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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.

The mathematics behind the Corona news coverage (05.05.2020 | Last update 22.05.2020)

Our director Felix Otto and Professor Silvia Schöneburg-Lehnert (Mathematical institute, Leipzig University) have started a short video series (in German) with the aim of providing a basic introduction for some mathematical terminology that comes up in the news coverage regarding Corona.

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Research briefs — Providing insights into recent scientific progress (29.04.2020)

Our institute represents a great variety of research topics that affect current developments both within the natural sciences as well as social and economic life. In our new column research briefs MiS scientists are sharing key ideas and giving insights into recent developments of their research.

The first articles cover:

  • Probabilistic outcomes and radical uncertainty in the Corona pandemic
  • The intriguing question of curvature



  • Tara Fife (01.06.)
  • Yuhan Jiang (01.06.)
  • Lukas Kühne (01.06.)
  • Zhi-Xiang Jin (30.05.)
  • Yuguang Wang (28.05.)

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Recent results

  • Grasshoff, U. ; Holling, H. ; Röttger, F. and R. Schwabe: Optimality regions for designs in multiple linear regression models with correlated random coefficients. [link]
  • Hackbusch, W. and A. Uschmajew: Modified iterations for data-sparse solution of linear systems. [link]
  • Barfuss, W. ; Donges, J. F. ; Vasconcelos, V. V. ; Kurths, J. and S. A. Levin: Caring for the future can turn tragedy into comedy for long-term collective action under risk of collapse. [link]
  • Balogh, G. ; Bernhart, S. H. ; Stadler, P. F. and J. Schor: A probabilistic version of Sankoff's maximum parsimony algorithm. [link]
  • Görlach, P. ; Lehn, C. and A. Sattelberger: Algebraic analysis of the hypergeometric function 1F1 of a matrix argument. [link]
  • Agostini, D. ; Celik, T. O. and B. Sturmfels: The Dubrovin threefold of an algebraic curve. [link]
  • Castillo, F. ; Cid-Ruiz, Y. ; Li, B. ; Montaño, J. and N. Zhang: When are multidegrees positive?. [link]
  • Heaton, A. and J. A. Samper: Dual matroid polytopes and internal activity of independence complexes. [link]
  • Mulas, R. : A survey on wild mathematics. [link]
  • Peters, O. ; Adamou, A. ; Kirstein, M. and Y. Berman: What are we weighting for? A mechanistic model for probability weighting. [link]
  • Cesana, P. ; Della Porta, F. ; Rüland, A. ; Zillinger, C. and B. Zwicknagl: Exact constructions in the (non-linear) planar theory of elasticity : from elastic crystals to nematic elastomers. [link]
  • Khoromskaia, V. ; Khoromskij, B. N. and F. Otto: Numerical study in stochastic homogenization for elliptic partial differential equations : convergence rate in the size of representative volume elements. [link]
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