Organizing Committee
Abstract

The arrangement of point configurations in metric spaces, whether deterministic or random, is a truly interdisciplinary topic of great interest in mathematics, physics and computer science. Mathematical aspects involve optimization, discretization of manifolds, best packing and cubature, among others. For physics, such configurations arise in the study of crystallization, point processes connected with random matrices, self-assembling materials, jammed states, hyperuniformity and phase transitions. For computer science, extremal point configurations play a fundamental role in coding and information theory, and lattice-based protocols in cryptography and related computational complexity issues are of growing importance. Furthermore, there has been recent and substantial progress on related age-old problems (such as the Kepler conjecture).

The investigation of the above topics often evolves from the development of efficient computational methods that enable extensive numerical experiments. In turn, these experiments suggest conjectures that become the focus of rigorous theorem proving, which may also require some computer assistance. The program topics include random point configurations, computation and optimization of energy, packing and covering, multi-pole methods, sparsity, and frames, and the theory of lattices with applications to coding and cryptography.

Confirmed Speakers & Participants

Visit dates listed on the participant list may be tentative and subject to change without notice.

Semester Schedule

Thursday, February 1, 2018
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9:00 - 4:00Participant Check-In121 South Main Street, Providence, RI, United States 11th Floor 
3:30 - 4:00Informal Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, February 2, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 5, 2018
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9:30 - 10:00Program Welcome - Brendan Hassett, ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30Program Organizer Welcome11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:00 - 12:00Postdocs and Graduate Student Meeting with ICERM Directorate11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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1:00 - 2:00Computational Challenges Working Group: Discussion of Software Packages Related to Program - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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2:00 - 2:10Ice Breaker Talk - David de Laat, CWI, Netherlands11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:10 - 2:20Ice Breaker Talk - Juan Criado del Rey, University of Cantabria11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:20 - 2:30Ice Breaker Talk - Maria Dostert, University of Cologne11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:30 - 2:40Ice Breaker Talk - Ujué Etayo, Universidad de Cantabria11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:40 - 2:50Ice Breaker Talk - Ahram Feigenbaum, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:50 - 3:00Ice Breaker Talk - Wai Yeung Lam, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 3:10Ice Breaker Talk - Philippe Moustrou, IMB, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:10 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:10Ice Breaker Talk - Oleksandr Vlasiuk, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:10 - 4:20Ice Breaker Talk - Yuguang Wang, La Trobe University and UNSW Sydney11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:20 - 4:30Ice Breaker Talk - Wei-Hsuan Yu, ICERM11th Floor Lecture Hall  
Friday, February 9, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 12, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Graduate Student Postdoc Seminar - On sets avoiding distance 1 - Philippe Moustrou, IMB, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Conference Room
2:45 - 3:00Open Problem Session - Christine Bachoc, University of Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 3:15Open Problem Session - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research New England11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:15 - 3:30Open Problem Session - Peter Grabner, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:15Open Problem Session - Doug Hardin, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:15 - 4:30Open Problem Session - Edward Saff, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:30 - 4:45Open Problem Session - Rob Womersley, University of New South Wales11th Floor Lecture Hall
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Ethics 1 - Mandatory for Grads and Postdocs receiving NSF funding11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:00 - 2:00Focus Group on Computational Challenges, Polyhedral - a software for lattice, polytopes, and group computations - Mathieu Dutour Sikiric, Rudjer Boskovic Institute11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:30Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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1:00 - 2:00Focus Group: Modular Forms and Packing Problems - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research New England11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, February 16, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 19, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Discrepancy and energy minimization on the sphere - Dmitriy Bilyk, University of Minnesota11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Kronecker sequences and quasi-periodic functions. - Nikolay Moshchevitin, Moscow State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Ethics 2 - Mandatory for Grads and Postdocs receiving NSF funding11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:00 - 2:00Focus Group on Computational Challenges: Efficient spherical designs with good geometric properties - Robert Womersley, University of New South Wales11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 3:00Tutorial on Determinantal Point Process - Ujué Etayo, Universidad de Cantabria and Peter Grabner, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:30 - 5:30Energy, Soccer Balls, and Bagels - Edward Saff, Vanderbilt University Foxboro Auditorium, Kassar House 151 Thayer StreetFoxboro Auditorium, Kassar House 151 Thayer Street 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, February 23, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 26, 2018
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8:30 - 8:55Registration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00Welcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45The 2D Coulomb gas and the Gaussian free field - Paul Bourgade, NYU11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:00Statistical physics approach for one and two-dimensional log-gases - Thomas Leblé, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Renormalized Energy Equidistribution and Local Charge Balance in Coulomb Systems - Simona Rota Nodari, Université de Bourgogne11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Dynamics of a planar Coulomb gas - Djalil Chafaï, Université Paris-Dauphine11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45Concentration for Coulomb gases and Coulomb transport inequalities - Mylène Maïda, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45The random landscape of spiked tensors - Gérard Ben Arous, NYU11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Spectral gap in bipartite biregular graphs and applications - Ioana Dumitriu, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Random Polynomial Mappings - Norman Levenberg, University of Indiana11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15The two periodic Aztec diamond - Arno Kuijlaars, KU Leuven11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45Point distributions on the sphere - energy minimization, discrepancy, and more. - Dmitriy Bilyk, University of Minnesota11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:00Problem Sessions11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45Gaussian Free Field in (self-adjoint) random matrices and random surfaces - Alexei Borodin, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Convolutions and fluctuations- free, finite, quantized - Vadim Gorin, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Universality for Discrete Beta models - Alice Guionnet, ENS de Lyon11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40Workshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:15Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:15 - 3:00Crystal problems for binary systems - Laurent Bétermin, University of Copenhagen11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 4:15Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:15 - 5:00On some concrete criteria for quantum and stochastic confinement - Irina Nenciu, University of Illinois11th Floor Lecture Hall
6:30 - 8:00Public Lecture Sleeping Beauty and Other Probability Conundrums - Peter Winkler, Dartmouth  
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45Two manifestations of rigidity in point sets- forbidden regions and maximal degeneracy - Subhro Ghosh, National University of Singapore11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Novel Computations with Random Matrix Theory and Julia - Alan Edelman, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Finite-range kernel decompositions and asymptotic Optimal Transport between configurations - Mircea Petrache, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Random matrices, operators and analytic functions - Benedek Valko, University of Wisconsin – Madison11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45Random matrix limits via stochastic differential equations - Diane Holcomb, University of Arizona11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 5:45Convergence of spectral measures and eigenvalue rigidity in random matrices - Elizabeth Meckes, Case Western University11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, March 2, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45Random configurations with low energy - Carlos Beltrán, Universidad de Cantrabria (Spain)11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:45On the universal optimality of the 600-cell - the Levenshtein framework lifted - Peter Dragnev, Purdue University Fort Wayne11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:45 - 11:15Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:15 - 12:00Asymptotic results for the polarization problem in the hypersingular case - Sergiy Borodachov, Towson University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:15 - 1:45Break for Lunch / Free Time  
1:45 - 2:30Deterministic and non-deterministic Hyperuniformity in the compact setting - Johann Brauchart, Graz University of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:45 - 3:15Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:15 - 4:15Mean-Field limits for Coulomb dynamics - Sylvia Serfaty, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science a Joint lecture with Brown University PDE seminar11th Floor Lecture Hall
Monday, March 5, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Graduate Student-Postdoc Seminar- New bounds for spherical two-distance sets and equiangular lines - Wei-Hsuan Yu, Brown University, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics11th Floor Conference Room
2:00 - 3:00Semidefinite programming I - Christine Bachoc, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:00Best-Packing in 4 Dimensions - Oleg Musin, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley11th Floor Lecture Hall  
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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2:00 - 3:00Semidefinite programming II - Christine Bachoc, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Job Applications11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:00 - 2:00Semidefinite programming III - David de Laat, MIT - ICERM11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:30 - 3:30Polynomial Metric Spaces. - Peter Boyvalenkov, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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10:00 - 11:00Tutorial: Large Deviation Principles - Djalil Chafai, Universite Paris-Dauphine11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:00 - 11:10Grad Student/ Postdoc Photo11th Floor Collaborative Space 
1:00 - 2:00Focus Group: Modular Forms and Packing Problems Part III - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research New England11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, March 9, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00A preview of the Fast Algorithms workshop - Adrianna Gillman, Rice University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 3:00Spherical codes with inner products in a prescribed interval - Peter Dragnev, Purdue University 11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:00Computing Discrepancy - Woden Kusner, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Monday, March 12, 2018
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8:30 - 8:55Registration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00Welcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45An introduction to the Fast Multipole Method - Per-Gunnar Martinsson, University of Oxford11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Building a better non-uniform fast Fourier transform - Alex Barnett, Flatiron Institute11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15GPU algorithms for hierarchical matrix operations - George Turkiyyah, American University of Beirut11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:15 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Improving Particle Methods - Robert Krasny, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45Fast algorithms for data visualization - Manas Rachh, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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9:00 - 5:00Brown University/ ICERM Closed  
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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8:30 - 8:50TBA - Doug Hardin, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
8:55 - 9:40New Methods and Models for Condensed Phase Simulation - Teresa Head-Gordon, University of California, Berkeley11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:15Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:15 - 11:00Fast Ewald summation for electrostatic potentials with arbitrary periodicity - Anna-Karin Tornberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:10 - 11:55Rapid Point Reconfiguration for High-dimensional Interactions: Algorithms & Emerging Applications - Xiaobai Sun, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:05 - 1:30Lunch provided at ICERM  
1:30 - 2:00Mesh-Free Applications for Static and Dynamically Changing Node Configurations - Natasha Flyer, NCAR11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:10 - 2:55Layer potentials for diffusion MRI modeling and simulation - Jing-Rebecca Li, INRIA11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:05 - 3:25Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:25 - 4:10Molecular surface meshing and applications in numerical simulation - Benzhuo Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:20 - 5:05High-dimensional node generation with variable density - Oleksandr Vlasiuk, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:10 - 5:55Fast multipole methods in arbitrary dimensions - George Biros, The University of Texas at Austin11th Floor Lecture Hall
Thursday, March 15, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45An Introduction to Integral Equations - Adrianna Gillman, Rice University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Integral equation methods for the Laplace-Beltrami problem - Mike O'Neil, Courant Institute, NYU11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Adaptive grids for embedded integral equation based solvers - Travis Askham, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:25 - 12:35Workshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:35 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15A fast direct solver for boundary value problems on locally perturbed geometries. - Yabin Zhang, Rice University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45Efficient and Accurate Discretization of Singular Integral Operators on Surfaces - James Bremer, University of California, Davis11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, March 16, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45On the Hierarchical Modeling Technique with Applications - Jingfang Huang, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15On the solution of the biharmonic equation on regions with corners - Kirill Serkh, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15From Kaczmarz algorithm to minimal energy problems - Xuemei Chen, University of San Francisco11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:15 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Collaborative Time Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45Collaborative Time Collaborative Space 
Monday, March 19, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Graduate Student and Postdoc Seminar - Some estimates for numerical integration errors and discrete energy on spheres of arbitrary dimension - Tetiana Stepaniuk, Graz University of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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12:00 - 5:00Semester Program Working Hours (No talks scheduled)  
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 22, 2018
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1:00 - 2:00Focus Group: Modular Forms and Packing Problems Part IV - Peter Grabner, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:00Refinements of Levenshtein bounds in q-ary Hamming spaces - Maya Stoyanova, Sofia University11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, March 23, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, March 26, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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12:00 - 5:00Semester Program Working Hours - No talks scheduled   
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, March 30, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 2, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Graduate Student Postdoc Seminar- Critical points of logarithmic energy and quadratic differentials - Wai Yeung Lam, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Graduate Student and Postdoc Seminar - Balayage and separation distance of minimal energy points - Juan González Criado del Rey, University of Cantabria11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Hiring Process11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 4:30Semester Program Working Hours (No Talks Scheduled)  
3:00 - 4:00Hyperuniformity on the sphere - Peter Grabner, Technische Universitat Graz Location Kassar 105, Brown Math Department 151 Thayer St, Providence.Kassar 105  
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:30 - 6:00Distinguished Lecture Series Sphere packing and the magic dimensions 8 and 24 - Dr. Henry Cohn of Microsoft Research. Location Foxboro Auditorium, Kassar House 151 Thayer StreetFoxboro Auditorium, Kassar House 151 Thayer Street 
Thursday, April 5, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:30Distinguished Lecture Series: Sphere packing and uncertainty principles - Dr. Henry Cohn of Microsoft Research. Location: Foxboro Auditorium, Kassar House 151 Thayer StreetFoxboro Auditorium, Kassar House 151 Thayer Street 
Friday, April 6, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:30Distinguished Lecture Series: Sphere packing and Gaussian energy - Dr. Henry Cohn of Microsoft Research. Location: Foxboro Auditorium, Kassar House 151 Thayer StreetFoxboro Auditorium, Kassar House 151 Thayer Street 
Monday, April 9, 2018
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8:30 - 8:55Registration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00Welcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45Hyperuniform Point Configurations - Salvatore Torquato, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Packing and Assembling Spheres in Cylindrical Confinement - Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Random walks on perfect lattices and the sphere packing problem. - Antonello Scardicchio, International Centre for Theoretical Physics11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Limit-periodic tilings in 1, 2, and 3 dimensions - Joshua Socolar, Physics Department, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45Complete positivity and distance-avoiding sets - Fernando de Oliveira Filho, Technical University Delft11th Floor Lecture Hall 
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45Computation of good point sets for separation, covering and polarization on the sphere - Robert Womersley, University of New South Wales11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Approximation of 1-qubit gates Energy and Discrepancy. - Steve Damelin, American Mathematical Society11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Packings in spherical confinements - Marjolein Dijkstra, Debye institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Packing Liquid Crystal Domains - Randall Kamien, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 5:00Poster Session Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45Hyperuniformity on the sphere - Peter Grabner, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Tammes' problem and irreducible contact graphs - Oleg Musin, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 12:15Gordian Configurations - Woden Kusner, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40Workshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Universal hidden order in amorphous cellular geometries - Gerd Schroeder-Turk, Murdoch University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45New bounds for spherical finite distance sets - David de Laat, ICERM - MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall
6:30 - 8:00Public Lecture: Crowd Computing: Scientific discoveries by protein-folding game players - Firas Khatib, UMass Dartmouth11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45The upper density of sets avoiding norm one in the real space of dimension n - Christine Bachoc, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Sets with few distances and their optimality - Alexey Glazyrin, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Lattice Coverings - Mathieu Dutour Sikiric, Institut Rudjer Boskovic11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Energy minimization for periodic sets in Euclidean spaces - Renaud Coulangeon, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45Spherical designs, complex spherical designs, and unitary designs - Eiichi Bannai, Kyushu University11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, April 13, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45TBA - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research New England11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15The Gaussian core model in high dimensions - Matthew de Courcy-Ireland, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:155 Points on a sphere - Richard Schwartz, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 16, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Graduate Student/Postdoc Seminar - Matthew de Courcy-Ireland, Princeton University11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Graduate Student Postdoc Seminar- Tight framelets and fast framelet filter bank transforms on manifolds - Yu Guang Wang, ICERM- LTU - UNSW11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Papers, Journals and Grants11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:00 - 5:00Semester Program Working Hours (No talks scheduled)  
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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2:00 - 3:00On the Grayson-Stuhler Filtration of Euclidean Lattices - Renaud Coulangeon, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:30Semester Program Organizer Meeting11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, April 20, 2018
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2:00 - 3:00Almost orthogonal vectors - William J. Martin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 23, 2018
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8:30 - 8:55Registration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00Welcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 10:00A Reverse Minkowski Theorem - Oded Regev, Courant Institute, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:15 - 10:45Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:30On Approximating the Covering Radius and Finding Dense Lattice Subspaces - Daniel Dadush, CWI11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:40 - 12:40Logarithmic Lattices - Leo Ducas, CWI11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:40 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:30Variations and Applications of Voronoi’s Algorithm - Achill Schurmann, Universität Rostock11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:45 - 4:15Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:15 - 5:00Computational Challenges in Perfect form theory - Mathieu Dutour Sikiric, Institut Rudjer Boskovic11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00On algebraic variants of the LWE problem - Damien Stehlé, ENS de Lyon11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Hardness and advantages of Module-SIS and LWE - Adeline Roux-Langlois, Univ Rennes, CNRS, IRISA11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15Automorphisms of even unimodular lattices - Eva Bayer, EPFL11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Lattice methods for algebraic modular forms on orthogonal groups - John Voight, Dartmouth College11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 5:00Poster Session 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00Applications of harmonic analysis to packing and covering problems - Stephen Miller, Rutgers University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:15 - 10:45Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:30Sphere packing, lattice packing, and related problems - Abhinav Kumar, Stony Brook University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:40 - 12:25Lattice packings of superballs - Maria Dostert, ICERM - EPFL11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40Workshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Testing isomorphism of lattices over CM-orders - Alice Silverberg, University of California, Irvine11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45Orders and their discriminants - Hendrik Lenstra, Universiteit Leiden11th Floor Lecture Hall
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45Fully Homomorphic Encryption - Simple Construction and Open Problems - Daniele Micciancio, UCSD11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15The hidden number problem revisited - Nadia Heninger, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15 On the Probability of Primitive Sets and Generators in Lattices - Phong Nguyen, Inria and CNRS, JFLI, University of Tokyo11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15Lattices generated by equiangular tight frames - Lenny Fukshansky, Claremont McKenna College11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45On the Density of Sets Avoiding Parallelohedron Distance 1 - Philippe Moustrou, ICERM11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, April 27, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45Signatures from finite field isomorphisms - Jeffrey Hoffstein, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15Spinor regular ternary quadratic lattices - Anna Haensch, Duquesne Univeristy and Max Planck Institute for Mathematics11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 3:30Open Problem Sessions - Ed Saff, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 5:00Semester Program Closing Reception 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 30, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00Graduate Student/Postdoc Seminar - TBA11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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12:00 - 5:00Semester Program Working Hours - No talks scheduled   
3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, May 3, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, May 4, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 

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Optimal and Random Point Configurations