Today marks the beginning of a week-long visit to Slovenia by three distinguished mathematicians closely associated with the upcoming 8th European Congress of Mathematics (8ECM): Professor Volker Mehrmann (Technische Universität Berlin), President of the European Mathematical Society, Professor Maria J. Esteban (Université Paris-Dauphine), chair of the 8ECM Scientific Committee, and Professor Martin R. Bridson FRS (University of Oxford), chair of the 8ECM Prize Committee.
Today’s schedule in Ljubljana begins with a reception at the Presidential Palace hosted by the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, after which Professors Mehrmann, Esteban and Bridson will give lectures at a colloquium at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (UL FMF).
On Tuesday, they will travel to Koper where they will attend a reception at the Rectorate of the University of Primorska hosted by UP rector Professor Dragan Marušič, before giving public lectures at a seminar at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Information Technologies (UP FAMNIT).
From Koper, the visit will proceed to the Congress Centre Bernadin in Portorož, venue for the 8ECM in July 2020, for further meetings.
We extend our thanks and a warm welcome to Professors Mehrmann, Esteban, and Bridson on the occasion of their visit to Slovenia.
For more information on the day-long talks at UL FMF and UP FAMNIT, please see https://www.fmf.uni-lj.si/en/news/52573/ and https://www.famnit.upr.si/en/news/guest-lecture-marti.
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