Platform MAP

The “Platform Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics” (Platform MAP) of the Swiss Academy of Science (SCNAT) incorporates scientific societies and workgroups dedicated to the areas of mathematics, astronomy and physics. The platform’s main functions are the support of the organisations’ activities as wells as the coordination and promotion of research and education in the field of MAP.

NGC 1300 Galaxy
Image: Hubble Heritage Team, ESA, NASA
NGC 1300 Galaxy
NGC 1300 Galaxy (Image: Hubble Heritage Team, ESA, NASA)

The Platform MAP groups together the three disciplines Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics. It is one of the six platforms of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). It is lead by a Presidium and includes 10 societies, 4 commissions and 11 national committees of international scientific organisations. Those form together the MAP Plenum.

The Platform MAP promotes exchange within the scientific community and is committed to strong networking and knowledge transfer. It organizes the connection to the relevant international scientific associations.

The Platform MAP also seeks dialogue with politicians and the general public. On the one hand, to give decision-makers and voters solid scientific arguments, and on the other to sensitize the public to mathematics, astronomy and physics as fundamental and future-oriented sciences.

Current highlights

Open Data
  • 29.10.2018

Open Data and Data Management - Issues and Challenges

The SCNAT is organizing this one day event in Bern, with the aim to give the research community the chance to raise their concern and also the SNF and the European Commission to present their view and to inform about recent trends. The workshop should provide recommendations on how to implement the open data requirements.
Minutes of the Workshop on Open Data and Data Management 2018
  • 2018

Open Data and Data Management – Issues and Challenges

Organised by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), the one-day workshop on Open Data and Data Management gathered around 120 participants on Monday, 29 October 2018 in Berne. Globally, it was a very successful event enabling the sharing of partially contrasting opinions on the topic by all involved parties. The main outcome is that a general practice cannot be followed, because each scientific field has its specific needs and limitations.
Physics in advent
  • 06.11.2018

PiA - Physics in Advent: still 24 experiments until Christmas

PiA offers 24 entertaining physics experiments to do yourself again this year. Due to the great interest from abroad, physics will be available in English during Advent, just like last year.


Platform MAP
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