University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building, L1
Organizers: Ivan Corwin (Columbia), Andrei Okounkov (Columbia), Terence Tao (UCLA), Andrew Wiles (Oxford), Nick Woodhouse (CMI)
The Clay Mathematics Institute grew out of Landon T. Clay's longstanding belief in the centrality of mathematical knowledge to human progress, culture, and intellectual life. Founded twenty years ago, it came into existence with its incorporation in the USA on September 25, 1998 .
To celebrate its many contributions to the international mathematics community over two decades, CMI will hold a special conference highlighting the outstanding achievements of its research fellows, award winners, and others whom it has supported.
SpeakersManjul Bhargava (Princeton) The density of polynomials having squarefree discriminantBen Green (Oxford) The anatomy of integers and permutations (video)John Morgan (Simons Center) Perelman's work on the Poincaré Conjecture and geometrization of 3-manifolds (video)Ngô Bao Châu (Chicago) On the Hankel transformation and functional equation of automorphic L-functions (video)Andrei Okounkov (Columbia) Characters and difference equations (video)John Pardon (Princeton) Smoothing finite group acitons on three-manifolds (video)Peter Scholze (Bonn) p-adic geometry (video)Stanislav Smirnov (Geneva) Percolation crossings and complex analysis (video)Claire Voisin (Collège de France) New results on rationality questions (video)Wendelin Werner (ETH) The work of Jason Miller and Scott Sheffield (video)Andrew Wiles (Oxford) Twenty years of the Birch Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture (video)
A celebratory dinner will take place on Tuesday 25 September at Balliol College.
Registration for the 20th Anniversary Conference is now closed.
Terence Tao, who had planned to give the final talk, is recovering from an accident. He apologises that he will not be able to travel to Oxford for the conference.
Two associated workshops will follow the conference; see links at right.
Monday 24 September
10:00 Registration opens, coffee
11:25 Welcome: Nick Woodhouse
Session 1 Chair: Andrei Okounkov
11:30 John Morgan, Perelman's work on the Poincaré Conjecture and geometrization of 3-manifolds
14:00 Ben Green, The anatomy of integers and permutations
15:00 Claire Voisin, New results on rationality questions
16:00 Coffee and birthday cake
17:30 Public Lecture: Roger Penrose, Eschermatics, requires separate registration
18:30 Presentation of the Clay Award for Dissemination of Mathematical Knowledge to Sir Roger Penrose
Tuesday 25 September
Session 2 Chair: Martin Bridson
10:00 Andrew Wiles, Twenty years of the Birch Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture
11:30 Manjul Bhargava, The density of polynomials having squarefree discriminant
14:15 Ngô Bảo Châu, On the Hankel transform and functional equation of automorphic L-functions
15:45 Peter Scholze, p-adic geometry
Award Ceremony Chair: Nick Woodhouse
16:45 Wendelin Werner, The work of Jason Miller and Scott Sheffield
Presentation of the Clay Research Award to Jason Miller and Scott Sheffield
17:30 Reception in Mathematical Institute
19:15 Dinner at Balliol College for invited guests and ticket holders
Wednesday 26 September
Session 3 Chair: Ivan Corwin
10:00 Stanislav Smirnov, Percolation crossings and complex analysis
11:30 John Pardon, Smoothing finite group actions on three-manifolds
14:00 Andrei Okounkov, Characters and difference equations