About the Center

The Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics was established at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in March 2001, thanks to the generous donations of Mrs. Lis Gaines and the initiative and support of the late Prof. Beno Eckmann. Since then, we have been fortunate to receive generous support from several additional donors: Mr. Martin Blackman and the Skirball Foundation, Dr. Joseph Friedman, Mrs. Edy and Mr. Sol Freedman, and the late Mrs. Noriko Sakurai and her husband Prof. Daniel Sternheimer.

The Center promotes research activity in diverse areas of mathematics and in various applications. The Center supports the whole “food chain” of mathematical activity, from a special program for gifted highschool students to post-doctoral fellows and visiting researchers, and it sponsors conferences, workshops and lecture series. The Center also awards the Friedman Prize for outstanding graduate students.

The International Advisory Committee for the Center is composed of world-famous mathematicians from Israel and abroad, among them three winners of the Fields medal, the Mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize, two winners of the prestigious Wolf Prize in Mathematics, three winners of the Israel Prize in Mathematics and members of the Israel Academy of Science.

Center Staff

  • Director
    Emeritus Prof Miriam Cohen
  • Advisory Committee
    • V. Drinfeld, University of Chicago
    • G. Faltings, MPI Bonn
    • H. Furstenberg, The Hebrew University
    • M. Kontsevich, IHES
    • I. Kra, SUNY Stony Brook
    • P. Lax, Courant Institute
    • S. Shelah, The Hebrew University
  • In Memoriam

Information for Postdoctoral fellows

Postdoctoral fellows financially supported by the Center are required to add the following attribution in their publications:

The author was supported by a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Skirball Foundation via the Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev [and mention here additional grant support if it exists, for example ISF or BSF].

Inviting visitors and Organizing conferences

If you plan to invite a guest to the center please fill out the following form, and send it by email (scanned) together with the visitor’s CV to Emeritus Prof Miriam Cohen

Visitor invitation: PDF or MS Word

Accommodations for guests may be availabe at the U-Tel university guest acommotations. Reservations must be arranged via Ms Shirly Shachar.

For information about organizing a conference with Center support, see the following letter.


Centre Activities

Conferences and Special Lectures:

Visitors:

  • Prof Conze Jean Pierre Marie, University of Rennes 1, France, Oct 16-27, 2015
  • Prof Minhyong Kim, England, Apr 5-9, 2016
  • Dr Daniel Disegni, McGill, Canada, May 17-21, 2016
  • Prof Irene Sabadini, Italy, Feb 4-11, 2016
  • Prof Dranishnikov Alexander, University of Florida, USA, May 10-24, 2016
  • Dr Kahler Uwe, University of Aveiro, Portugal, Feb 6-15, 2016
  • Prof Jerzy Dydak, University of Tennessee, USA, Jul 31-Aug 16, 2016
  • Prof Tkatchenko Mikhail, UAM, Mexico, Oct 4-20, 2015
  • Prof Morris Sidney, University of Ballarat, Australia, Jan 22-Feb 25, 2016
  • Prof Semenov Evgeniy, Voronezh state university, Russia, Oct 27-31, 2015
  • Prof Bruce Van-Brunt, Massey University, New Zealand, Feb 27-Mar 20, 2016
  • Prof Adler Jeffrey Daniel, American University, USA, Apr 13-23, 2016
  • Prof Kedra Yaroslaw, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Mar 6-Apr 7, 2016

Conferences and Special Lectures:

Conferences and Special Lectures:

Conferences and Special Lectures:

Visitors:

  • Ehud Ben Efraim, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Vladimir Bolotnikov, College of William and Mary, USA
  • Victor Burenkov, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Jean-Pierre Conze, University of Rennes, France
  • Christophe Cuny, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France
  • Dikran Dikranjan, Universita di Udine, Italy
  • Kenneth Ralph Davidson, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Yaroslav Kopolov, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
  • Michael Megrelishvili, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Mihai Popa, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada
  • Irene Sabadini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Hans Jurgen Schneider, University of Munich, Germany
  • Miroslav Silhavy, Institute of Mathematics of the AV ČR Prague, Czech Republic
  • Pooja Singla, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Przemyslaw Woltaszczyk, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Clemente Zanco, University of Milano, Italy

Conferences and Special Lectures:

Visitors:

  • Robert Bonnet, University of Savoie, France
  • Zanco Clemente, University of Milan, Italy
  • Fabrizio Colombo, Politechnic Milano, Italy
  • Sudipta Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
  • Kazuhiro Kawamura, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Yoshiaki Maeda, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Andrzej Nagorko, Warsaw University, Poland
  • Sergey Shpektorov, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Reichard Sven, Technical University Dresden, Germany

Conferences and Special Lectures:

Visitors:

  • Prof. Abraham Aizenbud, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Prof. Leonid Bogachev, University of Leeds, UK
  • Prof. Alexander Brudniy, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Dr. Zanco Clemente, University of Milan, Italy
  • Dr. Jamshid Derakhshan, Oxford University, UK
  • Prof. Alexander Dranishnikov, University of Florida, USA
  • Prof. Boris Goldengorin, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Prof. Peter Grabner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Prof. Gregory Gutin, University of London, UK
  • Dr. Benjamin Klopsch, University of London, UK
  • Prof. Salma Kuhlman, Konstanz University, Germany
  • Dr. Ehud Meir, Cambridge University, UK
  • Prof. Gary Seitz, University of Oregon, USA
  • Prof. Stanimir Troyanski, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Prof. Libor Vesely, University of Milan, Italy
  • Prof. Alexandre Zvonkin, University of Bordeaux, France

Conferences and Special Lectures:

  • Automorphism groups of Topological structures, June 19-24, 2010.
  • Conference in Hopf Algebras and Noncommutative Algebra (CONForMIA 2010), May 24-27, 2010.
  • New Aspects of Operator Theory and Applications , May 2, 2010.
  • Workshop on CAT(0) Spaces and Affine Buildings, Sde-Boker, Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2010.
  • A Day of Operator Theory, Jan. 19, 2010.
  • Twelfth Mini-Workshop on Applied and Computational Mathematics, Dec. 31 2009.

Visitors:

  • Prof. Robert Bonnet, Université de Savoie, France
  • Prof. Jean-Pierre Conze, Université de Rennes 1, France
  • Prof. Aalt Dijksma, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Prof. Jerzy Dydak, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Prof. Yuval Flicker, Ohio State University, USA
  • Prof. Mikhail Goldman, People's Friendship University, Russia
  • Prof. Michael Goldshtein, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Matthias Herold, Strasbourg University and Kaiserslautern University, France
  • Prof. Sharon Hollander, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
  • Dr. Dmitry Kaluzhniy, Drexel University, USA
  • Dr. Benjamin Klopsch, Royal Holloway University, UK
  • Prof. Heintz Langer, Technical University Vienna, Austria
  • Dr. Martin Makaj, Comenius University, Slovakia
  • Prof. Ludomir Newelski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Prof. Moshe Rosenfeld, University of Washington, USA
  • Prof. Tomasz Rybicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Dr. Mark Sapir, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Prof. Claude Schochet, Wayne State University, USA
  • Dr. Christopher Voll, Southampton University, UK
  • Prof. Paul-Herman Zieschang, University of Texas, US

Conferences and Special Lectures:

Visitors:

  • Prof. Yann Bugeaud, University Louis Pasteur, France
  • Dr. Viatcheslav Bykov, University of Karlsruche, Germany
  • Prof. Christophe Cuny, University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia
  • Prof. Sergii Favorov, Kharkov National University, Russia
  • Prof. Yuval Flicker, Ohio State University, USA
  • Prof. Sergey Gonchenko, Nizhny Novgorod University, Russia
  • Dr. W. Patrick Hooper, Northwestern University, USA
  • Prof. Vadim Kaimanovitch, Jacobs University, Germany
  • Prof. Grigory Kolesnik, California State University, USA
  • Dr. Yohey Kuroiwa, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Prof. Erwan Lanneau, Centre de Physique Theorique de Marseille, France
  • Prof. Yair Minski, Yale University, USA
  • Prof. Boris Schein, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Prof. Yuliy Semenov, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Prof. Volodymyr Sergeichuk, National Academy Of Sciences, Ukraine
  • Dr. Pooja Singla, IMSc, India
  • Prof. Earl Taft, Rutgers University, USA
  • Prof. Clemente Zanco, Universita' degli Studi, Italy

Conferences and Special Lectures:

  • Workshop on Linear System Theory: Model Reduction, Sde Boker, September 15-19, 2008

Visitors:

  • Prof. Prof. Aalt Dijksma, University of Groningen, Holland
  • Prof. Mboup Mamadou, Universite Rene Descartes, France
  • Prof. Popov Mykhaylo, Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine
  • Dr. Yitwah Cheung, San Francisco State University, USA
  • Prof. Andrey Vladimirov, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Germany
  • Prof. Willam Kantor, University of Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Alexander Stasinski, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Dr. Sergey Zelik, University of Surrey, UK
  • Prof. Aleksander Pelczynski, Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Prof. Clemente Zanco, Universita' degli Studi, Italy
  • Prof. Stanislav Molchanov, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Prof. Victor Nikonenko, Kuban State University, Russia
  • Prof. Patrick Fowler, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Prof. Michael Goldshtein, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Prof. Dmitry Kaluzniy-Verbovetskii, Drexel University, USA
  • Dr. Pioter Kowalski, Wroclaw University, Poland

Conferences and Special Lectures:

  • Characteristic Functions and Transfer Functions in Operator Theorem and System Theory: a conference dedicated to Paul Fuhrmann on his 70th anniversary and to the memory of Moshe Livsic on his 90th anniversary, July 9-13 2007
  • Dynamic of Lie group actions on parameter spaces, Jan. 1-6, 2007
  • The Sixth Israeli Mini-Workshop in Applied Mathematics, dedicated to the Memory of Lee Segel, Jan. 1, 2007

Visitors:

  • Joseph Ball, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Gene Cooperman, Northeastern University, USA
  • Tadeusz Dobrowolski, Pittsburg University, USA
  • Jerzy Dydak, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA
  • Manfred Einsiedler, Ohio State University, USA
  • Lubomir Gavrilov, Toulouse University, France
  • Sergey Gonchenko, Institute for Applied Mathematics, Russia
  • Issac Gorelic, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Leif Jorgensen, Alborg University, Denmark
  • Alexander Kirillov, Institute for Applied Mathematics, Russia
  • Istvan Kovacs Janus Pannonius University of Pécs, Hungary
  • Rodman Leiba, College of William and Mary, USA
  • Pierre Milman, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Yair Minsky, Yale University, USA
  • Evgeny Pechersky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • Clemente Zanco, Univesita Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy

Conferences and Special Lectures:

  • Workshop on the Urysohn space, May 21-24, 2006

Visitors:

  • Robert Bonnet, Universite de Savoie, France
  • Alexander Brudnyi, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Yitwah Cheung, San Francisco State University, U.S.A.
  • Henk de Snoo, Gorningen University, Netherlands
  • Aad Dijksma, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Jerzy Dydak, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, U.S.A
  • Manfred Einsiedler, Ohio State University, U.S.A
  • Gennadiy Feldman, Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Hillel Gauchmann, Eastern Illinois University, U.S.A
  • Stefan Geschke, Freje University, Berlin, Germany
  • Eknath P. Ghate, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
  • Michael Goldshtein, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Sergey Gonchenko, Nizhny Novgorod University, Russia
  • Peter Grabner, Graz University, Austria
  • C.K. Gupta, University of Manitoba, India
  • James Hirschon, Kobe University, Japan
  • Pat Hooper, Northwestern University, U.S.A
  • Vadim Kaimanovitch, International University, Bremen, Germany
  • Dmytro Kaliuzhny, Drexel University, U.S.A
  • Yefiem Katsov, Hanover College, U.S.A
  • Alexander Kirillov, Nizhny Novgorod University, Russian
  • Heinz Langer, Technical University, Vienna, Austria
  • David Lehavi, Princeton University, U.S.A
  • Daniel Markiewicz, Technion, Israel
  • Francois Maucourant, University of Rennes I, France
  • Pierre Milman, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Stanislav Molchanov, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S.A
  • Vladimir Pestov, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Vera Pless, Illinois University, Chicago, U.S.A
  • Alexander Ramm, Kansas State University, U.S.A
  • Leiba Rodman, College of William and Mary, U.S.A
  • Mikael Rørdam, Syddansk Univresitet, Denmark
  • David Joseph Saltman, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A
  • Georgy Shabat, Moscow State University and Independent University of Moscow, Russia
  • Ivan Shestakov, University of California San Diego, U.S.A
  • Leonid Shilnikov, Nizhny Novgorod University, Russia
  • Eugene Srahov, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Andrey Vladimirov, Wias University, Germany
  • Wilhelm Winter, Munster University, Germany
  • Przemyslaw Jacek Wojtaszczyk, Warsaw University, Poland
  • Tamar Ziegler, Institute of advanced study, Princeton, U.S.A

Conferences and Special Lectures:

  • Honourary colloquium: Prof. Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, April 2005
  • Workshop on Linear System Theory, September 2005
  • Miniworkshop on Operator Theory, System Theory and Scattering Theory: Multidimensional Generalizations and Related Topics, June 26-July 1, 2005

Visitors:

  • Y. Bilu, University Bordeaux I, France
  • A. Dijksma, Groningen University, Netherlands
  • I. Fesenko, University of Nottingham, England
  • Y. Flicker, Ohio State University, U.S.A
  • S. Gonchenko, Nizhny Novgovod University, Russia
  • A. Kirillov, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics, Russia
  • P. Milman, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M. Moeller, University of Essen, Germany
  • A. Shilnikov, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics, Russia
  • L. Shilnikov, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics, Russia
  • A. Shouman, University New Mexico, U.S.A.

Conferences and Special Lectures:

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Visitors:

  • B. Balcar, Institute for Advanced Studies of Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • V. Bergelson, Ohio State University, U.S.A
  • R. Boneh, Univesite' de Savoie, France
  • A. Bufetov, Princeton University, USA
  • Z. Clemente, Milano University, Italy
  • P. Deift, Courant Institute, NY, USA
  • I. Dinur, The Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A
  • B. Eckmann, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
  • A. Filippov, Moscow State University, Russia
  • G. Golub, Stanford University, California, USA
  • S. Gulko, Tomsk University, Russia
  • F. Hidekazu, Research Institute of Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) in Kyoto, Japan
  • A. Iserles, Cambridge, England
  • V. Kaimanovich, CNRS, Rennes University, France
  • G. Kolesnik, California State University, U.S.A
  • W. Kubish, University of Katovice, Poland
  • M. Kulikov, Moscow State University, Russia
  • B. Lin, University of Iowa, USA
  • P. Milman, University of Toronto, Canada
  • T. Mills, Latrobe University, Bendigo, Australia
  • S. Moltchanov, University of North Carolina of Charlotte, U.S.A
  • M. Mustafa, Taurida National University, Ukraine
  • D. Nikolova , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • S. Raianu, Cal State University, California, USA
  • A. Ramm, Kansas State University, U.S.A
  • L. Rodman, Wiiliam and Mary, USA
  • B. Shapira, Technion, Israel
  • M. Shapiro-Fishman, IPN, Mexico city, Mexico.
  • D. Sternheimer, CNRS, Dijon, France
  • G. Surdotovich, Institute of Radifisik and Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • D. Yakobov, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain