Summary: §4.1.2 The Emmy Noether Institute (ENI)
The Emmy Noether Institute (ENI) was established at BIU by the Minerva
Foundation of Germany, as one of several Minerva Centers in Israel, aiming to foster
scientific relationship with Germany. It is named after Emmy Noether, a German-
Jewish mathematician who was one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.
The Institute has no permanent positions, only an operational budget. According
to the agreement it physically operates in the Department of Mathematics, using its
library, computer systems and offices. The center is run by Prof Mina Teicher of the
Department of Mathematics and is supervised by a Binational Advisory Board the
Beirat that meets annually in Israel or in Germany and is responsible for the
Institute's scientific, administrative and financial affairs. The Institute is dedicated to
fostering mathematics research and collaboration with German mathematicians using
the following tools:
1) Post-doctoral Fellowships (ENI fellows)
2) Exchange Program (short term visits to ENI))
3) Emmy Noether Lectures
The Institute has focused on the following four topics of research: Algebraic
Geometry and Linear Algebraic Groups, Braid Groups, Deformation Theory,
together and their applications.
The main seminar of the ENI is held on Wednesdays at 12 noon.