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02/07/2018 07/07/2018

Summer School on the Foundations of Geometry in Historical Perspective

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig organizes a Summer School on the Foundations of Geometry in Historical Perspective. The School deals with a selection of topics in history of geometry, philosophy of geometry, and the history and the contemporary perspectives on the foundations of geometry. The School is open to PhD students writing a dissertation in any of the related field, as well as to Master Students in their final years who have a strong interest in the discipline, and post-doctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD since no more than five years and whose main field of research are the history and the foundations of geometry.

The School will take place in Leipzig from Monday, the 2nd of July, to Saturday, the 7th of July, 2018. The six days of the School are dedicated to an intensive series of lectures and discussions on various aspects of the history of the foundations of geometry, given by leading experts in the field.

The six professors lecturing at the School are:

  • Andrew Arana (Université Pantheon-Sorbonne)
  • Vincenzo De Risi (CNRS, Paris)
  • Jeremy Gray (Open University, Milton Keynes)
  • Gerhard Heinzmann (Archives Poincaré, Nancy)
  • Jürgen Jost (MPI MiS, Leipzig)
  • Victor Pambuccian (Arizona State University, Phoenix)

A trip to Dresden will be arranged for all participants on Thursday, the 5th of July, to visit the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments) in the Zwinger Palace.

The organizers of the School will take care of the accommodation of all the participants in Leipzig, of the morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks as well as lunches during the days of the School.

Limited funds are available to cover the travel expenses to Leipzig from abroad. Please specify your financial needs in the application form.

Applications may be submitted electronically by April 2nd, 2018. The outcome of the evaluation process will be communicated by April 25th, 2018 at the latest.

  • Master students should provide:
    • a letter of intent explaining their interest in the foundations of geometry;
    • a Curriculum Vitae;
    • a letter of recommendation by their supervisor.
  • PhD students should provide:
    • a letter of intent explaining their interest in the foundations of geometry;
    • a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications (if any);
    • a five-page exposé of their dissertation, as well as the names of their supervisors.
  • Post-doctoral researchers should provide:
    • a letter of intent explaining their interest in the foundations of geometry;
    • a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications;
    • a writing sample (a paper or a chapter of the dissertation).

The relevant documents may be written in English, French, or German. All the lectures and discussions of the School will be in English, and the applicants are requested to be able to explain their views on geometry in this language.

The Summer School is supported by SPHère.

For questions concerning the School, please contact

  • Antje Vandenberg

The organizers

  • Vincenzo De Risi
  • Jürgen Jost

Program

Jul 2, 2018
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30 Vincenzo De Risi (Université Paris-Diderot – CNRS, Paris, France)
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45 Jeremy Gray (The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00 Andrew Arana (Université Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France)
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00 Gerhard Heinzmann (Archives Poincaré, Nancy, France)
15:00 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:15 Victor Pambuccian (Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA)
16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30 Jürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
Jul 3, 2018
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30 Jeremy Gray (The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45 Jeremy Gray (The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00 Victor Pambuccian (Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA)
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00 Vincenzo De Risi (Université Paris-Diderot – CNRS, Paris, France)
15:00 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:15 Andrew Arana (Université Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France)
16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30 Gerhard Heinzmann (Archives Poincaré, Nancy, France)
Jul 4, 2018
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30 Gerhard Heinzmann (Archives Poincaré, Nancy, France)
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45 Gerhard Heinzmann (Archives Poincaré, Nancy, France)
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00 Jeremy Gray (The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00 Jürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
15:00 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:15 Pierluigi Graziani (Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy)
16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30 Vincenzo De Risi (Université Paris-Diderot – CNRS, Paris, France)
Jul 5, 2018
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30 Andrew Arana (Université Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France)
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45 Andrew Arana (Université Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France)
12:00 - 19:00
Jul 6, 2018
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30 Vincenzo De Risi (Université Paris-Diderot – CNRS, Paris, France)
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45 Vincenzo De Risi (Université Paris-Diderot – CNRS, Paris, France)
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00 Jürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00 Victor Pambuccian (Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA)
15:00 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:15 Andrew Arana (Université Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France)
16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30 Jeremy Gray (The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Jul 7, 2018
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30 Victor Pambuccian (Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA)
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45 Victor Pambuccian (Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA)
11:45 - 12:15
12:15 - 13:15 Jürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)

Participants

Andrew Arana

Université Pantheon-Sorbonne, France

Viktor Blåsjö

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Wentao Cao

Leipzig University, Germany

Davide Crippa

Université Paris Diderot, Italy

Vincenzo De Risi

Université Paris-Diderot – CNRS, France

Emily Donovan

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Marzieh Eidi

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Antonella Foligno

University of Urbino, Italy

Eduardo Giovannini

CONICET/Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina

Jeremy Gray

The Open University, United Kingdom

Pierluigi Graziani

Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy

Gerhard Heinzmann

Archives Poincaré, France

Henning Heller

Universität Wien, Austria

Parvaneh Joharinad

Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran

Jürgen Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Enno Keßler

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Khazhgali Kozhasov

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Rosie Lev-Halutz

Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Xianqing Li-Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Biying Ling

University of Chicago, USA

Jemma Lorenat

Pitzer College, USA

Nicolas Michel

Université Paris-Diderot (Paris VII), France

Francesco Moiraghi

Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Stella Moon

University of California, Irvine, USA

Razieh-Sadat Mousavi

Humboldt University, Germany

Victor Pambuccian

Arizona State University, USA

Adwait Parker

Stanford, USA

Tabea Rohr

Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Deutschland

Areejit Samal

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), India

Orla Slattery

Mary Immaculate College, the University of Limerick, Ireland

Giovanni Sommazzi

University of Milan (Università degli studi di Milano), Italy

Julia Struwe

Leipzig University, Germany

Tat Dat Tran

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Ruijun Wu

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Ya Xi

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Marius Yamakou

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Jingyong Zhu

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany

Scientific Organizers

Vincenzo De Risi

CNRS (Paris), France

Jürgen Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig), Germany

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig), Germany Contact via Mail