The Cluster of Excellence MATH+ is built and continues to build upon the international success story of the Research Center Matheon , founded as a DFG Research Center in 2002. Matheon’s research activities continue within the Application Areas and Transfer Unit projects of MATH+ and within the Research Campus MODAL.
Matheon is built on the global vision that innovation needs flexibility, flexibility needs abstraction, and the language of abstraction is mathematics. But mathematics is not only a language, it adds value: theoretical insight, efficient algorithms, optimal solutions. Thus, key technologies and mathematics interact in a joint innovation process. This vision lives on when MATH+ scientists develop methods in modeling, simulation, and optimization of real world processes. The MATH+ Applications Areas cover research projects in Life Sciences, in Materials, Lights, Devices, in Networks as well as in Energy and Markets. The Research Campus MODAL and the MATH+ Transfer Unit projects develop methodologies in direct cooperation projects with partners from industry and economy.
Like Matheon , the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ is a joint endeavor of the three Berlin universities (Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin) and the mathematical research institutes WIAS (Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik) and ZIB (Zuse Institut Berlin).