What is...?

Idea

The Notices of the AMS contain a regular column ``What is ...?'' which gives a brief explanation of a mathematical notion, including its motivation and its interest for various fields of mathematics. Each contribution is limited to 2 pages. Here a list of more than 110 such contributions can be found. In the context of the ZMP seminar, we want to use a format of short contributions of 15 minutes to explain notions from mathematics, mathematical physics and physics.

Upcoming what is ...?

Past what is ...?

Wish list and offers

If you want to suggest a certain topic, please send an e-mail to Christoph Schweigert. If you are volunteering to give a ``What is... talk, whether it is on the wish list or not, please send an e-mail to Christoph Schweigert as well.

Current offers: what is ...

Current wish list: what is ...