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### Math is cult!

*(Gero von Randow, DIE ZEIT, on occasion of the
InternationalCongress of Mathematicians (ICM), August 1998 in
Berlin)*

Mathematics is a thousands-of-years-old cultural
asset, and at the same time a varied and up-to-date subject to teach
and research. Mathematics is ever-present, even if it’s often hardly
visible in everyday life. It is a key technology of the information
age.

A large technological university such as the TU
Berlin offers special chances of cooperation between the disciplines
of natural science and engineering science, and mathematical
theoretical research.

Here at the Institute of Mathematics
we develop and examine mathematical models and new solution approaches
as an answer to increasingly complex problems of modern technological
sciences, engineering sciences and natural sciences.

The
strength of mathematical methods is based on general and powerful
modeling and corresponding in-depth structural knowledge. Thereby, we
can fall back on knowledge and structures which have evolved over
centuries, and develop new ideas and perspectives at the same time.
New scientific technologies (for example, internet security and
transport planning) pose challenging problems, which fertilize
mathematical research, leading to new questions, concepts and
mathematical fields of research (such as cryptography,
online-optimization and stochastic processes in the neurosciences).

The Institute of Mathematics at TU Berlin is known as a
highly active place for mathematical research and teaching. The
different research groups distinguish themselves through their diverse
cooperations: within Berlin, nationwide and internationally. Hosting
and participating in DFG mathematical research training groups
(DFG-Graduiertenkollegs), participation in DFG collaborative research
centers (SFB), hosting and participating in DFG research units,
acquisition of ERC grants as well as various prizes and awards
emphasize the high level and international reputation of the
Institute.

The Berlin Mathematical School [1] (BMS), a
joint graduate school of the mathematics institutes of the three major
Berlin universities, is based at the Institute of Mathematics at
Technische Universität Berlin and has been funded since October 2006
within the framework of the German „Initiative for Excellence“
[2]. The BMS offers students from Berlin, Germany and
worldwide a rich and diverse educational program in English,
fast-track intensive studies guide them directly from their Bachelor
degree to their PhD.

The Research Center MATHEON [3]
"Mathematics for key technologies" is a large joint
initiative of the mathematical institutes of the Technische
Univerität Berlin, Humboldt Universität Berlin, and Freie
Universität Berlin as well as the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and the
Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS), in
which the Institute of Mathematics at TU Berlin has a major role, as
"the center of the Center" is situated on the third floor of
the mathematics building. Scientists in our institute play a
leading role in a wide range of interesting projects at MATHEON.

The Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 109 [4] will
bring together scientists from TU Berlin, TU Munich, FU Berlin, TU
Graz and TU Vienna from the fields of geometry and dynamics to join
forces in tackling the numerous problems raised by the challenge of
discretizing their respective disciplines. TU Berlin is the
coordinating university.

Studying at the University of
Technology Berlin: Since Autumn 2006 the University of Technology
Berlin offers the new Bachelor courses [5] in mathematics as well as
in technomathematics and mathematical economics. The Master courses in
mathematics, technomathematics and mathematical economics as well as
Scientific Computing commenced in Autumn 2007 and substitute the
traditional degree courses.

Students at the University of
Technology Berlin are offered every chance for a sound theoretical and
practice-oriented education. A manifold of possibilities exist
during their studies where they are able to collaborate in exercises,
authentic research problems in projects, e.g. within the scope of
MATHEON. Respectively, job prospects are excellent for graduates
of our mathematical courses.

The Institute of Mathematics
at the Technische Universität Berlin offers different attractive
programs and possibilities for students to study abroad; these
programs have high participation rates.

The Berlin
Mathematical School offers a course program in English, which leads,
in phase I from bachelor to qualifying exams and further in phase II
to a PhD. This excellence program comprises of wide areas of so-called
"pure" and "applied" mathematics. The Berlin
Mathematical School (BMS) [6] incorporates two new DFG research
training groups as independent unities, thus providing unique
possibilities for mathematics studies from the first semester to the
PhD.

Every year we look forward to the many students from
all over the world who are interested in using these chances!

We warmly welcome you to our website. On our institute and its
research groups web pages you will find extensive information about
us, including our communication data for any further questions you may
have and for your visit to us. **Prof. Dr. Etienne
Emmrich**

(Director of the Institute of Mathematics)

## Contact Address

**Technische Universität Berlin**

Institur of Mathematics

Institute Administration

sec. MA 1-0

Room MA 724

Strasse des 17. Juni 136

10623 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 314-23761

Fax: +49 3ß 314-21754

## How to find us

- Campusplan [7]
- Map of TU Campus (pdf) [8]
- Building MA in Google Maps [9]

## Projects of Excellency

- ECMath [10]
- MATHEON [11]
- Berlin Mathematical School [12]

## Special Research Areas

- SFB / Transregio 109 [13]

## Quick Links

- Research Groups [14]
- Staff search [15]
- Professors [16]
- Secretaries [17]
- Student Advising [18]
- Math-Service [19]
- Mathem. Library [20]
- IT-Group [21]
- Mathe-INI [22]

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