- Mathematics – an exciting voyage of discovery!
Mathematics is fascinating! Mathematics is beautiful! Anyone can understand mathematics!
Mathematics is everywhere. It is in the chips of your computer and can explain processes in nature and society. How big does an apple grow? Do stock exchange prices follow any rules? Why can a jagged coastline not be measured exactly?
- Mathematics is the science of patterns.
Mathematics is inspired – by clouds, movements, ideas. And mathematics inspires. In the travelling exhibition of the Matheliebe Foundation, you can get to know mathematics as a living and independent art.
- Mathematics is a powerful cultural achievement.
Today's mathematics has developed over centuries; many of its roots go deep into natural sciences. Mathematics puts the world in terms of abstract precision. Its nature includes freedom in creative thinking, but subject to control by logic.
- For the senses.
This exhibition concentrates on selected topics of school mathematics. We have refrained from using formulae wherever possible. Since the senses are food for thinking, there is a lot of "sensual" stuff around: physical models, computer graphics and computer animations, images with mathematical motives, and so on. So: grasp mathematics!
You will see:
Mathematics is everywhere, but it is hardly ever noticed in its manifold applications.
Mathematics is difficult, but access is also possible for you – that is, if you are interested, curious, and without prejudice.
Mathematics is beautiful – and you are invited to get involved with it.
- 400 square metres. To look at. And take part.
The creators of this exhibition around the dedicated former mathematics teacher Georg Schierscher "translate" impressive mathematical demonstration material into sensual reality. Instilling the love of mathematics – that is Schierscher's mission. This is why he acquired his own models for his teaching at the Liechtensteinisches Gymnasium grammar school to give mathematics something to materialise in. Some he built himself, some he received from apprentice workshops of Liechtenstein trade or industry firms of worldwide renown, and some he discovered in everyday life: a football turns out to be a truncated icosahedron, and a car headlight a parabolic mirror.
You are continuously invited to participate. Discover mathematical laws behind everyday phenomena! Mathematics is fun!