35th Gauss Lecture

With Maryna Viazovska and Jürgen Richter-Gebert

6 July 2021 17:00
"Gauss im Netz", Screenshot aus Flyer
The 35th Gauss Lecture of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) will be held online at the University of Augsburg. The keynote speaker is the renowned mathematician Prof. Maryna Viazovska. TUM Professor Jürgen Richter-Gebert will give an introductory talk. 

The 35th Gauss Lecture will be held on 6 July 2021 at 17:00. Register in advance!

The DMV offers the Gauss Lecture twice a year for the interested public. In the lectures, well-known representatives of the field give an insight into current developments in mathematics.

Maryna Viazovska: The Leech Lattice

Maryna Viazovska

Maryna Viazovska is a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Her English-language lecture revolves around the so-called Leech lattice, which she herself describes as a magical, mathematical object.

Maryna Viazovska is a multi-award-winning Ukrainian mathematician. In 2016, she made a scientific breakthrough in the theory of the densest sphere packing - that is, the opposing arrangement of spheres of equal size that occupies the smallest space. The Leech lattice plays a role in the construction of particularly dense sphere packings.

Jürgen Richter-Gebert: Spaziergänge in der vierten Dimension

Jürgen Richter-Gebert

Prior to the keynote lecture, Professor Jürgen Richter-Gebert will give a short talk in German entitled "Walks in the fourth dimension", which will focus on discrete versions of the so-called Hopf fibering.

Jürgen Richter-Gebert is Professor of Geometry and Visualization at TUM and this year received the Communicator Award of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the "Stifterverband".