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7th European Congress of Mathematics (7ECM)

7ECM at a Glance

The quadrennial Congress of the European Mathematical Society is organized by the German Mathematical Society (DMV), the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), the Research Center Matheon, the Einstein Center ECMath and the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS).

Scientific Program: The program of the congress will cover all areas of theoretical and applied mathematics. There will be ten Plenary Lectures, 33 Invited Lectures, several Prize Lectures, the Hirzebruch Lecture, and the Abel Lecture. Moreover, a lecture series on “Berlin in the History of Mathematics” is scheduled. We are looking forward to welcoming our speakers.

Prizes: Calls for the Otto Neugebauer Prize, the Felix Klein Prize and ten EMS prizes are under way.

Friedrich Hirzebruch Lecture: This lecture is in honor of the first President of the EMS, Friedrich Hirzebruch. We are proud to host this event on the first congress day of the 7ECM. The speaker is Don Zagier, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.

Abel Lecture: For the first time in the history of the ECM one of the Abel Laureates will give a dedicated Lecture to the 7ECM participants. The speaker will be one of the Abel Prize Laureates.

History Lectures: A dedidacted History Session with lectures on Leibniz, Lagrange, Euler and Weierstraß will highlight the mathematical development in Berlin.

Next Generation Outreach Lecture: Peter Scholze (Universität Bonn) will give a lecture for the math-interested public on Thursday July 21, 2016 at 19:00.

Public Lecture: Everyone with an interest in mathematics is invited to this public lecture by Helmut Pottmann (Technische Universität Wien).

Posters, Mini-Symposia and Contributed Talks: All registered participants are welcome to contribute to the program in terms of posters, mini-symposia or contributed sessions.

Grants: To ensure broad participation in the 7ECM and reduce economic barriers, 100 grants will be offered to mathematicians from less developed countries. The grants will cover a tuition waiver and a financial support of a maximum amount of 400. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Satellite Events: We invite mathematicians to organize satellite events (conferences etc.) around the congress. 7ECM participants will enjoy some privileges in registering for the satellite events. Preconditions for granting the satellite status to an event are scientific quality, geographical proximity and temporal connection with the 7ECM.

Exhibitions: As a publishing house or a specialized company you may want to generate excitement for your products and services and thus maximize your visibility before, during and after the congress through several sponsorship opportunities. The historical Lichthof in the university’s main building is the ideal location for exhibitions.

Social Program: The conference dinner will take place at the Palais am Funkturm - a unique location in the architectural style of the 1950s. The costs for the dinner are included in the registration fee. Also, a welcome reception is planned for the first day of the congress.

Cultural Program: We have developed a broad and inspiring cultural side program for the time of the congress and beyond. All participants are invited to our Math Film Festival, the exhibition "Transcending Tradition" in the Jewish Museum and much more!

Mathematical Berlin: On the occasion of the 7ECM the guidebook “Mathematical Berlin” by Iris and Martin Grötschel will be published. Readers are guided through the center of Berlin leading to places of mathematical interest and providing background information about mathematics in Berlin, mathematical institutions, and many important mathematicians who have worked here. All participants will receive a hard copy as a welcome gift. Find out more on the history of mathematics in Berlin.

Mathematics in the Society of the Future: Another publication under the (working) title "Mathematics in the Society of the Future" will be published in light of the 7ECM. The essay collection covers the various aspects of highly developed mathematics and its applications in our society. The application fields comprise finance, cryptography, industry, weather and climate, telecommunication, politics and much more. The authors are eminent mathematicians. The essays are readable for the general scientifically interested public.

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We are looking to welcoming you in Berlin 2016!