Digital Math Night for Young and Old

Clusters of Excellence at the Universities of Bonn and Münster Offer an Entertaining Program on November 26th

 

Bonn, 17.11.2021. Mathematics as an entertaining evening program - from the comfort of your home. This is what the digital "Maths Night from Bonn and Münster" offers, and all interested parties are invited to participate on Friday, November 26th. During workshops and lectures which will take place from 3 p.m. to midnight, scientists from the two clusters of excellence "Hausdorff Center for Mathematics" (HCM) at the University of Bonn and "Mathematics Münster" at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster will be showing how diverse and fascinating mathematics is. The event takes place via Zoom video conference and is free of charge.

The hands-on activities for children and young people of different ages begin at 3 p.m. Mathematical handicrafts offer playful access for everyone from 9 years of age. Older pupils can use mathematical methods to tinker with optimally by setting up a volleyball team or getting to know the world of so-called fractals in another workshop. A lecture at 6 p.m. which is suitable for young people and adults, invites you to test tricky math puzzles: Is your first intuition correct?

The evening program starts at 7 p.m. with a panel discussion on the topic "From weather forecasts, artificial intelligence and digital twins: Mathematical modeling is everywhere!". Researchers and representatives from the industry will report on current projects and discuss the opportunities and limits of mathematical modelling. The offered lectures cover a wide range of topics: They are about "Cantor's Paradise of Infinities", about the mathematics that goes into chip design, about the formation of patterns in atoms and crystals, and finally about nothing less than the shape of our universe.

Registration is not required.

 

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