Mathematik in Oberwolfach
Greeting on the occasion of the dedication ceremony of the enlargement of the library building
Saturday, May 5, 2007
by Reinhold Remmert (in German).
Available in print. Price: 4,00 Euro
The book Mathematik - Motor der Wirtschaft came about in close cooperation between the Oberwolfach Foundation and the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach and features articles by renowned business figures. It was presented by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Annette Schavan, at a gala event.
In their articles, various heads of major German companies - Allianz, Daimler, Lufthansa, Linde, and TUI, to name but a few - sum it up in a nutshell: Mathematics is everywhere, and our economy would not work without it. SAP's CEO, Henning Kagermann, puts it like this: "Corporate management without mathematics is like space travel without physics. Numbers aren't the be all and end all in business life. But without mathematics, we would be nothing." The list of authors in the Springer book reads like a Who's Who of German DAX companies.
The book (in German, except for one contribution in English) is published by Springer Verlag Heidelberg:
Mathematik - Motor der Wirtschaft
Greuel, Gert-Martin; Remmert, Reinhold; Rupprecht, Gerhard (Eds.)
With greetings of the Minister of Research and Education of Germany, Annette Schavan
2008, XII, 125 pages, hardcover
Due: April 21st, 2008
List Price (for Germany): 24,95 Euro
Wer ist Alexander Grothendieck?
The Oberwolfach Lecture "Wer ist Alexander Grothendieck" (in German) was held by Prof. Dr. Winfried Scharlau as a public lecture on occasion of the annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Mathematische Forschung e.V. 2006 in Oberwolfach.
The Festschrift that marks the 60th anniversary of the MFO in July 2004 includes many interesting contributions, documents and pictures, where we would like to put your special focus on the lecture of Mr Bourguigon and on the memories of Mr Hirzebruch. The Laudatio of Ms Teicher for Mr Biran who was awarded the Oberwolfach Preis during the celebration, is also included in this volume. The print version can be bought at the MFO (with a charge of 10 Euro to cover the external printing cost). The members of the Förderverein (Friends of Oberwolfach) receive the Festschrift for free.
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"Green Brochure" 1984
Information on the Work, Organization, and History of the Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach on the Occasion of its Anniversary 1984. Publ. by Gesellschaft für mathematische Forschung e.V., in cooperation with Stiftung Volkswagenwerk.
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