Directions how to get to the BMS Loft at Urania can be downloaded here.
BMS Fridays in the winter semester 2016/2017:
- 21 October: Alexander Martin (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg): Combinatorial optimization problems with physical constraints
- 4 November: Maryna Viazovska (HU Berlin): Solving packing problems by linear programming
- 17 + 18 November: BMS 10th Anniversary
- 2 December: Peter Teichner (MPIM Bonn): Four-dimensional Manifolds revisited
- 16 December: Christoph Benzmüller (FU Berlin): Computational Metaphysics: The Virtues of Formal Computer Proofs Beyond Maths
- 13 January: Dietrich Stoyan (U Freiberg)
- 27 January: Monika Ludwig (TU Vienna): Kovalevskaya Colloquium
- 10 February: Endre Süli (University of Oxford)
BMS Fridays in the summer semester 2017:
- 21 April: Michael Hutchings (UC Berkeley)
- 5 May: tba
- 19 May: Euler Lecture: Alfio Quarteroni (EPFL Lausanne)
- 2 June: Sujatha Ramdorai (University of British Columbia): Kovalevskaya Colloquium
- 16 June: von Mises Lecture
- 30 June: Avi Wigderson (IAS Princeton)
- 14 July: Camillo De Lellis (University of Zurich)
The BMS Fridays are usually preceded by the "What is...?" seminars organized by students for students.
What is the concept behind BMS Fridays?
The Friday colloquia of BMS represent a common meeting point for Berlin mathematics at Urania Berlin: a colloquium with broad emanation that permits an overview of large-scale connections and insights. In thematic series, the conversation is about “mathematics as a whole,” and we hope to be able to witness some breakthroughs. Hardly anyone knows that Grigory Perelman first presented his famous proof of the Poincaré Conjecture to the mathematical public in Berlin, at the PhD student seminar meeting of professors Huisken and Ecker at FU Berlin.
Behind the scenes at BMS Fridays, a number of seminars, workshops, courses, and conversation opportunities are on offer. For instance, the lunches prior to the “Sonia Kovalevskaya Colloquia” are a place to discuss the career paths of successful women in mathematics. Seminars and courses that BMS students can request will discuss such topics as presentation training, mathematical typography, library research, and writing style. For these, please have a look at our Academics page.