Institute of Mathematics


Günter M. Ziegler received the Science Prize 2017 from the Mayor of Berlin

On 7th November the Mayor of Berlin and the Senator for Science and Research, Michael Müller, presented the 10th Berlin Science Prize to Prof. Günther M. Ziegler, a member of our Institute for Mathematics. This prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishments in science and research in Berlin.


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science mourns the death of Prof. Rudolf Gorenflo

On 20th October the mathematician, Rudolf Gorenflo, professor emeritus at Freie Universität Berlin, passed away in Berlin at the age of 87 after a long illness.


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.

Mathematik Vorträge, Termine

Fachbereich Vorträge, Termine

Dates and conferences from the work groups

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