• October 28, 2024 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Mathematics and Machine Learning Closing Workshop
Venue: CMSA Room G10

Mathematics and Machine Learning Closing Workshop Dates: October 28–Nov 1, 2024 Location: Room G10, CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA Directions to CMSA The closing workshop will provide a forum for discussing the most current research in these areas, including work in progress and recent results from program participants. We will devote one day to frontier topics in interactive theorem proving, such as mathematical library development and AI for mathematical search and theorem proving. Organizers Francois Charton (Meta AI) Michael R. Douglas (Harvard CMSA) Michael Freedman (Harvard CMSA) Fabian Ruehle (Northeastern) Geordie Williamson (Univ. of Sydney) Further details TBA.

  • September 03, 2024 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Mathematics and Machine Learning Opening Workshop
Venue: CMSA Room G10

Mathematics and Machine Learning Opening Workshop Dates: September 3–7, 2024 Location: Room G10, CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA Directions to CMSA Topics include big data, basics of machine learning, existing mathematical databases, data science techniques, and other relevant computational approaches such as verified numerical methods and interactive theorem proving. Organizers Francois Charton (Meta AI) Michael R. Douglas (Harvard CMSA) Michael Freedman (Harvard CMSA) Fabian Ruehle (Northeastern) Geordie Williamson (Univ. of Sydney) Further details TBA.

  • May 29, 2024 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Amplituhedra and Positive Geometry
Venue: CMSA Room G10

Amplituhedra and Positive Geometry May 29–31, 2024 Organizers: Matteo Parisi, Harvard CMSA Lauren Williams, Harvard Mathematics Further details TBA. *Illustration by Andy Gilmore/www.breedlondon.com

  • April 29, 2024 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Workshop on Global Categorical Symmetries
Venue: CMSA Room G10

The CMSA will be hosting a Workshop on Global Categorical Symmetries from April 29–May 3, 2024. Organizers: Dan Freed (Harvard CMSA & Math) Constantin Teleman  (UC Berkeley) Participation in the workshop is by invitation.  

  • April 15, 2024 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Mathematical Aspects of Scattering Amplitudes Program
Venue: CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10

Mathematical Aspects of Scattering Amplitudes Program To receive email updates and program announcements, visit this link to sign up for the CMSA Mathematical Aspects of Scattering Amplitudes Program mailing list. Dates: April 15 – May 24, 2024 Location: Harvard CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Organizers: Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study) Marcus Spradlin (Brown University) Andrew Strominger (Harvard University) Anastasia Volovich (Brown University) Lauren Williams (Harvard University) Participants: Michael Borinsky, ETH Zurich Jacob Bourjaily, Pennsylvania State University Ruth Britto, Trinity College Jordan Cotler, Harvard University Lance Dixon, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center James Drummond, University of Southampton Henriette Elvang, University of Michigan Chaim Even-Zohar, Technion Livia Ferro, University of Hertfordshire Carolina Figueiredo, Princeton University Hadleigh Frost, Oxford University Bruno Gimenez, University…

  • April 05, 2024 02:00 PM
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Title: Current Developments in Mathematics Conference 2024
Venue: Harvard Science Center

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MATHEMATICS 2024 APRIL 5-6, 2024 HARVARD UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER LECTURE HALL C REGISTER HERE   Speakers: Daniel Cristofaro-Gardiner – University of Maryland Samit Dasgupta – Duke University Ronen Eldan – Weizmann Institute of Science Jiaoyang Huang – University of Pennsylvania Lisa Piccirillo – MIT/University of Texas   Organizers: David Jerison, Paul Seidel, Nike Sun (MIT); Denis Auroux, Mark Kisin, Lauren Williams, Horng-Tzer Yau Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Harvard University Mathematics, Harvard University Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Harvard University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the University community is, on the basis of sex, sexual…

  • March 28, 2024 04:30 PM
Speaker: Yann LeCun
Title: 2024 Ding Shum Lecture: Yann LeCun: Objective-Driven AI: Towards AI systems that can learn, remember, reason, and plan
Venue: Harvard Science Center

On March 28, 2024, the CMSA will host the fifth annual Ding Shum Lecture, given by Yann LeCun. Time: 4:30–5:30 pm ET Location: Harvard Science Center  Hall A & via Zoom Webinar Registration is required. Register here to attend in-person: In-person registration Register here to attend virtually: Zoom Webinar registration   Title: Objective-Driven AI: Towards AI systems that can learn, remember, reason, and plan Abstract: How could machines learn as efficiently as humans and animals? How could machines learn how the world works and acquire common sense? How could machines learn to reason and plan? Current AI architectures, such as Auto-Regressive Large Language Models fall short. I will propose a modular cognitive architecture that may constitute a path…

  • March 25, 2024 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Arithmetic Quantum Field Theory Conference
Venue: CMSA Room G10

Arithmetic Quantum Field Theory Conference Dates: March 25–29, 2024 Location: Room G10, Harvard CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 Directions and Recommended Lodging Register Online   Speakers and schedule TBA. Organizers: David Ben-Zvi (University of Texas Austin) Solomon Friedberg (Boston College) Natalie Paquette (University of Washington Seattle) Brian Williams (Boston University)   The conference is part of the Arithmetic Quantum Field Theory Program, Feb 4-Marh 29, 2024.

  • March 20, 2024 09:00 AM
Speaker: Cameron Gordon
Title: CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture: Cameron Gordon
Venue: Hybrid

CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture Prof. Cameron Gordon will present a lecture in the CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture Series. Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 Time: 9:00–10:30 am ET Location: Room G10, CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA and via Zoom Webinar Directions to CMSA Registration is required. Register here to attend in person: In-Person Registration Register here to attend virtually: Zoom Webinar Registration Title: The Unknotting Number of a Knot Abstract: One of the oldest and most natural knot invariants is the unknotting number, which is the minimum number of times a knot must be allowed to pass through itself in order to unknot it. Although this invariant was discussed by Tait almost 150 years ago, it is still…

  • February 29, 2024 04:00 PM
Speaker: Joshua Tenenbaum
Title: Fourth Annual Yip Lecture: Josh Tenenbaum: How to grow a mind from a brain: From guessing and betting to thinking and talking
Venue: Harvard Science Center

Josh Tenenbaum will give the Fourth Annual Yip Lecture on February 29, 2024. Title: How to grow a mind from a brain: From guessing and betting to thinking and talking Time: 4:00-5:00 pm ET Location: Harvard Science Center Hall A Registration is required. Register here to attend in-person: In-person registration Register here to attend virtually: Zoom webinar registration The Yip Lecture takes place thanks to the support of Dr. Shing-Yiu Yip. The previous Yip Lecture featured Andrew Strominger (Harvard), who spoke on Black Holes.

  • February 20, 2024 04:00 PM
Speaker: Maggie Miller
Title: Math Science Lectures in Honor of Raoul Bott: Maggie Miller: Fibered ribbon knots vs. major 4D conjectures
Venue: Harvard Science Center

Fibered ribbon knots vs. major 4D conjectures Location: Harvard University Science Center Hall A & via Zoom webinar Dates: Feb 20 & 22, 2024 Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Directions and Recommended Lodging Registration is required. In-person registration: Harvard Science Center Zoom Webinar registration Maggie Miller is an assistant professor in the mathematics department at the University of Texas at Austin and a Clay Research Fellow. This will be the fourth annual Math Science Lecture Series held in Honor of Raoul Bott. Talk topic:  Fibered ribbon knots vs. major 4D conjectures Feb. 20, 2024 Title: Fibered ribbon knots and the Poincaré conjecture Abstract: A knot is “fibered” if its complement in S^3 is the total space of a bundle over the circle, and…

  • February 07, 2024 09:00 AM
Speaker: Amie Wilkinson
Title: CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture: Amie Wilkinson
Venue: virtual

CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture Prof. Amie Wilkinson will present a lecture in the CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture Series. Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Time: 9:00–10:30 am ET Location: Via Zoom Webinar Registration is required.  Register here to attend virtually:  Zoom Webinar Registration Title: Stretching and shrinking: 85 years of the Hopf argument for ergodicity Abstract:  The early 20th century witnessed an explosion of activity, much of it centered at Harvard, on rigorizing the property of ergodicity first proposed by Boltzmann in his 1898  Ergodic Hypothesis for ideal gases. Earlier, in the 1880’s, Henri Poincaré and Felix Klein had also initiated a study of discrete groups of hyperbolic isometries. The geodesics in hyperbolic manifolds were discovered to carry a rich…

  • February 05, 2024 12:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Arithmetic Quantum Field Theory Program
Venue: CMSA Room G10

Arithmetic Quantum Field Theory Program To receive email updates and program announcements, visit this link to sign up for the CMSA Arithmetic Quantum Field Theory Program mailing list. Dates: Feb. 5–Mar. 29, 2024 Location: Harvard CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 Directions to CMSA Organizers: David Ben-Zvi (University of Texas Austin) Solomon Friedberg (Boston College) Natalie Paquette (University of Washington Seattle) Brian Williams (Boston University) This program will feature a weekly seminar series, workshops, and a conference. The object of the program is to develop and disseminate exciting new connections emerging between quantum field theory and algebraic number theory, and in particular between the fundamental invariants of each: partition functions and L-functions. On one hand, there has…

  • January 26, 2024 04:00 PM
Speaker:
Title: CMSA/MATH Bi-Annual Gathering
Venue: Common Room, CMSA

On Friday, Jan. 26, 2024 the CMSA will host the CMSA/MATH Bi-Annual Gathering for Harvard CMSA and Math affiliates in the CMSA Common Room at 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138.

  • November 20, 2023 09:00 AM
Speaker: Scott Kominers
Title: CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture: Scott Kominers
Venue: virtual

CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture Prof. Scott Kominers will present a lecture in the CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture Series. Date: Monday, November 20, 2023 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am ET Location: Via Zoom Webinar Registration is required. Register here to attend virtually:  Zoom Webinar Registration Title: 60 Years of Matching: From Gale and Shapley to Trading Networks Abstract: Gale and Shapley’s 1962 American Mathematical Monthly paper, “College Admissions and the Stability of Marriage,” is by now one of the most cited articles in the journal’s history, having served as the foundation for an entire branch of the field of market design. This success owes in large part to the beautiful, applicable, and surprisingly general theory of matching mechanisms uncovered in Gale and Shapley’s…

  • October 27, 2023 12:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Mathematics in Science: Perspectives and Prospects
Venue: Harvard Science Center

Mathematics in Science: Perspectives and ProspectsA showcase of mathematics in interaction with physics, computer science, biology, and beyond. October 27–28, 2023 Location: Harvard University Science Center Hall D & via Zoom. Directions and Recommended Lodging Format: This conference will be held in hybrid format, both in person and via Zoom Webinar. Youtube Playlist   Speakers Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS) Constantinos Daskalakis (MIT) Alison Etheridge (Oxford) Mike Freedman (Harvard CMSA) Greg Moore (Rutgers) Bernd Sturmfels (MPI Leipzig) Organizers Michael R. Douglas (Harvard CMSA) Dan Freed (Harvard Math & CMSA) Mike Hopkins (Harvard Math) Cumrun Vafa (Harvard Physics) Horng-Tzer Yau (Harvard Math) Schedule Friday, October 27, 2023 2:00–3:15 pm Greg Moore (Rutgers) Title: Remarks on Physical Mathematics Abstract: I will describe some examples of the…

  • September 22, 2023 04:00 PM
Speaker:
Title: CMSA/Math Fall Gathering
Venue: Common Room, CMSA

Friday, Sep 22, 2022 4:00 pm All CMSA and Math affiliates are invited.

  • August 31, 2023 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Big Data Conference 2023
Venue: Harvard Science Center

On August 31-Sep 1, 2023 the CMSA will host the ninth annual Conference on Big Data. The Big Data Conference features speakers from the Harvard community as well as scholars from across the globe, with talks focusing on computer science, statistics, math and physics, and economics. Location: Harvard University Science Center Hall D & via Zoom. Directions and Recommended Lodging Format: This conference will be held in hybrid format, both in person and via Zoom Webinar. Registration is required. Note: In-person registration is at capacity. Please sign up for the Zoom Webinar (registration link).   Speakers: Jacob Andreas, MIT Morgane Austern, Harvard Albert-László Barabási, Northeastern Rachel Cummings, Columbia Melissa Dell, Harvard Jianqing Fan, Princeton Tommi Jaakkola, MIT Ankur Moitra,…

  • May 16, 2023 09:00 AM
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Title: GRAMSIA: Graphical Models, Statistical Inference, and Algorithms
Venue: CMSA Room G10

On May 16 – May 19, 2023 the CMSA hosted a four-day workshop on GRAMSIA: Graphical Models, Statistical Inference, and Algorithms. The workshop was held in room G10 of the CMSA, located at 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. This workshop was organized by David Gamarnik (MIT), Kavita Ramanan (Brown), and Prasad Tetali  (Carnegie Mellon). The purpose of this workshop is to highlight various mathematical questions and issues associated with graphical models and message-passing algorithms, and to bring together a group of researchers for discussion of the latest progress and challenges ahead. In addition to the substantial impact of graphical models on applied areas, they are also connected to various branches of the mathematical sciences. Rather than focusing on…

  • May 07, 2023 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Workshop on Global Categorical Symmetries
Venue: CMSA Room G10

The CMSA will be hosting a Workshop on Global Categorical Symmetries from May 7 – 12, 2023 Participation in the workshop is by invitation. Public Lectures There will be three lectures on Thursday, May 11, 2023, which are open to the public. Location:  Room G-10, CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 Note: The public lectures will be held in-person only. 2:00 – 2:50 pm Speaker: Kantaro Ohmori (U Tokyo ) Title: Fusion Surface Models: 2+1d Lattice Models from Higher Categories Abstract: Generalized symmetry in general dimensions is expected to be described by higher categories. Conversely, one might expect that, given a higher category with appropriate structures, there exist models that admit the category as its symmetry. In this talk I will explain a construction…