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German Mathematical Society to hold annual conference at the University of Hamburg until 25 September 2015. More than 850 international guests

The University of Hamburg is this year’s host of the annual meeting of the German Mathematical Society (DMV). Officially started yesterday, the event taking place until 25 September will be attended by more than 850 mathematicians from 31 countries. In addition to presentations of international researchers, mini-symposia and workshops, a public panel discussion will also be on the agenda

h2.Dr. Tobias Oertel Hunter, the Winner of this Year’s Von Kaven Prize

The first highlight of the conference was the presentation of the “von Kaven Prize” of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) , granted to Dr. Tobias Oertel Hunter (TU Dresden) in 2015 Endowed with 10,000 euro, the award was presented for the tenth time during the opening ceremony. The opening address was held by Alessandra Carbone, professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. In the evening, a reception at city hall in the presence of Katharina Fegebank, Hamburg Minister of Science, concluded the first day.

Today, the “Teachers Day” will commence at 9 p.m. under the patronage of Ties Rabe, Hamburg Minister of Education. The day will allow teachers to talk to experts from research and practice. Also today, a t“student conference” will be on the agenda, with graduates presenting their theses from 2 p.m. onwards.

Panel Discussion Tonight

For professionals and the general public, there there will be a panel discussion hosted today at the auditorium A of the main building of the University of Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, on “How much math do students of STEM subjects need?” Admission is free. Starting at 7 p.m., the discussion is a cooperative effort of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Hamburg, the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg, the Joint Mathematics Commission for the Transition from School to College at the DMV, the Society of Mathematics Education (GDM), and the German Society for the Promotion of Teaching Math and Science (MNU).

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