MIT professor Thomas Mrowka and seven other speakers will present a variety of topics, ranging from quantum gravity and its connection with probability theory, to the solution of two recent conjectures, the Kodaira conjecture and the Weinstein conjecture.
The Clay Research Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. on May 12. This year's recipients are Claire Voisin of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France, and Cliff Taubes, chair of Harvard's mathematics department.
The conference will be held at Bartos Theatre in the MIT Media Lab (Building E15). For the schedule, visit http://www.claymath.org. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 7, 2008 (download PDF).