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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.

Information regarding COVID-19 (Last update: 16.03.2020)

Given the current developments and incoming updates about coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to reduce access to our institute substantially. However, the MPI MiS is totally alive and operating in an online fashion now.
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Introducing our regular COVID-19 Data Analysis Update (27.03.2020)

The growing number of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the enormous scale of the pandemic pose immense challenges for society and science worldwide. As an international mathematical research institute, we wish to contribute to the discussion by providing a statistical analysis of the growth rates underlying this pandemic.

To the COVID-19 Data Analysis Update

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  • 30.03 - 03.04.2020, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Conference:
    Spring School on Mathematical Statistics
    Attention: this conference has to be cancelled.
  • 03.04.2020, 11:00, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Charles Doering:
    Optimal bounds & extremal trajectories for time averages in nonlinear dynamical systems (see abstract)
    Attention: this talk has to be cancelled
  • 06.04.2020, 10:15, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Lecturers of the summer term:
    Lecture Advertisement Session
    Attention: this talk has to be cancelled
  • 07.04.2020, 15:00, only video broadcast, Florio M. Ciaglia:
    Gently wandering through the space of quantum states, relating metric tensors with group actions (see abstract)
  • 07.04.2020, 16:35, only video broadcast, Rostislav Matveev:
    JL-Lemma, macroscopic dimension of the space of metric spaces and injective hulls (see abstract)
  • 07.04.2020, 17:00, only video broadcast, Emre Sertöz:
    Down to characteristic p and then back up again: computations with the p-adic obstruction map (see abstract)
  • 07.04.2020, 17:40, only video broadcast, Frank Röttger:
    Geometry of Optimal Design for Generalized Linear Models (see abstract)
  • 07.04.2020, 18:20, only video broadcast, Leon Zhang:
    The flag variety of tropical linear spaces (see abstract)
  • 08.04.2020, 11:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Rainer Sinn:
    Hyperbolic secant varieties (see abstract)
    Attention: this talk has to be cancelled
  • 04.05 - 06.05.2020, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Conference:
    Chow Lectures
    Attention: this conference will be postponed.
  • 29.06 - 04.07.2020, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Summer school:
    Summer School on the History of Space in Mathematics and Physics
    Attention: this summer school is postponed to 2021!
  • 16.07 - 17.07.2020, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Conference:
    Attention: this conference has to be cancelled.


  • Lukas Barth (01.04.)
  • Özde Bayer Sertöz (01.04.)
  • Claudia Fevola (01.04.)
  • Parvaneh Joharinad (01.04.)
  • Frank Röttger (01.04.)
  • Maximilian Stegemeyer (01.04.)
  • Markus Tempelmayr (01.04.)
  • Gabriel Sattig (27.03.)

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Recent results

  • Seemann, J. I. and G. Restrepo: Rolf Huisgen, Eminent Chemist, born June 13, 1920 : in his own words and in his publication metrics. [link]
  • Costa, E. and E. C. Sertöz: Effective obstruction to lifting Tate classes from positive characteristic. [link]
  • Rüland, A. and E. Sincich: On Runge approximation and Lipschitz stability for a finite-dimensional Schrödinger inverse problem. [link]
  • Duerinckx, M. ; Gloria, A. and F. Otto: The structure of fluctuations in stochastic homogenization. [link]
  • Wu, Z. ; Zhang, L. ; Fei, S. and X. Li-Jost: Coherence and complementarity based on modified generalized skew information. [link]
  • Dareiotis, K. and B. Gess: Nonlinear diffusion equations with nonlinear gradient noise. [link]
  • Taslimitehrani, M. and J. Zahn: Background independence in gauge theories. [link]
  • Krakauer, D. C. ; Bertschinger, N. ; Olbrich, E. ; Flack, J. C. and N. Ay: The information theory of individuality. [link]
  • Nitsche, A. ; Arnold, C. ; Ueberham, U. ; Reiche, K. ; Fallmann, J. ; Hackermüller, J. ; Horn, F. ; Stadler, P. F. and T. Arendt: Alzheimer-related genes show accelerated evolution. [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]
  • Li, M. ; Qin, H. ; Zhang, C. ; Shen, S. ; Fei, S. and H. Fan: Characterizing multipartite entanglement by violation of CHSH inequalities. [link]
  • Banisch, S. ; Gaisbauer, F. and E. Olbrich: How social feedback processing in the brain shapes collective opinion processes in the era of social media. [link]
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