The FMF Symposium, the largest annual scientific event of the FMF, brings together experts and enthusiasts from (Applied) Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy alike. Renowned Dutch and international speakers captivate eager audiences with their cutting-edge research. While the symposium traditionally draws bachelor and master students from The University of Groningen's Faculty of Science and Engineering, it warmly welcomes staff members, PhD candidates, and others.

Each year, the symposium embraces a new theme. This year's choice is "Symmetry and Harmony". We have tried to interpret it in the broadest sense possible to include diverse speakers from Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy and even Computer Science. Through these varied lenses, we aim to explore the intricate connections between these fields and the beauty of the universe at large.

This topic intrigued us because it truly showcases the elegance of our world. From the laws of physics to the fundamentals of mathematics, everything is intricately intertwined, leaving us in awe of the connections we uncover. Join us on this journey of discovery at the FMF Symposium, where we'll unravel the mysteries of the universe's elegant design together!

The committee

Symcie is the committee of the FMF, the study association for (Applied) Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy to The University of Groningen, in charge of organising this event. Tasks include contacting potential speakers, arranging sponsoring, finding a suitable location and promoting the event. It is a great way to gain experience in the organization of a large event, and also to get familiar with current research and topics that are not included in the curriculum.


  • Yoana Savova - Chair
  • Aurelien Schmitt - Secretary
  • Maria-Ruxandra Nastase - Treasurer
  • - Speaker Commisioner
  • Jorge Duro - Business Commissioner
  • Tomáš Timko - Vice-Chair

Terms and Conditions

1. Registration fees

All participants authorize the FMF to deduct the admission fee from their bank accounts. If a participant have not given the right information (NNV number etc.) before the day of the Symposium, the participant will be charged te full admission fee.

2. Cancellation Policy

The Symposium Committee of the FMF must be notified of registration cancellations by writing an email to symposium@fmf.nl. Cancellations of Participants received 3 days prior the day of the Symposium will not be charged. Cancellations of Participants received after 3 days prior the day of the Symposium, cancellations made after, as well as 'no shows', are liable for the full admission fee. Participants must make sure they receive a confirmation of their cancellation from the Symposium Committee of the FMF. Only this will confirm that their request has been received and processed.

3. Liability

The Symposium Committee of the FMF reserve the right to amend any part of the Symposium programme and location if necessary at any time.

The FMF and Symposium Committee of the FMF will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by delegates or accompanying persons, or loss of, or damage to their personal property as a result of the Symposium or related events. In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, The FMF and Symposium Committee of the FMF accepts no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by Participants. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance, along with travel insurance.

4. Personal Insurance

The FMF and Symposium Committee of the FMF cannot be responsible for healthcare, dental and ambulance services during its symposium. The FMF and Symposium Committee of the FMF strongly recommend that participants take out comprehensive medical and travel insurance, which should cover the possibility of flight cancellation due to strikes and other causes. Therefore, The FMF and Symposium Committee of the FMF accept no responsibility of any nature whatsoever for personal injury, death, loss or damage to property or participants however caused or arising.

5. Privacy Legislation

In registering for the FMF Symposium, relevant details will be incorporated into a participant list for the benefit of all delegates. Normally this information would be: name, surname and email address. These details may also be available to parties directly related to the Symposium including the venue. The Symposium Committee of the FMF may use these details to inform current participants of the Symposium updates.

6. Lottery

The FMF Symposium committee reserves the right to conduct a lottery to select the participants attending the symposium if the number of sign-ups exceeds the capacity of the event.