Two of the most renowned scientists and public speakers in the world will present their views on the role of mathematics in the stu dy of the universe. What are the mathematical puzzles that the cosmos of fers? What role does unification play in mathematics? \;These and ot her mindboggling questions will be discussed in two fascinating lectures that will bring the audience to the forefront of research in mathematic s and the cosmos.

\n\n\n\nThe lectures are aimed at the general public and represent a unique possibility to take part in one of the most fascinating adventures of our time.

\n\nYo u are most welcome to join us for a day to be remembered!

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0 Doors open

\n13:30-14:30 First lecture

\n14:30-15:00 Break**\n15:00-16:00 Second lecture**

**Professor Edward Fren
kel**

\nTitle: \;*&ldquo\;The idea of unification in
mathematics&rdquo\;*

Edward Frenkel is a famous Rus sian-American mathematician\, director and renowned writer of the New Yo rk Times bestseller &ldquo\;Love and Math&rdquo\;. His interest in mathe matics started at an early stage when he privately studied advanced math ematics while in high school. He later got accepted as a graduate studen t at Harvard University\, where he then continued his academic carrier a s an associate professor. Frenkel is currently a professor of mathematic s at University of California\, Berkeley.

\n\nProfessor Frenkel ha s been awarded many prestigious prizes for his work as a mathematician b ut also for his public outreach activity. He won the Euler Book Prize fo r his book &ldquo\;Love and Math&rdquo\;\, which was also named one of t he Best Books of 2013 by Amazon. The book has also been translated to 18 languages. He is also well known in the field for his ability to commun icate popular science and in particular his numerous public talks and ra dio interviews.

\n\n**Professor Cumrun Vafa**

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Title: \;*&ldquo\;Unravelling the Universe with Mathematical Puzz
les&rdquo\;*

Cumrun Vafa is a professor \;in physi cs at Harvard University\, where he has been teaching and performing res earch since 1985. He was born in Iran 1960 and later moved to the US whe re he obtained his B.S. in mathematics and physics from MIT and then his PhD in theoretical physics from Princeton University.

\n\nWith ov er 200 scientific publications\, Professor Vafa has made many profound c ontributions to theoretical physics. Professor Vafa&rsquo\;s research is focused on string theory and the mathematical tools that are needed to explore it. For his groundbreaking work he has received several prizes s uch as the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and the 2008 D irac Medal of ICTP. He has also been awarded prizes for his work within mathematical physics from American Physical Society and American Mathema tical Society.

\n\nN.B. The lectures will be held in English.

\ n DESCRIPTION:Public lectures held in connection to the conference String M ath 2019 at Uppsala University on the topic: "Cosmos and Mathematics". SUMMARY:String Math 2019 Public Lectures: Cosmos and Mathematics LOCATION:Universitetsaulan TZID:Europe/Stockholm DTSTART:20190706T133000 DTEND:20190706T160000 UID:20190706T133000-40600@uu.se END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR