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Cultural Program

The organizers of the 7ECM have developed a broad and inspiring cultural side program for the time of the congress and beyond. All participants of the 7ECM are cordially invited to experience the following math-related exhibitions:

IMAGINARY & Views in 3-Manifolds

IMAGINARY presents open interactive exhibitions by means of visualizations and interactive installations. It aims to explain different aspects of modern mathematics - for example algebraic geometry, singularity theory or simulations of fluids - in an attractive and comprehensive way. At the 7ECM, IMAGINARY will present a selection of exhibits with international participation. IMAGINARY — open mathematics is a project by the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach and supported by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.

IMAGINARY invited a special exhibition to the 7ECM, which will be shown for the first time in Germany:

Views in 3-Manifolds is an international traveling exhibition which proposes a sensitive approach to the concept of space of dimension 3. By means of videos, sound-video installations, and landscape views, it offers an exploration into the imaginary world of the Geometrization Theorem (Thurston-Perelman 2002).

logoregards installationelastique A strip in SOL son 3-sphere

Many artworks of the exhibition are based on new algorithms which render the first interior views in closed manifolds of each of the eight Thurston geometries, accomplishing a program inciated by W. Thurston in the Geometry center. Also for the first time, the acoustics of these spaces is modeled.

This exhibition is coordinated by Pierre Berger with the participation of several artists and scientists:

Pierre-Yves Fave, Luiz Velho, Sergio Krakowski, Alex Laier, Djalma Lucio, Jimena Royo Letelier.

Views in 3-Manifolds is supported by:


Transcending Tradition

Transcending Tradition – Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture is an international exhibition produced by the History of Science Working Group at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main.

The exhibition explores the working lives and activities of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking countries between the legal and political emancipation of the Jews in the 19th century and their persecution in Nazi Germany.

It highlights the important role Jewish mathematicians played in all areas of mathematical culture during the German Empire and the Weimarer Republic and recalls their emigration, flight, or death after 1933.

The 7ECM organizers are happy to announce the cooperation between the History of Science Working Group at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main and the Jewish Museum Berlin, where the exhibition will be on display for the time of the congress and beyond.

The organizers would like to thank all sponsors and partners for their support!

The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung contributes largely to presentation of the exhibition in Berlin during the 7ECM.

Further contributors to this project are:

  • Artur Brauner
  • Gert Purkert
  • History of Science Working Group at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
  • Jewish Museum Berlin

Women of Mathematics throughout Europe. A gallery of portraits.

This wandering exhibition with starting point in Berlin, is curated by Sylvie Paycha, Professor of Mathematics at Potsdam University together with two colleagues Sara Azzali also from the University of Potsdam and Alexandra Antoniouk from the Academy of Science in Kiev as well as the photographer Noel Matoff.
Prof. Paycha interviewed several women mathematicians from all over Europe. The result is a presentation of their scientific and personal trajectories with the joys or difficulties the protagonists encountered in their careers.

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