Emerging Topics Working Groups



The IAS hosted a week-long Emerging Topics Working Group each fall and spring term from 2016-2019.

These were 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 were flexible with time set aside for informal talks and active collaborations.  Participation was restricted to invitation only.  Each working group included two colloquium style lectures aimed at the whole IAS mathematics community. The lectures were recorded and can be found under the Video Lectures tab on the IAS website.


Previous Emerging Topics Working Groups


October 31- November 4, 2016

"Applications to modularity of recent progress on the cohomology of Shimura varieties" organized by Ana Caraiani and Richard Taylor


February 13-18, 2017

"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


October 9-13, 2017

"Quantum chaos and fractal uncertainty principle" organized by Jean Bourgain and Semyon Dyatlov


April 9-13, 2018

"Emerging Interactions of Geometric and Variational Methods" organized by Vadim Kaloshin and Marian Gidea


October 15-19, 2018

"Scalar Curvature and Convergence" organized by Christina Sormani and Mikhail Gromov


March 24-30, 2019

"Coherence and Quasi-Convex Subgroups" organized by Genevieve Walsh, Alan Reid and Daniel Groves


March 23-27, 2020 - Cancelled

"Hypersurfaces in Contact Geometry" organized by Emmy Murphy