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Second Announcement

We are pleased to inform you about the progress in the organisation of the 6th European Congress of Mathematics, which will be held in Kraków (Poland), 2–7 July 2012.

Scientific programme

Plenary lectures (1 hour)
Adrian Constantin, Some mathematical aspects of water waves
Camillo De Lellis, Dissipative solutions of the Euler equations
Herbert Edelsbrunner, Persistent homology and applications
Mikhail Gromov, In a search for a structure
Christopher Hacon, Classification of algebraic varieties
David Kazhdan, Representations of affine Kac-Moody groups over local and global fields
Tomasz Łuczak, Threshold behaviour of random discrete structures
Sylvia Serfaty, Renormalized energy, Abrikosov lattice, and log gases
Saharon Shelah, Classifying classes of structures in model theory
Michel Talagrand, Geometry of stochastic processes

Invited lectures (45 minutes, in parallel)
Anton Alekseev, Bernoulli numbers, Drinfeld associators and the Kashiwara-Vergne problem
Kari Astala, Holomorphic deformations, quasiconformal mappings and vector valued calculus of variations
Jean Bertoin, Coagulation with limited aggregations
Serge Cantat, The Cremona Group
Vicent Caselles, Exemplar-based image inpainting and applications
Alessandra Celletti, KAM theory: a journey from conservative to dissipative systems
Pierre Colmez, The p-adic Langlands program
Alessio Corti, Extremal Laurent polynomials and Fano manifolds
Amadeu Delshams, Irregular motion and global instability in Hamiltonian systems
Hélène Esnault, On flat bundles in characteristic 0 and p > 0
Alexandr A. Gaifullin, Combinatorial realisation of cycles and small covers
Isabelle Gallagher, Remarks on global regularity for solutions to the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
Olle Häggström, Why the empirical sciences need statistics so desperately
Martin Hairer, Solving the KPZ equation
Nicholas J. Higham, The matrix logarithm: from theory to computation
Arieh Iserles, Computing the Schrödinger equation with no fear of commutators
Alexander S. Kechris, Dynamics of non-Archimedean Polish groups
Bernhard Keller, Periodicity from the pentagon
Sławomir Kołodziej, Weak solutions to the complex Monge-Ampère equation
Gady Kozma, Phase transitions in self-interacting random walks
Frank Merle, On blow-up curves for semilinear wave equations
Andrey E. Mironov, Commuting higher rank ordinary differential operators
David Nualart, Stochastic calculus with respect to the fractional Brownian motion
Alexander Olevskii, Sampling, interpolation, translates
Leonid Parnovski, Multidimensional periodic and almost-periodic spectral problems: Bethe-Sommerfeld Conjecture and integrated density of states
Florian Pop, About covering spaces and numbers
Igor Rodnianski, TBA
Zeev Rudnick, Quantum chaos and number theory
Benjamin Schlein, Effective equations for quantum dynamics
Andrew Stuart, Probing probability measures in high dimensions
Vladimír Sveřák, On 2d incompressible Euler flows
Piotr Śniady, Combinatorics of asymptotic representation theory
Stevo Todorčević, Ramsey-theoretic analysis of the conditional structure of weakly-null sequences

Mini-symposia (2 hours, in parallel)
(names of the organisers in parenthesis)
Absolute arithmetic and F1-geometry (Koen Thas)
Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology (Martin Raussen)
Arithmetic Geometry (Wojciech Gajda, Samir Siksek)
Bachelier Finance Society: Mathematical Finance (Peter K. Friz)
Braids and Configuration Spaces (Mario Salvetti)
Computational Dynamics and Computer Assisted Proofs (Warwick Tucker, Piotr Zgliczyński)
Continuous Real Rational Functions and Related Topics (Krzysztof Kurdyka)
Differential Algebra and Galois Theory (Zbigniew Hajto)
Discrete Structures in Algebra, Geometry, Topology, and Computer Science (Eva-Maria Feichtner, Dmitry Feichtner-Kozlov)
Fluid Dynamics (Piotr Mucha, Agnieszka Świerczewska-Gwiazda)
Geometric and Quantitative Rigidity (Marta Lewicka)
How Mathematics Illuminates Biology (Marta Tyran-Kaminska, Michael C. Mackey)
Hyperbolic Conservation Laws (Piotr Gwiazda, Agnieszka Świerczewska-Gwiazda)
Infinite-Dimensional Dynamical Systems with Time Delays (Tibor Krisztin, Hans-Otto Walther)
Implicitly Constituted Material Models: Modelling and Analysis (Josef Malek, Endre Suli)
Knot Theory and its Ramification (Józef Przytycki)
Matchbox Dynamics (Krystyna Kuperberg)
Optimal Stopping (F. Thomas Bruss, Krzysztof Szajowski)
Probabilistic Methods for Partial Differential Equations (Dan Crisan)
Progress in Chemical Reaction Network Theory (Carsten Wiuf, Elisenda Feliu)
Semigroups of Operators: Theory and Applications (Adam Bobrowski, Yuri Tomilov, Ralph Chill)
Solutions to the Euler Equations of Incompressible Fluids (Xinyu He)
Stochastic Models in Biosciences and Climatology (Samy Tindel)
25 Years of Quantum Groups: From Definition to Classification (Alexander Stolin)

Registered participants of the 6ECM will have the opportunity to present research posters. The deadline for submission of abstracts via the 6ECM website is 30 April 2012, and decisions concerning acceptance will be made before 19 May 2012. Abstracts submitted after 30 April 2012 will not be considered.

Round table/panel discussions (2 hours, in parallel)
(names of the moderators in parenthesis)
Financing of mathematical research (Pavel Exner)
The role of emerging economies in the global development of mathematics (Andreas Griewank, Tsou Sheung Tsun)
Redressing the gender imbalance in mathematics: strategies and outcomes (Caroline Series)
What is expected from European learned societies? (Marta Sanz-Solé)

Other activities include: the Andrzej Pelczar Memorial Lecture (Lecturer: Maciej P. Wojtkowski), a special lecture devoted to the Centenary of Alan Turing (Lecturer: Philip Welch), a special lecture on the Mathematics of Planet Earth project (Lecturer: José-Francisco Rodrigues) and a presentation of the EMS Education Committee (Chair: Günther Törner).

Satellite activities

Satellite Thematic Sessions
organised by the 6ECM participants will be held on Sunday 1 July 2012 and Saturday 7 July 2012 (all day) and on the afternoons during the congress in the buildings of the AGH University, very close to the 6ECM venue. Proposals for the Satellite Thematic Sessions can be submitted until 30 April 2012 via a webform at the 6ECM website.

Women in Mathematics
Following tradition, just before the 6ECM on 1 July a meeting of European Women in Mathematics will be held at the 6ECM venue.

Satellite Conferences
There are many satellite conferences planned around the time and in the geographical proximity of the 6ECM. A list of the satellite conferences can be found at the 6ECM website.

Promotion and Exhibitions
At the 6ECM there will be many opportunities to promote mathematical societies and other organisations, such as publishers and companies related to mathematical research and education (including software, mathematical games, etc.). Possible promotional opportunities include:
  • an exhibition stand in the exhibition hall at the conference venue;
  • distribution of promotional printed material by including them among the 6ECM materials that will be distributed to the participants;
  • advertisements in the conference programme booklet, which will be distributed to the participants;
  • display of company logos and/or advertisements on a screen in the main lobby of the conference venue;
  • mention of companies as sponsors of the 6ECM on the 6ECM website (link „sponsors“) and in the conference programme booklet.
Everybody interested in promotional activities during the 6ECM is invited to contact the organisers at for more detailed information.

Social Programme
Social and cultural programmes, promoting informal contacts between congress participants and contact with the rich cultural heritage of Kraków, will be important components of the 6ECM. Included are a welcome reception on Monday 2 July, a conference dinner on Wednesday 4 June and guided sightseeing of Kraków. Excursions to the tourist attractions in the vicinity of Kraków will be offered at an extra charge for half days on Tuesday and Thursday and the whole day on Saturday.

The Accompanying Persons Programme includes the welcome reception, beverages and cookies during the breaks, the conference banquet, guided sightseeing in Kraków and assistance in arranging an individual sightseeing and cultural programme.

Registration and the Conference Fee
Participants of the 6ECM register by setting a personal account at the address:, or via a link “Registration” from the 6ECM main website.

FeeUntil 31 March 2012From 1 April 2012
Conference Fee1050 PLN1250 PLN
EMS/PTM member conference fee900 PLN1050 PLN
Student conference fee600 PLN650 PLN
Accompanying person fee600 PLN600 PLN

Only payments in Polish currency (PLN) can be accepted! Our bank exchange rate is approximately 4.10 PLN for 1 Euro (as of February 2012). Note that recent exchange rates have been fluctuating considerably.
The EMS/PTM member conference fee applies to individual members of the European Mathematical Society and to members of the Polish Mathematical Society who paid their dues for the year 2011. The student conference fee applies to persons who are enrolled in a graduate (Master’s or doctoral) programme in mathematics or a related field.

Participants of the 6ECM are kindly asked to book rooms directly at the hotels listed at the 6ECM website or via the reservation website of the Jagiellonian University which is accessible from the 6ECM website.

How to get to Kraków?
John Paul II International Airport Kraków – Balice is located 11 km from the city centre. It takes 20 minutes by shuttle train to get from the airport to the centre. There are several direct, regular connections to European airports, as well as some overseas connections. Low-fare airlines maintain connections to many European destinations.

Important forthcoming dates and deadlines
Here are the important deadlines. The 6ECM website will be systematically updated as soon as any new information becomes available.

01-04-2012 rise of registration fee
30-04-2012 deadline for poster submissions
30-04-2012 deadline for submission of proposals for Satellite Thematic Sessions
01-07-2012 arrival day
02-07-2012 opening of the 6ECM, beginning of the scientific programme
04-07-2012 conference banquet
06-07-2012 end of the scientific programme
07-07-2012 excursions and departure day

For more information and updates visit or write to

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kraków!