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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 Institute is proud to be the home of the
Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ [1] - a Cluster of Excellence
[2] funded by the Excellence Strategy. MATH+ is a dynamic research
center that focuses on application-driven mathematical research
relevant to our society. Its main goals are to train highly skilled
young mathematicians across the entire breadth of mathematics, to
develop innovative application-oriented mathematics with a focus on
data-driven modelling, simulation, and optimization, and to open up
new mathematical thinking spaces. MATH+ is supported by Berlin
mathematics as a whole in cooperation with other scientific
disciplines.

MATH+ will build upon the success of the
Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) [3] and the Research Center Matheon.
The BMS will be augmented as the MATH+ graduate school and Matheon
will live on within the Application Areas of MATH+.

Other
partners are the Institutes for Mathematics at FU and HU Berlin as
well as WIAS and ZIB.

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
Technische Universität Berlin: Since Autumn 2006 the TU 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 Technische
Universität 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. Wilhelm
Stannat**

(Director of the Institute of Mathematics)

## Contact Address

**Technische Universität Berlin**

Institur of Mathematics

Institute Administration

MA 1-0

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

- MATH+ [10]
- Berlin Mathematical School [11]

## Special Research Areas

- SFB / Transregio 109 [12]

## Quick Links

- Research Groups [13]
- Staff search [14]
- Professors [15]
- Secretaries [16]
- Student Advising [17]
- Math-Service [18]
- Math-Library [19]
- IT-Group [20]
- Mathe-INI [21]

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