7th European Congress of Mathematics, Berlin

The Berlin mathematical community is looking forward to host the 7th European Congress of Mathematics from July 18 – 22, 2016. The quadrennial congress of the European Mathematical Society will take place at the Technische Universität Berlin. It 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 covers all areas of theoretical and applied mathematics. There will be 10 Plenary Lectures, 31 Invited Lectures, several Prize Lectures (10 EMS Prizes, the Otto Neugebauer Prize, and the Felix Klein Prize). Additionally, mathematicians from all over the world were invited to submit proposals for mini-symposia. The decisions have been made and 43 mini-symposia proposals have been accepted. Deadlines for submitting abstracts of posters and contributed talks within the 17 sections of the 7ECM is of February 15 and February 29, 2016.

Special Lectures and sessions

For the first time in the history of the ECM one of the Abel Laureates, Endre Szemerédi (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics) will give an Abel Lecture to the 7ECM participants.

Don Zagier (Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics, Bonn) will hold the Friedrich Hirzebruch Lecture in honor of the first President of the EMS.

Peter Scholze (Universität Bonn), who was recently awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize and who is also among the ten plenary speakers, will give an additional lecture for a broad audience particularly directed towards high school students.

The Public Lecture on “Mathematics in Modern Architecture” by Helmut Pottmann (Technische Universität Wien) is open for everyone with an interest in mathematics.

A dedicated History Session with lectures on Leibniz, Lagrange, Euler and Weierstraß will highlight the mathematical history in Berlin.

European Women in Mathematics

The association European Women in Mathematics (EWM), jointly with the EMS Women in Mathematics Committee, is organizing a special event aiming at celebrating and giving prominence to female mathematics of excellence in Europe. The program comprises a scientific as well as cultural program including the exhibition „Women Mathematicians around Europe. A gallery of portraits.” curated by Sylvie Paycha (Potsdam University).

Satellite Events

So far more than ten events have been granted the 7ECM satellite events status. See the full list here. Participants of the 7ECM will enjoy some privileges in registering for the satellite events.

Sponsorship and Math Career Day

The 7ECM offers great opportunities for academia and industry to liaise. As a publishing house or a specialized company you may want to maximize your visibility before, during and after the congress through several sponsorship opportunities. Recruiting top talents with exceptional analytical skills is a core task for your company? Then take part in the 7ECM Math Career Day (July 21) in Berlin and you will get to know your future employees. We have created tailored packages for you ranging among between different price levels. Details for the Math Career Day and further sponsorship can be found on our website or contact office@7ecm.de.

Social Program

The 7ECM is also a great opportunity to meet and greet old and new colleagues! Participants are warmly invited to enjoy the uniqueness of the Palais am Funkturm where the conference dinner (July 20 starting at 8 pm) takes place. Vegetarian options are of course available. Kosher food is available upon pre-order. On the first day of the congress a welcome reception will be held in the evening.

Cultural Program

On the occasion of the 7ECM the exhibition “Transcending Tradition” curated by the History of Science Working Group at the Goethe University will be shown at the Jewish Museum. The exhibition explores the working lives and activities of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking countries between the legal and political emancipation of the Jews in the 19th century and their persecution in Nazi Germany. An opening ceremony will be held on Sunday July 17. Keynote speaker is Liba Taub (University of Cambridge, Whipple Museum of the History of Science). Advance registration is required. The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung contributes largely to bringing the exhibition to Berlin during the 7ECM.

The 7ECM is complemented by a MathFilm Festival – an international competition for films and videos about mathematics – organized by Konrad Polthier. A representative selection of films will be shown during 7ECM in Berlin.

For the time of the congress the interactive touring exhibition IMAGINARY will be presented at the main building of TU Berlin (Lichthof). IMAGINARY creates a virtual reality by means of visualizations and interactive installations. It aims to explain different aspects of modern mathematics – for example algebraic geometry, singularity theory or simulations of fluids – in an attractive and comprehensive way. Enjoy a unique experience!


All participants will receive the guidebook “Mathematical Berlin” by Iris and Martin Grötschel and the essay collection “Mathematics in the Society of the Future” edited by Wolfgang König as a welcome gift.

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We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin in July!

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