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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Jun. 5, 2013

Maths is beautiful! On June 6th at 11 am, two new interactive stations will be presented at the EXPERIMINTA ScienceCenter in Frankfurt, Germany. At the opening Prof. Oldenburg, Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt and Dr. Matt, Mathematischen Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach will be present. The two stations are accompanied by a gallery of beautiful...Read more

May. 21, 2013

Today the sixth Russian IMAGINARY exhibition opens its doors in Tomsk, Western Siberia. It is coordinate and organized by the German Embassy in Moscow in collaboration with the Polytechnical University of Tomsk. It will be open for the public from the 21st of May until the 3rd of June 2013.

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Apr. 30, 2013

In August 2013, the 3rd regional school of natural sciences “Laboratory Z” for gifted children (grades 6-8), will take place in famous Akademgorodok of Novosibirsk, Russia. 

The goal of the summer school “Laboratory Z” is interest, immersion and expansion of students’ knowledge in subjects of mathematical, natural sciences (physics, chemistry) and technical (robot technology) areas. However, in the summer school there are no classes in...Read more

Apr. 17, 2013

There is still more than one week left to participate in the ongoing SURFER picture competition, so start being creative and upload your images! The competition, that started already on May 18, 2012 will run until April 28, 2013. Then a judging panel will decide about the winners of the competition.

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Apr. 16, 2013

The Bridges conference 2013 about the connections between art and mathematics takes place from July, 27th until July, 31th, 2013, in Enschede, Netherlands. The most recent works at the interface of mathematics, music, art, architecture and culture will be presented.

Some highlights besides the conference program: art exhibition, experimental theater, Mime-Matics night, public lecture, music night, short film festival, poetry day,...Read more

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