Institute of Mathematics


OR2017 Conference Jointly Organized by Mathematics and Economics Department

The International Conference on Operations Research 2017 took place at the campus of Freie Universität Berlin on September 6 - 8. The conference is the yearly meeting of the German Operations Research Society. With 910 participants from 46 different countries, it was the largest OR ever. In this year, it was organized by the Department of Economics and the Institute of Mathematics in a joint endeavor. The conference motto "decision analytics for the digital economy" took up the trend towards analytics that currently revolutionizes the field. With 595 talks in 212 session of 21 parallel streams, and 22 industrial sponsors that supported the conference's business track, the exhibition, 5 preconference workshops, and two hackathons, OR offered ample opportunities to discuss and experience the latest academic and commercial trends. The photo shows (from left to right) co-organizer Ralf Borndörfer, Holger Reich, the director of the institute of mathematics, and Andreas Löffler, the dean of the economics department, at the opening session of OR 2017 in the audimax at Henry-Ford-Building.


Team „Double Cover“ is awarded a 1st prize at the Research to Market Challenge 2017

On July 19th 2017, the team “Double Cover” from Professor Polthier’s workgroup Geometry Processing is awarded a 1st prize in the category “Social and Cultural” of the Research to Market Challenge 2017, run by ProFUnd. The awarded idea consists of the production and marketing of mathematical geometry models. This is now pursued by a team around ECMath scholar Martin Skrodzki.

Alfio Quarteroni

Euler-Lecture 2017

In 2017 the “Euler-Lecture in Sanssouci” is given by Professor Alfio Quarteroni from Lausanne. The traditional historic talk is given by Professor Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen from Kopenhagen in the run-up to the Euler-Lecture.

Tag der Mathematik

22nd Day of Mathematics 2017

The 22nd Day of Mathematics takes place on April 22, 2017. The main organizer this year is Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The event looks back on a long tradition now. The 22nd Day of Mathematics in Berlin with a big school students’ competition first: Over 1.000 school students are being expected. Organized in teams they will take a written exam in mathematics on Saturday morning. For this purpose they will solve tricky and challenging tasks, puzzle a little and have fun with mathematics together.

Helene Esnault

Sackler Distinguished Lectures at Tel Aviv University

On November 7 and 9, 2016 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hélène Esnault, FU Berlin, held Sackler Distinguished Lectures in Mathematics on "Linear Differential Equations with Algebraic Solutions" and "D-modules with finite monodromy". The Sackler Distiguished Lectures, which are financed by Raymond and Beverly R. Sackler, take place at Tel Aviv University. The list of the previous speakers includes the field’s medallists Pierre Deligne, Alain Connes, Enrico Bombieri, Charles Fefferman, Pierre Louis Lions, Serguei Novikov and Avi Wigderson.

Mathematik Vorträge, Termine

Fachbereich Vorträge, Termine

Dates and conferences from the work groups

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