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Fokus-Erkennung bei Epilepsiepatienten mithilfe moderner Verfahren der Zeitreihenanalyse
[SNAP-2016-008-DE] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2016)
Viele epileptische Anfälle entstehen in einer begrenzten Region im Gehirn, dem sogenannten Anfallsursprung. Eine chirurgische Entfernung dieser Region kann in vielen Fällen zu Anfallsfreiheit führen. Aus diesem Grund ist ...
Curriculum development in university mathematics: where mathematicians and education collide
[SNAP-2015-011-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2015)
This snapshot looks at educational aspects of the design of curricula in mathematics. In particular, we examine choices textbook authors have made when introducing the concept of the completness of the real numbers. Can ...
Drugs, herbicides, and numerical simulationDrogen, Herbizide und numerische Simulation
[SNAP-2014-010-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2014)
[also available in German] The Colombian government sprays coca fields with herbicides in an effort to reduce drug production. Spray drifts at the Ecuador-Colombia border became an international issue. We developed a ...
[SNAP-2014-001-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2014)
Mathematicians are very interested in prime numbers. In this snapshot, we will discuss some problems concerning the distribution of primes and introduce some special infinite series in order to study them.
Special values of zeta functions and areas of triangles
[SNAP-2015-010-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2015)
In this snapshot we give a glimpse of the interplay of special values of zeta functions and volumes of triangles. Special values of zeta functions and their generalizations arise in the computation of volumes of moduli ...
How to choose a winner: the mathematics of social choiceWie man einen Sieger wählt: die Mathematik der Sozialwahl
[SNAP-2015-009-ENSNAP-2015-009-DE] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2015)
[also available in German] Suppose a group of individuals wish to choose among several options, for example electing one of several candidates to a political office or choosing the best contestant in a skating competition. ...
[SNAP-2015-003-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2015)
This snapshot is about zero-dimensional symmetry. Thanks to recent discoveries we now understand such symmetry better than previously imagined possible. While still far from complete, a picture of zero-dimensional symmetry ...
Friezes and tilings
[SNAP-2015-004-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2015)
Friezes have occured as architectural ornaments for many centuries. In this snapshot, we consider the mathematical analogue of friezes as introduced in the 1970s by Conway and Coxeter. Recently, infinite versions of such ...
Darcy's law and groundwater flow modelling
[SNAP-2015-007-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2015)
Formulations of natural phenomena are derived, sometimes, from experimentation and observation. Mathematical methods can be applied to expand on these formulations, and develop them into better models. In the year 1856, ...
What does ">" really mean?
[SNAP-2014-004-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2014)
This Snapshot is about the generalization of ">" from ordinary numbers to so-called fields. At the end, I will touch on some ideas in recent research.