Random Geometric Systems

First Annual Conference

Berlin, April 11-14, 2022

Participation is limited to (associate) members of SPP2265.

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Deadline for registration: January 31, 2022.

A preliminary schedule is available below.

The Conference will start on the afternoon of Monday, April 11, and end before lunch on Thursday, April 14. The programme will include:

  • Two Guest Talks on Tuesday and Wednesday morning
  • 10-15 Project Talks
  • A Special Session on Wednesday afternoon

The Conference Dinner will take place at the conference venue on Tuesday evening.

Guest Speakers

Pierre Calka

Pierre Calka

Raphaël Salem Mathematics Laboratory, University of Rouen

Jean-Baptiste Gouéré

Jean-Baptiste Gouéré

Denis Poisson Institute, University of Tours

Aim of the Conference

This first Annual Conference will offer several opportunities for networking and to build bridges across projects and disciplines.
Thanks to Project Talks, Problem Sessions and What Is...? seminars, the participants should be able to make good use of their different backgrounds to discuss together about current and future directions of their research.

Project Talks

Each project will be given the opportunity to give a 60 (or 90) minute presentation.
This must take into account the highly heterogeneous nature of the SPP and try to overcome the "language barriers".
In particular, each talk should give an extensive overview of the background, motivation, possible connections and goals of the project. The talk may, for example, be divided into a survey by a PI and a result presentation of a young researcher.

Special Session

On Wednesday afternoon, there are going to be 2 parallel sessions:

  • Young researchers will be able to attend a series of What Is...? seminars, where postdocs will present fundamental topics of the SPP.
  • In Problem Sessions, more experienced researchers will discuss open research questions coming, for example, from modern Physics.

Preliminary schedule


13:00-14:00 Registration
14:00-14:30 Welcome Address
14:30-15:30 Project Talk
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Project Talk


8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30 First Guest Talk
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 2 Project Talks
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 2 Project Talks
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Project Talk
18:00-20:00 Conference Dinner


9:00-10:30 Second Guest Talk
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 2 Project Talks
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Special Sessions
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Special Sessions


9:00-10:30 Project Talk
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Project Talks


© Harnack-Haus.

The venue of the Conference is the Harnack-Haus at Ihnestraße 16-20, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem.
Most of the event will take place in the Hahn-Hörsaal.

The hygiene concept of the venue is available here. As of November 2021, a 2G requirement (admission only if vaccinated or recovered) is present.

Getting there

The venue is close to the U-Bahn station Freie Universität (Thielplatz), on the U3 line.

To reach it from the Zoologischer Garten train station, you can take the U9 towards Rathaus Steglitz and change at Spichernstrasse.

The organisers have reserved hotel rooms at the Harnack-Haus and at the Leonardo Hotel on Kurfürstendamm. During the registration process, you will be able to request us to book a room for you at one of these two places.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to

contact us

at spp2265_ac1@wias-berlin.de.

Homepage of the SPP2265.

Local organisers

  • Luisa Andreis
  • Tejas Iyer
  • Wolfgang König
  • Elena Magnanini
  • Alexander Zass