14 March

International Day of Mathematics

MATHEMATICS UNITES
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Happy International Day of Mathematics! This year’s theme “Mathematics unites” fits perfectly with the aim of our Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster. We have united scientists from 30 nations, who are conducting research in various mathematical fields.

In this video, meet six of Mathematics Münster's young researchers. Kristin Courtney, Anna Gusakova, Chun Yin Lam, Simone Ramello, Theresa Simon and Masoumeh Zarei will speak about their research topics in their native languages and will give insight into the diversity of mathematicians – united by their passion for mathematics!

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Global Online Celebration

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The global live celebration of the International Day of Mathematics will take place online and everybody is invited!

All through the 48 hours of celebration (from its start as March 14 begins in Oceania) there will be liveblogging of pictures and videos from IDM events worldwide, posters, announcements and more.

Official March 14 website

Gallery: Mathematics Unites Photo Challenge


Live talks with guest speakers

The main event in the online celebration will be a series of short talks for a general audience on mathematics and how it unites us.

This year there are sessions in five different languages: English, French, Spanish, and for the first time Arabic and Portuguese.

All talks will be streamed through the IDM site, completely free and without any need to sign up.

Full Programme and access

About the International Day of Mathematics

The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration led by the International Mathematical Union. Each year on 14 March schools, museums, libraries and other spaces in countries around the world will be invited to participate in the celebration through activities for both students and the general public. The International Day of Mathematics was declared by UNESCO during the 40th session of the General Conference, 26 November 2019, and the 14 March 2020 marked the first celebrations.

March 14 was chosen as the date for the IDM because some countries write it as 3/14 and the mathematical constant Pi is approximately 3.14.

General information about the International Day of Mathematics

  • International Day of Mathematics 2021: Mathematics for a better world

    "Mathematics for a Better World" - this is the theme of this year's International Day of Mathematics. A good example is medical progress: mathematics makes important contributions, for example for medical imaging. We offer you some insights into this exciting research topic.


    Video: "What's Next" with PhD student Marco Mauritz

    At first sight, mathematics and cancer treatment don’t have much to do with other. However, calculations play an important part in medical imaging. Marco Mauritz, PhD student in Applied Mathematics, works at this interface in an interdisciplinary team of researchers, helping not only to develop new forms of treatment in cancer research, but also to improve existing ones. [de]

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    video series “What’s Next? Junior Researchers at Münster University”


    Interview: Mathematics and Medical Imaging - with Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth

    Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth
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    In this interview, Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth, Professor for Mathematical Optimisation, provides insights into the mathematical concepts that are fundamental to medical imaging.

    He also describes research projects he is currently working on, together with scientists from biology, medicine, physics and other disciplines.

    Full Interview


    Livestream: "Blick in den Körper: Über das Inverse und medizinische Bildgebung"

    Online-Vortrag am 24. März 2021 mit Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth
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    Moderne Technik erlaubt den Blick in den Körper, ohne ihn zu öffnen. Es wird sozusagen berechnet, wie der Mensch von innen aussieht. Um Technologien wie Computertomographie (CT), Magnetresonanztomographie (MRT) oder Ultraschall zu entwickeln, bedurfte es einiger fundamentaler mathematischer Erkenntnisse - die im Nachhinein gar nicht so kompliziert sind. Im Zentrum steht dabei der Begriff des oder der Inversen, was in etwa "Umkehrung" bedeutet.

    In seinem Online-Vortrag gibt Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth einen Einblick in diese klassischen mathematischen Erkenntnisse.

    • Mittwoch, 24. März 2021
    • 19:30 Uhr
    • Livestream auf YouTube (Hinweis: Mit Klick auf den Link gelangen Sie auf den YouTube-Kanal "Mathematics Münster" und damit auf die Website von YouTube. Dabei werden Daten an YouTube übertragen.)

    Öffentliche Vortragsreihe "Brücken in der Mathematik"


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    Global Online Celebration

    The global live celebration of the International Day of Mathematics will take place online and everybody is invited!

    All through the 48 hours of celebration (from its start as March 14 begins in Oceania) there will be liveblogging of pictures and videos from IDM events worldwide, posters, announcements and more.

    Official March 14 website


    Live talks with guest speakers

    The main event in the official online celebration will be a series of short talks for a general audience on mathematics and how it can make the world better. There will be sessions in three different languages:
    English session : March 14, 14:00 — 15:00 UTC / GMT (London time)
    French session : March 14, 15:30 — 16:35 UTC / GMT (London time)
    Spanish session : March 14, 17:00 — 18:05 UTC / GMT (London time)

    Full Program


    Mathematics for a Better World Poster Challenge

    Poster Gallery


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    Theme 2021 "Mathematics for a better World"

    As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, mathematics provides its models and tools to help us understand, monitor, and control the spread of the virus. It is also used to create weather forecasts and prepare for natural disasters. It warns us of climate change and helps us to anticipate and mitigate its consequences.

    Mathematics is central to the efficient organization of societies for the benefit of all citizens. It optimizes transportation and communication networks and enables smart planning and management of health, economic, and social systems. Science and mathematics have a crucial role in steering decisions to promote peace and social justice.

    As a common language to the planet, mathematics is an essential part of humankind’s cultural heritage. It is present in arts, music, and games, for human enjoyment and well-being.

    Discover lots of exciting and suprising examples:  Official webpage "Mathematics for a better World"

     

  • International Day of Mathematics 2020: Mathematics is everywhere

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    Theme 2020 "Mathematics is Everywhere"

    Discover lots of exciting and suprising examples where you can find maths.

    Theme 2020 "Mathematics is Everywhere": information and examples


    Global launch

     Here you will find insights in celebrations that took place all over the world on 14 March 2020 and the new video "Mathematics is Everywhere".


    Public event in Münster

    To reduce the risk of infection by the corona virus, the University of Münster has cancelled all public events.

    This was planned:

    When? Saturday, 14 March 2020, from 16:30 to 18:30

    Where? Seminar room JO101, Johannisstr. 4, Münster City Centre  

    "Mathematics is Everywhere" is the theme of this year's International Day of Mathematics and also the title of an event to which the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster invites everyone who is interested. Using exciting examples, three professors will give short lectures (in German!) how mathematics shapes our everyday lives.

    Mathematics and Architecture
    Prof. Dr. Michael Joachim

    Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence
    Prof. Dr. Arnulf Jentzen

    Mathematics and Magic
    Prof. Dr. Martin Huesmann


    "Tag der Mathematik" for highschool students

    To reduce the risk of infection by the corona virus, the University of Münster has cancelled all public events.

    This was planned:

    There will be also an event for highschool students on 14 March 2020. Here you can compete and win great prizes! At the same time, an information and training programme will be offered to teachers. As in previous years, the competition will take place at the LVM-Versicherung.

    "Tag der Mathematik" [de]