Photos from the Jewish Museum online

On sunday afternoon, the exhibition “Transcending Tradition – Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture” opened with a special ceremony in the Jewish Museum.

Here you find a slideshow with some photographic impressions of this event and the first visitors of the exhibition.

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First photos online

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7ECM opens the doors

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Registration is fun

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The Congress starts with the Opening and Award Ceremony

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Prof. Volker Mehrmann, Chair of the local organizing committee, welcomes everybody

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Welcome Note by Berlin’s State Secretary for Science Steffen Krach

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Prof. Christian Thomsen, President of the TU Berlin

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EMS President Prof. Pavel Exner introduces the prizes

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“Hauptstadtblech” with a brisk interlude

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Prof. Martin Bridson and Prof. Pavel Exner during the laudatio for the EMS prize

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All Laureates Group Photo

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Otto Neugebauer Prize Lecture by Jeremy Gray on Poincaré and Weyl

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Don Zagier in the First Hirzebruch Lecture on “The Arithmetic and Topology of Differential Equations”

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Welcome Reception with Beer and Pretzel

 

 

7ECM inaugurated with prize ceremony

In a packed Auditorium Maximum of the TU Berlin, the 7th European Congress of Mathematics was declared open by the Chair of the local organizing committee Prof. Volker Mehrmann. Welcome notes by Steffen Krach, State Secretary for Science from the Berlin Senate, and Prof. Christian Thomsen, President of the Technical University (TU), pointed out the honour for Berlin and the TU to host this large quadrennial european event. Krach referred to the long standing mathematical tradition of the German capital, dating back to the 19th century.

Prof. Pavel Exner, President of the European Mathematical Society (EMS), thanked the local organizing committee and recalled the recent political events that might also influence the situation for fellow scientists.

Introduced by the brisk music of “Hauptstadtblech”, the opening continued with the Award Ceremony: A total of twelve pizes were awarded by Pavel Exner and representatives of the different prize committees.

„One of the first decisions of the newborn European Mathematical Society was to distinguish every four years ten most promising young mathematicians, and it was a wise decision“, said Pavel Exner. „The previous prize committees were succesful indeed in choosing the laureates. This is clear from the fact that one of each six was subsequently awarded the Fields Medal, of which at most four of them are awarded every four years by the International Mathematical Union. We hope that this year’s prize committee has made an equally successful pick.“

This year’s ten EMS Prizes for outstanding young researchers were awarded to:
Marc Braverman (USA), Vincent Calvez (France), Guido De Philipps (Italy), Hugo Duminil-Copin (France), James Maynard (GB), Peter Scholze (Germany), Péter Varjú (Hungary), Thomas Willwacher (CH), Geordie Williamson (Australia), and Sara Zahedi (Sweden).

This year’s Felix Klein Prize for industry-related mathematics was awarded to Patrice Hauret (France).

This year’s Otto Neugebauer Prize for the history of mathematics was awarded to Jeremy Gray (GB).

Further information about the laureates can be found here.

 

Conference Desk opens Sunday at 14:00

Opening hours of the conference desk

Sunday, July 17 from 14:00 till 17:00
Monday, July 18 from 8:00 till 18:00
Tuesday, July 19 from 8:00 till 18:30
Wednesday, July 20 from 8:00 till 18:30
Thursday, July 21 from 8:00 till 18:30
Friday, July 22 from 8:00 till 16:30

For questions concerning the on-site registration please contact kongresse@tubs.de. Lost items that were found in the rooms and halls will be collected at the conference desk.

Address

Technische Universität Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

Women of Mathematics: Exhibition website online

We invite you to visit the newly opened website womeninmath.net of the exhibition project “Women of Mathematics throughout Europe: A Gallery of Portraits”.

The exhibition will highlight the life and carrier of contemporary women mathematicians. It was curated by Sylvie Paycha, Professor of Mathematics at Potsdam University, and will be shown in the Mathematics Library of the Technical University of Berlin, opening with a ceremony on Wednesday, July 20th, 06:30 p.m.