The Czech Mathematical Society

and The European Mathematical Society organize

Joint EMS mathematical weekend

September 3-5, Prague, Czech Republic

Foto Mala Strana

Europe has a long tradition in Mathematics. The development of Mathematics in Europe was almost always on a national, or even regional, basis. One should therefore speak of "traditions" rather than a single "tradition" in Mathematics in Europe. This was of course a reflection of the political disputes and cultural differences among the many european nationalities. However, the last two decades have witnessed major changes in these state of affairs: many of the political conflicts have disapeared and the information revolution has broken national barriers. Meanwhile, a European sense of identity is slowly growing. The European Mathematical Society (EMS) has helped bringing these changes to the European mathematical community through its various activities, including the organization of meetings and workshops, such as the European Congress of Mathematics and the EMS Summer Schools.

We follow the scenario suggested by EMS on series of smaller, more frequent, meetings in specific areas of mathematics: the EMS Mathematical Weekends. They offer a chance for European and other mathematicians working in related areas to get together and interact on a more permanent basis. This is the second meeting in a newly established series, following the first EMS Mathematical Weekend organized by the Portugese Mathematical Society in Lisbon in 2003.

Plenary lectures

Conference photo

Conference photo

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Forthcoming mathematical weekend

will be held in
Barcelona, September 16-18, 2005

Programme


Friday, September 3
14:00Opening ceremony
14:30Plenary lecture
Jan Saxl (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom):
Some recent applications of the classification of finite simple groups
15:30Coffee break
16:00
Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics Complexity of Computations and Proofs Mathematical Fluid Mechanics Mathematical Statistical Physics
Peter Cameron (University of London, United Kingdom): Cyclic automorphisms of homogeneous structures
Gabor Tardos (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest, Hungary): Local chromatic number and the Borsuk-Ulam theorem
Peter Buergisser (University of Paderborn, Germany): Counting Complexity classes for algebraic geometry
Oleg Verbitsky (Lviv University, Ukraine): First order descriptive complexity of finite graphs
Josef Malek (Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep.): Steady flows of incompressible fluids with non-constant viscosity
 
- contributed talks:
M. Pokorny (Prague): Stabilization to equilibria for compressible Navier-Stokes equations with infinite mass
 
18:00MVS-JCMF business meeting
 
Saturday, September 4
9:00Plenary lecture
Eduard Feireisl (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague):
On the mathematical theory of viscous compressible fluids
10:00Coffee break
10:30
Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics Complexity of Computations and Proofs Mathematical Fluid Mechanics Mathematical Statistical Physics
- contributed talks
Peter Mihok (Kosice): Homomorphism closed properties of object systems and hereditary properties of their cores
Miklos Ruszinko (Budapest): Random Intersecting Hypergraphs
Martin Loebl (Prague): On the dimer problem and the Ising problem in finite 3D lattices
Peter Bro Miltersen (University of Aarhus, Denmark): Topologically constrained bounded width computation
Albert Atserias (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain): The Complexity of Random 3-SAT: a Survey and New Results
Victor Starovoitov (CAESAR, Bonn, Germany): The problem on a motion of a rigid body in a fluid: Uniqueness of the solution and some other questions
Marius Tucsnak (University of Nancy, France): Analysis and control of the motion of a rigid body immersed in a fluid
Marek Biskup (University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.): Acquaintance chains and long-range percolation
12:30Lunch break
14:30Plenary lecture
Errico Presutti (Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy):
Probabilistic and variational methods in problems of phase coexistence
15:30Coffee break
16:00
Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics Complexity of Computations and Proofs Mathematical Fluid Mechanics Mathematical Statistical Physics
Oriol Serra (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain): On the Erdos-Turan property of basis
Patrice Ossona de Mendez (CNRS, Paris, France): Touching and Crossing
Stefan S. Dantchev (University of Leicester, United Kingdom): Complexity gaps in propositional proof complexity
Stanislav Zak (Prague): Branching programs
Robert Spalek (Amsterdam): Strong direct product theorems and optimal time-space tradeoffs
Antonin Novotny (University of Toulon-Var, France): Large time behaviour of flows of viscous compressible and heat conducting gas
 
- contributed talks:
R. Vodak (Berlin): On a decay rate for 2-D viscous compressible Navier-Stokes equations
S. Necasova (Prague): Steady fall of a rigid body in a viscous fluid
Dmitry Ioffe (Technion, Haifa, Izrael): Random phase boundaries statistical mechanics
18:00Conference dinner
 
Sunday, September 5
9:00Plenary lecture
Alexander A. Razborov (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, U.S.A. / Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia):
Some Current Trends in Proof Complexity
10:00Coffee break
10:30
Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics Complexity of Computations and Proofs Mathematical Fluid Mechanics Mathematical Statistical Physics
- contributed talks:
Daniel Kral (Prague):
Edge-disjoint odd cycles in planar graphs
Petr Hlineny (Ostrava/Prague): On the Computational Complexity of Matroid Minors
Michal Koucky (Montreal/Prague): Complexity measures through the lense of Kolmogorov
Kerry Ojakian (Prague): Ramsey Lower Bounds in Bounded Arithmetic
Antonina Kolokolova (Prague): Systems of bounded arithmetic from descriptive complexity
Neil Thapen (Oxford): Weak theories of linear algebra
Pavel Pudlak (Prague): Hard principles based on games
  Kostya Khanin (Newton Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom): Directed polymers in random potentials

Organizing committee

Please contact session chairs for the possibility of delivering a short presentation.

Local information

The mathematical weeekend will take place in the newly reconstructed building of the
School of Computer Science of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, which is located in the very historical Prague's quarter Mala Strana, just below the Prague Castle (see the photo).

The accommodation can be reserved in nearby hotels and guest rooms in student residences upon request. A limited pool of reserved rooms will be offered in first come first serve manner.

There is no conference fee charged.

Registration

Name & surname
Affiliation
E-mail
Need accomodation for period

Please register for the meeting preferably before July 1, 2004.

Information leaflet

Acknowledgement

The meeting is organized by jointly by
European Mathematical Society and Czech Mathematical Society - section of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists.

We greatly appreciate support by Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Institute for Theoretical Computer Science (ITI) and by Research Training Network COMBSTRU - Combinatorial Structure of Intractable Problems.


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