|Rebecca Waldecker is a German mathematician whose main research interests lie in finite group theory. She is currently a junior professor at the University of Halle (Germany) where she enjoys teaching a variety of courses on topics from Algebra or Number Theory. In her research projects she works with methods from abstract group theory, but also on solving problems with help of the Classification of Finite Simple Groups.|
"Prime numbers and symmetry:" In the first lecture I will introduce two topics: The first one is prime numbers and modular arithmetic, and the second one is symmetry, in particular symmetry groups and permutations. After some motivation and basic definitions, I will sketch what kind of material could be covered in the following lectures, and then I will leave it to the participants to decide what they prefer.