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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.

Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize goes to Nicolas Perkowski (27.02.2019)

Nicolas Perkowski, research group leader at our institute and Junior-Professor at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, receives this year's Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize of DFG (German Research Foundation). This prize is considered the most important award for young scientists in Germany.

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KIT Doctoral Award for Tobias Ried (25.02.2019)

Tobias Ried was awarded the KIT Doctoral Award for his outstanding doctoral thesis and his scientific work at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT. In his PhD thesis Tobias Ried studied equations from kinetic theory and non-linear optics. Tobias is working now in the research group of Felix Otto.

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  • 20.03.2019, 11:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Miruna-Ştefana Sorea:
    The shapes of level curves of real polynomials near strict local minima (see abstract)
  • 22.03.2019, 14:00, room: A3 02 (Leon-Lichtenstein-SR), Maarten Wensink:
    The Collatz mapping implies a partition of the natural numbers that is instrumental in solving the conjecture. But can we prove the partition?
  • 25.03.2019, 14:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Renate Tobies:
    Colloquium of the Max Planck Institute
    Klein, Hilbert, and the Promotion of Women in Mathematics and/or Factors influencing Women’s Careers (see abstract)
  • 27.03 - 29.03.2019, MPI MIS Leipzig, Meeting:
    Deep Learning Theory Kickoff Meeting
  • 27.03.2019, 11:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Chris McDaniel:
    Invariant Coinvariant Rings, Strong Lefschetz Properties, and a Conjecture of G. Almkvist
  • 28.03 - 29.03.2019, MPI MIS Leipzig, Meeting:
  • 29.03.2019, 11:00, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Konstantinos Dareiotis:
    Entropy solutions for stochastic porous media equations
  • 01.04 - 05.04.2019, MPI MIS Leipzig, Workshop:
    Low-rank Optimization and Applications
  • 04.04.2019, 11:00, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Wenhui Shi:
    An epiperimetric inequality approach to the parabolic Signorini problem (see abstract)
  • 10.04.2019, 11:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Antonio Lerario:
    Discriminant bounds in algebraic topology
  • 10.04.2019, 11:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Gabriel Peyré:
    Computational Optimal Transport for Data Sciences (see abstract)
  • 03.06 - 07.06.2019, MPI MIS Leipzig, Conference:
    Material theories, statistical mechanics, and geometric analysis
    A conference in honor of Stephan Luckhaus' 66th birthday
  • 01.07 - 04.07.2019, MPI MIS Leipzig, Summer school:
    Summer School on Randomness and Learning in Non-Linear Algebra


  • Nathaniel Virgo (19.03.)
  • Lorenz Schwachhöfer (18.03.)
  • Esther Daus (17.03.)
  • Wenzhe Zhu (16.03.)

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Recently submitted preprints

  • The average condition number of most tensor rank decomposition problems is infinite (see abstract)
       C. Beltrán, P. Breiding, and N. Vannieuwenhoven
  • Discrete Statistical Models with Rational Maximum Likelihood Estimator (see abstract)
       E. Duarte Gelvez, O. Marigliano, and B. Sturmfels
  • Toric geometry of path signature varieties (see abstract)
       L. Colmenarejo, F. Galuppi, and M. Michałek
  • Geometric and Probabilistic Limit Theorems in Topological Data Analysis (see abstract)
       S. Kališnik Verovšek, C. Lehn, and V. Limic
  • Brownian motion tree models are toric (see abstract)
       B. Sturmfels, C. Uhler, and P. Zwiernik
  • Formal structure of periodic system of elements (see abstract)
       W. Leal and G. Restrepo

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