MATH+ Fridays and other events in the winter semester 2021/22:
- 22 October: Mathieu Rosenbaum (École Polytechnique): A rough volatility tour from market microstructure to VIX options via Heston and Zumbach
- 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 Richter-Gebert (TU Munich): Regular 4-Polytopes, Quaternions, and Hopf Fibrations
- 11 February: Maria J. Esteban (U Paris Dauphine): Functional inequalities and their role in Analysis, Probability, Geometry and (Mathematical) Physics
TES tandem talks in the winter semester 2021/22 (in cooperation with the TES "Mathematics of Imaging on Real-World Challenges"):
- 11 November: T. Schäffter (TU Berlin/PTB) and M. Hintermüller (HU Berlin/WIAS): Quantitative MR Imaging - Added Value and Mathematics of Quantitative Imaging
- 10 December: Bernhard Schnitzer (U Göttingen) and Gabriele Steidl (TU Berlin): Christmas Talk: Santa Claus needs Optimal Transport
- 21 January: tba
TES tandem tutorials in the winter semester 2021/22 (in cooperation with the TES "Mathematics of Imaging on Real-World Challenges"):
- 29 October: Andreas Kofler (PTB) and Kostas Papafitsoros (ZIB): Classical vs. Data Driven Regularization Methods in Imaging
- 26 November: Felix Ambellan (ZIB) and Christoph von Tycowicz (FU Berlin/ZIB): Population wide Medical Image and Shape Analysis
- 18 February: Karsten Tabelow (WIAS) and Ariane Fillmer (PTB): Neural MRI
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.