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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Sep. 11, 2012

IMAGINARY is part of the new book “Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics” by Springer: in the article “Mathematics Between Research, Applications, and Communication” by Gert-Martin Greuel and in the article “IMAGINARY and the Open Source Math Exhibition Platform” by Andreas Matt. It is also mentioned in several articles, as for example in the article on the website or in the...Read more

Aug. 26, 2012

In Tecopólis, a huge science and technology fair in Buenos Aires, a 4 x 4 x 3 meter projected and interactive Morenaments Room invites all visitors to play and create own wallpapers! See this video for some details on the IMAGINARY installation at Tecnópolis: https://www. more

Jul. 26, 2012

SURFER is presented as part of a big IMAGINARY installation in Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires Argentina. For the first time a half dome with 7.5 meters diameter has been constructed to host 3 SURFER touch screen panels and a gallery of algebraic surfaces. The dome features coordinate axes and is the eyecatcher of the “Pabellón de Matemática” of Tecnópolis 2012.Read more

Jul. 26, 2012

At the Oberwolfach IMAGINARY workshop in July 2012 it was decided to put a focus on web development. For the program SURFER it is planned to offer a web version, i. e. a Java ray tracer of algebraic surfaces in form of a browser applet. This applet can the be easily controlled in the browser html environment through javascript commands. The user interface can...Read more