Interest in Mathematics via the Internet
Professor Ehrhard Behrends of Freie Universität Creates New Website
№ 1/2010 from Jan 04, 2010
The initiator of the successful German-language mathematics website, www.mathematik.de, Professor Ehrhard Behrends, aims to further stimulate interest in the subject with an English counterpart. The researcher from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Freie Universität, on behalf of the European Mathematical Society (EMS), heads a team of experts from several countries who wish to popularize the subject for laypersons.The English-language website, www.mathematics-in-europe.eu, expected to go online mid-2010, is sponsored by the Munich Re insurance company with a five-figure sum annually. The German page, launched in 2008 to coincide with the Year of Mathematics, is viewed daily by 6,000 users.