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The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics Declares its Solidarity with the People in Ukraine

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We strongly agree with the statements of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany, the European Mathematical Society, and the President of the Max Planck Society.

We are in strong solidarity with our mathematical friends and colleagues in Ukraine. As a practical help, our guest program can offer a medium-term perspective for Ukrainian scientists.

Corona Virus – Relevant information (as of June 7, 2022) for all scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

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Starting June 7, 2022, all Corona measures from MPIM are lifted.

  • wearing a mask is now voluntary in the whole institute and there is no 3G rule for external visitors anymore.
  • the limit and mask obligation for the lecture hall is also lifted.
  • However, if a member of staff asks you to wear a mask when entering their office, we kindly ask you to respect this.
  • We urgently ask you to stay home if you have any symptoms suggestive of the Corona virus and report every positive tested case to or 0228-402-255.

The recommendations remain:

  • Participate in virtual meetings and talks.
  • Wash and disinfect your hands regularly.
  • Keep at least a 1.5m distance.
  • Ventilate the rooms regularly.

Conference on "Arithmetic Statistics, Automorphic Forms and Ergodic Methods", April 24 - 28, 2023

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Mon, 24/04/2023 - 09:00 - Fri, 28/04/2023 - 16:00

Conference on "Arithmetic Statistics, Automorphic Forms and Ergodic Methods", April 24 - 28, 2023

The field of arithmetic statistics is a fast-moving area of number theory, dealing with distributional results for many basic and important objects: ranks of elliptic curves, central values of L-functions, number fields, modular symbols, orbits of discrete groups etc. The techniques involved come from diverse areas of mathematics e.g. automorphic forms, ergodic theory, spectral theory, dynamical systems, probabilistic number theory, representation theory and random matrix theory. This workshop intends to bring together researchers of all career levels to present their work and exchange ideas and techniques on arithmetic statistics. Motivated by the  programme of Mazur and Rubin based on their computational study of elliptic curves over abelian extensions of fixed degree, the meeting will focus on modular symbols, Manin's noncommutative modular symbols, equidistribution of lattice points on the sphere, Heegner points, and closed geodesics, including the error term in the Prime Geodesic Theorem.

Fields Medal awarded to Maryna Viazovska. Former doctoral student of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics receives highest distinction in mathematics

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The Fields Medal is considered the Nobel Prize of mathematics. This year the International Mathematical Union chose to award it to Maryna Viazovska, who wrote her doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics with Don Zagier and received her PhD from the University of Bonn in 2013. The Ukranian mathematician is second woman to ever receive this prize.

Virtual ICM 2022. Live stream and in person talks at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

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Tue, 05/07/2022 (All day) - Thu, 14/07/2022 (All day)
The International Congress of Mathematicians 2022 (ICM 2022), which was originally planned for St. Petersburg, will now take place as a fully virtual event over 5–14 July 2022. In order to keep some of the spirit of the ICM, all talks will be streamed live in the MPIM lecture hall (except on the weekend). Three of the talks will be given in person at MPIM by Bernhard Schölkopf, Marc Levine, and Catharina Stroppel.

Peter Scholze Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society

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Peter Scholze, director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics and professor at the University of Bonn, was elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

Official announcement of the Royal Society

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