Workshop on Chow groups, motives and derived categories

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:00 to Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:00

This workshop is part of the topical program "The Topology of Algebraic Varieties" which will take place during the 2014-2015 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study. One theme of the workshop is the Chow group of algebraic cycles on an algebraic variety, and the related concept of motives. A recent advance is the application of Chow groups to birational geometry, for example showing that very general quartic 3-folds are not stably rational. The workshop also covers derived categories of algebraic varieties, which also have exciting interactions with birational geometry.


Lens of Computation on the Sciences

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:00 to 18:00

What do quantum interference, flocking of birds, Facebook communities, and stock prices have in common?

Many natural and social phenomena may be viewed as inherently computational; they evolve patterns of information that can be described algorithmically and studied through computational models and techniques. A series of talks by experts will highlight new insights and future challenges in this interaction of computational theory with physics, social sciences, economics, and biology.


2013 Program for Women and Mathematics Applicants

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Workshop on Random Matrices and Random Systems

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:00 to Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:00

March 31, 2014 - April 4, 2014


This workshop is part of the topical program "Non-equilibrium Dynamics and Random Matrices" which will take place during the 2013-2014 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study.

 The workshop aims to provide information regarding the random matrix theory  and applications to combinatorics, statistics and mathematical physics.



The workshop is organized by Gerard Ben Arous (Courant Inst.), Kurt Johansson (KTH) and Horng-Tzer Yau (Harvard/IAS).