Mathematical Frontiers Webinar Series

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Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a webinar series on exciting and upcoming mathematics research across an array of topics. Webinars will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. ET, with two speakers and live Q&A. See below for the list of dates and themes for each webinar.

This is the only registration page for all webinars in the series. When registering, please make sure you select all the webinars you would like to attend. You will only receive reminder emails and login instructions for webinars you have registered for.

As each webinar approaches, we will post more information about the speakers on the webinar series page at

This webinar series is made possible by the generous core support of the National Academies' Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics from the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing Research.


February 12, 2019: Machine Learning for Materials Science
Professors Elizabeth Holm and Rampi Ramprasad will discuss how machine learning tools are advancing materials discovery and design.

March 12, 2019: Mathematics of Privacy
Professors Kamalika Chaudhuri and Katrina Ligett will discuss mathematical approaches to protecting individual privacy and confidentiality, and how these methods work in practice.

April 9, 2019: Mathematics of Gravitational Waves
Professors Manuela Campanelli and Thomas Baumgarte will discuss mathematical approaches to exploring gravitational waves.

May 14, 2019: Algebraic Geometry
Professors Ravi Vakil and Bernd Sturmfels will discuss the history and applications of algebraic geometry, the branch of mathematics that studies zeros of polynomials and solves geometrical problems about these sets of zeros.

June 11, 2019: Mathematics of Transportation
Professors Alain Kornhauser and Pascal Van Hentenryck will discuss mathematical approaches that inform transportation policies and improve transportation networks.

July 9, 2019: Cryptography and Cybersecurity
Professor Suman Jana and Dr. Kristin Lauter will discuss mathematical foundations and opportunities in cryptography and cybersecurity.

August 13, 2019: Machine Learning in Medicine
Professors Juan B. Gutierrez and Mihaela van der Schaar will discuss applications of machine learning in medicine.

September 10, 2019: Logic and Foundations
Professors Natasha Dobrinen and Julia Knight will discuss mathematical logic and foundations and their applications.

October 8, 2019: Mathematics of Quantum Physics
Professors Anna Krylov and Xiaosong Li will discuss the mathematics underpinning quantum physics, and how mathematical advances may lead to new breakthroughs.

November 12, 2019: Quantum Encryption
Dr. Lily Chen and Professor Delaram Kahrobaei will discuss the mathematics behind quantum encryption and opportunities for future research.

December 10, 2019: Machine Learning for Text
Professors Marine Carpuat and Tengyu Ma will discuss how machine learning methods are being applied to text analysis and what these efforts could unveil.

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