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Special Year on Variational Methods in Geometry

September 01, 2018 | 12:00am - April 30, 2019 | 12:00am

During the 2018-19 academic year, the School had a special program on Variational Methods in Geometry. Fernando Codá Marques of Princeton University was the Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Confirmed senior participants for Term I: Ailana...

Homological Mirror Symmetry

September 01, 2016 | 12:00am - April 30, 2017 | 12:00am
Image by Ailsa Keating, used with permission The subject of the program in context

HMS started with Kontsevich's 1994 ICM address. By now, it is a mature area of mathematics in its own right, but still one that can be approached from many...

Geometric Structures on 3-manifolds

September 01, 2015 | 12:00am - April 30, 2016 | 12:00am

During the 2015-16 academic year, the School of Mathematics conducted a special program on Geometric Structures on 3-Manifolds. The program was led by Distinguished Visiting Professor Ian Agol of the University of California at Berkeley. The...

The Topology of Algebraic Varieties

September 01, 2014 | 12:00am - August 01, 2015 | 12:00am

The Topology of Algebraic Varieties, 2014-15

Claire Voisin, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, will be the School's Distinguished Visiting Professor during the 2014-15 academic year. Professor Voisin will led a special program on "The Topology...

Non-equilibrium Dynamics and Random Matrices

September 01, 2013 | 12:00am - August 01, 2014 | 12:00am

Non-equilibrium Dynamics and Random Matrices, 2013-14

Over the past few decades there has been considerable progress in the mathematical analysis of equilbrium statistical mechanics. However, non-equilibrium dynamics is still at early...

Symplectic Dynamics

September 19, 2011 | 12:00am - August 15, 2012 | 12:00am

The mathematical theory of dynamical systems provides tools to understand the complex behavior of many important physical systems. Of particular interest are Hamiltonian systems. Since Poincaré's fundamental contributions many mathematical tools...

Galois Representations and Automorphic Forms

September 20, 2010 | 12:00am - April 08, 2011 | 12:00am

During the 2010-2011 academic year, Richard Taylor of Harvard University will be the School's Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will lead a program on Galois Representations and Automorphic Forms.

The program will embrace all aspects of...

$A^1$-Homotopy Theory and Its Recent Developments

January 11, 2010 | 12:00am - April 09, 2010 | 12:00am
There will be a small program during the second term (spring) of the 2009-2010 year on $A^1$-Homotopy Theory and its recent developments. Two directions will be emphasized during this program: the proof of Bloch-Kato conjecture on Galois cohomology...

Analytic Number Theory

September 01, 2009 | 12:00am - June 30, 2010 | 12:00am

During the academic year of 2009-2010, Enrico Bombieri of the School and Peter Sarnak of Princeton University/Institute for Advanced Study will lead a program on analytic number theory.

The program will have an emphasis on analytic aspects, and...

Geometric Partial Differential Equations

September 01, 2008 | 12:00am - June 30, 2009 | 12:00am

Organizer: Alice Chang (Princeton University)

The special program for the academic year 2008-09 will be on geometric PDE. The emphasis will be on non-linear partial differential equations with applications to problems in differential, conformal...

Arithmetic Combinatorics

September 01, 2007 | 12:00am - January 01, 2008 | 12:00am

Mini Conference December 10-12th

During term I of the year, School faculty member Jean Bourgain and Van Vu of Rutgers University will lead a program on arithmetic combinatorics. The following is preliminary information about the program.

Additive...

Algebraic Geometry

September 01, 2006 | 12:00am - June 01, 2007 | 12:00am

During the academic year 2006-07, the School of Mathematics will have a special program on algebraic geometry. We don't want to focus on any single aspect, but rather aim to have many flavors of algebraic geometry and its applications represented...

Lie Groups, Representations and Discrete Mathematics

September 01, 2005 | 12:00am - May 01, 2006 | 12:00am

In recent years new and important connections have emerged between discrete subgroups of Lie groups, automorphic forms and arithmetic on the one hand, and questions in discrete mathematics, combinatorics, and graph theory on the other. One of the...

Bloch-Kato Conjecture

September 02, 2004 | 12:00am - May 01, 2005 | 12:00am

During the academic year 2004-2005 the School of Mathematics will host a program on the Bloch-Kato conjecture relating Milnor's

K-theory and the etale cohomology. The activities of the program will include two or more weekly...

Analysis and non-linear PDE's

September 01, 2003 | 12:00am - June 30, 2004 | 12:00am

The main emphasis is recent developments in non-linear PDE's and the related analysis. This includes themes such as dispersive Hamiltonian equations with critical nonlinearity, the structure of singularity formations for NLS and generalized KDV...

Stochastic PDE and Models of Turbulence

September 01, 2002 | 12:00am - June 30, 2003 | 12:00am

During the 2002-2003 academic year IAS will conduct a program in statistical models of turbulence. Weinan E and Gregory Falkovich will be in residence for the year, and in related areas, John Ball will also be at the Institute.

Although the problem...

Symplectic Geometry and Holomorphic Curves

September 01, 2001 | 12:00am - June 30, 2002 | 12:00am

The goal of the program is to explore different aspects of the theory of holomorphic curves and their interaction. A special accent will be made on applications to Symplectic geometry in low-dimensional topology.

Weekly Activities
  • Weekly...

Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory

September 01, 2000 | 12:00am - June 30, 2001 | 12:00am

James Arthur from the University of Toronto will be in residence at the Institute for the academic year 2000-01 and will be giving an advanced course on the trace formula and applications. In addition, Robert Kottwitz, Diana Shelstad, M. -F...

Computational Complexity

September 01, 2000 | 12:00am - June 01, 2001 | 12:00am

During the academic year 2000-2001, the School of Mathematics will host a special program on computational complexity theory at the Institute for Advanced Study. Several senior researchers will be in residence at the Institute for the year, and we...

$A^1$ Homotopy Theory and Its Applications

September 01, 1999 | 12:00am - June 30, 2000 | 12:00am

$A^1$-homotopy theory is the homotopy theory for algebraic varieties and more generally for schemes which is based on the analogy between the affine line and the unit interval. During this year we will concentrate on two topics. One is the extension...

Analytic Theory of Automorphic Forms and L-Functions

September 01, 1999 | 12:00am - June 30, 2000 | 12:00am

During this academic year, Henryk Iwaniec and Peter Sarnak will be in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study and there will be a program with the purpose to bring together specialists in analytic number theory and specialists in the analytic...

Combinatorics and Complexity Theory

September 01, 1999 | 12:00am - June 30, 2000 | 12:00am

The seminar on Combinatorics and Theoretical Computer Science at the Institute for Advanced Study will take place every
Monday at 11 a.m. in room 101, the seminar room in Simonyi Hall.

  • Monday, 27 September 1999
    Michael Saks, Rutgers...

Combinatorics and Complexity Theory

September 01, 1998 | 12:00am - September 01, 1999 | 12:00am

The following is a list of seminars that were given in Term I and Term II:

  • Monday, 28 September 1998
    Dana Ron, MIT
    A sublinear bipartite tester for bounded-degree graphs
    Abstract:
  • Monday, 5 October 1998
    Luca Trevisan, Columbia...

Geometric Representation Theory

September 01, 1998 | 12:00am - September 01, 1999 | 12:00am

During the 1998-99 academic year, George Lusztig will be the School's Distinguished Visiting Professor and will lead a program in geometric methods in representation theory. We also expect that Hiraku Nakajima will be in residence for at least part...

Geometric Partial Differential Equations

September 01, 1997 | 12:00am - June 30, 1998 | 12:00am

During the academic year 1997-98, there will be a full year program in Geometric PDE at the Institute. Karen Uhlebeck will be in residence as Distinguished Visiting Professor for the year, and she will serve as primary organizer of the program.

The...

Combinatorics and Complexity Theory

September 01, 1997 | 12:00am - December 31, 1997 | 12:00am

The activity in Combinatorics and Theoretical Computer Science at the Institute for Advanced Study will resume on Monday, September 29.

It will take place on Mondays, and will include:
The Combinatorics and Complexity Theory Seminar - Mondays 11 am...

Statistical Mechanics and Stochastic Geometry

September 01, 1997 | 12:00am - June 30, 1998 | 12:00am
MATHEMATICS AND FINANCE
a conference on mathematical problems in finance

During the academic year 1997/98, primarily during the first semester when Michael Aizenman, Daniel Fisher and Thomas Spencer will be in residence, there will be a small...

Quantum Field Theory

September 01, 1996 | 12:00am - June 30, 1999 | 12:00am

A program in Quantum Field Theory for mathematicians was held at the Institute for Advanced study during the academic year 1996-97. The participants and lecturers produced lecture notes and problem sets (and some solutions to problems) throughout...