Following the visit of Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon in Finland as part of the Maupertuis program, the Finnish Mathematics Society will be pleased to welcome him again to Helsinki as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations, especially for the public Panel discussion “Mathematics in the Future Society “which will be held in English on November 30 from 14:00 to 15:30 in the Great Hall of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki..


Program

Panel discussion
Mathematics in the Future Society
30.11.2018

This unique occasion investigates in depth the role of mathematics and its education in the near future. The panel consists of top representatives from academia, business and Ministry of Education and Culture.
The panel takes place on Friday Nov 30. at 14.00-15.30 in the Great Hall of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki. The panelists are

  • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council
  • Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University, president of the International Mathematical Union 2011-2014
  • Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary of the Ministery of Education and Culture
  • Jorma Ollila, CEO of Nokia 1992-2006 and chairman of Royal Dutch Shell 2006-2015
  • Stanislav Smirnov, Chebyshev Laboratory, St. Petersburg State University, and Université de Genève, Fields medalist 2010.

The panel is chaired by professor Antti Kupiainen.

The occasion is part of the conference Celebration of Mathematics: 150 years of the Finnish Mathematical Society
Celebration of Mathematics: 150 years of the Finnish Mathematical Society

In addition to the panel, the conference features talks of leading mathematicians
from various areas of mathematics. Fox example, the inventor of Daubechies wavelets,
Ingrid Daubechies, will describe how mathematics may be used studying and
understanding art works, their manufacture process and their state of conservation.
There is this also a chance to meet e.g. the Fields Medalists Stanislav Smirnov and
Alessio Figalli, or the Finnish young mathematician Kaisa Matomäki who recently
won two prestigious international prizes – SASTRA-Ramanujan Prize in 2016 and
in 2018 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize.

For more information, please contact
Professor Eero Saksman (HY)