Mathematics Informatics Station (MAINS)

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Experience and understand mathematics and computer science! In 2017, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation opened the MAINS, right near the Heidelberg central train station. Throughout the year, we offer various activities for all age groups such as interactive exhibitions, portrait gallery, film screenings, Science Notes, lectures and much more. Come and see for yourself how exciting mathematics and computer science can be! The MAINS also offers guided tours of the exhibitions for school classes and groups.


Explaining Artificial Intelligence

Closed September 1 - 30, 2022

We are currently showing the interactive exhibition at the MAINS, which uses images, videos and experiments to explore the core questions surrounding artificial intelligence: How does it actually work? How can it be used? And what are its limits?

The exhibition was developed by IMAGINARY, funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation and supported by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.


Women of Mathematics throughout Europe

A gallery of portraits

Closed September 1 - 30, 2022

Entering the field of mathematics can be difficult, and women often face specific obstacles. “Women in Mathematics throughout Europe” offers special insight and perspective into the world of mathematics. It portrays female mathematicians, their career paths and demonstrates their favorite mathematical formulas. On display at MAINS beginning January 29.