Activities

The Institute's scientific activities are centered around four to six main thematic programmes per year complemented by several workshops and individual lectures organized on short notice. Participation in thematic programmes and workshops is by invitation only.

To support the scientific education of graduate students and young researchers, the ESI regularly offers lecture courses at advanced graduate level held by so-called Senior Research Fellows. In addition, there are summer and winter schools in research areas of topical interest.

In 2012, the ESI has moreover initiated the Research in Teams programme offering individual visiting positions for teams of two to four researchers on application basis.

Since June 2016 the Junior Research Fellowship Programme supports external or local graduate students and recent postdocs.

For more information on the individual programmes and the application procedure, please select the activity you are interested in in the above menu.

On the right hand side you can find a list of all current and upcoming activities. To see the past activities, please use the link at the bottom.

Current and Upcoming

Tanushree Shah (U of Glasgow): Low-dimensional Topology Specifically contact Topology Feb. 1, 2024 — April 30, 2024 Junior Research Fellow
Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine March 4, 2024 — March 15, 2024 Workshop
Martina Krämer (U of Mainz): A guided tour through cirrus clouds March 17, 2024 — May 25, 2024 SRF Course
Rare Events in Dynamical Systems March 18, 2024 — March 22, 2024 Workshop
Individual Visiting Scientists 2024 March 25, 2024 — April 13, 2024 Individual Scientists
Abhiram M. Kidambi (MPI MiS, Leizpig): Novel mathematical structures in 3d quantum gravity April 1, 2024 — April 30, 2024 Junior Research Fellow
Carrollian Physics and Holography April 2, 2024 — April 26, 2024 Thematic Programme
Transport Properties in Soft Matter Systems April 2, 2024 — April 5, 2024 Workshop
Irene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon U): Γ-Convergence and Phase Transitions of Heterogeneous Materials April 7, 2024 — April 28, 2024 SRF Course
Lecture Series by Abhiram M Kidambi (MPI MiSc, Leipzig): "Automorphic forms and L-functions: Theory and applications" April 8, 2024 — April 29, 2024 Lecture
Nonlinear Waves and Relativity April 29, 2024 — June 21, 2024 Thematic Programme
Eduard Schesler (FernUniversität Hagen): Grothendieck pairs and Grigorchuk’s group May 1, 2024 — June 30, 2024 Junior Research Fellow
Mariem Magdy Ali Mohamed (U of London): The asymptotic structure of spacetimes May 1, 2024 — June 30, 2024 Junior Research Fellow
Victoria Sánchez Muñoz (U of Galway): The Bell- like inequalities for interference into quantum games May 1, 2024 — June 30, 2024 Junior Research Fellow
Research in Teams: Dynamical, geometric and analytic properties of random groups May 20, 2024 — June 19, 2024 Research in Teams
Synthetic Curvature Bounds for Non-Smooth Spaces: Beyond Finite Dimension May 21, 2024 — May 24, 2024 Workshop
One World Optimization Seminar in Vienna June 3, 2024 — June 7, 2024 Workshop
Determinacy, Inner Models and Forcing Axioms June 24, 2024 — June 28, 2024 Workshop
The Landscape vs. the Swampland July 1, 2024 — Aug. 9, 2024 Thematic Programme
Exactly Solvable Models July 24, 2024 — July 26, 2024 Workshop
Research in Teams: Supersymmetric Solutions of 3D Minimal Massive Supergravity Aug. 10, 2024 — Sept. 29, 2024 Research in Teams
Linking Microscopic Processes to the Macroscopic Rheological Properties in Inert and Living Soft Materials Aug. 19, 2024 — Oct. 11, 2024 Thematic Programme
Non-equilibrium Processes in Physics and Biology Aug. 19, 2024 — Aug. 30, 2024 Graduate School
Spin-Orbit Entangled Quantum Magnetism Sept. 23, 2024 — Sept. 27, 2024 Workshop
Research in Teams: Entropy methods for evolutionary systems: Analysis and Numerics Oct. 3, 2024 — Oct. 13, 2024 Research in Teams
Algebraicity and Transcendence for Singular Differential Equations Oct. 7, 2024 — Oct. 19, 2024 Workshop
Lensing and Wave Optics in Strong Gravity Dec. 9, 2024 — Dec. 13, 2024 Workshop
Infinite-dimensional Geometry: Theory and Applications Jan. 13, 2025 — Feb. 14, 2025 Thematic Programme
Recent Perspectives on Non-crossing Partitions through Algebra, Combinatorics, and Probability Feb. 17, 2025 — Feb. 21, 2025 Workshop
Degenerate and Sigular PDEs Feb. 24, 2025 — Feb. 28, 2025 Workshop
Structures in Banach Spaces March 17, 2025 — March 21, 2025 Workshop

Mar 05. 2024

Real time in situ chromatin dynamics tracking at nanoscale resolution during transcription activation in human cells Kerstin Bystricky (U Toulouse Capitole) Mar 05. 2024, 10:00 - 10:35 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Columnar Nucleosome Stacking Dictates NCP and (Telomeric) Chromatin Condensation Lars Nordenskiöld (NTU Singapore) Mar 05. 2024, 10:35 - 11:10 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Integrating imaging and genomic approaches to model 3D genome structure Maria Pia Cosma (Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona) Mar 05. 2024, 11:30 - 12:05 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Cryo-electron tomography reveals the nanoscale anatomy of condensed native chromatin Sergei Grigoryev (Penn State U) Mar 05. 2024, 12:05 - 12:40 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Force spectroscopy sheds light on the structure and dynamics of nucleosomes Ariel Kaplan (Technion Haifa) Mar 05. 2024, 14:00 - 14:35 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Quiescent yeast: a cellular model of chromatin architecture across scales Sarah Swygert (CSU, Fort Collins) Mar 05. 2024, 14:35 - 15:10 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
The multi-scale organization of chromatin in the nucleus Yuval Garini (Technion Haifa) Mar 05. 2024, 15:30 - 16:05 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
The nucleosome as the ``hydrogen atom" of epigenetics. Alexey Onufriev (Virginia Tech) Mar 05. 2024, 16:05 - 16:40 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).

Mar 06. 2024

Transcripion factors pioneering genomic DNA under the computational nanoscope Vlad Cojocaru (Utrecht U and Babes-Bolyai U) Mar 06. 2024, 13:00 - 13:35 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
On the role of polymerases in shaping the 4D Genome Daniel Jost (ENS Lyon) Mar 06. 2024, 13:35 - 14:10 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Nucleosome repositioning in cancer Vladimir Teif (U of Essex) Mar 06. 2024, 14:10 - 14:45 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
A physical mechanism for the maintenance of epigenetic information Helmut Schiessel (TU Dresden) Mar 06. 2024, 15:00 - 15:35 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
A polymer-based approach to reconstruct 3d chromatin structures from single cell HiC and implications for knotting Peter Virnau (U Mainz) Mar 06. 2024, 15:35 - 16:10 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).

Mar 07. 2024

Physics of Surface Segregation: from Industrial Formulations to Chromatin Organiztion and Biology Buddhapriya Chakrabarti (U of Sheffield) Mar 07. 2024, 10:00 - 10:35 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Unfolding chromatin fibers: how linker DNA organizes chromatin John van Noort (Leiden U) Mar 07. 2024, 10:35 - 11:10 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Bottom-up data integration in polymer models of chromatin organization Angelo Rosa (SISSA, Trieste) Mar 07. 2024, 11:30 - 12:05 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Sister chromatid cohesion is asymmetric Anton Goloborodko (IMBA, Vienna) Mar 07. 2024, 12:05 - 12:40 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).
Stochastic motion and transcriptional dynamics of pairs of distal DNA loci on a compacted chromosome David Brueckner (ISTA, Klosterneuburg) Mar 07. 2024, 14:35 - 15:10 Part of Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine (Workshop).

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