Discrete mathematics studies finite (or countably infinite) structures. It emerged as an independent discipline in the second half of the 19th century, where certain areas of graph theory and enumerative combinatorics were initially developed. In recent decades, discrete mathematics has undergone an intense development, especially through its use in engineering and natural sciences. In particular,…

Felix Hausdorff (1868 - 1942) is one of the outstanding mathematicians of the first half of the 20th century. He made fundamental contributions to topology, set theory, measure theory, functional analysis, the theory of Lie algebra and probability theory. Mathematical terms such as Hausdorff space, Hausdorff measure, Hausdorff dimension, Hausdorff metric, Hausdorff maximal principle, Hausdorff…

The project is supervised by the Commission "Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Naturwissenschaften/ Mathematik/ Technik)". The aim of the project is to develop historical statements about the chronological and disciplinary structures in mathematics and physics as well as to summarize the results of work from biographical and bibliographical aspects. Furthermore, an electronic database on the history of the…

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) is said to be the last polymath. This is reflected by his diverse and mostly unpublished work. Until today, there is no complete edition which forced researchers to rely on deficient partial editions from the 19th century. The project aims at a complete edition of G. W. Leibniz’ writings and of his letters. The handwritten literary remains are to a large…

The research project "Mathematische Logik" pursues the goal of documenting, structuring and representing the current state of knowledge in the field of mathematical logic and related areas in its full breadth and depth, as well as making the existing knowledge accessible according to specific requirements. For this field of science, the constantly growing publication activity and the increasing…