12.01.2023, 7 pm: Mathematics in conversation with Prof. Dr Michael Joswig (TU Berlin)
The Museum Guard and Mathematics
How many supervisors are actually needed to protect precious exhibits in an exhibition, and where should staff be located in the room to keep the best possible eye on all the artworks? However, what one usually finds out in practice by trial and error can be determined much more precisely: namely by mathematical abstraction!
Michael Joswig has been working as Einstein Professor of Discrete Mathematics / Geometry since 2013 and conducts research in the field of polyhedral and geometric combinatorics at TU Berlin. He is a co-developer of the mathematics software “polymake”, which is used worldwide for this field of research. In conversation with Andreas Thom, he will talk about, among other things, the great influence his long-standing hobby of photography has on his scientific work and how it serves as his visual inspiration.