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Tentative schedule: 9-12: mini-presentations, informal discussion, Q&A, led by Jose Rodriguez (numerical decomposition), Elizabeth Gross (reaction networks), Dan Bates (numerical AG for sciences and engineering); 12-1: lunch; 1pm+: catch flights, continue talking in groups.

This is an informal get-together of the Joint Meetings participants and locals interested in various aspects of Numerical Algebraic Geometry. This area combines numerical analysis and nonlinear algebra in algorithms that found various applications in other parts of mathematics and outside.
(If interested in joining, email leykin@math.gatech.edu)

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1. One day before the election, the statistics site 538 predicted a 70% chance of a Clinton victory. How do we judge the quality of probabilistic prediction models? Ultimately every quant finance model has a probabilistic prediction model at its core, for instance the geometric Brownian Motion is the core of Black-Scholes. I will explain the Basel Traffic Ligths Framework and then I'll ask the audience to think how the framework can be extended. 2. Multi-factor local volatility. I will explain Dupire's local volatility model and ask how this model can be extended to a multi-factor framework. 3. Model overfitting. There are objective criteria for statistical model overfitting, such as AIC. Such criteria don't exist for risk-neutral derivatives pricing models.

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THis is an international meeting that will take place 8-11 October. See http://qmath13.gatech.edu/ for more details.

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We will describe an etale version of Bloch groups and regulators which for the case of number fields that take values in quotients of units of their rings of integers. Joint work with Frank Calegari and Stavros Garoufalidis

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The goal of this group is to read carefully the book "Introduction to Chaos in non-equilibrium stat. Mechanics". There will be several speakers. AThe first lecture will be a quick introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics for mathematicians. We hope to explain the physical basis of the problems to mathematicians who have no background in physics and also cover some of the mathematical subtleties that are often overlooked in physiscs courses.

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All School of Mathematics faculty, staff and postdocs are invited to attend this welcome event which will open with a short presentation and introducing new members to the School. Lunch will be provided.

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Poster presentations by Ibrahim Apata (Morehouse), Chelsea Huston (Spelman), Jason Kolbush (Georgia Tech), Isabella Nang (Georgia State), Taylor Strickland (Agnes Scott), and Ida De Vierno (Georgia Tech).

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At a recent leadership training workshop, where chairs, deans and provosts engaged in "Vegas Rules" discussions about how to develop talent in staff and ourselves, I was asked the question-What was the thing that I enjoyed most during my childhood? Of course I responded: Solving math problems fast! But how does that relate to my research on pricing strategies in the automotive industry, technological aspirations in the developing-country context, earnings and employment differentials by race/ethnicity and gender in various market sectors, and return on investment in food safety research? The answers to this question will be the focus of this talk. The key takeaways will be that pathways meander, enjoy scientific explorations, and the quickest pathway to the crown of one's career is not necessarily the most fulfilling.