Zurich Graduate School in Mathematics

UZH ETHZ

FS 14

DateTitleSpeaker
25.02.14What is... the Spin-Orbit Problem in Classical Mechanics?Francesco Antognini
ETHZ (Zürich)
18.03.14What are... Finite Differences?Franziska Weber
UiO (Oslo) ()
25.03.14What is... the Cremona Group?Susanna Zimmermann
Universität Basel (Basel)
08.04.14What is... the MacMahon Function?Andrew Morrison
ETHZ (Zürich)
29.04.14What is... a GIT Quotient?Bledar Fazlija
ETHZ ()
06.05.14What is... the BSD Conjecture?Andrea Ferraguti
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
13.05.14What is... the Probabilistic Method?Shagnik Das
ETHZ (Zürich)
27.05.14What is... a Risk Measure?Cosimo-Andrea Munari
ETHZ (Zürich)

HS 13

DateTitleSpeaker
24.09.13What is...a Fibered Knot ?Christian Graf
Universität Basel (Basel)
01.10.13 What is...an Intrinsic Finite Element Approach?Corina Simian
Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften (Leipzig) (Leipzig)
08.10.13What is...a Kähler quotient ?Victoria Hoskins
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
22.10.13What is...a Magic Square ?Emanuele Latini
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
05.11.13What is...a Gravitational Wave ?Lorenzo De Vittori
(ETHZ)
19.11.13What is...a Faber Polynomial ?Jonas Jermann
ETHZ (Zürich)
17.12.13What is...the Cut-off Phenomenon ? (or how to shuffle cards)Reda Chhaibi
Universität Zürich (Zürich)

FS 13

DateTitleSpeaker
19.02.13What is... a Lie groupoid?Ivan Guillermo Contreras Palacios
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
05.03.13What is... Monodromy?Filip Misev
Universität Bern (Bern)
12.03.13What is... a topos?Mathieu Anel
ETHZ (Zürich)
26.03.13What is... a K3-surface?Georg Oberdieck
ETHZ (Zürich)
23.04.13What is...BV-BFV Theory?Michele Schiavina
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
30.04.13What is... Optimal Transportation?Sara Daneri
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
07.05.13What is... Federer's dimension reduction argument?Luca Spolaor
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
14.05.13What is... a Bayesian Network?Marta Pittavino
Universität Zürich, Institut für Mathematik (Zürich)
21.05.13What is... 1+1?Thomas Preu
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
28.05.13What is... a Dispersive Equation?Jonas Lührmann
ETHZ (Zürich)

HS 12

DateTitleSpeaker
18.09.12What is... an Integrable System?Paolo Rossi
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
02.10.12What is... Differential Galois Theory?Andrin Schmidt
ETHZ (Zürich)
09.10.12What is... a Quasimorphism?Pascal Rolli
ETHZ (Zürich)
23.10.12What is... Linear Logic?Jonathan Skowera
Universität Zürich (Zurich)
30.10.12What is... an L-function?Pieter Jan Bruin
University of Warwick (Zürich)
06.11.12What is... a Mixed Hodge Structure?Claudio Sibilia
ETHZ (Zürich)
20.11.12What is... Cluster Tilting Theory?Lisa Lamberti
ETHZ (Zürich)
11.12.12What is... the Trace of an Endomorphism?Martin Gallauer Alves de Souza
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
18.12.12What is... a Splitting Scheme?Philipp Dörsek
ETHZ (Zürich)

FS 12

DateTitleSpeaker
28.02.12What is... a Frieze Pattern?Manuela Tschabold
ETHZ (Zürich)
13.03.12What is... Categorification of quantum sl2?Marko Zivkovic
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
15.03.12
Donnerstag
What is... the Arnold Conjecture?
Raum:ETH HG G 19.2
Cedric Membrez
ETHZ (Zürich)
27.03.12What is... Link Homology?Pedro Vaz
IST Lisbon (Lisbon)
29.03.12
Donnerstag
What is... the Dyson-Montgomery conjecture?
Raum:ETH HG G 19.2
Nicolas Martinez Robles
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
17.04.12What is... the Weight Filtration ?Simon Pepin Lehalleur
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
03.05.12
Donnerstag
What is... Ergodic Ramsey Theory?
Raum:ETH HG G 19.2
Michael Magnus Björklund
ETHZ (Zürich)
15.05.12What is... The Riemann Hypothesis?Andreas Steiger
ETHZ (Zürich)
24.05.12
Donnerstag
Cluster algebras and Grassmannians
rescheduled Zeit:16.15-17.30 Raum:ETH HG G 19.2
Sira Gratz
Leibniz Universität Hannover (Hannover, Germany)
29.05.12What is... a Quasimorphism? cancelledPascal Rolli
ETHZ (Zürich)
31.05.12
Donnerstag
What are... Seminormal Representations of Weyl Groups?
Raum:ETH HG G 19.2
Leonardo Aguirre
ETHZ (Zürich)

HS 11

DateTitleSpeaker
27.09.11What is... Scattering?Martin Sack
ETHZ (Zürich)
04.10.11What is... a Cover Time?David Belius
ETHZ (Zürich)
18.10.11What is... a Discrete Differential Form?Pavel Mnev
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
08.11.11What is... Thom's Cobordism Theorem?Camilo Arias Abad
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
15.11.11What is... a Landau-Siegel Zero?Jakob Ditchen
ETHZ (Zürich)
29.11.11What is... a System of Nonlinear Hyperbolic Equations?Laura Valentina Spinolo
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
13.12.11What is... the Transfer Operator Method?Anke Pohl
ETHZ (Zürich)
20.12.11What is... the Korteweg–de Vries Equation on the Real Line?Beat Schaad
Universität Zürich (Zürich)

FS 11

DateTitleSpeaker
01.03.11What is... Intelligent Bioinformatics?Iuliana Bocicor
Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj -Napoca, Romania (Romania)
08.03.11What is... a Pseudoholomorphic Curve?Jonathan David Evans
ETH (Zürich)
15.03.11What is... Random Network Coding?Anna-Lena Trautmann
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australien)
05.04.11What is... Entropy?Beverly Lytle
ETHZ (Zürich)
12.04.11What is... Random Matrix Theory?Yacine Barhoumi
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
03.05.11What is... an Affine Process?Nicoletta Gabrielli
ETHZ (Zürich)
17.05.11What is... a Conservation Law?Michael Blaser
ETH (Zürich) ()
24.05.11What is... the h-Principle?Elisabetta Chiodaroli
Universität Zürich (Zürich)

HS 10

DateTitleSpeaker
28.09.10What is... Arithmetic Geometry?Thomas Preu
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
05.10.10What is...a Modular Form?Jonas Jermann
ETHZ (Zürich)
19.10.10What is...Cheeger-Gromov convergence?Robert Haslhofer
ETHZ (Zürich)
02.11.10What is...Modeling and Computation of a re-entry flight?Kaspar Müller
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm)
16.11.10What is...Causality?Alain Hauser
ETHZ (Zürich)
30.11.10What is... Tropical Geometry?Cesar Ceballos
Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin)
14.12.10What is... a Random Polymer Model?
rescheduled Zeit:16.15-17.15 Raum:ETH HG G 19.1
Alessandra Cipriani
WIAS (D-Berlin)
21.12.10What is... Categorification?Maria Hempel
()

FS 10

DateTitleSpeaker
02.03.10What is... Ergodic Theory?Fabrizio Polo
ETHZ (Zürich)
09.03.10What is... a Homomorphism Duality?Jan Foniok
ETHZ (Zürich)
23.03.10What is... the Shafarevic Theorem?Rafael von Kaenel
ETHZ (Zürich)
20.04.10What are... Concepts of High-order Finite Element Methods?Kersten Schmidt
INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt (Rocquencourt)
04.05.10What is... Concentration Compactness? cancelledJan Swoboda
MPI Bonn (Bonn)
18.05.10What is... a Paraproduct?Laura Keller
ETHZ (Zürich)
25.05.10What is... Homogeneous Dynamics?Alex Ustian
ETHZ (Zürich)
01.06.10What is... Milnor's Conjecture?Utsav Choudhury
Universität Zürich (Zürich)

HS 09

DateTitleSpeaker
29.09.09What is... F_1?Peter Arndt
Universität Göttingen (Göttingen)
06.10.09What is... the Stein-Chen method?Anne Feidt
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
13.10.09What is... new about Euler's method?Julia Schweitzer
ETHZ (Zürich)
20.10.09What is... an infinity-category?Alexandr Usnich
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
10.11.09What is... the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick Model?Philipp Thomann
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
24.11.09What is... the support problem?Anna Devic
ETHZ (Zürich)
01.12.09What is... an irreducible SO(3)-structure?Julia Gwendolyn Becker-Bender
Universität Marburg (Marburg)
08.12.09What is... a convolutional code?Virtudes Tomás Estevan
University of Alicante (Spain)

FS 09

DateTitleSpeaker
17.02.09What is... sheaf cohomology?Markus Bader
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
24.02.09What is... the Fefferman-Graham ambient metric?Matthias Hammerl
Uni Wien (Wien)
03.03.09What is... a micro structure?Mircea Petrache
ETHZ (Zürich)
10.03.09What is... Morse homology?Tatjana Simcevic
ETHZ (Zürich)
07.04.09What is... surgery?Irmgard Bühler
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
05.05.09What is... algebraic statistics?Johannes Rauh
MPI (Leipzig)
12.05.09What is... an incidence geometry?Thomas Huber
ETHZ (Zürich)
19.05.09What is... homological commutative algebra?Simon Schieder
ETHZ (Zürich)

HS 08

DateTitleSpeaker
23.09.08What is... the Conley Index?Driton Komani
ETHZ (Zürich)
30.09.08What is... utility indifference valuation?Christoph Frei
ETHZ (Zürich)
14.10.08What is... the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture?Fritz Hörmann
HU Berlin (Berlin)
21.10.08What is... a tree code?Abigail Sutton
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
04.11.08What is... a symmetric space?Tobias Strubel
ETHZ (Zürich)
18.11.08What is... Digital Image Inpainting?Thomas März
TUM (München)
02.12.08What is... modelling with discrete PDE's?Peter Kauf
ETHZ (Zürich)
16.12.08What is... stochastic modeling of infectious diseases?Dominik Heinzmann
Universität Zürich (Zürich)

FS 08

DateTitleSpeaker
19.02.08What is... a rotation number?Theo Bühler
ETHZ (Zürich)
26.02.08What is... extreme value theory?Parthanil Roy
ETHZ (Zürich)
04.03.08What are... some graphs of chemical reaction networks?Mirela Domijan
University of Warwick (Coventry)
18.03.08What is... percolation?Augusto Teixeira
ETHZ (Zürich)
08.04.08What is... a Log canonical threshold?Jonathan Skowera
Universität Zürich (Zurich)
22.04.08What is... a Morrey space?Melanie Rupflin
Universität Leipzig, Fakultät für Mathematk und Informatik (D-Leipzig)
06.05.08What is a... moment(um) map?Luca Stefanini
Penn State University ()
20.05.08What is... a reachable set?Jens Jordan
Universität Würzburg (Würzburg)
27.05.08What is... braid-based cryptography?Jens Zumbrägel
University College Dublin (Dublin, Irland)

HS 07

DateTitleSpeaker
25.09.07What is ... the abc-conjecture?Patrik Hubschmid
ETHZ (Zürich)
09.10.07What is ... a varifold?
Ruben Jakob
ETH (Zuerich)
16.10.07What is... a Lie algebroid?Florian Schätz
Aarhus Universitet (Utrecht)
30.10.07What is... penalization?Joseph Najnudel
Université Paul Sabatier Institut de Mathématiques (Toulouse)
13.11.07What is... a modular form?Tobias Hahn
ETHZ (Zürich)
27.11.07What is ... a current?Emanuele Spadaro
Max Planck Institute, Leipzig (Leipzig)
11.12.07What is.. a Dessin d'Enfants?Anna Posingies
ETHZ (Zürich)
18.12.07What is... Quaternion Kähler Geometry?Manuel Amann
Universität Münster (Westfalen)

SS 07

DateTitleSpeaker
20.03.07What is ... Enumerative Algebraic Geometry?Fabio Perroni
Universität Bayreuth (Deutschland)
03.04.07What is ... Generalized Complex Geometry?Marco Zambon
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spanien)
10.04.07What is ... a MaxPlus algebra?Johannes Lieberherr
ETHZ (Zürich)
24.04.07What is ... a quantum algorithm?Oliver Buerschaper
(MPQ Garching)
22.05.07What is ... a stack?Alberto López Martín
Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts)
05.06.07What is ... a cover time?David Windisch
ETHZ (Zürich)
12.06.07What is ... the Chomsky-hierarchy?Thomas Preu
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
19.06.07What is ... the abc-conjecture? cancelledPatrik Hubschmid
ETHZ (Zürich)

WS 06/07

DateTitleSpeaker
24.10.06What is... a Contact Structure?
Sebastian Baader
Universität Bern (Bern)
07.11.06What are... Finite Elements?Daniel Peterseim
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Berlin)
21.11.06What are... random interfaces?
Noemi Kurt
Institut für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin, Deutschland)
05.12.06What are ... Error-Correcting Codes?Felice Manganiello
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
12.12.06What is ... Manin's Conjecture?Ulrich Derenthal
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (München)
19.12.06What is ... a field theory?Oliver Fabert
ETHZ (Zürich)
16.01.07What is ... a Toda lattice?Jan Swoboda
MPI Bonn (Bonn)
30.01.07What is... the geometry of PDE?Dominique Aberlin
ETHZ (Zürich)

SS 06

DateTitleSpeaker
04.04.06What is... a Matrix Model?Peter Elbau
ETHZ (Zürich)
11.04.06What is... Deformation Quanitzation?
rescheduled Zeit:18.30-19.30
Markus Engeli
ETHZ (Zürich)
18.04.06What is... the topological degree?Sorin Mardare
Université de Rouen (Rouen)
25.04.06What is... Ricci Flow?Reto Mueller
ETH (Zürich)
02.05.06What is... a Scheme?Felix Fontein
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
09.05.06What is... an elliptic equation?Luca Martinazzi
ETHZ (Zürich)
16.05.06What is... the Conley-Zehnder index?Remi Janner
ETH (Zürich)
23.05.06What is... an Aspherical Arrangement?Emanuele Delucchi
ETHZ (Zürich)
30.05.06What is... the Arnold conjecture?Jacopo Mandozzi
ETH (Zürich)
06.06.06What is... a Quiver Variety?Markus Bader
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
13.06.06What are... Finite Elements? cancelledDaniel Peterseim
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Berlin)
20.06.06What is... Bootstrap in statistics?Dominik Heinzmann
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
29.06.06
Donnerstag
What is... the Banach-Tarski Paradox?
rescheduled Zeit:19.00-20.00
Francesco Caravenna
Università degli Studi di Padova (Padova)
04.07.06What is... the characteristic connection of a special geometry?Nils Schoemann
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Berlin)

WS 05/06

DateTitleSpeaker
01.11.05What is... an Algebraic Group?Alessandra Iozzi
ETH (Zürich)
08.11.05What are... Boson Stars?Enno Lenzmann
Mathematisches Institut, Universität Basel (CH-Basel)
15.11.05What is... Ellipitc Curve Cryptography?Elisa Gorla
Université de Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel)
22.11.05What is... a Gerbe?C. Rossi
Technical University of Lisbon (Zürich)
29.11.05What are... (Twin) Buildings?Tobias Hartnick
TU (Darmstadt)
06.12.05What is... an Option?Johannes Wissel
ETHZ (Zürich)
13.12.05What is... a Dimer?Béatrice de Tilière
Universität Zürich (Zürich)
20.12.05What is... KAM Theory?Andreas Henrici
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (New York)
10.01.06What is... Stein's Method?Adrian Röllin
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
17.01.06What are... the Einstein Equations?Lydia Bieri
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
24.01.06What is... a Random Walk in Random Environment?Laurent Goergen
ETH (Zürich)
31.01.06What are... quantum principal fibre bundles?Thomas Aubriot
(Strasbourg)
07.02.06What are... Intersection numbers?Andreas Ott
ETH (Zürich)

Summer term 2005


April 12 Prof. Ernst Specker The wager of Polya and Weyl (abstract
April 19 Srdjan Micic K-Theory: Karoubi Conjecture (abstract
May 3 Fred Rohrer (UniZh) Asymptotic behaviour of local cohomology (abstract
May 17 Semyon Malamud pricing in heterogeneous economies (abstract
May 24 Sebastian Baader (Basel) Knot invariants from the fundamental group (abstract
June 7 Anna Schneebeli (Basel) Discontinuous Approximation of Electromagnetic Fields (abstract
June 14 Gilles Angelsberg Regularity of weakly biharmonic maps (abstract
June 28 Prof. Shmuel Weinberger (University of Chicago) A logical approach to variational problems (abstract

Winter term 2004/05


January 25 Prof. Ernst Specker The wager of Polya and Weyl (abstract) (Prof. Specker's talk is postponed to April 12th) 
January 11 Michael Kupper Dynamic Monetary Risk Measure (abstract
January 11 Marc Oliver Rieger How can a computer see? How does a body break? And why are these two questions connected? (abstract
Nov. 30 Bai-Ling Wang Bundle gerbe viewpoint of Physicists' A-, B-, C-fields (abstract
Nov. 23 Stefan Fumasoli Connectedness of Hilbert scheme strata defined by bounding cohomology (abstract
Nov. 9 Yves Stalder (Neuchâtel) The space of marked groups, links with geometry and Baumslag-Solitar groups 
Oct. 26 Chenchang Zhu Why stacks are useful in Lie theory (abstract

Summer term 2004


June 23 Beno Eckmann Some Old-time Mathematics - 40 years ago and beyond (abstract
June 16 Andreas Schlatter (UBS) From ETH to UBS (abstract
June 9 Göran Kirchner (Humboldt) Multiplicities for SL(1,D) (abstract
June 2 Chantal Buteau A Model of Motivic Analysis of Music (abstract
May 26 Anna Wienhard (Bonn) The Teichmüller space and its generalizations (abstract
May 19 NO GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM 
May 12 Janko Latchev (Humboldt) Closed 1-forms and the dynamics of flows (abstract
May 5 Alexander Caspar Realisations of Motives: Examples (abstract
April 28 Alexandru Oancea A Differential Topology Approach to Leray-Serre Spectral Sequence (abstract
April 21 Michelle Bucher An Introduction to Secondary Characteristic Classes (abstract
April 14 Uli Wagner Halving Facets - An Invitation to Discrete Geometry (abstract
April 7 Tom Schmitz Random Walks in Random Media (abstract
March 31 Dimitri Zvonkine From ramified coverings of the sphere to 2-dimensional gravity. (abstract

Winter term 2003/04


February 4 Norbert Schappacher (Darmstadt) A Portrait of the Mathematician as an Intellectual (abstract
January 28 Theo Bühler Amenability (abstract
January 21  Stefan Hainz (Bonn) Introduction to Contact Geometry (abstract
January 14  Ana-Maria Matache Beyond Black-Scholes: Fast Deterministic Pricing of Options (abstract
January 7 Stefan Wenger Plateau's Problem and the Theory of Currents in Metric and Banach Spaces (abstract) 
December 17 Benoit Dherin Basic Deformation Quantization (abstract
December 10 Martin Lotz (Paderborn) Lower Bounds in Complexity Theory (abstract
December 3 Fabian Ziltener Vortices and Gromov Witten Invariants (abstract
November 26 Thomas Borek Introduction to Arakelov Geometry (abstract
November 19 François Dahmani Zeta functions of discrete groups, and the Selberg Trace Formula (abstract
November 12 Antoine Praz A Proof of Luttinger's Theorem (abstract
November 5 Beat Steiner Group Rings and Group-Graded Rings (abstract
October 29  David Pumberger Regularity of Harmonic Maps (abstract

Summer term 2003


July 4 Patrick Bonvin Cocycles acting on the circle and bounded cohomology 
June 27 Stephane Felix Singular geometry and billards 
June 20 Semen Malamud The geometry of roots of a polynomial, majorization, and an inverse spectral problem 
June 13 Matthias Traulsen Drinfeld Modules and Galois Representations 
June 6 Nicolas Stalder Applying modular representation theory to the p-ranks of curves 
May 23 Gabriele Biucchi (HU Berlin) KP equations and Hurwitz spaces 
May 16 Theo Bühler Sharing insights on groupoids 
May 9 Karin Baur Representations of classical groups and some aspects of their decomposition 

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