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

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
Davide Pradovera (CSQI, EPFL, Lausanne): Model Order Reduction of parametric PDEs with meromorphic structure based on minimal rational approximation March 1, 2021 — March 31, 2021 Junior Research Fellow
Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine March 8, 2021 — March 11, 2021 Workshop
Tomographic Reconstructions and their Startling Applications March 15, 2021 — March 26, 2021 Workshop
Applied Functional Analysis and High-Dimensional Approximation April 19, 2021 — May 28, 2021 Thematic Programme
Research in Teams Project: Chaos, Butterflies, and Entanglement in Flat Space May 1, 2021 — July 31, 2021 Research in Teams
Rescheduled for 2021 due to Covid-19
Non-regular Spacetime Geometry May 3, 2021 — May 7, 2021 Workshop
The Landscape vs. the Swampland May 31, 2021 — July 9, 2021 Thematic Programme
Research in Teams Project: Variational Approaches to Modelling Geophysical Waves and Flows June 28, 2021 — July 28, 2021 Research in Teams
Rescheduled for 2021 due to Covid-19
DARK MATTER: From Theory to Detection July 7, 2021 — July 16, 2021 Graduate School
Quantum Field Theory at the Frontiers of the Strong Interaction July 19, 2021 — Aug. 20, 2021 Thematic Programme
Geometry for Higher Spin Gravity: Conformal Structures, PDEs, and Q-manifolds Aug. 23, 2021 — Sept. 17, 2021 Thematic Programme
Martin Kružík (Czech Academy of Sciences): Lower Semicontinuity of Integral Functionals and Applications Oct. 1, 2021 — Nov. 30, 2021 SRF Course
There are no talks scheduled at this point.

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