# SigmaCamp 2020 - lectures

As in the past years, every day the campers will have a choice of one of several **lectures** - informal presentations given by actively working specialists in different areas of science and math. You will be able to choose one of 4 or 5 lectures every day. We encourage you to attend lectures from different disciplines – it might surprise you how tightly interconnected math, physics, chemistry, and biology are!

All lectures will be given by zoom; the links will appear in your schedule once you add a lecture to your schedule.

Below is the list of lectures, arranged by day. All lectures will be given at 12PM Eastern Time (except for the opening lecture on Aug 16)

### Sunday, August 16

Opening lecture by Andrei Antonenko (Stony Brook): Why Study Linguistics: The Value of Expertise

### Monday, August 17

- Human Genome, Now in 3D, by
*Leonid Mirny (MIT)* - On the Many Incarnations of Symmetry in Physics, by
*Shlomo Razamat (Technion, Israel)* - On the Distribution of Primes, by
*Yuri Tschinkel (NYU)* - How Chemistry Can Help Us Defeat SARS-CoV2, by
*Mark Lukin (Stony Brook)*

### Tuesday, August 18

- Mutational Asymmetry, 'germline', and 'soma' in the World of Viruses, by
*Konstantin Khrapko (Northeastern)* - From Quantum Mysteries to Quantum Technologies, by
*Igor Pikovski (U. of Stokholm)* - Are All Infinities the Same?, by
*Sofya Raskhodnikova (Boston U.)* - Brain Circuit Algorithms, by
*Richard Granger (Dartmouth)*

### Wednesday, August 19

- A Mathematical Trip to Worlds in Dimensions Two and Four, by
*Moira Chas (Stony Brook)* - Can We Analyze Data While Respecting Privacy?, by
*Adam Smith (Boston U.)* - Space-Time Wormholes and Quantum Mechanics, by
*Herman Verlinde (Princeton)* - Emergence of Geometry and Topology in Physics, by
*Sasha Abanov (Stony Brook)* - How Bacteria Talk to Each Other, by
*Bonnie Bassler (Princeton)*

### Thursday, August 20

- Space, Time, and the Fourth Dimension, by
*Robbert Dijkgraaf (Inst. for Advanced Study)* - Forensic Chemistry, by
*Eugene Pinkhassik (U. of Connecticut)* - What Is Randomness?, by
*Alexander Shen (Montpelier)* - Le mouvement, c'est la vie. Bacterial Locomotion and Navigation Systems, by
*Yaroslava Polosina (U. of Washington)*

### Friday, August 21

- Machine Learning on Network Data, by
*Steven Skiena (Stony Brook)* - From Energy Storage and Production to Powering Space Travel - an Order of Magnitude Approach, by
*Gil Refael (Caltech)* - Energy Versus Death – the Problem of Mitochondria, by
*Alexander Galkin (Columbia U.)* - Quantum Counting and Computing, by
*Zhenghan Wang (Microsoft Station Q)*