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Shaping the Future with Math

Press Invitation issued jointly by Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin: Official grand opening of Cluster of Excellence MATH+ on May 14, 2019

№ 118/2019 from May 07, 2019

What does mathematics have to do with sustainable energy supply, individualized medicine, and the analysis of social processes? Mathematics is a key discipline that enables decisive advances in these and other future issues driven by increasing complexity and digitalization. The Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+, which is a joint Cluster of Excellence of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin and also conceptually and structurally integrates the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastic (WIAS) and Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), is taking up the task of developing the necessary mathematic strategies and methods.

On May 14, 2019, MATH+ will officially kick off its work with a grand opening ceremony. Representatives of the media are cordially invited to attend.

Time and Place

  • May 14, 2019, 6:30 p.m.to 10 p.m.
  • Kosmos Berlin, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, 10243 Berlin


  • Welcome address – Prof. Dr. Martin Skutella, Spokesperson for MATH+
  • Keynote – Prof. Dr. Günter M. Ziegler, President of Freie Universität Berlin
  • MATH+ Science Slam + Quiz
  • Musical interlude
  • Reception


The event will place in English. Advance registration is requested. The three spokespersons for MATH+ and the presenting researchers will be available for interviews with journalists. To attend, please send an email to presse@mathplus.de.

MATH+ will address an entire spectrum of research ranging from pure mathematical abstraction to the solution of problems stemming from different technologies, the life sciences, sociology, and the humanities. During a science slam, researchers from MATH+ will present topics and findings from their research in different fields of application.

Further Information

Dr. Uta Deffke
Public Relations, MATH+
Technische Universität Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 314-28323 or 0176-20015263
Email: deffke@math.tu-berlin.de