General Information

The Swiss Mathematical Society organizes an Annual Meeting in spring with a public lecture. The meeting also includes the General Assembly of the society. Moreover, the SMS hosts a Fall Conference which is dedicated to a scientific topic.

For a list of past conferences, please see the Archive. To announce a conference or propose a Fall Conference, please send an e-mail to Conference advertisements then appear on the front page of the Swiss Mathematical Society.

If you need financial support to organise a congress in Switzerland in year N, please send a request to the president of the SMS, best before end of June of year N-1, and at the latest before December 15.

Reports on Conferences and Events

Climathics Workshop
Les Diablerets, November 28 to December 3, 2022

A week during which 50 mathematicians looked at the math associated to the climate crisis. They investigated the equations behind the biodiversity collapse, explained by Christian Mazza, Louis-Félix Bersier and Xavier Richard, as well as the ones that would give a sustainable power grid, as described by Philippe Jacquod, and considered the laws behind exceptional events or causality, explained by probabilists and statisticians Valérie Chavez and Quentin Gallea. They also studied carbon footprint computations and its correlation with well-being, explained by economist Julia Steinberger, while another economist, Florence Hugard, described how finance could work for climate. The participants also learned about disinformation mechanisms, presented by climate specialist Martine Rebetez.

12th Swiss-French Workshop in Algebraic Geometry
Charmey, 30 January to 3 February, 2023

The 12th Swiss-French Workshop in Algebraic Geometry took place on 30 January to 3 February 2023 at the Centre de Vacances VIVA GRUYERE in Charmey, with a historical participation of 52 researchers and two family caretakers. The mini-courses, each consisting of five lectures, were given by Xavier Caruso (Université de Bordeaux), Nguyen-Bac Dang (Université Paris-Saclay) and Victoria Hoskins (Radboud University Nijmegen). Six additional talks, 50min each, were given by postdocs and PhD students. The familiar atmosphere promoted many mathematical discussions and networking opportunities, with young and advanced researchers discussing easily and freely.

SMS Doctoral Day 2023
Neuchâtel, March 14, 2023

The 2023 edition of the SMS Doctoral Day held at Université de Neuchâtel. It hosted more than 40 participants from all Switzerland. The event started by some welcoming words by Alain Valette and continued by 10 short talks by PhD students and postdoc on different mathematical subjets. The Day ended with a plenary talk by Dr. María Cumplido Cabello from the University of Sevilla on Mental health during the PhD. The participants also discussed about their works and exchanged and shared their experiences during the social part of the program.