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<p><a href="https://sites.google.com/view/tobiasbarthel/">Tobias Barthel</a>, advanced <a href="https://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/9537">researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics</a>, has received a prestigeous ERC starting grant for his project on the "spectral geometry of higher categories". The total budget of the grant is 1.5 million euros for the project duration of 5 years. The eleven <a href="https://www.mpg.de/18126792/erc-starting-grants-2021">Max Planck grantees</a> are among the 397 young researchers who received an ERC Starting Grant in 2021.</p><p>The <a href="https://erc.europa.eu/news/erc-2021-starting-grants-results">European Research Council</a> (ERC) is the premier European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. It funds creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects based across Europe. The ERC offers four core grant schemes: Starting Grants, Consolidator Grants, Advanced Grants and Synergy Grants. The ERC is led by an independent governing body, the Scientific Council. Its prestigeous grants are awarded anually.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/11176" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsAnnouncementsFri, 21 Jan 2022 07:19:28 +0000blohmann11176 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deDon Zagier Receives Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 2021
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<p>The Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 2021 is awarded jointly to Don Zagier and Benedict Gross for "their formulation and proof of the Gross-Zagier formula, which relates the height of Heegner points with the central derivatives of the zeta function of the corresponding elliptic curves. They established striking cases of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture, which brought many applications to long-standing problems, and deeply influenced the development of number theory in recent decades." The prize committee also recognized Don Zagier's "profound work on modular forms and special functions which resolve questions and problems in diverse areas ranging from topology and moduli spaces to geometry and mathematical physics."</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10955" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsAnnouncementsThu, 30 Sep 2021 07:13:30 +0000kohlhuber10955 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deTwinned Conference on Homotopy Theory with Applications to Arithmetic and Geometry
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<h2>Twinned Conference on Homotopy Theory with Applications to Arithmetic and Geometry, June 27 - 30, 2022<img alt="" src="https://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/webfm_send/661" style="float: right; width: 230px; height: 330px;" /></h2><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="tex2jax"><p>The field of homotopy theory originated in the study of topological spaces up to deformation, but has since been applied effectively in several other disciplines. Indeed, homotopical ideas lead to the resolution of several long-standing open conjectures, for instance on smooth structures on spheres, the moduli of curves, and the cohomology of fields. More recently, Bhatt, Morrow, and Scholze used homotopical methods to compare different cohomology theories for algebraic varieties, thereby resolving open questions in arithmetic geometry. In a similarly arithmetic vein, Galatius and Venkatesh initiated the study of Galois representations with homotopical means, whereas Clausen and Scholze revisited the foundations of analytic topology. These and other recent developments in the interface of arithmetic and topology opened up new lines of attack towards classical open questions, which sparked a wide range of current research activities. This conference intends to survey some of the most spectacular recent advances in the fields, thereby paving the way to new developments and future interactions. Our goal is to foster scientific exchange and collaboration between established researchers, emerging leaders, early career mathematicians, and graduate students.</p><p>This will be a split transatlantic conference taking place at the <a href="http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/21-22/homotopy">Fields Institute</a> in Canada and the <a href="https://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/">Max Planck Institute for Mathematics</a> in Germany, with videoconferencing connections in place to help collaboration. The concept of the twinned conference was motivated by the desire to reduce environmental impact of conference travels. Our hope is that this initiative will help reduce transatlantic flights, while still promoting long distance interactions. The goal of this twinned conference is to bring together experts on Homotopy Theory and adjacent areas to discuss the forefront of current developments in this highly active field.</p><p><span class="NLM_article-title hlFld-title">We especially welcome applications from members of minority groups.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/equalopportunity"><span class="NLM_article-title hlFld-title"></span></a></p></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10868" target="_blank">read more</a></p>ConferenceThu, 17 Jun 2021 12:50:37 +0000vogeno10868 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deDennis Gaitsgory New Director at MPIM
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<p>Dennis Gaitsgory is a newly appointed director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn. He will join the three active directors Gerd Faltings, Peter Teichner, and Peter Scholze in July 2021.</p><p><strong>Dennis Gaitsgory</strong> was Born in 1973 in Moldava, a republic of the Soviet Union at the time. He studied at Tel Aviv University under Joseph Bernstein from 1990–1996, where he received his doctorate in 1997 for a thesis on "Automorphic Sheaves and Eisenstein Series". In the academic years 1996/97 and 1998/99 he was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2001 he became Associate Professor at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of Harvard University in 2005.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10707" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsAnnouncementsMon, 12 Apr 2021 18:23:10 +0000blohmann10707 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deDanica Kosanović Receives Hausdorff Memorial Prize
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<p>Danica Kosanović is one of the two prize winners of the <a href="https://www.mathematics.uni-bonn.de/institutions/department/hausdorff-memorial-prize?set_language=en">Hausdorff Memorial Prize</a> for the best PhD thesis in mathematics at the University of Bonn in 2019/2020. In her thesis on “A geometric approach to the embedding calculus knot invariants”, which was supervised by Peter Teichner, she proved a 30 year old conjecture about invariants of classical knots.</p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10715" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsAnnouncementsTue, 09 Mar 2021 06:43:57 +0000kohlhuber10715 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deFrom Bonn to... Berlin. Interview with Gaëtan Borot about his time at MPIM and his new position
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<p><strong>Gaëtan Borot</strong> studied at the ENS Paris and finished his PhD with Bertrand Eynard in theoretical physics at CEA Saclay in 2011. After two years as postdoc in Geneva and a visit of MIT, he joined the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in 2014 as Advanced Researcher (W2). In the Fall of 2020 he has moved to a <a href="https://www.mathematik.hu-berlin.de/de/forschung/forschungsgebiete/mathematische-physik/borot-mp-homepage">chair at the Humboldt University in Berlin</a>. He is working on the combinatorial and algebraic structures of quantum field theory and is best known for his contributions to topological recursion for which he has received the Dubrovin Medal of 2020. <a href="http://people.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/blohmann/">Christian Blohmann</a> had a conversation with him about his new position and his time in Bonn.</p><p><strong>Blohmann:</strong> How is your new job?</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10695" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsOtherMon, 22 Feb 2021 09:20:46 +0000kohlhuber10695 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deLisa Piccirillo Recipient of the Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize 2021
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<p>Lisa Piccirillo, postdoctoral visitor at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, is one of the first three recipients of the newly inaugurated Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize Awarded to Women Mathematicians for Early-Career Achievements. She is awarded the prize for resolving the classic problem that the Conway knot is not smoothly slice.</p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10496" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsAnnouncementsFri, 11 Sep 2020 10:28:00 +0000blohmann10496 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deGaëtan Borot Awarded Dubrovin Medal of 2020
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<p><a href="http://people.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/gborot/home">Gaëtan Borot</a>, Advanced Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, is one of the first two recipients of the newly created Dubrovin Medal. The prize committee has recognized "his numerous and wide-ranging contributions to the theory of topological recursion leading to the proof of the Bouchard-Marino conjecture and to several applications to geometry and mathematical physics in the area of integrable systems."</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10413" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsAnnouncementsMon, 20 Jul 2020 07:46:00 +0000blohmann10413 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deArunima Ray appointed as Lise Meitner Group Leader
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<p><a href="http://people.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/aruray/">Arunima Ray</a>, advanced researcher at the MPIM, was chosen as one of the 20 Lise Meitner Group Leaders from a field of 470 candidates. Launched in 2018 by the Max Planck Society, the <a href="https://www.mpg.de/lise-meitner-excellence-program">Lise Meitner Excellence Program</a> is aimed at women scientists who, even at the beginning of their scientific career, already rank among the exceptional talents in their area of research.</p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10394" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsAnnouncementsMon, 29 Jun 2020 08:25:50 +0000blohmann10394 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.deSpecial online colloquium between IHES and MPIM
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<p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Penner"><strong>Robert Penner</strong></a> is a mathematician known for his works in geometry and combinatorics of moduli spaces, and holding the Rene Thom Chair in mathematical biology at IHES. In the past, he and coauthors have developed geometric tools to study RNA and protein folding. He recently became interested in viruses, notably to identify potentially interesting sites in glycoproteins present in the coronavirus responsible for the current epidemy. He will present this work during the talk, <strong>Thursday 25th June 3-4.30pm</strong> local time.</p><p><a href="https://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10332">Continue here for more information and video conference details.</a></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/10379" target="_blank">read more</a></p>NewsAnnouncementsThu, 18 Jun 2020 13:33:28 +0000drupalwww10379 at http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de