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The newsletter will be back in February after a short break.



Roope Uola - SNSF Ambizione Grant

Geneva, Switzerland

img_news_1Our Postdoc member Roope Uola (UNIGE, N. Brunner’s Group) received an SNSF Ambizione Grant starting in Jan 2022 for his project "Quantum measurement resources: theory and applications"”. More »

Press Coverage for the Pschitt!

Geneva, Switzerland

img_news_1Press coverage for the recently published outreach initiative PSCHITT! A collection of experiments encouraging children's interested in science. More »

Cours et Prix Claude-Antoine Peccot 2021-2022

Zurich, Switzerland

img_news_1Congratulations to Pierrick Bousseau (ETH Zurich) who received the Cours et Prix Claude-Antoine Peccot 2021-2022 which distinguishes the most promising young mathematicians. The prize is traditionally awarded at the June meeting of the Collège de France, on the proposal of the mathematics professors. More »

Carmin.tv broadcasting platform for mathematics


img_news_1Carmin.tv is an audio-visual broadcasting platform for mathematics and its interactions with other sciences. The platform currently hosts around 4,500 videos from mathematical conferences and exchanges and includes talks by some of our members. More »

Dialogue between Quantum Physics and Arya Nagarjuna’s Philosophy of Emptiness

Geneva, Switzerland

img_news_1This Saturday, 11th of December 2021 at 6 PM- 8 PM (IST) Nicolas Gisin (UNIGE) will participate in a live-streamed public discussion the Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dehli, More »

Quantum Force

Geneva, Switzerland

img_news_1The UNIGE December CAMPUS issue entitled Quantum Force, mentions the work of some of our members: Nicolas Brunner pg. 20; Nicolas Gisin pg. 26; Géraldine Haack pg. 40 More »

Open Postdoctoral position in Zurich - Quantum Information Theory Group

Zurich, Switzerland

img_news_1 Open Postdoctoral position in Renato Renner's (ETH Zurich) Quantum Information Theory Group. Application deadline: 31 January, 2022. Application deadline: 31 January, 2022 More »

A conversation with Vincent Tassion

Geneva, Switzerland

img_news_1Have you read our Perspectives Journal's Conversation with Vincent Tassion (ETH Zurich)? In this interview Vincent speaks to us about his research and academic path... More »

How to get children interested in science?

Fribourg-Geneva-Lausanne, Switzerland

img_news_1How to get children interested in science? Nothing could be easier now with PSCHITT! a collection of experiments recently published by the Espace des inventions, the University of Fribourg, EPFL and University of Geneva. More »

Viera Klasovitá invited to present at ETH Day 2021

Zurich, Switzerland

img_news_1This year’s ETH Day 2021 (20th of Nov) was particularly important as ETH Zurich celebrated its 166th anniversary together with guests from research, politics, and industry. Amongst some of the Speakers were the ETH Rector and President Sarah Springman as well as the Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga. More »

Farewell lecture by our member Nicolas Gisin (UNIGE)

Geneva, Switzerland

img_news_1Even geniuses make mistakes! Professor Nicolas Gisin proposes to explain Einstein's 3 mistakes for his farewell lesson. More »

A deal with the devil: making sense of divergent series

Berlin, Germany

img_news_1Berlin Mathematics Research Center online talk by our member Marcos Mariño (UNIGE) "A deal with the devil: making sense of divergent series" on 3rd of December at 14:15. More »

A conversation with Alba Grassi

Geneva, Switzerland

img_news_1Have you read our Perspective Journal's conversation with Alba Grassi (CERN & UNIGE)? More »

Science on Stage Switzerland!

Geneva, Switzerland

img_news_1Previously scheduled for November 2020, the Swiss national selection finally took place on Saturday 13th of November 2021 at Technorama in Winterthur. For the second consecutive time, our Outreach Officer Shaula Fiorelli participated as a member of the jury. More »

Alessio Figalli in conversation with Roberta Fulci

Online event

img_news_1As part of the Three Stations for Art-Science Meetings, our member Alessio Figalli (ETH Zurich) will be meeting Roberta Fulci, a mathematician by training, as well as journalist and speaker at Radio3Scienza. More »

Women scientists visit local schools!

Geneva, Switzerland

img_news_1Since 2015, the UN has proclaimed 11th of February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year, for the fourth consecutive time, Mathscope will participate to the "Women scientists visit local schools" from 7th to 11th February 2022 in Geneva. More »

First Kinetic Theory Seminar

Basel, Switzerland

img_news_1The Kinetic Theory Seminar will bring the Swiss Kinetic Community together and will consists of one (2 hours) seminar per semester, held alternatively at UniBas and at ETH Zurich. More »



Winter School in Mathematical Physics 2022

09/01/2022 - 14/01/2022
Les Diablerets - Switzerland

img_events_10The Winter School will take place in Hybrid Format. Please note that the number of onsite participants is restricted to 65. Online registrations are also possible. Onsite registration deadline: 5th December 2021. Online registration deadline: 15th December 2021More »

Conference in honor of J.-P. Eckmann (UniGE)

07/06/2022 - 10/06/2022
Geneva - Switzerland

img_events_10The conference has been postponed to 2022, (previous dates: 22-25 June 2020 and 7-10 June 2021). This conference will bring together students and close collaborators of Jean-Pierre Eckmann on the occasion of his 50 years at the University of Geneva. More »

From Subfactors to Quantum Topology - In memory of Vaughan Jones

27/06/2022 - 01/07/2022
Geneva - Switzerland

img_events_10Eminent mathematician and Fields Medal winner in 1990, Vaughan Jones was particularly attached to the University of Geneva. His research work but also his enthusiasm and generosity have deeply marked all those who had a chance to work with him and who wish to pay him a vibrant tribute through this conference in his memory. More »



Pierrick Bousseau

Assistant Professor

Location: ETH Zurich

Projects: Geometry, Topology and Physics

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Fabio Apruzzi

AEC fellow

Workgroup: S. Reffert

Projects: String Theory

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Paulo Mourão

PhD Student

Workgroup: M. Mariño

Projects: String Theory; Geometry, Topology and Physics

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Manuel Tecchiolli

PhD Student

Workgroup: A. Cattaneo

Projects: String Theory; Geometry, Topology and Physics

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Pietro Longhi

Senior Lecturer

New Location: Uppsala University

Projects: String Theory, Field Theory

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Online Events

img_events_6Our events are being held online

December 2021
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Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems Seminar

Hosted by: University of Zurich

06/12/2021 - Speaker: Valérie Berthé (IRIF, Université de Paris)
Title: Symbolic discrepancy and Pisot dynamics

Global Poisson Webinar series

Hosted by: University of Geneva

02/12/2021 - Speaker: Peter Crooks (Northeastern University)
Title: Symplectic reduction along a submanifold

09/12/2021 - Speaker: Frances Kirwan (Oxford)
Title: TBA

16/12/2021 - Speaker: Jim Stasheff (University of Pennsylvania)
Title: TBA

20/01/2022 - Speaker: Alexey Bolsinov (Loughborough University)
Title: TBA

[K-OS] Knot Online Seminar

Hosted by: University of Geneva

02/12/2021 - Speaker: Cristina Anghel (Université de Genève)
Title: Coloured Jones and coloured Alexander invariants from two Lagrangians intersected in a symmetric power of a surface

09/12/2021 - Speaker: Richard Schwartz (Brown University)
Title: On the optimal paper Moebius band

16/12/2021 - Speaker: Roland van der Veen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Title: Hopf algebras and 3-manifolds

QFT, Strings and Beyond

Hosted by: ETH Zurich

07/12/2021 - Speaker: David Tennyson (Imperial College London)
Title: Topological strings at 1-loop from double complexes

Talks in mathematical physics

Hosted by: ETH Zurich

02/12/2021 - Speaker: Johannes Brödel (ETH Zurich)
Title: Recursions on Riemann surfaces with marked points: string-theoretic applications at genus zero and genus one

09/12/2021 - Speaker: Per Moosavi (ETH Zurich)
Title: A geometric approach to driven inhomogeneous conformal field theory

16/12/2021 - Speaker: Tommaso Macrelli (ETH Zürich)
Title: Colour-kinematic duality, double copy and homotopy algebras




On the asymptotic growth of Birkhoff integrals for locally Hamiltonian flows and ergodicity of their extensions

Krzysztof Frączek, Corinna Ulcigrai

arXiv:2112.05939 More »


Cosmology and modified gravitational wave propagation from binary black hole population models

Michele Mancarella, Edwin Genoud-Prachex, Michele Maggiore

arXiv:2112.05728 More »


Effective dimension of machine learning models

Amira Abbas, David Sutter, Alessio Figalli, Stefan Woerner

arXiv:2112.04807 More »


2D CFTs -- Large Charge is not enough

Thiago Araujo, Omar Celikbas, Domenico Orlando, Susanne Reffert

arXiv:2112.03286 More »


Algebraic versus geometric categorification of the~Alexander polynomial: a~spectral sequence

Krzysztof K Putyra, Anna Beliakova, Louis-Hadrien Robert, Emmanuel Wagner

arXiv:2112.02428 More »


Percolation and O(1) loop model

Mikhail Khristoforov, Stanislav Smirnov

arXiv:2111.15612 More »


Testing real quantum theory in an optical quantum network

Zheng-Da Li, Ya-Li Mao, Mirjam Weilenmann, Armin Tavakoli, Hu Chen, Lixin Feng, Sheng-Jun Yang, Marc-Olivier Renou, David Trillo, Thinh P. Le, Nicolas Gisin, Antonio Acín, Miguel Navascués, Zizhu Wang, Jingyun Fan

arXiv:2111.15128 More »


Polyfunctions over General Rings

Ernst Specker, Norbert Hungerbühler, Micha Wasem

arXiv:2111.14573 More »


Near critical scaling relations for planar Bernoulli percolation without differential inequalities

Hugo Duminil-Copin, Ioan Manolescu, Vincent Tassion

arXiv:2111.14414 More »


Probing multi-particle unitarity with the Landau equations

Miguel Correia, Amit Sever, Alexander Zhiboedov

arXiv:2111.12100 More »


New renormalons from analytic trans-series

Marcos Marino, Ramon Miravitllas, Tomas Reis

arXiv:2111.11951 More »


The Next Generation Global Gravitational Wave Observatory: The Science Book

Vicky Kalogera, B.S. Sathyaprakash, Matthew Bailes, Marie-Anne Bizouard, Alessandra Buonanno, Michele Maggiore, et al.

arXiv:2111.06990 More »


Generalized Spectral Form Factors and the Statistics of Heavy Operators

Alexandre Belin, Jan de Boer, Pranjal Nayak, Julian Sonner

arXiv:2111.06373 More »


Steering-based randomness certification with squeezed states and homodyne measurements

Marie Ioannou, Bradley Longstaff, Mikkel V. Larsen, Jonas S. Neergaard-Nielsen, Ulrik L. Andersen, Daniel Cavalcanti, Nicolas Brunner, Jonatan Bohr Brask

arXiv:2111.0618606186 More »