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18.07.2016 - 22.07.2016 | Berlin

7th European Congress of Mathematics

More than 1300 mathematicians are expected in Berlin, participating in the 7th European Congress of Mathematicians which will take place from July 18th to 22nd 2016 at the Technical University (TU) Berlin. Every four years, this summit gathers participants from Europe and around the world under the auspices of the European Mathematical Society (EMS)

For one week, the scientists will discuss the entire spectrum of contemporary mathematics. The scientific committee has chosen an attractive program of 10 plenary and 31 invited lectures, 42 mini-symposia and 87 contributed sessions.

Among the highlights of the congress are a number of special lectures given by world-famous scientists:
• For the first time in the history of the ECM, one of the Abel Laureates, Endre Szemerédi (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics), will give an Abel Lecture on July, 19th. The Abel prize is the analogue of the Nobel Prize for mathematicians.
• Don Zagier (Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics, Bonn) will hold the Friedrich Hirzebruch Lecture in honor of the first President of the EMS on July, 18th.
• Peter Scholze (University Bonn), who was recently awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize and who is also among the ten plenary speakers, will give an additional lecture for a broad audience particularly directed towards high school students on July, 21st.

One of the most exciting highlights is the prize ceremony:
During the opening ceremony on July, 18th, 10:00 a.m., a total of 12 prizes will be awarded by EMS president Prof Pavel Exner (Prague, Czech Republic) together with representatives of the prize committee:
• 10 EMS Prizes will be awarded to young researchers not older than 35 years, of European nationality or working in Europe, in recognition of excellent contributions in mathematics. The ten EMS Prizes are partly funded by the Foundation Compositio Mathematica.
The prize winners were selected by a committee of around 15 internationally recognized mathematicians covering a large variety of fields and chaired by Prof Björn Engquist (U Texas, Austin).
Previous prize winners have proved to continue their careers with high success. One in each six of them has subsequently won the most important distinction for young mathematicians, the Fields Medal, of which at most four are awarded every four years by the International Mathematical Union.
• The Felix Klein Prize, endowed by the Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern, will be awarded to a young scientist (normally under the age of 38) for using sophisticated methods to give an outstanding solution, which meets with the complete satisfaction of industry, to a concrete and difficult industrial problem.
• The Otto Neugebauer Prize in the History of Mathematics will be awarded for a specific highly influential article or book.
An embargoed press release presenting the prize winners will be released in due time.

Further highlights of the conference are:
• A public lecture by Alessandra Celletti (University of Roma Tor Vergata) “Chaotic routes that shaped the universe: a history of some outstanding women scientists“ on July, 20th.
• A public lecture by Helmut Pottmann (Technische Universität Wien) on “Mathematics in Modern Architecture“, on July, 19th.
• A dedicated historic session about the influential mathematicians Leibniz, Lagrange, Euler und Weierstrass will highlight the history of Berlin mathematics on July, 20th and 21st.

The conference is accompanied by a broad and inspiring variety of exhibitions:
• “Transcending Tradition – Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture“ will open already on July, 17th with a special ceremony in the Jewish Museum Berlin.
Before the opening ceremony, Liba Taub, Director of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and Professor for the History and Philosophy of Sciences in Cambridge (GB), will give a public lecture on „Mathematics and Culture in Ancient Greece: Poetry and Pythagoreanism“.
• The exhibition “Women of Mathematics throughout Europe – A Gallery of Portraits“ will highlight the life and carrier of contemporary women mathematicians. It was curated by Sylvie Paycha, professor of mathematics at the University of Potsdam and will be shown in the mathematics library at TU Berlin .
• During the congress, IMAGINARY will present open interactive exhibitions by means of visualizations and interactive installations in the main building of TU Berlin. It aims to explain different aspects of modern mathematics – for example algebraic geometry, singularity theory or simulations of fluids - in an attractive and comprehensive way. Views in 3-Manifold gives a special insight on how mathematicians and artists perceive 3D spaces.
You find the complete program as well as details about time and place of the events and further information under:

Journalists are welcome to participate in the opening ceremony on July, 18th, 10:00 a.m., in the Auditorium Maximum of the TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, as well as in all the other lectures and events.

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18.07.2016 ab 08:00 - 22.07.2016 14:00


Technische Universität Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10781 Berlin


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