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Corona Virus – Relevant information (as of February 15, 2021) for all scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

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Updated Regulations from the German Government / NRW Government (valid from Feb. 1, 2021):

During the pandemic, regulations are imposed by different sources. The German government imposes the overall rules but the governments of the individual Länder (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 (unfortunately only in German), Federal Foreign Office's website, city of Bonn's website.

MEDICAL MASK OBLIGATION:
The new regulation states that it is obligatory to wear a medical mask in public transportation, stores and doctor's offices. Fabric masks are no longer adequate in these locations. Medical masks in the sense of this regulation are so-called surgical masks, masks of the standard FFP2 or masks comparable to these (KN95/N95).

TRAVEL (regulations from the North Rhine-Westphalia government):
In Germany, the individual Länder are responsible for quarantine regulations (in our case NRW). The Länder have put in place their own regulations on the basis of a specimen regulation.

Travelers who have visited a virus variant area or risk area in the last ten days before entering Germany must register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de before arriving in Germany and carry proof of registration with them upon entry. This obligation always applies to those entering the country who have previously stayed in virus variant areas. Certain exceptions apply for previous stays in other risk areas and high incidence areas. In particular, those who have only passed through a risk area and have not had a stopover there are exempt.

Entering/returning from a virus variant area:
For countries where virus mutations are widespread (so-called virus variant areas), there is a transport ban. Transport companies, e.g. airlines or railroad companies, are not allowed to transport persons from these countries to Germany. Transportation is only possible in narrowly defined exceptional cases, in particular for persons with residence and existing right of residence in Germany, persons who are only transferring in a transit area of a commercial airport, and in a few other special cases. German nationals not resident in Germany should not be denied boarding.

In these exceptional cases, immediately after arrival, travelers are required to go into quarantine for 10 days (starting on the day of departure from one of these areas) and have to report to the Health Department if they show any symptoms. Furthermore they have to submit a negative test result on entry. After five days of quarantine they have to get tested again and if this result is negative, the quarantine can be terminated. Otherwise the quarantine obligation continues and the competent authorities may decide on the individual ordering of a further test on a case-by-case basis.

Entering/returning from other risk areas:
Travelers have to quarantine for 10 days. The quarantine can be avoided by getting tested for Covid-19 either 48 hours before or within 24 hours after entering Germany and getting a negative test result. A quick test, "Corona-Schnelltest", is sufficient. You can get tested at airports, test centers, pharmacies or doctors at your own expense.

CONTACTS
- contacts should be minimized to the absolute minimum
- it is allowed to meet with only one other person from a different household (This also applies for participation in livestreams in the same room!)
- private or public parties are unacceptable

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.

From Bonn to... Berlin. Interview with Gaëtan Borot about his time at MPIM and his new position

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Gaëtan Borot 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 chair at the Humboldt University in Berlin. 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. Christian Blohmann had a conversation with him about his new position and his time in Bonn.

Blohmann: How is your new job?

Lisa Piccirillo Recipient of the Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize 2021

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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.

Gaëtan Borot Awarded Dubrovin Medal of 2020

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Gaëtan Borot, 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."

Arunima Ray appointed as Lise Meitner Group Leader

Arunima Ray, 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 Lise Meitner Excellence Program 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.

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