Program & Event Information

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, team research projects with Collaborate@ICERM, and our Summer@ICERM undergraduate research programs. How to propose an Program or Workshop.

A large part of ICERM's activities take place in the context of semester long thematic programs together with their associated workshops. Each such program hosts a number of long-term visitors (15-20 senior personnel, 5-10 postdoctoral fellows, and 8-12 graduate students) in addition to workshop participants.

Fall 2015Computational Aspects of the Langlands ProgramAlina Bucur, Brian Conrey, David Farmer, John Jones, Kiran Kedlaya, Michael Rubinstein, Holly Swisher, John Voight
Spring 2016Dimension and DynamicsDmitri Dolgopyat, Mike Hochman, Izabella Laba, Stefano Luzzatto, Yakov Pesin, Mark Pollicott, Joerg Schmeling, Boris Solomyak, Warwick Tucker
Fall 2016Topology in MotionYuliy Baryshnikov, Fred Cohen, Matthew Kahle, Randall Kamien, Sayan Mukherjee, Igor Pak, Ileana Streinu, Rade Zivaljevic
Spring 2017Singularities and Waves In Incompressible FluidsBernard Deconinck, Diane Henderson, Helena Nussenzveig Lopes, Govind Menon, Paul Milewski, Walter Strauss, Jon Wilkening
Fall 2017Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Radar and Seismic ReconstructionLiliana Borcea, Margaret Cheney, Maarten V. De Hoop, Laurent Demanet, Vladimir Druskin, Alison Malcolm, Eric Mokole, Frank Robey, Knut Solna, Chrysoula Tsogka, Lexing Ying, Edmund Zelnio

As part of each semester program, 3-4 workshops are held at ICERM. To apply to participate in an ICERM workshop please click here.

Sept 28-Oct 2, 2015Modular Forms and Curves of Low Genus: Computational Aspects John Cremona, Kiran Kedlaya, Kristin Lauter, Ralf Schmidt, Joseph Silverman
Oct 19-23, 2015Explicit Methods for Modularity of K3 Surfaces and Other Higher Weight Motives Matthias Schütt, Fernando Rodriguez-Villegas, Bianca Viray, Holly Swisher, Yuri Tschinkel, John Voight
Nov 9-13, 2015Computational Aspects of L-functions Valentin Blomer, Brian Conrey, Chantal David, David Farmer, Michael Rubinstein, Peter Sarnak
February 15-19, 2016Ergodic, algebraic and combinatorial methods in dimension theory Mike Hochman, Izabella Laba, Pablo Shmerkin, Barak Weiss
March 7-11, 2016Fractal Geometry, Hyperbolic Dynamics and Thermodynamical Formalism Lorenzo Diaz, Dmitry Dolgopyat, Maarit Jarvenpaa, Joerg Schmeling, Masato Tsujii, Amie Wilkinson
April 4-8, 2016Computation in Dynamics Denis Gaidashev, Stefano Galatolo, Stefano Luzzatto, Warwick Tucker, Michael Yampolsky
September 12-16, 2016Unusual Configuration Spaces Yuliy Baryshnikov, Michael Farber, Misha Kapovich, Randall Kamien, Ileana Streinu
October 17-21, 2016Stochastic Topology and Thermodynamic Limits Matthew Kahle, Sayan Mukherjee, Shmuel Weinberger, Ileana Streinu, Patrick Charbonneau
November 28-December 2, 2016Topology and Geometry in a Discrete Setting Eva Maria Feichtner, Larry Guth, Gil Kalai, Roman Karasev, Elchanan Mossel, Igor Pak, Rade Zivaljevic
Februaury 13-17, 2017Dynamics of Small Scales in Fluids Yan Guo, Tom Hou, Helena Lopes-Nussenzveig, Robert Pego, Vladimir Sverak, Edriss Titi
March 20-24, 2017Making a Splash - Droplets, Jets and Other Singularities Govind Menon, Paul Milewski, Benoit Pausader, Jon Wilkening
April 24-28, 2017Water Waves Bernard Deconinck, Diane Henderson, Alexandru Ionescu, Walter Strauss, Catherine Sulem

Research clusters are scheduled during some of ICERM's semester programs. They are independently organized and consist of research group activities in a focused subfield of that semester program. Activities often begin with a collection of tutorials or a short (possibly two day) workshop. The research activities, planned by the organizer(s), may consist of teamwork, daily/weekly seminars, and closing presentations.


ICERM hosts 1-4 topical workshops each year. They focus on topics of current interest in the mathematical sciences. To apply, please submit the online application form for workshop participants. Decisions about online applications are typically made 1-3 months before the workshop.

May 16 - 20, 2016 Effective and Algorithmic Methods in Hyperbolic Geometry and Free Groups Tarik Aougab, Jeffrey Brock, Mladen Bestvina, Eriko Hironaka, Johanna Mangahas
June 13 - 17, 2016 Algorithmic Coding Theory Mary Wootters, Atri Rudra, Hamed Hassani
June 27 - July 1, 2016 Illustrating Mathematics Kelly Delp, Saul Schleimer, Henry Segerman, Laura Taalman
July 18 - 22, 2016 Stochastic numerical algorithms, multiscale modelling and high-dimensional data analytics Mark Girolami, Susan Holmes, Benedict Leimkuhler, Mauro Maggioni
August 1 – 5, 2016 Cycles on Moduli Spaces, Geometric Invariant Theory, and Dynamics Ana-Maria Castravet, Dawei Chen, Maksym Fedorchuk, Anton Zorich

ICERM hosts a summer undergraduate research program called "Summer@ICERM". 12-14 undergraduates are funded to come to ICERM for an eight-week intensive program taught by faculty. Brown University UTRA students and students with outside funding are welcome to apply as well.

June 20 - August 12, 2016SUMMER@ICERM: 2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Dynamics and StochasticsMargaret Beck, Todd Kapitula, Bjorn Sandstede

Collaborate@ICERM offers teams of 3-6 researchers the opportunity to spend five days at the institute during the summer (May-August) or in the month of January. The team research project should have a computational or experimental component. ICERM provides access to a variety of software packages as well as to high performance computing through Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization.

Proposals are now invited and will be reviewed by the ICERM Science Board during their November meeting. See the Proposals page for more details.

August 15 - 19, 2016 GirlsGetMath@ICERM: Summer Math Camp for High School Girls Katharine Ott, Ruth Crane

ICERM hosts on-site public lectures and special events and frequently participates in national mathematical events and conferences. Part of ICERM's mission is to promote themes of national interest: diversity in the sciences, the teaching of mathematics, the role of technology and computers in research and the classroom, and the contribution of modern mathematics to everything from biology and medicine, to commerce, to climate forecasting and environmental policy.

* event is related or held off-site

Summer, 2016ICERM Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF) Leslie Hogben, Ulrica Wilson and Paul Benich, Brianna Donaldson