Techmath  Math Seminars in Israel
In equilibrium systems there is a long tradition of modelling systems by postulating an energy and identifying stable states with local or global minimizers of this energy. In recent years, with the discovery of Wasserstein and related gradient flows, there is the potential to do the same for timeevolving systems with overdamped (noninertial, viscositydominated) dynamics. Such a modelling route, however, requires an understanding of which energies (or entropies) drive a given system, which dissipation mechanisms are present, and how these two interact. Especially for the Wassersteinbased dissipations this was unclear until rather recently. In these talks I will discuss some of the modelling arguments that underlie the use of energies, entropies, and the Wasserstein gradient flows. This understanding springs from the common connection between large deviations for stochastic particle processes on one hand, and energies, entropies, and gradient flows on the other. In the first talk I will describe the variational structure of gradient flows, introduce generalized gradient flows, and give examples. In the second talk I will enter more deeply into the connection between gradient flows on one hand and stochastic processes on the other, in order to explain `where the gradientflow structures come from'.  This minilecture series will be held 9:3012:30 on Mon, Feb 27. 9:30  Coffee 10:0010:50 Lecture I (at an introductory level) 11:0011:40 Lecture II 10:5012:30 Lecture III Organizers: Amy NovickCohen and Nir Gavish
Type:  Lecture series 

Name:  Applied Mathematics Seminar 
Title:  Stochastic origins of gradient flows: relation with modeling 
Speaker:  Mark Peletier 
Place:  Amado 814, Technion 
Abstract:  
In equilibrium systems there is a long tradition of modelling systems by postulating an energy and identifying stable states with local or global minimizers of this energy. In recent years, with the discovery of Wasserstein and related gradient flows, there is the potential to do the same for timeevolving systems with overdamped (noninertial, viscositydominated) dynamics. Such a modelling route, however, requires an understanding of which energies (or entropies) drive a given system, which dissipation mechanisms are present, and how these two interact. Especially for the Wassersteinbased dissipations this was unclear until rather recently. In these talks I will discuss some of the modelling arguments that underlie the use of energies, entropies, and the Wasserstein gradient flows. This understanding springs from the common connection between large deviations for stochastic particle processes on one hand, and energies, entropies, and gradient flows on the other. In the first talk I will describe the variational structure of gradient flows, introduce generalized gradient flows, and give examples. In the second talk I will enter more deeply into the connection between gradient flows on one hand and stochastic processes on the other, in order to explain `where the gradientflow structures come from'.  This minilecture series will be held 9:3012:30 on Mon, Feb 27. 9:30  Coffee 10:0010:50 Lecture I (at an introductory level) 11:0011:40 Lecture II 10:5012:30 Lecture III Organizers: Amy NovickCohen and Nir Gavish 

SubmittedBy:  Nir Gavish, ngavish@tx.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 1912 
In equilibrium systems there is a long tradition of modelling systems by postulating an energy and identifying stable states with local or global minimizers of this energy. In recent years, with the discovery of Wasserstein and related gradient flows, there is the potential to do the same for timeevolving systems with overdamped (noninertial, viscositydominated) dynamics. Such a modelling route, however, requires an understanding of which energies (or entropies) drive a given system, which dissipation mechanisms are present, and how these two interact. Especially for the Wassersteinbased dissipations this was unclear until rather recently.
In these talks I will discuss some of the modelling arguments that underlie the use of energies, entropies, and the Wasserstein gradient flows. This understanding springs from the common connection between large deviations for stochastic particle processes on one hand, and energies, entropies, and gradient flows on the other.
In the first talk I will describe the variational structure of gradient flows, introduce generalized gradient flows, and give examples. In the second talk I will enter more deeply into the connection between gradient flows on one hand and stochastic processes on the other, in order to explain ׳where the gradientflow structures come from׳.

This minilecture series will be held 9:3012:30 on Mon, Feb 27.
9:30  Coffee
10:0010:50 Lecture I (at an introductory level)
11:0011:40 Lecture II
10:5012:30 Lecture III
Organizers: Amy NovickCohen and Nir Gavish
Type:  Seminar 

Name:  Applied Mathematics Seminar 
Title:  Stochastic origins of gradient flows: relation with modeling 
Speaker:  Mark Peletier 
Place:  Amado, 814, Technion 
Abstract:  
In equilibrium systems there is a long tradition of modelling systems by postulating an energy and identifying stable states with local or global minimizers of this energy. In recent years, with the discovery of Wasserstein and related gradient flows, there is the potential to do the same for timeevolving systems with overdamped (noninertial, viscositydominated) dynamics. Such a modelling route, however, requires an understanding of which energies (or entropies) drive a given system, which dissipation mechanisms are present, and how these two interact. Especially for the Wassersteinbased dissipations this was unclear until rather recently. In these talks I will discuss some of the modelling arguments that underlie the use of energies, entropies, and the Wasserstein gradient flows. This understanding springs from the common connection between large deviations for stochastic particle processes on one hand, and energies, entropies, and gradient flows on the other. In the first talk I will describe the variational structure of gradient flows, introduce generalized gradient flows, and give examples. In the second talk I will enter more deeply into the connection between gradient flows on one hand and stochastic processes on the other, in order to explain ׳where the gradientflow structures come from׳.  This minilecture series will be held 9:3012:30 on Mon, Feb 27. 9:30  Coffee 10:0010:50 Lecture I (at an introductory level) 11:0011:40 Lecture II 10:5012:30 Lecture III Organizers: Amy NovickCohen and Nir Gavish 

SubmittedBy:  Shiri KaplanShabat, mathsec@tx.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 432 
Lecture Series : Coffee 9:30, L1 10:0010:50 (intro), L2 11:0011:40, L3 10:5012:30. In equilibrium systems there is a long tradition of modelling systems by postulating an energy and identifying stable states with local or global minimizers of this energy. In recent years, with the discovery of Wasserstein and related gradient flows, there is the potential to do the same for timeevolving systems with overdamped (noninertial, viscositydominated) dynamics. Such a modelling route, however, requires an understanding of which energies (or entropies) drive a given system, which dissipation mechanisms are present, and how these two interact. Especially for the Wassersteinbased dissipations this was unclear until rather recently. In these talks I will discuss some of the modelling arguments that underlie the use of energies, entropies, and the Wasserstein gradient flows. This understanding springs from the common connection between large deviations for stochastic particle processes on one hand, and energies, entropies, and gradient flows on the other. In the first talk I will describe the variational structure of gradient flows, introduce generalized gradient flows, and give examples. In the second talk I will enter more deeply into the connection between gradient flows on one hand and stochastic processes on the other, in order to explain `where the gradientflow structures come from. Organizers: Amy NovickCohen and Nir Gavish
Type:  Seminar 

Name:  PDE and Applied Mathematics Seminar 
Title:  Stochastic origins of gradient flows: relation with modeling 
Speaker:  Mark Peletier 
Place:  Amado 814, Technion 
Abstract:  
Lecture Series : Coffee 9:30, L1 10:0010:50 (intro), L2 11:0011:40, L3 10:5012:30. In equilibrium systems there is a long tradition of modelling systems by postulating an energy and identifying stable states with local or global minimizers of this energy. In recent years, with the discovery of Wasserstein and related gradient flows, there is the potential to do the same for timeevolving systems with overdamped (noninertial, viscositydominated) dynamics. Such a modelling route, however, requires an understanding of which energies (or entropies) drive a given system, which dissipation mechanisms are present, and how these two interact. Especially for the Wassersteinbased dissipations this was unclear until rather recently. In these talks I will discuss some of the modelling arguments that underlie the use of energies, entropies, and the Wasserstein gradient flows. This understanding springs from the common connection between large deviations for stochastic particle processes on one hand, and energies, entropies, and gradient flows on the other. In the first talk I will describe the variational structure of gradient flows, introduce generalized gradient flows, and give examples. In the second talk I will enter more deeply into the connection between gradient flows on one hand and stochastic processes on the other, in order to explain `where the gradientflow structures come from. Organizers: Amy NovickCohen and Nir Gavish 

SubmittedBy:  Yehuda Pinchover, pincho@tx.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 433 
Type:  Seminar 

Name:  Groups, Dynamics and Related Topics 
Title:  TBA 
Speaker:  Nadav Yesha (Imperial college) 
Place:  814, Technion 
SubmittedBy:  Uri Shapira, ushapira@tx.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 431 
Type:  Seminar 

Name:  Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization Seminar 
Title:  Nonlinear rescaling in constrained optimization 
Speaker:  Roman Polyak (Technion) 
Place:  Room 814, Amado Mathematics Building, Technion 
Files:  Poster 1 
SubmittedBy:  Simeon Reich, sreich@tx.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 428 
Workshop on Optimization on the occasion of Professor Roman Polyak's 80^{th} Birthday
April 3, 2017
Auditorium 232, Amado Mathematics Building, Technion
For further information, titles and abstracts and more, please see:
http://www.math.tau.ac.il/~teboulle/roman80.html
There is no registration fee, but if you wish to participate in the workshop, please let us know by March 20th at: cms@math.technion.ac.il
Schedule:
10:0010:15  Opening remarks
10:1511:00  Amir Beck (Technion)
11:0011:15  Coffee break
11:1512:00  Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy (University of Washington)
12:0012:45  Dan Garber (TTI, Chicago)
12:4514:15  Lunch break
14:1515:00  Michael Zibulevsky (Technion)
15:0015:30  Coffee break
15:3016:30  Aharon BenTal (Technion)
Organizers: Simeon Reich (Technion), Shoham Sabach (Technion), Marc Teboulle (TAU)
Type:  Workshop 

Name:  CMS 
Title:  Workshop on Optimization on the occasion of Professor Roman Polyak's 80th Birthday 
Speaker:  Amir Beck, Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy, Dan Garber, Michael Zibulevsky, Aharon BenTal 
Place:  Amado 232, Technion 
Announcement:  
Workshop on Optimization on the occasion of Professor Roman Polyak's 80^{th} Birthday April 3, 2017 Auditorium 232, Amado Mathematics Building, Technion
For further information, titles and abstracts and more, please see: http://www.math.tau.ac.il/~teboulle/roman80.html There is no registration fee, but if you wish to participate in the workshop, please let us know by March 20th at: cms@math.technion.ac.il Schedule: 10:0010:15  Opening remarks 10:1511:00  Amir Beck (Technion) 11:0011:15  Coffee break 11:1512:00  Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy (University of Washington) 12:0012:45  Dan Garber (TTI, Chicago) 12:4514:15  Lunch break 14:1515:00  Michael Zibulevsky (Technion) 15:0015:30  Coffee break 15:3016:30  Aharon BenTal (Technion) Organizers: Simeon Reich (Technion), Shoham Sabach (Technion), Marc Teboulle (TAU) 

Files:  POSTER 
SubmittedBy:  cms@math.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 430 
Type:  Seminar 

Name:  PDE and Applied Mathematics Seminar 
Title:  The problem with Hilbert's 6th problem 
Speaker:  Marshall Slemrod 
Place:  Amado 814, Technion 
SubmittedBy:  Yehuda Pinchover, pincho@tx.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 434 
T.B.A
Reception will be held at 16:30
Faculty Lounge
Amado Mathematics Building, 8th floor
Type:  Lecture 

Name:  The 30th Elisha Netanyahu Memorial Lecture 
Title:  T.B.A 
Speaker:  Prof. Cedric Villani from Universite de Lyon 
Place:  T.B.A, Technion 
Abstract:  
T.B.A Reception will be held at 16:30 Faculty Lounge Amado Mathematics Building, 8th floor 

SubmittedBy:  Shiri KaplanShabat, mathsec@tx.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 421 
Type:  Lecture series 

Name:  CMS 
Title:  Special Lecture Series 
Speaker:  Prof. Vadim Kaloshin 
Place:  Amado, 232, Technion 
Announcement:  
SubmittedBy:  cms@math.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 277 
Type:  Conference 

Name:  CMS 
Title:  Multivariable Operator Theory at the Technion 
Speaker:  
Place:  Amado, 232, Technion 
Announcement:  
SubmittedBy:  cms@math.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 253 
Summer School 2017
(for undergraduate students in their last years of studies)
Sunday – Friday 38.9.2017, Technion, Haifa, Israel
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Organizers: Michael Entov, Michael Khanevsky, Amos Nevo
Type:  Workshop 

Name:  CMS 
Title:  Summer School 2017 
Speaker:  
Place:  Amado 232, Technion 
Announcement:  
Summer School 2017 (for undergraduate students in their last years of studies)Sunday – Friday 38.9.2017, Technion, Haifa, Israel PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS Organizers: Michael Entov, Michael Khanevsky, Amos Nevo 

SubmittedBy:  cms@math.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 426 
SUMMER PROJECTS IN MATHEMATICS AT THE TECHNION
SundayFriday, September 10–15, 2017
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Organizers: Ram Band, Baptiste Devyver, Ron Rosenthal
Type:  Workshop 

Name:  CMS 
Title:  Summer Projects in Mathematics 2017 
Speaker:  
Place:  Amado 232, Technion 
Announcement:  
SUMMER PROJECTS IN MATHEMATICS AT THE TECHNION SundayFriday, September 10–15, 2017 PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Organizers: Ram Band, Baptiste Devyver, Ron Rosenthal 

SubmittedBy:  cms@math.technion.ac.il 
EventLink:  Event № 427 