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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:

László Székelyhidi receives Leibniz Prize 2018

László Székelyhidi, professor for mathematics at Leipzig University and External Scientific Member of the MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences will be recognised with the Leibniz Prize 2017 for his outstanding research on the theory of partial differential equations.
The Leibniz Prize is the most significant research prize in Germany. Established in 1985, the Leibniz Prize is endowed with 2.5 million Euro. The prize ceremony will be on March 19, 2018 in Berlin.
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  • 17.12 - 18.12.2017, TU Berlin, Workshop:
    Berlin-Leipzig Seminar on Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics
  • 18.12.2017, 14:00, room: A3 02 (Leon-Lichtenstein-SR), Slava Matveev:
    Macroscopic dimension of the space of metrics
  • 19.12.2017, 11:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Gitta Kutyniok:
    Colloquium of the Max Planck Institute
    Optimal Approximation with Sparsely Connected Deep Neural Networks (see abstract)
  • 19.12.2017, 15:15, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Stefan Grosskinsky:
    Mean-field kinetic equations for stochastic particle systems (see abstract)
  • 19.12.2017, 17:00, room: Universität Leipzig, Hörsaal für Theoretische Physik, Thomas Voigtmann:
    On the Importance of Pawns in Chess (see abstract)
  • 08.01.2018, 11:00, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Valter Pohjola:
  • 08.01.2018, 14:00, room: A3 02 (Leon-Lichtenstein-SR), Nihat Ay:
    Causal Inference II
  • 09.01.2018, 15:15, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Nicolas Perkowski:
  • 10.01.2018, 16:30, room: Universität Leipzig, Augusteum - Felix-Klein-Hörsaal, Philippe LeFloch:
    Recent advances on massive matter flows and the Einstein-Euler equations (see abstract)
  • 19.02 - 23.02.2018, MPI MIS Leipzig, Conference:
    TAGS - Linking Topology to Algebraic Geometry and Statistics
  • 26.03 - 28.03.2018, MPI MIS Leipzig, Conference:
    The Ninth International Conference on Guided Self-Organisation (GSO-2018)
    Information Geometry and Statistical Physics


  • Dulce Irene Valdivia Martínez (15.12.)
  • Alexandre Efremov (13.12.)
  • Akihiro Higashitani (10.12.)
  • Yu-Min Guo (08.12.)
  • Zhi-Xiang Jin (08.12.)
  • Peter Schenzel (06.12.)

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Recently submitted preprints

  • Lefschetz (1,1)-theorem in Tropical Geometry (see abstract)
       K. Shaw, P. Jell, and J. Rau
  • A Probability Monad as the Colimit of Finite Powers (see abstract)
       T. Fritz and P. Perrone
  • Random Spectrahedra (see abstract)
       P. Breiding, K. Kozhasov, and A. Lerario
  • Decoupled molecules with binding polynomials of bidegree (n,2) (see abstract)
       Y. Ren, J. Martini, and J. Torres
  • Coarse-graining and the Blackwell Order (see abstract)
       J. Rauh, P. Banerjee, E. Olbrich, J. Jost, N. Bertschinger, and D. Wolpert
  • Secret Sharing and Shared Information (see abstract)
       J. Rauh

Christmas party

Dear MPI members, You are cordially invited to our traditional Christmas party on  Tuesday , December 19th. See more info in our internal WIKI. Don't forget to register with Mrs. Rackwitz.

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