Leipzig–Budapest and back – In close exchange with Hungary

Published 14.07.2023

Our institute – especially the group around our director László Székelyhidi – has been maintaining an intensive scientific exchange with Hungarian researchers for some time. Individual collaborative projects are accompanied by jointly organized scientific events. We aim to intensify the scientific interlinking of both countries significantly in the coming years.

The kick-off this year was a Spring School on current problems in mathematical fluid mechanics, organized together with the Alfréd Rényi Institute for Mathematics in Budapest. Hungarian undergraduate students have been encouraged to apply in a nationwide call for applications and were invited to a one-week intensive exchange with Leipzig students. This way, they not only got a taste of partial differential equations, but also promising personal contacts. Lectures, tutorials, and interactive mini-courses gave them insights into some of the great problems in mathematical fluid mechanics from the perspective of the analysis of partial differential equations.

The following Leipzig–Budapest event took place last week at the Erdős Center in Budapest with a “Workshop on Moffat's Problem of Magnetic Relaxation“. Scientists from Prof. Székelyhidi's Applied Analysis Group came together with international experts such as Miklós Abért from the Renyi Institute, Yann Brenier from École Polytechnique / CNRS Paris, Daniel Faraco from Universidad Autonoma Madrid and Zoltán Balogh from the University of Bern for a series of lectures accompanied by intensive scientific discussions. The highlight of this workshop came in the form of a colloquium with Alexander Shnirelman from Concordia University Montreal.