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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.

Understanding social dilemmas through games - The development of moral norms encourages selfless behavior (30.09.2022)

Mohammad Salahshour has addressed the question of how individual strategic choices, social norms, and morality influence the decision-making process. His game-theory-based approach elucidates how the complexity of real-world strategic settings can lead to the evolution of moral norms, which help societies to better govern themselves by channeling individuals’ decision-making in the interest of groups.

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Ladyzhenskaya lecture returns with a talk by Mimi Dai (29.09.2022))

On October 12th Mimi Dai of the University of Illinois will discuss Ladyzhenskaya’s favorite topic: the mathematical theory of incompressible fluids. Prof. Dai will delve into the history and pioneering work on the Navier-Stokes equation, as well as present recent results on the regularity and large-time behavior of solutions.

Join us on October 12 at 4.30 pm in the Felix Klein Lecture hall of Leipzig University >>>


  • 04.10.2022, 13:30, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Bernd Sturmfels:
    Four-dimensional Lie algebras revisited (see abstract)
  • 04.10.2022, 15:00, room: A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR), Michael Joswig:
    Regular polyhedral subdivisions and their tight spans (see abstract)
  • 04.10.2022, 15:15, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Patrik Ferrari:
    Space-time correlations in the KPZ universality class (see abstract)
  • 05.10.2022, 14:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Dmitrii Pavlov:
    Realizing differential-algebraic equations by rational dynamical systems (see abstract)
  • 05.10.2022, 15:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal), Raúl Penaguião:
    Computing degrees of Bergman Fans in a funny way (see abstract)
  • 06.10.2022, 17:00, only video broadcast (please register), Felix Dietrich:
    Learning dynamical systems from data (see abstract)
  • 07.10.2022, 15:00, room: G3 10 (Hörsaal) + video broadcast, Katharine Turner:
    The Extended Persistent Homology Transform for Manifolds with Boundary (see abstract)
  • 11.10.2022, 14:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Thorsten Theobald:
    Sublinear circuits and constrained signomial optimization (see abstract)
  • 11.10.2022, 15:00, room: E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal), Elias Wirth:
    Learning Guarantees for Approximate Vanishing Ideal Computations (see abstract)
  • 28.11 - 30.11.2022: MPI MiS (E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal)), Meeting:
    Pfaffians, Tensors, and Applications


  • Quinten Rutgers (04.10.)
  • Berfin Bastug (01.10.)
  • Marzieh Eidi (01.10.)
  • Sebastian Falkensteiner (01.10.)
  • Marta Panizzut (01.10.)
  • Stefan Schiffer (01.10.)
  • Antonio Torres Hernandez (01.10.)

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Recent results

  • Teich, M. ; Leal, W. and J. Jost: Corpus-based metaphor analysis through graph theoretical methods. [link]
  • Kühne, L. and G. Yashfe: Representability of matroids by \(c\)-arrangements is undecidable. [link]
  • Rose, K.: Multi-degrees in polynomial optimization. [link]
  • Brandenburg, M.-C. ; Hollering, B. and I. Portakal: Combinatorics of correlated equilibria. [link]
  • Gornik, S. G. ; Flores, V. ; Reinhardt, F. ; Erber, L. ; Douvropoulou, O. ; Lassadi, I. ; Einarsson, E. ; Mörl, M. ; Git, A. ; Stadler, P. F. ; Pain, A. and R. F. Waller: Mitochondrial genomes in Perkinsus decode conserved frameshifts in all genes. [link]
  • Müller, S. ; Flamm, C. and P. F. Stadler: What makes a reaction network ''chemical''?. [link]
  • Eisenmann, H. and A. Uschmajew: Maximum relative distance between real rank-two and rank-one tensors. [link]
  • Combe, N. and A. Kalugin: Hidden symmetries of the Grothendieck-Teichmüller group. [link]
  • Bran, A. M. ; Stadler, P. F. ; Jost, J. and G. Restrepo: Periodic system converges and is affected by wars. [link]
  • Jost, J. ; Sun, L. and J. Zhu: Dirac-harmonic maps with trivial index. [link]
  • Kühne, L. and L. Monin: Faces of cosmological polytopes. [link]
  • Hollands, S.: GGI lectures on entropy, operator algebras and black holes. [link]
  • more recent papers >>>

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