Conferences & Workshops

Vertex algebras, W-algebras, and applications

Dec 9 2014 - 00:00
Dec 20 2014 - 23:59
Venue: 

Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi - Pisa, Italy

Short description of the event: 

In Winter 2014-2015, a trimester on "Perspectives in Lie Theory" will be held at Centro de Giorgi. The first session of this trimester will be devoted to "Vertex algebras, W-algebras, and applications".

This session will include a seminar, time for discussions and collaboration, and three minicourses held by
Tomoyuki Arakawa (Kyoto University), Victor Kac (MIT), and Fedya Malikov (University of Southern California).

Since the 60's, the theory of semisimple Lie algebras has been generalized in many directions. Vertex algebras have been introduced by Borcherds in the 80's, drawing from Conformal Field Theory in physics, in the study of representations of the Fischer monster group. Lie superalgebras, and more recently n-superalgebras, are a natural generalization of Lie algebras and have gained growing importance in mathematics and theoretical physics, in the last few decades.

Foundations of Computational Mathematics Conference

Dec 11 2014 - 00:00
Dec 20 2014 - 23:59
Venue: 

Universidad de la República, Montevideo

Short description of the event: 

The conference, organised by the Society for Foundations of Computational Mathematics, is eighth in a sequence that commenced with the Park City, Rio de Janeiro, Oxford, Minneapolis, Santander, Hong Kong and Budapest FoCM meetings.

Plenary Speakers:

*Annalisa Buffa, IMATI CNR, Italy
*David Cox, Amherst College, USA
*John Cremona, University of Warwick, UK
*Arieh Iserles, University of Cambridge, UK
*Frances Kuo , University of New South Wales, Australia
*Yi Ma, Microsoft Research Asia, China, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
*Andrei Martinez-Finkelshtein, University of Almería, Spain
*Yurii Nesterov, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
*Ricardo Nochetto, University of Maryland, USA
*Benoit Perthame, Pierre et Marie Curie University and CNRS, France

Lie Theory and Representation Theory

Jan 19 2015 - 00:00
Feb 6 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi - Pisa, Italy

Short description of the event: 

In Winter 2014-2015, a trimester on "Perspectives in Lie Theory" will be held at Centro de Giorgi. The second session of this trimester will be devoted to the topic "Lie Theory and Representation Theory".

This session will include a seminar, time for discussions and collaboration, and three minicourses held by
Alexander Premet (University of Manchester), Vera Serganova (University of California, Berkeley), and Geordie Williamson (Max-Planck-Institute, Bonn).

The study of geometry and representations of affine Lie groups and algebras achieved an increasing importance in the last 30 years starting with the connection with modular representation theory (Lusztig conjecture) and to the study of vector bundles on curves (solution of the KP equation and proof of Verlinde's formula).

ICERM Semester Program: Phase Transitions and Emergent Properties

Feb 2 2015 - 00:00
May 8 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Brown University, Providence, RI/USA

Short description of the event: 

Emergent phenomena are properties of a system of many components which are only evident or even meaningful for the collection as a whole. A typical example is a system of many molecules, whose bulk properties may change from those of a fluid to those of a solid in response to changes in temperature or pressure. The basic mathematical tool for understanding emergent phenomena is the variational principle, most often employed via entropy maximization.

Algebraic topology, geometric and combinatorial group theory

Feb 8 2015 - 00:00
Feb 28 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi - Pisa, Italy

Short description of the event: 

In Winter 2014-2015, a trimester on "Perspectives in Lie Theory" will be held at Centro de Giorgi. The third session of this trimester will be devoted to "Algebraic topology, geometric and combinatorial group theory".

This session will include a seminar, time for discussions and collaboration, and three minicourses held by Vic Reiner (University of Minnesota), Ulrike Tillmann (University of Oxford), and Karen Vogtmann (University of Warwick).

An important part of the present project is centered around the study of the geometry, topology and combinatorics of subspace and toric arrangements and of their wonderful models.

ICERM Workshop: Crystals, Quasicrystals and Random Networks

Feb 9 2015 - 00:00
Feb 13 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Brown University, Providence, RI/USA

Short description of the event: 

The prototypical emergent phenomena are the bulk 'phases' of large collections of molecules, such as the fluid and solid phases. The solid phase is understood to emerge from an energy minimizing ideal crystal by the addition of random defects as energy increases from its minimum, the crucial/amazing fact being that the phase preserves something from the ideal crystal that unambiguously distinguishes it from the fluid phase. In this workshop we will focus on two significant variants of this classic picture: quasicrystals, and complex networks/random graphs.

ICERM Workshop: Small Clusters, Polymer Vesicles and Unusual Minima

Mar 16 2015 - 00:00
Mar 20 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Brown University, Providence, RI/USA

Short description of the event: 

This workshop will explore emergent phenomena in the context of small clusters, supramolecular self-assembly and the shape of self-assembled structures such as polymer vesicles. The emphasis will be on surprises which arise when common conditions are not satisfied, for instance when the number of components is small, or they are highly non-spherical, or there are several types of components. Interactions vary from hard sphere repulsion to competition between coarse-grained liquid-crystalline ordering competing with shape deformation.

ICERM Workshop: Limit Shapes

Apr 13 2015 - 00:00
Apr 17 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Brown University, Providence, RI/USA

Short description of the event: 

Since the days of Boltzmann, it has been well accepted that natural phenomena, when described using tools of statistical mechanics, are governed by various "laws of large numbers." For practitioners of the field this usually means that certain empirical means converge to constants when the limit of a large system is taken. However, evidence has been amassed that such laws apply also to geometric features of these systems and, in particular, to many naturally-defined shapes.

8th IMA Mathematical Education of Engineers

Apr 20 2015 - 00:00
Apr 20 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Loughborough University, UK

Short description of the event: 

20 April 2015
The sequence of conferences "Mathematical Education of Engineers" held at Loughborough provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, practices and pedagogy in the mathematical education of engineers.

Within this framework, university mathematics teachers together with engineering colleagues and participants from industry are able to discuss enhancement and reflect on the engineering mathematics provision in the context of ever‐increasing demands of competence, effectiveness, quality and relevance. This conference aims to reflect the progress and experiences of initiatives within the teaching of mathematics to engineers in recent years, to debate areas of known concern and to learn together from current best practice.

3rd International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Approximation Theory - AMAT 2015

May 28 2015 - 00:00
May 31 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

TOBB University of Economics and Technology,
Sogutozu, TR-06560, Ankara, TURKEY

Short description of the event: 

All subareas and topics of Applied Mathematics and Approximation Theory are welcome, such as, ODEs, PDEs, Applied Analysis, Computational Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Fractional Analysis, Special Functions, Signal Theory, and including traditional subfields of Approximation Theory as well as Positive Operators, Statistical Approximation, Summability, Fuzzy Approximation.

Short Title: AMAT 2015

Organizers:
George A. Anastassiou (University of Memphis, USA) and Oktay Duman (TOBB Economics and Technology University, Turkey).

Contact e-mail adresses:
amat2015conference@gmail.com; amat2015@etu.edu.tr

Plenary Speakers:

MathSport International 2015

Jun 29 2015 - 00:00
Jul 1 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Loughborough University, UK

Short description of the event: 

This is the 5th in the biennial series of International Conferences on Mathematics and Sport. Contributions are invited in all areas where sport and mathematics meet, including but not limited to: Econometrics in sport; Optimal tournament design and scheduling; Competitive strategy; Match outcome models; Decision support systems; Analysis of sporting technologies; Analysis of rules and adjudication; Performance measures and models; Optimisation of sports performance; Mathematics education and sport; Computationally intensive methods; Financial valuation in sport.

Tenth IMACS Seminar on Monte Carlo Methods

Jul 6 2015 - 00:00
Jul 10 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Johannes Kepler University Linz and Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics Linz, Austria

Short description of the event: 

The IMACS Seminar on Monte Carlo Methods is a bi-annual event that previously took place in Brussels, Varna, Salzburg, Berlin, Tallahassee, Reading, Brussels, Borovets, and Annecy-le-Vieux.

The topics of the conference series include: Algorithms for high dimensional problems and complexity, Computational stochastic differential equations, Generation of random numbers, Low discrepancy point sets and sequences, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Multilevel
Monte Carlo.

The 11th International Conference on FIXED POINT THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Jul 20 2015 - 00:00
Jul 24 2015 - 00:00
Venue: 

GALATASARAY UNIVERSITY/ ISTANBUL /TURKEY

Short description of the event: 

The 11th International Conference on

FIXED POINT THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

July 20 – 24, 2015

Galatasaray University,

Istanbul, Turkey

The 11th International Conference on

FIXED POINT THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

July 20 – 24, 2015

Galatasaray University,

Istanbul, Turkey

The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading experts and researchers in fixed point theory and to assess new developments, ideas and methods in this important and dynamic field. A special emphasis will be put on applications in related areas, as well as other sciences, such as the natural sciences, medicine, economics and engineering.

The 11th International Conference on FIXED POINT THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Jul 20 2015 - 10:16
Jul 24 2015 - 10:16
Venue: 

Istanbul, Turkey (GALATASARAY UNIVERSITY Campus)

Short description of the event: 

The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading experts and researchers in fixed point theory and to assess new developments, ideas and methods in this important and dynamic field. A special emphasis will be put on applications in related areas, as well as other sciences, such as the natural sciences, medicine, economics and engineering.

The 11th International Conference on

FIXED POINT THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

July 20 – 24, 2013

Galatasaray University,

Istanbul, Turkey

The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading experts and researchers in fixed point theory and to assess new developments, ideas and methods in this important and dynamic field. A special emphasis will be put on applications in related areas, as well as other sciences, such as the natural sciences, medicine, economics and engineering.

ICERM Semester Program: Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program

Sep 9 2015 - 00:00
Dec 4 2015 - 23:59
Venue: 

Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Short description of the event: 

During the semester we will focus on three specific aspects of the Langlands program. First, we will look at elliptic curves over number fields and genus 2 curves over the rationals and will consider their relationship to modular forms. Second, we will consider computational aspects of modular forms in higher rank. Specifically, we will examine K3 surfaces and their connections to modular forms on orthogonal groups. Our third topic concerns analytic aspects of L-functions, building upon and complementing the algebraic, arithmetic, and geometric data.

In the late 1960s, Robert Langlands discovered a unifying principle in number theory providing a vast generalization of class field theory to include nonabelian extensions of number fields. This principle gives rise to a web of conjectures called the Langlands program which continues to guide research in number theory to the present day. For example, an important first instance of the Langlands program is the modularity theorem for elliptic curves over the rational numbers, an essential ingredient in the proof of Fermat's last theorem.

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