Zurich Undergraduate Colloquium
in Mathematics and Physics

Next Talk

Monday, May 23  •  12:15  •  HG G 3

Nancy Nuo Chen

Isoperimetric Inequality

Abstract. The isoperimetric theorem deals with extreme values of set functions, which involves quantities like area, volume and perimeter. Those theorems have special meanings in many domains such as geometry or physics. In this talk we will focus on the isoperimetric inequality on the euclidean plane and for the n-dimensional space.

Upcoming Talks

Date Speaker Topic
May 23 Nancy Nuo Chen Isoperimetric Inequality
May 30 Han-Miru Kim Quategories

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 on Mondays from 12:15 to 13:00 at HG G 3 (ETH Zurich).

Hold 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 interesting in giving a talk, contact jbirnick@student.ethz.ch.

(Note: You do not need to be an undergraduate to hold 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 Math Department, and the FIM, for all the exceptions they made for us. ;)

ZUCMAP in Fall 2022

Sidd will not be at ETH in the fall, and maybe Johann won't be there either. So we are looking for one or two new organizers! Please contact jbirnick@student.ethz.ch if you are interested.