Snapshots of Modern Mathematics
Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach explain mathematical problems and ideas in an accessible and understandable way. They provide exciting insights into current topics of the mathematical community for everyone who is interested in modern mathematics.
The snapshots are written by participants of the scientific program at the MFO, who volunteer to explain an important aspect of their research. A team of editors assists them in communicating complicated matters to a broad audience. The MFO publishes the snapshots for free download under a Creative Commons license here and on the IMAGINARY platform.
The Snapshot project is designed to promote the understanding and appreciation of modern mathematics and mathematical research in the general public world-wide. The targeted readership consists of mathematics teachers, science journalists, undergraduate and advanced high school students. If you are interested in writing a snapshot, please contact the organizers of the program in which you are participating.
The project started in January 2014 as part of the project "Oberwolfach meets IMAGINARY". It is funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation and has also been supported by the Oberwolfach Foundation and the MFO.
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No. 14/2016: Profinite groups
No. 13/2016: The adaptive finite element method
No. 11/2016: The Willmore Conjecture
No. 10/2016: Prime Tuples in Function Fields
No. 9/2016: Polyhedra and commensurability
Rafael Guglielmetti, Matthieu Jacquemet
No. 8/2016: Fokus-Erkennung bei Epilepsiepatienten mithilfe moderner Verfahren der Zeitreihenanalyse
Manfred Deistler, Andreas Gräf
No. 7/2016: Wie steuert man einen Kran?
Robert Altmann, Jan Heiland
No. 6/2016: High performance computing on smartphones
Anthony T. Patera, Karsten Urban
No. 5/2016: Symmetry and characters of finite groups
Eugenio Giannelli, Jay Taylor
No. 4/2016: Das Problem der Kugelpackung
Maria Dostert, Stefan Krupp, Jan Hendrik Rolfes
No. 3/2016: On the containment problem
Tomasz Szemberg and Justyna Szpond
No. 1/2016: Swarming robots
No. 14/2015: Quantum diffusion
No.13/2015: Modelling the spread of brain tumours
Amanda Swan, Albert Murtha
No. 10/2015: Special values of zeta functions and areas of triangles
Jürg Kramer, Anna-Maria von Pippich
No. 8/2015: Ideas of Newton-Okounkov bodies
Valentina Kiritchenko, Evgeny Smirnov, Vladlen Timorin
No. 5/2015: Chaos and chaotic fluid mixing
No. 4/2015: Friezes and tilings
No. 3/2015: Zero-dimensional symmetry
No. 1/2015: Billiards and flat surfaces
No. 10/2014: Drugs, herbicides, and numerical simulation
Peter Benner, Hermann Mena, René Schneider
No. 8/2014: The Kadison-Singer Problem
No. 7/2014: Swallowtail on the shore
Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz, Eleonore Faber
No. 5/2014: Arrangements of lines
Brian Harbourne, Thomas Szemberg
No. 4/2014: What does ">" really mean?
No. 3/2014: The ternary Goldbach Problem
No. 2/2014: Matrixfaktorisierungen
No. 1/2014: Dirichlet Series
John E. McCarthy