MATH+ Day 2022 – Two New Chairs: Michael Hintermüller (MATH+) and Holger Reich (BMS)

MATH+ Chairs: Michael Hintermüller, Christof Schütte, Martin Skutella (from left to right) | © MATH+ / Kay Herschelmann


The annual MATH+ Day 2022 with more than 100 participants took place on 18 November. The General Assembly elected Michael Hintermüller as the new MATH+ chair together with a new Board. The newly elected Board members include Holger Reich as the new BMS chair. Congratulations! Workshops to explore ideas for new Emerging Fields and poster presentations of research results completed the MATH+ Day.


On 18 November, the third MATH+ Day took place with more than 100 participants attending. It was the first time since 2019 that the MATH+ Day could take place as an in-person event again.


The MATH+ Days started with the meeting of the General Assembly and the report by the MATH+ chair, Christof Schütte (FU Berlin/ZIB). Afterwards, the MATH+ members elected a new chair and board, including the BMS Chair.


We are happy to announce that Michael Hintermüller (HU Berlin/WIAS) has accepted the election and will serve as Chair of MATH+ for the next two years. Christof Schütte and Martin Skutella (TU Berlin) were elected as Co-Chairs and will support Michael Hintermüller. Holger Reich (FU Berlin) was elected as the BMS Chair following Jürg Kramer (HU Berlin). Congratulations! We would like to thank Christof Schütte and Jürg Kramer for their tremendous input and commitment over the past two years.


John M. Sullivan, Technische Universität Berlin, and Gavril Farkas, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, will serve as BMS deputy chairs.


BMS Chairs: John M. Sullivan, Gavril Farkas, Holger Reich (from left to right); © MATH+ / Kay Herschelmann 


After the General Assembly, four workshops explored ideas for new Emerging Fields. A fifth will follow in early December. The MATH+ Day ended with a poster session and lively discussions of the presented research results from the projects. The posters showed the diversity of topics and activities of collaborations both within mathematics and across disciplines, such as life sciences, transport and network disciplines, material sciences, and humanities and social sciences.


Everyone visibly enjoyed the opportunity for an in-person gathering, with its discussions, networking, and exchange of ideas for future collaborations.