years. They had largely been resolved for commutative rings that contain a field, but, with the exception of some low dimensional cases, several remained open in mixed characteristic---until recently, when Yves Andr? announced a proof of Hochster's Direct Summand Conjecture. The progress comes from systematically applying Scholze's theory of perfectoid spaces, which had already shown its value by solving formidable problems in number theory and representation theory. One of the goals of the workshop is to cover the ingredients going into the proofs of the Direct Summand Conjecture.
32nd Automorphic Forms Workshop
18 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018 • Tufts University, Medford, United States
Over the last 30 years, the Annual Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics has remained a small and friendly conference, recognized for both its high-quality research talks and its supportive atmosphere for junior researchers. Participants present cutting-edge research in all areas related to automorphic forms. These include mock modular forms, Maass wave forms, elliptic curves, Siegel and Jacobi modular forms, special values of L-functions, random matrices, quadratic forms, applications of modular forms, and many other topics. For the first time, the conference begins with a graduate student bootcamp on March 18, 2018. Support is available for junior participants; email:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Algebraic geometry and its broader implications
23 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018 • Chicago, IL, United States
Algebraic geometry and its broader implications : a celebration of Robin Hartshorne's 80th and the book's 40th birthday, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
AIM Workshop: Arborealization of singularities of Lagrangian skeleta
26 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 • American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, United States
This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to the study of Weinstein manifolds from the perspective of their skeleta.
Semester Program Workshop: Computation and Optimization of Energy, Packing, and Covering
09 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 • ICERM/Brown University, Providence, United States
The packing and covering of equal geometric shapes, such as spheres or convex polyhedra, are classical geometric optimization problems. They have a long mathematical tradition and were for instance part of Hilbert's famous twenty-three problems for the twentieth century. Nevertheless, seemingly simple packing and covering problems are still extremely hard to solve and generally, far from a solution. Likewise, minimal energy problems for pair potentials, of which best-packing is a special case, have many such unresolved questions.
Semester Program Workshop: Computational Challenges in the Theory of Lattices
23 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018 • ICERM/Brown University, Providence, United States
This workshop will focus on the computational aspects of the theory of Euclidean lattices and on their applications to other areas in mathematics and computer science. It will put emphasis on computational challenges on lattice problems that have recently arisen from unexpected connections to other domains such as algebraic topology, automorphic forms, or cryptography. A major goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different areas, working with Euclidean lattices, and to facilitate their interactions. Topics will include the reduction theory of lattices and its applications, Voronoi algorithms and their use to compute the cohomology of arithmetic groups, the classification of lattice genera and the computation of spaces of modular forms, the algorithmic aspects of lattice based cryptography, in particular the relationship between the security of cryptographic primitives and the hardness of lattice problems.
AIM Workshop: Steklov Eigenproblems
30 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 • American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, United States
This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will focus on the geometric and computational aspects of the Steklov eigenproblems.
AIM Workshop: Symplectic four-manifolds through branched coverings
14 May 2018 - 18 May 2018 • American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, United States
This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to studying problems in the topology of symplectic four-manifolds by using connections with gauge theory, holomorphic curves, and algebraic geometry. The focus will be on concretely building connections between these areas and symplectic topology while working directly on specific problems in symplectic topology posed throughout the workshop.
AIM Workshop: Nonlocal differential equations in collective behavior
18 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018 • American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, United States
This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to the qualitative behaviour of some nonlocal equations, mainly stemming from collective behavior models and kinetic theory.
Summer Graduate School: Derived Categories
25 Jun 2018 - 06 Jul 2018 • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, United States
The goal of the school is to give an introduction to basic techniques for working with derived categories, with an emphasis on the derived categories of coherent sheaves on algebraic varieties. A particular goal will be to understand Orlov's equivalence relating the derived category of a projective hypersurface with matrix factorizations of the corresponding polynomial.
AIM Workshop: Stein's method and applications in high-dimensional statistics
06 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018 • American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, United States
This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, is devoted to the applications of Stein's method to address modern, practical questions in high-dimensional mathematical statistics. The overarching theme of the workshop will be the development of new methods in high dimensional data analysis by applying recent advances in probabilistic methods.
AIM Workshop: Boltzmann Machines
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 • American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, United States
This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to the mathematics of Boltzmann machines. Researchers have been employing tools in information theory, algebra, combinatorics, geometry, and optimization to understand these models. The result is a situation where further progress probably requires a more intimate merger of these tools.
Derived Algebraic Geometry
22 Jan 2019 - 24 May 2019 • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, United States
Derived algebraic geometry is an extension of algebraic geometry that provides a convenient framework for directly treating non-generic geometric situations (such as non-transverse intersections in intersection theory), in lieu of the more traditional perturbative approaches (such as the "moving" lemma). This direct approach, in addition to being conceptually satisfying, has the distinct advantage of preserving the symmetries of the situation, which makes it much more applicable. In particular, in recent years, such techniques have found applications in diverse areas of mathematics, ranging from arithmetic geometry, mathematical physics, geometric representation theory, and homotopy theory. This semester long program will be dedicated to exploring these directions further, and finding new connections.
Birational Geometry and Moduli Spaces
22 Jan 2019 - 24 May 2019 • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, United States
Birational Geometry and Moduli Spaces are two important areas of Algebraic Geometry that have recently witnessed a flurry of activity and substantial progress on many fundamental open questions. In this program we aim to bring together key researchers in these and related areas to highlight the recent exciting progress and to explore future avenues of research. This program will focus on the following themes: Geometry and Derived Categories, Birational Algebraic Geometry, Moduli Spaces of Stable Varieties, Geometry in Characteristic p>0, and Applications of Algebraic Geometry: Elliptic Fibrations of Calabi-Yau Varieties in Geometry, Arithmetic and the Physics of String Theory.
Introductory Workshop: Derived Algebraic Geometry and Birational Geometry and Moduli Spaces
31 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, United States
The workshop will survey several areas of algebraic geometry, providing an introduction to the two main programs hosted by MSRI in Spring 2019. It will consist of seven expository mini-courses and seven separate lectures, each given by top experts in the field. The focus of the workshop will be the recent progress in derived algebraic geometry, birational geometry, and moduli spaces. The lectures will be aimed at a wide audience including advanced graduate students and postdocs with a background in algebraic geometry.
Derived Algebraic Geometry and its Applications
25 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019 • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, United States
This workshop will bring together researchers at various frontiers, including arithmetic geometry, representation theory, mathematical physics, and homotopy theory, where derived algebraic geometry has had recent impact. The aim will be to explain the ideas and tools behind recent progress and to advertise appealing questions. A focus will be on moduli spaces, for example of principal bundles with decorations as arise in many settings, and their natural structures.
Recent Progress in Moduli Theory
06 May 2019 - 10 May 2019 • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, United States
This workshop will be focused on presenting the latest developments in moduli theory, including (but not restricted to) recent advances in compactifications of moduli spaces of higher dimensional varieties, the birational geometry of moduli spaces, abstract methods including stacks, stability criteria, and applications in other disciplines.
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