Sections run parallel to the minisymposias. They offer a forum for individual lectures on larger fields of research and are therefore more generic than minisymposia.

In sections, individual talks are summarized, which are not sorted in a minisymposium. Each section has a leadership that can consist of one or more people.

The scientific organizers of a section are free to decide on the talks and can choose their respective length from two different models.

In the mathematics strand the time windows are as a rule divided into units of 30 minutes, i.e. 30mins + 30mins + 30mins or 30mins + 60 mins. This allows four 20 minutes short talks plus 5 minutes discussion and 5 minutes break, or lectures of 50 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion and 5 minutes break.

In the mathematics education strand and in the interface minisymposia, the time windows are as a rule divided into units of 45 minutes, i.e. 45mins + 45mins or 90 mins. This allows 2 30 minutes talks plus 10 minutes discussion and 5 minutes break, or lectures of 60 minutes plus 25 minutes discussion and 5 minutes break.


• Number Theory
Eugen Hellmann (Münster), Jan Kohlhaase (Essen-Duisburg)

• Algebra and Representation Theory
Gabriele Nebe (Aachen), Wolfgang Soergel (Freiburg)

• Discrete Mathematics and Computer Algebra
Florian Hess (Oldenburg), Alexander Pott (Magdeburg)

• Geometry and Topology
Andreas Ott (Heidelberg), Roman Sauer (Karlsruhe)

• Algebraic Geometry and Complex Analysis
Jochen Heinloth (Duisburg-Essen), Peter Heinzner (Bochum)

• Differential Geometry and Global Analysis
Sylvie Paycha (Potsdam), Lorenz Schwachhöfer (Dortmund)

• Functional Analysis
Birgit Jacob (Wuppertal), Roland Speicher (Saarbrücken)

• Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
Anna Dall’Acqua (Ulm), Anke Pohl (Jena)

• Stochastics
Nina Gantert (TU München), Martin Möhle (Tübingen)

• Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Lars Diening (Bielefeld), Christian Kreuzer  (Dortmund)

• Logic
Manuel Bodirsky (Dresden),
Benedikt Loewe (Hamburg und Amsterdam)


• Early childhood mathematics education
Wolfram Meyerhöfer (Paderborn)

• Mathematics education at primary level
Uta Häsel-Weide (Paderborn)

• Mathematics education at lower secondary level I
Sebastian Rezat (Paderborn)

• Mathematics education at upper secondary levelII
Stefanie Rach (Paderborn)

• Teacher Education (except mathematics for teacher education)
Wolfram Meyerhöfer (Paderborn)

Sections on the interface between mathematics and mathematics education

• Transition from school to university
Mathias Hattermann (Paderborn), Wolfram Koepf (Kassel)

• Teaching and learning mathematics at university level
Rolf Biehler (Paderborn), Walther Paravicini (Göttingen)

• Mathematics for future teachers
Christian Haase (FU Berlin), Stefanie Rach (Paderborn)

• History and philosopy of mathematics and of mathematics education
Ralf Krömer (Wuppertal), Katja Krüger (Paderborn),
Gregor Nickel (Siegen)