It was a truly spectacular event that was broadcasted live to an excited audience of about 1200 people in Berlin and Garching. The so-called “Science Slam” was a premium battle between the two technical universities of Munich and Berlin, fought with nothing but words and science. Based on the respective amount of applause received, the winner was chosen by the audience itself. Six junior scientists, three of each faction, gave performances of pi*e minutes (about 8 minutes) on mathematical topics from the collaborative research centre “Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics “. The contestants did a fantastic job on the challenge to present the most difficult topics in their field of research in an entertaining and illustrative way. For minutes, the crowd gave standing ovations, delighted by their performance.
TUM Professor of Mathematics Barbara Wohlmuth receives renowned Leibniz prize
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded the most prestigious German research award, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz prize, to 44-year-old professor of mathematics Barbara Wohlmuth.
Barbara Wohlmuth holds the Chair of Numerical Mathematics at the TUM Department of Mathematics. By awarding the prize, the committee honors her outstanding scientific contribution to the theoretical study of mortar domain decomposition methods. The prize is endowed with a research budget of 2.5 million euros. more (German)
TUM Professor of Mathematics Massimo Fornasier solves incredible jigsaw puzzle
Originally covering an area of nearly 1000 m², the fresco was almost completely destroyed by an aerial bombing in 1944. Only 88.000 tiny pieces could be salvaged. Massimo Fornasier, a professor of mathematics at TUM, was able to assemble the pieces and reconstruct as much as a tenth of the former masterpiece.
Massimo Fornasier holds the Chair of Applied Numerical Analysis at the TUM Department of Mathematics.