Point Configurations: Deformations and Rigidity

23 Dec 2019, by Holly Inness in Sponsored events

LMS Research School at the University College London, 20-24 July 2020

Organisers: Codina Cotar (UCL London) and Mircea Petrache (PUC, Santiago)

Location: Lecture Theatre G12, Department of Statistical Science, University College London, UK

The aim of the research summer school is to present several different modern perspectives on the rigidity and deformability of optimum point configurations. Three main points of view are presented in the lecture courses: the point of view of material science and elasticity; the point of view of approximation theory; and the point of view of the methods of Viazovska, based on linear programming bounds.

The workshop is funded by the London Mathematical Society, Clay Mathematics Institute, Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research and UCL.

Lecturers and Plenary Speakers

The three main lecture course topics are:

– Crystallization in classical particle systems (Gero Friesecke, Technical University of Munich)

-Discrete Energy on Rectifiable Sets (Douglas Hardin and Edward Saff, Vanderbilt University)

-Modular forms, universal optimality and Fourier interpolation (Danylo Radchenko, ETH Zurich)

These lecture courses will be supplemented by tutorial sessions. Additionally, there will be three plenary talks by:

Keith Ball (Warwick University)

Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research New England)

Sylvia Serfaty (New York University)

There will also be an opportunity for the participants to present posters or give short talks on their own research.

For further information please see the website.