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Gauss Lecture

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Gauss Lecture on November 17, 2023

40th public Gauss Lecture of the German Mathematical Society

Gauss is coming to Bielefeld University!

Poster for the 40th public Gauss Lecture
© Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung

Every semester, the German Mathematical Society (DMV) honours an outstanding personality in mathematics with the Gauss Lecture. In Winter Semester 2023/24, the Gauss Lecture will be held at Bielefeld University for the first time.

The event is aimed at interested members of the public.

Prof. Dr. Martin Hairer
© Martin Hairer

On Friday, November 17, 2023, Prof. Sir Martin Hairer will talk about “Coin tosses, atoms, and forest fires”. Martin Hairer is a professor of mathematics at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and at Imperial College, London and works in the field of stochastic analysis. For his research he has received many awards, including a Fields Medal and a Breakthrough Prize.

In addition, Dr. Andreas Daniel Matt, Managing Director of IMAGINARY gGmbH, will give an interactive lecture on “Experiments with art, artificial intelligence, music and climate change” (in German).

When and where

The Bielefeld Gauss Lecture will take place on Friday, November 17th, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. in the lecture hall building Y at Bielefeld University. From 3 p.m. there will be coffee and cake. The event is open to the public and free of charge. All interested parties, including from schools and universities, are welcome.

Guests at the event are invited to bring a tablet or laptop for the interactive lecture by Dr. Matt!

To support event planning, informal registration is requested by email to:

Please indicate the expected number of people in the email.

Even if you haven't had a chance to register, you are most welcome to attend!

Location: Lecture hall building Y, Bielefeld University.
Address: Konsequenz 41b, 33615 Bielefeld.

Getting there
Campus map (lecture hall building Y is marked with number 9 on this map)


Friday, November 17th, 2023

From 3pm Welcome with coffee and cake
4pm Start of part 1 of the program (in German)
6pm Start of part 2 of the program (in English)
Reception from 7:30pm

Detailed program of the Gauss Lecture in Bielefeld

Flyer with the program of the Gauss Lecture in Bielefeld
Poster for the Gauss Lecture in Bielefeld

Local organization

Prof. Dr. Barbara Gentz, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Götze and Dr. Julia Streit-Lehmann


The event is financed by the German Mathematical Society (DMV) and the Faculty of Mathematics at Bielefeld University.

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