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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).


Science Publication on “Self-organization: Is That How You Build a Brain?”

Science Publication: “Self-Organization – Is That How You Build a Brain?”

An interdisciplinary research team involving neurobiologists and mathematicians at Freie Universität Berlin set out to investigate, both biologically and mathematically, the fundamental mechanisms that determine neuronal wiring. Their results have recently been published in “Science.” They showed that “neural superposition wiring” is determined through self-organization.
MATH+ JRGL Anna Maria Hartkopf

Anna Maria Hartkopf – New MATH+ Independent Junior Research Group Leader

MATH+ is delighted to announce that Anna Maria Hartkopf has assumed her position as the new Independent Junior Research Group Leader for “Science Communication on Mathematics” at FU Berlin in March 2024. She also leads the MIP.labor, an ideas workshop for science journalism at FU Berlin, which was founded in 2020 and has been affiliated with MATH+ since March 2024.



19 April – Christoph Sorger: Holomorphic symplectic geometry

Sorger will give a gentle introduction to classification questions in the field, first for the affine, and then for the compact case. No specific knowledge of algebraic geometry will be assumed. Christoph Sorger has been a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nantes in France since 1999.

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...
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