Games, Gamers & Mathematics

ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig and the Leipzig Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences invite you to a science show on the topic of gaming and mathematics on March 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig. Admission is free of charge.

Do you want to play games, discover mathematical cheat codes and master them? Playing video and computer games you can solve mathematical problems and puzzles. With the help of new mathematical strategies you can form the best cheat codes and significantly increase your chances of winning.

Even if you have always given numbers and boring arithmetic at school a wide berth in your younger years, this event is just right for you, because it is never too late to enjoy mathematics. The event appeals to gamers, but also to puzzle lovers and the general public, to take them into the fabulous world of mathematics in an entertaining show.

Welcome: Prof. Dr. Sayan Mukherjee

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Sayan Mukherjee

Prof. Dr. Sayan Mukherjee

Leipzig University, Duke University

Born in India and educated in the U.S., Sayan Mukherjee is a mathematician, statistician and computer scientist and a leading expert in the field of artificial intelligence. Among other positions, he is a full professor of mathematics, applied statistics and computer science at Duke University in Durham (USA). As an Alexander von Humboldt Professor, he has been at ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig and the Max -Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences since 2022. His research focuses primarily on foundational mathematical and statistical research.

Lecturer: Dr. Érika Roldán

Portrait of Dr. Érika Berenice Roldán Roa

Dr. Érika Berenice Roldán Roa

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Dr. Érika Roldán is an enthusiastic mathematician and develops game formats to increase public awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of mathematics. A particular focus is on engaging communities that are underrepresented in science and mathematics. She works as a research group leader in Stochastic Topology at the Max -Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, and she leads research projects on computational complexity, educational technology, and learning analytics at ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig. More information about Dr. Roldan can be found at

mathXplorers event series

The event takes place in cooperation between ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig, one of five new BMBF-funded AI centers in Germany, and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig as part of the mathXplorers event series.

Follow the project on Twitter (@BGFB_PandU) for more information.