Scientific Program

Invited Section Lectures - List of Speakers

Sectional lectures are invited 45-minute lectures. These are representative of the major scientific achievements in each field of mathematics. Several sectional lectures are generally scheduled in parallel.

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Videos of the Section 1 (Logic and Foundations) lectures are unavailable, due to a technical issue.

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1. Logic and Foundations

Model theory. Set theory. Recursion theory. Proof theory. Applications.

Connections with sections 2, 3, 13, 14 and 16.
2. Algebra

Groups (finite, infinite, algebraic) and their representations. Rings (both commutative and non commutative), fields and modules. General algebraic structures, algebraic K-theory, category theory. Computational aspects of algebra and applications.

Connections with sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14.
3. Number Theory

Algebraic number theory. Galois groups of local and global fields and their representations. Arithmetic of algebraic varieties and Diophantine equations. Geometry of numbers, Diophantine approximation, and transcendental numbers. Modular and automorphic forms, modular curves, and Shimura varieties. Langlands program. p-adic analysis. Zeta and L functions. Analytic number theory. Probablistic method in number theory. Number theory and physics. Computational number theory and applications.

Connections with sections 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14.
4. Algebraic and Complex Geometry

Algebraic varieties, their cycles, cohomologies, and motives. Schemes and stacks. Geometric aspects of commutative algebra. Arithmetic geometry. Rational points. Low-dimensional and special varieties. Singularities. Birational geometry and minimal models. Moduli spaces and enumerative geometry. Transcendental methods and topology of algebraic varieties. Complex differential geometry, Kähler manifolds and Hodge theory. Relations with mathematical physics and representation theory. Computational methods. Real algebraic and analytic sets. Rigid and p-adic analytic spaces. Tropical geometry. Derived categories and non-commutative geometry.

Connections with sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14.
5. Geometry

Local and global differential geometry. Geometric partial differential equations and geometric flows. Geometric structures on manifolds. Riemannian and metric geometry. Kähler geometry. Geometric aspects of group theory. Symplectic and contact manifolds. Convex geometry. Discrete geometry.

Connections with sections 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
6. Topology

Algebraic, differential and geometric topology. Stable and unstable homotopy theory. Operands and higher categories. K-theory. Motivic homotopy theory. Floer and gauge theories. Low dimensional manifolds including knot theory. Aspects of Teichmüller theory. Symplectic and contact manifolds. Topological quantum field theories.

Connections with sections 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11.
7. Lie Theory and Generalizations

Algebraic and arithmetic groups. Structure, geometry, and representations of Lie groups and Lie algebras. Related geometric and algebraic objects, symmetric spaces, buildings, vertex operator algebras, quantum groups. Non-commutative harmonic analysis. Geometric methods in representation theory. Discrete subgroups of Lie groups. Lie groups and dynamics, including applications to number theory.

Connections with sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13.
8. Analysis and Operator Algebras

Classical analysis. Real and Complex analysis in one and several variables, potential theory, quasiconformal mappings. Harmonic analysis. Linear and non-linear functional analysis, operator algebras, Banach algebras, Banach spaces. Non-commutative geometry, spectra of random matrices. Asymptotic geometric analysis. Metric geometry and applications. Geometric measure theory.

Connections with sections 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.
9. Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations

Topological and symbolic dynamics. Geometric and qualitative theory of ordinary differential equations and smooth dynamical systems. Bifurcations and singularities. Hamiltonian systems and dynamical systems of geometric origin. One-dimensional and holomorphic dynamics. Strange attractors and chaotic dynamics. Lyapunov exponents. Multidimensional actions and rigidity in dynamics. Ergodic theory including applications to combinatorics and combinatorial number theory. Infinite dimensional dynamical systems and partial differential equations.

Connections with sections 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16.
10. Partial Differential Equations

Solvability, regularity, stability and other qualitative properties of linear and non-linear equations and systems. Asymptotics. Spectral theory, scattering, inverse problems. Variational methods and calculus of variations. Optimal transportation. Homogenization and multiscale problems. Relations to continuous media and control. Modeling through partial differential equations. Stochastic partial differential equations.

Connections with sections 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17.
11. Mathematical Physics

Dynamical systems, including integrable systems. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, including interacting particle systems. Partial differential equations including fluid dynamics, wave equation, Boltzmann equation and material science. General relativity. Stochastic models and probabilistic methods including random matrices and stochastic (partial) differential equations. Algebraic methods, including operator algebras, representation theory and algebraic aspects of quantum field theory. Quantum mechanics and spectral theory, including quantum chaos. Quantum information and computation. Quantum many-body theory and condensed matter physics. Quantum field theory including gauge theories and conformal field theory. Geometry and topology in physics including string theory and quantum gravity.

Connections with sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12.
12. Probability and Statistics

Stochastic processes. Interacting particle systems. Random media. Random matrices, conformally invariant models. Stochastic networks. Stochastic geometry. Statistical inference. High-dimensional data analysis. Spatial methods.

Connections with sections 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.
13. Combinatorics

Combinatorial structures. Enumeration: exact and asymptotic. Graph theory. Probabilistic and extremal combinatorics. Designs and finite geometries. Relations with linear algebra, representation theory and commutative algebra. Topological and analytical techniques in combinatorics. Combinatorial geometry. Combinatorial number theory. Additive combinatorics. Polyhedral combinatorics and combinatorial optimization.

Connections with sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14.
14. Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science

Complexity theory and design and analysis of algorithms. Formal languages. Computational learning. Algorithmic game theory. Cryptography. Coding theory. Semantics and verification of programs. Symbolic computation. Quantum computing. Computational geometry, computer vision.

Connections with sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 15.
15. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Design of numerical algorithms and analysis of their accuracy, stability, convergence and complexity. Approximation theory. Applied and computational aspects of harmonic analysis. Numerical solution of algebraic, functional, stochastic, differential, and integral equations.

Connections with sections 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17.
16. Control Theory and Optimization

Minimization problems. Controllability, observability, stability. Robotics. Stochastic systems and control. Optimal control. Optimal design, shape design. Linear, non-linear, integer, and stochastic programming. Inverse problems. Applications.

Connections with sections 9, 10, 12, 15, 17.
17. Mathematics in Science and Technology

Mathematics and its applications to physical sciences, engineering sciences, life sciences, social and economic sciences, and technology. Bioinformatics. Mathematics in interdisciplinary research. The interplay of mathematical modeling, mathematical analysis, and scientific computation, and its impact on the understanding of scientific phenomena and on the solution of real life problems.

Connections with sections 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16.
18. Mathematics Education and Popularization of Mathematics

Range of research and key issues in mathematics education, from elementary school to higher education. Modern developments in effective popularization of mathematics, from publications, to museums, to online communication.

Connections with sections 17 and 19.
19. History of Mathematics

Historical studies of all of the mathematical sciences in all periods and all cultural settings.

Connections with all the other sections, especially section 18.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make changes in the schedule    |    Updated on July 20, 2018