The latest news related to the SFB Transregio 109

Full House for Discrete Charm of Geometry at Hausdorff Center in Bonn
  • Date: 04.03.2016, 10:00
  • On February 23 the screening of "The Discrete Charm of Geometry" at the Hausdorff Center in Bonn featured a fully occupied hall. That is, the evening was a great success. Director Ekaterina Eremenko also attended the event.

Felix Günther erhält den Friedrich Hirzebruch-Promotionspreis für seine Dissertation in der Mathematik.
  • Date: 21.01.2016, 13:21
  • Bonn, 20. Januar 2016. Die Träger der Promotionspreise 2016 der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes stehen fest: Felix Günther...

Hausdorff Center in Bonn shows The Discrete Charm of Geometry
  • Date: 16.12.2015, 11:00
  • The Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at University of Bonn presents the DGD movie "The Discrete Charm of Geometry" on February 23, 2016.

Lehrerfortbildung an der Freien Universität Berlin
  • Date: 12.10.2015, 15:40
  • Wie bilden sich Kristalle und Schwärme? Dieses spannende Thema an der Grenzfläche von Mathematik, Physik, Biologie und Informatik können Lehrer in einer interaktiven Fortbildung unter Anleitung von Forschern des SFB Transregio 109 erkunden. Der Workshop wird am 12.03.2016 an der FU Berlin stattfinden.

The Discrete Charm of Geometry
  • Date: 21.08.2015, 08:43
  • A team of mathematicians is working together on a big project. Excitement of discovery, hope and disappointment, competition and recognition are shown from an infinitely close distance. Scientists united by the idea of discretization, which, in short, means: constructing continuous objects from basic building blocks. Akin to the scientists’ search ...

Public Lecture at UNSW Autralia
  • Date: 20.08.2015, 12:51
  • "The Discrete Charm of Geometry" - the title of both the new film of DGD as well as the free public lecture recently held by Professor Alexander I. Bobenko at University of New South Wales in Australia. On Tuesday, 28th July 2015 Professor Bobenko of Technische Universität Berlin talked about how ...

Stripe patterns
  • Date: 20.08.2015, 08:33
  • A crossbreed between a cactus and the Stanford bunny made it's way to the cover page of the acm Transactions on Graphics. It comes from the paper Stripe Patterns  on Surfaces , written by U. Pinkall, P. Schröder, K. Crane, and  F. Knöppel.

Conform! Winner of Berlin Short Film Festival 2015
  • Date: 10.07.2015, 09:53
  • How can you make good flat maps of the round earth?' Our story begins with Mercator's world map of 1569, the first angle-preserving (or 'conformal') world map. His idea fell on fruitful soil, from which a new branch of mathematics has developed. The movie shows some of the highlights of this development, yielding a series of elegant visual forms which arise as 'conformal maps' on a variety of surfaces in 2- and 3-D. Featuring non-technical language, a simple aesthetic, compelling animation, and an original score, the movie builds an accessible bridge from everyday experience to a beautiful but little-known mathematical theory that continues to bear technological fruit today in fields such as computer graphics and architecture.


Stick Bombs
  • Date: 26.06.2015, 12:27
  • As a teaser for the "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften" in the mathematics department at the TU Munich, Jürgen Richter-Gebert and his team show how to build "bombs" from wooden sticks, which surprisingly contain lots of mathematics.

In Gedenken an John Nash
  • Date: 26.05.2015, 13:28
  • Der SFB/Transregio 109 trauert um John Forbes Nash Jr. und seine Frau Alicia. 

At the Abel prize ceremony short films about John Nash and Louis Nirenberg, produced by E. Eremenko in cooperation with the SFB TRR 109, were shown.
  • Date: 21.05.2015, 08:24
  • John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg received the 2015 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald V at the award ceremony in Oslo on 19 May. The two American mathematicians receive the prize "for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis." 

DGD in the Momath

Article on Maths and Architecture in Bild der Wissenschaft
  • Date: 19.03.2015, 12:52
  • Bild der Wissenschaft, one of the largest popular magazines on science, has in its issue from April 2015 a large article on mathematics and modern architecture.

Bernd Sturmfels Einstein Visiting Fellow