About IMAGINARY Platform

IMAGINARY is a non-profit organisation (German gGmbH) for the communication of modern mathematics. It offers a platform for open and interactive mathematics with a variety of content that can be used in schools, at home, in museums, at exhibitions, or for events and media activities. The main contents of IMAGINARY are its interactive programs and its picture galleries. Have a look at our detailed about page with a history of our organization and project milestones. 

The platform allows easy integration of new content, for example of additional mathematical subjects or exhibitions. One main goal of IMAGINARY is to enable you, the community, to participate, and to get involved with your own ideas. The core idea is that exhibits are created within the community and exhibitions are organized independently.

This concept and the platform grew from our initial IMAGINARY exhibition, which started in 2008 and has since then been shown in more than 160 cities all around the world.

IMAGINARY was initiated at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO), an institute of the Leibniz Association. The MFO is a shareholder of IMAGINARY.


Team and scientific advisory board

Team members:

Workshop Leaders:

Andreas Vollmer, Carina Geldhauser, Florian Skorzinski, Hannes Grimm-Strele, Karla Traulsen, Martin Skrodzki, Milena Damrau, Oliver Schön, Olivia Vičánek Martínez, Sophia Jahns

Scientific advisory board:

  • Gert-Martin Greuel (Chair, University of Kaiserslautern)
  • Alicia Dickenstein (University of Buenos Aires / Vice-President IMU)
  • Daniel Ramos (University of Lisbon)
  • Jürgen Richter-Gebert (TU Munich)
  • Christiane Rousseau (University of Montreal)


Helmut KastenholzChristoph Weber (IT Consultant), Susanne Riester, Petra Lein, Katrin Schmid (Financial Consultant)

Former team members:

Carla CederbaumNorman FriedenbergerDavid GrünbergAlbert HaaseAnna Hartkopf, Christopher Lukman, Ana Isabel Pérez MartínSusanne SchimpfGuillaume JouvetLea Renner, Chiquira WagnerAudrey Namdiero WalshRobert WöstenfeldNadja Pernat, Heide BottlingOleksandr MotsakSebastian UribeKathrin UnterleitnerKonrad RennerChristoph Knoth 

Project Partner


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