Statements about the conference

Read what other participants think about the 7ECM in Berlin:

Most time we spend our time discussing our problems with people from our field. And this conference is one of the few opportunities that offer such a broad overview about what is going on in Europe. It was very inspiring to go to talks from other fields than mine, especially to see what kind of developments there are in the pure mathematics – like for example that exciting ones from Peter Scholze.”
Massimo Fornasier, Munich (Germany)

It is a really big event for young scientists as well as for older ones. It is very impressive and offers good opportunities. For me it was especially interesting to visit the Math Career Day to get to know about future perspectives.”
Nataliia Krupko, Lviv (Ukraine)

“This was for me the first really big conference with such a broad spectrum. It was a good thing to listen and talk to people from areas not so close to mine – especially since the scientific level was quite high.“
Guido De Philippis, Trieste (Italy)

It was a real congress – very impressive, very big and very nice – with nearly too many coffee stations. The range of topics was very wide. Nevertheless, for me it was especially interesting to also catch some impressions from my field – tropical mathematics – and how it is developping in Europe.“
Nikolai Krivulin, St. Petersburg (Russia)

From a general perspective there were two highpoints for me: I am very happy that they now have the Hirzebruch Lectures of which I gave the first one. He was my teacher and a great man. And I am also very happy that there is now a series of lectures in the history of mathematics. Very many mathematicians are interested in that, including me. And I think it is good to give that field more importance.”
Don Zagier, Bonn (Germany)

I enjoyed a lot being here. The highlights for me were the public lecture by Alessandra Celletti about the history of some outstanding women scientists, that was fantastic and well balanced; and the exhibition Women of Mathematics throughout Europe. And we had very good EMS/EMW survey lectures organized by the European Women in Mathematics (EMW).”
Margarida Mendes Lopes, Lisbon (Portugal)

It was a well organised conference. I really liked the Mini-Symposia and it was especially interesting for me to discuss my results with other people.”
Hai Zhang, Hongkong

What is at the same time a challenge and a benefit of such a global European conference is, to make a community. People are working in so many different fields, and if we want to get all the value out of maths, we need to make a community. This is also important to face the challenges of the future e.g. in terms of finance. And such kind of conference makes me quite enthusiastic.”
Patrice Hauret, Michelin (France)

Typically I go to more specialized conferences. The Mini-Symposia were really good – and a great opportunity to hear people talk and to meet people whose work you have read.”
Yvonne Kamper – California (USA) and Vienna (Austria)

It is a very broad conference and for me as a specialist in a very narrow area, it is sometimes difficult to follow the talks since they are very fast and often not made very understandable. But what is great here is to get to know new people, also some of my field. At my University I sometimes feel a bit isolated because we do not have so close connections to the rest of Europe. And therefore it is also a great opportunity to learn what subjects are of interest in the mathematical community.”
Andrii Anikushyn (Ukraine)

It was a great chance to give a talk at a European Conference, especially in Berlin, and to get feedback for my work. I enjoyed meeting some good people working in Europe and having interaction with some areas that are not so close to mine.”
Roberto Machado Velho (from Brazil, working in Saudi Arabia)

I am more involved in scientific publishing now, especially in digital mathematics libraries. So for me it was interesting to discuss the future of publishing in many meetings and also to meet some publishers.”
ǐrí Rákosník, Prague (Czech Republic)

I especially liked the exhibition: I got a lot of inspiration here and took several books which will accompany me during the next years of my studies. And I also enjoyed the many possibilities – like during the Welcome Reception – to talk to very different people on par – that gave a lot of inspiration too.”
Jonas, Berlin (Germany)



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