# Thematic programs 2020

Each calendar year Leonhard Euler International Mathematical Institute hosts thematic programs gathering recognized experts in the respective fields as well as early career researchers and postdocs to carry out investigations with a special emphasis on collaborative activities. Every program features a summer school as well as one or two conferences or workshops. The stays of the visitors and speakers are fully or partially financially covered by the Institute.

The themes of the programs are open to suggestion via the application process. The selection criteria for accepting a proposal are its scientific strength and the degree to which the program would benefit mathematical research and post-graduate training in the Russian Federation.

**Spectral Theory and Mathematical Physics**

### rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

#### Organizers:

Alexander Fedotov, SPbU

Nikolai Filonov, PDMI

Alexander Its, IUPUI and SPbU

Alexander Sobolev, University College London

Tatiana Suslina, SPbU

Dmitri Yafaev, University of Rennes 1 and SPbU

The program is devoted to spectral theory and its applications. The spectral theory is one of the domains where the Saint Petersburg mathematical school is traditionally very strong, the names of L.D. Faddeev, M.S. Birman and V.S. Buslaev are among the names of the world-known leaders in the field.

The following activities will be organized during the program:

- conference “Asymptotic Methods in Mathematical Physics”,
- St. Petersburg Conference in Spectral Theory,
- Summer School in Spectral Theory,
- a number of minicourses given by invited visitors.

**New Trends in Mathematical Stochastics**

### rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

#### Organizers:

Ildar Ibragimov, PDMI

Yana Belopolskaya, SPbUACE

Andrei Borodin, PDMI

Yury Davydov, SPbU

Mikhail Lifshits, SPbU

Yakov Nikitin, SPbU

Maria Platonova, PDMI and SPbU

Natalia Smorodina, PDMI and SPbU

Yuri Yakubovich, SPbU

Andrei Zaitsev, PDMI

Dmitry Zaporozhets, PDMI

The general idea of the program is to strengthen interactions between experts and young researchers working in the areas of probability theory, stochastic processes and their applications. Visits of leading scientists in these areas will serve to enrich the mathematical education in St. Petersburg and to develop possibilities for future collaboration.

The following activities will be organized during the program:

- summer school “Advances in Random Processes”,
- conference “New Trends in Mathematical Stochastics”,
- St. Petersburg Youth Conference in Probability and Mathematical Physics,
- a number of minicourses given by invited visitors.