Mini-course on Lie groupoids and pseudodifferential calculus

Dear all,

It is our pleasure to announce a mini-course “Lie groupoids and pseudodifferential calculus” given the next week by

Prof. Iakovos Androulidakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)


Friday 23 September, 11:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 (CET)


Auditorium Leslokaal 3.1,Krijgslaan 281, Building S8, Ghent University (geography lecture room on 3rd floor) 

All are welcome to attend!

ICMAM 2022 Latin America

International conference:
Multidisciplinary Aspects in Mathematics and its applications (ICMAM) 2022, Latin America

The Department of Mathematics at the Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia, is delighted to invite you to the International conference: Multidisciplinary Aspects in Mathematics and its applications (ICMAM) 2022, Latin America. The honoree of this year at the conference is the Colombian Mathematician José Raúl Quintero, 2011 National Mathematics Award, Colombian Mathematical Society (Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia). The event will be a video conference and will take place via Zoom on the 25-28 October 2022.

The international conference: Multidisciplinary Aspects in Mathematics and its applications (ICMAM) seeks to contribute to the development of mathematical research in Latin America and the Caribbean, stimulate its visibility and promote exchange between mathematicians of the region and from other parts of the world. The ICMAM conferences will be taken every two years via online and you will find the information about the conference on this page.

Plenary Speakers:

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jose Raúl Quintero
    Universidad del Valle, Colombia
  • Tohru Ozawa
    Waseda University, Japan
  • Kristin E. Lauter
    Meta / Facebook
  • Manuel Del Pino
    University of Bath, UK
  • Andrés Villaveces
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Boris Zilber
    Oxford, UK
  • Thaís Jordão
    University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Felipe Rincón
    Queen Mary University of London
  • Andreas Weiermann
    Ghent University
  • Paula Cerejeiras
    University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Pavle Blagojević
    Mathematics institute – Freie Universität Berlin
  • Information of confirmed Speakers to be updated.

Organizing Committee:

  • Chair: Brian Grajales Triana, (Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia).
  • Co-chair: Karina Navarro Gonzalez (Universidad de São Paulo, Brazil).
  • Milton Manuel Aguirre (Universidad São Paulo, Brazil).
  • Jessica Gonzalez Hurtado (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany).
  • Julio Delgado (Universidad del Valle Cali, Colombia).
  • Marlio Paredes (Director of the Graduate Program in Mathematical Science at Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia).
  • Hector Jairo Martínez (Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia).

Scientific Board:

The honoree of this year at the conference is the Colombian Mathematician José Raúl Quintero, 2011 National Mathematics Award, Colombian Mathematical Society (Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia).

Webinar by Accessibility Best Practices for Moving Mathematics Online

Description: For many years there has been a push for moving teaching and research content online in a form that goes beyond just linking print versions of documents. The COVID pandemic has only accelerated this trend, forcing all faculty to focus on how to deliver courses online. However, hastily moving material online bears the risk that important accessibility considerations are neglected, threatening fair and inclusive education for all. This is especially true for mathematics and other STEM fields where complex structures such as equations and diagrams play an integral role. In this webinar we will advocate that in addition to moving content online quickly, instructors can use best practices developed for authors to ensure accessibility of math content from the start, thus avoiding additional and duplicate work.

Our presentation shall give an overview of different requirements on presentation and content for students and readers with special needs and how assistive technology support can be provided. We shall particularly concentrate on what this means for math content and how it is made accessible on the web. We argue that the web is the ideal platform for hosting and curating modern content regardless of their original sources like LaTeX, Word, or plain text. And we will demonstrate how accessibility can be practically a free byproduct of conversion from traditionally authored content. In conclusion we discuss ways of authoring, preparing, and teaching accessible web documents containing mathematics, highlighting some of the best practices.

Presented by Prof. Volker Sorge, University of Birmingham, UK & MathJax Consortium

Time:   July 13, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

This information is presented here

Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani

Filmed in Canada, Iran, and the United States, Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani examines the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian immigrant to the United States who became a superstar in her field. In 2014, she was both the first woman and the first Iranian to be honored by mathematics’ highest prize, the Fields Medal. Read more

Trailer of the documentary here.

Also, Zala Films is supporting the May 12th initiative of the International Mathematical Union’s Committee for Women in Mathematics, which each year brings together virtual or local events celebrating women in mathematics. Due to COVID-19 (and by special agreement with Zala Films), individuals and organizations between April 1 and May 19, 2020, may access our film about the life and work of the Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani. (You can make a request for screening authorization here.

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Brief History of Mathematics

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

1 Newton and Leibniz

The story of two late 17th century mathematicians who worked on the same problem at the same time – the calculus – in which the great hero of British science, Newton, reveals himself to be a little less gentlemanly than his German rival, Leibniz. The calculus is one of the greatest achievements of mankind: an astronaut and an investment analyst pay homage to its enormous power. Listen here

2 Leonard Euler

how the mathematics that Leonard Euler invented two hundred years ago has transformed the internet. Euler’s solution to an 18th-century conundrum paved the way for the search engines most of us use every day. Listen here

3 Joseph Fourier

The mathematics of Joseph Fourier. It’s thanks to his mathematical insight that you can hear Marcus on the radio and that Brian Eno can create sounds that have never been heard before. Listen here

4 Evariste Galois

How the mathematics of the French revolutionary, Evariste Galois, has proved invaluable to particle physicists working today.The mathematics that Galois began, over two hundred years ago, now absolutely describes the fundamental particles that make up our universe. Listen here

5 Carl Friedrich Gauss

It was the German scientist and mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss, who said mathematics was the Queen of Science. One of his many mathematical breakthroughs, the Gaussian or normal distribution, is the lifeblood of statistics. It underpins modern medicine and is a valuable tool in the fight against prejudice. Listen here

6 The Mathematicians Who Helped Einstein

The pioneering nineteenth century mathematicians who helped Albert Einstien with his maths: Jonas Bolyai, Nicolas Lobachevski and Bernhard Riemann. Without the mathematics to describe curved space and multiple dimensions, the theory of relativity doesn’t really work. Listen here

7 Georg Cantor

Georg Cantor, the mathematician who showed us how to carry on counting when the numbers run out. An insight into the nature of infinity that Roger Penrose believes helps to explain why the human brain will always be cleverer than artificial intelligence. Listen here

8 Henri Poincare

Henri Poincare, the man who proved there are certain problems that mathematics will never be able to answer: a mathematical insight that gave rise to chaos theory. Listen here

9 Hardy and Ramanujan

G.H.Hardy, the mathematician who insisted he had never done anything useful. And yet his work on the “diabolical malice” inherent in prime numbers inspired the millions of codes that now help to keep the internet safe. Listen here

10 Nicolas Bourbaki

The mathematician that never was, Nicolas Bourbaki. A group of French mathematicians, working between the two world wars and writing under the pseudonym Nicolas Bourbaki transformed their discipline and paved the way for several mathematical breakthroughs in the 21st century. Listen here

Info from BBC Radio 4

Classical Fourier Analysis by Terence Tao (online lecture)

Terence Tao will be teaching online course Classical Fourier Analysis at UCLA from 30 March 2020. 

Course covers the following topics:

  • Restriction theory and Strichartz estimates
  • Decoupling estimates and applications
  • Paraproducts; time frequency analysis; Carleson’s theorem

Lecture notes will be made available on this blog.

  • The first class is Monday Mar 30.
  • Note for non-UCLA participants: You will be permitted to attend the Zoom lectures and to post comments on the blog (one can use this post in particular for general questions about the course). 

 Course info

  • Instructor: Terence Tao,, MS 6183.  [Note for non-UCLA participants: I will not have time to respond to individual email inquiries about the class. Please use the blog for such inquiries.]
  • Lecture: MWF 2-2:50pm PT, held online at .  Note that access to this Zoom meeting room may be restricted outside of lecture times, or used for other purposes (such as other online seminars).  Also, while I am not recording these classes, bear in mind that I cannot prevent the video for these rooms from theoretically being recorded by third parties.
  • Discussion section: N/A
  • Office Hours: Th 2-3:50pm PT, online at In addition, students are encouraged to use the blog comment feature, as well as start discussions in the forum. [Note for non-UCLA participants: you have read-only access to the forum.  You can use the comment thread at this blog post as a substitute.]
  • Textbook: There is no required text; instead, lecture notes will made available on Terence Tao’s blog.  We will not directly follow these texts, but Demeter’s “Fourier Restriction, Decoupling, and Applications” and Muscalu-Schlag’s “Classical and multilinear harmonic analysis” (both volumes) will be relevant resources.  For Carleson’s theorem, this paper of Demeter (focusing on the slightly simpler Walsh model analogue of the theorem) can also be consulted.
  • Prerequisites: A high grade in Math 247A (such as the previous quarter’s class) is required for enrollment. [Note for non-UCLA participants: Math 247A covered the following topics: A_p weights and maximal and vector maximal functions, Calderon-Zygmund convolution kernels, Sobolev embedding, the Mikhlin multiplier theorem, the square function, Littlewood-Paley theory, fractional product and chain rules, and oscillatory integrals.]

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Educational schools activities

During the last year we have secured several grants for our educational activities for (PhD) students and early career researchers.

Our grants for educational activities:

2020 Flemish Government Seasonal School: Singularities in science and engineering (€23,000)
2020 Flemish Government Doctoral School: Wave equations and tsunami propagation (€3,650)
2019 Flemish Government Doctoral School: Inverse Spectral and Scattering Problems (€4,000)

Here is the first one that we have just organised. The other two are still to come.

Doctoral School on Inverse Spectral and Scattering Problems
, 27 February – 10 March 2020, Ghent University, Belgium



The Abel Prize Laureates 2020!

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2020 to Hillel Furstenberg from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Gregory Margulis from Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA “for pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics.”

A biography of Hillel Furstenberg is here

A biography of Gregory Margulis is here

You can watch the interview with Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis

Info from The Abel Prize Laureates 2020 International Page