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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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Mathematics for Key technologies

Climate change, aging populations, growing cities – our society is faced with major challenges, whether it be health care, energy supply, safety and transport infrastructure, or the training of specialists.

Scientific challenges
Advances in key technologies such as biotechnology, micro- and optoelectronics or information and communication technologies, including the visualization of complex correlations, are the driving force behind innovation in these areas.

Though, research and development are confronted with ever-shorter innovation cycles, increasingly complex technological systems and increasing demands on the quality of industrial products.

Matheon-Mathematics opens up new ways
Mathematics is a key factor in making these developments successful in the future. With its approach of application-driven, interdisciplinary and collaborative research, Matheon has been one of the world's leading driving forces in this process for 15 years. For: The Matheon makes mathematics for key technologies.

With its ability to make abstractions, to create flexible models, and to develop simulation and optimization techniques, mathematics opens up new opportunities to master the growing complexity, to react quickly to changing conditions, and to find new ways of solving problems. Thus, mathematics creates value in form of theoretical knowledge, efficient algorithms and optimal solutions. Both, the community and the users in science, business and society benefit from this.

Six forward-looking applications fields
Matheon focuses on six fields of application that address the above-mentioned global challenges and reflect the outstanding competencies of its researchers. The basis for their scientific work are the mathematical fields of optimization and discrete mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computing as well as applied and stochastic analysis.

Application Fields