Mathematics

How value shapes the fluctuations of conscious perception

What we perceive might sometimes reflect the outcome of a value-based decision-making process, a new analysis of the literature suggests more

Space determines the arrangement

Researchers study historical developments of the periodic system of chemical elements more

Vaccinating socially active people first

In the long term, contact restrictions can be lifted more quickly if younger people are immunized first more

Opening at the pace of vaccination

If the case numbers are low, contact restrictions can be relaxed relatively quickly in the course of the vaccination campaign more

Early warning of market bubbles

Mathematical metrics reveal market instabilities more

Noémie Combe, Max Planck Institute for the Mathematics of Sciences, about the brilliant mathematician Emmy Noether, regarded as the inventor of modern algebra more

Belowground biodiversity in motion

Global change alters microbial life in soils - and thereby its ecological functions more

Artificial intelligence supports medical prognoses

Using COVID-19 as an example, a machine learning method predicts patients' individual mortality risk more

Getting shapes into numbers

A mathematical framework enables accurate characterization of shapes more

Together we can do it: Each individual contribution protects health, society, and the economy

A statement by the presidents of the non-university research organizations on the COVID-19 epidemic based on mathematical analyses of the data situation more

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Vaccinating socially active people first

In the long term, contact restrictions can be lifted more quickly if younger people are immunized first more

Opening at the pace of vaccination

If the case numbers are low, contact restrictions can be relaxed relatively quickly in the course of the vaccination campaign more

Early warning of market bubbles

Mathematical metrics reveal market instabilities more

Artificial intelligence supports medical prognoses

Using COVID-19 as an example, a machine learning method predicts patients' individual mortality risk more

“By the end of May, we could reach well below 1000 new infections per day”

Viola Priesemann from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization talks about the spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 and strategies to contain the Covid-19 epidemic. She is one of the authors of a statement by non-university research organisations on pandemic. more

The hidden structure of the periodic system

The well-known representation of chemical elements is just one example of how objects can be arranged and classified more

Fields Medal awarded to Peter Scholze

New Director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics awarded the highest distinction in Mathematics more

The mystery of the dark bodies

The idea that black holes exist dates back to the 18th century more

Sound of words is no coincidence

Particular sounds are preferred or avoided in non-related languages far more often than previously assumed more

Exploding seed pods

A mathematical model explains how popping cress catapults its seeds into the air more

Robots: the curiosity of the body

A new learning rule could help robots to acquire new movements and explain how people develop sensorimotor intelligence more

Tonal languages require humidity

Languages with a wide range of tone pitches have primarily developed in regions with high levels of humidity more

These snapshots at various times during the simulation of a stimulated turbulence in hot plasma show the energy density. In the bright regions, energy and temperature are the greatest in each case.

Numerical calculations by scientists at the AEI give an initial insight into the relativistic properties of this mysterious process more

The pathways of epidemics

A new computer model rapidly and accurately estimates who spreads an infection particularly extensively, thereby facilitating countermeasures more

Robots start learning

Ingeniously designed machines learn to move without receiving any instructions from control programs. Similarly, robots are learning about their bodies and their environment. more

A new kind of counting

Göttingen-based scientists are developing a computer algorithm to solve previously unsolvable counting problems more

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