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<span class="field-content"><a href="/node/6826">Arbeitstagung 2017 on "Physical Mathematics" in honor of Yuri Manin</a></span>
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<p><em>Berlin, 3. Februar 2017</em>. Gerd Faltings, Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in Bonn, Honorarprofessor für Mathematik an der Universität Bonn und Mitglied im Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, dem Bonner Exzellenzcluster für Mathematik und mathematische Ökonomie, erhält die Cantor-Medaille der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV). Das beschloss das Präsidium der DMV kürzlich in Berlin. Die Cantor-Medaille ist die bedeutendste wissenschaftliche Auszeichnung, die die DMV vergibt.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/7081" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsFri, 03 Feb 2017 14:15:19 +0000blohmann7081 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deNew Horizons in Mathematics Prize awarded to Geordie Williamson
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<div><strong>Geordie Williamson</strong> has received a New Horizons in Mathematics Prize jointly with Benjamin Elias for pioneering work in geometric representation theory, including the development of Hodge theory for Soergel bimodules and the proof of the Kazhdan-Lusztig conjectures for general Coxeter groups. Geordie had been advanced reseracher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics from 2011 until August 2016, when he moved to a position at the University of Sydney in his native country Australia.</div><div> </div><div>The <a href="https://breakthroughprize.org/Prizes/3">New Horizons in Mathematics Prize</a> is an annual prize for junior researchers who have already produced important work. It consists of a monetary award of $100,000. The prize was established in 2016 and is funded by Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner. The prize was awarded together with the <a href="https://breakthroughprize.org/News/34">Breakthrough Prizes 2017</a> on December 4, 2016 at a <a href="http://www.epklink.com/2017BreakthroughPrize">red carpet gala ceremony</a> in Silicon Valley hosted by Morgan Freeman.</div><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/6999" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsPress releasesTue, 06 Dec 2016 10:56:51 +0000blohmann6999 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deEscher and the Droste effect. Public talk by Hendrik Lenstra, Wednesday, 14 December
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<p>In 1956, the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher made an unusual lithograph with the title `Print Gallery‘. It shows a young man viewing a print in an exhibition gallery. Amongst the buildings depicted on the print, he sees paradoxically the very same gallery that he is standing in. A lot is known about the way in which Escher made his lithograph. It is not nearly as well known that it contains a hidden `Droste effect‘, or infinite repetition; but this is brought to light by a mathematical analysis of the studies used by Escher. On the basis of this discovery, a team of mathematicians at Leiden produced a series of hallucinating computer animations. These show, among others, what happens inside the mysterious spot in the middle of the lithograph that Escher left blank.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/6992" target="_blank">read more</a></p>PublicMon, 28 Nov 2016 13:56:35 +0000blohmann6992 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deExhibition "Women of Mathematics throughout Europe" at MPIM opening on November 10th
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<p>The exhibition "Women of Mathematics throughout Europe" will be on public display at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics from November 10 to December 23, 2016. This touring exhibition, whose starting point is the 7th European Congress of Mathematics held in July 2016 in Berlin, features the portrays of thirteen female mathematicians, sharing their experience, thus serving as role models to encourage young women to enter mathematics, a field where women are still largely underrepresented. The exhibition will be launched with the:</p><h2>Opening Event</h2><p>Date/time: November 10th, 2016, 18:00h<br />Place: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Vivatsgasse 7, Bonn</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/6957" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsAnnouncementsThu, 03 Nov 2016 13:22:12 +0000blohmann6957 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deHigher Geometric Structures along the Lower Rhine VIII
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<p>This is the <span class="short_text" id="result_box" lang="en"><span>eighth</span></span> of a series of short workshops jointly organized by the Geometry/Topology groups in Bonn, Nijmegen, Utrecht and Leuven, all situated along the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_Rhine">Lower Rhine</a>. The focus lies on the development and application of new structures in geometry and topology such as Lie groupoids, differentiable stacks, Lie algebroids, generalized complex geometry, topological quantum field theories, higher categories, homotopy algebraic structures, higher operads, derived categories, and related topics.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/6832" target="_blank">read more</a></p>WorkshopWed, 26 Oct 2016 06:20:25 +0000beljaars6832 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de"Cannons at Sparrows". Hirzebruch lecture by Günter M. Ziegler on Wednesday, November 2
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<p>The story told in this lecture starts with an innocuous little geometry problem, posed in a September 2006 blog entry by R. Nandakumar, an engineer from Calcutta, India: "Can you cut every polygon into a prescribed number of convex pieces that have equal area and equal perimeter?" This little problem is a "sparrow", tantalizing, not as easy as one could perhaps expect, and <em>Recreational Mathematics</em>: of no practical use.</p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/6517" target="_blank">read more</a></p>PublicTue, 11 Oct 2016 12:18:47 +0000blohmann6517 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de"Euler, Riemann, Hirzebruch" - Special Talk by Sir Michael Atiyah on Friday, October 7
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<p>On Friday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m., Professor Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh) will give a talk on "Euler, Riemann, Hirzebruch" at the MPIM. Sir Michael Atiyah was a close friend of the MPI's founding director, Professor Friedrich Hirzebruch. The talk will be understandable also to a general audience.</p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/6868" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsThu, 06 Oct 2016 11:00:57 +0000kohlhuber6868 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deEMS Prize for Geordie Williamson
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<p><a href="http://people.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/geordie/">Geordie Williamson</a>, advanced researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, has received one of the this year's prestigious EMS prizes for outstanding young researchers. The prize was awarded „for his fundamental contributions to representation theory of Lie algebras and algebraic groups, for example, with the elegant proof of Soergel’s conjecture on bimodules associated to Coxeter groups and the counter-examples to expected bounds in Lusztig’s conjectured character for rational representations of algebraic groups.“ His results include proofs and re-proofs of some long-standing conjectures, as well as spectacular counterexamples to the expected bounds in others. The prize was awarded during the 7th European Congress of Mathematics held from July 18-22, 2016 in Berlin.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/6822" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsMon, 22 Aug 2016 12:30:20 +0000blohmann6822 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.dePavel Mnev awarded 2016 André Lichnerowicz Prize in Poisson Geometry
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<p>Pavel Mnev, an Advanced Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics from 2014-2016, has been awarded the 2016 André Lichnerowicz Prize in Poisson Geometry. The biennial award is given for outstanding work by young mathematicians in Poisson Geometry.</p><p><strong>Pavel Mnev</strong> received his Ph.D. in 2008 from the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg under the direction of the mathematical physicist Ludwig Faddeev. Mnev held a postdoctoral position at the University of Zurich, before coming to the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn in 2014. This fall, he has moved to a faculty position at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests are in mathematical physics, in particular in the interactions of quantum field theory with topology, homological/homotopical algebra, and supergeometry.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/6928" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsPress releasesSun, 21 Aug 2016 09:41:44 +0000blohmann6928 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de