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Corona Virus – Relevant information (as of January 12, 2022) for all scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

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During the pandemic, regulations are imposed by different sources. The German government imposes the overall rules, but the governments of the individual Länder (federal states in Germany) as well as some cities have the freedom to impose regulations with regard to the particular situation of the area. Here we try to summarize the information relevant for our guests as best as possible and to keep it up to date. We assume no liability for this information and refer to the government websites for the official regulations:

NRW website (only in German), Federal Foreign Office's website, city of Bonn's website.

Regulations in Bonn / NRW / Germany

MPIM Mathematicians in Home Office. Research Continues Online

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While the members of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics work from their home office, some seminars and research activities continue online. Please check the weekly program and the Bonn math calendar. The announcements there contain the access information. In addition, many of MPIM's researchers have set up virtual offices. Please contact the persons you would like to discuss with individually.

MPIM's library, IT services, and the administration remain open to institute members, some with reduced opening hours. Persons without MPIM access card cannot enter the institute until further notice.

Practical and administrative information for present and future visitors are on our Corona information web page.

Don Zagier Receives Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 2021

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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."

Twinned Conference on Homotopy Theory with Applications to Arithmetic and Geometry

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Mon, 2022-06-27 08:00 - Thu, 2022-06-30 16:00

Twinned Conference on Homotopy Theory with Applications to Arithmetic and Geometry, June 27 - 30, 2022

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.

This will be a split transatlantic conference taking place at the Fields Institute in Canada and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics 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.

We especially welcome applications from members of minority groups.

Dennis Gaitsgory New Director at MPIM

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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.

Dennis Gaitsgory 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.

Danica Kosanović Receives Hausdorff Memorial Prize

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Danica Kosanović is one of the two prize winners of the Hausdorff Memorial Prize 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.

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