This is actually already old news (it is from September 2018), but since then it was on my list of things to blog about and only now I found the time to actually do it. There was a meta-study published in Nature Communications (doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06292-0) about the performance of girls and boys in STEM fields. I … Continue reading "Girls and boys performing in STEM fields"
The classical algorithm, that everyone knows from elementary school, for multiplying two n-digit integers runs in \(O(n^2)\)-time. Recently, there was a preprint posted on HAL (link) in which the authors provide an algorithm which runs in \(O(n\log(n))\)-time. A nice article about this discovery may be found at the QuantaMagazine: link. Further, it was also recently proven in another preprint … Continue reading "Multiplying integers"
Vor drei Tagen ( Pressemitteilung der DFG ) wurde die Entscheidung über die zukünftigen Exzellenzcluster veröffentlicht. Vier davon wird es in der Mathematik geben: in Bonn, in Münster, in Berlin sowie in Heidelberg. Die Förderung in den neuen Exzellenzclustern beginnt am 1. Januar 2019 und läuft sieben Jahre. Nach erfolgreicher Wiederbewerbung kann dies um weitere … Continue reading "Vier Exzellenzcluster in der Mathematik"
The ICM 2018 is currently taking place in Rio de Janeiro. Here are the prize winners of the IMU prizes and of the K-theory foundation, and the new IMU Executive Committee. The Fields medallists 2018 are Caucher Birkar, Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze, and Akshay Venkatesh. There are also many more prizes and medals that are … Continue reading "News around the ICM 2018"
Peter Scholze is a new director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn. You can read a bit more about this news here: link.
Professor Volker Mehrmann from the TU Berlin was elected as the new president of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). His four-year term will start January 1st, 2019. More information can be found in the press release: link. Professor Daya Reddy was elected first president of the International Science Council (ISC). The ISC is newly founded … Continue reading "Two new presidents"