Marston Morse Lecture

Traditionally the Morse lectures have consisted of two or three one-hour talks to be given within a week, usually during the School’s second term. It is expected that they will present a broadly conceived exposition of a topic of current interest, usually in an area related to Marston Morse’s work.

Date:
Apr
19
2021

Marston Morse Lectures

Statistical physics of random CSPs
Nike Sun
3:00pm|Remote Access via Zoom videoconferencing (link below)

I will describe recent progress in determination of asymptotic behavior in random constraint satisfaction problems, including the independent set problem on random graphs, random regular NAE-SAT, and random SAT. The results include sharp phase...

Apr
21
2021

Marston Morse Lectures

Probabilistic analysis of random CSPs
Nike Sun
3:00pm|Remote Access via Zoom videoconferencing (link below)

(This lecture is related to the preceding lecture, but I will try to make it self-contained as much as possible.) In this lecture I will elaborate on some of the existing mathematical approaches to the study of random CSPs, particularly involving...

Apr
23
2021

Marston Morse Lectures

On the Ising perceptron model
Nike Sun
3:00pm|Remote Access via Zoom videoconferencing (link below)

(This lecture will be self-contained.) In high dimensions, what does it look like when we take the intersection of a set of random half-spaces with either the sphere or the Hamming cube? This is one phrasing of the so-called perceptron problem...