# AMS von Neumann Symposium

These one-week conferences are held approximately every four years in the summer. They focus on seminal concepts in the forefront of mathematics and are made possible by the generous support of a fund established by Dr. and Mrs. Carrol V. Newsom in honor of the memory of John von Neumann.

### Past Symposia

**2016**

AMS von Neumann Symposium on* Topological Recursion and its Influence in Analysis, Geometry, and Topology*

Organized organized by **Motohico Mulase **(Chair), University of California, Davis;** Bertrand Eynard**, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA; and **Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu**, Columbia University, New York. It reflected the recent extremely rapid and rich developments in the emerging research field that is generally known as topological recursion. It had its origin in random matrix theory, and also in the work of Mirzakhani on the volume of the moduli space of hyperbolic surfaces. It had played a fundamental role in connecting seemingly unrelated areas of mathematics, such as matrix models, enumeration of Hurwitz numbers and Grothendieck's dessins d'enfants, Hitchin moduli spaces, the A-polynomials and colored polynomial invariants of knots, Gromov-Witten invariants, the WKB asymptotic analysis of 1-dimensional Schrödinger equations, and the non-Abelian Hodge correspondence. The symposium was planned right at the time when many discoveries and crucial theorems were established, and at the same time, numerous new mysteries were arising.

Full announcement and application procedures can be found here.

**2011**

AMS von Neumann Symposium on *Multimodel and Multialgorithm Coupling for Multiscale Problems*

Organized by **John B. Bell** (chair), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; **Alejandro L. Garcia**, San Jose State University; and **Francis Alexander**, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Multiscale problems are of increasing importance in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry, fluid dynamics, environmental science, materials science, geophysics, and all branches of engineering. The symposium brought groups together in four key areas (fluids, solids, earth sciences, and molecular dynamics) and enabled applied mathematicians and scientists to discuss current practices and future research directions in the development of hybrid methodologies for multiscale phenomena.

Full announcement and application procedures can be found here. View poster here.

**2007**

AMS von Neumann Symposium on *Sparse Representation and High-Dimensional Geometry*

July 8-12, 2007, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah

Organizing Committee:

**Ron DeVore**, University of South Carolina

**David L. Donoho**, Stanford University

**Anna Gilbert**, University of Michigan

**Jared Tanner**, University of Utah

**2003**

AMS von Neumann Symposium on *Complex Geometry, Calibrations, and Special Holonomy*

August 11-20, 2003, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California

Organizing Committee:

**Robert Bryant** (Co-chair), Duke University

**Simon Donaldson**, Imperial College

**H. Blaine Lawson**, SUNY at Stony Brook

**Richard Schoen**, Stanford University

**Gang Tian** (co-chair), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

**1999**

AMS von Neumann Symposium on *Arithmetic Fundamental Groups and Noncommutative Algebra*

August 16-27, 1999, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California

Organizing Committee:

**Michael D. Fried**, University of California, Irvine

**David Harbater**, University of Pennsylvania

**Lance W. Small**, University of California, San Diego

**1994**

AMS von Neumann Symposium on *Quantization and Nonlinear Wave Equations*

June 7-11, 1994, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Organizing Committee:

**William Arveson**, University of California, Berkeley

**Robert Blattner**, University of California, Los Angeles

**Haim Brezis** (co-chair), Rutgers University and University of Paris

**Thomas Branson**, University of Iowa

**Irving Segal** (co-chair), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

### Contact Information

Penny Pina

Director of Meetings & Conferences

Phone: (401) 455-4145, 1-800-321-4267, Ext. 4145

Fax: (401) 455-4004

Email: meet@ams.org