New project "Oberwolfach meets IMAGINARY" started

New project "Oberwolfach meets IMAGINARY" started
Sep. 20, 2013

The new project “Oberwolfach meets IMAGINARY” funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung started! It is a three years project (2013 - 2016) with several work plans focusing on the communication of modern mathematics and current mathematical research. The core idea of this new project is to connect the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, one of the most important mathematical research institutes worldwide, and IMAGINARY.

Mathematicians carrying out research at the institute are invited to become “content providers”, in particular to write the so called “Snapshots of Modern Mathematics”, i. e. texts about their current research for a broader public.

Another work plan will focus on “Media from Oberwolfach” connected to modern mathematics. Images, films, simulations and other software programs will be taken and re-designed to be used for general math communication. We are planning to create more exhibits for our IMAGINARY exhibitions and also our museum partners.

And of course, the IMAGINARY platform will be further extended and adapted to host these new media, and also to invite other research insttitutes to participate. A special workplan will be carried out for the creation of an international network of math communicators and math content providers.

The project is designed to promote the understanding and appreciation of modern mathematics and mathematical research in the general public world-wide. 

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Mar. 12, 2013

The Italian edition of Scientific American, Le Science, has published a very nice piece by Roberta Fulci about the IMAGINARY platform launch. You can find it here (in Italian). 

Have you seen more articles or references about IMAGINARY in the news? If so, please let us know...Read more

Mar. 7, 2013

We are very happy that the user response to the new IMAGINARY platform was so big - too big for our server capacity. Today in the morning we registered 1.3 million accesses on the site (before 11:30 am) and we had to react quickly to shift the website to a new server. This caused several delays and also the platform was not online for about 2 hours. We are very sorry for this! 

Now the platform is up and...Read more

Feb. 10, 2013

On March 5, 2013 the new exhibition “Mathematics of Planet Earth” (MPE) and the new IMAGINARY platform will be launched officially at the MPE UNESCO day. The platform will host the open source exhibition, which will be physically displayed for the first time at UNESCO and remain there until March 8. The venue is...Read more

Dec. 12, 2012

The new Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) will open its doors in Manhattan, New York. “Mathematics illuminates the patterns and structures all around us. Our dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The Museum will have its grand opening on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11 East 26th Street in Manhattan.”

IMAGINARY is present with one exhibit: a...Read more

Dec. 7, 2012

MPE2013 is launched internationally!

Citation from Irena Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO:
UNESCO strongly supports this extraordinary collaboration of mathematicians around the world to advance research on fundamental questions about planet Earth, to nurture a better understanding of global issues, to help inform the public, and to enrich the school...Read more

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