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International Congress of Mathematicians 2018: Many Invited Speakers with Ties to MPIM

A number of mathematicians who have held positions, were long-term visitors, or PhD students at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics are invited to present their work at the next International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), which will take place in 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. Most notably, Geordie Williamson, who has been Advanced Researcher at MPIM from 2011-2016, is invited as plenary speaker. Further invited speakers with ties to MPIM include:

"Descartes, Euler, Gauss: From surfaces to integers". Hirzebruch lecture by Werner Ballmann on Monday, November 13, University Club Bonn

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Speaker: 
Werner Ballmann
Zugehörigkeit: 
MPIM
Datum: 
Mon, 2017-11-13 18:30 - 19:30
Location: 
University Club Bonn

Geometric quantities of a surface, like distance, angle, or area, change when the surface is deformed. Euler discovered a quantity, the Euler characteristic, which remains unchanged. The formula of Gauss-Bonnet, a landmark result of mathematics, relates Euler characteristic with geometry. In the talk, I will present ideas of Descartes, Euler, and Gauss related to this formula.

"Coarse Geometry". Hirzebruch colloquium talk by Walter Neumann

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Speaker: 
Walter Neumann
Zugehörigkeit: 
Columbia University
Datum: 
Mon, 2017-11-13 16:30 - 17:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Coarse geometry can lead to useful classifications. For example, the word metric on a finitely presented group recognises (up to finite groups) if that group is the fundamental group of a 3-manifold and it carries a lot of information about the manifold. I will mainly talk about coarse geometry for complex surfaces, showing that bilipschitz geometry, which is purely topological and ignores any analytic structure, can recover the local analytic structure up to Zariski equisingularity. (Joint work with Anne Pichon).

Hirzebruch Birthday Colloquium

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Datum: 
Die, 2017-10-17 15:30 - 17:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Jazz & Math: Public jazz performance with Rob Schneiderman & Friends

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Speaker: 
Rob Schneiderman (piano), John Goldsby (bass), and Hans Dekker (drums)
Datum: 
Don, 2017-07-13 18:30 - 22:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

"Mathematics is not only a solo gig. When two or three mathematicians get together to share their ideas on how to attack a problem, sessions can easily stretch out for hours and even days. The dynamic is not unlike jazz musicians improvising with each spurring the other to go farther than they would go alone." Rob Schneiderman, New York based mathematician, regular guest at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, and professional Jazz pianist together with John Goldsby (bass) and Hans Dekker (drums) will explore the relations between Jazz & Math in a public concert, which will be followed by a get-together for an open discussion. (Free admission)

Arbeitstagung 2017 on "Physical Mathematics" in honor of Yuri Manin

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Organiser(s): 
C. Blohmann, M. Kapranov, P. Teichner, B. Vallette
Datum: 
Mon, 2017-06-19 08:00 - Fre, 2017-06-23 20:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall
Poster ATMost lectures were recorded and will be available here

Organizers

C. Blohmann, M. Kapranov, P. Teichner, B. Vallette

Speakers

B. Bhatt
I. Cherednik
V. Drinfeld
D. Freed
A. Goncharov
N. Hitchin
M. Kontsevich
J. Lurie
Y. Manin
M. Marcolli
V. Schechtman
V. Serganova
G. Tabuada
B. Toen
B. Tsygan
T. Willwacher

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