Directions how to get to the BMS Loft at Urania can be downloaded here.
BMS Fridays in the summer semester 2019:
- 26 April: Jeff Erickson (U Illinois): Variations on a theme of Steinitz
- 10 May: Euler Lecture: Claire Voisin (Collège de France)
- 24 May: Horst Martini (TU Chemnitz): Minkowski geometry from the discrete point of view
- 7 June: Kristin Shaw (U Oslo): On the topology of real algebraic hypersurfaces
- 21 June: Katrin Wendland (U Freiburg) - Kovalevskaya Colloquium: Representations of Moonshine
- 5 July: Richard-von-Mises-Lecture together with
Takashi Kumagai (Kyoto U): Anomalous random walk and diffusion in random media
BMS Fridays in the winter semester 2019/20:
- 18 October: Dana S. Scott (Emeritus Carnegie Mellon University, Visiting Scientist/Scholar UC Berkeley)
- 8 November: Samuel Payne (U Texas, Austin)
- 29 November: tba
- 13 December: tba
- 17 January: tba
- 31 January: tba
- 14 February: tba
BMS Fridays in the summer semester 2020:
- 24 April: tba
- 15 May: Euler Lecture: Fernando Marques (Princeton U)
- 5 June: tba
- 12 June: tba
- 26 June: tba
- 10 July: tba
For further seminars and colloquia, see also the Berlin-Potsdam Mathematics Calendar.
The BMS Fridays are usually preceded by the "What is...?" seminars organized by students for students.
What is the concept behind BMS Fridays?
The Friday colloquia of BMS represent a common meeting point for Berlin mathematics at Urania Berlin: a colloquium with broad emanation that permits an overview of large-scale connections and insights. In thematic series, the conversation is about “mathematics as a whole,” and we hope to be able to witness some breakthroughs. Hardly anyone knows that Grigory Perelman first presented his famous proof of the Poincaré Conjecture to the mathematical public in Berlin, at the PhD student seminar meeting of professors Huisken and Ecker at FU Berlin.
Behind the scenes at BMS Fridays, a number of seminars, workshops, courses, and conversation opportunities are on offer. For instance, the lunches prior to the “Sonia Kovalevskaya Colloquia” are a place to discuss the career paths of successful women in mathematics. Seminars and courses that BMS students can request will discuss such topics as presentation training, mathematical typography, library research, and writing style. For these, please have a look at our Academics page.