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The 27th Advanced School in Life Sciences: Stem Cell Epigenetics

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27-31 March 2022

 

GENERAL DIRECTOR: 

Roger Kornberg (Stanford University)

DIRECTOR:

Eran Meshorer (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

ORGANIZER:

Eitan Segev (EpiSyStem Manager, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

 

Chromatin structure, regulation and plasticity dictate many of the nuclear processes, e.g. replication, transcription, cell cycle, protein dynamics, chromatin modifications, and more - all of which ultimately facilitate or repress changes in transcription, either locally or globally. Chromatin is the basic regulatory unit of life and the main scaffold for epigenetic regulation. As such, it controls developmental and functional states of all cells, including pluripotency and pluripotent stem cells. Differentiation of embryonic stem cells into specialized cells involves dramatic changes in gene expression patterns, tightly correlated with alterations in DNA and histone modification states and subsequent global changes in chromatin plasticity. In recent years, methods to study chromatin have dramatically improved and expanded to both single cells and genome-wide global approaches, allowing a systems-level understanding of epigenetic regulation. Here we bring together leading researchers to discuss recent topics on chromatin and epigenetic regulation in the context of stem cells and pluripotency, lineage choice, and more.

The last two days of the school, 30-31 March, will be held at the conference of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). Read more information about the conference here.

 

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Deadline for applications: 15 March 2022

 

SPEAKERS:

Geneviève Almouzni, Curie Institute
Dalit Ben Yosef, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Yehudit Bergman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ramon Birnbaum, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Robert Blelloch, UC San Francisco
Gilles Brocart, Diagenode
Yossi Buganim, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Howard Cedar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tal Dvir, Tel Aviv University
Racheli Eiges, Shaare Zedek Hospital
Yaron Fuchs, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Roi Gazit, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Nitzan Gonen, Bar-Ilan University
Magdalena Götz, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science
Arnold Kriegstein, UC San Francisco
Tsvee Lapidot, Weizmann Institute of Science
Shulamit Levenberg, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Yael Mandel-Gutfreund, Technion
Abed Manssour, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Alex Meissner, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Doug Melton, Harvard Medical School
Charles Murry, University of Washington & Sana Biotechnology
Iftach Nachman, Tel Aviv University
Yaakov Nahmias, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jovica Ninkovic, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Alexander van Oudenaarden, Hubrecht Institute
Jose Polo, Monash University
Kathrin Plath, UCLA
Oren Ram, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Benjamin Reubinoff, Hadassah Medical Center
Sharon Schlesinger, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ruby Shalom-Feuerstein, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Efrat Shema, Weizmann Institute of Science
Yonatan Stelzer, Weizmann Institute of Science
Shani Stern, University of Haifa
Amos Tanay, Weizmann Institute of Science
Giuseppe Testa, University of Milan
Maria Elena Torres-Padilla, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Barbara Treutlein, ETH Zurich
Achia Urbach, Bar-Ilan University
Michiel Vermeulen, Radboud University
Jun Wu, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Omri Wurtzel, Tel Aviv University
Leonard Zon, Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

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The 38th Advanced School in Theoretical Physics: QFT/String Theory in the times of COVID-19

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QFT/String Theory in the times of COVID-19

Event date: 27 December 2022 – 6 January 2023

General Director: David Gross (UCSB, KITP)

Co-directors:
Eliezer Rabinovici (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

 

SPEAKERS:

Ahmed Almheiri (IAS Princeton)
Netta Engelhardt (MIT)
Sergei Dubovsky (New York University)
Rajesh Gopakumar (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru)
Igor Klebanov (Princeton University)
Zohar Komargodski (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics)


 

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The 6th Advanced School in the Humanities: The Crusades and the Societies of the Latin East

 

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Event date: 28 May - 2 June 2023 

GENERAL DIRECTOR:

Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

 

ORGANIZERS:

Anna Gutgarts, University of Haifa
Jonathan Rubin, Bar-Ilan University
Iris Shagrir, The Open University of Israel

 

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The Advanced School for graduate students and post-docs will focus on the Crusades and the Latin East through a comparative and analytical prism. It will benefit from the accessibility of the rich crusader sites and remains throughout Israel, from recent advances in data analysis and from new approaches to textual evidence. During sessions and field trips, we shall expose young scholars to the most recent theoretical and methodological approaches in medieval studies, and encourage their critical thinking on traditional themes.

Themes and topics will include: New angles on the cultural history of Frankish settlements in the East; crusader cities in a Mediterranean context; immigrant societies compared; the integration of archeological data and texts; biographies, politics, and the (re)construction of historical identities; crusades studies and diversity.

Each of the selected topics will be dealt with in more than one way. Thus for example, the theme ‘Crusader cities in a Mediterranean context’ will engage comparatively with different Mediterranean and Crusader cities such as Acre, Jerusalem, Constantinople, Rome and Fustat/Old Cairo, and examine diachronic aspects of continuity and change.

Over a week-long gathering, sessions will focus on relevant methods, such as the creation and use of databases, or approaches, such as the archaeology of decline or of prosperity, spatial analysis, and cultural history.

Students will gain knowledge of a variety of subjects outside their immediate research topics, and more importantly about cutting-edge methodologies and research questions, related to urbanism and settlement, literary and material culture, as well as current trends and research agendas in the study of the crusades and the Latin East. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates. Successful applicants will be notified in early 2023 and will be offered travel and accommodation funding.

 

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The 32nd Advanced School in Economic Theory: International Economics

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June 21-30, 2022

 

GENERAL DIRECTOR: Eric Maskin, Harvard University

 

ORGANIZERS: 

Elchanan Ben-Porat, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Marc Melitz, Harvard University

 

This summer school will cover recent research at the frontier of international trade and closely related fields. Topics include trade and inequality, trade and innovation, global supply chains, micro-empirical trade patterns and aggregate implications, trade and geography, trade and development, international institutions, political economy of trade and multinationals, electoral consequences of trade and immigration, and quantitative trade policy analysis.

 

SPEAKERS:

Pol Antras, Harvard University
David Atkin, MIT
Lorenzo Caliendo, Yale School of Management
Paola Conconi, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University
Isabelle Mejean, Sciences Po
Marc Melitz, Harvard University
Gianmarco Ottaviano, Bocconi University
Stephen Redding, Princeton University
Robert Staiger, Dartmouth College

 

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The 37th Advanced School in Theoretical Physics: New Ideas for Old Puzzles in Particle Physics

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Event date: December 29, 2019 - January 9, 2020 

General Director: David Gross (UCSB, KITP)

Organizers:
Nima Arkani-Hamed (The Institute for Advanced Study)
Yonit Hochberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Eric Kuflik (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

 

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The field of particle physics is entering an exciting new era. While the need for new physics beyond the Standard Model is still compelling, the lack of observation of such signals challenges our preconceived notions of what the new physics should look like. It is time for fresh approaches to the longstanding puzzles of the field. A wide array of tools from a broad perspective must be used so that new physics is indeed properly searched for and eventually discovered. These new developments will be the focus of the school, whose series of lectures will start from basics and reach the cutting edge of issues and results. Topics will include: new ideas for dark matter theory and experiment, new solutions to the weak scale, precision measurements for fundamental physics, machine learning, advances in cosmology, and future tests of the Standard Model.

 

Speakers:

Nima Arkani-Hamed, The Institute for Advanced Study

Dmitry Budker, University of California Berkeley / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Timothy Cohen, University of Oregon

Rouven Essig, Stony Brook University

Yuval Grossman, Cornell University

Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University

Ely Kovetz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Matthew McCullough, CERN / University of Cambridge

Joshua Ruderman, New York University

 

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Computer Science- Upcoming School: 2019-2020

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The Mathematics of Quantum Computation:
The 4th Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering

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Event date: December 15-19, 2019

 

General Director: Moshe Vardi (RICE University)

Co-Director: Yair Weiss (The Hebrew University)

Organizers:

Dorit Aharonov (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Zvika Brakerski (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Or Sattath (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Amnon Ta-Shma (Tel Aviv University)

 

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On 15-19 December 2019, we will be organizing a math-oriented quantum computation school in the IIAS at the Hebrew university. No prior knowledge on quantum will be assumed. The school will introduce TCS and math students and faculty, who are interested in the more mathematical side of the area, to the beautiful and fascinating mathematical open questions in quantum computation, starting from scratch. We hope to reach a point where participants gain initial tools and basic perspective to start working in this area. 

To achieve this, we will have several mini-courses, each of two or three hours, about central topics in the area. These will include quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, quantum supremacy, delegation and verification, interactive proofs, cryptography, and Hamiltonian complexity. We will emphasize concepts, open questions, and links to mathematics. We will have daily TA sessions with hands-on exercises, to allow for a serious process of learning. 

There will be two rounds of registration. The deadline for applying is September 15th, 2019. If there is room, there will be another deadline sometime in October; please follow this page for further announcements. 

Hope to see you this coming December! 

 

Main Speakers:

Adam Bouland, University of California, Berkeley

Sergey Bravyi, IBM

Matthias Christandl, University of Copenhagen

Sandy Irani, University of California, Irvine

Avishay Tal, University of California, Berkeley

Thomas Vidick, California Institute of Technology

 

Rabin Lecture: 

Boaz Barak, Harvard University

 

Additional lectures given by:

Dorit Aharonov, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Zvika Brakerski, Weizmann Institute of Science

Or Sattath, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 

Teaching Assistant:

Chinmay Nirkhe, University of California, Berkeley

Andras Gilyen, Caltech

 

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The 37th Advanced School in Theoretical Physics

Event date: December 28, 2019 - January 8, 2020 

Organizers:

David Gross (UCSB, KITP)
Nima Arkani-Hamed (The Institute for Advanced Study)
Yonit Hochberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Eric Kuflik (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

 

The field of particle physics is entering an exciting new era. While the need for new physics beyond the Standard Model is still compelling, the lack of observation of such signals challenges our preconceived notions of what the new physics should look like. It is time for fresh approaches to the longstanding puzzles of the field. A wide array of tools from a broad perspective must be used so that new physics is indeed properly searched for and eventually discovered. These new developments will be the focus of the school, whose series of lectures will start from basics and reach the cutting edge of issues and results. Topics will include: new ideas for dark matter theory and experiment, new solutions to the weak scale, precision measurements for fundamental physics, machine learning, advances in cosmology, and future tests of the Standard Model.

 

Speakers:

Nima Arkani-Hamed, The Institute for Advanced Study

Dmitry Budker, University of California Berkeley / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Timothy Cohen, University of Oregon

Rouven Essig, Stony Brook University

Yuval Grossman, Cornell University

Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University

Matthew McCullough, CERN / University of Cambridge

Joshua Ruderman, New York University

 

 

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The 4th Advanced School in the Humanities

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Textual practices across manuscript and early print, ca 1400-1700
Event date: January 13 - January 17, 2019 

Organizers:
Ann Blair (Harvard University)
Dror Wahrman (The Hebrew University)
Ray Schrire (The Hebrew University)

General Director: Anthony Grafton (Princeton University)

 

This five-day winterschool at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies brings together specialists of books in Hebrew and European languages from the late medieval and early modern periods. We will study textual practices through the lifecycle of the various physical objects we call books for convenience (though they may take other forms than the codex that we associate with books today). In particular we will examine how texts were composed and scribed, prepared for publication and distributed (in manuscript or in print), and read and annotated. By focusing on materiality and practice we wish to explore points of contact and difference between traditions and cultures that are often studied as separate. We are eager to learn from one another and from the students who join us across our various areas of specialization which include learned cultures in Latin and Hebrew, various vernacular European literatures and cultures, and Jewish books of the medieval and early modern periods, in manuscript and print. We are planning five full days of activities in different formats including visits to special collections in nearby libraries, lectures, hands-on workshops and roundtables, and above all both moderated and informal discussions of many kinds, including of pre-circulated materials which everyone will read in advance.

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BLockchains33 The 3rd Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies

Event date: December 16-20, 2018

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General Director:

Michael Rabin (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)

 

Director:

Maurice Herlihy (Brown University)

Co-Director:

Moshe Vardi (Rice University)

 

 

Blockchain technology promises to revolutionize how modern society deals with trust. Although cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin dominate the media, the long-term impact of blockchain technology on society will extend far beyond today's news cycles, transforming areas ranging from identity management, to non-currency financial instruments, supply chains and logistics, IOT security, and more.

 

The IIAS Winter School on Blockchains and cryptocurrencies brings together leading researchers in the field to cover the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of the field, as well as more practical engineering issues, with the goal of understanding both the opportunities and the hazards emerging from this area.

 

Speakers:

Maurice Herlihy (Brown University)

Emin Gun Sirer (Cornell University)

Aviv Zohar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Ittai Abraham (VMWare)

 

 

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The 22nd Midrasha Mathematicae 2018-2019

 

The 22nd Midrasha Mathematicae

Equidistribution, Invariant Measures and Applications: A tribute to the Legacy of Marina Ratner

Event date: May 19 - May 24, 2019 

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Organizers:

General Director:  Peter Sarnak (IAS Princeton)

 

Co-Directors:

Konstantin Khanin (University of Toronto)

Elon Lindenstrauss (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Jens Marklof (University of Bristol)

Yakov Pesin (Penn State University)

 

Marina Ratner's work on homogeneous dynamics, specifically her landmark results on classifying invariant measures and invariant sets under the action of unipotent groups, are a cornerstone of modern ergodic theory. They have had remarkable impact in various branches of mathematics, which is only growing over time. The Midrasha will be devoted to recent developments that build on and extend Ratner’s seminal work, including: unipotent flows and their applications to counting and equidistribution; diagonal flows on homogenous spaces, and their applications in arithmetic and beyond; measure and orbit classification results for dynamics on moduli spaces of abelian and quadratic differentials; stationary measures and associated random walks in the homogeneous and non-homogeneous spaces. This Midrasha will provide a unique opportunity to remember Marina Ratner (1938–2017) and to celebrate her legacy.

 

We would like to thank The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Prof. Misha Brin, the Einstein Institute of Mathematics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for funding the school, and the NSF for their assistance with travel expenses for US participants.

 

Minicourses Lecturers:

Hee Oh, Yale University

Barak Weiss,Tel Aviv University

 

Lecturers:

Yves Benoist, Univerisé Paris-Sud

Aaron Brown, University of Chicago

Dmitry Dolgopyat, University of Maryland

Manfred Einsiedler, ETH Zürich

Alex Eskin, The University of Chicago

David Fisher, Indiana Universityy Bloomington

Hillel Furstenberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Adam Kanigowski, University of Maryland

Ilya Khayutin, Princeton University

Amos Nevo, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Federico Rodriguez Hertz, Penn State University

Nimish Shah, Ohio State University

Uri Shapira, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Andreas Strömbergsson, Uppsala University

Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto

Corinna Ulcigrai, University of Bristol

Tamar Ziegler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

 

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The 4th Advanced School in the Humanities

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Textual practices across manuscript and early print, ca 1400-1700
Event date: January 13 - January 17, 2019 

Organizers:
Ann Blair (Harvard University)
Dror Wahrman (The Hebrew University)
Ray Schrire (The Hebrew University)

General Director: Anthony Grafton (Princeton University)

 

This five-day winterschool at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies brings together specialists of books in Hebrew and European languages from the late medieval and early modern periods. We will study textual practices through the lifecycle of the various physical objects we call books for convenience (though they may take other forms than the codex that we associate with books today). In particular we will examine how texts were composed and scribed, prepared for publication and distributed (in manuscript or in print), and read and annotated. By focusing on materiality and practice we wish to explore points of contact and difference between traditions and cultures that are often studied as separate. We are eager to learn from one another and from the students who join us across our various areas of specialization which include learned cultures in Latin and Hebrew, various vernacular European literatures and cultures, and Jewish books of the medieval and early modern periods, in manuscript and print. We are planning five full days of activities in different formats including visits to special collections in nearby libraries, lectures, hands-on workshops and roundtables, and above all both moderated and informal discussions of many kinds, including of pre-circulated materials which everyone will read in advance.

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