Searching for simpler models

Fri, Nov 15, 2019, 9:30 am
The Graduate Center - Skylight Room, 9100
Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS)
CUNY doctoral programs in Physics and Biology

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Using simple models to understand complex processes
Mark Transtrum, Brigham Young University

Neural network pruning and the lottery ticket hypothesis
Jonathan Frankle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Finding and explaining structural hierarchies in complex systems
Katherine Quinn, The CUNY Graduate Center

No equations, no variables, no parameters
Yannis Kevrekidis, Johns Hopkins University

Events begin at 9:30 AM with coffee and bagels, and conclude a bit after 6 PM. Lunch will be served.

Evolutionary dynamics

Fri, Oct 9, 2020, 10:00 am

Evolution is a combination of randomness and selection, in systems with many interacting degree of freedom, and hence a challenging problem in...

Location: Zoom

Stefano Allesina: TBD

Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

Allan Drummond: Rethinking the cellular response to heat shock, from biophysics to physiology

Mon, Oct 26, 2020, 12:15 pm

Cells across the tree of life respond to a sudden, nonlethal rise in temperature--heat shock--in similar ways.

Location: Zoom

Dialogue on droplets with Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle and Stephanie Weber

Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 7:30 pm

Dialogue on droplets:

Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle, ASRC, The CUNY Graduate Center

Stephanie Weber, McGill University...

Location: Zoom

Chromosomes, condensates, and transcriptional control

Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 10:00 am

All cells must control the reading out (“transcription”) of information encoded in their DNA.  

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Seppe Kuehn: TBD

Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 12:15 pm
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Kranthi Kiran Mandadapu: TBD

Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 12:15 pm
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How children learn language with Jenny Saffran

Thu, Dec 3, 2020, 7:30 pm

How children learn language:

Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin 

Location: Zoom

Language, learning, and networks

Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 10:00 am

We are in the midst of a revolution driven by models for learning in neural networks.

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