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# Upcoming Meetings

## February 2021

### Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry

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

### Curves over Finite Fields

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

### Description

In the fall semester of 1985, Prof. Jean-Pierre Serre taught at Harvard University an extended series of lectures of his course on Rational Points on Curves over Finite Fields , first taught at Collège de France. Fernando Gouvêa's handwritten notes of this course have been spread all around since then. These notes contain the origin and inspiration of most of the works on the topic since 1985: maximal curves, construction of curves from their jacobians, class field towers, asymptotics of the number of points, etc.

At last, these notes have been edited, revised and are going to be published by the Société Mathématique Française in the Documents Mathématiques series. The present workshop will celebrate the publication of these notes. Experts on the topic will explain the main progress since 1985 and will discuss open questions and new techniques on curves over finite fields. Plenary speakers will be asked to write down their talks in order to publish proceedings which will be a natural continuation of Serre’s book.

### Arithmetic, Geometry, Cryptography and Coding Theory

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

### Description

Our goal is to organise a conference devoted to interactions between pure mathematics (in particular arithmetic and algebraic geometry) and information theory (especially cryptography and coding theory). This conference will be the eighteenth edition, with the first one held in 1987, in a series that has traditionally brought together some of the top specialists in the domains of arithmetic, geometry, and information theory. The corresponding international community is very active and all of the concerned research domains are developing and expanding rapidly.

The conference is therefore also an important occasion for junior mathematicians (graduate students and postdocs) to interact with established researchers in order to exchange ideas. We aim to create an inclusive atmosphere and to encourage forging new connections between researchers of various different backgrounds.

The conference talks will be devoted to recent advances in arithmetic and algebraic geometry and number theory, with a special emphasis on algorithmic and effective results and applications of these fields to information theory.

The conference will last one week and will be organized as follows :

- There will be one or two plenary talks each day, at the start of each session. They will be given by established researchers, some of whom are new to the established AGC2T community; this will allow for the introduction of emerging topics to the community, which may give rise to applications of arithmetic or algebraic geometry to information theory.
- There will be several shorter specialized talks in each session, often delivered by junior mathematicians.

As with the previous editions of the AGC2T, we aim publish conference proceedings as a special volume of the Contemporary Mathematics collection of the AMS.

Conference Topics

- Algebraic and arithmetic geometry over finite fields and global fields.
- Number theory, especially explicit and algorithmic.
- Algebro-geometric codes constructed from curves and higher-dimensional algebraic varieties over finite fields and global fields.
- Arithmetic and geometric aspects of cryptography (symmetric, public key, and post-quantum) and cryptanalysis.

## June 2021

### Conference on Arithmetic Geometry in honor of Luc Illusie

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

### Description

### Motives, quadratic forms and arithmetic

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Jérôme Burési, Baptiste Calmès, Ivo Dell'Ambrogio, Ahmed Laghribi

### Description

To celebrate Bruno Kahn's 63rd birthday

Motives and quadratic forms interact in fruitful ways: motives have successfully been used to understand and compute invariants of quadratic forms, while conversely, quadratic forms play a surprisingly deep and structural role in the motivic stable homotopy category of schemes. Moreover, over arithmetic bases, motives can be used to extract information of number theoretical nature from quadratic forms or other algebraic or geometric objects.

## July 2021

### Fundamental Groups and their Representations in Arithmetic Geometry

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

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

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.

## August 2021

### Diophantine Methods in Algebraic Dynamics

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.

### Géométrie algébrique, Théorie des nombres et Applications (GTA)

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Gaetan Bisson

### Description

The GTA 2021 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.

### SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG21)

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

### Description

This is the meeting of the SIAM Activity Group on Algebraic Geometry.

The purpose of the SIAM Activity Group on Algebraic Geometry is to bring together researchers who use algebraic geometry in industrial and applied mathematics. "Algebraic geometry" is interpreted broadly to include at least: algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, noncommutative algebra, symbolic and numeric computation, algebraic and geometric combinatorics, representation theory, and algebraic topology. These methods have already seen applications in: biology, coding theory, cryptography, combustion, computational geometry, computer graphics, quantum computing, control theory, geometric design, complexity theory, machine learning, nonlinear partial differential equations, optimization, robotics, and statistics. We welcome participation from both theoretical mathematical areas and application areas not on this list which fall under this broadly interpreted notion of algebraic geometry and its applications.

### Supersingular Isogeny Graphs in Cryptography

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

Meeting Type: invitational workshop

Contact: see conference website

### Description

## September 2021

### Arithmetic Geometry - Takeshi 60

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Ahmed Abbes, Kenichi Bannai, Naoki Imai, Tadashi Ochiai, Atsushi Shiho

### Description

A conference on the occasion of Takeshi Saito's 60th birthday

### 2nd IMA Conference on Mathematics of Robotics

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

### Around p-adic cohomologies

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

### Description

## January 2022

### Higher Algebraic Structures In Algebra, Topology And Geometry

Meeting Type: research program

Contact: Gregory Arone, Tilman Bauer, Alexander Berglund, Søren Galatius, Jesper Grodal, Thomas Kragh

### Description

We are happy to announce that the Institut Mittag-Leffler will be hosting a research program entitled

"HIGHER ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURES IN ALGEBRA, TOPOLOGY AND GEOMETRY”

from January 10, 2022 to April 29, 2022.

Junior researchers (advanced PhD students or young postdocs) can apply for a fellowship to attend the program, covering all expenses (deadline: December 31, 2020). For all others, the program is by invitation only.

Institut Mittag-Leffler in Danderyd, just north of Stockholm, Sweden, is an international centre for research and postdoctoral training in mathematical sciences. The oldest mathematical research institute in the world, it was founded in 1916 by Professor Gösta Mittag-Leffler and his wife Signe, who donated their magnificent villa, with its first-class library, for the purpose of creating the institute that bears their name.

Program web page: http://www.mittag-leffler.se/langa-program/higher-algebraic-structures-algebra-topology-and-geometry

Junior research fellowships: http://www.mittag-leffler.se/research-programs/junior-fellowship-program

The organizers

Gregory Arone (gregory.arone@math.su.se)

Tilman Bauer (tilmanb@kht.se)

Alexander Berglund (alexb@math.su.se)

Søren Galatius (galatius@math.ku.dk)

Jesper Grodal (jg@math.ku.dk)

Thomas Kragh (thomas.kragh@math.uu.se)

## March 2022

### Rational Points 2022

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.

## June 2022

### 7th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Pam Bye

### Description

The success of modern codes for large-scale optimization is heavily dependent on the use of effective tools of numerical linear algebra. On the other hand, many problems in numerical linear algebra lead to linear, nonlinear or semidefinite optimization problems. The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from both communities and to find and communicate points and topics of common interest. This Conference has been organised in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Conference topics include any subject that could be of interest to both communities, such as: • Direct and iterative methods for large sparse linear systems. • Eigenvalue computation and optimization. • Large-scale nonlinear and semidefinite programming. • Effect of round-off errors, stopping criteria, embedded iterative procedures. • Optimization issues for matrix polynomials • Fast matrix computations. • Compressed/sparse sensing • PDE-constrained optimization • Distributed computing and optimization • Applications and real time optimization Invited Speakers Invited Speakers to be confirmed shortly. Registration 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. Call for Papers and Mini-Symposiums Mini-symposium proposals and contributed talks are invited on all aspects of numerical linear algebra and optimization. Mini-symposium proposals should be submitted to conferences@ima.org.uk by 31 January 2022. A mini-symposium consists of up to four speakers. For emerging topics the mini-symposium can be extended to at most two sessions on a single topic (maximum eight speakers). Organisers will be advised of acceptance by 14 February 2022. Contributed talks and mini-symposia talks will be accepted on the basis of a one page extended abstract which should be submitted by 28 February 2020 online at http://online.ima.org.uk/ or by e-mail to conferences@ima.org.uk. Authors will be advised of acceptance by 31 March 2022. A book of abstracts will be made available to delegates at the conference. Key deadlines Mini-symposia proposals: 31 January 2022 Notification of acceptance of mini-symposia: 14 February 2022 Abstract submission: 28 February 2022 Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 March 2022 Authors will be advised of acceptance by 31 March 2022. A book of abstracts will be made available to delegates at the conference.

Early Bird Conference Fees IMA/SIAM Member - £395.00 Non IMA/SIAM Member - £450.00 IMA/SIAM Student - £215.00 Non IMA/SIAM Student - £225.00 Conference Fees will increase by £20 on 22 May 2022 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 The IMA have booked accommodation at Edgbaston Park Hotel on hold for delegates on a first-come, first-serve basis. The room is £90 Single occupancy, B&B which will be available to book until 16/05/2022. If you are interested in booking at this rate, please contact the Conferences Department for the booking code.

Organising Committee Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair) Daniel Loghin, University of Birmingham (co-chair) Coralia Cartis, University of Oxford Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Philip Knight, University of Strathclyde Jennifer Scott, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Valeria Simoncini, University of Bologna Contact information For general conference queries please contact the Conferences Department, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK. E-mail: conferences@ima.org.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020