We celebrate 10 years of IMAGINARY!

We celebrate 10 years of IMAGINARY!
18 Dez. 2017

The IMAGINARY journey began in 2007 at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. Nobody could foresee (or had the slightest clue) that it would grow to be a 10 years+ journey of maths communication with an international, interactive, research-based and open-source core!

IMAGINARY developed from a one-country traveling exhibition project (2007‑2008); to an expanding international exhibition (2009‑2012); to an open-source platform (2013); to creating school projects, a community a network, organizing competitions, conferences, workshops, teacher trainings, and experimenting with new technologies (2014‑2016); and to founding our organization (2017). We often wondered: what will IMAGINARY be or do next year? We continued creating, and sharing our love for maths and people.

Today, after 10 years, we are happy and proud to have invented an open-source infrastructure for maths exhibits and exhibitions, which is spreading globally. Through IMAGINARY, hundreds of mathematicians have become exhibition organizers and have engaged with several million visitors! With over 300 events in more than 50 countries, great exhibits in 30 languages, and a growing community of contributors, we can only thank you!

We are still wondering: What will be next? Thank you all for being part of this amazing journey.

We prepared a special website for our anniversary. Please visit:

http://10years. imaginary.org/

and watch our new video, scroll through the timeline and find out some exciting news!

Your IMAGINARY team.


All News

11 Jan. 2016

IMAGINARY has launched a new educational and artistic format called “MathLapse” to highlight the link between mathematics and real-world phenomena. The name MathLapse (ML) is inspired by the timelapse-technique in physics: By re-scaling time, phenomena are visualized which we cannot observe directly.

A ML is short, simple, self-contained, creative and...Weiterlesen

16 Nov. 2015
Die Zukunft der Mathematikkommunikation gestalten

Was ist die Zukunft der Mathematikkommunikation? Wie sieht erfolgreicher Wissenstransfer in der Mathematik aus? Was sind seine modernen Werkzeuge, Konzepte und Strategien? Wie kann die Öffentlichkeit sinnvoll integriert und beteiligt werden?

Die IMAGINARY Konferenz über Offene und kollaborative Kommunikation der mathematischen Forschung 2016 (...Weiterlesen

10 Nov. 2015

Schnappschüsse moderner Mathematik sind kurze und einfach verständliche Artikel zu aktuellen Themen in der Mathematikforschung. Diese Schnappschüsse erklären mathematische Ideen und Probleme auf eine verständliche Art und Weise und erlauben es jedermann der an moderner Mathematik interessiert ist, einen Einblick in moderne mathematische Forschung zu erlangen. 

Jeder Schnappschuss ist von Experten des jeweiligen Forschungsgebietes...Weiterlesen

5 Jul. 2015

We are very happy to share the good news with you!

At the opening of the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) exhibition in Heidelberg today, a new collaboration project was announced:...Weiterlesen

29 Jun. 2015

We have two big exhibition openings coming up in early July!

On July 5, the “Mathematics of Planet Earth” exhibition will open at Karlstorbahnhof in Heidelberg, Germany! It runs from July 5 to Aug 2, 2015, and offers a big variety of exciting adventures for children and adults alike. This exhibition is organized by the...Weiterlesen