Winter Semester 2023/2024
 20 October: MATH+ Day @HU
 3 November: Vera Traub (U Bonn): Approximation Algorithms for Network Design Problems @FU
 17 November: Jarkko Kari (U Turku): Low complexity colorings of the twodimensional grid @TU
 1 December: Andreas Thom (TU Dresden): Equations over groups @FU
 15 December: Ailsa Keating (U Wien): The symplectic topology of singularities @TU
 12 January: Diane Maclagan (U Warwick): Tropical geometry @TU
 26 January: Thomas Nikolaus (U Münster): The KTheory of Z/n @FU
 9 February: Amandine Véber (CNRS, U Paris Cité): A stochastic model for the growth of a filamentous fungus @TU
Summer semester 2023
 28 April: Laurent Clozel (U ParisSud): Topological realization of Eisenstein cohomology (after Scholze) and Stephen Kudla (U Toronto): Eisenstein series and arithmetic  Celebrating the 200th birthday of Gotthold Eisenstein @HU (ESZ, Adlershof)
 5 May: Euler Lecture: Avi Wigderson (Princeton U): The Value of Errors in Proofs @U Potsdam
 12 May: 30th Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Anja Schlömerkemper (U Würzburg): Various Structures in Mathematics of Materials Science @FU (T9)
 26 May: Anja Sturm (U Göttingen): Interacting particle systems and the contact process on random graphs @TU (MA 001)
 09 June: Sven Raum (U Potsdam): Operator algebraic group theory @FU (T9)
 23 June: Richard von Mises Lecture: JeanMichel Coron (U PierreetMarieCurie): Boundary stabilization of 1D hyperbolic systems @HU (ESZ, Adlershof)
 07 July: Christian Kuehn (TUM): Multiscale Dynamics: From Finite to Infinite @FU (T9)
Winter Semester 2022/2023
 21 October: Carlos Enrique Améndola Cerón (TU Berlin): Algebraic Statistics: Past, Present and Future @FU
 4 November: Peter Scholze (MPI Bonn): Condensed Mathematics @HU (Adlershof)
 18 November: MATH+ Day @TU
 2 December: Bruno Klingler (HU Berlin): Hodge theory, between algebraicity and transcendence @HU
 16 December: Lisa Sauermann (MIT)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: On the capset problem and the slice rank polynomial method @TU EW201
 13 January: Robert Lazarsfeld (Stony Brook U): How irrational is an irrational variety? @TU EW201
 27 January: Bruno Vallette (U Sorbonne Paris Nord): Why higher structures? @HU (ESZ, Adlershof)
 10 February: Stephen Wright (U Wisconsin  Madison): Optimization in Data Science @TU EW201
Summer Semester 2022
 29 April: Max von Kleist (RKI): Data science for COVID research and in policy design
 13 May: Maryna Viazovska (EPFL)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Sphere packings, universal optimality, and Fourier interpolation
 20 May: Euler Lecture: Wolfgang Lück (U Bonn): A Panorama of L^{2}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 meanfield models: from starlings over neurons and traders to supercooling
 1 July: Irit Dinur (Weizmann Institute of Science): P, NP, and Probabilistically Checkable Proofs as part of the Millenium Festival Event and BMS Certificate Ceremony
Link to the livestream  15 July: Arunima Ray (MPI Bonn): Embedding surfaces in 4manifolds
Winter Semester 2021/2022
 5 November: MATH+ Day  including the talk The hardest subject in mathematics by Małgorzata Peszyńska (Oregon State University)
 19 November: Edith Elkind (U Oxford)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Mind the gap: fair division with separation constraints
 3 December: Marcos Mariño (Université de Genève): A deal with the devil: making sense of divergent series
 17 December: Valentin Blomer (U Bonn): Analysis on arithmetic manifolds
 14 January: Jürgen Jost (MPI MiS Leipzig): Mathematics for exploring chemical space
 28 January: Jürgen RichterGebert (TU Munich): Regular 4Polytopes, Quaternions, and Hopf Fibrations
 11 February: Maria J. Esteban (U Paris Dauphine): Functional inequalities and their role in Analysis, Probability, Geometry and (Mathematical) Physics
Summer Semester 2021
 16 April: Maria Chudnovsky (Princeton U)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Induced subgraphs and tree decompositions
 7 May: Sebastian Pokutta (TU Berlin/ZIB): Conditional Gradients in Machine Learning and Optimization
 21 May: Martin R. Bridson (U Oxford): Chasing finite shadows of infinite groups through geometry
 28 May: Euler Lecture: Fernando Codá Marques (Princeton U)
 18 June: Von Mises Lecture: Felix Otto (MPI Leipzig)
 2 July: Kathryn Hess (EPFL Lausanne): Topological insights in neuroscience
 9 July: CarolaBibiane Schönlieb (U Cambridge): Mathematical imaging  together with an outlook on the upcoming TES "Mathematics of Imaging on RealWorld Challenges"
 16 July: Helmut Hofer (IAS Princeton): The Floer Jungle: 35 Years of Floer Theory  in cooperation with the IAS/Princeton/Montreal/Paris/TelAviv symplectic geometry zoominar
Winter Semester 2020/2021
 6 November: MATH+ Day
 27 November: Elisabetta Rocca (U Pavia): Recent topics in the modeling and analysis of diffuse interface tumor growth
 11 December: Amie Wilkinson (U Chicago): Symmetry and asymmetry in dynamics
 15 January: Harald Helfgott (U Göttingen): Expander graphs in number theory: the prime divisibility graph
 22 January: Rolf Krause (USI, Lugano): Scales of knowledge
 5 February: Sylvia Serfaty (NYU Courant): Systems of points with Coulomb interactions
 19 February: Richard E. Schwartz (Brown U): On the optimal paper Möbius band
Summer Semester 2020
 17 April: Boris Mordukhovic (Wayne State U): Optimal control of perturbed sweeping processes with applications
 24 April: Richard Nickl (U Cambridge: Bayesian Inverse Problems: Challenges at the interface of data science, PDEs and highdimensional statistics
 15 May: Euler Lecture: Fernando Marques (Princeton U)
 29 May: tba
 12 June: Kathryn Hess (EPFL Lausanne)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium:
 26 June: Edriss Titi (U Cambridge): Mathematics of Turbulent Flows: A Million Dollar Problem! (online talk)
 3 July: Celebrating BMS  12 years of Excellence Initiative, Certificate Ceremony
Winter Semester 2019/20
 18 October: Dana S. Scott (Emeritus Carnegie Mellon University, Visiting Scientist/Scholar UC Berkeley): Geometry without points
 8 November: Samuel Payne (U Texas, Austin): Tropical curves, graph homology, and top weight cohomology of M_g
 29 November: Barbara Zwicknagl (HU Berlin)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Mathematical variations on pattern formation in smart materials
 13 December: MATH+ Day
 17 January: Bhargav Narayanan (Rutgers U): Thresholds
 7 February: Petra Schwer (OVGU Magdeburg): Building bridges between Geometry and Algebra
Summer Semester 2019
 26 April: Jeff Erickson (U Illinois): Variations on a theme of Steinitz
 10 May: Euler Lecture: Claire Voisin (Collège de France)
 24 May: Horst Martini (TU Chemnitz): Minkowski geometry from the discrete point of view
 7 June: Kristin Shaw (U Oslo): On the topology of real algebraic hypersurfaces
 21 June: Katrin Wendland (U Freiburg)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Representations of Moonshine
 5 July: RichardvonMisesLecture together with
Takashi Kumagai (Kyoto U): Anomalous random walk and diffusion in random media
Winter Semester 2018/19
 26 October: Folkmar Bornemann (TUM): Finite Size Effects: Random Matrices, Quantum Chaos and Riemann Zeros
 9 November: Raman Sanyal (Goethe U Frankfurt): The discrete and the continuous side of valuations  same same but different
 30 November: András Stipsicz (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics): Invariants of knots
 14 December: Sylvie Paycha (U Potsdam)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Are locality and renormalisation reconcilable?
 18 January: Sylvie Méléard (CMAP, École Polytechnique): Stochastic dynamics for adaptation and evolution of microorganisms
 8 February: Deane Yang (NYU Courant): Minkowski problems for convex bodies
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 AlabauBoussouira (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 Ktheory, Carlos Simpson (U Nice): From the nonabelian Grothendieck period conjecture to the structure of surfaces uniformized by the ball  22 June: RichardvonMisesLecture: 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
Winter Semester 2017/18
 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: CarolaBibiane Schönlieb (U Cambridge): Model based learning in imaging
Summer Semester 2017
 21 April: Michael Hutchings (UC Berkeley): Symplectic embeddings of cubes
 5 May: KlausRobert Müller (TU Berlin): Machine learning and AI for the sciences  towards understanding
 19 May: Euler Lecture: Alfio Quarteroni (EPFL Lausanne)
 2 June: Sujatha Ramdorai (U British Columbia): Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Galois representations and Iwasawa theoretic invariants
 16 June: von Mises Lecture: Thomas Valentin Mikosch (U Copenhagen): Richard von Mises and the development of modern extreme value theory
 30 June: Avi Wigderson (IAS Princeton): Randomness
 14 July: Camillo De Lellis (U Zurich): The Onsager Theorem and folding papers
Winter Semester 2016/17
 21 October: Alexander Martin (FAU ErlangenNürnberg): 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): Fourdimensional Manifolds revisited
 16 December: Christoph Benzmüller (FU Berlin): Computational Metaphysics: The Virtues of Formal Computer Proofs Beyond Maths
 13 January: Dietrich Stoyan (TU Bergakademie Freiberg): Stochastic Geometry in Nature, Arts and Design
 27 January: Monika Ludwig (TU Vienna): Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Geometric classification
 10 February: Endre Süli (U Oxford): Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Methods: Stability, Accuracy, Adaptivity
Summer Semester 2016
 29 April: Shiri ArtsteinAvidan (U Tel Aviv)  Kovalevskaya Lecture: Billiards in convex domains
 13 May: Enrico Arbarello (U La Sapienza, Rome): Enumerative geometry, intersection theory and moduli spaces
 27 May: EulerLecture  Yuri Manin (MPIM Bonn)
 17 June: Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley): Tensors and their eigenvectors
 8 July: Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research New England/MIT): Mysteries of sphere packing in high dimensions
Winter Semester 2015/16
 16 October: Geordie Williamson (MPI Bonn): Mathematics in light of representation theory
 30 October: Pierre Cartier (U ParisDiderot and IHÉS): Towards a Galois theory of transcendental numbers
 13 November: Christian Haase (FU Berlin), at TU Berlin: Hodge Numbers & Lattice Points
 27 November: Emo Welzl (ETH Zurich): CrossingFree Perfect Matchings, etc., on Wheel Point Sets
 11 December: Julia Wolf (U Bristol)  Kovalevskaya Lecture: Quadratic Fourier Analysis
 15 January: Philippe Michel (EPFL): Applied ladic Cohomology
 29 January: Christof Schütte (ZIB): Model reduction for stochastic processes exhibiting multiple scales
 12 February: Lex Schrijver (U Amsterdam), at TU Berlin (HorstWagon Saal H1012): The partially disjoint paths problem
Summer Semester 2015
 24 April: Peter Bürgisser (TU Berlin): Geometry, invariants, and the elusive search for complexity lower bounds
 08 May: Nina Gantert (TUM, Munich): Random media and percolation
 22 May: Euler Lecture: Cédric Villani (UPMC/CNRS): Of particles, stars, and eternity
 29 May: Workshop on Nonlinear Algebra
 12 June: Nathalie Wahl (U Copenhagen)  KovalevskayaLecture: Stabilizing symmetries
 26 June: von Mises Lecture: John Walsh (U British Columbia): Some remarks on stochastic partial differential equations
 10 July: Benjamin Sudakov (ETH Zurich): Induced matchings, arithmetic progressions and communication
Winter Semester 2014/15
 17 October: Volker Remmert (U Wuppertal): Visual representations of the mathematical sciences in early modern Europe
 31 October: Martin Henk (TU Berlin): Geometry of Numbers: Convex Bodies and Lattice Points
 14 November: Stephanie B. Alexander (UIUC)  KovalevskayaLecture: Alexandrov Geometry
 28 November: Anders Björner (KTH): Random walks on complex hyperplane arrangements and selforganising libraries
 12 December: Alberto Abbondandolo (Ruhr U Bochum): A promenade on the twosphere
 09 January: Joachim Weickert (U Saarland): Image Compression with Differential Equations
 23 January: Angelika Steger (ETH Zurich): The determinism of randomness and its use in combinatorics
 06 February: Joseph M. Landsberg (Texas A&M U): What can geometry tell us about computer science?
Summer Semester 2014
 25 April: Eduard Feireisl (Czech Academy of Sciences): Interaction of scales in mathematical fluid dynamics
 09 May: Mario Arioli: A gentle introduction to complex and quantum graphs and their applications
 16 May: Euler Lecture: Martin Hairer (U Warwick): Taming infinities
 23 May: Alina Marian (Northeastern U): Volumes of moduli spaces  will take place within the framework of the MAF Intensive Course @ HU
 06 June: Craig S. Kaplan (U Waterloo): Metamorphoses and deformations of tilings
 13 June: von Mises Lecture: Leszek F. Demkowicz (UT Austin): Finite elements for Maxwell equations
 20 June: Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zurich): Cohomology of the moduli space of curves
 04 July: Christian Bär (U Potsdam): Positive curvature in 4 dimensions
 18 July: Myfanwy Evans (U Erlangen)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Geometry... in a material world...
Winter Semester 2013/14
 18 October: Ileana Streinu (Smith College): Degrees of Freedom
 01 November: László Lovász and Katalin Vesztergombi (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest): Limits of graphs and nondeterministic property testing
 15 November: Boris Springborn (TU Berlin): Discrete conformal maps
 29 November: Martin Burger (U Münster): Patterns and Minimal Models
 13 December: Felix Otto (MPI Leipzig): Playing with Partial Differential Equations
 10 January: Benson Farb (U Chicago): Braids, homology, permutations and polynomials  ZIB lecture hall
 17 January: Jeff Weeks: Visualizing Four Dimensions (Handout available for download)
 31 January: Lilian Pierce (HCM)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Bringing the Carleson operator out of Flatland
Summer Semester 2013
 19 April: Reinhold Schneider (TU Berlin): Hierarchical Tensor Product Representations
 03 May: László Székelyhidi (U Leipzig): Bending Surfaces and Turbulent Energy Cascades
 31 May: Euler Lecture in Potsdam with David Eisenbud (MSRI): "Syzygies from Cayley to Kontsevich and beyond"
 14 June: von Mises Lecture with Louis H.Y. Chen (National University of Singapore): "From functional equations to probability approximations: The amazing Stein's Method"
 21 June: Etienne Emmrich (TU Berlin): On monotone operators, evolution equations, and existence via discretization
 05 July: Mireille BousquetMelou (LaBRI): Selfavoiding Walks
 12 July: Barbara Wohlmuth (TU Munich)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Numerical analysis for computational science
Winter Semester 2012/13
 19 October 2012: Ulrich Pinkall (TU Berlin): Decomposing Smoke into Smoke Rings
 02 November 2012: Joachim Schwermer (U Wien): On arithmetically defined hyperbolic 3manifolds
 16 November 2012: Opening of the RTG Stochastic Analysis
 30 November 2012: Alan Rendall (MPI): Spacetime singularities and heteroclinic chains
 14 December 2012: Jason Cantarella (U Georgia): The geometry and topology of random polygons
 11 January 2013: Opening Colloquium of IRTG Moduli and Automorphic Forms
 25 January 2013: Özlem Imamoglu (ETH Zurich) Kovalevskaya Colloquium: On Klein's jinvariant
 08 February 2013: Dorothy Buck (Imperial College London): DNA knots: Why they're (biologically) important and (mathematically) interesting
Summer Semester 2012
 20 April 2012: Edriss Titi (UC Irvine): The NavierStokes, Euler and Other Related Equations
 11 May 2012: Simon Brendle (Stanford U): Euler Lecture in Potsdam
 08 June 2012: Karen Vogtmann (Cornell U)  Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Outer Spaces
 22 June 2012: Tom Banchoff (Brown U): Folds, Intersections and Inflections for Smooth and Polyhedral Surfaces: Distinguishing Cylinders from Möbius Bands (Download Presentation)
 29 June 2012: Martin Bridson (Oxford U): Discrete groups: A story of geometry, complexity, and imposters (Download Presentation)
 06 July 2012: Peter Mörters (U Bath): Tossing coins, matching points, and shifting Brownian motion
Winter Semester 2011/12
 21 October 2011: Charlie Elliott (U Warwick): Evolving interfaces and surfaces
 28 October 2011: Hannah Markwig (U Saarland):
What corresponds to Broccoli in the real world? (Download presentation)  11 November 2011: Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University) (Kovalevskaya Colloquium): Distinguishing the "hand" of the master?
 02 December 2011: Igor Rivin (Temple U): Probability, geometry and algorithms of matrix groups
 09 December 2011: James Sethian (UC Berkeley): Advances in Advancing Interfaces: Efficient Algorithms for Inkjet Plotters, Coating Rollers, Semiconductors, Retinopathy Diagnosis, and Chemical Pathway Analysis
 06 January 2012: Gitta Kutyniok (TU Berlin): Imaging Science meets Compressed Sensing (Download presentation)
 20 January 2012: Penny Haxell (U Waterloo): Independent transversals, or, choosing faculty committees (Download presentation)
 03 February 2012: Michael Kupper (HU Berlin): Risk, model uncertainty and nonlinear expectations
Summer Semester 2011
 15 April 2011: Katrin Bringmann (U Köln): Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Mock theta functions, probability and cellular automata models
 29 April 2011: John M. Sullivan (TU Berlin): Ropelength criticality for knots and links
 13 May 2011: Dan Spielman (Yale U): Approximating Graphs and Solving Systems of Linear Equations (presentation for download)
 20 May 2011: Euler Lecture Potsdam: Timothy Gowers (Cambridge): The internet and new ways of doing mathematics
 27 May 2011: Ulisse Stefanelli (IMATI): Evolution = Minimization ?
 10 June 2011: Valery Alexeev (U Georgia): Polytopes, tilings, and compact moduli of algebraic varieties (Presentation for download)
 24 June 2011: Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley): The Central Curve in Linear Programming (Presentation for download)
 01 July 2011: Richard von Mises Lecture: Christian P. Robert (U Paris Dauphine): On Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) methods
 08 July 2011: Wendelin Werner (U Paris Sud  Orsay): Random surfaces and their geometry
Winter Semester 2010/11
 October 22, 2010: Don Zagier (MPI Bonn): Mathematics in Another World  A report on Japanese mathematics in the Edo period
 November 5, 2010: MarieFrançoise Roy (U Rennes) Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Certificates of positivity
 November 26, 2010: JeanBenoît Bost (U ParisSud Orsay): The work of Jacobi on elliptic functions: an introduction for today's mathematician
 December 3, 2010: Joel Spencer (NYU): Der Zauberer von Budapest  Paul Erdös and the Rise of Discrete Mathematics
 December 10, 2010: Rafael Nunez (UCSD): What then is Mathematics? A view from Cognitive Science
 January 14, 2011: Jens Funke (U Durham): Hecke and Langlands  A little bit of number theory
(Presentation for download)  January 28, 2011: Bernd Wegner (Zentralblatt für Mathematik): Zentralblatt MATH  the gateway to mathematics literature
 February 11, 2011: David P. Williamson (Cornell U) Humboldt Lecture: What Computers Can Compute
(Presentation for download)
Summer Semester 2010
 April 23, 2010: Lex Schrijver (CWI and U Amsterdam): Bounding Stable Sets in Graphs and Codes
(Presentation for download)  May 7, 2010: Andrew Stuart (U Warwick): Inverse Problems
(Presentation for download)  May 21, 2010: Marcus du Sautoy (U Oxford): Through the looking glass: groups from a number theoretic perspective
(Presentation for download)  May 28, 2010: Euler Lecture Potsdam: Wendelin Werner (U ParisSud)
 June 4, 2010: Ciro Ciliberto (U Roma 2  Tor Vergata): Geometric aspects of polynomial interpolation in more variables
(Presentation for download)  June 18, 2010: Doron Zeilberger (Rutgers U): The Number of Isomers of Nicotine
 July 2, 2010: Alison Etheridge (U Oxford) Kovalevskaya Colloquium: The pain in the torus: modelling populations in a spatial continuum
 July 16, 2010: Aner Shalev (Hebrew U Jerusalem): Words: From Number Theory to Finite Simple Groups
Winter Semester 2009/10
 October 23, 2009: Andreas Griewank (HU Berlin): "Derivative based Optimization"
 November 6, 2009: Ragni Piene (Oslo) Kovalevskaya Colloquium: "Counting curves: the hunting of generating functions" (Presentation for download)
 November 20, 2009: North German Algebraic Geometry Seminar (NoGAGS): Klaus Hulek (Hannover): "Geometry of Moduli Spaces" (Presentation for download)
 December 4, 2009: Jack van Wijk (Eindhoven): "Knots, Maps, and Tiles: Three Mathematical Visualization Puzzles" (Presentation for download)

December 18, 2009: Peter K. Friz (TU Berlin): "Rough paths and the Gap Between Deterministic and Stochastic Differential Equations" (Presentation for download)

January 8, 2010: Martin Rumpf (Bonn): "Geodesics in the the space of shapes"
 January 22, 2010: Felix Mühlhölzer (Göttingen): "Surprises in Mathematics" (Handout for download)
 February 5, 2010: Victor Buchstaber (Manchester/Moscow): "Combinatorics of simple polytopes and differential equations" (Presentation for download)
Summer Semester 2009
 April 24, 2009: Michael Hintermüller (HU Berlin): "Use Level Sets and Relax!"
(Presentation for download)  May 8, 2009: Benedict Gross (Harvard): "Values of zeta functions at negative integers and the dimensions of spaces of modular forms"
 May 15, 2009: Keith Ball (UC London) "The second law of probability: entropy growth in the central limit theorem"
(Presentation for download) Extended Version for download (PPT)  May 29, 2009: Euler Lecture in Potsdam: Hendrik W. Lenstra (Leiden): "Modelling Finite Fields"
 June 12, 2009: von Mises Lecture in Adlershof: Albert Shiryaev (Steklov Institute of Mathematics): "From von Mises' COLLECTIVE to Kolmogorov's COMPLEXITY"
 June 19, 2009: Margaret Wright (New York University), Kovalevskaya Colloquium: "Nonderivative optimization: Mathematics, engineering, or heuristics?"
(Presentation for download)  July 10, 2009: BMS Summer Outing to MPI in Golm: Cedric Villani (ENS Lyon/Princeton): "Legacy of Boltzmann"
(presentation for download) (talk for download)
Winter Semester 2008/09
 October 17, 2008: Norbert Schappacher (Strasbourg): "Political Space Curves"
 October 31, 2008: Martin Skutella (TU Berlin): "Flows over time  classical and more recent results"
 November 14, 2008: Michael Rapoport (Bonn): "On the zeta function of Shimura varieties"
 November 28, 2008: Wolfgang Lück (Münster): "Topological Rigidity"
 December 12, 2008: Jay Jorgenson (City College of New York): "Identities in Euclidean and Hyperbolic Geometry which follow from Existence and Uniqueness Theorems"
 January 9, 2009: Susanne Albers (Freiburg): "Network Design Games"
 January 23, 2009: Annette Werner (Frankfurt), Kovalevskaya Colloquium: "BruhatTits buildings and their compactifications" February 6, 2009: Gil Kalai (Hebrew University Jerusalem): Hellytype theorems
Summer Semester 2008
 April 25, 2008: Gerard van der Geer (Amsterdam): Modular forms and counting curves over finite fields
 May 9, 2008: Wolfgang Dahmen (Aachen):Compressed Sensing
 May 23, 2008: Euler Lecture in Potsdam: Michael Hopkins, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
 June 6, 2008, Please note: change of location  KleistSaal at Urania:Hans Föllmer (HU Berlin): Bright spotlights, dark shadows: probabilistic aspects of financial risk
 June 20, 2008: Eva BayerFluckiger (EPFL) Kovalevskaya Colloquium: "The Euclidean division"
 July 4, 2008: BMS visits the Wissenschaftssommer (Summer of Science) in Leipzig
 July 11, 2008: Opening of the BMS Lounge at FU with BMS Summer Party (Sommerfest)!
Winter Semester 2007/08
 October 26, 2007: BMS Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner (Duke/Berlin):Measuring scale before simplification
 November 2, 2007: Wendelin Werner (Université Paris Sud) Coloring at random
 November 9, 2007: Rainer Weissauer (Heidelberg) Coverings of Riemann surfaces and a new kind of Galois groups
 November 23, 2007, at HU Adlershof: Claus Michael Ringel (Bielefeld): Invariant subspaces of nilpotent operators
 December 14, 2007: Ilka Agricola (HU Berlin): The E_{8} challenge
 January 11, 2008: Rupert Klein (FU Berlin): Multiple scales in Weather and Climate
January 25, 2008: Ruth Kellerhals (Fribourg) Hyperbolic isometry groups and small volume (Kovalevskaya Colloquium)  February 8, 2008: BMS Professor Shmuel Friedland (Chicago/Berlin): Counting matchings in graphs, with applications to the monomerdimer models
Summer Semester 2007
 May 4, 2007, 10:0012:00: a LaTeX workshop with Christoph Eyrich
Colloquium at 14:00: George Francis (U Illinois, UrbanaChampaign):
Designing computer animations with chalk and blackboard  May 11, 2007, 2007, Kovalevskaya Colloquium by Olga Holtz (TU Berlin):
"How to multiply matrices fast (and why bother)?''  May 25, 2007, in Potsdam: EulerVorlesung in Sanssouci
 June 810, 2007, at TU Berlin: Graphics workshop, with Bill Casselman (UBC, Vancouver),
the cover graphics editor for the Notices of the AMS  June 8, 2007, at TU Berlin, MA 043: Alexander Barvinok (U Michigan, Ann Arbor):
The asymptotic equivalence of counting and optimization  June 15, 2007: Bill Casselman (UBC, Vancouver): An illustrated history of geometry
 June 22, 2007: Andrei Okounkov (Princeton): Box counting
 June 29, 2007, at the BMS Loft of the Urania: Albert Cohen (Paris 6):
Harmonic Analysis and Image Processing  July 13, 2007: Bernd Sturmfels (Berkeley/Berlin): Algebraic Degree of Semidefinite Programming
 July 20, 2007: Jan Kristensen (Oxford/HU Berlin): The Problem of Regularity in the Calculus of Variations
Winter Semester 2006/07
 October 20, 2006: Jürg Kramer : Overview of the BMS
 December 1: Excursion to Dresden, Guided tour to the Mathematischphysikalischer Salon of the Zwinger
 John Sullivan, TU Berlin: Geometric knot theory
 November 3, 2006: Peter Schröder, CalTech: "Discrete Exterior Calculus with an application to circulation preserving simplicial fluid simulation"
 November 17, 2006: The first Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Hélène Esnault, Essen: "Congruences for the number of rational points of varieties defined over finite fields"
 November 24: Robert Bryant, Duke University: "Aufwiedersehen Surfaces, Revisited"
 December 15: Karl Sigmund, University of Vienna: "Gödel's Vienna" (celebrating the end of the Gödel year)
 January 19, 2007: The first Mathematics as a Whole Colloquium: Martin Aigner, FU Berlin:"Volumes, polyhedra, and prime numbers: A common combinatorial look"
 February 2,2007: morning program: BMSWorkshop on Presentation Training with Brigitte LutzWestphal
Eberhard Knobloch: "Euler and Leibniz on the infinite" (celebrating Euler year 2007)  February 12/13, all day, at the BMS Loft of Urania: BMS Days
 February 16: See the sea  Excursion to the Berlin Aquarium