Division Leibniz Competition
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Funding line 5: Transfer of results and promotion of staff start-ups

IMAGINARY - Research-based Knowledge Transfer in Mathematics and related Fields

Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO)

IMAGINARY is a mathematics outreach project by the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) that aims to communicate modern mathematics to a broad audience. In the past eight years, IMAGINARY has organized over 150 exhibitions in 35 countries and established the leading web platform for mathematics communication and outreach. IMAGINARY exhibitions are designed by experts and feature modern images, 3D prints, and videos of mathematics as well as interactive software exhibits. Each piece is accompanied by a short and comprehensible explanation. Due to an exceptionally high demand for new exhibitions and co-operations IMAGINARY has felt the need to start its own organization. The goal of this Leibniz project is to found an independent non-profit company (gGmbH) that will allow IMAGINARY to grow and meet the high demand. Its core business will consist of organizing exhibitions for research institutes, learned societies, and science museums.

Period: 1. January 2017 - 31. December 2018

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