An Invitation to Mathematics

From Competitions to Research

  • Dierk Schleicher
  • Malte Lackmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Michael Stoll
    Pages 9-19
  3. Simon Norton
    Pages 21-41
  4. Jean-Christophe Yoccoz
    Pages 43-54
  5. László Lovász
    Pages 85-95
  6. Alexander A. Razborov
    Pages 97-117
  7. Lloyd N. Trefethen
    Pages 119-136
  8. Robert M. Kerr, Marcel Oliver
    Pages 137-164
  9. Nader Masmoudi
    Pages 165-180
  10. Günter M. Ziegler
    Pages 195-205

About this book


This Invitation to Mathematics consists of 14 contributions, many from the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce the readers to exciting aspects of current mathematical research. The contributions are as varied as the personalities of active mathematicians, but together they show mathematics as a rich and lively field of research.


The contributions are written for interested students at the age of transition between high school and university who know high school mathematics and perhaps competition mathematics and who want to find out what current research mathematics is about. We hope that it will also be of interest to teachers or more advanced mathematicians who would like to learn about exciting aspects of mathematics outside of their own work or specialization.


Together with a team of young ``test readers'', editors and authors have taken great care, through a substantial ``active editing'' process, to make the contributions understandable by the intended readership.


Invitation to Mathematics high school, competitions, and research

Editors and affiliations

  • Dierk Schleicher
    • 1
  • Malte Lackmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Research IJacobs UniversityBremenGermany
  2. 2.BordesholmGermany

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