2016 Schedule
Curves, Loops and Words in Geometry 2016
Daily Schedule
May 920, 2016
Monday, May 9
1:00 p.m.  5:00 p.m. 
Registration (Nassau Inn 10 Palmer Square Princeton, NJ 08542)

5:30 p.m.  
Welcome dinner (Nassau Inn ) 
Tuesday, May 10
7:00 am – 8:30 am 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn) 
8:30 a.m. 
First Transit Bus from Nassau Inn to IAS 
8:45 a.m. 
Tour of the Institute (Fuld Hall Common Room) 
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Moira Chas, Stony Brook Univ, “Computer driven questions and theorems in geometry”

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Moon Duchin, Tufts Univ, “Counting and growth”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Dining Hall) 
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Sarah Mousley, Univ Illinois, “NielsenThurston classification of mapping classes of closed surfaces”

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room) 
4:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. 
Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) Introductions/Crochet

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Opening Dinner (Dining Hall)  IAS 
7:00 p.m.  
First Transit Bus from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn 
Wednesday, May 11
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn) 
8:45 a.m.  
First Transit Bus from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall 
9:00 a.m. 
Group Photo – Fuld Hall Common Room 
9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Moira Chas, Stony Brook Univ, “Computer driven questions and theorems in geometry”

10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break 
10:15 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break 
11: 30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Moon Duchin, Tufts Univ, “Counting and growth”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Dining Hall) 
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Priyam Patel, Purdue, “Building metrics for closed curves and applications to lifting curves simply”

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Women in Science Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Piper Harron, “The Equidistribution of Lattice shapes of Rings of Integers in Cubic, Quartic, and Quintic Number Fields”

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 
Special Lecture (Wolfensohn Hall) Sandi Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson and Kathy Wengel, Worldwide Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain “Math in the Real World: More Than Just a Numbers Game”

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Informal dinner (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) – IAS buffet

7:30 p.m.  
First Transit Bus from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn 
Thursday, May 12
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn) 
8:45 a.m.  
First Transit Bus from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Moira Chas, Stony Brook Univ, “Computer driven questions and theorems in geometry”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break 
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Moon Duchin, Tufts Univ, “Counting and growth”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Dining Hall) 
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room )

2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Federica Fanoni, Univ of Warwick, “Mapping class group orbits of nonsimple curves”

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Amie Wilkinson, Univ Chicago, "Geometry, Lyapunov exponents and rigidity"

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Informal dinner (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) – Emily’s Piper Harron Chat: How to Become a Liberated Mathematician in 13 Painful Years”

7:00 p.m.  
First Transit Bus from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn 
Friday, May 13
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn) 
8:45 a.m.  
First Transit Bus from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Moira Chas, Stony Brook Univ, “Computer driven questions and theorems in geometry”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break 
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Moon Duchin, Tufts Univ, “Counting and growth”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Dining Hall) 
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room )

2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Yan Mary He, Univ Chicago, “Basmajantype identities and Hausdorff dimension of limit sets”

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Special Lecture (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Dennis Sullivan, SUNY, "Some elementary remarks about close complex manifolds"

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 
IAS AMIAS Lecture (Wolfensohn Hall) Deva Woodly, "An antidote tot he politics of despair: enabling conceptions of justice and the democratic necessity of insurgency"

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Informal dinner (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) – Nomad’s Pizza Chat with Moon Duchin: Overlapping identities

7:30 p.m.  
First Transit Bus from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn 
Sunday, May 15 8:30 am Princeton 5k community run, http://www.princeton5k.com/, followed by WAM outreach event (not Princeton Univ)
Monday, May 16
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

10:00 a.m. – 
Depart for Princeton University
(talks, lunch, concert, and dinner) Meet in lobby of Nassau Inn. Walk over to Princeton Univ, Fine Hall. 
Tuesday, May 17
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn) 
8:45 a.m.  
First Transit Bus from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Nancy Hingston, TCNJ, “Closed geodesics on surfaces”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break 
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Nathalie Wahl, Univ Copenhagen, Structures on the free loop space”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Dining Hall) 
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room )

2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Chandrika Sadanand, SUNY, “Visualizing Heegaard decompositions of 3manifolds”

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:15 p.m.  4:45 p.m.  Emmy Noether Exhibit with artist Stephanie Magdziak (Wolfensohn Hall) 
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) Panel led by Lisa Carbone and Jo Nelson “Careers in mathematics, from academia to industry”

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Informal dinner (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) – Emily’s

7:00 p.m.  
First Transit Bus from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn 
7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 
Play reading ( Fuld Hall Common Room) Moira Chas, Stony Brook Univ, “The mathematical visions of Alicia Boole”

8:00 p.m.  
First Transit Bus from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn 
Wednesday, May 18
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn) 
8:45 a.m.  
First Transit Bus from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Nancy Hingston, TCNJ, “Closed geodesics on surfaces”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break 
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Nathalie Wahl, Univ Copenhagen, Structures on the free loop space”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Dining Hall) 
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room )

2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Kasia Jankiewicz, McGill Univ, “Cocompact cubulations of Artin groups”

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Regina Rotman, Univ Toronto, “Loops and periodic geodesics on a Riemannian 2sphere”

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Informal dinner (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) – Emily’s Chat with Lisa Traynor, IAS Member

7:00 p.m.  
First Transit Bus from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn 
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn) 
8:45 a.m.  
First Transit Bus from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Nancy Hingston, TCNJ, “Closed geodesics on surfaces”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Tshirt Sale (Harry’s Bar, Dining Hall) Cash only!

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Nathalie Wahl, Univ Copenhagen, Structures on the free loop space”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Dining Hall) 
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room )

2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Yen Duong, Univ Illinois, “Working with the square model of random groups”

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) Panel led by Lisa Traynor and Katrin Wehrheim “Becoming an academic mathematician: Transitioning from undergrad to grad student (L Traynor) and Becoming an academic mathematician: Introduction to grant writing (K Wehrheim)”

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Closing Dinner (Dining Hall)

7:30 p.m.  
First Transit Bus from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn 
Friday, May 20
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn) 
8:45 a.m.  
First Transit Bus from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Nancy Hingston, TCNJ, “Closed geodesics on surfaces”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break 
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Nathalie Wahl, Univ Copenhagen, Structures on the free loop space”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Dining Hall) 
1:30 p.m. 
First Transit Bus from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn

2:00 p.m. 
End of program  Depart IAS
