University of Primorska Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies

Monday, 7 October 2019 Volker Mehrmann, Maria Esteban, and Martin Bridson to visit Slovenia in the run-up to the 8ECM


Today marks the beginning of a week-long visit to Slovenia by three distinguished mathematicians closely associated with the upcoming 8th European Congress of Mathematics (8ECM): Professor Volker Mehrmann (Technische Universität Berlin), President of the European Mathematical Society, Professor Maria J. Esteban (Université Paris-Dauphine), chair of the 8ECM Scientific Committee, and Professor Martin R. Bridson FRS (University of Oxford), chair of the 8ECM Prize Committee.

Today’s schedule in Ljubljana begins with a reception at the Presidential Palace hosted by the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, after which Professors Mehrmann, Esteban and Bridson will give lectures at a colloquium at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (UL FMF).

On the photo (from left): UP Rector, Professor Dragan Marušič, Professor Martin R. Bridson FRS, UP FAMNIT Dean, Prof. Dr. Klavdija Kutnar, President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, Professor Maria J. Esteban, Professor Volker Mehrmann and Prof. Dr. Tomaž Pisanski

Tomorrow, on Tuesday, they will travel to Koper where they will attend a reception at the Rectorate of the University of Primorska hosted by UP rector Professor Dragan Marušič, before giving public lectures at a seminar at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Information Technologies (UP FAMNIT).

From Koper, the visit will proceed to the Congress Centre Bernadin in Portorož, venue for the 8ECM in July 2020, for further meetings.

On the photo (from left): Professor Martin R. Bridson FRS, Prof. Dr. Tomaž Pisanski, Professor Volker Mehrmann, UP FAMNIT Dean, Prof. Dr. Klavdija Kutnar and Professor Maria J. Esteban

We extend our thanks and a warm welcome to Professors Mehrmann, Esteban, and Bridson on the occasion of their visit to Slovenia. 

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