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The Mathematics Colloquium aims at bringing important developments within contemporary mathematics to the attention of a general public, including students, teachers, researchers from other areas and, of course, the interested public. All members of RMATH are specifically and cordially invited to attend this colloquium.

The Colloquium lectures are integrated in MAST Lecture Series for the academic year 2018/2019.



The Colloquium sessions last about one hour and they take place approximately once a month during the academic year. The schedule can be variable: however, the organisers will try to associate the Colloquium with the General Mathematics Seminar as far as possible. Half an hour before the Colloquium a special coffee break is offered to our guests and the RMATH community in the Maison du Nombre.


Colloquium on 12 June 2018, room MSA 3.370:

Prof. Dr. Michael Wolf

(Rice University, Texas)

Sheared Pleated surfaces and Limiting Configurations for Hitchin's equations


Colloquium on 17 May 2018, room MNO 1.040:

Prof. Dr. Gerard van der Geer

(VU Amsterdam)

Algebraic Curves and Modular Forms of Low Genus




Colloquium on 19 December 2017, room MNO 1.050:

Prof. Dr. René Schoof

(Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” )

Lagrange's theorem for finite algebraic groups




Colloquium on 24 May 2017, MSA 4.050:

Prof. Dr. François Labourie

(Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis)

Trees, geodesics and triangles on surfaces

Colloquium on 15 November 2016:

Prof. Dr. Gunther Cornelissen

(Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands)

Differential geometric methods in number theory



Colloquium on 20 September 2016:

Prof. Dr. Gérard Besson

(Institut Fourier Grenoble)

Examples of open subsets of S^3


Colloquium on 14 June 2016:

Prof. Dr. Francesco Caravenna

(Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Scaling and Universality in Probability

Colloquium on 23 February 2016:

Prof. Domenico Marinucci

(Rome, Tor Vergata)

The geometry of random spherical eigenfunctions

Colloquium on D15 ecember, 2015:

Prof. Jeffrey F. Brock

(Brown University, USA)

Three dimensional manifolds, Kleinian groups and hyperbolic
geometry after Thurston

Colloquium on 14 July 2015:

Prof. Francis Bonahon

(University of Southern California)

Kauffman brackets on surfaces

Colloquium on 18 June, 2015:

Prof. Bas Edixhoven

(Universiteit Leiden)

« Some elliptic curves from the real world »


Colloquium on 20 April, 2015:

Prof. Yuri Manin

(Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn & 
Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow)

« Big Bang, Blow Up, and Modular Curves: Algebraic Geometry in Cosmology »