Mathematics and (theoretical) physics have always been linked closely together. Throughout the history of both disciplines there have been exciting and important developments which started at the interface between the two. However, due to differences in scientific language and culture, interactions between mathematicians and physicists is not without obstacles.

The Partnership Mathematics and Physics is an initiative of researchers of the Institutes of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Heidelberg.

Its aim is to prepare the ground for intensive exchange and interaction across the borders of the two disciplines, and expand the interdisciplinary cooperation at the University both in research as well as teaching.

The partnership grew out of the Mathematics Center Heidelberg (MATCH) and is currently supported by the Research Council of the University of Heidelberg (Field of Focus 2).

Activities of the partnership include: