In the year 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute published a list of seven major mathematical problems. These mathematical problems, also called Millennium Prize Problems, have been considered the central questions of mathematics ever since. With only one exception, the Poincaré conjecture, they remain unsolved to this day. The nationwide event series on the Millennium Prize Problems "The 7 Greatest Adventures in Mathematics" lasted from June to November 2022. The event series was under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger. The initiators of the event series were Timo de Wolff (member of Die Junge Akademie and a mathematician at TU Braunschweig), Anna Wienhard (Alumna of Die Junge Akademie and mathematician at Heidelberg University), Sebastian Stiller (also a mathematician at TU Braunschweig), as well as the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV) (DMV). Various mathematical research locations in Germany organised events on one of the mathematical problems each: In the presentations, renowned mathematicians explained how current mathematical research works and explained to laypeople why mathematics is exciting. The aim of the series of events, which was also supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (DFG), was to awaken enthusiasm for the adventure of mathematics. At some locations there were also special events for schoolchildren.
Die Junge Akademie was a co-initiator of the event series and was also involved as the organiser of the final event on the Millennium Prize Problem on November 18, 2022: "Yang-Mills theories: existence and mass gap".
Information on the Millennium Prize Problems, the events and the participating locations can be found on the website 7abenteuer.diejungeakademie.de (mainly in German) or under the hashtag #7Abenteuer. All recordings of the lectures can be found on the Youtube channel of the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung.
The following institutions are involved in the event series
Lecture and discussion as part of the nationwide event series under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger
After six successful events on "The 7 Greatest Adventures in Mathematics", the Millennium Prize Problems, the nationwide event series under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger is coming to its final event in Berlin. The focus of the event is on the "Yang- Mills theory".
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Herzliche Einladung der Jungen Akademie zu Vortrag und Diskussion am 18.11.2022 in Berlin im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe „Die 7 größten Abenteuer der Mathematik“ unter der Schirmherrschaft der Bundesministerin für Bildung und Forschung Bettina Stark-Watzinger
Bundesweite Veranstaltungsreihe zu den Millennium-Problemen startet im Juni