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.
Your IMAGINARY team.
Join us in December in Montevideo, Uruguay for the second edition of our Conference on Open and Collaborative Communication of Mathematical Research.
Discover our celebratory urban intervention where we take Monohedral Convex Pentagonal Tilings to the streets of Berlin and other cities.
Since the birth of IMAGINARY there have been 311 events in 55 countries.
The biggest THANK YOU goes to Gert-Martin Greuel. Without you, IMAGINARY would not have started, would not have grown, would not exist. Thank you for your endless efforts and work on IMAGINARY, from the very beginning until now!
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO)
Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS)
German Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF)
Real Sociedad Matemática Española (RSME)
National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS)
Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP)
African Institutes of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Turkish Mathematical Society (TMD)
The Mathematical Society of the Republic of China (中華民國數學會)
We thank all persons who have contributed to IMAGINARY, as team members, supporters, decision makers or external advisors. We are sure that we need to add many more of you, and will further extend this list.
Alba Málaga, Albert Haase, Alexander Caspar, Alexander Zimmermann, Alexandra Fritz, Alexandra Otiman, Alexandru Constantinescu, Alicia Dickenstein, Alejandro Baranek, Ana Isabel Pérez Martín, Andre Heydt, Andreas Daniel Matt, Andreas Gebert, Andreas Loos, Andreas Reuter, Angelika Daniel, Anja Teuner, Anja Teuner, Anna Hartkopf, Anna Pinto-Ferreira, Anne Kahnt, Anne Lauber-Rönsberg, Antonia Mey, Antonio Campillo, Arkadius Kalka, Arun Sharma, Ata Kerem Sütçüoğlu, Aubin Arroyo, Audrey Namdiero-Walsh, Aurélien Alvarez, Ayşe Pala, Bahar Günaydın, Beate Spiegel, Bernhard Fleischmann, Bernhard Ganter, Betül Kalıpçıoğlu, Betül Tanbay, Bianca Violet, Bruce Mafuta Shola, Carina Geldhauser, Carla Cederbaum, Cavit Görkem Destan, Cédric Villani, Charles Gunn, Chiquira Wagner, Christian Rauch, Christian Stussak, Christiane Rousseau, Christiane Schirok, Christoph Knoth, Christoph Pöppe, Christoph Weber, Christopher De Nicolo, Chulmin Kang (강철민박사님), Daniel Armbruster, Daniel Ramos, Daniel Weiss, David Grünberg, Dean Yongtak Jin (진용탁), Demet Kaya, Diego Armentano, Dietmar Kröner, Diren Yıldırım, Dominik Essing, Donggyu Lim, Seungwon Kim, Duco van Straten, Ehrhard Behrends, Ekaterina Eremenko, Emre Güngör, Eric Londaits, Erich Fuchs, Erik Hörtnagl, Esennur Uzun, Esra Gül, Ezgi Altındağ, Feride Ceren Köse, Ferit Özturk, Ferran Dachs, FORWISS, Fulya Taştan, Gang Liu, Gerhard Huisken, Gert-Martin Greuel, Gökhan Bal, Gözde Sert, Guillaume Jouvet, Günter M. Ziegler, Hannes Grimm-Strele, Harun Kır, Hatice Sezen, Heide Bottling, Helen Yu, Helen Yu (余筱嵐), Helmut Kastenholz, Henning Meyer, Henry Segerman, Hermann Karcher, Herwig Hauser, Hong-Bin Chen (陳宏賓), Hyuk Jun Kweon, Hyungju Park, İlkiz Bildik, Isabelle Jordy, Jaap, Jessica Wieczorek, Jineon Baek, Johanna Siegmund, Jos Leys, José Francisco Rodrigues, José Ignacio Farrán, Julien Cortier, Julio Bernués, Jungkai Alfred Chen (陳榮凱), Jürgen Richter-Gebert, Juste Jean-Paul Ngome Abiaga, Kaan Göze, Katerina Giannakoulopoulos, Katrin Schmid, Klaus Tschira, Ko-Wei Lih (李國偉), Konrad Renner, Lea Renner, Maik Urbanek, Makbule Yıldız, Malte Westphalen, Manfred Kuhnkies, Marcelo Fiori, Mariana Pereira, Martin Andler, Martin von Gagern, Mateja Budin, Mercedes Siles Molina, Merve Aygöl, Michael Joswig, Michael Kateregga, Mikhail Rusakov, Milena Damrau, Mine Özerden, Ming-Chi Lai(賴明治), Mireille Chaleyat, Nadja Pernat, Nehir Kübra Yücel, Nicolás Villagrán Dos Santos, Norman Friedenberger, Nur Yatkın, Oğuz Gürerk, Oleksandr Motsak, Oliver Labs, Omar Gil, Pablo Groisman, Paul Igodt, Petra Lein, Rinus Roelofs, Rıdvan Özdemir, Robert Wöstenfeld, Rosita E. Yocgo, Ruth Brozek, Ruth Wetzlar, Samuel Lelièvre, Sebastià Xambó, Sebastian Uribe, Sergiy Ovsiyenko, Seungjai Lee, Seunguk Jang, Shin-Shin Kao (高欣欣), Sibel Candemir, Silke Beller, Silke Vollenhofer-Zimmel, Silvia Benvenuti, Silvia Gomez, Simon Krohn, Sophia Jahns, Steffen Weissmann, Stephan Klaus, Stephanie Schiemann, Sümeyye Alpay, Sümeyye Dabanlı, Susanne Page, Susanne Riester, Tatjana Ruf, Thomas Vogt, Tuğçe Koç, Ulaş Yardımcı, Ülgen Kılıç, Uli Gaenshirt, Ulrich Kortenkamp, Ulrich Pinkall, Ulrich Schüller, Umut Çoraplı, Verena Franke, Weichung Wang (王偉仲), Yeon-Eung Kim, Yunus Semih Coşkun, Zekeriya Ünal