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.
Explore our past programs, workshops and events on our Program Archive page.
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 2017||Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Radar and Seismic Reconstruction||Liliana 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|
|Spring 2018||Point Configurations in Geometry, Physics and Computer Science||Christine Bachoc, Henry Cohn, Peter Grabner, Doug Hardin, Edward Saff, Achill Schürmann, Sylvia Serfaty, Salvatore Torquato, Rob Womersly|
|Fall 2018||Nonlinear Algebra||Dan Bates, Sandra Di Rocco, Jonathan Hauenstein, Anton Leykin, Frank Sottile, Mike Stillman, Cynthia Vinzant|
|Spring 2019||Computer Vision||Yali Amit, Ronen Basri, Alex Berg, Tamara Berg, Pedro Felzenszwalb, Stuart Geman, Basilis Gidas, David Jacobs, Benar Svaiter, Olga Veksler|
|Fall 2019||Illustrating Mathematics||Kelly Delp, David Dumas, Saul Schleimer, Richard Schwartz, Henry Segerman, Laura Taalman|
As part of each semester program, 3-4 workshops are held at ICERM. To apply to participate in an ICERM workshop please click here.
|February 26–March 2, 2018||Optimal and Random Point Configurations||Peter Grabner, Doug Hardin, Arno Kuijlaars, Sylvia Serfaty|
|March 12-16, 2018||Fast Algorithms for Generating Static and Dynamically Changing Point Configurations||Natasha Flyer, Adrianna Gillman, Doug Hardin, Jingfang Huang, Ed Saff|
|April 9–13, 2018||Computation and Optimization of Energy, Packing, and Covering||Achill Schürmann, Salvatore Torquato, Frank Vallentin, Rob Womersley|
|April 23–27, 2018||Computational Challenges in the Theory of Lattices||Christine Bachoc, Henry Cohn, Renaud Coulangeon, Gabriele Nebe, Chris Peikert, Akshay Venkatesh|
|September 17-21, 2018||Core computational methods||Wolfram Decker, Jesus de Loera, Andrew Sommese, Mike Stillman|
|October 15-19, 2018||Real algebraic geometry and optimization||Greg Blekherman, Didier Henrion, Pablo Parrilo, Rekha Thomas, Cynthia Vinzant|
|November 12-16, 2018||Nonlinear algebra in applications||Alicia Dickenstein, Elisa Gorla, Yang-Hui He, Caroline Uhler, Jonathan Hauenstein|
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.
|TBA||Research Cluster: TBA|
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 14 - 18, 2018||Birational Geometry and Arithmetic||Asher Auel, Marta Pieropan, Sho Tanimoto, Yuri Tschinkel, Anthony Várilly-Alvarado|
|June 4 - 8, 2018||Frame Theory and Exponential Bases||Alex Iosevich, Mihalis Kolountzakis, Shahaf Nitzan|
|June 18 - 22, 2018||Fractional PDEs: Theory, Algorithms and Applications||George Em Karniadakis, Francesco Mainardi, Mark Meerschaert, Jie Shen, Hong Wang|
|June 25 - 29, 2018||Computational Aspects of Time Dependent Electromagnetic Wave Problems in Complex Materials||Vrushali Bokil (Chair), Yingda Cheng, Susan Hagness, Fengyan Li, Fernando Teixeira, Shan Zhao|
|July 23 - 27, 2018||SageDays@ICERM: Combinatorics and Representation Theory||Gabriel Feinberg, Darij Grinberg, Ben Salisbury, Travis Scrimshaw|
These programs bring together a broad range of researchers for a short period of time, and will attempt to set directions for future research. These programs are part of the Brown Data Science Initiative's new NSF TRIPODS grant, and is run in collaboration with ICERM.
|December 11 - 13, 2017||Geometry and Topology of Data||Jeff Brock, Lorin Crawford, Ani Eloyan, Bjorn Sandstede|
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 11 – August 3, 2018||SUMMER@ICERM: 2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program - Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry||Tarik Aougab, Moira Chas, Bill Goldman|
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.
|June 11 - 15, 2018||Adaptive Multilevel Monte Carlo Finite Element Methods||Eric Joseph Hall, Hakon Hoel, Mattia Sandberg|
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
|January 10, 2018||2018 Mathmatical Institues Open House|
|June 11-15, 2018||ICERM Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF)||Brianna Donaldson, Leslie Hogben, Ulrica Wilson|