Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

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Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
The institute building in Bonn
Category: research Institute
Carrier: Max Planck Society
Legal form of the carrier: Registered association
Seat of the wearer: Munich
Facility location: Bonn
Type of research: Basic research
Subjects: mathematics
Management: Gerd Faltings (Managing Director)

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (MPIM for short) is a leading mathematical research institute in Bonn that is part of the Max Planck Society . The number of permanent (including academic) employees is comparatively small. Most mathematicians come as visitors in order to work scientifically with colleagues from all over the world for a limited time and to exchange ideas with one another, particularly on mathematical problems, or to discuss new findings in seminars, conversations and over the traditional four o'clock tea.

Research at the institute covers the following areas:

The institute emerged in 1980 from the Bonn Collaborative Research Center for Theoretical Mathematics and was founded by Friedrich Hirzebruch , who was also director until 1995. Today the institute is headed by the directors Gerd Faltings , Werner Ballmann , Peter Scholze , Peter Teichner and Don Bernard Zagier . Günter Harder and Yuri Manin work as emeriti in the institute. The managing director is currently Peter Teichner.

Since 1999 the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics has been housed on the upper floors of the old post office on Münsterplatz . Before that, it was in the Beuel district .

Mathematical workshop

The Mathematical Working Conference takes place in Bonn, going back to 1957. The first 30 working conferences, organized by Friedrich Hirzebruch , comprise the “First Series”. The “Second Series”, organized by all directors of the Max Planck Institute, has been held every two years since 1993.

International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)

The MPI for Mathematics runs the International Max Planck Research School on Moduli Spaces together with the University of Bonn . An IMPRS is an English-language doctoral program that allows a structured doctorate. The spokesman for the IMPRS is Gerd Faltings.

Former directors

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. square shift. Post Carré in Bonn , DBZ 6/2001 ( Memento from January 14, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  2. see homepage of the IMPRS at

Coordinates: 50 ° 44 ′ 5 ″  N , 7 ° 5 ′ 55 ″  E