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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:


  • 09.12.2016, 11:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Stephan Wojtowytsch:
    Diffuse Interfaces and Topology: A Phase-Field Model for Willmore's Energy (see abstract)
  • 12.12 - 14.12.2016, MPI MIS Leipzig, Workshop:
    Tensors: Algebra meets Numerics
  • 13.12.2016, 17:00, room: Universität Leipzig, Hörsaal für Theoretische Physik, Alois Loidl:
    Supercooled Liquids and the Glassy State of Matter (see abstract)
  • 14.12.2016, 16:30, room: Universität Leipzig, Augusteum - Felix-Klein-Hörsaal, Bernd Sturmfels:
    Tensors and their Eigenvectors (see abstract)
  • 20.12.2016, 17:00, room: Universität Leipzig, Hörsaal für Theoretische Physik, Friedrich Steinle:
    Zur Dynamik physikalischer Begriffe (see abstract)
  • 17.01.2017, 15:15, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Johannes Quaas:
    Assessing climate change with numerical modelling and statistical analysis of satellite observations
  • 27.01.2017, 11:00, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Aleksandra Zimmermann:
    On a pseudomonotone evolution equation with multiplicative noise (see abstract)
  • 01.02.2017, 14:00, room: A3 02 (Leon-Lichtenstein-SR), María José Garrido Atienza:
    Stochastic lattice models driven by a fractional Brownian motion (see abstract)
  • 24.03.2017, 11:00, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Jianfeng Lu:

Eberhard Zeidler
* 6.10.1940 - † 18.11.2016

Obituary of our Founding Director


  • Anna Seigal (09.12.)
  • Parvaneh Joharinad (07.12.)
  • Stefan Westermann (07.12.)
  • Stephan Wojtowytsch (07.12.)
  • Fatemeh Mohammadi (06.12.)
  • Conor Finn (05.12.)
  • Joseph Lizier (05.12.)
  • Ning-Ping Cao (01.12.)
  • Li-Jun Zhao (01.12.)

Recently submitted preprints

  • Algebraic Identifiability of Gaussian Mixtures (see abstract)
       C. Amendola, K. Ranestad, and B. Sturmfels
  • The Coconut Model with Heterogeneous Strategies and Learning (see abstract)
       S. Banisch and E. Olbrich
  • Geometry of ν-Tamari lattices in types A and B (see abstract)
       C. Ceballos, A. Padrol, and C. Sarmiento Cortés
  • Quantum physics, fields and closed timelike curves: The D-CTC condition in quantum field theory (see abstract)
       J. Tolksdorf and R. Verch
  • On the Representation of Symmetric and Antisymmetric Tensors (see abstract)
       W. Hackbusch
  • Can one see the shape of a network? (see abstract)
       M. Weber, E. Saucan, and J. Jost

Max Planck Society: Call for nominations

The Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institutes are seeking nominations for director positions. Application deadline is December 12, 2016.

09.12.2016, 01:30