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Math Frontiers Webinar Series: Webinar Dates, Topics, and Instructions


Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a webinar series on exciting and upcoming mathematics research across an array of topics. Webinars will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. ET, with two speakers and live Q&A. See below for the list of dates and themes for each webinar.


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Password for all webinars: math


February 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Mathematics of the Electric Grid

Professors Sean Meyn and Steven Low will discuss mathematical applications for the preservation, stability, and resilience of the electric grid and other modern power systems.

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March 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Probability for People and Places

Professors Kenneth L. Lange and Gregory F. Lawler will discuss applications of probability theory, including how DNA results are used to calculate family ancestry. Application areas include investment analytics and game theory.

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April 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Social and Biological Networks

Professor Alessandro Vespignani and others will discuss the mathematics of social and biological networks and how the analysis of these networks can lead to new and exciting discoveries.

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May 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Mathematics of Redistricting

Professors Jonathan Mattingly and Karen Saxe will discuss the mathematics of political redistricting—the process of redrawing congressional and state legislative electoral districts.

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June 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Number Theory: The Riemann Hypothesis

Professors Ken Ono and Terence Tao will speak on the importance and recent advances on the Riemann Hypothesis, one of the most famous unsolved problems in algebra and number theory.

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July 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Topology

Professors Jeffrey F. Brock and John Morgan will discuss applications of topology—the mathematical study of how object properties are impacted by deformations—to fields such as data analytics, tumor identification, and robotics.

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August 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Algorithms for Threat Detection

Professor Andrea Bertozzi and others will discuss applications of mathematics to spatiotemporal data analytics as a way to discover and mitigate national security threats.

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September 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET:
Mathematical Analysis

Professor Dimitri Shlyakhtenko and others will discuss mathematical analysis—the study of functions and their limits. Application areas include computational fluid dynamics and astronomy.

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October 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Combinatorics

Invited speakers will discuss the mathematical study of discrete structures and their properties focusing on some of the modern techniques in the area including the probabilistic method. Application areas include information theory, statistical physics, molecular biology and computer science.

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November 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Why Machine Learning Works

Invited speakers will discuss the mathematics behind machine learning and how they enable predictive analyses.

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December 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET: Mathematics of Epidemics

Professors Calistus Ngonghala and Folashade B. Agusto will discuss mathematical approaches to studying biology, including ecology and infectious disease.

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