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Open University Skolkovo brings Professor Don Zagier of the Collège de France to Moscow

Mon 2:00 PM - Thu 3:00 PM
Mon 24 Oct 2011 2:00 PM - Thu 27 Oct 2011 3:00 PM (UTC+03:00) Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd

Two open lectures will be held on 24–27 October with the support of the Open University Skolkovo as part of the visit to Russia by Don Zagier, the well known Professor at the Collège de France and Director the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics.

The first lecture by Don Zagier, in English, on the subject “From number theory to black holes”, will take place on 24 October. It will be devoted to the relationship between true and false functions in number theory. A discussion of the development of Moscow mathematics and mathematical education is planned. Young Master’s students, post-graduate students and anyone else interested will be able to have their say on this subject.

Venue: Moscow, Polytechnical Museum, ¾, Novaya Ploshchad, entry 9, Malaya auditorium

Starts: 18.30

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In addition, Don Zagier will give the following lectures:

25 October at 13.00

“Arithmetic properties of quantum invariants of manifolds” at the A.N. Tyurin Annual Memorial Conference.

Venue: Institute of Mathematics of Russian Academy of Sciences, 8, ul. Gubkina (conference hall, eighth floor)

26 October at 18.00 

“The arithmetic of multiple zeta values” at the weekly seminar “Homological and homotopical methods in geometry”

Venue: Higher School of Economics department of mathematics (7, ul. Vavilova, second floor, room 317-319)

27 October at 15.40

“Teichmueller curves on Hilbert modular surfaces” at the “Globus” seminar taking place as part of the “Global Fields” conference.

Venue: Independent University of Moscow, 11, Bolshoy Vlasyevsky pereulok (room on third floor)

Entry to all the lectures is free. Please bring your passport with you.