Multiplying integers

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"

Vier Exzellenzcluster in der Mathematik

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"

Two new presidents

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"