Program of the academic year 2008/2009

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Three Mini-courses and a Workshop. Field: Probability, Statistical Mechanics.
Neuchâtel, September 1-12, 2008
Mini-courses (September 1-10):
  • Béatrice de Tilière (Neuchâtel): The dimer model in Statistical Mechanics
  • Grégory Maillard (EPFL): Infinite memory chains and Gibbs measures
  • Yvan Velenik (Geneva): The Ising model
Workshop (September 11-12): Consists of research seminars accessible to doctoral students in the field of probability.
Info: Béatrice de Tilière

CIME-EMS School in Applied Mathematics Mathematical models in the manufacturing of glass, polymers and textiles
Pistoia, September 8 - 19, 2008
Antonio Fasano (Firenze), John Ockendon (Oxford)
Info: Rolf Jeltsch

Fourth Graduate Colloquium
September 18 - 19, 2008, Neuchâtel
Organization: Kolawolé Atchade, Gregory Roth

Séance d'information pour doctorant-e-s
September 18, 2008, Geneva
Organization: Eliane.Barth@rectorat.unige.ch

Graduate Course of the III Cycle: Mathematical aspects of cryptology
Prof. Arjen Lenstra, EPFL
Fall term 2008, Wednesdays, 11:15 - 12:30, start: September 17
Place: EPF Lausanne, room GR A3 30

Graduate Course of the III Cycle: Elliptic Genera
Prof. Anand Dessai, Fribourg
Fall term 2008, Wednesdays, 14:15 - 15:30, start: September 17
Place: EPF Lausanne, room CM 1 106

Graduate Course of the III Cycle: Poisson Lie groups and Poisson homogeneous spaces
Prof. Jiang-Hua Lu, University of Hongkong, visiting CIB
Fall term 2008, Wednesdays, 15:45 - 17:00, start: September 17
Place: EPF Lausanne, room CM 1 106

Ludwig Schläfli Lecture 2008: Günter M. Ziegler (TU Berlin)
Organization: Frank Kutzschebauch
Bern, Monday, December 8, 2008

Integral geometry and Finsler geometry
Organization: Andreas Bernig, Gautier Berck (Fribourg)
Fribourg, January 21 - 23, 2009

Fifth Graduate Colloquium
January 29 - 30, 2009, Fribourg
Organization: Thomas Mettler, Geneviève Perren

Winter School: Closed Geodesics
Neuchâtel, 6-14 February, 2009. Please see the program for details.
Organization: Felix Schlenk (Neuchâtel)

Seminar in Geometry
EPF Lausanne, spring term 2009 (start: February 26).
Organization: Marc Troyanov, Peter Buser and Klaus-Dieter Semmler

Course by Paul Turner (Heriot-Watt University): Khovanov homology
The course is a good preparation for the Swiss Knot Theory workshop (see below).
Time and date: Each Friday between February 20 and April 3, 2009, at 10:15 - 12:00
Place: EPF Lausanne, room BCH 5112
Organization: Kathryn Hess Bellwald (EPFL), Alain Jeanneret (Bern)

Séminaire hors-ville du III Cycle Romand: CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS AND PDEs
Les Diablerets, March 8-13, 2009
Organization: Bernard Dacorogna, Charles A. Stuart, Boris Buffoni (EPFL)

Cours by Antonio Costa and José Montesinos: Groupes cristallographiques
This course has unfortunately been cancelled
Organization: Cam Van Quach Hongler (Geneva)
EPFL, March and April 2009

Workshop on Complex Geometry
Bern, 19-21 March, 2009
Organization: Frank Kutzschebauch (Bern)

Workshop: Swiss Knot Theory
The course of Paul Turner is a good preparation for this workshop (see above).
Fribourg, 19-21 March, 2009
Organization: Ruth Kellerhals (Fribourg), Sebastian Baader (ETHZ), David Cimasoni (ETHZ), Cam Van Quach Hongler (Geneva), Paul Turner (Heriot-Watt University)

Journée de Rham (IIIe Cycle Romand de Mathématiques)
Curtis McMullen (Harvard University) and Peter Sarnak (Princeton University)
March 23, 2009, 15.30. EPF Lausanne, lecture room CM1
Organizer: Nicolas Monod, Philippe Michel (EPFL)

Schweizer Numerik Kolloquium / Colloque Numérique Suisse
Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing
Basel, April 24, 2009
Organization: David Cohen, Marcus Grote, and Olaf Schenk

Topology in the Swiss Alps: Young Topologists' Meeting
Le Châtelard, Mai 25-30, 2009
Organization: patrick.muller@epfl.ch

Intensive course: Discrete Random Structures and Erdös Magic
Joel Spencer, Courant Institute, New York University
Dates: June 1-5, 2009
Lectures: 10-12 and 16-18. Exercises: 14-16
Room: EPFL MA A1 12
Information: Programme doctoral EPFL anna.dietler@epfl.ch

Mini Course by B. Ammann (Regensburg): Surgery methods in spectral geometry
Event takes place in the framework of the Spring Meeting of the Swiss Mathematical Society
Neuchâtel, 8-12 June, 2009
Organization: Bruno Colbois, Simon Raulot (Neuchâtel), Patrick Ghanaat (Fribourg)

Mini Course by Lotfi Hermi (the University of Arizona): Shape Recognition Schemes Based on the Spectrum of the Laplacian
Event takes place in the framework of the Spring Meeting of the Swiss Mathematical Society
Neuchâtel, 8-12 June, 2009
Organization: Bruno Colbois, Simon Raulot (Neuchâtel), Patrick Ghanaat (Fribourg)

Mini Course by A. Savo (La Sapienza, Rome): Spectral geometry of the Hodge Laplacian
Event takes place in the framework of the Spring Meeting of the Swiss Mathematical Society
Neuchâtel, 8-12 June, 2009
Organization: Bruno Colbois, Simon Raulot (Neuchâtel), Patrick Ghanaat (Fribourg)

Intensive course: The geometric theory of quadratic forms
Alexander Vishik, University of Nottingham
Dates: July 6-10, 2009
Lectures: 10-12 and 16-18. Exercises: 14-16
Room: EPFL MA 30 (= MA A3 30)
Information: Programme doctoral EPFL anna.dietler@epfl.ch

Mini course: Introduction to continuum mechanics
Ales Janka, University of Fribourg
Short description: The aim of this SystemsX seminar is:
a) to introduce basic continuum mechanics models
b) to show how to solve numerically some typical problems by finite elements
c) discuss how it might be used in cell-growth modelling
Dates: July 6-10, 2009
Lectures: 10h-12h theory (seminar room Math 0.102)
13h-15h theory (seminar room Math 0.102)
15h-18h numerical implementation (exercises with Matlab, PC room Chem 433)
Information: SystemsX - Ales Janka

International Conference Affine isometric actions of discrete groups with introductory course for PhD students
Ascona, June 28-July 3, 2009
Organization: Goulnara Arzhantseva (Geneva), Alain Valette (Neuchâtel)

Intensive course: Learning and Geometry
Joachim Giesen, Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena
Dates: August 3-7, 2009
Lectures: 10-12 and 16-18. Exercises: 14-16
Room: EPFL MA A1 12
Information: Programme doctoral EPFL anna.dietler@epfl.ch

Séminaire Borel, III Cycle Romand de Mathématiques: Statistical mechanics and combinatorics
Les Diablerets, 6 to 9 September
Organization: Stanislav Smirnov, Yvan Velenik (Geneva)

Sixth Graduate Colloquium
September 10-11, 2009, Geneva
Organization: David Albertani and Shaula Fiorelli Vilmart

Séance d'information pour doctorant-e-s
September 21, 2009, University of Geneva
12.15 to 14.00, room S130 Uni Mail
Organization: Eliane.Barth@unige.ch

Workshop and mini-courses: Invariant Hilbert Schemes and Wonderful Varieties
September 28-30, 2009, Basel
Research talks by young researchers in the field are complemented by two mini-courses taught by M. Brion and D. Luna aimed at students working in the field of the theory of Algebraic Groups and in Algebraic Geometry.
Organization: Jonas Budmiger

Graduate Course of the III Cycle: Special topics in biomathematics
Prof. Christian Mazza, Prof. Jean-Pierre Gabriel (Fribourg)
Fall term 2009, Wednesdays, 11:15 - 12:30, start: September 16
Place: EPFL, room CM 10

Graduate Course of the III Cycle: Introduction to global singularity theory
Prof. Andras Szenes (Geneva)
Fall term 2009, Wednesdays, 14:15 - 15:30, start: September 16
Place: EPFL, room MA A1 12

Graduate Course of the III Cycle: Numerical ranges of matrices and linear operators
Prof. Christiane Tretter (Bern)
Fall term 2009, Wednesdays, 15:45 - 17:00, start: September 16
Place: EPFL, room MA A1 12

Symposium: Trends in Essential Dimension
December 17, 2009, Basel
This symposium is intended for mathematicians interested in the fields of group theory, representation theory, algebraic groups, algebraic geometry, quadratic forms, central simple algebras, invariant theory, moduli spaces and related topics, the unifying theme being the notion of essential dimension. The symposium focuses on trends and new techniques in essential dimension.
Organization: Giordano Favi and Roland Lötscher