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MSRI's 25th Anniversary Celebration January 26, 2008 - January 30, 2008

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Jan 27, 2008
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Counting curves in 3-folds
Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Murphy's Law in algebraic geometry: Badly-behaved moduli spaces
Ravi Vakil (Stanford University)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Remarks on Chern-Simons theory
Dan Freed (Harvard University)
Jan 28, 2008
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Beyond Fourier Analysis
Bryna Kra (Northwestern University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Sensor Imaging
George Papanicolaou (Stanford University)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Heegaard Floer homology and knots
Peter Ozsváth (Princeton University)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Topology and Data
Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford University)
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  Education Panel
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Herbert Clemens (Ohio State University), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Hugo Rossi (University of Utah), Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
Jan 29, 2008
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Class groups and Galois representations
Kenneth Ribet (University of California, Berkeley)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Configuration and Moduli Spaces
Richard Melrose (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Whitney's extension problem and interpolation of functions
Charles Fefferman (Princeton University)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Mathematics of Climate Change
Inez Fung (University of California, Berkeley)
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  Panel Discussion MSRI: Past, Present, and Future
Alejandro Adem (University of British Columbia), Lenore Blum (University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon University), Robert Bryant (Duke University), Tony Chan (University of California, Los Angeles), David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley), Calvin Moore (University of California, Berkeley), Alvin Thaler (Hunter College, CUNY)
Jan 30, 2008
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  MSRI and interactions between operator algebras, physics and low dimensional topology
Vaughan Jones (Vanderbilt University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Dirichlet Duality and the Nonlinear Dirichlet Problem
H. Blaine Lawson (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Pair-of-pants decompositions
Paul Seidel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Topological Field Theories
Michael Hopkins (Harvard University)