Mathematics Münster

Dynamics - Geometry - Structure

Mathematics is a key technology for scientific and economic progress. New discoveries in mathematics are not only interesting in themselves, but they often lead to unexpected breakthroughs in other sciences as well.

We will tackle fundamentally important mathematical problems, viewing mathematics as an organic whole with countless interactions. The research in our Cluster of Excellence "Mathematics Münster" is unified by three major approaches: focusing on the underlying structure of a given problem, taking the geometric viewpoint and studying the relevant dynamics of group or semigroup actions. The theories which we will build will not only solve the problems under consideration but also many others of a similar nature; these theories will also raise exciting new questions.

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Video recording online available

Virtual edition of public series “Brücken in der Mathematik”

Around 160 participants watched the livestream with Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth talking about mathematics and medical imaging. If you have missed the livestream or would like to listen to the lecture again, you will find the video recording (in German) on our websites.


PhD student Marco Mauritz in video series "What's Next?"

The video series “What’s Next? Junior Researchers at Münster University” takes a closer look at nine PhD students and postdocs at the University of Münster. One of them is Marco Mauritz, PhD student at Mathematics Münster. He presents his research topic and explains why mathematics is important for medical imaging and the development of cancer treatments. [de]

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Giles Gardam disproves Kaplansky's unit conjecture

The Kaplansky conjectures are three long-standing open problems on the group rings of torsion-free groups. Last week, Dr. Giles Gardam, postdoc in Mathematics Münster's topology group, announced that he succeeded to disprove the strongest of these three conjectures, namely the unit conjecture. In this interview, he tells us what fascinates him about the conjecture, how he came to his findings, and how the research community reacted.