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Polytopia: Over half of the polyhedra have been adopted

In case you haven't adopted your own polyhedron yet, hurry up! We are happy to announce that more than half of the polyhedra on polytopia.eu are already gone. On the website, you can find every polyhedron with up to nine vertices and we invite you to choose your favorite, give it a name, and realize it in one way or another.

Nov 15, 2019

Giulia Codenotti accepts Postdoc in Frankfurt

Giulia Codenotti, who will defend her PhD thesis under the direction of Paco Santos in January, accepted a postdoc position at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt in the Discrete Mathematics group headed by Thorsten Theobald.

Oct 30, 2019

Jorge Alberto Olarte is Postdoc at RWTH Aachen

Jorge Alberto Olarte, who will defend his PhD thesis under the direction of Paco Santos in December, is now a postdoc at RWTH Aachen (Lehrstuhl B für Mathematik, Algebra).

Oct 30, 2019

Einstein Workshop Geometric and Topological Combinatorics took place

From October 29th to October 31th 2018 we had an Einstein Workshop for Geometric and Topological Combinatorics. See here for the workshop page.

Nov 05, 2018

Geometrical Christmas in Dahlem

The participants of the Mathematische Schülergesellschaft Leonhard Euler crafted geometrical christmas tree decorations. Together with the mathematicians from the Dircrete Geometry group the seventh graders cut out polyhedral nets and glued them into threedimensional bodies. Each of the polyhedra with nine vertices has a unique combinatorial type.

Dec 15, 2017

Mathe im Advent

Dec 01, 2017

Martin Aigner and Günter M. Ziegler to Receive 2018 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition

The 2018 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition will be awarded to Martin Aigner and Günter M. Ziegler of the Freie Universität Berlin, for Proofs from THE BOO K.

Nov 15, 2017

Günter M. Ziegler Becomes Honorary Professor at TU Berlin

Faculty II is proud to announce that Günter M. Ziegler was made Honorary Professor at Faculty II of TU Berlin. Read more.

May 31, 2017

Coffee into Theorems

"A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems". This is how Paul Erdős quotes Alfréd Rényi. (Yes, that's a bit complicated, this is why people assign this quote directly to Erdős.) In this spirit, we try to turn as much coffee into theorems, as possible. 50,000 cups of coffee is sufficient proof that at least the intake of the machines is working.

May 29, 2017

Digital Future Conference

May 12th 2017: The Digital Future conference opened today at Kosmos Berlin. It started with honoring computational biologist Chris Sander as a new member of the Hall of Fame of the Digital Age and his keynote. Chris Sanders studied mathematics at Freie Universität Berlin with Prof. Karl Peter Grotemeyer. He is on stage with Christof Schütte of Zuse Institute and bioinformatics group at Freie Universität Berlin. The conference is supported by Tagesspiegel, Zuse Institute and others.

May 12, 2017

Girls Day 2017

For this years Girls Day on April 27th 2017 many girls visited Freie Universität. There were some exciting Mathematics workshops to choose from. We had one workshop from our group focusing on Schlegel diagrams held by Anna Maria Hartkopf , Giulia Codenotti , Nevena Palic and Hannah Sjöberg .

Apr 27, 2017