Summer School 2021

On 20, 21, and 24 September 2021 the annual IRTG-CDT summer school took place at the Harnack-Haus owned by the Max Planck Society.

Unfortunately, the pandemic situation did still not allow travel between the UK and Germany, but a strong interaction between the groups in Oxford and Berlin has characterised the event nonetheless.

Notwithstanding travel restrictions, we have been able to accommodate Oxford’s Ben Fehrman in person who gave a fantastic mini-course on Stochastic Homogenisation. His presentations have been complemented by 10 CDT PhD students and post-docs based at Oxford who have presented their current research. On the Berlin side, we have been fortunate to listen to 3 PhD candidates who are planning to spend time abroad at Oxford as part of our joint doctoral programme early next year. In addition, 5 PIs and 1 post-doc based in Berlin have given an overview of their research interest and forthcoming agendas.

6th Berlin Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Finance

The workshop took place from August 23rd-25th 2021 in an online format. Talks covered a wide range of topics in stochastic analysis and topical applications. Focus areas have been mean-field problems, machine learning and control, market frictions, optimal transport and signatures. Twenty excellent young researchers presented alongside to six invited speakers, including keynotes by

  • Beatrice Acciaio (ETHZ)
  • Christa Cuchiero (Vienna)
  • Johannes Muhle-Karbe (Imperial)
  • Xunyu Zhou (Columbia)

and moreover by Julio Backhoff and Ludovic Tangpi, who are Berlin-Mathematical-School-  and RTG1845-Alumni who have obtained assistant professorships at the universities of Vienna and Princeton recently!

The workshop attracted strong participation from the best universities, not only from Europe but also from overseas, with a third of speakers being female. The Berlin-Oxford IRTG2544 was pleased to welcome several PhD-speakers from our partners in Oxford. It happens to be a tradition of this workshop series that some keynote speakers have attended previous instances of this workshop already as young researchers – and the strong line-up of exciting young talents makes us optimistic about this also for the future.

Everyone would have, of course, liked to come to Berlin to meet and discuss in person! Were it not for Covid-19, the young speakers would have enjoyed support to do so thanks to our sponsors, including IRTG2544 and Math+. 

On behalf of the organiser Dirk Becherer, the IRTG thanks everyone for their attendance and support!

See the website for further information on the workshop.

13th Berlin-Oxford Meeting

From 8 to 10 June 2020, the 13th Annual ERC Berlin-Oxford Young Researchers Meeting on Applied Stochastic Analysis is going to take place.

The workshop will continue the tradition of previous meetings, with focus on Applied Stochastic Analysis, including – but not restricted – to the resolution of ill-posed stochastic partial differential equations to new ways of handling high-dimensional data.

We are happy to announce that the Berlin-Oxford Meeting is now co-sponsored by the IRTG! We look forward to becoming part of such a great tradition.

Fore more information on the event, including means of participation, please refer to its webpage.

Kick-Off Event with Alison Etheridge

We are pleased to announce that our distinguished colleague, Professor Alison Etheridge of the University of Oxford, is going to speak at the IRTG’s kick-off event on Wednesday, 6 May, 3:30pm Berlin time!

Her talk will be entitled “Branching Brownian Motion, mean curvature flow and the motion of hybrid zones“, which we look forward to!

Summer School 2020

Our first summer school will be organised together with our partner institution, the Oxford Centre for Doctoral Training “Mathematics of Random Systems”. It will be held September 14-18 at Döllnsee (close to Berlin).

Participants will arrive on Sunday, September 13, and leave on Friday, September 18 after lunch.

More information will be available in due course.

Workshop “Junior Female Researchers in Probability”

The Workshop is currently planned online: Please check the Workshop website for regular updates due to the ever-changing Covid19 situation.

The goal of the workshop is to offer junior female researchers in stochastics a platform to talk about their own research work and to get acquainted with important research topics presented by well-established female researchers. To cover various topics in probability and its applications, two keynote talks by outstanding female probabilists and four invited talks are planned. Moreover, a number of contributed talks will be chosen by the organizing committee among the submitted abstracts.

Berlin, 4-6 October 2021. Website