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2024 GDM Annual Conference at the University of Duisburg-Essen

The Didactics of Mathematics work groups in Essen are cordially inviting you to the 57th Annual Conference of the Society for Didactics of Mathematics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The conference will take place March 4th through 8th, 2024.

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German Probability and Statistics Days

From March 7 to 10, 2023, the University of Duisburg-Essen hosts the German Probability and Statistics Days. The Stochastics Group of our department is significantly involved in the organisation of this big event.


Marc Levine invited speaker at ICM 2022

Prof. Dr. Marc Levine has been invited to give a talk on Motivic Cohomology at the International Congress of Mathematicians ICM 2022.

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Dr. Johannes Sprang joins faculty

As of May 1, 2021, Dr. Johannes Sprang has started as a junior professor in the Department of Mathematics at Essen. His research focuses on arithmetic geometry and number theory. Before coming to Essen he worked at the University of Regensburg. We are very happy to welcome him in our faculty.

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Digital Mathematics Teacher Education in NRW (

Never have digital teaching methods been more important – for learners but also for teachers. Preparing them for the digital future ist the main goal of the project "Digitale Mathematiklehrerbildung in NRW (".

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Obituary on Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Heinrich Wefelscheid

With great dismay the Faculty of Mathematics learned of the death of its esteemed colleague Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Heinrich Wefelscheid. Shortly after his 79th birthday he passed away unexpectedly for many of us.

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Research Training Group 2553 “Symmetries and classifying spaces: analytic, arithmetic and derived”

The German Research Foundation DFG will fund a Research Training Group run by the Essen Seminar for Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic starting April 2020. The first funding period will run for four and a half years. After an initial phase, eventually 13 positions for PhD students and one postdoc position will be funded.

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