The Platform MAP (co-)organises the following events. Other events by member organisations or simply related to mathematics, astronomy and physics are listed under News.

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923)
  • 03.07.2020

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Symposium (postponed)

On 3 July 2020, a public symposium is dedicated to the physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923), whose 175th birthday is being remembered worldwide this year and who discovered X-ray radiation 125 years ago.
Celebrate IDL 2020 from your home
  • 16.05.2020

Celebrate the International Day of Light 2020 from home

Although many activities that have been planned for the International Day of Light (IDL) 2020 on May 16 will no longer be able to take place as scheduled, there are two new initiatives to celebrate IDL 2020 from your home. You are invited to share on social media how you celebrate light and to possibly send in a short video.

Past events

Poster for symposium on 125th Anniversary of Georges Lemaître (2019)
  • 21.11.2019

125th Anniversary of Georges Lemaître

Georges Edouard Lemaître (1894 - 1966) was a Belgian physicist, astronomer, and Roman Catholic priest. He proposed an expanding universe and is the central founding father of the Big Bang model of the Universe.
Matteo Fadel: Prix Schläfli 2019 Physik
  • 05.11.2019

Award ceremony for the Prix Schläfli "Physics" 2019

The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2019 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Matteo Fadel has been awarded by the Prix Schläfli "Physics" for his findings in quantum mechanics.
Logo of the IYPT 2019 - International Year of Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements
  • 30.08.2019

On the Origin of the Elements

The Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and SCNAT celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements (IYPT 2019) with a special symposium on Friday, 30 August 2019 in Zurich.
2019: 50 years of Moon-landing: from the Moon to Mars?
  • 30.06.2019

50 Jahre Mondlandung: Bern im All

Wie sieht unser Leben in 50 Jahren aus? Wollen wir Ferien auf dem Mond machen? Wie müsste der Mars eingerichtet sein, damit wir darauf leben könnten? Zusammen zeichnen wir ein Bild der Zukunft!
Open Data
  • 29.10.2018

Open Data and Data Management - Issues and Challenges

The SCNAT is organizing this one day event in Bern, with the aim to give the research community the chance to raise their concern and also the SNF and the European Commission to present their view and to inform about recent trends. The workshop should provide recommendations on how to implement the open data requirements.
Thomas Zurbuchen, Head of NASA Sciences Mission
  • 02.08.2017

NASA and Swiss Space Science – with Thomas Zurbuchen

Thomas Zurbuchen from Heiligenschwendi is the new Head of NASA Science Missions since 2016. He thus bridges the dynamic space nation Switzerland and the largest global player in space, NASA.

Learn about the personal story and about the many successes and challenges of Swiss and US Space Science.

This event, hosted by the International Space Science Institute and the Swiss Academy of Sciences, aims to inspire upcoming and established space scientists, astronomers, and earth observers.
NGZH Vortrag Wissen-Markt
  • 12.11.2015

100 years of the general theory of relativity

Vor hundert Jahren, im November 1915, publizierte Albert Einstein seine bahnbrechenden Arbeiten zur Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Aus diesem Anlass findet vom 12.-14. November 2015 an der ETH Zürich ein Symposium statt, das die Bedeutung dieser Arbeiten bis hin zur heutigen Forschung auf vielfältige Weise beleuchtet.
  • 18.01.2015

Rigi-Workshop 2015

The Rigi Workshop 2015 brought together mathematics, computer science and biology. The aim of this workshop was to present interesting, cutting-edge topics from the life sciences which require mathematical modeling to PhD students working at Swiss universities. Mathematical modeling is becoming more and more instrumental in life sciences; the data complexity and the high number of interacting components, from molecules to animals, render intuitive reasoning very difficult. The idea consists in formulating mathematically how certain biological units affect each other and how these interactions affect the whole system. Such quantitative modeling approaches produce mathematical models which are then implemented using computer software.
Freak Zelle
  • 23.01.2011

Rigi-Workshop 2011

Biological machines are touted to offer novel technological strategies provided that their mechanisms can be understood and replicated outside the cellular context (see for instance G.M. Whitesides, Sci. Am., 2001). The principles of how molecular motors, biological nanopores, structural elements etc. operate not only provide profound insights into our understanding of cellular function, but can also have a practical impact on molecular device development for applications in health, security and the environment.