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MATH+ Friday: Martin Burger

12 July – Martin Burger: Particle Methods in Machine Learning and Inverse Problems

Martin Burger is a Lead Scientist at DESY and full professor at Universität Hamburg. He obtained his PhD in 2000 at JKU Linz, and moved to Hamburg in 2023, following postdoctoral positions in Austria and at UCLA, as well as full professor positions at Universität Münster and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. He received various recognitions for his work in applied mathematics and imaging science, such as bei...

28 June – María Ángeles García-Ferrero: On the Inverse Conductivity Problem

María Ángeles García-Ferrero is a CSIC researcher (Spanish National Research Council) at the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT) in Madrid. Previously, she held positions at the University of Barcelona, the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics in Bilbao, the Heidelberg University and the Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig.

22. Juni – “Exzellentes Pub Quiz” zur Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften @TU Berlin

Quiz-Fans und Science-Enthusiasten aufgepasst! Freut euch auf das “Exzellente Pub Quiz” bei der “Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften” 2024, veranstaltet von den sieben Berliner Exzellenzclustern mit spannenden und lustigen Fragen aus ihren Forschungsbereichen! Stellt ein Team (2-4 Pers.) zusammen, wählt einen kreativen Teamnamen und rätselt mit. Gute Stimmung und Laune sind garantiert!

14 June – Heather Harrington: Topology Data Analysis for Multiscale Biology

Heather Harrington, an MPI Director and Professor of Mathematics, will review the main tools in topological data analysis, illustrating how single and multi-parameter persistent homology provide insights into biological systems. She leads the Algebraic Systems Biology group, which combines algebra, geometry, topology, and combinatorics with dynamical systems and biological data.

3 May – Julian Sahasrabudhe: A new lower bound for sphere packing

After discussing the history of sphere packings in very large dimension, Sahasrabudhe will describe a novel but simple approach to constructing the densest known sphere packings in large dimension. Julian Sahasrabudhe is faculty at the University of Cambridge, where he has been since 2021. In 2023, he was awarded the Salem Prize.