Communication and Presentation

Research on Transporting Maths Content from the SFB to the Public

Images from geometry can serve as a visual pathway into mathematics. In the SFB they are leading in particular into pioneer research. This is to be taken as an opportunity: We would like to learn more about how mathematics can be communicated by means of visual content. And we would like to communicate new results from the SFB.

Scientific Details+

The SFB/Transregio is equipped with an active “Communication and Presentation” project, coordinated by G. M. Ziegler, who at FU Berlin also directs the Media Office and the Network Office Schools – Universities of the German Mathematical Society (DMV), and by J. Richter-Gebert, who created and runs the mathematics exhibition ix-quadrat and the internet portal MatheVital at TU München. The primary aim of the public relations activities are to communicate work and results of the SFB/Transregio to the media, the general public and young target groups like school children (particularly teenagers) and college students. By concentrating on the highly attractive visual aspects of modern discrete geometry and dynamics, we intend to enhance the public perception and understanding of current mathematics and mathematical research. Moreover, we seek to gain knowledge about the public perception of mathematical imagery by conceptual and receptional studies including gender studies both at the start of the SFB/Transregio and towards its end, combined with an evaluation of our own achievements.


  • René M. Broeders and Anna M. Hartkopf.
    A Mathematical Musical: “Dimensionen in Neukölln”.
    In Carolyn Yackel, Robert Bosch, Eve Torrence, and Kristóf Fenyvesi, editors, Proceedings of Bridges 2020: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture, 459–462. Phoenix, Arizona, 2020. Tessellations Publishing.
  • Günter M. Ziegler.
    Mathematik als Sport. Ein Gespräch mit Lisa Sauermann.
    Mitteilungen der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, 28(3):162–170, 2020.
  • Anna M Hartkopf.
    Developments towards Mathematical Citizen Science.
    In Forum Citizen Science 2019, 53–58. OSF, September 2019.
  • Anna M. Hartkopf.
    Citizen Art – Collective Mathematical Art to Raise the Public Awareness of Mathematics.
    In Susan Goldstine, Douglas McKenna, and Kristóf Fenyvesi, editors, Proceedings of Bridges 2019: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture, 355–358. Phoenix, Arizona, 2019. Tessellations Publishing.
  • Anna Maria Hartkopf and Günter M. Ziegler.
    Adopt a Polyhedron - A Citizen Art Project in Mathematics.
    In Eve Torrence, Bruce Torrence, Carlo Séquin, and Kristóf Fenyvesi, editors, Proceedings of Bridges 2018: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture, 579–584. Phoenix, Arizona, 2018. Tessellations Publishing.
  • C. Wagner B. Violet and E. Eremenko.
    Math Creation- A Math-Art Competition.
    In David Swart, Carlo H. Séquin, and Kristóf Fenyvesi, editors, Proceedings of Bridges 2017, 355–358. Phoenix, Arizona, 2018. Tessellations Publishing.
  • Peg Tyre.
    Math Revolution.
    Atlantic Daily, March 2016.
  • Martin von Gagern, Ulrich Kortenkamp, Jürgen Richter-Gebert, and Michael Strobel.
    In International Congress on Mathematical Software, 319–326. Springer, 2016.
  • Martin von Gagern and Jürgen Richter-Gebert.
    CindyJS Plugins.
    In International Congress on Mathematical Software, 327–334. Springer, 2016.
  • Günter M. Ziegler and Andreas Loos.
    Teaching and Learning "What is Mathematics".
    In Proc. International Congress of Mathematicians, Seoul 2014, volume IV, pages 1201–1215. Kyung Moon Books, Seoul, Korea, 2014.

  • Günter M. Ziegler and Andreas Loos.
    ZEIT-Akademie Mathematik.
    Zeitverlag Gerd Bucerius, Hamburg, 2014. 4 DVDs mit Begleitheft (95 Seiten).

PhD thesis
  • Anna Maria Hartkopf.
    Mathematical Science Communication.
    Dissertation, Freie Universität Berlin, 2020.

  • Günter M. Ziegler.
    Die Superellipse.
    In Mathematikkalender. Meyerthole Siems Kohlruss Gesellschaft für aktuarische Beratung, August 2019.



Prof. Dr. Alexander I. Bobenko   +

Projects: A01, A02, B02, C01, CaP, Z
University: TU Berlin, Institut für Mathematik, MA 881
Address: Straße des 17. Juni 136, 10623 Berlin, GERMANY
Tel: +49 30 31424655
E-Mail: bobenko[at]

Prof. Dr. Günter M. Ziegler   +

Projects: CaP
University: FU Berlin
E-Mail: ziegler[at]

Ekaterina Eremenko   +

Projects: CaP
University: TU Berlin
E-Mail: ee[at]

Erin Henning   +

Projects: CaP
University: FU Berlin, Institut für Mathematik, K007
Address: Arnimallee 2, 14195 Berlin, GERMANY
Tel: +49 30 83875656
E-Mail: erin.henning[at]