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A Mathematician who Fights Fires

Matthias Münch is a mathematician at Berlin's Free University.

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He's especially interested in using mathematical methods to simulate the spread of flames and smoke in various locations, from railway carriages with compartments to large airport terminals. His aim is to develop more efficient fire safety and prevention concepts, even incorporating them into building plans.