UPDATE: Matheliebe is currently hosted in Wrocław / Poland since 25 August 2023. We are pleased that the Wrocław University of Science and Technology is hosting our exhibition until the end of November 2023.
Helmut Hasse (1898-1979), German mathematician
Today’s mathematics has developed over thousands of years. Despite its strong roots in the natural sciences, it is an independent human science. Its essence is freedom in creative thinking, which is subject to control by logic. Many of the things that the modern world offers us contain mathematics ranging from the simplest to the most complicated. To put it succinctly: Mathematics is the science of patterns.
The exhibition wants you to experience three qualities, namely:
- Mathematics is everywhere, but it is hardly noticed in its many applications.
- Mathematics is difficult, but access – assuming interest, curiosity and lack of prejudice – is possible for everyone.
- Mathematics is beautiful – you are invited to engage with it. Then you will see this image of mathematics confirmed.
What awaits you in the Matheliebe exhibition?
This exhibition focuses on selected contents of school mathematics. We have avoided formulas as much as possible. Since the senses are food for thought, there is a lot of “sensory” content: physical models, computer graphics and computer animations, mathematics you can touch, pictures with mathematical motifs… In other words: mathematics you can touch!
Can I book guided tours?
Yes, please contact the appropriate contact where the exhibition is currently hosted.
What age is the exhibition suitable for?
Some prior knowledge is necessary, so we recommend a visit to the exhibition for children aged 12 and over. There are no upper limits.
Is there any further documentation on the exhibition?
The Matheliebe exhibition can also be studied in detail via the participation sheets as well as the Matheliebe exhibition book.