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Berlin Mathematics Research Center

MATH+, the Berlin Mathematics Research Center, is a cross-institutional and interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence. It sets out to explore and further develop new approaches in application-oriented mathematics. Emphasis is placed on mathematical principles for using ever larger amounts of data in life and material sciences, in energy and network research, and in the humanities and social sciences.


MATH+ is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany´s Excellence Strategy (EXC-2046/1, project ID 390685689) for a first period of seven years since January 2019. It is a joint project of the three major universities in Berlin – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin – as well as the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) and the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). MATH+ continues the success stories of the renowned Research Center Matheon and the Excellence-Graduate School Berlin Mathematical School (BMS).


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MATH+ Dissertation Awards 2021

In cooperation with the Einstein Foundation Berlin, the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) of the Cluster of Excellence MATH+ awards up to three annual prizes for outstanding dissertations to BMS graduates. We are delighted to announce that the MATH+ Dissertation Awards 2021 have been presented to Dr. Lena Walter, Dr. Paul Peter Hager, and Dr. Ander Lamaison Vidarte for their excellent theses.



15 July – Arunima Ray: Embedding surfaces in 4-manifolds

The talk will consider the following question: when is a given map of a surface to a 4-manifold homotopic to an embedding? Arunima Ray will give a survey of related results, including the celebrated work of Freedman and Quinn, and culminating in a general surface embedding theorem, arising in joint work with Daniel Kasprowski, Mark Powell, and Peter Teichner. Arunima Ray is a Lise Meitner researc...

6-7 July – Ludovic Tangpi: A probabilistic approach to the convergence of large population games to mean field games (Mini-Seminar Series)

Mean field games are infinite population idealizations of Nash equilibrium problems in symmetric, finite population games in the microscopic regime. They present enormous advantages, and their study has given rise to an imporant literature over the past decade with striking applications. Coming from AIMS South Africa, Ludovic Tangpi started his doctorate as a BMS student at HU Berlin under direct...
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