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8ECM Newsletter No. 4

Newsletter No. 04 (May 28, 2021)
  • Over 1000 talks at the 8ECM Congress
  • Timetable of 8ECM Prize talks
  • REMINDER: Final registration deadline approaching
  • Considering a visit to Porotorož?
  • Student competition Best of 8ECM
  • Slovenian Gastronomy: You can't spell Slovenia without love (promo video)

Over 1000 talks at the 8ECM Congress

We are now only three weeks away from the official kickoff of the congress. On behalf of the Local Scientific Committee, I am happy to report that the scientific programme will consist of more than 1000 talks. Apart from the EMS prize talks, plenary and invited talks and some special lectures, the 8ECM will host 62 minisymposia with contributed talks on a variety of mathematical topics. Among these, there are 8 minisymposia with at least 20 contributions: Combinatorial Designs (MS - ID 16), Operator Algebras (MS - ID 14), Approximation Theory and Applications (MS - ID 78), Topological Methods in Differential Equations (MS - ID 13), Graphs, Polynomials, Surfaces, and Knots (MS - ID 49), Modeling Roughness and Long-Range Dependence with Fractional Processes (MS - ID 18), Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (MS - ID 28), and Recent Developments on Preservers (MS - ID 38).

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all involved in the preparation of this rich and attractive scientific programme, in particular to all minisymposia organizers and members of the local scientific committee whose efforts helped to make this programme as representative of current mathematical trends as possible.

Dragan Marušič,
Chair of the Local Scientific Committee of the 8ECM congress

Timetable of 8ECM Prize talks

Tuesday, June 22, 14:50 - 15:40

Karim Adiprasito: Lefschetz beyond positivity and its implications
Ana Caraiani: Reciprocity laws for torsion classes
Alexander Efimov: Smooth compactifications of differential graded categories
Kaisa Matomäki: On primes, almost primes and the Möbius function in short intervals
Joaquin Serra: From branching singularities of minimal surfaces to non-smoothness points on an ice-water interface

Wednesday, June 23, 14:50 - 15:40

Simion Filip: Discrete monodromy groups and Hodge theory
Alexandr Logunov: Zero sets of Laplace eigenfunctions
Phan Thành Nam: Excitation spectrum of dilute trapped Bose gases
Jack Thorne: Elliptic curves and modularity
Maryna Viazovska: The magic of dimensions 8 and 24

Thursday, June 24, 14:50 - 15:40
Karine Chemla: On how mathematicians’ historical and philosophical reflections have been essential to the advancement of mathematics: A historical perspective
Friday, June 25, 14:50 - 15:40

Arnulf Jentzen: Overcoming the curse of dimensionality: from nonlinear Monte Carlo to deep learning
All times in Central European Summer Time (CEST). Please visit the congress page for abstracts and final timetable when available.
Reminder: final registration deadline is Monday, June 7th, 2021.

While the call for abstracts was closed some time ago, the registration for passive participation is still open. The final deadline for registration for the 8ECM and registration fee payment is June 7th, 2021

Considering a visit to Portorož?

Although the 8ECM programme will be delivered completely online, in light of the recent improvement of the epidemiological situation, the organizers are now encouraging participants to consider the option of travelling to the Adriatic coast and staying at the congress venue during the congress, while observing all required safety measures.

Reservations for 8ECM guests at Grand Hotel Bernardin, Hotel Histrion or Hotel Vile Park in Portorož, Slovenia, are still possible.​ Several lecture halls at the Bernardin Congress Center will be available for live presentation broadcasting, large-screen viewing or research sessions in small groups. Informal evening events will be possible in accordance with the safety measures and throughout the congress, volunteers will be available at the Bernardin Congress Center for additional assistance.​ However, participants should constantly check the latest Slovenian border crossing policy and security measures.

Student competition Best of 8ECM

Students, Join in the Fun and Apply Today! Form teams and find the best solutions in the fields of Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science.
Your team may win a cash prize of € 1,250! Want to see if your team has what it takes? Visit the website to find out more about the competition!
Application deadline: June 1st.