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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).



16 July – Helmut Hofer: The Floer Jungle: 35 Years of Floer Theory (Joint IAS/Princeton/Montreal/Paris/Tel-Aviv Symplectic Geometry Zoominar)

An exceptionally gifted mathematician and an extremely complex person, Floer exhibited, as one friend put it, a "radical individuality." Indeed, his revolutionary mathematical ideas, contradicting conventional wisdom, could only be inspired by such impetus, and can only be understood in this context. Helmut Hofer is the Hermann Weyl Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeto...

9 July – Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb: Mathematical imaging (together with an outlook on the upcoming TES “Mathematics of Imaging on Real-World Challenges”)

Starting with a discussion on the intrinsic structure of images and their mathematical representation, this talk will address some of these mathematical problems, including variational models for image analysis and their connection to partial differential equations and a new paradigm in mathematical imaging using deep neural networks. Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb is Professor of Applied Mathematics...

2 July – Kathryn Hess: Topological insights in neuroscience

Over the past decade, research at the interface of topology and neuroscience has grown remarkably fast. In this talk, after a very brief introduction to the necessary elements of neuroscience, Hess will survey the results obtained by her and her collaborators when applying topological tools to studying the relationship between brain structure and function, primarily in collaboration with the Blue...


Juerg Kramer

Honoring Jürg Kramer

MATH+ wishes Jürg Kramer all the best on his 65th birthday! His outstanding commitment to Berlin mathematics and young mathematicians within MATHEON, the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS), and MATH+ make him one of our most highly valued members.
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