Girls's Day

At Girls' Day, girls from the 5th grade onwards can spend a day getting a taste of professions and occupational fields. They thus have the opportunity to get to know specialisations and areas for the first time and to find out about possible career paths.

Girls' Day 2024

On 25 April 2020, Girls' Day took place for the second time at the Department of Mathematics, where we welcomed 23 schoolgirls from grades 5-9. The programme included visits to various working groups and getting to know the respective main topics, a campus tour and the opportunity to get a taste of studying mathematics. Of course, the students were also allowed to get active themselves and, as is usual at the university, work together in small groups on tasks. The day was rounded off with a lunch together with maths students, where any questions that arose could be asked and one or two anecdotes from their studies were told.

We thank the SFB 326 – GAUS and Cluster project Clean Circles for the financial support.

Are you interested in visiting us? The next Girls' Day will take place on April 3rd, 2025 and most likely we will be there again! More information can be found here.


Impressions of the Girl'sDay 2023

On 27.04.2023, the Department of Mathematics took part in Girls' Day for the first time. We would like to thank all staff and students who made this day possible and CRC 326 – GAUS and TRR 154 for their financial support.

This year 25 schoolgirls aged between 11 and 15 experienced a morning of exciting insights into mathematical topics, research and the study of mathematics. The department offered the participants a varied programme:

Visiting the campus and picnic

The day was rounded off with a campus tour and a picnic together with female maths students, where we answered all questions about studying and everyday life at university.

Lecture on sphere packings

First, they listened to an interactive lecture on the topic of sphere packing by Prof Dr Pascal Schweitzer and Dr Sofia Brenner. The pupils were also able to experiment with spheres and other exhibits on various arrangements.

Visiting the department and group exercise

Other items on the programme included a visit to the department's working groups and a group exercise during which they worked on tasks in groups with the help of tutors, just like in mathematical studies.