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.

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Semester Schedule

Thursday, February 1, 2018
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9:00 - 4:00pm ESTParticipant Check-In121 South Main Street, Providence, RI, United States 11th Floor 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTInformal Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, February 2, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 5, 2018
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9:30 - 10:00am ESTProgram Welcome - Brendan Hassett, ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30am ESTProgram Organizer Welcome11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:00 - 12:00pm ESTPostdocs and Graduate Student Meeting with ICERM Directorate11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
5:00 - 6:30pm ESTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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1:00 - 2:00pm ESTComputational Challenges Working Group: Discussion of Software Packages Related to Program - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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2:00 - 2:10pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - David de Laat, CWI, Netherlands11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:10 - 2:20pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - Juan Criado del Rey, University of Cantabria11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:20 - 2:30pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - Maria Dostert, University of Cologne11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:30 - 2:40pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - Ujué Etayo, Universidad de Cantabria11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:40 - 2:50pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - Ahram Feigenbaum, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:50 - 3:00pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - Wai Yeung Lam, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 3:10pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - Philippe Moustrou, IMB, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:10 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:10pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - Oleksandr Vlasiuk, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:10 - 4:20pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - Yuguang Wang, La Trobe University and UNSW Sydney11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:20 - 4:30pm ESTIce Breaker Talk - Wei-Hsuan Yu, ICERM11th Floor Lecture Hall  
Friday, February 9, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 12, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm ESTGraduate Student Postdoc Seminar - On sets avoiding distance 1 - Philippe Moustrou, IMB, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Conference Room
2:45 - 3:00pm ESTOpen Problem Session - Christine Bachoc, University of Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 3:15pm ESTOpen Problem Session - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research New England11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:15 - 3:30pm ESTOpen Problem Session - Peter Grabner, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:15pm ESTOpen Problem Session - Doug Hardin, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:15 - 4:30pm ESTOpen Problem Session - Edward Saff, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:30 - 4:45pm ESTOpen Problem Session - Rob Womersley, University of New South Wales11th Floor Lecture Hall
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00am ESTProfessional Development - Ethics 1 - Mandatory for Grads and Postdocs receiving NSF funding11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:00 - 2:00pm ESTFocus Group on Computational Challenges, Polyhedral - a software for lattice, polytopes, and group computations - Mathieu Dutour Sikiric, Rudjer Boskovic Institute11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:30pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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1:00 - 2:00pm ESTFocus Group: Modular Forms and Packing Problems - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research New England11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, February 16, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 19, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm ESTDiscrepancy and energy minimization on the sphere - Dmitriy Bilyk, University of Minnesota11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm ESTKronecker sequences and quasi-periodic functions. - Nikolay Moshchevitin, Moscow State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00am ESTProfessional Development - Ethics 2 - Mandatory for Grads and Postdocs receiving NSF funding11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:00 - 2:00pm ESTFocus Group on Computational Challenges: Efficient spherical designs with good geometric properties - Robert Womersley, University of New South Wales11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 3:00pm ESTTutorial on Determinantal Point Process - Ujué Etayo, Universidad de Cantabria and Peter Grabner, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:30 - 5:30pm ESTEnergy, 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 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, February 23, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 26, 2018
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8:30 - 8:55am ESTRegistration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am ESTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45am ESTThe 2D Coulomb gas and the Gaussian free field - Paul Bourgade, NYU11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:00am ESTStatistical physics approach for one and two-dimensional log-gases - Thomas Leblé, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm ESTRenormalized Energy Equidistribution and Local Charge Balance in Coulomb Systems - Simona Rota Nodari, Université de Bourgogne11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm ESTDynamics of a planar Coulomb gas - Djalil Chafaï, Université Paris-Dauphine11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm ESTConcentration for Coulomb gases and Coulomb transport inequalities - Mylène Maïda, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30pm ESTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45am ESTThe random landscape of spiked tensors - Gérard Ben Arous, NYU11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am ESTSpectral gap in bipartite biregular graphs and applications - Ioana Dumitriu, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm ESTRandom Polynomial Mappings - Norman Levenberg, University of Indiana11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm ESTThe two periodic Aztec diamond - Arno Kuijlaars, KU Leuven11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm ESTPoint distributions on the sphere - energy minimization, discrepancy, and more. - Dmitriy Bilyk, University of Minnesota11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:00pm ESTProblem Sessions11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45am ESTGaussian Free Field in (self-adjoint) random matrices and random surfaces - Alexei Borodin, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am ESTConvolutions and fluctuations- free, finite, quantized - Vadim Gorin, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm ESTUniversality for Discrete Beta models - Alice Guionnet, ENS de Lyon11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40pm ESTWorkshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:15pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:15 - 3:00pm ESTCrystal problems for binary systems - Laurent Bétermin, University of Copenhagen11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 4:15pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:15 - 5:00pm ESTOn some concrete criteria for quantum and stochastic confinement - Irina Nenciu, University of Illinois11th Floor Lecture Hall
6:30 - 8:00pm ESTPublic Lecture Sleeping Beauty and Other Probability Conundrums - Peter Winkler, Dartmouth  
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45am ESTTwo manifestations of rigidity in point sets- forbidden regions and maximal degeneracy - Subhro Ghosh, National University of Singapore11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am ESTNovel Computations with Random Matrix Theory and Julia - Alan Edelman, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm ESTFinite-range kernel decompositions and asymptotic Optimal Transport between configurations - Mircea Petrache, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm ESTRandom matrices, operators and analytic functions - Benedek Valko, University of Wisconsin – Madison11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm ESTRandom matrix limits via stochastic differential equations - Diane Holcomb, University of Arizona11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 5:45pm ESTConvergence 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 - 9:45am ESTRandom configurations with low energy - Carlos Beltrán, Universidad de Cantrabria (Spain)11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:45am ESTOn the universal optimality of the 600-cell - the Levenshtein framework lifted - Peter Dragnev, Purdue University Fort Wayne11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:45 - 11:15am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:15 - 12:00pm ESTAsymptotic results for the polarization problem in the hypersingular case - Sergiy Borodachov, Towson University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:15 - 1:45pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
1:45 - 2:30pm ESTDeterministic and non-deterministic Hyperuniformity in the compact setting - Johann Brauchart, Graz University of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:45 - 3:15pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:15 - 4:15pm ESTMean-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 - 12:00pm ESTGraduate 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 - 3:00pm ESTSemidefinite programming I - Christine Bachoc, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:00pm ESTBest-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 - 3:00pm ESTSemidefinite programming II - Christine Bachoc, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00am ESTProfessional Development - Job Applications11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:00 - 2:00pm ESTSemidefinite programming III - David de Laat, MIT - ICERM11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:30 - 3:30pm ESTPolynomial Metric Spaces. - Peter Boyvalenkov, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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10:00 - 11:00am ESTTutorial: Large Deviation Principles - Djalil Chafai, Universite Paris-Dauphine11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:00 - 11:10am ESTGrad Student/ Postdoc Photo11th Floor Collaborative Space 
1:00 - 2:00pm ESTFocus Group: Modular Forms and Packing Problems Part III - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research New England11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, March 9, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm ESTA preview of the Fast Algorithms workshop - Adrianna Gillman, Rice University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 3:00pm ESTSpherical codes with inner products in a prescribed interval - Peter Dragnev, Purdue University 11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:00pm ESTComputing Discrepancy - Woden Kusner, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Monday, March 12, 2018
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8:30 - 8:55am EDTRegistration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45am EDTAn introduction to the Fast Multipole Method - Per-Gunnar Martinsson, University of Oxford11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTBuilding a better non-uniform fast Fourier transform - Alex Barnett, Flatiron Institute11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTGPU algorithms for hierarchical matrix operations - George Turkiyyah, American University of Beirut11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:15 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTImproving Particle Methods - Robert Krasny, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTFast algorithms for data visualization - Manas Rachh, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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9:00 - 5:00pm EDTBrown University/ ICERM Closed  
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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8:30 - 8:50am EDTTBA - Doug Hardin, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
8:55 - 9:40am EDTNew Methods and Models for Condensed Phase Simulation - Teresa Head-Gordon, University of California, Berkeley11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:15am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:15 - 11:00am EDTFast Ewald summation for electrostatic potentials with arbitrary periodicity - Anna-Karin Tornberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:10 - 11:55am EDTRapid Point Reconfiguration for High-dimensional Interactions: Algorithms & Emerging Applications - Xiaobai Sun, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:05 - 1:30pm EDTLunch provided at ICERM  
1:30 - 2:00pm EDTMesh-Free Applications for Static and Dynamically Changing Node Configurations - Natasha Flyer, NCAR11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:10 - 2:55pm EDTLayer potentials for diffusion MRI modeling and simulation - Jing-Rebecca Li, INRIA11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:05 - 3:25pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:25 - 4:10pm EDTMolecular surface meshing and applications in numerical simulation - Benzhuo Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:20 - 5:05pm EDTHigh-dimensional node generation with variable density - Oleksandr Vlasiuk, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:10 - 5:55pm EDTFast 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 - 9:45am EDTAn Introduction to Integral Equations - Adrianna Gillman, Rice University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTIntegral equation methods for the Laplace-Beltrami problem - Mike O'Neil, Courant Institute, NYU11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTAdaptive grids for embedded integral equation based solvers - Travis Askham, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:25 - 12:35pm EDTWorkshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:35 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTA fast direct solver for boundary value problems on locally perturbed geometries. - Yabin Zhang, Rice University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTEfficient 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 - 9:45am EDTOn the Hierarchical Modeling Technique with Applications - Jingfang Huang, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTOn the solution of the biharmonic equation on regions with corners - Kirill Serkh, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTFrom Kaczmarz algorithm to minimal energy problems - Xuemei Chen, University of San Francisco11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:15 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTCollaborative Time Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTCollaborative Time Collaborative Space 
Monday, March 19, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGraduate 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 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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12:00 - 5:00pm EDTSemester Program Working Hours (No talks scheduled)  
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 22, 2018
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1:00 - 2:00pm EDTFocus Group: Modular Forms and Packing Problems Part IV - Peter Grabner, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:00pm EDTRefinements 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 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, March 26, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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12:00 - 5:00pm EDTSemester Program Working Hours - No talks scheduled   
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, March 30, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 2, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGraduate Student Postdoc Seminar- Critical points of logarithmic energy and quadratic differentials - Wai Yeung Lam, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGraduate 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 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTProfessional Development - Hiring Process11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 4:30pm EDTSemester Program Working Hours (No Talks Scheduled)  
3:00 - 4:00pm EDTHyperuniformity on the sphere - Peter Grabner, Technische Universitat Graz Location Kassar 105, Brown Math Department 151 Thayer St, Providence.Kassar 105  
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:30 - 6:00pm EDTDistinguished 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 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:30pm EDTDistinguished 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 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:30pm EDTDistinguished 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 - 8:55am EDTRegistration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45am EDTHyperuniform Point Configurations - Salvatore Torquato, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTPacking and Assembling Spheres in Cylindrical Confinement - Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTRandom walks on perfect lattices and the sphere packing problem. - Antonello Scardicchio, International Centre for Theoretical Physics11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTLimit-periodic tilings in 1, 2, and 3 dimensions - Joshua Socolar, Physics Department, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTComplete positivity and distance-avoiding sets - Fernando de Oliveira Filho, Technical University Delft11th Floor Lecture Hall 
5:00 - 6:30pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTComputation of good point sets for separation, covering and polarization on the sphere - Robert Womersley, University of New South Wales11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTApproximation of 1-qubit gates Energy and Discrepancy. - Steve Damelin, American Mathematical Society11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTPackings in spherical confinements - Marjolein Dijkstra, Debye institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTPacking Liquid Crystal Domains - Randall Kamien, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 5:00pm EDTPoster Session Coffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTHyperuniformity on the sphere - Peter Grabner, Technische Universität Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTTammes' problem and irreducible contact graphs - Oleg Musin, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTGordian Configurations - Woden Kusner, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40pm EDTWorkshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTUniversal hidden order in amorphous cellular geometries - Gerd Schroeder-Turk, Murdoch University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTNew bounds for spherical finite distance sets - David de Laat, ICERM - MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall
6:30 - 8:00pm EDTPublic 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 - 9:45am EDTThe upper density of sets avoiding norm one in the real space of dimension n - Christine Bachoc, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTSets with few distances and their optimality - Alexey Glazyrin, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTLattice Coverings - Mathieu Dutour Sikiric, Institut Rudjer Boskovic11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTEnergy minimization for periodic sets in Euclidean spaces - Renaud Coulangeon, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTSpherical designs, complex spherical designs, and unitary designs - Eiichi Bannai, Kyushu University11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, April 13, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTTBA - Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research New England11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTThe Gaussian core model in high dimensions - Matthew de Courcy-Ireland, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDT5 Points on a sphere - Richard Schwartz, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 16, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGraduate Student/Postdoc Seminar - Matthew de Courcy-Ireland, Princeton University11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGraduate Student Postdoc Seminar- Tight framelets and fast framelet filter bank transforms on manifolds - Yu Guang Wang, ICERM- LTU - UNSW11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTProfessional Development - Papers, Journals and Grants11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:00 - 5:00pm EDTSemester Program Working Hours (No talks scheduled)  
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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2:00 - 3:00pm EDTOn the Grayson-Stuhler Filtration of Euclidean Lattices - Renaud Coulangeon, Université de Bordeaux11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:30pm EDTSemester Program Organizer Meeting11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, April 20, 2018
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2:00 - 3:00pm EDTAlmost orthogonal vectors - William J. Martin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 23, 2018
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8:30 - 8:55am EDTRegistration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 10:00am EDTA Reverse Minkowski Theorem - Oded Regev, Courant Institute, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:15 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:30am EDTOn Approximating the Covering Radius and Finding Dense Lattice Subspaces - Daniel Dadush, CWI11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:40 - 12:40pm EDTLogarithmic Lattices - Leo Ducas, CWI11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:40 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:30pm EDTVariations and Applications of Voronoi’s Algorithm - Achill Schurmann, Universität Rostock11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:45 - 4:15pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:15 - 5:00pm EDTComputational Challenges in Perfect form theory - Mathieu Dutour Sikiric, Institut Rudjer Boskovic11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTOn algebraic variants of the LWE problem - Damien Stehlé, ENS de Lyon11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTHardness and advantages of Module-SIS and LWE - Adeline Roux-Langlois, Univ Rennes, CNRS, IRISA11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTAutomorphisms of even unimodular lattices - Eva Bayer, EPFL11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTLattice methods for algebraic modular forms on orthogonal groups - John Voight, Dartmouth College11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 5:00pm EDTPoster Session 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTApplications of harmonic analysis to packing and covering problems - Stephen Miller, Rutgers University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:15 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:30am EDTSphere packing, lattice packing, and related problems - Abhinav Kumar, Stony Brook University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:40 - 12:25pm EDTLattice packings of superballs - Maria Dostert, ICERM - EPFL11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40pm EDTWorkshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTTesting isomorphism of lattices over CM-orders - Alice Silverberg, University of California, Irvine11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTOrders and their discriminants - Hendrik Lenstra, Universiteit Leiden11th Floor Lecture Hall
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTFully Homomorphic Encryption - Simple Construction and Open Problems - Daniele Micciancio, UCSD11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTThe hidden number problem revisited - Nadia Heninger, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDT On the Probability of Primitive Sets and Generators in Lattices - Phong Nguyen, Inria and CNRS, JFLI, University of Tokyo11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTLattices generated by equiangular tight frames - Lenny Fukshansky, Claremont McKenna College11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTOn the Density of Sets Avoiding Parallelohedron Distance 1 - Philippe Moustrou, ICERM11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, April 27, 2018
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTSignatures from finite field isomorphisms - Jeffrey Hoffstein, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTSpinor regular ternary quadratic lattices - Anna Haensch, Duquesne Univeristy and Max Planck Institute for Mathematics11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 2:00pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 3:30pm EDTOpen Problem Sessions - Ed Saff, Vanderbilt University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 5:00pm EDTSemester Program Closing Reception 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 30, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGraduate Student/Postdoc Seminar - TBA11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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12:00 - 5:00pm EDTSemester Program Working Hours - No talks scheduled   
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, May 3, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, May 4, 2018
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee and Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 

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Optimal and Random Point Configurations
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