Against the background of the current corona pandemic, this year's Day of Mathematics at the HFT Stuttgart took place digitally, but was no less successful than in previous years. Around 120 partners, professors, graduates and students accepted the invitation and took part in this year's event on November 20th, 2020.
Prof. Dr. Katja Rade opened the 26th Day of Mathematics with a personal address, before Prof. Dr. Jochen Brunk gave an overview of current developments in the field of mathematics. As a special highlight this year, we were able to attract the poetry slamer and successful YouTuberin Sira Busch, who took us on an entertaining journey through the world of mathematics with her contributions. The 27-year-old recently obtained her Master of Science in Mathematics at the WWU in Münster and looks back on an exciting, varied and above all prejudiced period of study. Her contributions contain a lot of dry puns, honesty, but also constructive criticism and inspire both laughter and reflection. All contributions by Sira Busch can also be found on her YouTube channel.
Prof. Dr. Harald Bauer then presented the prize of the insurance companies in the Stuttgart area, which has been awarded to the best graduate (f/m/d) in the bachelor's degree course in mathematics since 1980. For the winter semester 2019/2020, the award goes to our Bachelor graduate Mr. Raphael Huber. For the graduation in summer semester 2020 we congratulate Mr. Julian Hettinger on his outstanding achievement.
Finally, the 26th Day of Mathematics was rounded off with the solving of this year's prize puzzle, which is presented to the students of the mathematics program each semester. Umut Kalem and Thorben Adelhelm came up with the two best solutions and were each awarded a book prize.