Transforming the World

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Berlin Mathematics Research Center

MATH+, the Berlin Mathematics Research Center, is a cross-institutional and interdisciplinary 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 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany´s Excellence Strategy (EXC-2046/1, project ID 390685689) 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).


Interview with MATH+ Distinguished Fellow Michael Joswig

Interview with MATH+ Distinguished Fellow Michael Joswig

Michael Joswig was honored with the MATH+ Distinguished Fellow award by the Excellence Cluster MATH+ at the end of 2023. In the interview, he discusses his journey into mathematics, the specific topics that fascinate him, and how, following a MATH+ research project, NASA even reached out and expressed interest in the results.



14. März – MATHINSIDE am Pi Day 2024

In der Vortragsreihe MATHINSIDE geben Wissenschaftler*innen des Exzellenzclusters MATH+ spannende Einblicke in ihre Forschungsarbeit und in die Anwendungsgebiete der Mathematik. Das Vortragsprogramm eignet sich hervorragend als Ausflugsziel für Schulklassen und -kurse ab Klassenstufe 10. Am 14.03.2024 gibt es Vorträge von Christof Schütte, Antonia Chmiela und Konstantin Fackeldey.

9 February – Amandine Véber: A stochastic model for the growth of a filamentous fungus (Kovalevskaya Colloquium)

The last MATH+ Friday of the winter semester 2023/24 is a Kovalevskaya Colloquium. This talk will present a toy model for the development of a hyphal network, whose main aim is to identify a small number of key parameters describing the growth of the fungus in homogeneous conditions (in particular, in lab conditions) and to understand and quantify the impact of different forms of stress on this gr...

26 January – Thomas Nikolaus: The K-Theory of Z/n

Thomas Nikolaus will indicate how modern tools (such as prismatic cohomology, p-adic Hodge theory, higher algebra) make it possible to tackle fundamental computations, such as K-Theory of finite rings, which have remained open since the 1970s. Thomas Nikolaus is professor of mathematics at the University of Münster.
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