Welcome to the ESI

The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics (ESI) is a programme-oriented research institute for mathematics and physics at the University of Vienna. Since its foundation in 1992 it has been the mission of the ESI to advance research in mathematics, physics and mathematical physics at the highest international level through fruitful interaction between scientists from these disciplines.


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Current and Upcoming Activities

Due to Covid-19, many events cannot take place as intended. Click here to view all events which have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.
Sebastian Falkner (Goethe University of Frankfurt): Heterogeneous cavitation on graphitic surfaces in a Lennard‐Jones fluid and water at negative pressures Aug. 1, 2020 — Nov. 30, 2020 Junior Research Fellow
Alexander Evetts (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh): Conjugacy growth in finitely generated nilpotent groups Oct. 14, 2020 — Dec. 18, 2020 Junior Research Fellow
Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems Oct. 19, 2020 — Nov. 13, 2020 Thematic Programme
Postponed due to Covid-19
Lecture Series: Simon Lentner (U Hamburg) on "Towards a derived Topological Field Theory" Nov. 9, 2020 — Nov. 19, 2020 Lecture
Mathematical Methods for the Study of Self-organization in the Biological Sciences Nov. 16, 2020 — Dec. 11, 2020 Thematic Programme
Postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19
Francesco Cattafi (KU Leuven): Cartan geometries via Pfaffian groupoids Jan. 11, 2021 — May 11, 2021 Junior Research Fellow
Optimal Point Configurations on Manifolds Jan. 11, 2021 — Jan. 22, 2021 Workshop
Hung D. Le (U of Missouri): Feb. 1, 2021 — May 31, 2021 Junior Research Fellow
Mathematical Perspectives of Gravitation beyond the Vacuum Regime Feb. 1, 2021 — March 12, 2021 Thematic Programme
Stochastic Partial Differential Equations Feb. 8, 2021 — Feb. 12, 2021 Workshop