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BMS Fridays in the summer semester 2018:
- 27 April: Louis J. Billera (Cornell U): In pursuit of a white whale: On the real linear algebra of vectors of zeros and ones
- 4 May: Euler Lecture: Emmanuel Jean Candès (Stanford U)
- 18 May: Christine Bessenrodt (Leibniz Universität Hannover): Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Symmetries and tensor products
- 1 June: Fatiha Alabau-Boussouira (U Lorraine / LJLL at Sorbonne U): Control theory and some applications on inverse problems and degenerate equations
- 15 June: BMS Friday on the occasion of Grothendieck's 90th birthday:
Moritz Kerz (U Regensburg): Negative Algebraic K-theory, Carlos Simpson (U Nice): From the nonabelian Grothendieck period conjecture to the structure of surfaces uniformized by the ball
- 22 June: Richard-von-Mises-Lecture: Daniele Boffi (U Pavia): Finite element approximation of the Maxwell eigenvalue problem
- 29 June: Felipe Cucker (City U of Hong Kong/EVF TU Berlin): On the Homology of Semialgebraic Sets
- 13 July: Monique Laurent (CWI Amsterdam): Ordering data with combinatorial graph algorithms
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.