Meetings/Workshops on Mathematical Physics in the United States (USA)

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Mathematical and Computational Approaches for Solving the Source- Free Einstein Field Equations Virtual Workshop
05 Oct 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 • Providence RI - Virtual Workshop, United States
Organizer:
ICERM
Abstract:
This workshop will focus on theoretical and computational approaches to solving the vacuum Einstein field equations (the master equation of general relativity: a nonlinear, coupled, hyperbolic-elliptic PDE system) without matter field sources. A particular important special case is the simulation of two merging black holes, which will be emphasized throughout the workshop. Gravitational wave solutions will be another important aspect of this workshop, and special attention will be given to modeling techniques for the computation of these waves. The topics covered in this workshop will be relevant to both LIGO and LISA scientific efforts.
Contact:
Phone: [401-863-5030];     Email: info@icerm.brown.edu
Topics:
Source- Free Einstein Field Equations
Event listing ID:
1370901
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Mathematical and Computational Approaches for the Einstein Field Equations with Matter Fields Virtual Workshop
26 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 • Providence RI - Virtual Workshop, United States
Organizer:
ICERM
Abstract:
This workshop will focus on theoretical and computational approaches to solving the Einstein field equations (the master equation of general relativity: a nonlinear, coupled, hyperbolic-elliptic PDE system) with (fluid) matter field sources, as typical of binary neutron stars and supernovae. Simulations of these systems are targets of interest to both LIGO and telescopes such as Hubble, Fermi, and CHANDRA. In this workshop, special attention will be given to the governing equations of relativistic (magneto- ) hydrodynamics and multi-scale, multi-physics modeling challenges.
Contact:
Program Manager;     Phone: [401-863-5030];     Email: info@icerm.brown.edu
Topics:
Einstein Field Equations, Matter Fields
Event listing ID:
1370922
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Statistical Methods for the Detection, Classification, and Inference of Relativistic Objects Virtual Workshop
16 Nov 2020 - 20 Nov 2020 • Providence RI - Virtual Workshop, United States
Organizer:
ICERM
Abstract:
This workshop will focus on data analysis strategies for comparing model predictions to data. Special attention will be placed on comparing solutions to the Einstein field equations (as in workshops 2 and 3) with data collected from gravitational-wave or telescopes. The workshop will include (but will not be limited to) coverage of topics involving reduced-order models, surrogate models, machine learning, UQ, and Bayesian techniques.
Contact:
Program Manager;     Phone: [401-863-5030];     Email: info@icerm.brown.edu
Topics:
Detection, Classification, Inference of Relativistic Objects
Event listing ID:
1370965
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The Physics of Modularity
01 Dec 2020 - 04 Dec 2020 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Modularity is at the heart of many deep results in mathematics--from the proof of Fermat’s last theorem to moonshine to the Langlands correspondence. At the same time, modular group representations and automorphic forms underlie many interesting physical phenomena in quantum field theory and string theory, including understanding of dualities, boundary conditions, and supersymmetric black holes, among other things. This conference will bring together physicists and mathematicians to discuss emerging connections between a web of fundamental objects in physics and mathematics, united in the crucial role played by modularity.
Topics:
new moonshines and mock modular forms; vertex operator algebras arising in supersymmetric gauge theories; topological invariants of 3- and 4-manifolds; topological QFTs and topological phases in condensed matter physics; topological string theory, Donaldson-Thomas theory, and enumerative geometry; scattering amplitudes in string theory; 2d conformal field theories, the modular bootstrap, and connections to 3d quantum gravity
Event listing ID:
1246571
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Is There a Common Thread to Layering in Atmospheres, Oceans and Plasmas?
05 Jan 2021 - 08 Jan 2021 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
A fascinating and surprising phenomenon that can occur in fluid and plasma turbulence is the spontaneous formation of arrays of layers in which material properties such as density adopt a so-called “staircase” structure. The most striking examples are potential vorticity staircases in planetary atmospheres, and thermohaline staircases in the oceans. Theoretical considerations suggest that layering also plays an important role in stellar interiors (particularly through various double-diffusive processes) and in fusion confinement devices (the so-called E x B staircase). Understanding the phenomenon of layering is, therefore, not only of intrinsic scientific interest (e.g., is there a common thread to layering in these very different contexts?), but is also crucial for an accurate description of turbulent transport in, for example, models of large-scale ocean flow, the evolution of stellar interiors and confinement in tokamaks.
Event listing ID:
1246592
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UIRM — Universality and Integrability in Random Matrix Theory and Interacting Particle Systems
16 Aug 2021 - 17 Aug 2021 • Berkeley, California, United States
Organizer:
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley
Event listing ID:
1376446
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Connections Workshop: Universality and Integrability in Random Matrix Theory and Interacting Particle Systems
18 Aug 2021 - 20 Aug 2021 • Berkeley, California, United States
Organizer:
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley
Abstract:
This workshop will focus on cutting-edge research in random matrices and integrable probability. We will explore connections with other branches of mathematics and applications to sciences and engineering. The workshop will feature presentations by both leading researchers and promising newcomers.
Event listing ID:
1376489
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Introductory Workshop: Universality and Integrability in Random Matrix Theory and Interacting Particle Systems
23 Aug 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 • Berkeley, California, United States
Organizer:
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley
Abstract:
The introductory workshop aims at providing participants with an overview of some of the recent developments in the topics of the semester, with a particular emphasis on universality and applications. This includes universality for Wigner matrices and band matrices and quantum unique ergodicity, universality for beta ensembles and log/coulomb gases, KPZ universality class, universality in interacting particle systems, the connection between random matrices and number theory.
Event listing ID:
1376466


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Last updated: 18 September 2020