Hausdorff Center for Mathematics

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The official logo of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics.

The Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) is a research institute in Bonn, formed by the four mathematical institutes of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Mathematical Institute, Institute for Applied Mathematics, Institute for Numerical Simulation, Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics), the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (MPIM), and the Institute for Social and Economic Sciences.[1]

History[edit]

The Hausdorff Center was established in 2006 as one of the seventeen national Clusters of Excellence that were part of the German government's Excellence Initiative.[2] It was officially opened with a colloquium on 19 and 20 January 2007. In 2012, a second funding period was granted. The Hausdorff Center is the only cluster of excellence in the area of mathematics in Germany.[3]

The centre is named after the mathematician Felix Hausdorff (born 8 November 1868; died 26 January 1942).

Organization[edit]

The coordinator of the HCM is Prof. Dr. Karl-Theodor Sturm.[4] Altogether, about 60 professors from Bonn are affiliated with the HCM: all professors for Mathematics, of the MPI, and for Theoretical Economy.[5] These include the director of the MPI, Gerd Faltings, who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1986,[6] and Reinhard Selten, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his research on game theory.[7]

The Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics (HIM), the Bonn International Graduate School in Mathematics (BIGS), and the Hausdorff School for Advanced Studies in Mathematics are part of the Hausdorff Center:

  • The Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics (HIM) organizes international long-term programs and fosters cooperations between German mathematicians and internationally renowned scientists in mathematics and mathematical economics. It also runs specific programs for young scientists. Director of the HIM is Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lück.[8]
  • The Bonn International Graduate School in Mathematics (BIGS) supports the scientific development of PhD students. Director of the BIGS is Prof. Dr. Stefan Schwede.[9]
  • The Hausdorff School for Advanced Studies in Mathematics is a training program for postdoctoral researchers based in Germany and worldwide. It fosters the systematic qualification of young scientists.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Participating institutes at the website of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, retrieved 2016-05-12.
  2. ^ Press release No. 54, at the Website of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (English: German Research Foundation), retrieved 2016-05-12
  3. ^ List of the Clusters of Excellence at the Website of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (English: German Research Foundation), retrieved 2016-05-12.
  4. ^ Management of the HCM at the website of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, retrieved 2016-05-12.
  5. ^ About HCM at the website of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, retrieved 2016-05-12.
  6. ^ List of Fields medallists at the website of the International Mathematical Union, retrieved 2016-05-12.
  7. ^ Reinhard Selten at the official website of the Nobel Prize, retrieved 2016-05-12.
  8. ^ Website of the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics, retrieved 2016-05-12.
  9. ^ Website of the Bonn International Graduate School in Mathematics, retrieved 2016-05-12.
  10. ^ Website of the Hausdorff School for Advanced Studies in Mathematics, retrieved 2016-05-12.

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