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Corona Virus – Relevant information (as of June 6, 2020) for all scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

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Regulations from the Max Planck Society:

  • Every confirmed case of Covid-19 has to be reported to or 0228-402-273. Please also inform us if you have suspicious symptoms, so that we can quickly trace your contacts.
  • There can be no lectures or seminars running live at MPIM.


Institute closed to external people until further notice

Only staff and authorized people with an entrance card will be allowed to enter the institute.

External people (means: no entrance card) are not allowed to enter the institute until further notice.

We thank you for your understanding and will keep you updated about the situation.

Best regards,
MPIM Staff


Arunima Ray appointed as Lise Meitner Group Leader

Arunima Ray, advanced researcher at the MPIM, was chosen as one of the 20 Lise Meitner Group Leaders from a field of 470 candidates. Launched in 2018 by the Max Planck Society, the Lise Meitner Excellence Program is aimed at women scientists who, even at the beginning of their scientific career, already rank among the exceptional talents in their area of research.

Special online colloquium between IHES and MPIM

Robert Penner is a mathematician known for his works in geometry and combinatorics of moduli spaces, and holding the Rene Thom Chair in mathematical biology at IHES. In the past, he and coauthors have developed geometric tools to study RNA and protein folding. He recently became interested in viruses, notably to identify potentially interesting sites in glycoproteins present in the coronavirus responsible for the current epidemy. He will present this work during the talk, Thursday 25th June 3-4.30pm local time.

Continue here for more information and video conference details.

Ist Mathematik Kunst oder Wissenschaft? Interview mit Don Zagier im Magazin brand eins

Professor Don Zagier, emeritierter Direktor des MPI für Mathematik in Bonn, erzählt in einem Interview des Magazins brand eins von der Faszination, die Zahlen auf Mathematiker ausüben.


Traueranzeige - Herrn apl. Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Baues

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Das Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik trauert um

Herrn apl. Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Baues

† 8. Mai 2020

Herr Professor Baues war von 1986 bis zu seinem Eintritt in den Ruhestand 2008 als Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe Topologie am MPIM tätig. Er hat den Aufbau des Instituts seit den frühen Anfängen begleitet und dessen Renommee durch seine hervorragende wissenschaftliche Arbeit entscheidend mitgeprägt. Die Bonner Mathematik verliert mit Herrn Professor Baues einen exzellenten und engagierten Wissenschaftler.

Don Zagier elected as Honorary Member of the London Mathematical Society

The London Mathematical Society has elected Prof. Don Zagier (MPIM, Bonn) and Prof. Edward Witten (IAS, Princeton) to Honorary Membership of the Society in 2019.

Bundesverdienstkreuz (Great Cross of Merit) for Peter Scholze

Professor Peter Scholze received the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Great Cross of Merit) from the Federal President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The ceremony took place at Schloss Bellevue in Berlin (Federal President’s principal official residence). The Federal President's office declared that due to his exceptional achievements Peter Scholze was a motivating role model for future generations of his research area.


A new street in Bonn Poppelsdorf is named after the MPIM founder, Professor Friedrich Hirzebruch (1927-2012)

We are pleased to announce that the city of Bonn decided on September 19, 2019 to name a new street in Bonn after our institute founder, Professor Friedrich Hirzebruch. The street is called Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee and is located in the Poppelsdorf campus between the corner of the Carl-Troll-Strasse/Karlrobert-Kreiten-Strasse and the new center of lecture halls, Endenicher Allee 19c.

Michael Atiyah 1929-2019

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The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics mourns the death of Michael Atiyah, one of the giants of mathematics. Over many decades Michael Atiyah was a frequent and welcome visitor, inspiring speaker, ingeneous collaborator, and friend to many of the mathematicians in Bonn. Together with Friedrich Hirzebruch, MPIM's founding director and one of Michael's oldest and closest friends, he laid the foundations for topological K-theory, an important tool in algebraic topology. He almost always gave the opening lecture of the annual Mathematische Arbeitstagung in Bonn, from its beginning in 1957.

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