Prof. Dr Geordie Williamson (University of Sydney): Geometric modular representation theory.
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  • Prof. Dr Simon Brendle (Columbia University): Ricci Flow.
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  • Prof. Dr Emmanuel Breuillard (University of Cambridge): Random walks on finite fields and random polynomials.
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  • Prof. Dr Albert Cohen (LJLL, Sorbonne Université): Optimal sampling and reconstruction in high dimension.
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  • Prof. Dr Guido De Philippis (SISSA Trieste): (Boundary) Regularity for Mass Minimising currents.
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  • Prof. Dr Toby Gee (Imperial College London): Potential modularity.
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  • Prof. Dr Jason Miller (University of Cambridge): Equivalence of Liouville quantum gravity and the Brownian map.
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  • Prof. Dr Aaron Naber (Northwestern University): Analysis of Geometric Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.
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  • Prof. Dr Ashkan Nikeghbali (University of Zurich): Some problems on the distribution of the values of the Riemann zeta function and related probabilistic models.
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  • Prof. Dr Mario Ohlberger, spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence, welcomed the speakers and the participants of the colloquium.
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  • Prof. Dr Peter Scholze (University of Bonn): Condensed Mathematics.
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  • Prof. Dr Gigliola Staffilani (MIT): The beautiful mathematics involved in the study of dispersive equations.
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  • Prof. Dr Andreas Thom (TU Dresden): Asymptotics of Cheeger constants and unitarisability of groups.
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  • Prof. Dr Stefaan Vaes (KU Leuven): Classification problems in operator algebras.
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  • Prof. Dr Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen): Homological stability: what is that for?
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  • Prof. Dr Johannes Wessels, rector of the WWU, outlined the university's excellence strategy to the participants.
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  • Prof. Dr Hugh W. Woodin (Harvard University): The Continuum Hypothesis.
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Opening Colloquium with top-ranking international researchers

The new Cluster of Excellence „Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure” staged its opening event with a three-day colloquium. Fifteen distinguished international scholars from nine countries held specialist lectures, providing insights into their current research.

Press release about the Opening Colloquium

Opening Colloquium

Mathematics Münster: Dynamics - Geometry - Structure

June 20-22, 2019, Schloss Münster, Münster, Germany

The new Cluster of Excellence "Mathematics Münster: Dynamics - Geometry - Structure" celebrates its start. Just like the Cluster interconnects all of Münster's mathematics from pure to applied, the opening colloquium will cover a wide range of mathematics with excellent speakers. We would be delighted to welcome you in Münster on this event.



Joachim Cuntz, Steffen Dereich, Joachim Lohkamp, Peter Schneider, Angela Stevens, Burkhard Wilking, Benedikt Wirth


Workshop participation is free of charge. However, a registration is required. Please register until May 26, 2019, via our Registration Form.

The conference dinner will take place at the restaurant ``Schlossgarten''. A fee of 20 Euros is charged for participation in the conference dinner to cover part of its cost. The fee is collected in cash on the premises.


The Colloquium will start on Thursday, June 20, with a welcome address at 12:50. Registration is possible from 12:00.

Talks will be given on Thursday afternoon, all Friday and Saturday morning. The colloquium will finish on Saturday, June 22, at 13:00.

The conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening. 

Please download   the complete schedule with times of all speakers here and the book of abstract here.


The Colloquium takes place in the Schloss of Münster, home to the University of Münster, which is located at

Schlossplatz 2
48149 Münster

Location on Google Maps

The talks will be held in lecture hall S10 on the top floor.

Travel Information

The University of Münster is located in Münster, Germany. (An alternative spelling of Münster is Muenster - note that this is different from Munster, Germany!)

By plane:

The airport Münster-Osnabrück (FMO) is located 30 km from Münster. A bus service to Münster central station is available (45 min). The airport Düsseldorf (DUS) is further away, but offers far more international connections. The train ride to Münster central station is 90 minutes. Details about connecting busses and trains are available via

Public transport:

Münster is well connected by train. For details see Starting at central station, several bus lines lead to the Schloss. Best choices are probably bus routes 11, 12, 13, 22, leaving at central station from bus stop B1. Get off at bus stop Landgericht after about 10 minutes.

By car:

Use your favourite routing service and enter Schlossplatz 2, 48149 Münster, Germany as your destination. There is a big parking lot in front of the Schloss.


A (very) limited number of rooms has been reserved in the following hotels up to April 1. Please contact for details.

  1. Hotel Jellentrup
    Pretty close to the conference site, prices from 72 to 82 Euro per night.
  2. Hotel Busche
    Small and central hotel. Prices betwen 65 and 130 Euro per night.
  3. Agora Hotel
    Directly located at the Aasee. Prices from 77 to 112 Euro.

For young researchers, we have reserved rooms in a Münster Youth Hostel with prices starting at 22 Euros in a shared room. Please contact the Mathematics Münster Administration for details.

For further options, please consult the prepared webpage of Münster Marketing.


You are welcome to download the poster and display it in your institution.

Poster Opening Colloquium Mathematics Muenster