Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

We offer a variety of international degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Bioinformatics. Interdisciplinary studies benefit from walking distance to the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, and the Zuse-Institute Berlin. Our excellence in teaching and research is strongly integrated with the Berlin Mathematical School and the DFG research center Matheon.

Prospective students and the general public can participate in a wide spectrum of activities.

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Christoph Benzmüller receives FU Central Teaching Award

Christoph Benzmüller, DFG Heisenberg Fellow and Private Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, received the central Teaching Award of Freie Universität. Within the framework of his research on automated reasoning, logic and formalisation, he submitted a concept for the interdisciplinary lecture "Computational Metaphysics".

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Mexican National Prize for Arts and Sciences for Professor Raúl Rojas

Professor Raúl Rojas, who has been a professor of computer science at Freie Universität Berlin since 1997, will receive the National Prize for Arts and Sciences in Mexico on Wednesday. The most prestigious scientific award of the country, comparable to the Leibniz Prize in Germany, will be presented to the winners personally by the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto in the capitol in Mexico City.

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Matthias Wählisch receives Young Scientist Award

Matthias Wählisch is the winner of this year's Forum for Excellent Young Scientists for his contributions to the Internet of Things and their prospective entrepreneurial practice. The award includes a 10,000 EUR research grant. The jury recognized his contributions and the contributions of his team to the open source operating system RIOT.

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Peeroskop at CeBIT 2015

Analyzing and protecting the Internet backbone is the main topic of the project Peeroskop. The Computer Systems & Telematics group does not only show how you can easily hijack Internet traffic but also how to protect against common threads. Part of the demo is open source software developed in the project. This software helps already Internet operators. Visit us hall 9, booth D40!

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Three open source projects of FU accepted for GSOC 2015

Saros, RIOT,, and DBpedia have been selected out 416 submissions for this year's Google Summer of Code. Saros is an Eclipse plugin for distributed pair programming. RIOT is the friendly operating system for the Internet of Things. DBpedia is the semantic Wikipedia for machines. Interested students can apply for a scholarship until March 27.

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Computer Science Professor Raúl Rojas at Freie Universität Berlin is University Teacher of the Year

The computer scientist Dr. Raúl Rojas at Freie Universität Berlin was named "University Teacher of the Year" by the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband, in short DHV). The president of the DHV, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Kempen, said Rojas, who is a professor of intelligent systems and robotics, is an eminent authority and exemplary model for combining research and teaching. The award is worth 10,000 euros and will be presented to Rojas in Mainz on March 23, 2015, during the seventh "Gala of German Science."

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British Computer Conservation Society Honors Computer Science Professor Raúl Rojas from Freie Universität Berlin

Computer science professor Raúl Rojas from Freie Universität Berlin has been recognized by the British Computer Conservation Society. The Society – a joint association of the British Computer Society and the Science Museum in London – honored Rojas with the 2014 Tony Sale Award. The award ceremony took place in London. The award was given for Rojas's outstanding contributions to the history of computer science, in particular with regard to the technical and theoretical reconstruction of major computing machines. Robert Garner from the Computer History Museum in California was the co-winner.

Gottesbeweis durch Christoph Benzmüller

Formalization and Automation of Gödel's Proof of God's Existence

Goedel's ontological proof has been analysed for the first-time with an unprecedent degree of detail and formality with the help of higher-order theorem provers.

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Whistleblowers and AdLeaks - a System for Anonymous Data Transfer

Prof. Volker Roth investigates a system allowing a person to remain anonymous when tranferring data via internet.. The AdLeaks system is being developed and tested in the EU project CONFINE. A first version of the source code is available for download.

Gebündelt: Die Bioinformatik an der Freien Universität

Der Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik ordnet als Teil des Forschungscampus Dahlem seine Aktivitäten im Bereich Bioinformatik neu. Sichtbar wird dies insbesondere durch das neue Institut für Bioinformatik. „Das neue Institut bündelt die am Fachbereich vorhandenen Kompetenzen auf dem Gebiet, verzahnt die universitäre mit der außeruniversitären Forschung, schafft gemeinsam mit Partnern neue Professuren und ein besseres Angebot in der Lehre“, sagt Knut Reinert, Professor für Bioinformatik an der FU und Vordenker der neuen Struktur am Fachbereich.

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German-Turkish Cooperation

In May 2014 FU Bioinformatics co-organized the first International Workshop on MS-Based Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Health Informatics with Turkish partners in Izmir.

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Welcome our new Assistant Professor Annalisa Marsico

Prof. Dr. Annalisa Marsico has taken up a position as Assistant Professor for High Throughput Genomics at the Institute of Bioinformatics. For more information see:

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Prof. Knut Reinert appointed Max-Planck-Fellow

The MPG appointed Prof. Knut Reinert Max Planck Fellow. Starting in July, he is going to head a team at the Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik, thereby intensifying scientific cooperation between FU Berlin and MPIMG.

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Bioinformatics has become CUDA research center

The NVIDIA center at FU Berlin focusses on the development of novel algorithms and data structures for problems in the analysis of biomedical mass data.

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Euler-Lecture 2016

In 2016, the “Euler-Lecture in Sanssouci” is given by Professor Yuri Manin (U Bonn): "Time between real and imaginary: Big Bang and modular curves" The historic talk is given by Professor Tilman Sauer (U Mainz): "»Ich bewundere die Eleganz Ihrer Rechnungsweise« - Einstein und die Mathematik" The Euler-Lecture will take place at the Auditorium Maximum of the University of Potsdam (Haus 8, 14476 Potsdam) on May 27 at 2pm . More details including flyer and roadmap: www.euler-lecture.berlin

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21st Mathematics Day 2016

This year Mathematics Day will take place on 30th April 2016. The website will be available soon.

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Tiburtius Prizes 2015

The Tiburtius Doctoral-Degree Prize awards persons for excellent dissertations at Berlin universities. In 2015 five of the Tiburtius Prize winners are from Freie Universität Berlin. [...] The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 16th December 2015, at the Humboldt Universität, Berlin.

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Martin Skrodzki named Mathematician of the month of October

In September 2015 Martin Skrodzki was awarded one of the main prizes at the Student Conference of the German Mathematical Association (DMV). Now the DMV has named him "Mathematician of the Month" . [...]

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A suitcase in Berlin: three new "Einstein Visiting Fellows"

Three of the Berlin Einstein Foundation's new "Einstein Visiting Fellows“ work in the area of mathematics and are at Freie Universität Berlin. The Einstein Visiting Fellows are foreign scientists who will add to excellent areas of Berlin research through their competence. In the long term, they are should become part of the scientific community here and to strengthen international cooperation. [...]

Simons Lecture 2013: Prof. Rupert Klein: „CliMathematics: Models, Data and Structures: on the Role of Mathematics in Climate Forecasts". Documentation: photos, videos etc.

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