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Ruth Moufang Lectures 2023 (1st lecture)

December 7 at 17:1518:15 CET

The Ruth Moufang Lectures will have their third iteration on December 7th and 8th, 2023 in Heidelberg. We are happy to announce that our speaker will be Ariane Mézard (Sorbonne Université).

Ariane MézardColloquium “A research project for Marguerite”

In 2017, Anna Novion, screenwriter and director contacted me about her film then in writing, "Marguerite's Theorem"*. She needed a PhD subject for her main character, Marguerite, a doctoral student in mathematics. It took me a little time to understand that my favorite subject, deformations of Galois representations, would not be suited to the role. I must admit that Goldbach's conjecture, the subject chosen by Anna, lent itself better to the game. In this colloquium, I will present to you the notion of cinematic mathematics and the main results which passed the casting of this film.
*will be released in Germany in 2024.


December 7
17:15 – 18:15 CET


Heidelberg, MATHEMATIKON, Hörsaal


Gebhard Böckle
Ben Heuer
Nils Scheithauer