All MATH+ Fridays in the summer semester 2022 will take place in person again as hybrid events.
The location for all colloquia except the Euler and von Mises lectures is the lecture hall EW 201 at TU Berlin (Hardenbergstr. 36).
Invitations with the details and the zoom link are sent out to MATH+ members and Berlin Institutes of Mathematics one week before the colloquium.
If you would like to attend a colloquium online and have not received the zoom link via our invitations, please contact us a few days before the lecture.
All MATH+ Friday speakers receive the "Friday wish list" written by the BMS students before their talk.
MATH+ Fridays in the summer semester 2022:
- 29 April: Max von Kleist (RKI): Data science for COVID research and in policy design
- 13 May: Maryna Viazovska (EPFL): Sphere packings, universal optimality, and Fourier interpolation
- 20 May: Euler Lecture: Wolfgang Lück (U Bonn): A Panorama of L2-Invariants
- 3 June: Thomas McCormick (UBC): Why Should You Care About Submodularity?
- 17 June: von Mises Lecture: Christoph Reisinger (U Oxford): Simulation and control of stochastic mean-field models: from starlings over neurons and traders to supercooling
- 1 July: Certificate Ceremony and Millenium problems event
- 15 July: Arunima Ray (MPI Bonn): tba
MATH+ Fridays in the winter semester 2022/23:
- 21 October: Katharina Jochemko (KTH Stockholm): tba
- 4 November: Peter Scholze (U Bonn): tba
- 18 November: MATH+ Day
- 2 December: Bruno Klingler (HU Berlin): tba
- 16 December: Lisa Sauermann (MIT): tba
The MATH+ Fridays are usually preceded by the "What is...?" seminars organized by students for students.
What is the concept behind MATH+ Fridays?
The Friday colloquia 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 MATH+ Fridays, a number of seminars, workshops, courses, and conversation opportunities are on offer. For instance, the lunches prior to the “Sophia 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.