# Thematic Programs

Each calendar year Leonhard Euler International Mathematical Institute hosts two 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.

## The programs for the year 2020 are:

Spectral Theory and Mathematical Physics (Rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic)

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 program includes conferences “Asymptotic Methods in Mathematical Physics” and St. Petersburg Conference in Spectral Theory, summer school in Spectral Theory and a number of invited visitors who will give courses and talks.

New Trends in Mathematical Stochastics (Rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic)

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 program includes a summer school “Advances in Random Processes”, conferences “New Trends in Mathematical Stochastics” and “St. Petersburg Youth Conference in Probability and Mathematical Physics” as well as a number of specially invited visitors who will give courses and talks for the local and invited audience.