After a two-year break, we are happy that the BMS Days 2023 took place in person again on 20 and 21 February at the Magnus-Haus in the heart of Berlin. We welcomed 27 of the best Phase I applicants from 17 different countries who were invited to spend a whole week in Berlin and also attend the Student Conference on 22-24 February at TU Berlin.

The BMS Days allow the BMS Admissions Committee to interview the applicants in person and also give them a preview of the opportunities offered by the BMS. The applicants got the chance to meet current BMS students and learn about life as a graduate student in Berlin. As usual, the program included an overview of the BMS graduate program and the research opportunities in Berlin, mathematical talks by MATH+ faculty members and Q&A sessions with faculty and students.


The mathematical lectures were given by Maite Wilke Berenguer (HU Berlin), Pavle Blagojevic (FU Berlin), Tobias Breiten (TU Berlin), Angela Ortega (HU Berlin), Martin Skutella (TU Berlin) and Vikram Sunkara (FU Berlin, ZIB) and gave a great impression of the mathematical community in Berlin.

The BMS Days were followed by the BMS Student Conference from 22 to 24 February, organized by the BMS student representatives. They offered invited talks by Claudio Arezzo (U Parma and ICTP) and Günter M. Ziegler (FU Berlin). Furthermore, several BMS students displayed the broad spectrum of Berlin's mathematical landscape by presenting their own research projects and talks on various topics. The highlight, as usual, was the praised “Wine and Cheese Party” at the end of the week.

Everyone enjoyed the well-organized event in the beautiful location opposite the Pergamon museum and the opportunity for a formal and informal get-together.

We hope to see most of our guests again soon when they start their BMS careers in the fall!