Mathematical Concepts in the Sciences and Humanities


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

Opening session & Philosophy and History of Science

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

Semantic Spaces, Cognition and Strategy Science

Chair: Manfred Laubichler
09:00 - 09:45James Evans (The University of Chicago)
The Curvature of Culture and Society: Analyzing meaning and connection through curved embeddings of text and networks
09:45 - 10:30Peter Gärdenfors (Lund University)
Determining cognitive categories by their invariances
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:45Charlotte Schubert (Leipzig University)
Rethinking Authorship in Classics
11:45 - 12:30Massimo Warglien (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia)
Semantics beyond conceptual spaces
12:30 - 14:35Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15Thorbjørn Knudsen (University of Southern Denmark)
Robustness and Complexity: A New Perspective for Strategy.
15:15 - 16:00Rosemarie Nagel (UPF Barcelona)
Behavioral Game Theory and Neuroeconomics in Simple Situations
16:00 - 16:30Coffee & Tea
16:30 - 17:15Christoph 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 - 09:00Welcome Coffee


Chair: Thorbjørn Knudsen
09:00 - 09:45Joseph Lizier (University of Sydney)
Analytic relationship of information processing and synchronizability to network structure and motifs
09:45 - 10:30David Wolpert (Santa Fe Institute)
The singularity will arrive soon - but it will be a distributed system
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:45Nils Bertschinger (Innoplexus)
Complexity in financial markets
11:45 - 12:30David 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 - 14:30Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15Kristian Lindgren (Chalmers University of Technology)
Entropy and complexity — microscopic and macroscopic perspectives in physical systems
15:15 - 16:00Holger 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 - 16:30Coffee & Tea
16:30 - 17:15Leonhard Smith (London School of Economics)
Predictability Does Not Exist
17:30 - 18:30Reception
18:30 - 19:00Jürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)
Across Fields -- The Intellectual Adventures of a Mathematician
Thursday, May 19, 2022
08:45 - 09:15Welcome Coffee
09:15 - 09:45Klaus Blaum (Vizepräsident MPG)
Greeting & Congratulatory Message
Felix Otto (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)
Greeting & Congratulatory Message

Computational Biology and Neuroscience

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

Machine Learning and Data Analysis

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

Metric Geometry, Graphs and Hypergraphs, Network Analysis

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

Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Processes

15:15 - 16:00Christian Kühn (Technical University Munich)
On the Interplay between Network Dynamics and Differential Equations
16:00 - 16:30Coffee & Tea
Daniela 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 - 09:00Welcome Coffee

Geometric Analysis

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

Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Processes

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

Philosophy and History of Science

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

Geometric Analysis

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

Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Processes

17:15 - 18:00Sergio 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 - 09:00Welcome Coffee

Geometric Analysis

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

Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Processes

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

Geometric Analysis

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

Geometry and Mathematical Physics

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

Geometry and Mathematical Physics

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