The Azat Miftakhov Days Against the War will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday July 5-6, 2022, in solidarity with Azat Miftakhov, a mathematics graduate student from the Moscow State University who has been arbitrarily imprisoned by Russian state authorities since February 2019.
This event is sponsored by the French (SMF and SMAI), European, Belgian and Catalan Mathematical Societies. It is also announced by the American Mathematical Society and the London Mathematical Society.
Registration is mandatory by filling out the form here.
Tuesday July 5, 2022 from 4pm to 7pm Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) – online
- 4 pm Opening remarks
- 4:10 pm Alexander Petrov (Harvard), Title: Representations of Galois groups and families of algebraic varieties (abstract)
- 5:10 pm Ilya Dumanski (MIT), Title: Schubert varieties in the Beilinson-Drinfeld Grassmannian (abstract)
- 6:10 pm Slava Rychkov (IHES), Title: “Bootstrap” method in physics and mathematics (abstract)
Wednesday July 6, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) – hybrid
A panel to assess the human rights situation in Russia through the cases of persecuted academics, coroganized by the Azat Miftakhov Committee and the prominent Russian NGO Memorial Human Rights Center.
The panel will make a special emphasis on the Russian academics and students persecuted for opposing Russia’s war in Ukraine.
For technical reasons related to the hybrid nature of the event, this panel is transferred to the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) in Paris. Instructions to access IHES are available here.
We are very pleased to announce the participation in this panel of
- Alexander Cherkasov, Chair of the Council of the Memorial Human Rights Centre
- Michael Harris, mathematician, Columbia University, for the Azat Miftakhov Committee
- Fabien Durand, President of the French Mathematical Society
- Chandler Davis, mathematician, University of Toronto
- Barry Mazur, mathematician, the Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University, member of Scholars at Risk Harvard
- Ilya Nuzov, Head of Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
- Rachel Denber, Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, specializes in countries of the former Soviet Union
- Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International Moscow Office Director
- Grigory Durnovo, OVD-info
- Maria Menshikova, DOXA
- Vera Chelishcheva, independent journalist