Zurich Undergraduate Colloquium
in Mathematics and Physics

ZUCMAP will take place in autumn every Tuesday at 12:15!
If you want to give a talk, please email ana.pavlakovic@math.ethz.ch or aiacopino@student.ethz.ch.

Next Talk

Tuesday, 11th October  •  12:15  •  HG G 3

Yilin Ni

Perfectoid Fields and the Tilting Equivalence

Abstract. "Tilting" establishes equivalences between algebraic objects of distinct nature, and therefore has important applications in geometry and number theory. In this talk we will have an overview of the theory, including historical background and some motivating examples.

Upcoming Talks

Date Speaker Topic
11th October Yilin Ni Perfectoid Fields and the Tilting Equivalence
18th October Dominik Schlagenhauf Existence and Regularity of Weak Solutions to the Navier-Stokes Equations
25th October Gabriel Frey Affine group schemes and Tannakian Categories
1st November Roman Kotovich TBA
8th November Philémon Bordereau Oriented Percolation or How to Never Fail Coffee Again
15th November Vladimir Nowak TBA
22nd November Ana Marija Vego TBA
29th November Michael Eichenberger TBA

What is ZUCMAP?

We run a weekly colloquium where students present topics from diverse areas in mathematics and physics.

The talks are followed by an Apéro, giving you the chance to mingle in informal atmosphere over some delicious food!

All talks are aimed at undergraduate students (from the first semester on!), so don’t let the titles scare you! Who knows, maybe you’ll find a topic for your Bachelor’s thesis or other independent work!

We usually meet Tuesdays from 12:15 to 13:00 at HG G 3 (ETH Zurich).

Give a Talk

Giving talks is a critical part of any scientist's career and so presenting to a group of fellow students in a familiar environment, is an easy way to get started. If you’re interested in giving a talk, contact ana.pavlakovic@math.ethz.ch.

(Note: You do not need to be an undergraduate to give a talk.)

As a thank you, all of our speakers are invited to a dinner at the end of the semester.

Past Talks

You can find recordings of most of our talks on the ETH Video Portal and on YouTube.


We thank the VMP for their support. Also, we would like to thank the IT Services, the Maths Department, and the FIM, for all the exceptions they made for us. ;)


ZUCMAP was initiated in autumn 2020 by Alexander Uhlmann, Jinghao Cao, and Silvio Barandun. It was reborn in spring 2022 by Johann Birnick and Siddharth Setlur. In autumn 2022 it is organised by Alessandra Iacopino and Ana Pavlaković.