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Upcoming Colloquia & Seminars

  1. COMD Stony Brook + MSRI Seminar Series: Snowballs, Quasispheres, and Rational Maps

    Location: MSRI: Online/Virtual, Simons Auditorium
    Speakers: Daniel Meyer (University of Liverpool)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    A snowball is a self-similar surface that is obtained in a fashion analogous to the snowflake curve. The purpose of this talk is to show that these spaces may serve as deterministic toy models for the Brownian map. This is a random metric space that appears as the scaling limit of triangulations of the $2$-sphere. The self-similarity of a snowball may be represented by a rational map. Snowballs are quasispheres, i.e., quasisymmetrically equivalent to the standard $2$-sphere. This is closely related to the visual metric associated to the rational map being quasisymmetrically equivalent to the spherical metric on the Riemann sphere.

    Updated on May 13, 2022 09:58 AM PDT
  2. COMD Learning Seminar Series: Polynomial Dynamics in Per_n(0)

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual
    Speakers: Caroline Davis (Indiana University)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    Just as Per_1 houses the illustrious Mandelbrot set, so too does Per_n a combinatorial fractal object. In yet another talk about everybody's favorite variety, we’ll see how polynomials with super-attracting n-cycles naturally give rise to rational dynamics, by ways such as matings and captures. With these concepts we will discuss in detail the combinatorics for n<=5 and indicate a strategy to prove Per_n is connected. 

    Updated on May 12, 2022 08:51 AM PDT
  3. COMD Hubbard Semigroup Series

    Location: MSRI: Online/Virtual

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    Join us for math discussions with Professor Hubbard. All are welcome! Younger researchers in particular are encouraged to attend. If you have questions about the semigroup, please email Sarah at kochsc@umich.edu

    Updated on Feb 17, 2022 11:05 AM PST
  4. COMD Junior Seminar Series: On Karpinska’s Paradox

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual
    Speakers: Leticia Pardo Simon (University of Manchester)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    The Julia set of many exponential maps consists of an uncountable collection of pairwise disjoint curves that tend to infinity. In 1999, Karpińska proved the following surprising result: the set of endpoints of these curves has Hausdorff dimension 2, while the set of curves without endpoints has Hausdorff dimension 1. In this talk, we will comment on the main ideas of the proof, implications and generalizations.

    This seminar is for postdocs and PhD students, and we kindly ask faculty not to attend.

    Updated on May 19, 2022 08:24 AM PDT
  5. COMD Junior Seminar Series: "Sharkovskii's ordering: From Real to Complex Polynomials"

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual
    Speakers: Reila Zheng (University of Toronto)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    In this talk I will describe Sharkovskii's classical result for periodic points of a continuous self-map of an interval. I will then introduce some basic concepts in complex dynamics. I will describe the Mandelbrot set as well as a combinatorial structure of the hyperbolic components. Finally I will describe how Sharkovskii's ordering, as well as generalized versions of it, are found on the Mandelbrot set.

    This seminar is for postdocs and PhD students, and we kindly ask faculty not to attend.

    Updated on May 19, 2022 08:34 AM PDT
  6. COMD Research Seminar Series

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    Updated on Mar 03, 2022 02:18 PM PST
  7. AGRS The Ubiquitous Diff(S^1) Reading Group

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

     

    Updated on Feb 23, 2022 01:37 PM PST
  8. AGRS Research Seminar Series: A Gentle Introduction to Kang-Makarov Conformal Field Theory

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual
    Speakers: Thomas Alberts (University of Utah)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    The conformal field theory of Kang and Makarov is a mathematician's take on how the physicists think about CFT and the Coulomb gas. I will try to explain the many aspects of the Kang-Makarov approach, focusing on the geometrical characterizations, the underlying potential theory, and the connection with martingale observables for SLE type processes.

    Updated on May 17, 2022 02:47 PM PDT
  9. AGRS Learning Seminar Series

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    Updated on Feb 07, 2022 11:29 AM PST
  10. COMD Learning Seminar Series: Wrap Up

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual
    Speakers: Sarah Koch (University of Michigan)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    Join us for an informal group discussion of some of the exciting math that happened over the past semester at MSRI. We will talk about progress that was made, open problems, possible future directions, etc. 

    Updated on May 18, 2022 02:55 PM PDT
  1. 2022 African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop

    The African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT) is a yearlong program that provides opportunities for U.S. mathematicians – especially those from the African Diaspora – to form collaborations with distinguished African-American research leaders on topics at the forefront of mathematical and statistical research.

    Beginning with an intensive two-week summer session at MSRI, participants work in small groups under the guidance of some of the nation’s foremost mathematicians and statisticians to expand their research portfolios into new areas. Throughout the following academic year, the program provides conference and travel support to increase opportunities for collaboration, maximize researcher visibility, and engender a sense of community among participants. The 2022 program takes place June 20 - July 1, 2022 in Berkeley, California.

    Updated on Oct 13, 2021 03:27 PM PDT
  2. 2023 African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop

    The African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT) will take place at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA from June 19 to June 30, 2023.

    ADJOINT is a two-week summer activity designed for researchers with a Ph.D. degree in the mathematical sciences who are interested in conducting research in a collegial environment.  

    The main objective of ADJOINT is to provide opportunities for in-person research collaboration to U.S. mathematicians, especially those from the African Diaspora, who will work in small groups with research leaders on various research projects. 

    Through this effort, MSRI aims to establish and promote research communities that will foster and strengthen research productivity and career development among its participants. The ADJOINT workshops are designed to catalyze research collaborations, provide support for conferences to increase the visibility of the researchers, and to develop a sense of community among the mathematicians who attend. 

    The end goal of this program is to enhance the mathematical sciences and its community by positively affecting the research and careers of African-American mathematicians and supporting their efforts to achieve full access and engagement in the broader research community. 

    Each summer, three to five research leaders will each propose a research topic to be studied during a two-week workshop.

    During the workshop, each participant will: 

    • conduct research at MSRI within a group of four to five mathematicians under the direction of one of the research leaders 
    • participate in professional enhancement activities provided by the onsite ADJOINT Director 
    • receive funding for two weeks of lodging, meals and incidentals, and one round-trip travel to Berkeley, CA 

    After the two-week workshop, each participant will:

    • have the opportunity to further their research project with the team members including the research leader 
    • have access to funding to attend conference(s) or to meet with other team members to pursue the research project, or to present results 
    • become part of a network of research and career mentors

    Updated on Jan 13, 2022 11:30 AM PST