Snapshots are short texts on aspects of modern mathematics written by researchers visiting the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. With this Snapshot station, you can browse through all available snapshots by sliding horizontally and read the full snapshot by sliding vertically. Each...
Math to Touch is a collection of 16 small apps, each of them opening a little mathematical world to be explored.
Explore the science of cartography and the geometry of map projections.
MatchTheNet is a game about 3-dimensional polytopes for a single player. You will meet the five Platonic Solids and their best friends!
Inspired by the cover of the book Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter, this is an interactive game to exercise three-dimensional thinking in an interdisciplinary work with English, Spanish, French and Portuguese languages. The game runs on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.
Alpine glaciers have been shrinking for more than one century. This trend is expected to continue if the global warming progresses. Thanks to mathematical models, the future evolution of glaciers can be estimated.
Tsunamis are big oceanic waves that collide violently with the coast. Most often, tsunamis are created by earthquakes that produce a sudden change on the topography of the ocean seabed. This exhibit explains how tsunamis are modeled mathematically, and recreates simulations of historical...
A simple and elegant presentation of IMAGINARY films, for use in your exhibitions.
A simple and elegant presentation of IMAGINARY galleries, for use in your exhibitions.
Build a Formula Morph station and take the control on the instruments panel! Your mission: explore how algebraic surfaces change and merge as you tune the dials and adjust the levers.
Interactive viewer for constant mean curvature and constrained Willmore surfaces.
Circular shaped mirrors which are arranged in a grid-like manner reflect a light ray according to the reflection law of geometric optics. While random positions of the light source produce chaotic reflection patterns, it is possible to position the light source so that beautiful symmetric...
This project consists of five different “experiences” related to Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE): Cartography, Dynamical system, Wator, Temperature and Cellular automata.
Dune Ash is an interactive simulation of a volcano eruption in Europe. You can place a volcano, add a wind field and explore the ash cloud dispersing in time.
Experience this interactive program and fly through a quartz, fluorite, or diamond crystal. You can steer a miniature spaceship through the crystal structures using your finger on a touchscreen, also in 3D.
With Morenaments you can easily paint symmetrical patterns in one of the 17 symmetry groups of the Euclidean space. Discover geometrical properties and investigate their inner structure of spinning centers and mirror axes. Or feel free to paint in a creative way and experience how a few strokes...
With SURFER you can experience the relation between formulas and forms, i. e. mathematics and art, in an interactive way. You can enter simple equations that produce beautiful images, which are surfaces in space. SURFER...