Viazovska and audience © Kay Herschelmann/BMSTypically, there is a BMS colloquium every other Friday afternoon in the BMS Loft at Urania during term time. BMS Friday colloquia usually start at 2:15 pm. Tea and cookies are served before each talk at 1:00 pm.

Directions how to get to the BMS Loft at Urania can be downloaded here.


BMS Fridays in the summer semester 2017:


 BMS Fridays in the winter semester 2017/2018:


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.

Hairer © Kay Herschelmann/BMS            Saint- Raymond © Kay Herschelmann/BMS           Audience © Charles Yunck