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Berlin Mathematics Research Center

MATH+, the Berlin Mathematics Research Center, is a cross-institutional and transdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence. It sets out to explore and further develop new approaches in application-oriented mathematics. Emphasis is placed on mathematical principles for using ever larger amounts of data in life and material sciences, in energy and network research, and in the humanities and social sciences.


MATH+ is funded by the DFG for a first period of seven years since January 2019. It is a joint project of the three major universities in Berlin – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin – as well as the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) and the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). MATH+ continues the success stories of the renowned Research Center MATHEON and the Excellence-Graduate School Berlin Mathematical School (BMS).



Feb 7 – Petra Schwer: Building bridges between Geometry and Algebra

Groups like GL_n, SL_n or SP_n play an important role in many areas of mathematics. Some of their properties  (when studied over the real or complex numbers) are best understood via the associated symmetric spaces. Later buildings were introduced to study the respective groups over other fields.  This theory also captures reductive groups over non-archimedian local fields with discrete valuation,...

Jan 17 – Bhargav Narayanan: Thresholds

When does a random graph contain a perfect matching? Or a Hamilton cycle? The answers to such problems, referred to as "thresholds", have been the central concern of the study of random discrete structures. A general guess for the location of the threshold for any such problem, based on a very simple computation of what is called the "expectation-threshold", is furnished by some old conjectures of...

Jan 9 – First Hot Topic Talk

The MATH+ Activity Group „Mathematics of Data Science” is presenting the first Hot Topic Talk on 9th January 2020: Erik Vanden-Eijnden will speak about “Trainability and accuracy of artificial neural networks”. The talk will take place at 4:15 pm at the ZIB Lecture Hall, Takustr. 7 in Berlin-Dahlem!



BMS Alumnus receives Tiburtius recognition award

BMS alumnus Marc James Curran was recognized for his scientific achievement at the 2019 State Conference of Rectors and Presidents of Berlin Universities (Landeskonferenz der Rektoren und Präsidenten der Berliner Hochschulen). Mark was honoured with a Tiburtius recognition award for his doctoral dissertation entitled “….“. (More information in one sentence) . Mark completed his PhD under the su...

New Berlin-Oxford Research Training Group on Stochastics based at BMS

The German Research Foundation DFG supports a new Research Training Group on “Stochastic Analysis in Interaction” based in Berlin and Oxford with 3.9 Mio Euro for 4.5 years. It will be part of BMS and MATH+. In April 2020, 13 PhD students will start their research in Berlin, about the same number of students in Oxford. Chairs are Prof. Peter Bank (TU Berlin) and Prof. Terry Lyons (Oxford Universit...

Register now for the MATH Advent Calendars: Save the World with the MATH Gnomes

Those who want to combat climate change, plan environmentally friendly traffic or master artificial intelligence need mathematics. Students, teachers and anyone interested can experience this by participating in the digital Math Advent Calendars. Starting on December 1, the daily math puzzles guarantee fun at thinking, discovering and exploring beyond everyday school life.
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