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    Clinical Research and Health Care

    Progress in medicine as well as biotechnology more than ever relies on progress in mathematics to complement traditional lab-based approaches.
    In close cooperation with medical doctors, engineers and pharmaceutical industry, Matheon successfully supports e.g. the design of patient-specific therapies, computer assisted surgery planning like implant design and systems biology.
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    Metropolitan Infrastructure

    Transportation, communication, energy supply – our society strongly depends on well-functioning infrastructure. Its design has a long term impact, is expensive and its decisions are often almost irreversible.
    Mathematics plays a key role in handling the complexity and optimization of such networks – and Matheon develops mathematical tools for it.
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    Optical Technologies

    The great challenges of our modern world lie in the areas health, environment, energy, production or safety. A key factor for scientific advances and innovations in these areas is the generation and manipulation of photons, for example for data transmission, high-resolution microscopy or the processing of industrial materials. Matheon helps to understand and shape the complex new phenomena associated with it.
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    Sustainable Energies

    The German Energiewende requires big efforts in developping reliable, efficient and cost-effective systems of regenerative energy supply, not to forget energy efficiency as a whole. Matheon finds solutions for multiple optimization problems in energy distribution, material development and usage, and production processes.
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    Geometric Design and Visualization

    There is a growing demand for visualization of complex data – e.g. in medical imaging, production processes or even in mathematics itself.
    Matheon develops fundamentally new mathematical concepts and geometric algorithms to foster image processing, computer graphics – or simply a better understanding of mathematical correlations
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    Education and Outreach

    Mathematics is more and more present in everyday life. But when it comes to the public's awareness of it and the way mathematics is taught at schools, there is still improvement needed. Matheon initiates closer cooperation between schools and universities, is engaged in teachers' education, and offers a broad spectrum of activities to communicate the exciting and application-driven aspects of mathematics.
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The mission of Matheon is application driven mathematics.

Our scientists develop new methods in modeling, simulation, and optimization for real world processes in all key technology areas. The research covers projects in the areas Clinical Research and Health Care, Metropolitan Infrastructure, Optical Technologies, Sustainable Energies, as well as Geometric Design and Visualization. New methodologies are developed in interdisciplinary cooperation with project partners from industry, economy and science.
Matheon also cooperates with schools and the general public to raise public awareness in the wide applicability of mathematics and to attract new generations of young researchers.

Matheon is a joint research center of the three Berlin universities (Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin) and the mathematical research institutes WIAS (Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik) and ZIB (Zuse Institut Berlin).

Research in Matheon is currently supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin via the Einstein Center ECMath.

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percent lower waiting times for ships on their 100km-long passage through the Kiel Canal - thanks to Matheon optimization. More information.
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Cluster of Excellence: Berlin mathematics successful in preselection

With their draft proposal “MATH + The Berlin Mathematics Research Center" mathematicians from the three Berlin universities FU, HU, TU and the research institutes WIAS and ZIB took the first hurdle in the current call of the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments. MATH + was asked, together with 87 other applicants, to submit a full application by February 2018. MATH + is based on ECMath, Matheon, BMS, DZLM and Modal. Further information: universities-berlin.de read more »

Calculating Quietness

Noise bothers people and can cause illness. Researchers are working to dampen the sound directly at the source, for example through perforated walls in engines. Scientists around junior-group leader Dr. Kersten Schmidt from the Berlin research center Matheon and TU Berlin have now developed mathematical models helping to simulate and optimize sound emitters like this considerably faster and with a lower computational effort than before. The engine manufacturers in the region will also benefit from this. read more »

Great fun at the Long Night:
Gummy Bears, Balloons and Tricky Games

This was a successful combination: Marsians make maths! And Matheon is taking part. Until shortly before midnight children of all ages and adults were joining the math children's tour. With great fun and ambition, they went on a journey around Germany, tried to work out scedules for work processes, or played with geometric figures, sudoku and dice games. A great attraction were the balloons, not only when it banged. With their help, charging processes in lithium-ion batteries were illustrated. The solution of the guess game: 592 gummy bears were in the glass. The best estimates were 600, 601 and 577. The winners will receive a present. read more »

June 27: Matheon at the school festival in Köpenick

Around 500 pupils of the 4th grade have been participating in this year’s project "Wir rechnen miteinander" (“We calculate together”) from the supervisory school authority of the district Treptow-Köpenick. As a reward, they are invited to the FEZ on June 27 for a combined mathematical athletic ending of the competition. They can experience in 30 different workshops, that mathematics is fun and also healthy. Matheon has been supporting the supervisory school authority for years. The highlight of the festival is a common mathematical course of all children in the MATHEathlON style. The festival starts on June 27 at 9.00 am at the FEZ in Köpenick.

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How proteins find and bind each other

The research Groups of Frank Noé at Matheon and FU Berlin as well as University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, have for the first time, performed computer simulations in atomic detail to show how proteins associate and dissociate. This revealed many previously unknown details of these dynamic processes. The newly developed method opens the door to understanding the inner workings of the immune system or details of viral infections and many other problems with biomedical and biotechnological relevance. The results were published in the highly reputable scientific journal „Nature Chemistry“. read more »