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Open-source cyberinfrastructure supporting mathematics research

December 4 to December 8, 2023

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Pasadena, California

organized by

Robert Beezer, Steven Clontz, and David Lowry-Duda

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to building capacity for open-source software supporting mathematics research. In the spirit of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's declaration of 2023 as the "Year of Open Science", workshop participants will gather to share their knowledge on open-source solutions such as the LMFDB database of examples from number theory, the PreTeXt XML language for authoring scholarly documents, the SageMath mathematics software system, and more. Discussions will also center on the cyberinfrastrastructure mathematicians use to collaborate on such products, as well as mathematical research itself, including such services as GitHub, arXiv, MathOverflow, and Twitter/Mastodon. The main goal of the workshop is to scope the future of how mathematics will be done in the 21st century, and ensure an inclusive environment for all mathematicians to use these tools as well as contribute to their maintenance.

The main topics for the workshop are:

  • Open-source software products used for mathematical databases, communications, and computation.
  • Cyberinfrastructure for 21st century mathematical collaborations.
  • Human infrastructure for maintaining open-source ecosystems around these products and services.
  • Broadening participation in this infrastructure by underrepresented mathematical communities.

This event will be run as an AIM-style workshop. Participants will be invited to suggest open problems and questions before the workshop begins, and these will be posted on the workshop website. These include specific problems on which there is hope of making some progress during the workshop, as well as more ambitious problems which may influence the future activity of the field. Lectures at the workshop will be focused on familiarizing the participants with the background material leading up to specific problems, and the schedule will include discussion and parallel working sessions.

Space and funding is available for a few more participants. If you would like to participate, please apply by filling out the on-line form no later than July 15, 2023. Applications are open to all, and we especially encourage women, underrepresented minorities, junior mathematicians, and researchers from primarily undergraduate institutions to apply.

Before submitting an application, please read the description of the AIM style of workshop.

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