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The Mathematikum in Giessen/Germany, a Science Centre for the Public

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Hands-on, minds-on”, and “Mathe macht glücklich” [“Maths makes you happy”] are the mottos of the Mathematikum. About 200 experiments on 1500 m^2 on four floors of a large building invite the visitors to try and understand what mathematics is about – in easy to try, but non-trivial, serious mathematical problems, experiments and puzzles. The concept is to explain basics – and modern research subjects – of mathematics in a way that people enjoy and understand what the ideas and usefulness of mathematics are all about while all the mathematics presented is serious and precise. The subjects range from Pythagoras theorem to unsolved conjectures about prime numbers – and more than 170.000 visitors per year speak for themselves.

This talk is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series series.

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