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January 2020

K-Theory, Algebraic Cycles and Motivic Homotopy Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry mp.mathematical-physics nt.number-theory
2020-01-06 through 2020-06-30
Isaac Newton Institute
Cambridge; UK

Meeting Type: thematic research program

Contact: see conference website

Description

The programme will focus on the areas of Algebraic K-theory, Algebraic Cycles and Motivic Homotopy Theory. These are fields at the heart of studying algebraic varieties from a cohomological point of view, which have applications to several other fields like Arithmetic Geometry, Hodge theory and Mathematical Physics.

It was in the 1960s that Grothendieck first observed that the various cohomology theories for algebraic varieties shared common properties, which led him to explain the underlying kinship of such cohomology theories in terms of a universal motivic cohomology theory of algebraic varieties. The theory of Algebraic Cycles, Higher Algebraic K-theory, and Motivic Homotopy Theory are modern versions of Grothendieck's legacy. In recent years it has seen some spectacular developments, on which we want to build further.

The programme will also specifically explore the connections between the following areas:

Algebraic K-theory, Motivic Cohomology, and Motivic Homotopy Theory;
Hodge theory, Periods, Regulators, and Arithmetic Geometry;
Mathematical Physics.

For this, we shall bring together mathematicians working on different aspects of this broad area for extended periods of time, promoting exchange of ideas and stimulating further progress.

During the programme there will be four workshops. At the very beginning, there will be a workshop aimed at giving a younger generation of mathematicians an overview of and introduction to this interesting, but broad area. Later there will be a workshop for each of the three areas listed above, aimed at the latest developments and applications of that area.

March 2020

6th IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence and Security - Mathematics Adapting to a Changing World

gm.general-mathematics
2020-03-30 through 2021-03-30
Imperial College
London; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Pam Bye

Description

Science and technology play an increasingly important role in supporting the defence and security industries. Mathematics is fundamental to these two disciplines, providing a framework for understanding and solving the varied and complex problems faced, and to model systems and scenarios. These models are then used to estimate system performance, find weaknesses in real systems, and suggest improvements. This conference brings together a wide variety of mathematical methods with defence and security applications. The programme will include keynote speakers, presentations and poster sessions, as well as refreshment breaks for informal discussions. It is aimed towards mathematicians, scientists and engineers from both industry and academia, in addition to government and military personnel who have an interest in how mathematics can be applied to defence and security problems. This will be the sixth Mathematics in Defence and Security, conference albeit the first with ‘Security’ explicitly mentioned in the title; the previous conferences each attracted over 100 delegates from a wide range of organisations including Dstl, QinetiQ, AWE, BAE Systems, Thales, Rolls Royce, the IMA, the MoD, academia and international parties. Keynote and Invited Speakers: Keynote and Invited Speakers will be announced closer to the date of the conference. If you have any queries, please contact the Conference Department. Call for Papers - Closed The Call for Papers for this Conference is closed. This is an open conference and all papers and presentations will be unclassified. The proceedings will be made available to delegates on USB and for download from the conference webpage.

Registration is currently open at https://my.ima.org.uk/ If you are an IMA Member or you have previously registered for an IMA conference, then you are already on our database. Please “request a new password” using the email address previously used, to log in.

Early Bird Conference Fees:

Non IMA Member - £185

IMA Member - £135

IMA Student - £85

Non-Member Student - £95

Please note: conference fees will increase by £20 on 28 February 2021.

Organising Committee Edward Rochead (Dstl) Chair Kevin Wagstaff (Dstl) Richard Hoyes (Dstl) Alexandra Tzella (University of Birmingham)

April 2020

Special RIMS year "Expanding Horizons of Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory"

gm.general-mathematics
2020-04-01 through 2021-03-31
RIMS, Kyoto University
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The elucidation of the way in which the additive and multiplicative structure of the integers are intertwined with one another is one of the most important and central themes in number theory. In August 2012, Shinichi Mochizuki (the proposer and chief organizer of the present RIMS Research Project) released preprints of a series of papers concerning "Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory", a theory that constitutes an important advance with regard to elucidating this intertwining. Moreover, the proof of the "ABC Conjecture", which follows as a consequence of the theory, attracted worldwide attention.

The present RIMS Research Project seeks to bring together various researchers not only from the "inter-universal Teichmüller theory community", but also researchers interested in various forms of mathematics related to inter-universal Teichmüller theory, and to provide all such researchers an opportunity to engage in lively discussions concerning the various developments.

May 2020

The Arithmetic of the Langlands Program

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-05-04 through 2020-08-21
Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Recent trends in cryptology and cyber security

co.combinatorics it.information-theory nt.number-theory
2020-05-11 through 2020-05-22
Kyiv; Ukraine

Meeting Type: Summer School

Contact: Jaime Gutierrez

Description

The workshop “Recent trends in cryptology and cyber security” will be held in Kyiv (Ukraine) May 11-22, 2020. It aims to bring together interested graduate students and researchers/scientists working on cryptology and related mathematics.

It is divided into two blocks of lectures: Curves, Jacobians and Cryptography and Advances in Cryptology. In addition, a tutorial on Sage Software Cryptology.

The summer school will provide attendees with current views on cryptology with a focus on challenges related to algebraic curves and their jacobians and on designing cryptographic primitives and attacking cryptosytems.

O-minimality and its applications in Diophantine Geometry and Hodge Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry lo.logic nt.number-theory
2020-05-17 through 2020-05-22
Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem; Israel

Meeting Type: School

Contact: Gal Binyamini, Itay Kaplan, Kobi Peterzil, Jonathan Pila, Jacob Tsimerman

Description

In recent years a remarkable new link has been unfolding between o-minimality (a branch of model theory), on the one hand, and Diophantine geometry and Hodge theory on the other. It has been discovered that some central objects of study in the latter two areas, such as theta functions and period maps, can be studied within the structure R_{an,exp}, an o-minimal structure that has long been an object of investigation in o-minimal geometry. A combination of ideas from these three areas has led to resolutions of several outstanding conjectures in Diophantine geometry and, more recently, in Hodge theory.

The goal of this workshop will be to introduce these three different areas and their fruitful interactions, and to serve as a bridge between experts already working in some of these fields. The schedule will consist of tutorial minicourses on the three main topics (o-minimality, Diophantine geometry and Hodge theory) with a focus on the areas where they intersect; and more advanced research talks by experts in each of these areas.

Foundations and Perspectives of Anabelian Geometry

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-05-18 through 2020-05-22
RIMS
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This workshop is one of the workshops of a special RIMS year "Expanding Horizons of Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory". The workshop will review fundamental developments in several branches of anabelian geometry, as well as report on recent developments. The list of speakers includes major contributors to anabelian geometry and birational anabelian geometry. Anabelian geometry, together with higher class field theory and the Langlands correspondences, is one of three generalisations of class field theory.

Bridges: A workshop in Commutative Algebra and Number Theory for graduate and advanced undergraduate students

ac.commutative-algebra nt.number-theory
2020-05-20 through 2020-05-22
University of Utah
Salt Lake City; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Allechar Serrano Lopez, Janina Letz, Sabine Lang, Peter McDonald, Christian Klevdal

Description

BRIDGES 2020 aims to bring together a diverse group of advanced undergraduates and early-career graduate students with the goal of building community and giving them a broad introduction to various areas of pure mathematics including number theory, commutative algebra and representation theory. Interested students are encouraged to apply for funding by January 31, 2020. Registration will remain open through May 1, 2020.

Fifth International Workshop on Zeta Functions in Algebra and Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-05-25 through 2020-05-29
Nice; France

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Relative Aspects of the Langlands Program, L-Functions and Beyond Endoscopy

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-05-25 through 2020-05-29
CIRM
Luminy; France

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Langlands program and the theory of automorphic forms are fundamental subjects of modern number theory. Langlands’ principle of functoriality, and the notion of automorphicL-functions, are central pillars of this area. After more than forty years of development, andmany celebrated achievements, large parts of this program are still open, and retain their mystery. The theory of endoscopy, a particular but very important special case of functoriality, has attracted much effort in the past thirty years. This has met with great success, leading to the proof of the Fundamental Lemma by Ngô, and the endoscopic classification of automorphic representations of classical groups by Arthur. Going beyond these remarkable achievements requires new techniques and ideas ; in the past few years, exciting directions have started to emerge, which may renew our vision of the whole subject.

This brings us to the three main topics of this conference : (1) The "relative Langlands program" is a very appealing generalization of the classical Langlands program to certain homogeneous spaces (mainly spherical ones). It relates period integrals of automorphic forms to Langlands functoriality or special values of L-functions.Remarkable progress on the Gan-Gross-Prasad and Ichino-Ikeda conjectures has been made(by Waldspurger, W. Zhang, and others). With the work of Sakellaridis and Venkatesh, this subject has reached a new stage ; we now have a rigorous notion of "relative functoriality",with very promising perspectives. A central tool in all these questions is Jacquet’s relative trace formula, whose reach and theoretical context remain to be fully investigated. (2) Relations between special values of (higher) derivatives of L-functions and height pairings (between special cycles on Shimura varieties and Drinfeld’s Shtuka stacks) will also be part of the program. This includes arithmetic versions of the Gan-Gross-Prasad conjectures, which generalize the celebrated Gross-Zagier formula. In the function field case, striking recent results of Yun and W. Zhang give geometric meaning to higher central derivatives of certain L-functions. (3) Ways of going beyond endoscopy, and proving new cases of functoriality. This includes Langlands’ original idea of using the stable trace formula to study poles of L-functions ; but also other related proposals that have attracted lot of recent attention, such as the Braverman-Kazhdan approach through non-standard Poisson summation formulas, or new methods to go "beyond endoscopy in a relative sense”, as developed by Sakellaridis.

This conference aims to gather leading experts in this vital area of mathematics (including several researchers from Aix-Marseille University) ; to attain a state-of-the-art overview of the different directions that are being actively pursued ; and to promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas between those approaches.

Algebraic Geometry in Roma Tre, on the occasion of Sandro Verra's 70th birthday

ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-05-26 through 2020-05-30
Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Universita' Roma Tre
Rome; Italy

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Valerio Talamanca

Description

Speakers

Ingrid Bauer
(Universität Bayreuth)
Alessio Corti
(Imperial College London)
Kieran O'Grady
(Sapienza Università di Roma)
Orsola Tommasi
(Università di Padova)
Arnaud Beauville
(Université de Nice)
Olivier Debarre
(Université Paris Diderot)
Angela Ortega
(Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Yuri Tschinkel
(New York University)
Cinzia Casagrande
(Università di Torino)
Igor Dolgachev
(The University of Michigan)
Rahul Pandharipande
(ETH Zürich)
Bert Van Geemen
(Università di Milano)
Fabrizio Catanese
(Universität Bayreuth)
Gavril Farkas
(Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Gian Pietro Pirola
(Università di Pavia)
Ciro Ciliberto
(Università di Roma Tor Vergata)
Shigeru Mukai
(RIMS, Kyoto University)
Francesco Russo
(Università di Catania)



Organizing Committee

Andrea Bruno, Lucia Caporaso, Giulio Codogni, Angelo Felice Lopez, Margarida Melo, Francesca Merola,
Massimiliano Pontecorvo, Edoardo Sernesi, Paola Supino, Valerio Talamanca, Filippo Viviani

Archimedean and non-Archimedean Spaces

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-05-27 through 2020-05-29
Université de Caen Normandie
Caen; France

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: Jérôme Poineau

Description

In the recent years, new connections have emerged between complex algebraic varieties and non-archimedean spaces. They could be made precise by relying on the theory of Berkovich spaces and tropical geometry. The aim of the workshop is to present the latest techniques as well as several applications.

Cross Atlantic Representation Theory and Other topics ONline (CARTOON) conference

nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-05-29 through 2020-05-31
University of Michigan
online ; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Jessica Fintzen, Karol Koziol

Description

none

Combinatorial Applications of Computational Geometry and Algebraic Topology

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology
2020-05-31 through 2020-06-06
American Matheamtical Society
Whispering Pines Conference Center, West Greenwich, RI; USA

Meeting Type: Mathematics Research Community

Contact: Robin Pemantle, Steve Melczer, Marni Mishna

Description

The Mathematics Research Communities program, run by AMS, is a great opportunity for young researchers to get involved in new research projects. It is a professional development program offering a chance to be part of a network. The program is described at http://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/mrc-20 .

Marni MISHNA, Stephen MELCZER, Robin PEMANTLE are organizing a MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH COMMUNITY the week of May 31 - June 6, 2020 on the theme of Combinatorial Applications of Computational Geometry and Algebraic Topology. Yuliy BARYSHNIKOV and Mark WILSON will be assisting as well in the running of the workshop and the applied mathematics mentoring activities.

A brief description of MRC is at the site: https://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/2020MRC-CompGeom . It is a great chance to learn some new techniques and crossover to a new community. Note the cross-disciplinary nature: the topic draws on combinatorics, singularity theory, algebraic topology, and computational algebra.

Young researchers who will be between -2 and +5 years post Ph.D. in Summer 2020 are encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted from now through February at the site https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/826 .

June 2020

Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation III

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-01 through 2020-06-05
ICERM
Providence, RI; Antarctica

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Andrew V. Sutherland

Description

none

Automorphic Forms in Budapest

nt.number-theory
2020-06-01 through 2020-06-05
Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Budapest; Hungary

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

37th Annual Workshop in Geometric Topology

gt.geometric-topology
2020-06-04 through 2020-06-06
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: Greg Friedman

Description

The 37th Annual Workshop in Geometric Topology will be held June 4-6, 2020 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The featured speaker will be Andy Putman of the University of Notre Dame, who will give a series of three one-hour lectures on the Topology of Moduli Spaces. Participants are invited to contribute talks of 20 to 30 minutes.

Full details can be found at the conference web site at http://faculty.tcu.edu/gfriedman/GTW2020

Financial support is available to help defer travel and local expenses. Graduate students, recent PhDs in geometric topology, and members of underrepresented groups in mathematics are especially encouraged to apply for support. Funding for the workshop is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DMS-1764311), by the TCU College of Science and Engineering, and by the TCU Department of Mathematics.

Important deadlines: Requests for financial support (to receive full consideration): April 17 Reservation and payment for housing on TCU campus: May 1 Submission of contributed talks, including title and abstract: May 1

Please contact Greg Friedman (g.friedman@tcu.edu) if you have any questions.

Workshop Organizers: Fredric Ancel, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Greg Friedman, Texas Christian University; Craig Guilbault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Molly Moran, Colorado College; Nathan Sunukjian, Calvin College; Eric Swenson, Brigham Young University; Frederick Tinsley, Colorado College; Gerard Venema, Calvin College

Advances in Mixed Characteristic Commutative Algebra and Geometric Connections

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-07 through 2020-06-12
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO)
Oaxaca; Mexico

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Advances in Mixed Characteristic Commutative Algebra and Geometric Connections" workshop in Oaxaca, from June 7 to June 12, 2020.

One of the big ideas in modern mathematics is that integers (like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...) in many formal ways behave similarly to polynomial equations (like y = x^2, which defines the parabola). Frequently, and perhaps surprisingly, many questions in mathematics are easier to study for polynomials than for integers. Hence intuition and results for polynomials can tell us about the integers. Commutative algebra lives at the intersection of both perspectives, and one fundamental object of study is polynomials with integer coefficients, this is called the mixed characteristic case. Recently, Yves Andre proved a long standing open conjecture in commutative algebra in this mixed characteristic setting, relying on constructions of Scholze (and then Bhatt gave a simplified proof of the same conjecture).

This workshop aims to foster and discuss these and other recent tools, to study some remaining open problems in mixed characteristic. The workshop will bring together a diverse group of researchers from different fields, such as commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and number theory.

Young Researchers in Mathematics 2020

gm.general-mathematics
2020-06-08 through 2020-06-10
University of Bristol
Bristol, South West, England; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Nirvana Coppola

Description

Young Researchers in Mathematics is the conference for all PhD students in the UK. We want to welcome each and every early career mathematician to this conference, where you can meet researchers from all areas in a friendly environment. YRM is the perfect opportunity to give talks about your maths, whether it be introductory or your own results. We also invite you to the plenary talks, which showcase a wide range of mathematics happening in the UK now.

L-functions and Iwasawa theory

nt.number-theory
2020-06-08 through 2020-06-12
Roscoff; France

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Connecticut Summer School in Number Theory

nt.number-theory
2020-06-08 through 2020-06-14
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT; USA

Meeting Type: summer school and conference

Contact: Jennifer Balakrishnan, Keith Conrad, Alvaro Lozano-Robledo, Christelle Vincent, Liang Xiao

Description

CTNT 2020 will take place during the week of June 8th-14th, 2020 (summer school June 8-12, and research conference 12-14), at University of Connecticut.

STRUCTURAL DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS: Computational Aspects

ds.dynamical-systems na.numerical-analysis
2020-06-09 through 2020-06-12
University of Bari, Polytechnic of Bari, University of Salento, I.A.C. - C.N.R. Bari
Monopoli (BAri); Italy

Meeting Type: Workshop

Contact: Nicoletta Del Buono

Description

The main aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different fields, mainly Mathematics and Engineering, and give them the opportunity to discuss, in a friendly atmosphere, recent developments in computational and theoretical methods for Dynamical Systems and PDEs, and their applications.

This edition of the meeting follows ten previous editions held from 2001 to 2018 and will focus on numerical and theoretical aspects of the following preliminary topics:

  • Numerical methods for ODEs and PDEs
  • Continuous and discrete dynamical systems: theory and numerical methods
  • Fractional calculus: theory, applications and numerical methods
  • Optimal control problems
  • Dynamical systems on Networks
  • Partial Differential Equations with applications to Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases

The list of invited speakers includes: Uri Ascher (University of British Columbia, Canada), Mario di Bernardo (University Federico II-Naples, Italy), Juan Pablo Borthagaray (Universidad de la República - Uruguay), Lourenco Beirao da Veiga (University Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Elena Celledoni (NTNU - Norway), Luca Dieci (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Maurizio Falcone (University La Sapienza, Roma, Italy), Jean-Philippe Lessard (McGill University, Canada), Anotida Madzvamuse (University of Sussex, UK), Alessandro Russo (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Erik Van Vleck (University of Kansas, USA), Alessandro Veneziani (Emory University, Atlanta, USA).

There will be plenary and accepted contributed talks. Plenary talks will be arranged in order to provide lectures on each workshop topic.

A poster session will be organized to present contributes of Senior researchers (who do not desire to provide oral presentation and/or in the case the number of contributed talks will exceed the available places for oral presentations) and for PhD students who would like to showcase their work. PhD Students who have already made some progress on their thesis, can present a synopsis of their work, whereas students who are just beginning their thesis, can present an overview of what they are proposing to study. Poster presentation will provide PhD students with feedback on their work, accomplished or planned, in a less formal setting than that of a plenary presentation.

A Poster Blitz will be also organized to briefly present the contributes of the Poster Session.

Spherical surfaces and related topics

ap.analysis-of-pdes dg.differential-geometry cv.complex-variables mg.metric-geometry sg.symplectic-geometry
2020-06-15 through 2020-06-19
Cortona; Italy

Meeting Type: Workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

The workshop will be devoted to the study of surfaces with special metrics with singularities of conical type.

In particular it will focus on the case of spherical metrics, namely Riemannian metrics of curvature 1. Such metrics have been studied from many points of view, using tools coming from synthetic geometry, complex analysis and partial differential equations.

The aim of the meeting is to bring together people with different backgrounds to discuss recent developments, techniques and open questions in the areas of spherical surfaces with conical points, projective structures with singularities and their monodromy, solutions of the singular Liouville equation, polyhedral spherical surfaces, polygonal linkages.

Tropical Geometry, Berkovich Spaces, Arithmetic D-Modules and p-adic Local Systems

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology co.combinatorics nt.number-theory
2020-06-15 through 2020-06-19
Imperial College of London
London; UK

Meeting Type: Workshop

Contact: Andrea Pulita, Ambrus Pal

Description

With this workshop we would like to promote the interaction between the following five fields:

  • Berkovich spaces,
  • Tropical geometry,
  • p-adic differential equations,
  • Arithmetic D-modules and representations of p-adic Lie groups,
  • Arithmetic applications of p-adic local systems.

While the first two are already tightly linked, the role of Berkovich spaces in the last 3 topics is only emerging and within this, the role of tropical geometry has not yet been explored. More generally, we consider this conference to be a good opportunity to study new techniques recently introduced into the field. We are convinced that each of these areas has plenty of potential and that a fruitful interaction between them might nourish their development. The aim of the conference is precisely to give leading experts in these each of these domains the opportunity to meet, present their last results and open challenges, and encourage an exchange that will drive forward these exciting and rapidly developing subjects.

A poster session is planned. Students are welcome to submit posters.

Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) 2020

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-15 through 2020-06-24
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

p-adic L-functions and Eigenvarieties

nt.number-theory
2020-06-15 through 2020-06-26
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana; USA

Meeting Type: thematic special program

Contact: Andrei Jorza

Description

The first week of this special program is a graduate workshop featuring minicourses by John Bergdall, Jessica Fintzen, Mahesh Kakde and Dinakar Ramakrishnan. The second week is a conference whose main theme is the interaction between p-adic L-functions and eigenvarieties. Funding is available for participants, please register on the conference website.

Chicago Number Theory Day 2020

nt.number-theory
2020-06-20 through 2020-06-20
University of Illinois at Chicago
Online; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Jacob Mayle, Nathan Jones

Description

A virtual number theory conference on Saturday, June 20, 2020 via Zoom.

3rd International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics (ICoMS 2020)

na.numerical-analysis pr.probability st.statistics-theory
2020-06-21 through 2020-06-23
Paris; France

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

An annual international conference to bring together researchers, engineers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in Mathematics and Statistics to share experience, and exchange and cross-fertilize their ideas.

2020 Talbot Workshop: Ambidexterity in Chromatic Homotopy Theory

at.algebraic-topology
2020-06-21 through 2020-06-27
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nacogdoches, TX; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

Topic: A primary aim of chromatic homotopy theory is to understand the stable homotopy category by decomposing it into pieces (called chromatic localizations) which are, at least in principle, easier to understand. These chromatic localizations enjoy a certain duality property called ambidexterity, which guarantees that certain homotopy limits can be understood as homotopy colimits (and vice versa). The goal of this workshop is to explain the mathematics of ambidexterity and some of its applications.

A preliminary syllabus and live application is available at the website.

Suggested prerequisites: Some knowledge of chromatic homotopy theory will be expected; while the workshop will feature a review lecture on the topic, this will be insufficient if the topic is entirely new to participants. Additionally, participants should have familiarity with the language of infinity categories.

Mentors: The 2020 Talbot workshop will be mentored by Prof. Jacob Lurie of the IAS and Prof. Tomer Schlank of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Format: The workshop discussions will have an expository character and most of the talks will be given by participants. The afternoon schedule will be kept clear for informal discussions and collaborations. The workshop will take place in a communal setting, with participants sharing living space and cooking and cleaning responsibilities.

Funding: We cover all local expenses, including lodging and food. We also have limited funding available for participant travel costs.

Who should apply: Talbot is meant to encourage collaboration among young researchers, particularly graduate students. To this end, the workshop aims to gather participants with a diverse array of knowledge and interests, so applicants need not be an expert in the field. In particular, students at all levels of graduate education are encouraged to apply. Our decisions are based not on applicants' credentials but on our assessment of how much they would benefit from the workshop. As we are committed to promoting diversity in mathematics, we also especially encourage women and minorities to apply.

Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA XVI)

nt.number-theory
2020-06-22 through 2020-06-26
Toronto, Ontario; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Patrick Ingram

Description

none

Holomorphic Curves and Low Dimensional Topology

sg.symplectic-geometry gt.geometric-topology
2020-06-22 through 2020-06-26
Inter University Center, Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik; Croatia

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together a diverse range of experts and early-career researchers working in in a variety of aspects of the study of holomorphic curves and their applications to low-dimensional topology. Points of focus will include contact and symplectic structures and dynamics, Lagrangian cobordisms and Legendrian knots, and Floer–theoretic frameworks of study.

Non-Archimedean Geometry Techniques in Mirror Symmetry

ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-06-22 through 2020-06-26
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen; Denmark

Meeting Type: masterclass

Contact: see conference website

Description

A week-long course designed for PhD students in nearby fields.

Speakers: Johannes Nicaise and Tony Yue Yu.

Last day to register: April 15.

On the non-triviality of arithmetic invariants and its applications

nt.number-theory
2020-06-22 through 2020-07-03
National Center for Theoretical Sciences
Taipei; Taiwan

Meeting Type:

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

20th Central European Conference on Cryptology

it.information-theory
2020-06-24 through 2020-06-26
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
Zagreb; Croatia

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Andrej Dujella

Description

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers in all aspects of cryptology, including but not limited to: cryptanalysis, cryptocurrencies, cryptographic applications in information security, design of cryptographic systems, encryption schemes, general cryptographic protocols, post-quantum cryptography, pseudorandomness, signature schemes, steganography. Submissions must come in the form of an extended abstract of no more than 2 pages (longer submissions will be automatically rejected), describing novel original work of the authors. Extended abstracts should be submitted electronically, preferably by sending a PDF file to the chairman of the program committee to the e-mail address duje@math.hr. The deadline for the submission of extended abstracts is April 10, 2020. The submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and authors will be informed about acceptance or rejection by April 30, 2020.

BU-Keio University Workshop in Geometry and Mathematical Physics

mp.mathematical-physics dg.differential-geometry
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
Boston University
Boston, MA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Steve Rosenberg, Siu-Cheung Lau, Yu-Shen Lin

Description

This is the tenth annual workshop featuring areas of interest to the faculty at BU and Keio University. Morning talks will be given by senior faculty, and afternoon talks will be given by junior faculty, postdocs and advanced grad students. Pending NSF approval, financial aid is available for recent PhDs and advanced grad students. Please visit the conference webpage for more information.

Combinatorial Anabelian Geometry and Related Topics

ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
RIMS, Kyoto University
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Combinatorial anabelian geometry concerns the reconstruction of scheme- or ring-theoretic objects from more primitive combinatorial constituent data. In this sense, it is closely philosophically related to inter-universal Teichmüller theory.

The purpose of the present workshop is to expose fundamental, introductory aspects of combinatorial anabelian geometry, as well as more recent developments related to the Grothendieck-Teichmüller group and the absolute Galois groups of number fields and mixed-characteristic local fields.

The workshop will also treat results concerning the "resolution of nonsingularities" of hyperbolic curves over mixed-characteristic local fields, such results are closely related to combinatorial anabelian geometry over mixed-characteristic local fields.

Manifolds and K-theory: the legacy of Andrew Ranicki

at.algebraic-topology kt.k-theory-and-homology
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Edinburgh; UK

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: Clark Barwick, Diarmuid Crowley, Oscar Randal-Williams, Ulrike Tillmann

Description

Andrew Ranicki and his theory of algebraic surgery played a central role in linking manifold theory, algebraic K-theory, and its close cousin L-theory. These areas have seen great developments and advances in the last decade from distinct research communities. This workshop will bring together mathematicians working on the topology of high-dimensional manifolds and their automorphisms with those working on the algebraic K-theory (and its cousins hermitian K-theory and L-theory) of rings and ring spectra, in order to share recent progress in these areas and kindle a fresh interaction between them.

Resolution of singularities, valuation theory and related topics

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
COZCyT
Zacatecas; Mexico

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The subject of this meeting covers valuation theory and resolution of singularities, along with some topics that are closely related like the theory of singularities of vector fields, problems concerning arc spaces or the Pierce-Birkhoff Conjecture.

It is our aim to gather together researchers on these transversal subjects in order to strengthen interdisciplinarity between different thematics, to contribute to build a community of researchers working on these problems, to develop new research projects, and to support new collaborations.

“The Circle Method” Entering its Second Century

nt.number-theory
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Circle Method emerged one hundred years ago from ideas of Ramanujan, Hardy and Littlewood, and quickly became the most powerful analytic method for counting solutions to Diophantine equations. As the Circle Method enters its second century, new work is making significant advances both in strengthening results in classical Diophantine settings, and in demonstrating applications in novel settings. This includes function field, number field, adelic, geometric, and harmonic analytic applications, with striking consequences in areas such as ergodic theory, subconvexity for L-functions, and the Langlands program.

This summer school for graduate students and postdocs will present accessible lecture series that demonstrate how to apply the Circle Method in a wide variety of settings. Participants will gain both a foundational understanding of the core principles of the Circle Method, and an overview of cutting-edge applications of the method.

Key Speakers: The following speakers will give a lecture series:

 Timothy Browning (IST Austria)
 Jayce Getz (Duke University)
 Ritabrata Munshi (Tata Institute)
 Simon Myerson (Universität Göttingen)
 Lillian Pierce (Duke University)  

Additional Speakers:

Julia Brandes (University of Gothenburg)
Damaris Schindler (University of Utrecht)
Pankaj Vishe (Durham University) 

Fourteenth Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium, ANTS-XIV

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-30 through 2020-07-04
University of Auckland
Auckland; New Zealand

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The ANTS meetings, held biannually since 1994, are the premier international forum for the presentation of new research in computational number theory and its applications. They are devoted to algorithmic aspects of number theory, including elementary number theory, algebraic number theory, analytic number theory, geometry of numbers, algebraic geometry, finite fields, and cryptography.

July 2020

Park City Mathematics Institute: Number theory informed by computation

nt.number-theory
2020-07-05 through 2020-07-25
IAS/PCMI
Park City, UT; USA

Meeting Type: conference and summer school

Contact: Bjorn Poonen

Description

none

Motivic, Equivariant and Non-commutative Homotopy Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology kt.k-theory-and-homology
2020-07-06 through 2020-07-17
Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Bures-sur-Yvette; France

Meeting Type: Summer School

Contact: Aravind Asok, Frédéric Déglise, Grigory Garkusha, Paul Arne Østvær

Description

The lecture series and research talks at the IHES Summer School will focus on presenting the latest developments in topics related to categories of motives, calculational and foundational aspects of motivic and equivariant homotopy theory, and the generalisations of these tools and techniques in the setting of non-commutative geometry.

Building Bridges 5th EU/US Summer School and Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics (BB5)

nt.number-theory
2020-07-06 through 2020-07-18
University of Sarajevo
Sarajevo; Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meeting Type: Summer School and Workshop

Contact: Samuele Anni, Jim Brown, Jay Jorgenson, Almasa Odžak, Lejla Smajlovic, Lynne Walling

Description

Automorphic forms are present in almost every area of modern number theory. In recent decades there has been a starburst of activity and progress in this broad area, leading to many new and exciting directions, applications, and connections with other areas. This is a rapidly expanding area, with numerous approaches, tools, and interconnections, as well as connections to other areas of mathematics. The Building Bridges research school offers training to graduate students and early career researchers in the areas of automorphic forms and related topics that continue to be the foci of exciting and influential research activity. The five-day workshop immediately following the summer school aims to foster and strengthen a long-lasting, friendly and supportive exchange between automorphic forms researchers in the EU and the US, and to integrate the summer school students into this community. The organizers have obtained funding to subsidize the costs of successful applicants to the summer school. By popular demand from previous research school and workshop participants, BB5 will take place in Sarajevo, a beautiful city with a friendly, multicultural atmosphere, and low costs of accommodation, food, and transportation.

Local Langlands and p-adic methods (in honour of Jean-Marc Fontaine)

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-07-13 through 2020-07-17
Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This conference will be on various aspects of the local Langlands correspondence over p-adic fields and methods from p-adic Hodge theory. Topics will include the usual local Langlands correspondence, the p-adic local Langlands correspondence and the relation to coherent sheaves on spaces of Galois representations, and the geometry and cohomology of local Shimura varieties.

Arithmetic Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-07-19 through 2020-07-25
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

ISSAC: International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-07-20 through 2020-07-23
Kalamata; Greece

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2020 will be the 45th meeting in the series, which started in 1966 and has been held annually since 1981. The conference presents a range of invited speakers, tutorials, poster sessions, software demonstrations and vendor exhibits with a center-piece of contributed research papers.

Arithmetic statistics and local-global principles

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-07-20 through 2020-07-24
Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics (ESI)
Vienna; Austria

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The principal aim is to bring together leading researchers interested in the quantitative arithmetic of higher-dimensional varieties on the one hand, and those working on the statistics of algebraic number fields and elliptic curves on the other hand. These two areas have operated more or less independently over the last twenty years, but their borders share an increasingly rich seam of mathematics.

Oberwolfach Workshop: Topologie

gt.geometric-topology at.algebraic-topology
2020-07-26 through 2020-08-01
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Mark Behrens, Ruth Charney, Soren Galatius, Michael Weiss

Description

See conference website

Higher Dimensional Geometry in New York

ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-07-27 through 2020-07-31
Simons Foundation
New York City, NY; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Higher Dimensional Geometry in NYC is a series of six conferences in Higher Dimensional Geometry which will be held at the Simons Foundation in New York City and at the Simons Centre in Stony Brook over the period 2020-2022.

Women in Algebraic Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-07-27 through 2020-07-31
ICERM
Providence, RI; USA

Meeting Type: research collaboration workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Women in Algebraic Geometry Collaborative Research Workshop will bring together researchers in algebraic geometry to work in groups of 4-6, each led by one or two senior mathematicians. The goals of this workshop are: to advance the frontiers of modern algebraic geometry, including through explicit computations and experimentation, and to strengthen the community of women and non-binary mathematicians working in algebraic geometry. This workshop capitalizes on momentum from a series of recent events for women in algebraic geometry, starting in 2015 with the IAS Program for Women in Mathematics on algebraic geometry.

Successful applicants will be assigned to a group based on their research interests. The groups will work on open-ended projects in diverse areas of current interest, including moduli spaces and combinatorics, degenerations, and birational geometry. Several of the proposed projects extensively involve experimentation and computation, which will increase the likelihood that concrete progress is made over the course of five days and provide useful training in computational mathematics.

PIMS - Germany Summer School on Eigenvarieties

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-07-27 through 2020-08-08
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC; Canada

Meeting Type: summer school

Contact: see conference website

Description

Description:

Non-archimedean geometry is the analogue of complex geometry, where the field of complex numbers is replaced by a field which is complete with respect to a p-adic metric. A fundamental complication is that p-adic spaces are totally disconnected, and therefore basic notions such as analytic con- tinuation must be entirely recast in different language. Nevertheless, the particular properties of the p-adic topologies, while perverse in some sense, provide the key to a rich, fulfilling, and ultimately productive theory. There are various manifestations of non-archimedean geometry, e.g. rigid analytic spaces a la Tate, Berkovich spaces or adic spaces a la Huber. For this summer school we take the point of view of adic spaces with emphasis on rigid analytic spaces which form special examples. Indeed, non-archimedean geometry and the associated area of p-adic Hodge theory for Galois representations play a central role in modern algebraic number theory. It has become increasingly clear that active researchers in algebraic number theory would be greatly benefitted by having a working knowledge of p-adic geometric methods.

Eigencurves - and more generally, eigenvarieties - are rigid analytic versions of modular curves, which parametrize p-adic families of modular forms. The study of such families may be said to have started with Serre in the 1970s, and was extensively developed by Hida in the 1980s; Hida's work on the so-called ordinary modular forms, in particular, was deeply influential in the eventual proof of modularity of elliptic curves by Wiles and others in 1994. However, it was clear even from looking at Serre's results, that a fully satisfactory theory of p-adic families would require consideration of non-ordinary forms, and that such a theory would necessarily require fundamental new ideas. These results were eventually supplied by Coleman in the mid-1990s, and the eigencurve parametrizing was introduced as a parameter space by Coleman and Mazur shortly thereafter. The subject has exploded in the last decades, with generalizations of the eigencurve to higher rank groups, and with the use of increasingly sophisticated technology from p-adic geometry. Furthermore, p-adic families of automorphic forms have taken on an increasingly important role in modern number theory.

The subject of eigencurves lies somewhere between classical arithmetic geometry represented in Canada, and p-adic geometry which is well-represented in Germany, and this we propose to take advantage of the complementary expertise and the broad outlines of a PIMS/Germany collaboration to organize an event where both sides can benefit. Thus, the proposed workshop on eigenvarieties will be an instructional school for students, postdocs, and researchers in other fields. The goal is to provide beginners with a working knowledge of this immensely active and important field, and to encourage collaborations between German researchers and those at PIMS Institutes around the general workshop themes.

Topics of Instruction:

The goal of the course will be to understand the foundational work of Coleman, and Coleman-Mazur, and eventually to study the paper on the generalization to the higher dimensional case given by Buzzard. A good overview of the subject is given in the survey article of Kassei.

Invited Speakers:

  • John Bergdall, Bryn Mawr College, USA
  • George Boxer, University of Chicago, USA
  • David Hansen, Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Eugen Hellman, University of Münster
  • Christian Johansson, Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Judith Ludwig, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • James Newton, King’s College, England
  • Vincent Pilloni, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

August 2020

Stacks Project Workshop 2020

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-08-03 through 2020-08-07
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI; USA

Meeting Type: workshop (appropriate for graduate students)

Contact: Pieter Belmans, Aise Johan de Jong, Wei Ho

Description

This will be a workshop in arithmetic and algebraic geometry, similar to the previous iteration (https://stacks.github.io/2017/). The intended participant is a graduate student, or a postdoc, or even a senior researcher. You will work on a single topic in a small group together with a mentor for a week with the aim of producing a text that will be considered for inclusion in the Stacks Project. Part of this process will be seeing how one builds new theory from the foundations. There will also be one or two talks per day covering advanced topics in arithmetic or algebraic geometry.

The Stacks project workshop will have some optional activities you won't see at other workshops. Adding references to and finding mistakes in the Stacks Project (and fixing them) as well as activities related to LaTeX use, Git, and GitHub. Overall these will be aimed at helping you contribute efficiently to the Stacks Project.

The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference in Mathematics

sg.symplectic-geometry rt.representation-theory pr.probability mp.mathematical-physics ds.dynamical-systems dg.differential-geometry ca.classical-analysis-and-odes ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-08-03 through 2020-08-07
U.C. Berkeley
Berkeley, California; USA

Meeting Type: Conference

Contact: Alan Hammond and Fraydoun Rezakhanlou

Description

The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference on Mathematics will be held at the University of California at Berkeley from Monday 3th August to Friday 7th August 2020. The PRCM will be a high profile mathematical event that will cover a wide range of exciting research in contemporary mathematics. Its objectives are to offer a venue for the presentation to and discussion among a wide audience of the latest trends in mathematical research, and to strength ties between mathematicians working in the Pacific Rim region. The conference will provide junior researchers with opportunities to engage and collaborate with established colleagues within and between the many represented mathematical disciplines.

The Transatlantic Transchromatic Homotopy Theory Conference II

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology
2020-08-03 through 2020-08-07
University of Regensburg
Regensburg; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Tobias Barthel, Drew Heard, Niko Naumann, Nathaniel Stapleton

Description

Transchromatic phenomena appear in a variety of contexts. These include stable and unstable homotopy theory, higher category theory, topological field theories, and arithmetic geometry. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from all of these areas in order to understand the relationship between each others work and to further demystify the appearance of transchromatic patterns in such disparate areas.

School on Hodge Theory and Shimura Varieties

nt.number-theory ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-08-10 through 2020-08-14
University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen Seminar for Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic
Essen; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Contact: Ulrich Görtz

Description

Mini-courses by Matt Kerr, Andreas Mihatsch, Colleen Robles, plus a couple of research talks.

Global Langlands, Shimura varieties, and shtukas

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-08-17 through 2020-08-21
Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This conference will be on various aspects of the global Langlands correspondence. Topics will include in particular the geometry and cohomology of Shimura varieties and more general locally symmetric spaces, or moduli spaces of shtukas.

Decidability, definability and computability in number theory

ag.algebraic-geometry lo.logic nt.number-theory
2020-08-17 through 2020-12-18
MSRI
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: research program

Contact: see conference website

Description

This program is focused on the two-way interaction of logical ideas and techniques, such as definability from model theory and decidability from computability theory, with fundamental problems in number theory. These include analogues of Hilbert's tenth problem, isolating properties of fields of algebraic numbers which relate to undecidability, decision problems around linear recurrence and algebraic differential equations, the relation of transcendence results and conjectures to decidability and decision problems, and some problems in anabelian geometry and field arithmetic. We are interested in this specific interface across a range of problems and so intend to build a semester which is both more topically focused and more mathematically broad than a typical MSRI program.

Connections for Women: Decidability, definability and computability in number theory

ag.algebraic-geometry lo.logic nt.number-theory
2020-08-20 through 2020-08-21
MSRI
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The aim of the workshop is to discover how the problems in number theory and algebraic geometry arising from the Hilbert’s tenth problem for rationals interact with the ideas and techniques in mathematical logic, such as definability from model theory and decidability and degree-theoretic complexity from computability theory. This interaction includes various analogues of Hilbert’s tenth problem and related questions, focusing on the connections of algebraic, number-theoretic, model-theoretic, and computability-theoretic properties of structures and objects in algebraic number theory, anabelian geometry, field arithmetic, and differential algebra.

British Inland Graduate Workshop (BIGW IV) : "Calibrated Geometry and Geometric PDEs"

ap.analysis-of-pdes dg.differential-geometry sg.symplectic-geometry
2020-08-23 through 2020-08-29
London school of geometry and number theory
Ashbourne, Derbyshire; UK

Meeting Type: summer school

Contact: Benjamin Aslan, Corvin Paul, Daniel Platt

Description

The goal is to bring together a group of approximately 25 graduate students to work on topics related to calibrated geometry and geometric PDEs under the guidance of three senior mathematicians. The majority of the talks will be given by the participants, and there will be time in the afternoons and evenings for further discussions and more informal sessions. The character of the workshop is expository in nature, starting with the basic ideas and leading to a survey of the most recent developments in the field; no prior knowledge of the topic will be assumed. Since both the participants and the mentors will be living in the same building, we hope to create an informal, yet mathematically intensive, atmosphere.

Low-Dimensional Topology and Number Theory

gt.geometric-topology nt.number-theory
2020-08-23 through 2020-08-29
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Introductory Workshop: Decidability, definability and computability in number theory

nt.number-theory lo.logic
2020-08-24 through 2020-08-28
MSRI
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Our workshop will focus research efforts on the interaction of number-theoretic questions with questions of decidability, definability, and computability, bringing together researchers approaching these questions from various sides to work on the core issues. This Introductory Workshop will serve as the introductory event of the MSRI semester program and is designed to introduce the basic structures and ideas of the different communities, and to highlight problems of active current interest.

Modern Breakthroughs in Diophantine Problems

nt.number-theory
2020-08-30 through 2020-09-04
Banff International Research Station
Banff; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Automorphic Forms and Arithmetic

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-08-30 through 2020-09-05
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Higher Categories and Geometry

at.algebraic-topology ct.category-theory kt.k-theory-and-homology
2020-08-31 through 2020-09-04
Regensburg University, Math. Dept.
Regensburg; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Homotopical and higher categorical methods have seen increasing importance in mathematics, both as foundations and as computational tools. In fact, such methods merge two apparently distinct goals: understanding geometrical forms and classifying mathematical structures. This conference aims at gathering together under this perspective geometers in a rather broad sense. It seeks to foster the applications of these higher methods in the interplay between homotopy theory, arithmetic, and algebraic geometry.

The conference is supported by the SFB1085 "Higher Invariants -Interactions between Arithmetic Geometry and Global Analysis"

Serre weights conjectures and geometry of Shimura varieties

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-08-31 through 2020-09-04
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This conference is dedicated to studying recent advancements concerning Serre weights conjectures and the geometry of Shimura varieties and, in particular, the interaction between these two areas.

Number Theory-Cohomology in Arithmetic

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-08-31 through 2020-12-11
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: thematic research program

Contact: see conference website

Description

Homological tools and ideas are pervasive in number theory. To defend this assertion, it suffices to evoke the role of étale cohomology in the study of the zeta functions of varieties over finite fields through the Weil conjectures, or the cohomological approach to class field theory formulated by Artin and Tate in the 1950's. The theory of motives, a manifestation of a universal cohomology theory attached to algebraic varieties, and the attendant motivic cohomology plays a central role in describing the special values of L-functions of varieties over number fields, via the conjectures of Deligne, Beilinson-Bloch, and Bloch-Kato. Much progress in the Langlands program exploits the fruitful connection between automorphic representations and the cohomology of associated Shimura varieties and more general arithmetic quotients of locally symmetric spaces. The study of special values of L-functions and the Langlands program, widely perceived as two fundamental yet seperate strands of the subject in the early 1990's, were beautifully unified in Wiles' epoch-making proof of the Shimura-Taniyama conjecture, in which this conjecture was reduced to a special instance of the Bloch-Kato conjecture for the symmetric square motive of an elliptic curve. Recent years have seen great strides in our understanding of the cohomology of the arithmetic quotients arising in the study of automorphic representations, spurred in part by the desire to extend the range of applicability of the celebrated Taylor-Wiles method. This has led to new automorphy and potential automorphy results: most spectacularly, perhaps, for abelian surfaces, as well as elliptic curves over general CM fields.

September 2020

Invitation to inter-universal Teichmüller Theory

gm.general-mathematics
2020-09-01 through 2020-09-04
RIMS, Kyoto University
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This workshop will be directed primarily toward beginning learners of inter-universal Teichmüller theory, who are, nonetheless, familiar with basic aspects of arithmetic geometry. The purpose of the workshop is to further dissemination activities concerning inter-universal Teichmüller theory by concentrating on the exposition of the fundamental ideas underlying theory, as well as of certain basic technical results and notions that are used in the theory.

The approach to exposing such fundamental ideas will differ substantially from that of previous workshops on inter-universal Teichmüller theory in that it will focus on discussing various fundamental issues, as well as misunderstandings and questions, that arise in the course of studying the theory. Such discussions will build on the extensive experiences and know-how, with regard to exposing the theory, of researchers who have already acquired a thorough understanding of the theory.

Arithmetic Aspects of Algebraic Groups

ag.algebraic-geometry gr.group-theory nt.number-theory
2020-09-06 through 2020-09-11
BIRS
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Arithmetic Aspects of Algebraic Groups" workshop in Banff from September 6 to September 11, 2020.

The investigation of arithmetic groups has been an active and important area of mathematical research ever since it arose in the work of Gauss, Klein, Poincare, and other famous mathematicians of the 18th and 19th centuries. New points of view have recently led to progress on classical problems, opened new directions of inquiry, and revealed unexpected connections with other areas of mathematics. The workshop will bring together experts in the area, researchers in related fields, and young mathematicians who wish to learn about the most recent advances and the most promising directions for the future of the field.

Arakelov Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry dg.differential-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-09-07 through 2020-09-11
Universität Regensburg
Regensburg; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Prof. Dr. Klaus Künnemann

Description

The conference Arakelov Geometry is organized by

José Ignacio Burgos Gil, Walter Gubler, and Klaus Künnemann.

This conference constitutes the eleventh session of the Intercity Seminar on Arakelov Theory organized by Jose Ignacio Burgos Gil, Vincent Maillot and Atsushi Moriwaki with previous sessions in Barcelona, Beijing, Copenhagen, Kyoto, Paris, Regensburg, and Rome.

Analytic and Geometric Number Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-09-08 through 2020-09-09
University of Bath
Bath; UK

Meeting Type: Conference

Contact: Daniel Loughran

Description

This conference is part of the celebration of the recent creation of the new Number Theory group at the University of Bath.

It will revolve around topics in analytic number theory, algebraic number theory, and algebraic geometry, related to the study of Diophantine equations.

Speakers:

Tim Browning (IST, Vienna)
Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène (Orsay)
Ulrich Derenthal (Hannover)
Christopher Frei (Manchester)
Rachel Newton (University of Reading)
Alexei Skorobogatov (Imperial College London)
Arne Smeets (Nijmegen)
Efthymios Sofos (Glasgow)

Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory (IUT) Summit 2020

gm.general-mathematics
2020-09-08 through 2020-09-11
RIMS, Kyoto University
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This workshop is one of four workshops of special RIMS year "Expanding Horizons of Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory".

This workshop will differ from previous workshops on inter-universal Teichmüller theory in that it will be directed primarily toward advanced learners of the theory, as well as researchers who have already acquired a thorough understanding of the theory.

The talks of the workshop will focus on issues related to the exposition or formulation of the theory from a more advanced point of view, as well as on recent new research developments related to the theory.

Arizona Winter School Undergraduate Bootcamp

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-09-12 through 2020-09-13
Pomona College
Pomona, CA; USA

Meeting Type: undergraduate school

Contact: see conference website

Description

In cooperation with the Arizona Winter School (http://swc.math.arizona.edu), Pomona College will host the AWS Undergraduate Bootcamp. This 2-day intensive program, targeted for underrepresented minority students, will showcase number theory at the introductory level. This will take place on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 in Millikan Laboratory at Pomona College in Claremont, California. All events are free.

There will be four types of events:

Expository Talks
    Experts in number theory will give one-hour presentations on various topics.
Tutorial
    A faculty member will give three lectures over two days on "Automorphic Forms." (The Arizona Winter School 2021 will be on "Modular forms beyond GL(2)".)
Problem Sessions
    Two graduate students will coordinate a series of one-hour sessions where students will work in groups on problems meant to supplement the tutorials.
Panel Discussions
    There will be two panels on topics to be announced.

Non-Archimedean and tropical geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-09-14 through 2020-09-17
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main; Germany

Meeting Type: Workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Géométrie algébrique, Théorie des nombres et Applications (GTA)

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-09-21 through 2020-09-25
University of French Polynesia
Tahiti; French Polynesia

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Gaetan Bisson

Description

The GTA 2020 conference will bring together world class researchers in mathematics. Its main objectives are to discuss recent advances in the fields of algebraic geometry, number theory and their applications, as well as to foster international collaborations on connected topics.

Although contributions from all related areas of mathematics are welcome, particular emphasis will be placed on research interests of our late colleague Alexey Zykin, namely: zeta-functions and L-functions, algebraic geometry over finite fields, families of fields and varieties, abelian varieties and elliptic curves.

p-adic L-functions and Euler systems in honor of Bernadette Perrin-Riou

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-09-21 through 2020-09-25
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

In Iwasawa Theory, one of the central questions is the study of the Iwasawa main conjecture, which relates the characteristic ideal of the Selmer group of a motive to its p-adic L-function (when it exists). This in turn leads to information on the Bloch-Kato conjecture, a generalization of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. Cases of the Iwasawa main conjecture have been established using the machinery of Euler systems, which are collections of cohomology classes satisfying certain norm relations and are related to the L-function of a motive and were first introduced and exploited in the late 80s and early 90s in the works of Thaine, Kolyvagin, Rubin, and Kato.

Bernadette Perrin-Riou, one of the influential, pioneering figures in Iwasawa Theory in the 1990s, is widely acclaimed for the influential ideas she has brought to the subject. Her deep study of the Euler system originally constructed by Kato led to the introduction of her fundamental big logarithm map" (often refereed as thePerrin-Riou map" nowadays), which is a far reaching generalisation of the Coleman power series and is one of the key ingredients in establishing links between Euler systems and p-adic L-functions. Her work also initiated the study of higher rank Euler systems and has been a source of inspiration for many further developments in this direction. Likewise, her p-adic analogue of the Gross-Zagier formula has opened up an area of enquiry that remains active and fertile to the present day. All these, as well as many other important contributions of Perrin-Riou, continue to serve as a model and a guide for today's research in Iwasawa Theory. This workshop is therefore dedicated to the celebration of her 65th birthday.

In the first decade of this century, further progress in the theory of Euler systems was stymied by the fact that few instances were known beyond the basic examples (circular units, elliptic units, Heegner points, and Beilinson elements) introduced and exploited by Thaine, Rubin, Kolyvagin and Kato respectively. Around 2010, the scope of Kato's construction was extended to encompass p-adic families of cohomology classes arising from Beilinson-Flach elements, and diagonal cycles in triple products of Kuga-Sato varieties, with application to the Birch and Swinnerton conjecture in analytic rank zero, in the spirit of the early work of Coates and Wiles. Important progress was then made in establishing the Euler system norm compatibilities of Beilinson-Flach elements. This has opened the floodgates for a wide variety of new Euler system constructions, applying notably to the Rankin-Selberg convolution of two modular forms, Siegel modular forms on GSp(4) and GSp(6), as well as Hilbert modular surfaces. At around the same time, and quite independently, a markedly different strategy has been proposed for studying diagonal on triple products based on congruences between modular forms instead of $p$-adic deformations, leading to remarkable constructions whose scope has the potential to surpass the more traditional approach based on norm-compatible elements. Finally, important progress arising from the method of Eisenstein congruences offer a powerful complementary approach, greatly contributing to the power, usefulness, and widening appeal of Euler system techniques.

The workshop will precede the annual Quebec-Maine conference which will take place at Laval University on Saturday and Sunday (September 26-27, 2020). The workshop will end on Friday at noon so that those who wish to attend can travel to Quebec City in the afternoon. (A roughly 3 hour trip by train or by bus.)

Witt vectors in Algebra and Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-09-28 through 2020-10-02
Steklov Mathematical Institute
Moscow; Russia

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Witt vectors are well-known for their ability to pop up in unexpected places, and can serve as a good starting point for a conversation on many interesting and diverse mathematical subjects. The goal of the conference is to have such a conversation on several recent subjects where Witt vectors appeared yet again (including but not limited to the usual and topological Hochschild Homology, both commutative and non-commutative, prismatic cohomology and p-adic Hodge theory, polynomial functors, geometric representation theory in char p).

October 2020

Arithmetic quotients of locally symmetric spaces and their cohomology

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-10-19 through 2020-10-23
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

If G is a reductive algebraic group over Z, the group G(Z) of its integral points (or any congruence subgroup thereof) acts discretely on the locally symmetric space X:= G(R)/K, where K is a maximal compact subgroup of G(R). The quotients G(Z) X play a fundamental role in the theory of automorphic forms and in number theory. Notably, their cohomology is a rich source of invariants attached to automorphic representations of G, and thus plays a central role in the Langlands program. A fundamental trichotomy governing the topological behaviour of such arithmetic quotients was proposed around 2010 by Bergeron and Venkatesh. A single positive integer d, depending only on the overlying symmetric space X, dictates the expected behaviour of the homology of the arithmetic quotient. When d=0, the cohomology is expect to have very little torsion but lots of characteristic 0 homology, which can be studied via analytic and transcendental methods (de Rham cohomology, Hodge theory). Shimura varieties and even-dimensional real hyperbolic spaces fall into this class. When d=1, one expects to find a lot of torsion but very little characteristic 0 homology. Odd dimensional hyperbolic manifolds, such as the Bianchi three-fold SL2(Z[i]) SL2(C)/U(2), fall into this case. When d is greater than 1, one expects little torsion and little characteristic zero homology.

There has been remarkable progress towards understanding how this trichotomy interacts with arithmetic: When d = 0, several interesting recent torsion-freeness results have been obtained by researchers like Caraiani, Emerton, Gee, and Scholze. When d=1, one can ask whether torsion always arises when it's expected to, and with the expected abundance. Torsion can be probed analytically using the Cheeger-Muller theorem. But there are obstructions ("tiny eigenvalues" and "very complex cycles"), which are very interesting in their own right, and need to be overcome in order to prove that there's as much torsion as expected. This torsion growth problem, especially for hyperbolic three-manifolds, has a life of its own even outside number theory, notably in the community of geometric groups theorists. Among the most striking developments arising in the relatively less well explored setting where d is larger than 1, let us mention Peter Scholze's construction of Galois representations attached to (possibly torsion) eigenclasses in the cohomology of arithmetic quotients, which is especially deep in this case. Another highly promising, fundamental breakthrough is manifested in Akshay Venkatesh's conjecture on derived Hecke algebras, which is expected to play an important role in extending the scope of the Taylor-Wiles method beyond the setting of d=0 to which it had been confined until relatively recently. The deep study of torsion in homology and analytic torsion carried out earlier by Bergeron, Venkatesh and others played a very important part in the nascent theory of derived Hecke operators and the attendant motivic action on the cohomology of arithmetic groups. In some very special instances, where G=GL(2) and one focusses on the coherent cohomology of an arithmetic quotient with values in certain automorphic sheaves, Venkatesh's conjectures exhibit a tantalising connection with certain ``tame refinements", in the spirit of conjectures of Mazur and Tate, of conjectures on the values of triple product p-adic L-functions.

The field is still in a very exploratory stage in which precise expectations (conjectural or otherwise) have not yet fully cristallised. For instance, there does not yet seem to be a reasonable conjecture about "how much cohomology", torsion or characteristic zero, to expect when d is greater than 1. Among other reasons, this makes computing in this setting very interesting. The workshop is expected to have a significant computational and experimental component, in which various experts will report on experimental data that might prove valuable in solidifying our expectations.

November 2020

WIN5: Women in Numbers 5

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-11-15 through 2020-11-20
BIRS
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Banff International Research Station will host the "WIN5: Women in Numbers 5" workshop in Banff from November 15 to November 20, 2020.

Despite recent progress in gender equality in STEM fields, women continue to be underrepresented in the research landscape of many areas of mathematics, including number theory. The Women in Numbers (WIN) network was created in 2008 for the purpose of increasing the number of active female researchers in number theory. For this purpose, WIN sponsors regular conferences, taking place approximately every three years, where female scholars gather to collaborate on cutting-edge research in the field and produce publishable scientific results. The WIN workshops provide an ongoing forum for involving each new generation of junior faculty and graduate students in state-of-the-art research in number theory. They have to come be highly regarded among the broader number theory community due to the quality of research produced by these collaborations.

WIN5 is the fifth in this series of events, bringing together female number theorists at various career stages for research collaboration and mentorship. As always, the scientific program will centre on onsite collaboration on open research problems in number theory, conducted in small groups comprised of senior and junior scholars as well as graduate students. Groups will publish their initial finding in a peer-reviewed conference proceedings volume, and research partnerships formed at the WIN5 workshop are expected to last well beyond the duration of the event. WIN projects have the potential to grow into fruitful long-term research alliances that have a transforming influence on participants' careers and a significant positive impact on the research landscape in number theory. Past WIN workshop project groups have matured into highly effective research teams producing ongoing scholarly work of exceptional scientific quality.

Langlands Program: Number Theory and Representation Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-11-29 through 2020-12-04
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO)
Oaxaca; Mexico

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Langlands Program: Number Theory and Representation Theory" workshop in Oaxaca, from November 29 to December 04, 2020.

Langlands functoriality conjectures predict a vast generalization of the classical reciprocity laws of Class Field Theory, providing crossroads between Number Theory and Representation Theory. The conjectures are both local and global and pertain a connected reductive group and its Langlands dual group.

We aim to introduce young mathematicians in M\'exico and Latin-America to topics of current research in the Langlands Program. We will also promote the participation women and of graduate students from a diverse background in a workshop where experts in the field from across the world will gather to expand upon the frontiers of current research. In addition to research talks, there will be three courses that will also be accessible to mathematicians working in closely related fields.

December 2020

p-adic cohomology, p-adic families of modular forms, and p-adic L-functions

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-12-07 through 2020-12-11
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The workshop will be devoted to the varied and fruitful interactions between p-adic cohomology theories, the theory of p-adic deformations of modular forms and Galois representations, and the construction of p-adic L-functions arising from the latter using techniques drawn from the former, with special emphasis on their rich array of arithmetic applications.

The field of p-adic automorphic forms has seen a huge development in the last decades with the construction of p-adic families in many new context. Among this one can cite Hansen's construction of eigenvarieties using overconvergent cohomology, and the coherent approach using (partial) Igusa towers of Andreatta–Iovita–Pilloni. There have been immediate applications to the construction of p-adic L-functions in families and to the proof of several instances of the conjectures by Greenberg and Benois on trivial zeroes, such as the work of Barrera–Dimitrov–Jorza.

But the existence of these eigenvarieties have proved to be useful also for the study of many other interesting arithmetic problems.

The first example is given by the applications to the Bloch–Kato conjecture. Bloch and Kato conjectured that the most interesting arithmetic information concerning varieties (and more generally, geometric Galois representations) are contained in two objects: the Selmer group and the L-function. They also conjecture that all the information coming from the Selmer group can be recovered from the L-function. Some special cases of this conjecture have been proven: we cite for example the work of Bellaiche–Chenevier for unitary groups and Skinner–Urban for elliptic curves in rank less or equal than 2. The key ingredients in these works is the use of deformations of automorphic forms and their Galois representations in p-adic families to construction elements in the Selmer group.

Another example is the study of local properties of Galois representations and the corresponding p-adic Hodge theory. We cite the work of Kedlaya, Pottharst, and Xiao concerning the existence of triangulations in families for p-adic representations of p-adic fields arising from finite slope automorphic forms. Other related results are the works on the smoothness of eigenvarieties at critical points by Bergdall and Breuil–Hellmann–Schraen; it has implication on the existence of companion forms, which are different p-adic automorphic forms sharing the same Galois representations (such as a CM form and its Serre antiderivative).

Very recently two new geometric approaches have been developed in the study of p-adic families and their L-functions.

Andreatta and Iovita introduced the idea of vector bundles with marked sections, which not only allows one to recover their previous constructions of eigenvarieties but let them p-adic interpolate in families the de Rham cohomology of the modular curve and the Gauss–Manin connection. They can then construct triple product p-adic L-functions for finite slope families and anticyclotomic p-adic L-functions when p is inert in the CM field.

At the same time, the introduction of perfectoid spaces and adic geometric has brought new and fresh ideas in the field: one can cite the new construction of classical eigenvarieties by Chojecki–Hansen–Johansson using functions on the perfectoid tower of modular curves and the construction by Kriz of a new p-adic Maass–Shimura operator and anticyclotomic p-adic L-functions in the inert case. His strategy relies on Scholze's Hodge to de Rham comparison isomorphism, which has been recently upgraded to an integral comparison map by Bhatt–Morrow–Scholze.

These new geometric tools have already allowed the construction of new p-adic L-functions; the aim of the workshop is to bring together arithmetic people with the experts in these two innovative approaches to find new exciting applications, both to global (Galois representations and their L-functions) and local (integral p-adic Hodge theory) problems.

12th IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing

gm.general-mathematics
2020-12-14 through 2020-12-16
Aston University
Birmingham; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Pam Bye

Description

This event builds upon a very successful series of previous conferences over the past 25 years. From the first event held in Bath in 1985 to the most recent one held in Birmingham in 2016 being as successful as its predecessors, the organising committee is delighted to announce the 12th IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing to be held Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 December 2020 at Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham.

Signal processing and machine learning constitutes an important area for the application of mathematical concepts and techniques, in an era where learning algorithms must be transparent, robust, explainable and understandable, and ethical. It is a thriving area, as demonstrated by the success of the UK hosting the recent International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in Brighton in 2019.

Signal and information processing is at the heart of our technological world, fuelled by developments in, for example, mobile communications, networks and graphs, multimedia systems, medical image analysis, genomics and bioengineering, neural signal processing, big data processing and internet of things. The aim of the conference is to bring together mathematicians, statisticians and engineers with a view to exploring recent developments in mathematics for signal processing and machine learning and identifying fruitful avenues for further research. It is hoped that the meeting will help to attract more mathematicians into this important and challenging field.

The conference will follow the same successful format as our previous conferences, comprising of tutorials, keynote addresses and non-overlapping technical sessions consisting of oral and poster presentations. A social programme will be organised and will include a reception to welcome delegates. Call for Papers Contributed papers are invited on all aspects of mathematics in signal processing and will be accepted on the basis of a 300?500 word abstract which should be submitted by 13 July 2020 via https://my.ima.org.uk. The majority of contributed papers will be presented in the poster sessions. Successful authors will be invited to submit a four page paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 2 November 2020. Note: If you are an IMA Member or you have previously registered for an IMA conference, then you are already on our database. Please “request a new password” using the email address previously used, to log in.

Papers describing the application of mathematical developments in Signal Processing and Machine learning for physical modelling, communications, financial modelling, medicine, meteorology, radar, seismology, sonar, ocean science, multimedia, instrumentation and control, audio, and acoustics, etc., are invited:

• Applications of Finite Mathematic • Nonlinear Optimisation/Modelling • Blind Deconvolution / Equalisation • Approximation Techniques • Time-frequency / Time-scale Analysis • Space-Time Adaptive Signal Processing • Vector Sensors and Geometric Processing • High Resolution Spectral Analysis • Graph Signal Processing • Signal Processing aspect of digital communications • Simultaneous localisation and mapping • Inference for diffusion processes • Statistical Signal Processing • Compressive Sampling • Graph Signal Processing • Inverse Problems • Adaptive Signal Processing • Numerical Linear Algebra • Machine Learning, including Deep Learning • Audio/Image/Video Processing • Array Signal Processing • Bayesian Signal Processing • Signal Separation Techniques

Registration for this Conference is currently open at https://my.ima.org.uk/ If you are an IMA Member or you have previously registered for an IMA conference, then you are already on our database. Please “request a new password” using the email address previously used, to log in. Early Bird Conference Fees Non IMA Member - £430 IMA Member - £320 Student Member - £210 Student Non Member - £220 Please note: all Conference Fees will increase by £20 on 11 November 2020 Conference Dinner: There will be a Conference Dinner held at Conference Aston on 15 December. The dinner costs £45 and is available as an add-on option when you register. Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking.

Day Delegate rate: A Day Delegate rate is also available for this Conference if you would like to attend one of the scheduled Conference days. If you would like to find out more information about our Day Delegate rate, please contact us at conferences@ima.org.uk

Accommodation: Further information regarding booking accommodation at Conference Aston will be released shortly.

Organising committee James R. Hopgood (Chair), University of Edinburgh Jonathon Chambers, University of Leicester Malcolm Macleod, QinetiQ

January 2021

Moduli spaces and Modular forms

nt.number-theory ag.algebraic-geometry
2021-01-31 through 2021-02-06
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: invitational workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

February 2021

Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry co.combinatorics
2021-02-01 through 2021-05-07
ICERM
Providence, RI; USA

Meeting Type: thematic research program

Contact: see conference website

Description

Combinatorial algebraic geometry comprises the parts of algebraic geometry where basic geometric phenomena can be described with combinatorial data, and where combinatorial methods are essential for further progress.

Research in combinatorial algebraic geometry utilizes combinatorial techniques to answer questions about geometry. Typical examples include predictions about singularities, construction of degenerations, and computation of geometric invariants such as Gromov-Witten invariants, Euler characteristics, the number of points in intersections, multiplicities, genera, and many more. The study of positivity properties of geometric invariants is one of the driving forces behind the interplay between geometry and combinatorics. Flag manifolds and Schubert calculus are particularly rich sources of invariants with positivity properties.

In the opposite direction, geometric methods provide powerful tools for studying combinatorial objects. For example, many deep properties of polytopes are consequences of geometric theorems applied to associated toric varieties. In other cases geometry is a source of inspiration. For instance, long-standing conjectures about matroids have recently been resolved by proving that associated algebraic structures behave as if they are cohomology rings of smooth algebraic varieties.

Much research in combinatorial algebraic geometry relies on mathematical software to explore and enumerate combinatorial structures and compute geometric invariants. Writing the required programs is a considerable part of many research projects. The development of new mathematics software is therefore prioritized in the program.

The program will bring together experts in both pure and applied parts of mathematics as well mathematical programmers, all working at the confluence of discrete mathematics and algebraic geometry, with the aim of creating an environment conducive to interdisciplinary collaboration. The semester will include four week-long workshops, briefly described as follows.

  • A 'boot-camp' aimed at introducing graduate students and early-career researchers to the main directions of research in the program.

  • A research workshop dedicated to geometry arising from flag manifolds, classical and quantum Schubert calculus, combinatorial Hodge theory, and geometric representation theory.

  • A research workshop dedicated to polyhedral spaces and tropical geometry, toric varieties, Newton-Okounkov bodies, cluster algebras and varieties, and moduli spaces and their tropicalizations.

  • A Sage/Oscar Days workshop dedicated to development of programs and software libraries useful for research in combinatorial algebraic geometry. This workshop will also feature a series of lectures by experts in polynomial computations.

May 2021

Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

nt.number-theory
2021-05-03 through 2021-08-20
Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Leuca2021 Celebrating Claude Levesque's and Michel Waldschmidt's 75th birthdays

nt.number-theory
2021-05-10 through 2021-05-14
Marina di San Gregorio, Patù (Lecce), Italy; Italy

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Valerio Talamanca

Description

none

QUANTUM CHAOS AND NUMBER THEORY A conference in honor of Zeev Rudnick's 60 birthday

nt.number-theory
2021-05-23 through 2021-05-27
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv; Israel

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Lior Rosenzweig

Description

The conference “Analytic Number Theory, Quantum Chaos and their Interfaces” aims at gathering distinguished researchers working in either of the disciplines to discuss recent research advances in these fields, and serve as a playground for the exchange of ideas between these, rather diverse, research communities. Another purpose of our conference is to provide a solid educational platform for more junior researchers (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early career permanent faculty) who aspire to conduct research in the relevant fields and expose them to some of the outstanding results and open problems as well as to meet other researchers with similar academic interests, with high potential to start new research collaborations. Being a home to Professor Zeev Rudnick, who has contributed greatly to unifying the main subjects of the conference and established some relevant fundamental results in these fields, Tel Aviv University is a natural place for such a meeting to take place.

June 2021

Applied Topology in Bedlewo

gt.geometric-topology at.algebraic-topology
2021-06-27 through 2021-07-03
Banach Center
Bedlewo; Poland

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Zbigniew Blaszczyk, Pawel Dlotko

Description

Applied and computational topology, one of the most rapidly growing branches of mathematics, is becoming a key tool in applied sciences. It is making impact not only in mathematics, but on the wide interdisciplinary environment including material and medical sciences, data science, robotics. Building upon successful conferences held in Bedlewo in 2013 and 2017, the next edition of Applied Topology in Bedlewo will take place in 2021. Similarly as before, our aim is to bring together scientists from all over the world working in various fields of applied topology. This time we will focus on:

  • random topology,
  • topological methods in combinatorics,
  • topological data analysis and shape descriptors,
  • topological analysis of time-varying data in biology, engineering and finance,
  • topological and geometrical descriptors of porous materials.

July 2021

Fundamental Groups and their Representations in Arithmetic Geometry

nt.number-theory ag.algebraic-geometry
2021-07-04 through 2021-07-09
Banff International Research Station
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

In arithmetic geometry, one studies solutions to polynomial equations defined with arithmetically interesting coefficients, such as integers or rational numbers. One way to study such objects, which has seen tremendous success in the last several decades, is by investigating their symmetries. Quite surprisingly, in several interesting situations, many of the geometric and arithmetic properties of the objects in question are actually controlled by the object’s symmetries.

Unfortunately, it is usually impossible to study these symmetries directly with current technology. To get around this, mathematicians working in this area often study simplified (often linearized) versions of the symmetries in question, which still capture a significant amount of information about the given object. This workshop will bring together both senior and junior researchers, including graduate students, postdocs, and leading experts, who study objects of geometric and arithmetic origin from the point of view of their symmetries and their linearized variants.

Geometry via Arithmetic

nt.number-theory ag.algebraic-geometry
2021-07-11 through 2021-07-16
Banff International Research Station
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

There is an age-old relationship between arithmetic and geometry, going back at least to Euclid's Elements. Historically, it has usually been geometry that has been used to enrich our understanding of arithmetic, but the purpose of this workshop is to study the flow of information in the other direction. Namely, how can arithmetic enhance our understanding of geometry? This meeting will bring together researchers from both sides of the partnership, to explore ways to bind the two fields ever closer together.

Arithmetic Aspects of Deformation Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2021-07-18 through 2021-07-23
Banff International Research Station
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

One focus of modern number theory is to study symmetries of numbers that are roots of polynomial equations. Collections of such symmetries are called Galois groups, and they often encode interesting arithmetical information. The theory of Galois representations provides a way to understand these Galois groups and in particular, how they interact with other areas of mathematics. This workshop will investigate how these Galois representations can be put together into families, and search for new arithmetic applications of these families.

Explicit Methods in Number Theory

nt.number-theory
2021-07-18 through 2021-07-24
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: Karim Belabas, Bjorn Poonen, Fernando Villegas

Description

The workshop will bring together people attacking key problems in number theory via techniques involving concrete or computable descriptions. Here, number theory is interpreted broadly, including algebraic and analytic number theory, Galois theory and inverse Galois problems, arithmetic of curves and higher-dimensional varieties, zeta and L-functions and their special values, and modular forms and functions. Considerable attention is paid to computational issues, but the emphasis is on aspects that are of interest to the pure mathematician.

A Pair of Automorphic Workshops 2021

nt.number-theory
2021-07-18 through 2021-07-31
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR; USA

Meeting Type: graduate instructional workshop (week 1) and collaborative research workshop (week 2)

Contact: Ellen Eischen

Description

During the last two weeks of July 2021, the University of Oregon will host a graduate instructional workshop followed by a collaborative research workshop to promote diverse collaborations.

While both of these workshops focus on algebraic and p-adic aspects of automorphic forms, L-functions, and related topics, the two workshops are independent. Applicants are encouraged to apply for one or both of the workshops, and funding decisions will be determined separately for each.

Rational Points 2021

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2021-07-25 through 2021-07-31
Frankenakademie Schloss Schney
Schney/Lichtenfels, Bavaria; Germany

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: Michael Stoll

Description

This workshop aims at bringing together the leading experts in the field, covering a broad spectrum reaching from the more theoretically-oriented over the explicit to the algorithmic aspects. The fundamental problem motivating the workshop asks for a description of the set of rational points X(Q) for a given algebraic variety X defined over Q. When X is a curve, the structure of this set is known, and the most interesting question is how to determine it explicitly for a given curve. When X is higher-dimensional, much less is known about the structure of X(Q), even when X is a surface. So here the open questions are much more basic for our understanding of the situation, and on the algorithmic side, the focus is on trying to decide if a given variety does have any rational point at all.

This is a workshop with about 50 participants. Participation is by invitation. Every participant is expected to contribute actively to the success of the event, by giving talks and/or by taking part in the discussions.

August 2021

Diophantine Methods in Algebraic Dynamics

ag.algebraic-geometry ds.dynamical-systems nt.number-theory
2021-08-01 through 2021-08-06
Banff International Research Station
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Algebraic dynamics is the study of discrete dynamical systems on algebraic varieties. It has its origins in complex dynamics, where one studies self-maps of complex varieties, and now encompasses dynamical systems defined over global fields.

In recent years, researchers have fruitfully investigated the latter by applying number-theoretic techniques, particularly those of Diophantine approximation and geometry, subfields which study the metric and geometric behavior of rational or algebraic points of a variety. The depth of this connection has allowed the mathematical arrow between the two fields to point in both directions; in particular, arithmetic dynamics is providing new approaches to deep classical Diophantine questions involving the arithmetic of abelian varieties. This workshop will focus on communicating and expanding upon the connections between algebraic dynamics and Diophantine geometry. It will bring together leading researchers in both fields, with an aim toward synthesizing recent advances and exploring future directions and applications.

Supersingular Isogeny Graphs in Cryptography

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2021-08-22 through 2021-08-27
Banff International Research Station
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Despite the enormous commercial potential that quantum computing presents, the existence of large-scale quantum computers also has the potential to destroy current security infrastructures. Post-quantum cryptography aims to develop new security protocols that will remain secure even after powerful quantum computers are built. This workshop focuses on isogeny-based cryptography, one of the most promising areas in post-quantum cryptography. In particular, we will examine the security, feasibility and development of new protocols in isogeny-based cryptography, as well as the intricate and beautiful pure mathematics of the related isogeny graphs and elliptic curve endomorphism rings. To address the goals of both training and research, the program will be comprised of keynote speakers and working group sessions.

Automorphic Forms, Geometry and Arithmetic

rt.representation-theory nt.number-theory ag.algebraic-geometry
2021-08-22 through 2021-08-28
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: invitational workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

September 2021

2nd IMA Conference on Mathematics of Robotics

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology gm.general-mathematics gt.geometric-topology
2021-09-08 through 2021-09-10
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Pam Bye

Description

This Conference has been organised in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Topology. Kinematics. Algebraic topology of con?guration spaces of robot mechanisms. Topological aspects of path planning and sensor networks. Differential topology and singularity theory of robot mechanism and moduli spaces. Algebraic Geometry. Varieties generated by linkages and constraints. Geometry of stiffness and inertia matrices. Rigid-body motions. Computational approaches to algebraic geometry. Dynamical Systems and Control. Dynamics of robots and mechanisms. Simulation of multi-body systems, e.g. swarm robots. Geometric control of robots. Optimal control and other optimisation problems. Combinatorial and Stochastic Methods. Rigidity of structures. Path planning algorithms. Modular robots. Statistics. Stochastic control. Localisation. Navigation with uncertainty. Statistical learning theory. Cognitive Robotics. Mathematical aspects of Artificial Intelligence, Developmental Robotics and other Neuroscience based approaches.

Invited speakers: Dr Mini Saag – University of Surrey, UK Prof Frank Sottile - Texas A&M University, USA Prof Stefano Stramigioli - University of Twente, The Netherlands

October 2021

Lattices and Cohomology of Arithmetic Groups: Geometric and Computational Viewpoints

gr.group-theory gt.geometric-topology nt.number-theory
2021-10-03 through 2021-10-08
Banff International Research Station
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

A lattice is a discrete collection of regularly ordered points in space. Lattices are everywhere around us, from the patterned stacked arrangements of fruits and vegetables at the grocery to the regular networks of atoms in crystalline compounds. Today lattices find applications throughout mathematics and the sciences, applications ranging from chemistry to cryptography and Wi-Fi networks.

The focus of this meeting is the connections between lattices and number theory and geometry. Number theory, one of the oldest branches of pure mathematics, is devoted to the study properties of the integers and more sophisticated number systems. Lattices and number theory have many deep connections. For instance using number theory it was recently demonstrated that certain packings of balls in high dimensions are optimally efficient. Lattices also appear naturally when one studies certain spaces that play an important role in number theory; one of the main focuses of this meeting is to investigate computational and theoretical methods to understand such spaces and to expand the frontier of our algorithmic knowledge in working with them.

Cohomology of Arithmetic Groups: Duality, Stability, and Computations

gr.group-theory gt.geometric-topology nt.number-theory
2021-10-10 through 2021-10-15
Banff International Research Station
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The cohomology of arithmetic groups is the study of the properties of ``holes'' in geometric spaces that contain information about number theory. The workshop will bring together mathematicians with expertise in number theory, topology, and geometric group theory to tackle these problems and explore recent developments.