The main focus of the workshop is the application of algebraic method to study problems in combinatorics. In recent years there has been a large number of results in which the use of algebraic technique has resulted in significant improvements to long standing open problems. Such problems include the finite field Kakeya problem, the distinct distance problem of Erdos and, more recently, the cap-set problem. The workshop will include talks on all of the above mentioned problem as well as on recent development in related areas combining combinatorics and algebra.
The following playlist contains videos from the workshop:
The Big Data Conference featured many speakers from the Harvard community as well as scholars from across the globe, with talks focusing on computer science, statistics, math and physics, and economics. This was the third conference on Big Data the Center hosted as part of our annual events, and was co-organized by Richard Freeman, Scott Kominers, Jun Liu, Horng-Tzer Yau and Shing-Tung Yau.
This youtube playlist contains all of the videos from the conference. For detailed abstracts and slides, you can find the schedule here.
On Aug. 13, 2017, Boston-area Iranian scholars organized a memorial in honor of Fields Medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani. The event was moderated by CMSA Visitor Artan Sheshmani, and featured comments from leading scholars across several academic institutes.
Professor Sheshmani also gave a tribute in his native tongue of Farsi, which can be viewed below.