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Spring 2023 Scientific Workshops at MSRI / SLMath Announced

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California, now becoming the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath) in 2022-23, welcomes registrations for our upcoming Spring 2023 workshops, listed below. SLMath workshops are free of charge to attend, thanks to the generous support of our funders, including the National Science Foundation.

(Please check for full details, as some workshop dates or details may be subject to change. An updated schedule of all talks will be posted by organizers in advance of each event.)


January 19-20, 2023

Connections Workshop: Algebraic Cycles, L-Values, and Euler Systems

Organizers: Henri Darmon (McGill University), Ellen Eischen (University of Oregon), Benjamin Howard (Boston College), Elena Mantovan* (California Institute of Technology)


January 23- 27, 2023

Introductory Workshop: Algebraic Cycles, L-Values, and Euler Systems

Organizers: Henri Darmon (McGill University), Ellen Eischen* (University of Oregon), Benjamin Howard (Boston College), Elena Mantovan (California Institute of Technology)


February 2-3, 2023

Connections Workshop: Diophantine Geometry

Organizers: Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston University), Yunqing Tang* (University of California, Berkeley)


February 6-10, 2023

Introductory Workshop: Diophantine Geometry

Organizers: Hector Pasten (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Yunqing Tang (University of California, Berkeley), Shou-Wu Zhang* (Princeton University)


March 13-17, 2023

Shimura Varieties and L-functions

Organizers: Michael Harris (Columbia University), David Loeffler (University of Warwick), Elena Mantovan (California Institute of Technology), Christopher Skinner (Princeton University), Sarah Zerbes (ETH Zürich), Wei Zhang* (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


March 22-24, 2023

Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2023: Mentoring for Equity

Organizers: Pamela Harris (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Abbe Herzig (AHH Consulting), Aris Winger (Georgia Gwinnett College), Michael Young (Carnegie Mellon University)


April 17-21, 2023

Degeneracy of Algebraic Points

Organizers: Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston University), Mirela Ciperiani* (University of Texas, Austin), Philipp Habegger (University of Basel), Wei Ho (University of Michigan), Hector Pasten (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Yunqing Tang (University of California, Berkeley), Shou-Wu Zhang (Princeton University)


April 15-19, 2024

Recent Developments in Commutative Algebra

Organizers: Daniel Erman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Linquan Ma (Purdue University), Karl Schwede* (University of Utah), Karen Smith (University of Michigan), Andrew Snowden (University of Michigan), Irena Swanson (Purdue University)

*indicates lead organizers.


Workshop Funding: Established researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are invited to apply for funding. Funding awards are typically made eight weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadlines are considered only if additional funds become available.


Resources for Workshop Attendees: To allow visitors to fully participate in its scientific activities, SLMath is pleased to be able to offer 1) a private room for nursing parents and 2) childcare grants to researchers with children under the age of 17. One of the objectives of SLMath’s family support program is to contribute toward our goal of enabling the participation of women and members of other historically underrepresented groups in its programs, workshops, and summer graduate schools.

These flexible grants may be used for reimbursement of child care expenses incurred in Berkeley, or at home, including airfare for children and support for companion caregivers or hired childcare providers in Berkeley or to cover the costs of such help at home. Please note that, because these funds are taxable, they are available only to US Citizens and Permanent Residents, and foreign visitors with a visa status that allows for compensation, such as a J1. We are deeply grateful to our Family Support donors for their generosity.

SLMath is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Students, recent PhDs, women, and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

MSRI / SLMath has been supported from its origins by the National Science Foundation, now joined by the National Security Agency, over 100 Academic Sponsor Institutions, by a range of private foundations, and by generous and farsighted individuals.