Mathematical Spring 2020 in Nizhny Novgorod HSE University
Billiards theory and natural hazard mathematics — Nizhny Novgorod HSE University invited students from across Russia to take part in the student school-conference ‘Mathematical Spring 2020. Introduction to Dynamical Systems’. The conference took place as part of the 2020 Mega-Grants programme supported by the Government of the Russian Federation.
The range of topics discussed at the conference was truly impressive: billiards theory, homotopy theory, natural hazard mathematics, dynamically defined Cantor sets, and other areas related to dynamic systems were chosen by young mathematicians for their reports.
The students had the opportunity to share the findings of their research with the expert community and to attend mini-lectures by Alfonso Sorrentino (University of Rome Tor Vergata), Arkady Peekovsky (University of Potsdam), Tobias Kaiser (University of Passau), Sergey Maksimenko (Institute of Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine), Victor Kleptsyn (Institut de Recherche Mathématique de Rennes), Evgeny Volkov (Lebedev Physical Institute), Anton Gorodetsky (University of California Irvine), and other world-renowned mathematicians.
The icing on the cake for the participants was the presentation of the international English-language double degree ‘Mathematics’ master’s programme . The programme was launched in the Nizhny Novgorod campus of the HSE University last year, in cooperation with the University of Passau (Germany). Some representatives of the University of Passau attended the presentation, so the participants were able to ask them questions about studying and living in Germany. As this is a double-degree programme, students have the opportunity to study in Germany for a year and graduate with a degree from the University of Passau in addition to the degree they receive from HSE University.