Experimental Mathematics Lab

The Experimental Mathematics Lab promotes and coordinates experimental activities in mathematics at the University of Luxembourg.

We are all accustomed to the idea of experiments in physics, chemistry or biology. But mathematics can be done at an equally experimental level, often using computational methods. This applies to statistics, algebra, analysis, geometry, and other flavours of mathematics, and includes

  • visualising complex mathematical objects
  • using computers to work with examples that go beyond what is possible using pen and paper
  • finding patterns in complicated data

Even in highly abstract areas of mathematics the value of experimentation has increased dramatically in recent years, with computers, programming languages and computer algebra systems getting stronger and easier to use.


There is a gallery with some highlights of the results of previous projects, and you can find an overview of past projects to get a good feeling for how mathematics can be experimental.

Or watch the promotional video we made in 2023:


Since its inception, there have been

  • 111 students
  • working on 105 projects
  • supervised by 56 supervisors

How to participate?

Mathematics students at the University of Luxembourg can participate in the Experimental Mathematics Lab at several stages of their studies. Within the context of these courses you can take a look at what is currently offered.

News

March 3 2023
groups have started working on their projects
February 10 2023
project proposals for next semester are available
January 25 2023
promotional video available
December 6 2022
all previous projects, going back to the very beginning, are now available
September 20 2022
project proposals for next semester are available
March 4 2022
groups have started working on their projects
February 17 2022
project proposals for next semester are available
February 11 2022
launch of the new website