Mathematics and Science Fiction: Visions for the year 2^11 = 2048

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The annual symposium of the Hector Fellow Academy - this year in cooperation with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities - aims to provide a socio-political context for current scientific topics. Lectures by renowned academics, politicians and representatives of industry link the research topics of the Hector Fellows with key challenges of our time. Discussion panels improve the dialog between science and the general public and help start discussion on issues relevant for the future.

Even today, in 2016, mathematics rules "behind the scenes": technologies and strategies with a lot of "Math Inside" influence everyday life and allow progress - visible in architecture and in the cinema, often unnoticed in the financial and telecommunications industries, and also in the life sciences and in transport, logistics and traffic. What can mathematics achieve today, which would have still seemed like science fiction 2^5=32 years ago? What can we expect and hope for in 2^5 years = 32 years - and which visions do the experts have for the year 2^11 = 2048?

The event will be in German language but simultaneously translated to English by a team of interpreters.

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Akademiegebäude am Gendarmenmarkt, Leibniz-Saal
Markgrafenstraße 38
10117 Berlin

Opening: Prof. Martin Grötschel, BBAW-President
Greeting: Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council
Greeting: Dr. Georg Schütte, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Prof. Christof Schütte (ZIB Berlin):
    ”Drugs, medicine and mathematics”

Prof. Johannes Buchmann (TU Darmstadt):
    "Prime Numbers, quanta and the Internet"

Prof. Günter M. Ziegler (FU Berlin/Hector Fellow):
    "Our mathematical future"

Closing Remarks, Reception


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