MMGS PhD Seminar

The MMGS PhD Seminar is an event with two goals in mind: first, give a platform for fun, experimental maths talks, where PhD students can share a problem they find interesting, a point of view on something, an introduction to their research area which would be considered "too easy" for other seminars; it is also an occasion to meet other PhD students and share common experiences. We especially encourage new PhD students to join!
The Seminar builds on two values. One, that maths should be fun: the seminar is open to all mathematical talks that come with a flavour of genuine interest and enthusiasm. The difficulty of the topic is irrelevant, as long as the talk is accessible to the diverse backgrounds of the other PhD students. If you think it might be fun, give it a try! Two, that maths is not a competitive sport, it is a community effort: the event aims to be free of any judgement or artificial pressure (we understand being on a stage is not easy!). It is therefore a great place to get comfortable with giving talks, trying out new ways to present maths and broaden your mathematical horizon.
If you want to give a talk in the next version of the seminar or help organizing it, don't hesitate to get in touch with your PhD representatives!
  • Seminar 2024

    All talks take place at 2pm in SRZ216. Afterwards, we'll have the opportunity to socialize with each other over coffee and cake in the common room. The schedule is:

    • 13.02.2024: Sira Busch, Points & Lines - Defining buildings doesn't have to be difficult

    • 20.02.2024: Zahra Mohammadi, Model theory and anything, why not the random graph?

    • 27.02.2024: Ravjot Kohli, Let's stay in contact (manifolds)

    • 05.03.2024: Simone Ramello, First-year calculus profs hate this one weird trick: an introduction to non-standard analysis

    • 12.03.2024:  Mert Bastug, Exploring the Number Jungle

    • 19.03.2024:  Alex Ziegler (from Wuppertal): Complex representation theory and binomial coefficients & Jamie Bell: Irrational rotation algebras: an invitation to noncommutative topology

    If you'd like to give a talk on one of the open dates, please get in touch with Simone Ramello or Isabel Lammers. Looking forward to seeing you there! 


  • One-Shot Edition 2023

    • Pia Dillmann: Singular homology from a geometers perspective - or why algebraists can’t explain singular homology

    • Luzie Kupffer: What do you mean by ‘probability theory on groups’?

    • Stefania Trentin: SageMath: your faithful companion on the hunt for (counter)examples

  • 2023 Seminar

    • 30.03.2023: James O’Quinn, A Dynamic Approach to the Infinite Monkey Theorem

    • 23.03.2023: Margarete Ketelsen, Cᵢ fields and a tiny bit of model theory

    • 16.03.2023: Salvador Esquivel Calzada, Solving Stochastic PDEs

    • 09.03.2023: Alex Tullini, Determinism in General Relativity, or whyyou should not travel inside a black hole

    • 02.03.2023: Darya Sukhorebska, Life on a convex surface

    • 23.02.2023: Alexander Kutzim, What is… a global function field?

    • 09.02.2023: Xiuyuan Sun, Introduction to forcing and a few theorems in set theory

  • 2022 Seminar

    • 30.03.2022: Blaise Boissonneau, Quick, I have to go home and watch anime!

    • 16.03.2022: Konrad Bals, Why spectra? & Alessandro Codenotti, You think compact metric spaces are nice? Think again!

    • 09.03.2022: Dennis Wulle, Differential Geometry without Derivatives & Martina Fruttidoro, Puzzle

    • 02.03.2022: Marco Amelio, Non-split sharply 2-transitive groups (or: is sum associative?) & José Miguel Balado Alves, Harmonic maps

    • 23.02.2022: Julian Kranz, What are all these C-algebras people doing?* & Simone Ramello, We Don't Talk About The Integers

    • 16.02.2022: Agnese Mantione, What scalar curvature has to do with topology & Azul Fatalini, Transfinite induction

    • 9.02.2022: Jeroen Winkel, Ultrafilters and ultralimits