The SFB 1060 "The Mathematics of Emergent Effects" will be prolonged

Stefan Müller

Bonn, 27.11.2020. The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; DFG) has decided to prolong our Cooperative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich; SFB) “The Mathematics of Emergent Effects” (SFB 1060) for the next four years. Up to 6.8 million Euros will be provided over the next few years. The spokesman for the SFB is Stefan Müller, who is also the HCM's deputy spokesman. The SFB 1060 is embedded in the Transdisciplinary Research Area “Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems”.

The scientists involved want to understand the emergence of new effects at larger scales from the interaction of many units at a smaller scale. For this purpose, new rigorous mathematical concepts and tools are developed to address this phenomenon and sharpen and test these tools in specific situations. The SFB sets three priorities: first, the analysis of the collective behaviour of many-particle systems in both quantum and classical mechanics, and second, the investigation of stochastic systems and the effective behaviour they describe on larger spatial and temporal scales. A third area is devoted to understanding the geometrical structures that underlie these high-dimensional problems and developing efficient numerical algorithms. "The close connection between analysis, probability theory and numerics gives the SFB a decisive competitive advantage in this internationally very active research field", Stefan Müller explains.

Thanks to the resources and the high visibility of the Hausdorff Center, scientists from internationally outstanding institutions such as UCLA in Los Angeles, the University of Oxford and the Max Planck Society have been recruited. The SFB is run by the Institute for Applied Mathematics, the Institute for Numerical Simulation and the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn.

to the website of the SFB 1060