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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.

Episode 3 - "This institute is an essential piece of my life" Interview with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jost (08.04.2021)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jost founded our institute in 1996 together with Prof. Dr. Eberhard Zeidler and Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller and accompanied it as director and working group leader through the entire 25 years. We are very pleased that he shares some memories, thoughts and inspirations with us in this interview as part of our 25 years of MiS column.

Precise and fast – how mathematical methods from nonlinear algebra ensure an effective handling of huge amounts of data (29.03.2021)

The constant creation of information and its corresponding data are one of the hallmarks of the 21st century. A newly founded Emmy Noether Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences focuses on the interpretation, effective handling and usage of these huge amounts of data. By applying mathematical theories and developing appropriate software, the scientists aim to contribute to solving complex problems in nonlinear algebra and making the theoretical foundations applicable in various fields of the sciences.

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Recent results

  • Fingerhut, J. ; Gomez-Lavin, J. ; Winklmayr, C. and J. J. Prinz: The aesthetic self : the importance of aesthetic taste in music and art for our perceived identity. [link]
  • Hackbusch, W.: Minimal divergence for border rank-2 tensor approximation. [link]
  • Selk, L. ; Tillier, C. and O. Marigliano: Multivariate boundary regression models. [link]
  • Dinu, R. and M. Vodička: Gorenstein property for phylogenetic trivalent trees. [link]
  • Pournaki, A. ; Gaisbauer, F. ; Banisch, S. and E. Olbrich: The twitter explorer : a framework for observing Twitter through interactive networks. [link]
  • Lőrincz, A. C. : Minimal free resolutions of ideals of minors associated to pairs of matrices. [link]
  • Jost, J. and R. Mulas: Cheeger-like inequalities for the largest eigenvalue of the graph Laplace operator. [link]
  • Schulz, S. ; Boyer, S. ; Smerlak, M. ; Cocco, S. ; Monasson, R. ; Nizak, C. and O. Rivoire: Parameters and determinants of responses to selection in antibody libraries. [link]
  • Diez, T. ; Janssens, B. ; Neeb, K.-H. and C. Vizman: Central extensions of Lie groups preserving a differential form. [link]
  • Combe, N. ; Manin, Y. I. and M. Marcolli: Geometry of information : classical and quantum aspects. [link]
  • Breiding, P. ; Celik, T. O. ; Duff, T. ; Heaton, A. ; Maraj, A. ; Sattelberger, A.-L. ; Venturello, L. and O. Yürük: Nonlinear algebra and applications. [link]
  • Gaisbauer, F. ; Pournaki, A. ; Banisch, S. and E. Olbrich: Ideological differences in engagement in public debate on Twitter. [link]
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