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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.

First steps towards a new Mathematical Physics Center in Leipzig (12.11.2018)

The interplay between mathematics and theoretical physics is at the center of a new joint initiative of the Faculties of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics and Geosciences of the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. The initiative intensifies existing cooperations in these fields and offers students and scientists ample opportunities for scientific exchange. The project is financially supported by the Max Planck Society.

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Not only arguments count (31.10.2018)

The phenomenon of opinion polarization has gained a lot of public attention in recent years, especially in the political context. Using tools from network science and game theory, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences were able to show that social interaction has a pronounced influence on opinion polarization. Their approach allows for a precise analysis of the entire opinion-forming process and could, among other things, contribute to a better understanding of opinion tendencies in social networks.

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  • 19.11.2018, 10:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Alex Fink:
    Schubert varieties in Gaussian conditional independence (see abstract)
  • 19.11.2018, 11:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Dominik Nagel:
    Condition numbers of Vandermonde matrices with nearly-colliding nodes (see abstract)
  • 20.11.2018, 15:00, room: A3 02 (Leon-Lichtenstein-SR), Ilona Kosiuk:
    Slow-fast systems in cell biology: switches and oscillators (see abstract)
  • 20.11.2018, 16:30, room: A3 02 (Leon-Lichtenstein-SR), Alexander Kartun-Giles:
    Network geometry in complex networks (see abstract)
  • 22.11.2018, 11:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Alexander Shaposhnikov:
    Lusin-type theorems on the Wiener space (see abstract)
  • 22.11.2018, 15:30, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Lamiae Azizi:
    A Mathematical trip into the Data Science realm (see abstract)
  • 23.11.2018, 11:00, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Oliver Oeckler:
    Phase transitions in germanium antimony tellurides and related compounds (see abstract)
  • 27.11.2018, 15:15, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Christophe Prange:
  • 27.11.2018, 17:00, room: Universität Leipzig, Hörsaal für Theoretische Physik, Johannes Deiglmayr:
    Applications of Rydberg atoms and molecules - From the characterization of surface fields to ion-neutral reactions in the quantum regime (see abstract)
  • 14.01 - 18.01.2019, MPI Informatik Saarbrücken, Workshop:
    MPI-INF and MPI-MiS joint workshop on Theoretical Computer Science and Algebraic Geometry
  • 16.01 - 18.01.2019, MPI MIS Leipzig, Workshop:
    Berlin-Leipzig workshop in analysis and stochastics
  • 18.02 - 20.02.2019, MPI MIS Leipzig, Meeting:
    Graduate Student Meeting on Applied Algebra and Combinatorics


  • Ian Hatton (12.11.)

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Recently submitted preprints

  • Detecting the Coarse Geometry of Networks (see abstract)
       M. Weber, J. Jost, and E. Saucan
  • A tensor version of the quantum Wielandt theorem (see abstract)
       M. Michałek, T. Seynnaeve, and F. Verstraete
  • Families of Blowups of the Real Affine Plane: Classification, Isotopies and Visualizations (see abstract)
       M. Brodmann and P. Schenzel
  • Associated noncommutative vector bundles over the Vaksman-Soibelman quantum complex projective spaces (see abstract)
       F. Arici, P. Hajac, and M. Tobolski
  • The rough Veronese variety (see abstract)
       F. Galuppi
  • An elementary and constructive proof of Grothendieck's generic freeness lemma (see abstract)
       I. Blechschmidt

16.11.2018, 10:08