Evening Event

Want to see the 11-time mental calculation champion live? At this year’s championship, you will have this opportunity. On Wednesday evening, Dr. Dr. Gert Mittring plans to demonstrate his talent in Basel, and even an attempt for a new world record.

Evening Event Basel

Date: Wednesday, 9th of May 2018

Place: Congress Center Basel

Time:  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Organised of SIS Swiss International School Basel and EHK


Dr. Dr. Gert Mittring will try to set a new world record.  ETH Zurich will prepare, follow and check the attempt.

Dr. Dr. Gert Mittring will take the 89xxx root out of a  1 million digit number. His current world record stands at 4 minutes and 41 seconds, set in Oberhausen during the Phantastika on 2. September 2017!


Tickets: Adult CHF 25.-, children until 16 years CHF 10.-

Tickets will be available here.

Dr. Dr. Gert Mittring can solve every arithmetic problem faster than a calculator. The german is psychologist and 11-time mental calculation world champion. He has an immeasurably high IQ score, estimated to lie around 175. As a passionate number cruncher, he aims to bring the magic of mathematics to everyone, not just exceptional talents.

Additionally, he is a qualified computer scientist and has a PhD in education and runs a psychologist’s office in Bonn, Germany.

Mittring is a full member of the German Psychological Society. His research focuses primarily on the pedagogic and psychological area, especially the phenomenon of giftedness. What interests him particularly is how to determine the significance of intelligence tests.