Felix Hausdorff Lectures

The Felix Hausdorff Lectures from the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald are conceptualized and organized in cooperation with the University of Greifswald’s Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science. The goal is to introduce mathematical phenomena and problems to a broad audience.

Felix Hausdorff (born 8 November 1868 in Breslau, died 26 January 1942 in Bonn) was a German mathematician. He is considered a co-founder of general topology and made key contributions to general and descriptive set theory, measure theory, functional analysis and algebra. In the summer of 1912, he started working on his opus magnum, the book Grundzüge der Mengenlehre(Set Theory). It was completed in Greifswald, where Hausdorff was appointed as an ordinary professor starting in the summer semester 1913, and was published in 1914.

  • 2019: Professor Dr. Catharina Stroppel, Bonn
    Lecture title: "Wie Polynome Knoten und Zöpfe erkennen können – oder vielleicht doch nicht"
  • 2018: Professor Dr. Bernd Sturmfels, Berkeley/Leipzig
    Lecture title: "Zur Quadratischen Gleichung"
  • 2017: Professor Dr. Peter Schneider, Münster
    Lecture title: "Die p-adischen Zahlen"
  • 2016: Professor Dr. Günter M. Ziegler, Berlin
    Lecture title: "Kanonen auf Spatzen: Topologische Methoden in der Geometrie"
  • 2015: Professor em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Hackbusch, Molfsee
    Lecture title: "Numerischer Umgang mit großen Matrizen"
  • 2014: Professor Dr. Wolfgang Lück, Universität Bonn
    Lecture title: "Was und wie zählt man im Alltag und in der modernen Mathematik?"
  • 2013: Professor Dr. Anton Wakolbinger, Universität Frankfurt am Main
    Lecture title: "Zufällige Bäume"
  • 2012: Professor Dr. Werner Müller, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Universität Bonn
    Lecture title: "Harmonische Analysis und Zahlentherorie"
Professor Dr. Felix Hausdorff (1868 –1942)