The Syriac Bible (specifically the New Testament) was first
printed in Europe in the Early Modern period. The protagonists were
European humanists who saw in Syriac holy symbolism. Its closeness
to Hebrew gave them the illusion that they can use it...
We will discuss the following theorems concerning colimits taken
in the infinity-category of monoidal DG-categories. (No familiarity
with infinity-categories will be required or assumed.) The affine
Hecke category is the monoidal colimit of its...
This expository talk will try to bridge the first examples of
"almost commuting" unitary matrices that are not almost "commuting
unitaries" due to Voiculescu to a more sophisticated and very
beautiful construction of examples by Gromov and Lawson in...
This talk gives an introduction on how to quickly solve linear
systems where the matrix of the system is the Laplacian matrix of
any undirected graph. No prior familiarity with optimization is
assumed. In the process, we will cover:
We consider a class of interacting particle systems with two
types, A and B which perform independent random walks at different
speeds. Type A particles turn into type B when they meet another
type B particle. This class of systems includes models...
Most of the visible matter in the Universe is a plasma, that is
a dilute gas of ions, electrons, and neutral atoms. In many
circumstances, the dynamics of this plasma can be modeled in the
continuum limit, using the equations of fluid mechanics...
We consider the Glauber dynamics (also called Gibbs sampling)
for sampling from a discrete distribution in high-dimensional space
(e.g., selecting a uniformly random legal coloring or independent
set in a given graph, or selecting a "typical" state...
IAS Director Robbert Dijkgraaf recently remarked that 21st
century scientists are shifting “from studying what is to
what could be.” We urgently need a social science of what
could be, if we are to face challenges from inequality and
We are eager to think together about the rich and often
challenging complexities that have arisen as a result of the
intersection of Medieval Studies and Ethiopian Studies over the
past several years. These fields developed along very