Mathematical Concepts in the Sciences and Humanities


Monday, May 16, 2022
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome Coffee

Opening session & Philosophy and History of Science

Chair: Bernd Sturmfels
10:00 - 10:15Leibniz-SaalBernd Sturmfels (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)
Welcome Address
10:15 - 11:15Leibniz-SaalWilderich Tuschmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee & Tea
11:45 - 12:30Leibniz-SaalVincenzo De Risi (CNRS)
Leibniz and Newton on a Geometry of Space
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15Leibniz-SaalJohannes Lenhard (TU Kaiserslautern)
Created by Prediction. On the history, ontology, and computation of the Lennard-Jones Fluid
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee & Tea
15:45 - 16:30Leibniz-SaalManfred Laubichler (Arizona State University)
Co-evolutionary dynamics from the origin of life to the Anthropocene
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee

Semantic Spaces, Cognition and Strategy Science

Chair: Manfred Laubichler
09:00 - 09:45Leibniz-SaalJames Evans (The University of Chicago)
The Curvature of Culture and Society: Analyzing meaning and connection through curved embeddings of text and networks
09:45 - 10:30Leibniz-SaalPeter Gärdenfors (Lund University)
Determining cognitive categories by their invariances
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:45Leibniz-SaalCharlotte Schubert (Leipzig University)
Rethinking Authorship in Classics
11:45 - 12:30Leibniz-SaalMassimo Warglien (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia)
Semantics beyond conceptual spaces
12:30 - 14:35 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15Leibniz-SaalThorbjørn Knudsen (University of Southern Denmark)
Robustness and Complexity: A New Perspective for Strategy.
15:15 - 16:00Leibniz-SaalRosemarie Nagel (UPF Barcelona)
Behavioral Game Theory and Neuroeconomics in Simple Situations
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee & Tea
16:30 - 17:15VideobroadcastChristoph Engel (Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods)
What the Judge Argues is Not What the Judge Thinks – Eye Tracking Evidence about the Disconnect Between Judicial Decision-Making and Judicial Reasoning
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee


Chair: Thorbjørn Knudsen
09:00 - 09:45Leibniz-SaalJoseph Lizier (University of Sydney)
Analytic relationship of information processing and synchronizability to network structure and motifs
09:45 - 10:30Leibniz-SaalDavid Wolpert (Santa Fe Institute)
The singularity will arrive soon - but it will be a distributed system
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:45Leibniz-SaalNils Bertschinger (Innoplexus)
Complexity in financial markets
11:45 - 12:30Leibniz-SaalDavid Chavalarias (Centre d'Analyses de Mathématiques Sociales (CAMS), and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS))
How social networks modeling can help us understand the inevitable democratic disruption under the impact of Big Tech
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15Leibniz-SaalKristian Lindgren (Chalmers University of Technology)
Entropy and complexity — microscopic and macroscopic perspectives in physical systems
15:15 - 16:00Leibniz-SaalHolger Kantz (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems)
Truly finite prediction horizons due to scale dependent error growth rates in toy models, turbulence, and weather forecasts schemes
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee & Tea
16:30 - 17:15VideobroadcastLeonhard Smith (London School of Economics)
Predictability Does Not Exist
17:30 - 18:30 Reception
18:30 - 19:00Leibniz-SaalJürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)
Across Fields -- The Intellectual Adventures of a Mathematician
Thursday, May 19, 2022
08:45 - 09:15 Welcome Coffee
09:15 - 09:45Leibniz-SaalKlaus Blaum (Vizepräsident MPG)
Greeting & Congratulatory Message
Leibniz-SaalFelix Otto (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)
Greeting & Congratulatory Message

Computational Biology and Neuroscience

Chair: Felix Otto
09:45 - 10:30Leibniz-SaalAngela Stevens (University of Münster)
Mathematical models for regeneration in biological model organisms
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:45Leibniz-SaalAreejit Samal (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
Minimum complexity drives regulatory logic in Boolean models of living systems
11:45 - 12:15VideobroadcastKlaus Scherrer (Institute Jacques Monod, CNRS)
The Working Genome is RNA - Evolution of a Conceptual Challenge
12:15 - 12:45Leibniz-SaalWiktor Mlynarski (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)
Adaptation of large-scale neural populations to natural scene statistics
12:45 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15Leibniz-SaalLeo van Hemmen (Technical University Munich)
Geometric Perturbation Theory and Sound Localization
15:15 - 16:00Leibniz-SaalMina Teicher (Bar-Ilan University)
Synchronization in brain activity and application
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee & Tea
16:30 - 17:15Leibniz-SaalBernhard Englitz (Radboud University)
Using compositional restricted Boltzmann machines to account for the whole-brain activity of zebrafish larvae.
17:15 - 18:00VideobroadcastBoris Gutkin (ENS)
Inverse stochastic resonance in neurons and in neural circuits
Friday, May 20, 2022
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee

Machine Learning and Data Analysis

Chair: Leo van Hemmen
09:00 - 09:45Leibniz-SaalVolker Lindenstruth (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies - FIAS)
Quarks und Bytes
09:45 - 10:30Leibniz-SaalHông Vân Lê (Czech Academy of Sciences)
Categorical language and geometrical methods in Machine Learning
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:45Leibniz-SaalTobias Elze (Harvard Medical School)
Identifying Disease Subtypes from Complex Medical Data

Metric Geometry, Graphs and Hypergraphs, Network Analysis

11:45 - 12:30Leibniz-SaalPeter Stadler (University of Leipzig)
Chemical Reaction Networks: idenfication, representation, and generation
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15VideobroadcastShiping Liu (University of Science and Technology of China)
Geometric and spectral theory of signed graphs

Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Processes

15:15 - 16:00Leibniz-SaalChristian Kühn (Technical University Munich)
On the Interplay between Network Dynamics and Differential Equations
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee & Tea
VideobroadcastDaniela Horak (AIG)
Stability analysis of intersection graphs and it’s application for hyperparameter tuning in TDA Mapper.
This talk has to be cancelled.
Monday, May 23, 2022
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee

Geometric Analysis

09:00 - 09:45VideobroadcastShing-Tung Yau (Harvard University)
Quasi local mass and angular momentum in general relativity

Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Processes

09:45 - 10:30Leibniz-SaalMichael Röckner (University of Bielefeld)
Equilibria of nonlinear distorted Brownian motions
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:45Leibniz-SaalFatihcan Atay (Bilkent University)
Anticipation and delay effects in network dynamics

Philosophy and History of Science

11:45 - 12:30Leibniz-SaalJürgen Renn (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
What drives the Great Acceleration
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break

Geometric Analysis

Chair: Michael Röckner
14:30 - 15:15VideobroadcastJiayu Li (University of Science and Technology of China)
Recent progress on the mean field equation
15:15 - 16:00VideobroadcastJean-Pierre Bourguignon (IHÉS)
Spinors in 2022
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee & Tea
16:30 - 17:15Leibniz-SaalGuofang Wang (Freiburg University)
Optimal geometric inequalities for hypersurfaces with or without boundary

Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Processes

17:15 - 18:00VideobroadcastSergio Albeverio (University of Bonn) (joint work with Francesco De Vecchi (University of Bonn))
On relations between functional integrals, quantum fields, singular pde's and stochastic analysis
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee

Geometric Analysis

09:00 - 09:45VideobroadcastMiaomiao Zhu (Jiaotong University)
Quantization for geometric PDEs over 4-manifolds with varying geometric structures

Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Processes

09:45 - 10:30Leibniz-SaalKarl-Theodor Sturm (University of Bonn)
Conformally Invariant Random Geometry on Riemannian Manifolds of Even Dimension
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee & Tea

Geometric Analysis

11:00 - 11:45Leibniz-SaalMichael Struwe (ETH Zurich)
Plateau flow
11:45 - 12:30Leibniz-SaalJoachim Lohkamp (University of Münster)
The Geometry of Positive Mass Theorems
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15Leibniz-SaalKnut Smoczyk (Leibniz University Hannover)
Graphical mean curvature flow with bounded bi-Ricci curvature
15:15 - 16:00Leibniz-SaalStephan Luckhaus (University of Leipzig)
Data Models and the use of Invariants for the Covid 19 Pandemic
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee & Tea

Geometry and Mathematical Physics

16:30 - 17:15VideobroadcastKang Zuo (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Higgs bundles in arithmetic geometry
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee

Geometry and Mathematical Physics

Chair: Karl-Theodor Sturm
09:00 - 09:45VideobroadcastShaoming Fei (Capital Normal University)
Geometry in quantum computation and information processing
09:45 - 10:30Leibniz-SaalEnno Kessler (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics)
Super J-holomorphic curves
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:45Leibniz-SaalLorenz Schwachhöfer (TU Dortmund University)
Parametrized measure models in classical and quantum information geometry.
11:45 - 12:30Leibniz-SaalMatthias Schwarz (University of Leipzig)
String ideas in symplectic geometry
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15Leibniz-SaalWilderich Tuschmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
Manifolds and Moduli Spaces of Positive Ricci Curvature Metrics
15:15 - 16:00Leibniz-SaalAnna Wienhard (Heidelberg University)
On and around (higher) Teichmüller spaces
16:00 - 16:15Leibniz-SaalClosing & Good Bye

Date and Location

May 16 - 25, 2022
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal)
Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig

Scientific Organizers

  • Nihat Ay, Hamburg University of Technology (Germany) & Santa Fe Institute
  • Eckehard Olbrich, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences (Germany)
  • Felix Otto, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences (Germany)
  • Bernd Sturmfels, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences (Germany)

Administrative Contact

Katharina Matschke
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences (Germany)
Contact by Email
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