Technical Equipment

Projection Devices

The presentation of computer data, videos (BluRay and DVD) and transparencies is supported.

The data and video projectors can be connected to all common types of laptops including Macintosh. Their native resolution is 1024x768, 1920x1080 and 1920x1200, resp., while other resolutions are interpolated.

A laptop is available opon request. Hence it suffices to bring the files to be presented on a USB flash drive, a CD, or even to download them from the Internet.

If you are planning to do something special, please contact the IT staff some time in advance.


We supply twisted pair cable to connect your laptop to our local area network. Choose dhcp client for the network configuration of your machine in order to have it configured automatically.

In parts of the library building as well as in the dining hall / cafeteria you can use Wireless LAN (802.11n/g protocol), too. Additionally, Wireless LAN is available in the rooms and the bungalows.

Hardware and Operating Systems

There are thin clients offering Linux sessions (Ubuntu 14.04) and Windows sessions (Windows Server 2008 R2). Internet connection is understood. The thin clients are ready for connecting USB flash drives.

There are facilities for printing and scanning in black and white and in color. Printouts on transparencies can be done by the staff upon request.



Software for the most common tasks is understood: e-mail client, web browser, ssh, tex, office suite, and some more.


Guests of the Institute may use a dedicated application server for mathematical software. See the mathematical software page for the programs currently installed and information on how to access them.

If your research at the Institute involves computers in an essential way, please contact the IT staff some time prior to your stay.

Communication Facilities

The telephone booths on each floor of the Guest House and the Conference and Library Building are equipped with ordinary telephones and with ethernet connections to let you skype with the aid of your own laptop.

Please contact the IT staff, after announcement in the reception/guest office, if you want to use our video conferencing system.