Directions how to get to the BMS Loft at Urania can be downloaded here.
BMS Fridays in the winter semester 2017/2018:
- 27 October: Steffen Lauritzen (University of Copenhagen): Graphical models
- 10 November: Ilaria Perugia (U Vienna): Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Trefftz finite elements
- 24 November: Claus Scheiderer (U Konstanz): Spectrahedral shadows
- 15 December: Anna Wienhard (U Heidelberg): A tale of rigidity and flexibility: discrete subgroups of higher rank Lie groups
- 19 January: Marlis Hochbruck (KIT): On the numerical solutions of linear Maxwell's equations
- 2 February: Hélène Barcelo (MSRI/UC Berkeley): Discrete Notions of Homotopy and Homology
- 16 February: Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (U Cambridge)
BMS Fridays in the summer semester 2018:
- 27 April: Louis J. Billera (Cornell U)
- 4 May: Euler Lecture: Emmanuel Jean Candès (Stanford U)
- 18 May: Christine Bessenrodt (U Hannover): Kovalevskaya Colloquium
- 1 June: Fatiha Alabau-Boussouira (Université de Lorraine)
- 15 June: BMS Friday on the occasion of Grothendieck's 90th birthday:
Moritz Kerz (U Regensburg), Carlos Simpson (University of Nice)
- 29 June: Felipe Cucker (City U of Hong Kong/EVF TU Berlin)
- 13 July: Monique Laurent (CWI Amsterdam)
For further seminars and colloquia, see also the Berlin-Potsdam Mathematics Calendar.
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.