# Invited Speakers

**Paola Antonietti**

Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

##### Paola F. Antonietti

**Paola F. Antonietti**is Head of the Laboratory of Modelling and Scientific Computing MOX and Professor of Numerical Analysis at Politecnico di Milano. Her research concerns the approximate solution of differential problems with applications to computational neurosciences and engineering seismology. In 2020, she received the ECCOMAS Jacques Louis Lions Award. She is a recipient of the ERC Synergy Grant 2023.

**Shiri Artstein-Avidan**

Tel Aviv University (Israel)

##### Shiri Artstein-Avidan

**Shiri Artstein-Avidan,**Professor in the Pure Mathematics Department, Tel Aviv University, working in the field of Asymptotic Geometric Analysis. Upon completion of her PhD spent two years at Princeton and the IAS. Since 2006 has been a senior faculty member at Tel Aviv University. Was awarded the Haim Nessyahu Prize, an Alon fellowship, the Krill Prize, the Erdos Prize and the Kadar Family Award.

**David Aspero**

University of East Anglia (UK)

*Joint talk with Ralf Schindler*

##### David Aspero

**David Aspero**work in set theory, mostly in the areas of forcing, forcing axioms, large cardinals, and combinatorial set theory. He is an associate professor at the University of East Anglia. In 2022, Ralf Schindler and was awarded the 5th Hausdorff medal (European Set Theory Society) and in 2023 a Best Paper Prize (Beijing Institute for Mathematical Sciences and Applications).

**Balázs Bárány**

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)

##### Balázs Bárány

**Balázs Bárány**obtained his Ph.D. in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Károly Simon at Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics (BUTE). He had postdoc positions at the Polish Acad. Sci., the Univ. of Warwick, and the Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem. Since 2018, he has been an Associate Professor at BUTE. He has been awarded the Paul Erdős Prize of the Hungarian Acad. Sci. in 2020. His work focuses on fractal geometry, and is particularly interested in non-conformal structures.

**Roland Bauerschmidt**

University of Cambridge (UK)

##### Roland Bauerschmidt

**Roland Bauerschmidt**is a Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. His research interests center around probability theory, analysis, and mathematical physics, and in particular their applications to statistical physics and quantum field theory.

**Dorin Bucur**

Université de Savoie (France)

##### Dorin Bucur

**Dorin Bucur**got his PhD at the Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1995. He then became a CNRS researcher in Besançon until 2002 when he moved as professor at Université de Metz. Since 2007, he is professor at Université Savoie Mont Blanc. Dorin is a senior honorary member of Institut Universitaire de France. His research interests are focused on the analysis of free boundary problems and spectral theory.

**Lev Buhovsky**

Tel Aviv University (Israel)

##### Lev Buhovsky

**Lev Buhovsky**earned his PhD in 2010 from Tel Aviv University under the supervision of Professor Paul Biran. He spent his postdoctoral studies at MSRI and University of Chicago. He works as a full professor at Tel Aviv University. His research interests include symplectic geometry and analysis. In 2019 he received the Erdös prize of the Israeli Mathematical Union.

**Angel Castro**

Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas ICMAT (Spain)

##### Ángel Castro

I did my PhD in the CSIC and defended it in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2010. Then I did postdocs in the École Normale Supérieure de Paris and in the UAM. In 2013 I got a Ramón y Cajal contract and, in 2017, I got a permanent position in the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT) as “Científico Titular”. My professional career has been focused on the study of the incompressible fluids mechanics.

**Vida Dujmovic**

University of Ottawa (Canada)

*Joint talk with David Wood*

##### Vida Dujmovic

**Vida Dujmovic**is a professor of Computer Science at University of Ottawa, Canada. Her main research contributions are in geometric and structural graph theory. She is a University Research Chair.

Her awards include: NSERC doctoral award, the Early Researcher Award by the Ontario government and research excellence awards by University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Canada.

**Giovanni Forni**

University of Maryland (USA)

##### Giovanni Forni

**Giovanni Forni**received his undergraduate degree from the University of Bologna and his Ph. D. from Princeton University in 1993 under J. N. Mather. He has held positions at Princeton, Northwestern, Paris XI and Toronto before moving to the University of Maryland in 2007. He was an invited speaker at the 2002 ICM and a recipient of the Michael Brin prize in Dynamical Systems in 2008. His research focuses on ergodic theory of parabolic systems, on Teichmüller and homogeneous dynamics, with applications to billiards in polygons and to number theory.

**Nikos Frantzikinakis**

University of Crete (Greece)

##### Nikos Frantzikinakis

**Nikos Frantzikinakis**was born in Greece and received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Crete. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2002 under the supervision of Yitzhak Katznelson. After a three-year postdoctoral position at the Pennsylvania State University and a one-year postdoctoral position at IAS in Princeton, he joined the faculty at the University of Memphis as an assistant professor. In 2009 he moved to the University of Crete where he is currently a full professor. His research interests are in the area of ergodic theory with connections to combinatorics and number theory.

**Adam Harper**

University of Warwick (UK)

##### Adam Harper

I am a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, UK, where I have been since 2016. Prior to that I held postdoctoral positions in Cambridge and in Montreal. I am originally from Lowestoft, UK. My research primarily deals with analytic and probabilistic number theory, most recently focusing on the statistical behaviour of multiplicative functions, and their connection with a probabilistic object called multiplicative chaos.

**David Hernandez**

Université Paris Cité (France)

##### David Hernandez

**David Hernandez**David Hernandez defended his PhD thesis in 2004 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Then he was a CNRS researcher and he has been a full Professor at Université Paris Cité since 2010. His research domain is representation theory, currently in relation to cluster algebras, quiver varieties and quantum integral models. He was a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. He was the recipient of the Jacques Herbrand Prize, of an ERC Consolidator grant and of the France-Berkeley fund award.

https://webusers.imj-prg.fr/~david.hernandez/

**Nina Holden**

Courant Institute (USA)

##### Nina Holden

**Nina Holden**is Norwegian and took her bachelor and master degrees at the University of Oslo. She completed her PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018 under the supervision of Scott Sheffield. She was then a postdoc at ETH Zurich, and since fall 2022 she has been an Associate Professor at the Courant Institute at New York University. Her research is in probability theory and mathematical physics.

**Barbara Kaltenbacher**

University of Klagenfurt (Austria)

##### Barbara Kaltenbacher

The main emphasis of my research lies in Inverse Problems and their regularization, where I have co-authored three monographs and contributed about 100 papers. As this also requires modeling, analysis and numerics of the corresponding forward problems, I got involved in several application related topics such as piezoelectricty, hysteresis in magnetics and ferroelectrics, and nonlinear acoustics; the latter has become another focus of my research with a monograph co-authorship and more than 30 papers so far.

**Matti Lassas**

University of Helsinki (Finland)

##### Matti Lassas

**Matti Lassas**is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Helsinki, Finland and the director of Centre of Excellence on Inverse Modelling and Imaging. He completed his PhD in 1996 at the University of Helsinki. His research comprises inverse problems, partial differential equations, and mathematics of machine learning. He is a recipient of the Calderon price, Vaisala prize, E.J. Nyström Prize and an ERC advanced grant in 2023.

**Ursula Ludwig**

University of Münster (Germany)

##### Ursula Ludwig

Ursula Ludwig got her PhD in 2004 from the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. After short postdocs in Paris, Marseille, Oxford and Edinburgh, she worked as a research associate in Freiburg (2004-2012). She held interim professorships at the FU Berlin and at Bonn and has spent two years at ParisOrsay as a Marie Curie IEF Fellow (2012-2014). Currently she works at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Munster.The main focus of her research lies in the interaction of (global) analysis, geometry and topology on singular and stratified spaces. She has worked on Morse-Novikov theory and the Witten deformation as well as on de Rham theorems for singular spaces. Recently, she has proved the Cheeger-Muller theorem for spaces with isolated conical singularities, solving a long open problem in global analysis of these spaces.

**Michael Magee**

Durham University (UK)

##### Michael Magee

**Michael Magee**obtained his Ph.D. in 2014 from U.C. Santa Cruz. After postdoctoral positions at IAS Princeton and Yale, he moved to Durham University where he has been a Professor since 2021. He is the winner of a Whitehead Prize (2021) and Philip Leverhulme prize (2023). In academic year 23-24 he is a von Neumann Fellow at IAS Princeton.

**Svitlana Mayboroda**

ETH Zürich and University of Minnesota (USA)

##### Svitlana Mayboroda

**Svitlana Mayboroda**was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She received her PhD at the University of Missouri in 2005, and after that held postdoctoral positions at the Ohio State University, Australian National University and Brown University. She worked at Purdue University from 2008 to 2011 and moved to the University of Minnesota in 2011. Professor Mayboroda has been the McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota since 2020. In 2023 she joined ETH Zurich.

Svitlana Mayboroda's awards include, in particular, the US Blavatnik National Award in 2023, the AWM-Sadosky Prize in Analysis in 2014, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2010. She was an invited speaker at the ICM in 2018. Since 2018, Professor Mayboroda has been the Director of the Simons Collaboration on the Localization of Waves, a large interdisciplinary project devoted to the behavior of waves in disordered media.

**Anton Mellit**

University of Vienna (Austria)

##### Anton Mellit

**Anton Mellit**received his higher education at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and went to Bonn to work on his PhD under Don Zagier. After completing PhD in 2008 he was postdoc in Bonn, Cologne, Trieste and Klosterneuburg. In 2017 he joined University of Vienna, where he is now Associate Professor. His main interests are algebraic geometry, representation theory, combinatorics and number theory.

**Pablo Mira**

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)

##### Pablo Mira

**Pablo Mira**is full professor at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain). He defended his PhD thesis in 2003. His research field is Geometric Analysis, with a special emphasis on minimal surfaces, constant mean curvature surfaces and two-dimensional geometric PDEs. He was an invited speaker at ICM 2010 (Hyderabad), and was awarded in 2007 the Rubio de Francia Prize by the Spanish Royal Mathematical Society.

**James Newton**

University of Oxford (UK)

##### James Newton

**James Newton**is a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD from Imperial College London in 2011 and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London, followed by a lectureship at King’s College London. His research interests are in algebraic number theory, particularly the arithmetic of automorphic forms. With Jack Thorne, he was awarded one of the 2023 AMS Cole Prizes in Number Theory.

**Steve Oudot**

INRIA and École Polytechnique (France)

##### Steve Oudot

**Steve Oudot**is a Senior Researcher at Inria and a Professor at Ecole Polytechnique. In 2022-23 he was also a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Oslo. He earned his PhD from Ecole Polytechnique in 2005, and his Habilitation from Université d'Orsay in 2014. His work focuses on topological data analysis and its interactions with a variety of subjects, ranging from homological algebra and representation theory, to computational geometry, optimal transport, machine learning and statistics.

**Stefanie Petermichl**

Universität of Würzburg (Germany)

##### Stefanie Petermichl

**Stefanie Petermichl**is a harmonic analyst best known for work related to singular integrals. Her doctoral advisor was Alexander Volberg. She won the Salem Prize in 2006 for work on several crucial impacts to the theory of vector valued singular integrals. In 2012 she was awarded the Ernest Dechelle Prize of the French academy of science. She was an invited speaker at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, speaking in the section on analysis and operator algebras.

**David Pérez-García**

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

##### David Pérez-García

**David Pérez-García**is professor of mathematical analysis at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is interested in the mathematical side of quantum information theory. In particular, he has pioneered new connections between functional analysis and quantum non-locality, and between computability and quantum many body systems. He has also contributed to the development of the mathematical theory of tensor networks as a tool to classify exotic quantum phases of matter.

**Pavel Pudlak**

Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)

##### Pavel Pudlák

**Pavel Pudlák**was born in Prague in 1952. After his studies at Charles University, he joined the research team at the Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He worked at many universities and research institutes in the USA and Germany, but spent most of his career in Prague. He has been working mainly in mathematical logic, combinatorics, computational complexity, and proof complexity.

**Mario Salvetti**

University of Pisa (Italy)

##### Mario Salvetti

**Mario Salvetti**has been a full professor of Geometry since 1994. He graduated and completed al-most his entire academic career at the University of Pisa: he became a ‘ricercatore’ during his 'per-fezionamento' at the Scuola Normale Superiore, then an associate professor in Pisa and a full pro-fessor at the University of Basilicata, then at the University of L'Aquila and finally again in Pisa from 1999-'00. He was director of the Department of Mathematics from 2003 to 2010.

**Ralf Schindler**

Universität Münster (Germany)

*Joint talk with David Aspero*

##### Ralf Schindler

**Ralf Schindler**was born in the FRG in 1965, was a winner in the Federal Math Competition in 1982, and studied Philosophy at Munich. After having completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics in Bonn in 1996 he was a PostDoc at Berkeley and Vienna until in 2003 he became a Full Professor of Set Theory at the University of Münster. In 2022 he received the Hausdorff Medal of the European Set Theory Society and in 2023 the Best Paper Award in Beijing, China, both times jointly with David Asperó. His research area is Inner Model Theory and the theory of Forcing Axioms.

**Saul Schleimer**

University of Warwick (UK)

##### Saul Schleimer

**Saul Schleimer** received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 2007 he has lectured at the University of Warwick, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Schleimer is a geometric topologist. His other interests include combinatorial group theory and computation. He is especially interested in the visualisation of ideas from these fields. To promote such work, and outreach more generally, he co-founded the Illustrating Mathematics illustratingmath.org Steering Committee in 2022.

**Stefan Schwede**

University of Bonn (Germany)

##### Stefan Schwede

**Stefan Schwede**is professor of mathematics at the University of Bonn since 2003. He had received his mathematical education at Bielefeld University, and previosuly worked as a postdoc at MIT and as leader of a Junior Research Group at Münster University. He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. His area of expertise is algebraic topology, with emphasis on stable and equivariant homotopy theory.

**Alessandro Sisto**

Heriot-Watt University (UK)

##### Alessandro Sisto

**Alessandro Sisto**specialises in geometric group theory, with particular focus on Gromov-hyperbolicity. He obtained his PhD in 2013 at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Cornelia Drutu. He then moved to ETH Zurich, first as a postdoc and later, since 2015, as assistant professor, before moving to Heriot-Watt University in 2020. In 2018 he won the Kamil Duszenko award, which is granted yearly to an early career researcher in geometric group theory and related areas.

**Yilin Wang**

Institut Des Hautes Études Scientifiques IHES (France)

##### Yilin Wang

**Yilin Wang**is a junior professor at IHES since 2022. Her research lies at the interface of probability theory, Teichmüller theory, and mathematical physics. After a thesis (2015-2019) carried out at ETH Zurich, she joined MIT as a CLE Moore Instructor (2019-2022) and conducted research at MSRI as a Strauch postdoctoral fellow during the spring semester of 2022. She is a recipient of the 2022 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize and an ERC starting grant (2024-2028).

**Michael Wemyss**

University of Glasgow (UK)

##### Michael Wemyss

**Michael Wemyss**holds The Chair of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow. He received his PhD in 2008 from Bristol under the supervision of Aidan Schofield, before holding postdoc positions in Nagoya and Oxford, then a lectureship in Edinburgh in 2010. His main research interest lies at the interface between noncommutative and homological algebra on one hand, and the minimal model program on the other, and he remains perpetually puzzled as to the precise relationship between the two.

He received an LMS Whitehead Prize in 2017, shared the Adams Prize in 2020, and currently holds an ERC Consolidator Grant.

**David Wood**

Monash University (Australia)

*Joint talk with Vida Dujmovic*

##### David Wood

**David Wood**is a graph theorist working at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His main research contributions are in graph product structure theory, graph minor theory, graph treewidth, graphs on surfaces, graph colouring, extremal graph theory, geometric graph theory, poset dimension, and graph drawing. Wood is also Deputy Director of the Mathematical Research Institute MATRIX.