A mathematician is a
blind man in a dark room
looking for a black cat
which isn't there. CHARLES ROBERT DARWIN
Date of Birth
April 00000001000, 11110111101 (binary numeral system)
Place of Birth
Halle (Saale), Germany
Habilitation in Mathematics (postdoctoral qualification, Dr.rer.nat.habil.), Thesis: 'Global a priori bounds and multiplicity results for quasilinear elliptic equations and inequalities', Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Ph.D. in Mathematics (Dr.rer.nat.), Thesis: 'Comparison principles and multiple solutions for nonlinear elliptic problems' (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Siegfried Carl), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Master in Mathematics (Diploma in Mathematics), Thesis: 'T-symmetrische Tensor-Differentialformen mit logarithmischen Polen' (Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Brückmann), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Substitute Professor 'Analysis', Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Guest Professor 'Applied Analysis', Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin Germany
Substitute Professor 'Analysis', Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Substitute Professor 'Applied Analysis', Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
2016 – present
Privatdozent at Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2009 – present
Research Assistant at the Institue of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2008 – 2009
Research assistant at the Institute of Mathematics, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
2006 – 2008
Ph.D. student at the Institute of Mathematics, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Honors and Awards
Promotion price, awarded by the Georg Cantor Society for the diploma (master) in mathematics
2006 – 2008
Graduate scholarship assigned by the federal state Sachsen-Anhalt
Award of the German Mathematical Society for course achievement
Awarded by the German Mathematical Society for the intermediate diploma in mathematics
N. S. Papageorgiou, P. Winkert
Solutions with sign information for nonlinear nonhomogeneous problems
T-symmetrische Tensor-Differentialformen mit logarithmischen Polen
Diploma thesis, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany, July 2006 (available only in German)
Vergleich von experimentellen Konvergenzraten zur numerischen Lösung der Poissongleichung im R¹ und R² mittels des Verfahrens der konjugierten Gradienten und des Gauß-Seidel Verfahrens
Mathematical Internship, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany, 2005 (available only in German)
Math Teacher: “If a=b and b=c then a=c, now give me the practical example of this principle from real life.” Student: “I love you sir and you love your daughter which means I love your daughter.”
An chemist, a physicist, and a mathematician are stranded on an island when a can of food rolls ashore. The chemist and the physicist comes up with many ingenious ways to open the can. Then suddenly the mathematician gets a bright idea: “Assume we have a can opener...”
Two male mathematicians are in a bar. The first one says to the second that the average person knows very little about basic mathematics. The second one disagrees, and claims that most people can cope with a reasonable amount of math. The first mathematician goes off to the washroom, and in his absence the second calls over the waitress. He tells her that in a few minutes, after his friend has returned, he will call her over and ask her a question. All she has to do is answer one third x cubed. She repeats “one thir -- dex cue?” He repeats “one third x cubed.” Her: “one thir dex cuebd?” “Yes, that's right” he says. So she agrees, and goes off mumbling to herself, “one thir dex cuebd...”. The first guy returns and the second proposes a bet to prove his point, that most people do know something about basic math. He says he will ask the blonde waitress an integral, and the first laughingly agrees. The second man calls over the waitress and asks “what is the integral of x squared?”. The waitress says “one third x cubed” and while walking away, turns back and says over her shoulder “plus a constant!”
“Do you love your math more than me?” “Of course not, dear - I love you much more.” “Then prove it!” “OK... Let R be the set of all lovable objects...”
A constant function and e^x are walking on Broadway. Then suddenly the constant function sees a differential operator approaching and runs away. So e^x follows him and asks why the hurry. “Well, you see, there's this differential operator coming this way, and when we meet, he'll differentiate me and nothing will be left of me...!” “Ah,” says e^x, “he won't bother ME, I'm e to the x!” and he walks on. Of course he meets the differential operator after a short distance. e^x: “Hi, I'm e^x” diff.op.: “Hi, I'm d/dy”
A biologist, a physicist and a mathematician were sitting in a street cafe watching the crowd. Across the street they saw a man and a woman entering a building. Ten minutes they reappeared together with a third person. “They have multiplied” said the biologist. “Oh no, an error in measurement” the physicist sighed. “If exactly one person enters the building now, it will be empty again” the mathematician concluded.
A mathematician is asked to design a table. He first designs a table with no legs. Then he designs a table with infinitely many legs. He spend the rest of his life generalizing the results for the table with N legs (where N is not necessarily a natural number).
A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer were traveling through Scotland when they saw a black sheep through the window of the train.
“Aha” says the engineer, “I see that Scottish sheep are black.” “Hmm,” says the physicist, “You mean that some Scottish sheep are black.”
“No,” says the mathematician, “All we know is that there is at least one sheep in Scotland, and that at least one side of that one sheep is black!”
A mathematician organizes a lottery in which the prize is an infinite amount of money. When the winning ticket is drawn, and the jubilant winner comes to claim his prize, the mathematician explains the mode of payment: “1 dollar now, 1/2 dollar next week, 1/3 dollar the week after that...”
When a statistician passes the airport security check, they discover a bomb in his bag. He explains. “Statistics shows that the probability of a bomb being on an airplane is 1/1000. However, the chance that there are two bombs at one plane is 1/1000000. So, I am much safer...”
A mathematician believes nothing until it is proven. A physicist believes everything until it is proven wrong. A chemist doesn’t care. A biologist doesn’t understand the question.
The difference between an introvert and extrovert mathematicians is: An introvert mathematician looks at his shoes while talking to you. An extrovert mathematician looks at your shoes.
Biologists think they are biochemists, Biochemists think they are Physical Chemists, Physical Chemists think they are Physicists, Physicists think they are Gods, and God thinks he is a Mathematician.
In Alaska, where it gets very cold, pi is only 3.00. As you know, everything shrinks in the cold. They call it Eskimo pi.
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they translate it into their own language, and forthwith it means something entirely different.
Math Teacher: “If a=b and b=c then a=c, now give me the practical example of this principle from real li...
An chemist, a physicist, and a mathematician are stranded on an island when a can of food rolls ashore. The ch...
Two male mathematicians are in a bar. The first one says to the second that the average person knows very litt...
“Do you love your math more than me?” “Of course not, dear - I love you much more.” &l...
A constant function and e^x are walking on Broadway. Then suddenly the constant function sees a differential o...
A biologist, a physicist and a mathematician were sitting in a street cafe watching the crowd. Across the stre...
A mathematician is asked to design a table. He first designs a table with no legs. Then he designs a table wit...
A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer were traveling through Scotland when they saw a black sheep thro...
A mathematician organizes a lottery in which the prize is an infinite amount of money. When the winning ticket...
When a statistician passes the airport security check, they discover a bomb in his bag. He explains. “St...
A mathematician believes nothing until it is proven. A physicist believes everything until it is proven wrong....
The difference between an introvert and extrovert mathematicians is: An introvert mathematician looks at his s...
Biologists think they are biochemists, Biochemists think they are Physical Chemists, Physical Chemists think t...
In Alaska, where it gets very cold, pi is only 3.00. As you know, everything shrinks in the cold. They call it...
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they translate it into their own language, and fo...
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