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Newsletter 2019-I

Contents:

1. Oberwolfach Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Zimmer's Conjecture, October 2019
2. Oberwolfach Seminars 2019 for graduate students and postdocs
3. Banach Center - Oberwolfach Graduate Seminar: Mathematics of Deep Learning, November 2019
4. Deadline for proposals: Oberwolfach Workshops and Mini-Workshops
5. Call for applications: Simons Visiting Professors
6. Call for applications: Research in Pairs, Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows
7. Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach
8. Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2019: call for applications

1. Oberwolfach Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Zimmer's Conjecture, October 2019

Every year in spring and in autumn, there is a week-long Arbeitsgemeinschaft (study group) in Oberwolfach with about 50 participants. The idea of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft is to learn by giving one of the lectures on the topic under study. The Arbeitsgemeinschaft is open to everybody, participation is by application to the organizers via ag@mfo.de.

The next open Arbeitsgemeinschaft is

Zimmer's Conjecture
Date: 13 Oct - 18 Oct 2019 (ID: 1942)
Organizers:
Aaron Brown, Chicago
David Fisher, Bloomington
Sebastian Hurtado-Salazar, Chicago
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2019

The poster is available at https://www.mfo.de/occasion/1942. The program will appear soon at the same link.

See https://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/arbeitsgemeinschaft for details how to apply.

2. Oberwolfach Seminars 2019 for graduate students and postdocs

http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/oberwolfach-seminars
http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/oberwolfach-seminars/poster-2019

Oberwolfach Seminars are not workshops or conferences, but - like summer schools - address to excellent and promising graduate students and postdocs.

In 2019 there will be 6 Oberwolfach Seminars. For the first two seminars, full information is already available:

9 Jun - 15 Jun 2019 (1924a)
Anisotropic Spaces and their Applications to Hyperbolic and Parabolic Systems
Organizers:
Viviane Baladi, Paris
Mark Demers, Fairfield
Giovanni Forni, College Park
Sébastien Gouëzel, Nantes
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2019
Poster and program

9 Jun - 15 Jun 2019 (1924b)
Beyond Numerical Homogenization
Organizers:
Daniel Peterseim, Augsburg
Houman Owhadi, Pasadena
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2019
Poster and program

Posters and programs of the remaining 4 seminars will appear soon (deadline for applications is 11 August and 15 September 2019, respectively):

20 Oct - 26 Oct 2019 (1943a)
Growth in Finite and Infinite Groups
Organizers:
Laurent Bartholdi, Göttingen/Lyon
Harald Helfgott, Göttingen
Matthew Tointon, Cambridge

20 Oct - 26 Oct 2019 (1943b)
Topological Cyclic Homology and Arithmetic
Organizers:
Dustin Clausen, Bonn
Lars Hesselholt, Copenhagen
Akhil Mathew, Chicago

24 Nov - 30 Nov 2019 (1948a)
Structure-preserving Methods for Nonlinear Hyperbolic Problems
Organizers:
Alina Chertok, Raleigh
Philippe G. LeFloch, Paris
Giovanni Russo, Catania

24 Nov - 30 Nov 2019 (1948b)
Wave Phenomena: Analysis and Numerics
Organizers:
Marlis Hochbruck, Karlsruhe
Andreas Rieder, Karlsruhe
Roland Schnaubelt, Karlsruhe
Christian Wieners, Karlsruhe

https://www.mfo.de/www/schedule/2019/seminar

Applications including full name, postal address, e-mail address, CV and publication list, present position, university, name of supervisor of Ph.D. thesis, a short summary of previous work and research interests should be sent as pdf-files to the Vice Director Prof. Dietmar Kröner (seminars@mfo.de).

3.  Banach Center - Oberwolfach Graduate Seminar: Mathematics of Deep Learning, November 2019

In November 2019, there will be the first Banach Center - Oberwolfach Graduate Seminar which is supported and organized in cooperation of the Banach Center (see https://www.impan.pl/) and the MFO:

17 - 23 November 2019 (1947a)
Mathematics of Deep Learning
Organizers:
Gitta Kutyniok, Berlin
Philipp Grohs, Wien

Poster with program

Deadline for applications: 15 August 2019

The seminar addresses to excellent and promising graduate students and postdocs and takes place at the Mathematical Research and Conference Center of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Będlewo. Please see the website of the center where you can find basic information (location, travel etc.): www.impan.pl/en/activities/bedlewo-conference-center/about-center

The number of participants is restricted to about 50 persons. See the poster of the seminar for information how to apply via seminars@mfo.de.

4. Deadline for proposals: Oberwolfach Workshops and Mini-Workshops

Oberwolfach Workshops

http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/workshop

The deadline for proposals of Oberwolfach Workshops in 2021 is end of July 2019. The decision on the proposals by the Oberwolfach Scientific Committee is scheduled to the end of October 2019.

See also our guidelines for proposals of an Oberwolfach Workshop: http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/proposal-guidelines

Applications should be sent as pdf-files to the Director Prof. Dr. Gerhard Huisken, via proposals@mfo.de.

Oberwolfach Mini-Workshops


The fixed weeks and deadlines to apply for an Oberwolfach Mini-Workshop in 2019 and 2020 are

06 Oct - 12 Oct 2019   deadline for proposals: 01 April 2019
10 Nov - 16 Nov 2019   deadline for proposals: 01 April 2019
23 Feb - 29 Feb 2020   deadline for proposals: 01 August 2019
22 Mar - 28 Mar 2020   deadline for proposals: 01 August 2019
04 Oct - 10 Oct 2020   deadline for proposals: 01 March 2020
15 Nov - 21 Nov 2020   deadline for proposals: 01 March 2020

For more details, please see http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/mini-workshop

5. Call for applications: Simons Visiting Professors

Since January 2014 there is a program at Oberwolfach which is called Simons Visiting Professors (SVP) and which is funded by the Simons Foundation (https://www.simonsfoundation.org). We are grateful to the Simons Foundation for the approval of a second program period 2019-2022.

This program annually supports up to 40 Simons Visiting Professors, distinguished junior or senior scientists from outside Europe, who wish to combine an invitation to an Oberwolfach Workshop with a research visit to a European university of up to two weeks. In suitable cases, also participants of Mini-Workshops can be supported. The program will provide support to each Simons Visiting Professor by Oberwolfach amounting to 135 Euro per day of the university visit. Additionally, the participating university will be required to provide accommodation for the duration of the visit at the university as well as travel expenses within Europe between Oberwolfach and the university as a matching of this support.

This partnership between the MFO and universities providing matching funds is designed to benefit the scientists, the MFO and participating universities equally by making efficient use of travel funds and travel time in carefully planned combined visits to the MFO and a university. In this way Workshop attendance can be combined with individual collaborations and lectures at European universities. The new program will also help to quickly disseminate new research results from Oberwolfach Workshops directly to a wide audience of researchers and students at participating universities.

Decision process and applications:

The SVP awards are decided by the Director on suggestion of the organizers of a Workshop. Already invited junior and senior participants of Workshops who are interested in this award should contact their organizers. Applications should take place as soon as possible, at least 3 months prior to the Workshop as the dates concerning the intended university visit also have to be cleared at this time. Workshop organizers can act as a host for a SVP, but not as a SVP themselves.

More information, in particular also the awards of SVP grants with their Oberwolfach and university visiting schedules, can be found at http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/simons-visiting-professors.

6.  Call for applications: Research in Pairs, Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows

http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/long-term/research-in-pairs
http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/long-term/research-in-pairs/rip-2014-poster.pdf

The focus of Research in Pairs (RiP) is to bring together small groups of researchers to carry out joint research in the stimulating atmosphere of the Oberwolfach Institute. Projects from all areas of mathematics can be supported by this program, in particular, interdisciplinary cooperation is encouraged.

The stay of a research "pair", which means at least two and at most four people, can last between two weeks and one month, in exceptional cases up to three months. It is required that not all come from the same place. The Institute will provide office space, accommodation (full board and lodging), and an allowance for incidental expenses. Travel expenses can be reimbursed only in exceptional cases.

It is also possible that 2-4 Workshop participants (who are already invited and have accepted) apply for a 1-3 week prolongation of their stay after the Workshop as a RiP group.

Applications can be made any time, preferably around six months before the planned stay. Due to many applications for the months May-September we recommend to consider also other periods for your stay, if possible. Decision making takes usually about six weeks. After the approval, the date of the research stay has to be fixed according to the free capacity within one year after application.

Applicants should submit a short description (in English) of the joint project, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and dates for the proposed visit. Applications should be sent as pdf-files to the Vice Director Prof. Dietmar Kröner (rip@mfo.de).

http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/long-term/oberwolfach-leibniz-fellows
http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/long-term/oberwolfach-leibniz-fellows/owlf-2014-poster.pdf

The focus of the postdoctoral program Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows (OWLF) is to support outstanding young mathematical researchers in the realization of a proposed research project at the MFO:

  • Spend 1-3 months as an Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellow at the MFO with full board and lodging.
  • Take advantage of our infrastructure to pursue your own research project.
  • Establish new contacts with top researchers in your field.
  • Invite up to four collaborators to the MFO (subject to capacity).
  • Participate in other programs during your stay: Workshops, Mini-Workshops, Seminars and Arbeitsgemeinschaften (study groups).
  • Visit other universities or research centers during your fellowship (1-2 weeks).
  • Obtain travel support and scholarship support, possibly in combination with a postdoc position elsewhere.

Applications can be made anytime and will be decided within two months. Eligible are postdoctoral researchers having received their doctoral degree within the last five years. The fellowship can be combined with a postdoc position elsewhere.

Applicants should submit an application form (available at our website) together with a research plan for the stay at Oberwolfach (3-10 pages), a curriculum vitae, a publication list, copies of the four most significant papers and two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly to the MFO by the respondents).

Applications should be sent as pdf-files to the Vice Director Prof. Dr. Dietmar Kröner (owlf@mfo.de).

7. Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach

https://www.mfo.de/math-in-public/snapshots

Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach explain mathematical problems and ideas in an accessible and understandable way. They provide exciting insights into current topics of the mathematical community for everyone who is interested in modern mathematics.

The snapshots are written by participants of the scientific program at the MFO, who volunteer to explain an important aspect of their research. A team of editors assists them in communicating complicated matters to a broad audience. The MFO publishes the snapshots for free download under a Creative Commons license on its website and on the IMAGINARY platform.

The snapshot project is designed to promote the understanding and appreciation of modern mathematics and mathematical research in the interested public world-wide. The targeted readership consists of mathematics teachers, science journalists, undergraduate and advanced high school students. If you are interested in writing a snapshot, please contact the organizers of the program in which you are participating.

8. Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2019: call for applications

http://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

The 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will take place from September 22 until September 29, 2019, bringing together the best students in mathematics and computer science with winners of the most prestigious awards in these two disciplines: Abel, Fields, and Turing Laureates. It is a unique possibility for young researchers to meet the laureates in person and to discuss with them in an inspiring athmosphere.

Young researchers at all phases of their careers (undergraduate, graduate PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications by 15 February 2019 via the following link: http://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum is supported by

  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • The International Mathematical Union (IMU)

which award the three outstanding prizes, and by some other institutions, among them the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach.

  • 2018