Semester Program Schedule
MondayFebruary 2, 2015
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break - Semester Opening Participant Meet and Greet11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayFebruary 3, 2015
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecutre Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:30Stochastic quantum integrable systems, part IIIvan Corwin, Columbia University, Clay Mathematics Institute, Institute Henri Poincare, Packard Foundation11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:30 - 7:00Semester Program Opening Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

WednesdayFebruary 4, 2015
2:00 - 3:30Graduate Student and Postdoc Introductions11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break with Open problem sessionOrganized by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayFebruary 5, 2015
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

FridayFebruary 6, 2015
9:30 - 10:30Simulation discussion sessionOrganized by Rastko Sknepnek, University of Dundee 11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

ICERM is a national math institute supported by the National Science Foundation. The Institute annually sponsors 12-15 large-scale thematic semester programs and their affiliated workshops, as well as topical workshops, conferences, summer programs, and special events. These events bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the latest research and to form new research partnerships.


Director Search Announcement

The Board of Trustees of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) and Brown University seek a new director of ICERM for an appointment to begin between August 2015 and July 2016. The Director will serve as the scientific and administrative leader of the institute and will be a distinguished member of the Brown faculty.

The successful candidate will possess outstanding scholarly credentials, including a Ph.D., as well as demonstrated academic leadership experience. The Director will hold a tenured position at Brown University in the Department of Mathematics or the Division of Applied Mathematics, or jointly in at least one of these departments. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests align with the mission of ICERM. Although the Director will have no formal teaching obligations, the Director’s faculty appointment will carry some expectation of service both to the department(s) in which the Director is appointed and to the university. The term of the appointment as Director of ICERM ends August 2020, and may be renewed.

The search committee consists of members of the ICERM Board of Trustees and faculty in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to director@icerm.brown.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jeffrey Brock, Chair of Mathematics, or Bjorn Sandstede, Chair of Applied Mathematics.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

ICERM's 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Opportunities

ICERM's postdoctoral program brings early career mathematicians to the institute in order to support and expand their research and to create lasting career collaborations and connections.

ICERM's two Postdoctoral Institute Fellowships are 9-month salaried appointments (with the possibility of summer support), both commencing in September 2015. One will participate in the fall 2015 "Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program" semester program and remain as a researcher-in-residence during the spring 2016 semester. The other will begin as a researcher-in-residence during the fall 2015 semester and will participate in the spring 2016 "Dimension and Dynamics" semester program. ICERM will match these two Postdoctoral Institute Fellows with faculty mentors for the entire academic year.

ICERM Postdoctoral Institute Fellows receive a nine-month salary of $50,000 plus benefits; additional summer support may be available in 2016.


ICERM’s eight Postdoctoral Fellowships are semester-long positions that come with stipends. Four begin in September 2015 during the “Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program” semester program. The other four start in February 2016 during the “Dimension and Dynamics” semester program. ICERM will match each Postdoctoral Fellow with a faculty mentor for the duration of the semester program.

ICERM Postdoctoral Fellows receive a one-semester stipend of $25,000, and a travel allowance of $750.

All applicants must have completed their Ph.D. within three years of the start of the appointment.


Applications must be submitted via Mathjobs.org. Applicants must submit an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, curriculum vitae (including publication list), cover letter, research statement, and three letters of recommendation via Mathjobs.org. The research statement must clearly indicate which semester program applicants wish to participate in and how their research interests relate to the scientific goals of the selected program.

Review of applications will commence on January 5, 2015.


ICERM runs a research program for undergraduates called "Summer@ICERM". Typically 18-20 students participate in this program from all over the country. The summer 2015 program theme is "Computational Dynamics and Topology".

We are seeking four graduate student or postdoc Teaching Assistants with interest/expertise in the program topic to assist the two faculty leaders: Y.M. Baryshnikov and V. Zharnitsky (both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

This is an 8-week position running from June 15 to August 7, 2015. It comes with a stipend of $5,000 for graduate students and $7,000 for postdocs. For those hired from outside of the RI/Boston area, ICERM will assist with securing housing and provide some support for travel.

ICERM requires the following materials be sent to applications@icerm.brown.edu, by Friday, February 27, 2015:

  • • A CV
  • • A letter in interest (indicating how the applicant's current research background relates to the "Computational Dynamics and Topology" topic)
  • • A letter of support from a senior faculty member

The faculty organizers will review all applicants and make their selection by mid-to-late March.

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




Semester Program Visitors

ICERM welcomes applications for semester program visitors who wish to spend between 2 weeks and one semester at ICERM to participate in one of our semester-long programs. The research interest of semester program visitors should relate to the semester program. Applications may be submitted at any time until the end of the semester program and will be considered as long as funds remain available. To apply, please submit the online application form for semester program visitors.
Workshop Participants

ICERM workshops, both semester and topical, provide other opportunities for participation in our activities. Funding for workshop participation is limited. To apply, please submit the online application form for workshop participants. Decisions about online applications are typically made 1-3 months before the workshop.

Each year ICERM runs Summer@ICERM, an undergraduate research program that spans eight weeks. Our program involves approximately 14-16 undergraduate students who work in groups of two or three, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Travel within the U.S. and lodging expenses are paid for, and every participant receives a $3,000 stipend (Brown students receive an UTRA grant in lieu of the S@I stipend). Proposals for undergraduate research programs are chosen competitively, and undergraduates need to apply to participate. Applications for the 2015 Summer@ICERM program are opn. Click here for details.

Each semester program has funds available to provide partial support for 8-10 graduate students to stay at the institute for a full semester. Graduate students are matched with senior mentors, as well as with postdoctoral fellows who will serve as peer mentors. Activities targeted at graduate students include a graduate-student/postdoctoral research seminar, hands-on tutorials, lecture series by senior program participants, and other professional development activities. To apply, please submit the online application form for graduate students.


ICERM's postdoctoral program brings early career mathematicians to the institute in order to support and expand their research and to create lasting career collaborations and connections. Two sorts of postdoctoral fellows are supported:


  • Postdoctoral Institute Fellows: The institute funds two academic-year postdoctoral positions which are salaried positions with benefits. Each Institute Institute Postdoc is a research participant in one of the semester programs planned for that academic year.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: The institute supports four postdoctoral fellows per semester. These postdoctoral researchers are associated with a specific program and typically are in residence for that semester, supported by a monthly stipend.

Each postdoctoral researcher is paired with a senior long-term participant to ensure mentoring and professional guidance. The institute provides a range of professional development activities for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. A weekly graduate student/postdoctoral seminar facilitates peer connections between graduate student researchers and postdoctoral researchers. Further information can be found here.

More details and a link to applications for ICERM's 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships can be found on MathJobs.org.

For full consideration, applicants must submit an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, curriculum vitae (including publication list), cover letter, research statement, and three letters of recommendation via Mathjobs.org. Review of applications will commence on January 5, 2015.

ICERM encourages proposals for programs that support its mission to foster and broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation. We welcome your ideas for semester programs, topical workshops, early career researcher IdeaLabs, and our Summer@ICERM undergraduate research programs. How to propose an Program or Workshop.