The IAS will host a week-long Emerging Topics Working Group each fall and spring term.
These are designed to bring a small number (about 10) of mathematicians together to work on a topic which seems ripe for significant progress, to help facilitate that progress. They are not supposed to look back at a great result, but to look forward at what might happen next. To accommodate the needs of different groups, the format of the meetings will be flexible with time set aside for informal talks and active collaborations. It may be that bringing together mathematicians with somewhat different expertise could help catalyze progress. Participation may be restricted to invitation only. Each working group should include two colloquium style lectures aimed at the whole IAS mathematics community. These lectures will be recorded and made available on the IAS website.
Previous Emerging Topics Working Groups
"Applications to modularity of recent progress on the cohomology of Shimura varieties" organized by Ana Caraiani and Richard Taylor
"Recent progress on the Yau and Nadirashvili conjecture concerning the volumes of the zero sets of Laplacian Eigenfunctions" organized by Eugenia Malinnikova and Misha Sodin
"Quantum chaos and fractal uncertainty principle" organized by Jean Bourgain and Semyon Dyatlov
"Emerging Interactions of Geometric and Variational Methods" organized by Vadim Kaloshin and Marian Gidea
"Scalar Curvature and Convergence" organized by Christina Sormani and Mikhail Gromov
"Coherence and Quasi-Convex Subgroups" organized by Genevieve Walsh, Alan Reid and Daniel Groves
"Hypersurfaces in Contact Geometry" organized by Emmy Murphy