MEGA 2021


Saturday Afternoon GAthering : Fun In math and the celebration of Fifty Thorsten Years

Carl Friedrich Gauß and Thorsten Theobald both were born on April 30th, where Gauß proceeded Thorsten by 194 years This year it was the 244th year after Gauß’ birthday and this means in particular also it was a special birthday for Thorsten this year. We would therefore like to invite you to celebrate with us the friend, collaborator, mentor, and mathematician Thorsten Theobald during a virtual

Saturday Afternoon GAthering on Fun In math and the celebration of Fifty Thorsten Years

following the MEGA 2021 conference on Saturday, June 12, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m CEST.

The schedule will be the following:
  • We start at 2 p.m. CEST with a scientific talk given by Bernd Sturmfels (MPI Leipzig and UC Berkely):  Wasserstein Distance to Independence Models
  • At 3 p.m. CEST, we have a second scientific  talk given by Frank Sottile (Texas A&M): Some Basic Questions About Amoebae
  • From around 4 p.m., we plan an “open mic” session where everyone is welcome to congratulate Thorsten and maybe share some memories, followed by a social gather in  Gather Space.

The Meeting is fully virtual and will be held via the Gathertown environment used for the MEGA 2021 conference in combination with ZOOM.

For connection details please either inscribe for the  MEGA conference or feel free to reach out to, also in case you have questions or want to contribute something special in the “open mic” session.