Alexander Hock (Oxford University)
We work on calculus of a wide breadth, including analytic index theory, elliptic boundary value problems, manifolds with singularities, pseudo-differential operators, multizeta functions as parts of mathematics, as well as regularisation and renormalisation methods in quantum field theory. Analysis, a foundation of mathematics, offers many points of contact with other areas of mathematics such as geometry and operator theory, but also with physics. Thanks to these multifaceted relationships and its long tradition, this discipline - despite its advanced age - remains in full swing and forms a central building block of today's mathematics.
Making a place for herself in the male-dominated mathematical community is no easy task for a woman, and often women mathematicians encounter particular difficulties in doing so. Exhibitions, lectures and debates will shed light on the special situation of women in mathematics.
In this series of interviews, male and female mathematicians from Potsdam who experienced the reunification at the Institute of Mathematics or were hired shortly afterwards talk about their experiences. The first interviews were conducted by Prof. Sylvie Paycha in early 2018. Further interviews were conducted by Dr Elke Rosenberger in early 2019.
Interview with Pierre Cartier (04.12.2014)
We would be pleased to welcome you at our seminars and events organised by our working group. You can find out more about our current dates here.