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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.

Million funding for Deep Learning project in Leipzig (15.08.2018)

Dr. Guido Montúfar, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant for excellent young researchers.

The European Research Council ERC is supporting his new group on deep learning theory, which focuses on improving learning in neural networks, with an amount of 1.5 million euro.

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Picture: Guido Montufar, Resolution 2361 x 1574 Pixel, Foto: MPI MIS

Mathematical models and methods and computing with neural networks form the theoretical foundations for the study of deep learning processes. Resolution 4167 x 2917 Pixel. Copyright: MPI MIS

New Julia package developed by MPI researchers (31.07.2018)

Researchers from the nonlinear algebra group at MPI MiS and at TU Berlin have been developing a Julia package for solving systems of polynomial equations by numerical homotopy continuation.
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ARD alpha Campus Talks featuring Ivan Yamshchikov (30.07.2018)

MPI MiS postdoc Ivan Yamshchikov recently appeared on the ARD show Campus Talks, where he gave a presentation on the challenges of bringing creativity into artificial intelligence. In an inspiring presentation, Ivan reported on a project with Aleksei Tikhonov and CreAIted, where they were able to teach artificial intelligence how to write poetry and music lyrics.
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Picture on the right: Portrait of Ivan Yamshchikov © Henrik Jordan

Felix Otto awarded the Luigi Tartufari International Prize for Mathematics (25.07.2018)

Professor Felix Otto, director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, has been awarded the Prof. Luigi Tartufari International Prize for Mathematics from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome in the presence of the Italian President. Felix Otto was honored for his numerous contributions to continuum mechanics and to materials science. In particular, his analysis of partial differential equations modelling the flow of a gas in a porous rock or those describing a particle under frictional and random forces, was praised.
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Most popular SIAM SIMA paper by Felix Otto (23.07.2018)

The 1998 paper "The Variational Formulation of the Fokker--Planck Equation", authored by our Director Felix Otto together with Richard Jordan and David Kinderlehrer, is the most downloaded paper of the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis. On the occasion of the Journal's 50th volume, Felix Otto authored a short piece for the SIAM news, offering some insight as to why the paper continues to spark so much interest today. You can read his contribution here.
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  • 13.08 - 17.08.2018, MPI MIS Leipzig, Workshop:
    Summer School on Numerical Computing in Algebraic Geometry
  • 16.08.2018, 15:15, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Bálint Tóth:
    Invariance principle for random Lorentz gas beyond the Boltzmann-Grad limit
  • 16.08.2018, 16:45, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Marius Lemm:
    Attention: this talk has to be cancelled
    On the averaged Green's function of an elliptic equation with random coefficients (see abstract)
  • 22.08.2018, 09:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Francesca Arici:
    A very brief introduction to graph algebras
  • 22.08.2018, 10:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Charles Henry Alexander Curry:
    Algebra and numerical solution of ODEs
  • 29.08.2018, 09:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Lara Bossinger:
    Toric degenerations: a bridge between representation theory, tropical geometry and cluster algebras
  • 29.08.2018, 10:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Marta Panizzut:
    K3 polytopes and their quartic surfaces
  • 31.08.2018, 11:00, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Alexandre Veretennikov:
  • 05.09 - 08.09.2018, MPI MIS Leipzig, Summer school:
    Summer School — Network Science in the Humanities
  • 05.09.2018, 09:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Rodica Dinu:
    Gorenstein t-spread Veronese algebras (see abstract)
  • 05.09.2018, 10:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Christian Lehn:
    Limit theorems in topological data analysis
  • 10.09 - 14.09.2018, MPI MIS Leipzig, Summer school:
    Inverse and Spectral Problems for (Non)-Local Operators
  • 01.10 - 05.10.2018, MPI MIS Leipzig, Conference:
    Progress and Visions in Quantum Theory in View of Gravity
    Bridging foundations of physics and mathematics
  • 05.11 - 07.11.2018, University of Leipzig, Felix Klein lecture room, Conference:
    Chow Lectures
    by Peter Scholze
  • 08.11 - 09.11.2018, MPI MIS Leipzig, Conference:
    NoGAGS 2018
    North German Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2018


  • Asja Fischer (16.08.)
  • Bálint Tóth (15.08.)
  • Vahid Toomani (14.08.)
  • Alhasan Al Hallak (13.08.)
  • Lara Bossinger (13.08.)
  • Mitia Duerinckx (13.08.)
  • Qiang Xu (13.08.)
  • Kangjin Han (09.08.)
  • Olga Kuznetsova (07.08.)

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Recently submitted preprints

  • Computing Unit Groups of Curves (see abstract)
       J. Chen, S. Vemulapalli, and L. Zhang
  • Khovanskii-Finite Valuations, Rational Curves, and Torus Actions (see abstract)
       N. Ilten and M. Wrobel
  • Divisor class groups of rational trinomial varieties (see abstract)
       M. Wrobel
  • Moment Varieties of Measures on Polytopes (see abstract)
       K. Kohn, B. Sturmfels, and B. Shapiro
  • Arithmetic aspects of symmetric edge polytopes (see abstract)
       A. Higashitani, K. Jochemko, and M. Michałek
  • On critical points of quadratic low-rank matrix optimization problems (see abstract)
       A. Uschmajew and B. Vandereycken

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