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

On May 16 – May 19, 2023 the CMSA will be hosting a four-day workshop on GRAMSIA: Graphical Models, Statistical Inference, and Algorithms. The workshop will be held in room G10 of the CMSA, located at 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. This workshop is organized by David Gamarnik (MIT), Kavita Ramanan (Brown), and Prasad Tetali  (Carnegie Mellon). Location: Room G10, CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 Directions and Recommended Lodging Registration is required. Register here to attend in-person.   Speakers: Bhaswar Bhattacharya (U Penn) Guy Bresler (MIT) Florent Krzakala (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) Lester Mackey (Microsoft Research New England) Theo McKenzie (Harvard) Andrea Montanari (Stanford) Cris Moore (SFI) Elchanan Mossel (MIT) Patrick Rebeschini (Oxford) Subhabrata Sen (Harvard) Devavrat…

  • May 08, 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 – 11, 2023. Location:  G-10, CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 Participation is limited.

  • February 09, 2023 03:30 PM
Speaker: Nazim Bouatta
Title: Special Lectures on Machine Learning and Protein Folding
Venue: CMSA Room G10

The CMSA will host a series of three 90-minute lectures on the subject of machine learning for protein folding. Location: G10, CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 Directions and Recommended Lodging   Speaker: Nazim Bouatta, Harvard Medical School Thursday, Feb 9, 2023:  3:30–5:00 pm ET Thursday, Feb 16, 2023:  3:30–5:00 pm ET Thursday, March 9, 2023: 3:30–5:00 pm ET   Chair: Michael Douglas (Harvard CMSA) Moderator: Farzan Vafa (Harvard CMSA)   Further details TBA.  

  • November 28, 2022 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Representation Theory, CalabiYau Manifolds, and Mirror Symmetry
Venue: CMSA Room G10

On November 28 – Dec 1, 2022, the CMSA will host a Workshop on Representation Theory, Calabi-Yau Manifolds, and Mirror Symmetry. Organizers: An Huang (Brandeis University) | Siu-Cheong Lau (Boston University) | Tsung-Ju Lee (CMSA, Harvard) | Andrew Linshaw (University of Denver) Scientific Advisor: Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard, Tsinghua) Location: Room G10, CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 Directions and Recommended Lodging The conference will be hybrid:  it will be both in-person and online. Registration is required. In-person registration is at capacity.  Zoom webinar registration form: Zoom Webinar. The workshop is partially supported by Simons and NSF Grant DMS-2227199. There are funds available for participant support, which will be allocated in keeping with guidelines – students, recent PhDs, underrepresented groups,…

  • August 02, 2022 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Phase Transitions and Topological Defects in the Early Universe
Venue: CMSA Room G10

On August 2–5, the CMSA hosted a workshop on Phase Transitions and Topological Defects in the Early Universe. The workshop was held in room G10 of the CMSA, located at 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA and online via Zoom webinar. The next decade will see a wealth of new cosmological data, which can lead to new insights into fundamental physics. Upcoming facilities (such as LISA) will be able to probe signals of fascinating phenomena in the early universe. These include signals from “Phase Transitions and Topological Defects,” which are ubiquitously given rise to in well-motivated UV models. In-depth studies of such signals requires cross-talks between experts from a wide spectrum of fields. The workshop aims to provide a platform for efficient exchange of…

  • May 06, 2022 10:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: NSF FRG Workshop on Discrete Shapes
Venue: Virtual

On May 6–8, 2022, the CMSA  hosted a second NSF FRG Workshop. This project brings together a community of researchers who develop theoretical and computational models to characterize shapes. Their combined interests span Mathematics (Geometry and Topology), Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Complexity Theory), and domain sciences, from Data Sciences to Computational Biology. Scientific research benefits from the development of an ever-growing number of sensors that are able to capture details of the world at increasingly fine resolutions. The seemingly unlimited breadth and depth of these sources provide the means to study complex systems in a more comprehensive way. At the same time, however, these sensors are generating a huge amount of data that comes with a high…

  • May 02, 2022 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: General Relativity Workshop
Venue: Virtual

General Relativity Workshop on scalar curvature, minimal surfaces, and initial data sets Dates: May 2–5, 2022 Location: Room G10, CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 and via Zoom webinar. Advanced registration for in-person components is required. Organizers: Dan Lee (CMSA/CUNY), Martin Lesourd (CMSA/BHI), and Lan-Hsuan Huang (University of Connecticut). Speakers: Zhongshan An, University of Connecticut Paula Burkhardt-Guim, NYU Hyun Chul Jang, University of Miami Chao Li, NYU Christos Mantoulidis, Rice University Robin Neumayer, Carnegie Mellon University Andre Neves, University of Chicago Tristan Ozuch, MIT Annachiara Piubello, University of Miami Antoine Song, UC Berkeley Tin-Yau Tsang, UC Irvine Ryan Unger, Princeton Zhizhang Xie, Texas A & M Xin Zhou, Cornell University Jonathan Zhu, Princeton University Schedule Download PDF Monday,…

  • April 27, 2022 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Workshop on Nonlinear Algebra and Combinatorics from Physics
Venue: Virtual

On April 27–29, 2022, the CMSA hosted a workshop on Nonlinear Algebra and Combinatorics. Organizers: Bernd Sturmfels (MPI Leipzig) and Lauren Williams (Harvard). In recent years, ideas from integrable systems and scattering amplitudes have led to advances in nonlinear algebra and combinatorics. In this short workshop, aimed at younger participants in the field, we will explore some of the interactions between the above topics. Speakers: Federico Ardila (San Francisco State) Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS) Madeline Brandt (Brown) Nick Early (Max Planck Institute) Chris Eur (Harvard) Claudia Fevola (Max Planck Institute) Christian Gaetz (Harvard) Yuji Kodama (Ohio State University) Yelena Mandelshtam (Berkeley) Sebastian Mizera (IAS) Matteo Parisi (Harvard CMSA) Emma Previato (Boston University) Anna Seigal (Harvard) Melissa Sherman-Bennett (University of Michigan)…

  • April 15, 2022 09:00 AM
Speaker:
Title: Workshop on Machine Learning and Mathematical Conjecture
Venue: CMSA Room G10

On April 15, 2022, the CMSA will hold a one-day workshop, Machine Learning and Mathematical Conjecture, related to the New Technologies in Mathematics Seminar Series. Location: Room G10, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Organizers: Michael R. Douglas (CMSA/Stony Brook/IAIFI) and Peter Chin (CMSA/BU). Machine learning has driven many exciting recent scientific advances. It has enabled progress on long-standing challenges such as protein folding, and it has helped mathematicians and mathematical physicists create new conjectures and theorems in knot theory, algebraic geometry, and representation theory. At this workshop, we will bring together mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and machine learning researchers to review the state of the art in machine learning, discuss how ML results can be used to inspire, test…