Team

Maxim Nitsche

Maxim Nitsche

Maxim had the idea for MATH 42, is the co-founder of MATH 42 and has studied mathematics and economics at the Technical University Berlin.

Maxim participated in several national single- and team-chess-championships and took part in the math- and in the chemistry-olympiad.

Maxim speaks German, French and English.

Raphael Nitsche

Raphael Nitsche

Raphael is co-founder of MATH 42 and studied mathematics at the Technical University Berlin, while still attending high school.

Raphael participated in several national single- and team-chess-championships and took part in math-competitions and won the ‘French Overseas Schools – Math Competition’.

Raphael speaks German, French and English.

Thomas Nitsche

Thomas Nitsche

Thomas is co-founder of MATH 42 and studied mathematics / game theory at the Albert Ludwig University Freiburg and the Technical University Munich.

In the 70s he developed the chess program ORWELL and later the chess computer MEPHISTO (with Elma Henne). With the MEPHISTO III he became the 1984 Micro-Computer Chess World Champion in Glasgow.

In the 90s he obtained the patent for the ‘Learning Heating’ (DE19600694A, 1.10.1996), which anticipated the ideas of NEST and obtained the patent for the ‘Intelligent Switch’ (EP19980938677, 30.6.1998).

In the 2000s Thomas developed a pattern-based search-algorithm ‘Pattern Proximity’ and expanded the technology in 2008 to comprise Chinese.

In 2006 ‘Pattern Proximity’ became the core-technology of his StartUp PROXIMIC (Holtzbrinck Ventures and Wellington Partners), with which he moved to San Francisco.(read more: ‘TechCrunch’, ‘San Jose Mercury News’ und Video mit Robert Scoble)

He is married to Oxana and is the father of 4 children.

Thomas speaks German and English.

Oxana Nitsche

Oxana Nitsche

Oxana is co-founder of MATH 42, studied German language and literature at the Linguistic University Nishni Nowgorod and computer linguistic at the LMU Munich.

Oxana worked on the ‘Pattern Proximity’-Technology and was responsible for the QA at PROXIMIC (Holtzbrinck Ventures and Wellington Partners).

Oxana is married to Thomas and is the mother of a son.

Oxana speaks Russian, German and English.

Markus Sähn

Markus Sähn

Markus participated at the math-olympiad several times.

Markus has completed an apprenticeship as caregiver in schools for the handicapped.

Markus studies computer science at the FU Berlin.

Markus speaks German and English.

Sascha Timme

Sascha Timme

Sascha has completed a bank-apprenticeship at the Commerzbank in the department of Corporate Finance / SMBs and studied mathematics at the Technical University Berlin, where he was a tutor for mathematics.

Sascha speaks German and English.

Xiaorui Wang

Xiaorui Wang

Xiaorui studied urban development at the Dalian University of Technology (China), mathematics and mathematical economics at the Technical University Berlin, where she is a tutor for mathematics.

Xiaorui speaks Chinese, German and English.

Joanna Bauer Vega

Joanna Bauer Vega

Joanna studied graphic design at the Artediez Art School and works as a free designer (joannabv.com) and translator.

Joanna speaks Spanish, German and English and lives in Madrid.

Sarah Theisen

Sarah Theisen

Sarah studies industrial engineering at the Technical University Berlin.

She won a prize for physics for her Abitur.

Sarah speaks German and English.