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+++ Library services (as of June 8th, 2022) +++
  • Our current opening hours: Mon-Fri: 09:00 - 21:00, Sat-Sun: closed
  • The use of the reading rooms for studying and working is fully permitted. Our four group work rooms are also available.
  • You can find a capacity display (number of free seats) here.
  • Returning books is possible in the Central Library, in the Mathematics Library, or at the gatekeeper's lodge in the Mathematics building by using a return box.
  • Our scanning service is also available: We will scan any needed chapters from our books for you at no charge, you will be emailed a download link. Please order scans via the Knowledge Portal Primo.
  • Acquisition requests for new literature can be submitted online or at the service desk on site.

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The Aftermath - What to do after your math degree?

Friday, 17. June 2022


For the second time, the event "The Aftermath" will take place at the Math Library. Three mathematicians will take questions from students on the podium. Afterwards there is time for informal exchange with cold drinks and music.

** On July 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm**

All mathematics students are invited to attend.
Admission is free, no registration is required. Please wear an FFP2 mask.
Normal library service will end at 6:00pm that day.


Invitation text from the organizers:

You can do anything with math, they told us.

But at the same time we see very many graduates starting at banks or insurance companies, as it is written in every university guidebook under *jobs for mathematicians*. Or they stay in math research. So where are all the other options? We wanted to talk to people who have taken a different path and answer honestly when we ask what it's really like in their job. Because there wasn't an event like this before, we organized it.

Two years ago, we started inviting people to speak with us who, for example, worked for the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT after graduating from math school or simulated how the Energiewende could work. After a corona-related break, our panel The Aftermath goes into the second round.

We welcome TU President Prof. Dr. Geraldine Rauch, environmental economist Prof. Dr. Linus Mattauch and McKinsey consultant and PhD student on human-robot interactions Franziska Wolf.

We'll ask them how they got to what they do, what math they still need in their jobs, if they are happy - and of course much more.

After the panel interview, you can chat with our guests and with each other while a fellow student plays ambient music he produced especially for the evening. We are organizing this event for us and for you in our free time and we get no money for it.

We would like to thank the Mathematics Library for hosting the event for the second time and for providing snacks and drinks, as well as the Institute of Mathematics for financial support.

Organization: Lena Weis and Sofia Faltenbacher
Music: Sandro
Technique: Jakob
Moderation: Sofia Faltenbacher



Long Night of the Sciences at the Mathematics Library

Friday, 17. June 2022


On Saturday, July 2, 2022, the Long Night of the Sciences will take place in Berlin. There will be two program points in the Mathematics Library:

  • 17-22 h: Art exhibition Embroidery : Density and Transparency

The exhibition features the works of the Berlin-based Chilean fiber artist Javiera González Zarzar, who is currently a doctoral student in architecture at TU Berlin.

In her works, embroidery acquires an abstract dimension where the exhibition of the inherent qualities of the materials predominates. Her embroideries have a spatial quality, either by their size or how color is employed. In her works, the gradation of the wool’s color and the superimposition of semi-transparent meshes create the illusion of depth.

  • 19-20 h: Panel Discussion On Textiles and Architecture

Javiera González Zarzar discusses with three guests the different aspects of textiles in the context of architecture, art and mathematics. Invited to the discussion are textile scientist and museum director Rouven Lotz and mathematicians Henriette Lipschütz and Ulrich Reitebuch, who do research in the Mathematical Geometry Processing group at Freie Universität Berlin. The event will be held in English.

Tickets for the Long Night of the Sciences can be purchased herehttps://www.langenachtderwissenschaften.de/en/.



Migration of the preprint series of the Institute of Mathematics

Friday, 20. May 2022


Last year, a good 600 mathematics "preprints" from 1996 - 2020 were moved to the TU Berlin open access repository DepositOnce. The Institute of Mathematics' preprint series was discontinued at the end of 2020, so a new, long-term archive was needed for the articles that had appeared up to that point. The completed data migration ensures for the future that the many articles published in the series by the mathematicians of the Technische Universität Berlin will remain accessible. A brief overview of the project can be found on the University Library's blog "Publishing at the TU Berlin".

All mathematics preprints available in the repository can be found here.



Mask obligation

Tuesday, 19. April 2022


As of today, FFP2 masks are once again mandatory for all time spent in the library, including while working at the desk. Our reading rooms are intended to be available for everyone, also to those who are particularly at risk, so thoughtfulness is important to us. We want to provide a high level of protection for everyone, because you can only learn productively if you feel safe.

This arrangement also allows us to offer more seats again. As of now, our group study rooms Banach, Hilbert, Sobolev and Krylov on the balcony are available again.

3G proof is no longer required to visit the libraries. Nevertheless, we ask everyone to remain responsible and cautious, and to stay at home in case of symptoms and suspicion of infection with the Corona virus.



Sale of books and T-shirts

Tuesday, 01. March 2022


Currently, books and T-shirts of the former research center MATHEON are available for purchase in our Mathematics Library for a donation of 2,-€ per piece. From the "Matheon" the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ has emerged in 2019. Part of it is also the Berlin Mathematical School.

125th anniversary of the death of Karl Weierstrass

Saturday, 19. February 2022


125 years ago today, on February 19, 1897, the famous mathematician Karl Weierstrass died in Berlin. On the occasion of the anniversary of his death, we are showing a small exhibition in our reading room. Among other things, there are original transcripts (handwritten!) from his lectures in the 1870s. At that time, Weierstrass taught mathematics at the Königliches Gewerbeinstitut, which later became the Technische Universität Berlin. His collected works and biographies are available for browsing. And then there's Weierstrass's monster...



Access for external guests

Monday, 17. January 2022


Those who do not study at the TU Berlin can also work in our reading rooms. Either with a free library card issued by the University Library (link to application form) or with our own "GreenCard procedure". This requires filling out a paper handout with contact information each time you visit. Check-in is then done through assigned numbers. Important for each visit are further a 3G proof (vaccinated, recovered, tested), a medical mask (FFP2 recommended) and a deposit for the locker, e.g. a student ID from another university.



**** Library closing during winter holidays ****

Friday, 17. December 2021


The Mathematics Library will be closed from December 20, 2021 to January 02, 2022.

Book returns can either be placed in a mailbox with the MA porter or dropped off at the Central Library (Fasanenstraße 88) during their opening hours.

As of 03.01. we will be open again during the following opening hours:

Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 21:00.

The library team wishes you a relaxing Christmas season and a good start into the year 2022.

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