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Mathematische Arbeitstagung 2015

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Organiser(s): 
Don Zagier, Martin Möller, Christian Blohmann
Date: 
Fri, 2015-06-26 14:00 - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

The Arbeitstagung of 2015 will have the general theme

Counting problems on moduli spaces

including such topics as Hurwitz counting problems for coverings, computations of volumes and other combinatorial invariants of moduli spaces of curves and of flat surfaces, Siegel-Veech constants, Gromov-Witten numbers, topological recursion, or dessins d'enfants. There will be mini-courses and research lectures by invited speakers including Alex Eskin, Motohico Mulase, Rahul Pandharipande, Richard Thomas, and Anton Zorich. The other lectures will be determined in the traditional way by open discussion during the meeting.

Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences Awarded to Gerd Faltings

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At a press conference on June 1, 2015 in Hong Kong, the Shaw Prize Foundation announced that this year's Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded in equal shares to Gerd Faltings and Henryk Iwaniec for their introduction and development of fundamental tools in number theory, allowing them as well as others to resolve some longstanding classical problems. The prize consists of a monetary award of one million US dollars.

Prof. Wolfgang Lück erhält ERC Advanced Grant

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Prof. Dr. Wolfang Lück, Fellow des Max-Planck-Institute für Mathematik, hat einen hoch dotierten Advanced Grant des European Research Councils (ERC) erhalten. Der Grant wurde ihm für sein Projekt „K-theory, $L^2$-invariants, manifolds, groups and their interactions“ verliehen und ist mit insgesamt 1,7 Millionen Euro dotiert.

Der Leibniz-Preisträger und frühere Präsident der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung kam 2010 von Münster nach Bonn, um die Leitung des Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics (HIM) zu übernehmen. Davor war Professor Lück in den USA und in Mainz tätig. Mit dem Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik ist er bereits seit 1996 verbunden und war immer wieder zu längeren Gastaufenthalten in Bonn. 2012 wurde Prof. Lück zum Max-Planck-Fellow ernannt, eine besondere Auszeichnung, die nur wenigen Wissenschaftlern zuteil wird.

Higher Structures in Geometry and Physics 2015

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Organiser(s): 
Anton Alekseev (Geneva), Christian Blohmann (MPIM), Chris Schommer-Pries (MPIM), Chenchang Zhu (Göttingen)
Date: 
Mon, 2015-10-12 08:00 - Fri, 2015-10-16 22:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Confirmed speakers

Bruce Bartlett (Oxford)
Damien Calaque (Montpellier)
Tobias Dyckerhoff (University of Bonn)
Owen Gwilliam (MPIM Bonn)
David Jordan (University of Edinburgh)
Pavel Mnev (MPIM Bonn)
Thomas Nikolaus (MPIM Bonn)
Pavel Safronov (Oxford)
Jörg Teschner (Hamburg)

Workshop on Homotopy theory, manifolds, and field theories

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Organiser(s): 
Haynes Miller, Stefan Schwede, Peter Teichner
Date: 
Mon, 2015-06-15 (All day) - Fri, 2015-06-19 (All day)
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Program and Abstracts

This workshop is part of our Trimester Program at the Hausdorff Institute (HIM)

Geometry, Analysis, and Gravitation. Hirzebruch Lecture 2014 by Gerhard Huisken

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Speaker: 
Gerhard Huisken
Affiliation: 
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach / Universität Tübingen
Date: 
Wed, 2014-10-29 18:00 - 19:00
Location: 
University Club Bonn

Since ancient times geometric concepts have been used to model astronomical phenomena such as the motion of the planets. In modern times geometry has merged with analysis to provide accurate models of gravitational phenomena involving stars and their planets, black holes and gravitational waves in the context of General Relativity - with the new mathematical insights leading also to progress in the understanding of many other phenomena surrounding us. The lecture describes in a non-technical way how ancient geometric concepts such as the isoperimetric inequality as well as classical concepts from Newtonian physics reappear in the curved space-times of General Relativity.

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