The Evolution of Christmas Tree Decoration and a Happy New Year!

The Evolution of Christmas Tree Decoration and a Happy New Year!
Dec. 20, 2013

The IMAGINARY team wishes you merry christmas and a happy new year!

We prepared a christmas card for you (in English, Spanish, German, French and Catalan for now) to download and forward. It was made with our program SURFER, which visualizes algebraic surfaces in real time. If you help us translate the card into other languages we can prepare new versions (for example Portuguese or Russian). We also offer you the InDesign file to recreate your own Christmas card - see attached files and below for the download directory.

2013 was a very special year for us:  we collaborated with Mathematics of Planet Earth to launch a new exhibition and presented our new platform “IMAGINARY - open mathematics”. We worked on many exhibitions and events in Germany, Russia, Norway, France, Denmark, Argentina, Spain, Uruguay and Vietnam… And we presented our “IMAGINARY-Entdeckerbox”, a very exciting new medium for us to reach out to schools. The biggest news in 2013 was that we continue our great collaboration with the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. We are now working on a 3 years program to communicate modern mathematics and current research. We are looking forward for the upcoming “snapshots of modern mathematics” project and new exhibitions which are already in the pipeline for 2014. 

Download directory for IMAGINARY Christmas card

Thank you for your support!

With all the best,


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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

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