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Life Sciences - Mathematics - 18.12.2015
Reading the neural code for space
The cognitive map for spatial navigation is thought to rely on grid cells. Scientists at LMU and Harvard University have now put forward a mathematical theory that explains key grid-cell features and how these give rise to a neural metric for space. One year ago, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to the discoverers of the mammalian "GPS system" for spatial navigation.

Physics - Mathematics - 09.12.2015
Quantum physics problem proved unsolvable
Quantum physics problem proved unsolvable
A mathematical problem underlying fundamental questions in particle and quantum physics is provably unsolvable, according to scientists at UCL, Universidad Complutense de Madrid - ICMAT and Technical University of Munich. It is the first major problem in physics for which such a fundamental limitation could be proven.

Mathematics - Event - 12.10.2015
Award for Paper on Simulation of Flow Processes
With one of the highest possible awards in the field of applied mathematics the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has honoured the authors of a paper on computer-supported simulation of flow processes that appeared last year in one of the society's five journals. Among the SIAM publications the Heidelberg paper was chosen as the one with outstanding research results of special overall significance.

Mathematics - 09.09.2015
Dr. Rudolph Perkins Receives Research Grant From Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Starting this September, Ruperto Carola welcomes US mathematician Dr. Rudolph Perkins, recipient of a research grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. During his two-year stay, he will explore the theory of numbers. His host is Dr. Gebhard Böckle, director of a research group at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at Heidelberg University.