The final workshop for the thematic
year on the Mathematics of Information will be held May 7-11,
2012, and will cover User-Centered Modeling. This data-driven workshop will explore the challenges for inference, models, algorithms,
and graphical and analytical tools that these different aspects
of user-centered modeling raise.
information is available online. If you are unable to
attend, the talks will be
live-streaming on the IMA's website.
2012-2013 Thematic Year Launches in September.
The thematic program,
Systems and Stochastic Dynamical Systems and Their Applications,
begins September 1, 2012. Workshops and speakers are being
planned for the exciting year ahead. Applications are still
being accepted. Information on the 2012-2013 workshops,
tutorials, organizers, and other events is available online.
Mathematics of the New Financial Systems.
From May 17 to May 19, the IMA will
hold a Hot Topics Workshop on
Mathematics of the New Financial Systems, covering the
recent developments in the mathematics and the practical
management of risk emanating from recent trends in the commodity
markets, portfolio investment, and shocks to the financial
Riviere-Fabes Symposium on Analysis and PDE.
symposium, to be held April 20-22, 2012, at the University
of Minnesota School of Mathematics, will feature lectures by
Panagiotis Souganidis, Antonio Cordoba, Thomas Alazard, Giuseppe
Mingione, Gabriella Tarantello, and Rachel Ward.
Workshop for Women in Analysis and PDE.
This workshop will concentrate on central developments of modern
harmonic analysis and elliptic PDEs. It will introduce participants to methods and techniques
that have emerged in recent years and yielded some of the most influential results.
Important open problems, current progress, and main challenges
will also be discussed.
The workshop will be held May 30 through
June 2, 2012.
NSF PIRE Summer School:
New Frontiers in Multiscale Analysis and Computing for Materials: June 21-29.
This event, consisting of four tutorials given by leading
experts in the field, is intended particularly for Ph.D. students and young scientists. The tutorials will assume familiarity with PDEs and some exposure to continuum mechanics and numerical analysis will also be helpful.
Applications are still being accepted.
The 2012 New Directions Short Course, "Advances in Random Matrix
Theory," will be held June 18-29 at the IMA. Organized by Greg
Anderson and Ofer Zeitouni, the course offers the opportunity to
establish collaborations, build connections, and possibly shift
one's research focus.
information is available online.
Curious World of Probabilities.
Odds, chances, stats,
probabilities...Enter the world of Jeffrey Rosenthal, a
professor at the University of Toronto and author of the
best-selling book, Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of
Probabilities. Rosenthal's lecture will explain how a
"probability perspective" can shed new light on many familiar
situations, from playing the lottery or taking a flight around
the world to actually being struck by lightning.
for the last public lecture in the 2011-2012 lecture series on April 25 at 7 p.m.,
175 Willey Hall, West Bank, University of Minnesota campus.
Sage-Combinat Days 40: Algebraic Combinatorics.
five-day workshop will focus on the design and implementation
of algorithms and computer exploration tools for research in algebraic combinatorics, with a focus on Cluster Algebras, (Affine) Weyl groups and their Hecke algebras,
symmetric functions and their generalizations, and posets. All
software developed during the workshop will be made freely
available as part of the free and open-source mathematics
software system Sage. Both
newcomers and current Sage users and developers are encouraged
Institution (PI) Summer Program: Algebraic Geometry for Applications.
Frm June 18 to Friday, July 6, 2012,
the Georgia Institute of Technology will be the host of the IMA PI Summer Graduate Program in Mathematics.
The program will be structured around a course in computational
algebraic geometry, treating foundational material as well as
current applications. There will be several guest lectures by
the leading researchers in the field.
This program is primarily for graduate students of IMA Participating Institutions. Support for a limited number of students at other U.S. universities will be provided through funding from
Summer Programs Heating Up at the IMA.
The Summer of 2012 is right around the corner, and the IMA's
schedule of offerings is full of exciting opportunities,
including the MAXIMA Summer REU in Interdisciplinary Mathematics,
Math Modeling in Industry, and more. Additionally, the IMA will be sponsoring SIAM's Opening Reception to be held July 9-13 in Minneapolis. Since many of you will be attending the meeting, plan on joining us for several events planned in honor of our 30th anniversary celebration.
The IMA Welcomes Its Newest Participating Institutions, Zhejiang
University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Zhejiang University, located in the Zhejiang Province in the People's Republic of China,
and the University of North Carolina
at Greensboro, have recently joined the IMA's
Participating Institutions (PI) Program.