Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

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Template:No footnotes The Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik is a mathematical research institute located in Bonn, Germany. It is named in honour of the German physicist Max Planck. The institute is part of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, a network of scientific research institutes mainly located in Germany.

The Institute, having emerged from the Sonderforschungsbereich (collaborative research centers) known as "Theoretische Mathematik" (Theoretical Mathematics), was founded by Friedrich Hirzebruch in 1980 and he acted as the director of the institute until his retirement in 1995. Currently, the institute is managed by a board of four directors consisting of Werner Ballmann (managing director, succeeding Günter Harder), Gerd Faltings, Peter Teichner and Don Zagier. Friedrich Hirzebruch was, and Yuri Manin is, acting as emeriti.

The working areas of the institute are:

  • algebraic and complex geometry
  • algebraic groups
  • algebraic topology
  • arithmetic geometry
  • differential geometry and topology
  • dynamical systems
  • global analysis
  • mathematical physics
  • non-commutative geometry
  • number theory
  • representation theory

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