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Welcome to the MPI MIS

Fundamental questions arising from natural and engineering sciences and economics have always inspired mathematicians to search for new mathematical structures and methods.
The interaction between mathematics and the sciences forms the central point of research at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MIS) in Leipzig, represented by the Directors and the Leaders of the Research Groups:


  • 30.11.2015, 14:00, room: G 10 (Leibniz-Hörsaal), Alice Guionnet:
    Colloquium of the Max Planck Institute
    The central limit theorem, from independent to strongly coupled systems (see abstract)
  • 01.12.2015, 14:00, room: A 02 (Leon-Lichtenstein-SR), Martin Kell:
    On Cheeger and Sobolev differentials in metric measure spaces (see abstract)
  • 01.12.2015, 15:15, room: A 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Maria Westdickenberg:
    Local minima and energy barriers in the d-dimensional Cahn-Hilliard energy landscape (see abstract)
  • 01.12.2015, 16:45, room: A 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Miloslav Feistauer:
    Finite element-discontinuous Galerkin method for the numerical simulation of two-phase flow (see abstract)
  • 02.12.2015, 13:30, room: G 10 (Leibniz-Hörsaal):
    New Faces Seminar - Who's that guy (see abstract)
  • 02.12.2015, 14:00, room: Universität Leipzig, Augusteum - Felix-Klein-Hörsaal, Tatjana Eisner:
    Ergodentheoreme von John von Neumann bis Terence Tao (see abstract)
  • 02.12.2015, 14:50, room: Universität Leipzig, Augusteum - Felix-Klein-Hörsaal, Artem Sapozhnikov:
    The mathematics of percolation (see abstract)
  • 02.12.2015, 15:40, room: Universität Leipzig, Augusteum - Felix-Klein-Hörsaal, Tobias Finis:
    Analytische Zahlentheorie und algebraische Strukturen - Vermutungen und Sätze über automorphe L-Funktionen (see abstract)


  • Peter Szmolyan (25.11.)
  • Guido de Philippis (21.11.)

Recently submitted preprints

  • Vanishing Pohozaev constant and removability of singularities (see abstract)
       J. Jost, C. Zhou, and M. Zhu
  • Dirac-harmonic maps between Riemann surfaces (see abstract)
       Q. Chen, J. Jost, L. Sun, and M. Zhu
  • Geometric analysis of the action functional of the nonlinear supersymmetric sigma model (see abstract)
       J. Jost, L. Liu, and M. Zhu
  • Stability analysis of a constant time-headway driving strategy with driver memory effects modeled with distributed delays (see abstract)
       R. Sipahi, F. Atay, and S. Niculescu
  • A Novel Approach to Canonical Divergences within Information Geometry (see abstract)
       N. Ay and S. Amari
  • The Umwelt of an Embodied Agent - A Measure-Theoretic Definition (see abstract)
       N. Ay and W. Löhr

Roboter: Die Neugier des Körpers

Eine neue Lernregel könnte Robotern helfen, sich neue Bewegungen anzueignen, und erklären, wie Menschen sensomotorische Intelligenz entwickeln. Wie Ralf Der und Georg Martius nun in Simulationen mit Robotern zeigen, braucht das Gehirn dafür kein übergeordnetes Zentrum, das Neugier bewirkt. 

© Ralf Der, Georg Martius, MPI

Christmas Bonfire

Dear MPI members, You are cordially invited to our Christmas Bonfire on Tuesday , December 1st, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the courtyard. Please don't forget to register with Mrs. Rackwitz.

25.11.2015, 14:42