## Programs & Events

##### Queer in Computational and Applied Mathematics (QCAM)

Jun 24 - 28, 2024

The Queer in Computational and Applied Mathematics (QCAM) workshop will be the first workshop to celebrate research advances and foster stronger research networks of LGBTQIA+ mathematicians specializing in computational and applied mathematics. Goals of QCAM are to support LGBTQIA+ academics through mentoring and research opportunities, as well as providing a safe space for researchers across the subfields of computational and applied mathematics to connect, collaborate, and build support networks within the field. In addition, QCAM intends to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in mathematics pertaining to LGBTQIA+ people, especially those with intersectional identities. This conference will be open to all and will ideally engage the wider mathematical audience of LGBTQIA+ allies to develop a community of support.

The scientific program will have invited speakers and contributed sessions that span the field of computational mathematics, with planned focus on research... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Rowan Barker-Clarke
- Rustum Choksi
- Alexander Hoover
- Hermie Monterde
- Michael Robert
- Colton Sawyer
- Becca Thomases

##### Solving the Boltzmann Equation for Neutrino Transport in Relativistic Astrophysics

Jul 8 - 12, 2024

The spectacular observation of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star merger by the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration (GW170817), and a successful follow-up campaign by nearly every electromagnetic telescope ushered in this new era of multi-messenger astrophysics. Much of the understanding of such events arises from numerical modeling. An important part of this modeling is the inclusion in simulations of neutrino transport, as described by Boltzmann's equation.Because of inherent computational resource limits and given the high cost of the transport equations and the complexity of neutrino-matter interactions, there is a trade-off between computational cost and physical realism in all simulations. This workshop covers various approaches to solving the neutrino transport problem in compact object mergers and core collapse supernovae, including Monte Carlo methods, moment truncation schemes, and other techniques.

##### Organizing Committee

- Isabel Cordero-Carrion
- Francois Foucart
- Steven Liebling
- Carlos Palenzuela
- Lorenzo Pareschi
- David Radice

##### Empowering a Diverse Mathematical Community

Jul 22 - Aug 2, 2024

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##### Organizing Committee

- Vrushali Bokil
- Sigal Gottlieb
- Fengyan Li
- Suzanne Weekes

##### Simulating Extreme Spacetimes with SpEC and SpECTRE

Aug 5 - 9, 2024

Coming Soon!

##### Theory, Methods, and Applications of Quantitative Phylogenomics

Sep 4 - Dec 6, 2024

A fundamental challenge that spans nearly all areas of evolutionary biology is the development of effective techniques for analyzing the unprecedented amount of genomic data that has become readily available within the last decade. Such data present specific challenges for the area of phylogenetic inference, which is concerned with estimating the evolutionary relationships among collections of species, populations, or sequences. These challenges include development of evolutionary models that are sufficiently complex to be biologically realistic while remaining computationally tractable; deriving and implementing algorithms to efficiently estimate phylogenetic relationships that use models whose theoretical properties are well-understood and therefore interpretable; and devising ways to scale novel methodology developed to handle datasets that are increasingly large and complex.

This semester program brings together mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, and experimental... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Elizabeth Allman
- Cécile Ané
- Elizabeth Gross
- Barbara Holland
- Laura Kubatko
- Simone Linz
- Siavash Mirarab
- John Rhodes
- Sebastien Roch
- Leo van Iersel

##### Geometry of Materials, Packings and Rigid Frameworks

Jan 29 - May 2, 2025

Given an incidence structure, one may model a variety of geometric problems. This semester program will revolve around two fundamental examples and their applications to modern challenges in the study, analysis, and design of materials. (1) Packings and patterns of circles where the underlying combinatorics is mixed with advanced geometric concepts, and strong links are made to discrete differential geometry. (2) The rigidity and flexibility of bar-joint structures where real algebraic geometry is intertwined with sparse graph theory and matroidal techniques. A prime objective of the program is to advance the applicability of these topics to fundamental applications, most notably in statistical physics and materials science.

The program will integrate diverse fields of discrete mathematics, geometry, theoretical computer science, mathematical biology, and statistical and soft matter physics. Various workshops will be designed to attract both theoretical and applied practitioners and... (more)

##### Organizing Committee

- Alexander Bobenko
- Philip Bowers
- John Bowers
- Robert Connelly
- Steven Gortler
- Miranda Holmes-Cerfon
- Sabetta Matsumoto
- Anthony Nixon
- Meera Sitharam