Mathematik - Motor der Wirtschaft
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The book Mathematik - Motor der Wirtschaft came about in close cooperation between the Oberwolfach Foundation and the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach and features articles by renowned business figures. It was presented by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Annette Schavan, at a gala event. In their articles, various heads of major German companies - Allianz, Daimler, Lufthansa, Linde, and TUI, to name but a few - sum it up in a nutshell: Mathematics is everywhere, and our economy would not work without it. SAP's CEO, Henning Kagermann, puts it like this: "Corporate management without mathematics is like space travel without physics. Numbers aren't the be all and end all in business life. But without mathematics, we would be nothing." The list of authors in the Springer book reads like a Who's Who of German DAX companies. The book (in German, except for one contribution in English) is published by Springer Verlag Heidelberg.