International Science Festival 2019: Astonishing thought

Public programme

Thursday, April 4

Colloquium on Locality and Renormalization
15.15-16.15, Euler, Skeppsgränd 3
In this colloquium the renowned mathematical physicist Sylvie Paycha talks about her work on locality and renormalization in quantum field theory. The talk is aimed at a mathematical audience.
Opening of the exhibition Women of Mathematics
16.30-17.30, outside lecture hall Euler
The exhibition Women of Mathematics collects stories of now active female mathematicians from over the world. It has been exhibited in over 80 other cities and will now open in Gothenburg. The exhibition is available April 4-18 in the entrance of Chalmers tvärgata 3 and outside lecture hall Euler at Skeppsgränd 3, fourth floor.
Panel discussion on life as a Mathematician
17.30-18.30, Euler, Skeppsgränd 3
Following the opening, there will be a panel discussion on what it is to be a mathematician and if and how it differs for men and women. The discussion will be moderated by Aila Särkkä and the participants on the panel are Sylvie Paycha, Institute for Mathematics, University of Potsdam; Marija Cvijovic, David Witt Nyström, Serik Sagitov, Elizabeth Wulcan, all Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg.
Mathematical evening: Den svindlande tanken (Astonishing thought)
19.00-21.50, Euler, Skeppsgränd 3
Abstracts on Swedish page
19.05 Jana Madjarova, Professor, Mathematical Sciences: Hur utvecklas matematiska idéer?
19.40 Edvin Wedin, PhD student, Mathematical Sciences: En matematiker om hur hjärnan inte är så mystisk
20.30 Carl Lindberg, Lecturer, Andra AP-fonden: AI - dess historia och aktuella utmaningar
21.05 Olle Häggström, Professor, Mathematical Sciences: Till gemapokalypsens försvar

Friday April 5

Mathematical evening: Mathematicians of the Future
18.00-20.45, Euler, Skeppsgränd 3
A potpourri of the research that is done at the department of Mathematical Sciences, given by mathematicians at the beginning of their careers, all PhD students at Mathematical Sciences.
18.05 Andreas Petersson: Att lösa en slumpmässig ekvation
Matematiska modeller av verkligheten som involverar slump blir allt vanligare. Varför är det så? Vad menar matematiker med slump? Hur används datorer för att lösa komplicerade stokastiska (=slumpmässiga) partiella differentialekvationer?
18.35 Marco Longfils: A historical perspective of Brownian motion
Diffusion is the migration of particles driven by thermal energy. One microscopy method to estimate diffusion is single particle tracking (SPT). I will present the history of SPT, from its original development by Perrin in 1909 to confirm Einstein's theory to more recent advances of the technique.
19.05 Valentina Fermanelli: The missing key? Mathematical modelling!
How can we understand a mechanism inside of the body better, by only using measurements from an experiment? Mathematical modeling and statistical inference are the missing keys. In this talk, I will illustrate how we can use mathematical modeling to shed light on a mechanism in lipid metabolism.
19.50 Manh Hung Tran: Applications of elliptic curves in cryptography
Elliptic curves is one of the central objects in many areas of mathematics. It also has applications in the real world and one of them is cryptography. I will give a brief introduction to elliptic curves and how they can be used to create better public key cryptosystems than the classical methods.
20.20 Milo Viviani: How to simulate the atmosphere?
The Euler equations on a rotating sphere are a classical model for atmospheric dynamics, especially for planets like Jupiter or Saturn. I show a numerical simulation describing the motion of some vortices, which can be thought of as hurricanes on Earth or the red spot of Jupiter.

School programme: Mathematical toys, April 1-12

The school programme consists of five different mathematical problems which the participants try to solve themselves. There are about 40 occasions available and the pupils are between 11 and 16 years old. Laura Fainsilber is responsible together with Åse Fahlander.

The school programme is open April 1-12, booking through

Published: Mon 11 Mar 2013. Modified: Fri 26 Apr 2019