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Mathematics for the senses

 

It is an abstract science: mathematics. Nevertheless, we are surrounded by mathematical structures wherever we go – often without even realizing it. The lecture aims to increase our awareness in this regard. On the basis of real and digital experiments and visualizations, Jürgen Richter-Gebert demonstrated how mathematical structures can be literally grasped and experienced.

Models and experiments have a long tradition in mathematics, at the latest since the 19th century. The lecture offered approaches for making mathematics accessible to a broad public and for allaying inherent fears. Walk-through exhibitions and virtual experiments with computers play an important role here: They arouse curiosity, so that visitors and users are encouraged to become researchers and discoverers themselves.

Dialog in the Museum
February 29, 2024
Mercedes-Benz Museum
70372 Stuttgart

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Richter-Gebert
Chair for Geometry and Visualization
Technical University of Munich