Pupil seminar "Math is more..."

The Institute of Mathematics presents diverse applications of mathematics that go far beyond computation. Our instructors present applications from a wide variety of STEM fields for students:10th - 13th grade.

last date: September 15, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

next date: planned September 2024


Why do I actually need mathematics as an engineer?(Stefan Hartmann)

For almost all components of cars, airplanes, machines, products of daily life, etc., a prediction is made about the load-bearing behavior under external loads. This is done with computer programs, which on the one hand are applied, but in particular are always being further developed. To do this, we need experimental studies of component behavior, mathematical models that characterize material behavior, and the aforementioned calculation methods: "A playground for anyone who wants to create something new".

Good, better, best: Mathematical optimization(Andreas Potschka)

What topics do mathematical optimizers work on in the professional world? How does one become a mathematical optimizer? If you want to find an answer to the question why you actually need derivations, you might find it in this talk.

Artificial Intelligence: What is it thinking? (Benjamin Säfken)

Whether it's handwriting and speech recognition, autonomous driving, machine translation, or the success of AlphaGo, everything today is based on artificial intelligence. But how does artificial intelligence actually work? And why do you need mathematicians for it? We open the black box.

Teaching and learning mathematics at the TU Clausthal(Jörg Kortemeyer)

Often, significant differences between the prior knowledge of new students and the requirements in STEM courses become apparent right at the beginning of basic mathematics courses. The requirements are presented in more detail and it is shown how the TU Clausthal supports students individually during the transition from school to university.

MINT is still much more - discover mathematics for yourself

MINT is much more than computer science, chemistry, physics, biology. You simply have to experience mathematics! At the student seminar there is the opportunity to work on university mathematical problems with the support of our teachers and thus experience for yourself how a MINT study at the TU Clausthal works.

Lunch at the institute

Since the student seminar is scheduled from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, we would like to invite you and your students to a hot lunch including a beverage around 12:00 pm.


For registration (also for school classes) please contact: Institute of Mathematics, Erzstraße 1, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld Phone: +49 5323 72-2066, E-Mail: ulrike.mastmann@tu-clausthal.de