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

Due to Covid-19, many events cannot take place as intended. Click here to view all events which have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.
Vira Niestierkina (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv): Influence of defects on radiative relaxation of halide and oxide scintillators April 1, 2022 — July 31, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
Barbara Bošnjak (U Zagreb): The unitarizability problem through Arthur packets April 4, 2022 — July 3, 2022 Junior Research Fellow
Sergei A. Egorov (Virginia U): Classical Density Functional Theory with applications to colloid/polymer systems in the bulk and under confinement May 1, 2022 — July 31, 2022 SRF Course
Anna Kosogor (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev): The spin-wave contribution to the specific heat of Heusler alloys May 23, 2022 — July 23, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
Research in Teams Project: Infinite Dimensional Riemannian Geometry May 23, 2022 — July 1, 2022 Research in Teams
Research in Teams Project: Peakon Dynamics - cancelled May 26, 2022 — July 6, 2022 Research in Teams
Cancelled due to Covid-19
Valeri Lozovski (Taras Shevchenko National University Kiev): The self-consistent description of plasmon-assisted Brillouin Light Scattering (BLS) spectroscopy June 6, 2022 — Aug. 6, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
Research in Teams Project: Chaos, Butterflies, and Entanglement in Flat Space June 12, 2022 — July 23, 2022 Research in Teams
IMO and MEMO Training 2022 June 27, 2022 — July 1, 2022 Workshop
IPhO and EuPhO Training 2022 June 27, 2022 — July 1, 2022 Workshop
Yurii Sitenko (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine, Kiev): Quantum effects in the background of a topological defect June 30, 2022 — Aug. 31, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
Research in Teams Project: Noncommutative Cluster Structures and their Symmetries July 1, 2022 — Aug. 31, 2022 Research in Teams
Research in Teams Project: Variational Approaches to Modelling Geophysical Waves and Flows July 1, 2022 — July 31, 2022 Research in Teams
Set-Theory July 4, 2022 — July 8, 2022 Workshop
Oleg Korotchenkov (Kiev University): Time-domain impedance analysis of carrier recombination in ZnO thin films grown on Si July 6, 2022 — Sept. 6, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
ESI-DCAFM-TACO-VDSP Summer School on "Machine Learning for Materials Hard and Soft" July 11, 2022 — July 22, 2022 Graduate School
Higher Structures and Field Theory Aug. 1, 2022 — Aug. 26, 2022 Thematic Programme
Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms Aug. 29, 2022 — Oct. 21, 2022 Thematic Programme
John Barrett (U of Nottingham): Introduction to Non-commutative Geometry Sept. 1, 2022 — Oct. 31, 2022 SRF Course
School on Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms Sept. 5, 2022 — Sept. 9, 2022 Graduate School
Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems Sept. 19, 2022 — Oct. 14, 2022 Thematic Programme
Research in Teams Project: Two-Layer Periodic Water Waves Oct. 1, 2022 — Oct. 31, 2022 Research in Teams
Vincentas Mulevicius (U Hamburg): Defects in Douglas-Reutter 4-dimensional TQFT Oct. 1, 2022 — Dec. 31, 2022 Junior Research Fellow
Spectral Theory of Differential Operators in Quantum Theory Nov. 7, 2022 — Nov. 11, 2022 Workshop
Mathematical Methods for the Study of Self-organization in the Biological Sciences Nov. 14, 2022 — Dec. 9, 2022 Thematic Programme
Blackbody Radiation Induced Effects and Phenomena Feb. 13, 2023 — Feb. 17, 2023 Workshop
Between Regularity and Defects: Variational and Geometrical Methods in Materials Science Feb. 20, 2023 — Feb. 24, 2023 Workshop
Non-regular Spacetime Geometry March 13, 2023 — March 24, 2023 Workshop
The Dynamics of Planetary-scale Fluid Flows April 11, 2023 — June 2, 2023 Thematic Programme
Spectral Theory and Mathematical Relativity June 5, 2023 — July 28, 2023 Thematic Programme
Quantum Field Theory at the Frontiers of the Strong Interaction July 31, 2023 — Sept. 1, 2023 Thematic Programme
Geometry beyond Riemann: Curvature and Rigidity Sept. 11, 2023 — Nov. 3, 2023 Thematic Programme
The Landscape vs. the Swampland July 1, 2024 — Aug. 9, 2024 Thematic Programme

Jul 04. 2022

A Simple $P_{\aleph_1}$-Point and a Simple $P_{\aleph_2}$-Point Heike Mildenberger (ALUF) Jul 04. 2022, 09:30 - 10:00 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
No Hausdorff ultrafilters with large continuum Jonathan Cancino-Manriquez (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague) Jul 04. 2022, 10:30 - 11:00 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Algebra and the Axiom of Choice Jindřich Zapletal (UF) Jul 04. 2022, 11:15 - 11:45 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
The compact action realization problem Alexander Kechris (Caltech, Pasadena) Jul 04. 2022, 16:15 - 16:45 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).

Jul 05. 2022

Reasonable uncountable structures Mirna Dzamonja (CNRS, Paris) Jul 05. 2022, 09:00 - 09:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Four Cardinals and Their Relations in ZF Lorenz Halbeisen (ETH Zurich) Jul 05. 2022, 11:00 - 11:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Global aspects of transitive actions of free groups and Baumslag Solitar groups François Le Maître (U Paris-Diderot) Jul 05. 2022, 11:45 - 12:15 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Tukey order on $F_\sigma$ ideals Michael Hrusak (UNAM) Jul 05. 2022, 16:00 - 16:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).

Jul 06. 2022

Preserving universally Baire sets and Sealing Sandra Müller (TU Vienna) Jul 06. 2022, 09:00 - 09:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Mycielski ideals and uniform Sacks trees Otmar Spinas (CAU) Jul 06. 2022, 09:45 - 10:15 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Universal graphs at uncountable regular cardinals Mohammad Golshani (IPM, Tehran) Jul 06. 2022, 11:45 - 12:15 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).

Jul 07. 2022

Fresh function spectra Marlene Koelbing (U Vienna) Jul 07. 2022, 09:00 - 09:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Pathological measures James Cummings (Carnegie Mellon U, Pittsburgh) Jul 07. 2022, 09:45 - 10:15 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
There are no long sequences of definable sets of reals. Grigor Sargsyan (Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw) Jul 07. 2022, 11:00 - 11:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Pseudo-intersections and a variant of matrix forcing Alan Dow (UNC Charlotte) Jul 07. 2022, 14:00 - 14:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).

Jul 08. 2022

Indestructibility of some compactness principles over models of PFA Šárka Stejskalová (Charles U, Prague) Jul 08. 2022, 09:00 - 09:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Mycielski Ideals and Uniform Sacks Trees Jelle Mathis Kuiper (CAU) Jul 08. 2022, 09:45 - 10:15 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
Maximal discrete sets David Schrittesser (U Toronto) Jul 08. 2022, 11:00 - 11:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).
A Survey of Cardinalities under Determinacy William Chan (Carnegie Mellon U, Pittsburgh) Jul 08. 2022, 14:00 - 14:30 Part of Set-Theory (Workshop).

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