Montag, 29. April 2013, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

ESI Anniversary: Two Decades at the Interface of Mathematics and Physics

The [un]reasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences

Erwin Schrödinger Institut für mathematische Physik
Boltzmanngasse 9, 1090 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Dienstag, 30. April 2013, 09:30 - 17:00

Monday, April 29, 2013

9:00 a.m. Opening Words

Heinz Engl, Rector, University of Vienna

Joachim Schwermer, Director, ESI

Marta Sanz-Solé, President, EMS

9:30 a.m.

David Ruelle (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette, France)

Post-human mathematics

11:00 a.m.

Sylvia Serfaty (U Paris 6, Paris, France)

Towards the Abrikosov lattice in the Ginzburg-Landau model of superconductivity

2:00 p.m.

Alain Connes (Collège de France, Paris, France)

Variability, time and the quantum

3:15 p.m.

Michael Douglas (State U of New York, Stony Brook, USA)

String theory and the real world

5:00 p.m.

Jeremy Gray (The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)

“The soul of the fact” – Poincaré and proof

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

9:30 a.m.

Reinhard Werner (Leibniz U, Hannover, Germany)

How spectral properties may be irrelevant in the long run

11:00 a.m.

Wolfgang Lück (Hausdorff Institute, Bonn, Germany)

An introduction to L²-Betti numbers and their applications

2:00 p.m.

Yuri Tschinkel (Courant Institute, New York, USA)

Diophantine equations and their hidden symmetries

3:30 p.m.

Peter Goddard (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA)

Algebras, groups, and strings


Erwin Schrödinger Institut für mathematische Physik


Erwin Schrödinger Institut für mathematische Physik