Links

Selected Links

  • Ranking of World Universities
  • German University Rankings of Mathematics Departments
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU): Department of Mathematics (Working Group Stochastics)
  • TU Munich (TUM): Chair of Mathematical Finance
  • Heriot-Watt University: School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Department of Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics
  • ETH Zurich: Department of Mathematics (Financial and Insurance Mathematics Group)
  • University of Bonn: Institute for Applied Mathematics, Faculty for Mathematics and Sciences
  • Florida State University: Department of Mathematics
  • University of Kaiserslautern: Department of Mathematics
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods for Finance (AMaMeF)
  • Research and Courses in Financial Mathematics
  • A large Database on Mathematical Credit Risk Modelling
  • Uwe Wystup's Mathematical Finance Bulletin Board
  • Global Derivatives: on Quantitative Finance and Financial Engineering
  • Financial Mathematics and Financial Engineering: Links, Books and Events
  • The Banach Space Bulletin Board
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV)
  • Schweizerische Mathematische Gesellschaft (SMG)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
  • QuantLib - An open-source library for quantitative finance
  • ...TBC
  • A Bird's Eye View of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in General

  • Andrew Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem (Part 1)
  • Andrew Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem (Part 2)
  • Andrew Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem (Part 3)
  • Andrew Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem (Part 4)
  • Andrew Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem (Part 5)


  • Timothy Gowers: The Importance of Mathematics (Part 1)
  • Timothy Gowers: The Importance of Mathematics (Part 2)
  • Timothy Gowers: The Importance of Mathematics (Part 3)
  • Timothy Gowers: The Importance of Mathematics (Part 4)
  • Timothy Gowers: The Importance of Mathematics (Part 5)
  • Timothy Gowers: The Importance of Mathematics (Part 6)
  • Timothy Gowers: The Importance of Mathematics (Part 7)
  • Timothy Gowers: The Importance of Mathematics (Part 8)


  • Terence Tao: Structure and Randomness in the Prime Numbers


  • Open Access in the Field of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Calendar
  • Textbooks and Lecture Notes in Mathematics and Statistics I
  • (including many free online available resources!)
  • Textbooks and Lecture Notes in Mathematics and Statistics II
  • Mathematical Knowledge: Internal, Social and Cultural Aspects (by Yu. I. Manin)
  • Random Thoughts und andere Gedankensprünge (in German - written by R. L. Schilling)
  • The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
  • Faces of Mathematics
  • On the Biography and Work of Alexander Grothendieck (written in German - by W. Scharlau)
  • The Life of Alexandre Grothendieck (Part I)
  • The Life of Alexandre Grothendieck (Part II)
  • The Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • Relationships between Basic Mathematical Structures
  • Theory of Science - including a Presentation on Gödel's Theorem
  • (if you believe that computers can do mathematics)
  • Von Einstein zum Quantencomputer (in German)
  • Die Wiederentdeckung eines Mathematikers: Wolfgang Döblin (written in German - by Peter Imkeller and Sylvie Roelly)
  • Brownian motion: from pollen grains in water to global geometry
  • Faster than Light?
  • Die Hilbertschen Probleme (Der Mathematiker David Hilbert und seine Errungenschaften in der Mathematik)
  • ... TBC
  • Opinions of Lateral Thinkers (in German)

  • Paradoxien im europäischen Hochschulraum (entspricht meiner eigenen Erfahrung im britischen Hochschulsystem)
  • Bologna und der Bildungsauftrag der Universitäten (beinhaltet u.a. einen Hinweis auf das britische Hochschulsystem)
  • Die feine englische Art
  • Akademischer Kapitalismus (beinhaltet u.a. einen Hinweis auf das britische Hochschulsystem)
  • Wo haben Sie studiert? (beinhaltet u.a. eine Darstellung des Hochschulsystems in den USA)
  • Plädoyer wider die Verdummung
  • Schickt eure Kinder auf die schönen Umwege!
  • Nur Mut zur Reform der Reform - Anmerkungen zum Bologna-Prozess
  • Moneyismus ist der Universitäten Untergang
  • Unternehmen Universität
  • ... TBC
  • Very useful Links (right-click, if applicable!)

  • München Wiki (written in German)
  • How to avoid rip-off when one has to phone service lines and related rip-off artists
  • Price Optimiser for Flights, Hotels and Car Hire
  • XING - Global Network for Professionals I (primarily for Germany)
  • LinkedIn - Global Network for Professionals II (primarily for the UK and overseas)
  • International Directory
  • Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
  • Langenscheidt: English <-> German
  • Dictionary I: English <-> German
  • Dictionary II: English <-> German
  • The Web as Dictionary: English <-> German (Beta version)
  • MathOverflow
  • Mathematics Stack Exchange
  • Encyclopaedia of Mathematics
  • The Free Encyclopedia
  • PlanetMath.Org
  • Online Calculators
  • Drawer of graphs of real-valued functions, suitably defined on the real line and its instructions manual
  • World Time
  • Currency Converter
  • Weather Forecast (worldwide)
  • Google Maps (simply name in and zoom!)
  • Google Books
  • Personal Links

  • The Internet Movie Database IMDb (including reviews and trailers)
  • In my view, the root of a future revolution might emerge here...: when VR meets 3D
  • About Progressive Rock
  • Some tracks of Progressive Rock and similar hot stuff[*]: Bill Bruford, Eloy (I), Eloy (II), Eloy (III), Genesis - [full concert!] (please be patient and wait until their real prog power unfolds...[a few shots]), David Gilmour - [full concert!], Golden Earring (Radar Love!), Grobschnitt (Solar Music!! - although from 1978, still unrivalled), Steve Hackett (I), Steve Hackett (II), Steve Hillage Band (I), Steve Hillage Band (II), IQ (I), IQ (II), IQ (III), Marillion - [full concert!], Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Neal Morse, Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird (Live 2003), Murky Red, Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells!), Ozric Tentacles (I), Ozric Tentacles (II), Alan Parsons Live Project, Pat Metheny Group (I) - outstanding jazz with prog elements, Pat Metheny Group (II) - outstanding jazz with prog elements, Pat Metheny Group (III) - outstanding jazz with prog elements, Porcupine Tree (I), Porcupine Tree (II), Porcupine Tree (III), Porcupine Tree (IV), Porcupine Tree (V), RPWL, Rush, Joe Satriani, Schiller: Sonne Live - a very intense and simply b e a u t i f u l electronic music containing prog elements! That should be performed in a cathedral... [full concert!], Styx - [full concert of Bombast Prog!], Sylvan, Steve Vai (I), Steve Vai (II), Steve Vai (III) - [full concert!], Rick Wakeman, Tangerine Dream - [full concert!], The Flower Kings (I), The Flower Kings (II), An excerpt from Jeff Wayne's rock opera version of The War of the Worlds (I), An excerpt from Jeff Wayne's rock opera version of The War of the Worlds (II), An excerpt from Jeff Wayne's rock opera version of The War of the Worlds (III), Transatlantic - [full concert!], Younger Brother (I), Younger Brother (II).
    [*]Remarks:
    Firstly, for all Firefox users: a right mouse-click enables the opening of the desired gig video outside of the frame of my personal homepage. :-)
    Secondly, you might also be a bit curious and wish to look intensively at this nice video on the full screen (with zero volume - after the guy has finished his introduction, of course) while you are just listening to the music *and* possibly standing up: Don't stand up....
    Thirdly, to avoid possible annoying interruptions of an uploaded YouTube video (induced by buffering), you simply should pause the video immediately after its upload. Then please be a bit patient and wait a few minutes until the grey bar evolving from the single ring-shaped button below has finished its continuous movement until it has completed the whole band. Then click the arrow-shaped button on the left, followed by a push of the one "empty" TV screen-shaped button on the right (to view the video on your whole screen) - and enjoy the music. (Click "HQ" = "High Quality", if available!)
    Fourthly, a copy of a funny story; something which cannot be excluded when you like to experience the full power of prog - l o u d l y: "... Nothing to do with this song, but there are several posts about various speaker systems below. So I'll add my story. In college (mid 80s), I had two roommates that worked at a local electronics store. They got in a pair of Domus 2s and decided to test them out. They hooked up a 100W amp to each speaker and put on Dark Side of the Moon - Speak to Me (with the crescendoing heart beat thump) and cranked it all the way up. Neither speaker blew. In fact, the only way they could destroy them was to connect an extension cord and run electricity directly through them.
    The next day, the woman who lived above the store came down to complain. She said it was so loud and the vibrations so strong that her fish bowl jumped off the table. I ordered a pair the next day and had them until just a few years ago. ..."
  • Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock (highly impressive!)
  • The(!) German Web Data Base for Progressive Art Rock (addressed to anyone who would like to make the experience of an acoustic space-time travel...)
  • Progressive Newsletter (includes up-to-date concert dates(!))
  • A Dutch Web Data Base for Progressive Art Rock
  • Internet Radio I - Stellar Attraction (just progressive rock - non-commercial and without commercials!)
  • Internet Radio II - Radio Paradise (no tedious commercials; mostly art rock, prog and eclectic pop including wise comments and remarks from Nabla)
  • Internet Radio III - Planet Rock (UK's leader in classic rock)
  • Internet Radio IV - Rock Antenne (Germany's leader in classic rock)
  • Internet Radio V - Radio Swiss Jazz (no tedious commercials; just pure music!)
  • Internet Radio VI - Radio Swiss Pop (no tedious commercials; just pure music!)
  • Speed Chess I, Speed Chess II
  • Don't touch ...
  • ...TBC

  • Current Version: January 5, 2017