International Day "Women in Science" (February 11)

For this third edition (this time online) at the University of Potsdam of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 seven female PhD students of the Faculty of Science and the Digital Engineering Faculty will take us on a journey through their discipline and career, might it be including chemistry, data science, environmental science, nutritional science and mathematics. They will provide an insight into their research work in the form of 10-minute presentations in either English or German. The event will take place on the 11th of February. More information can be found here.


Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Franziska Göbel from the Institute for Mathematics receives the faculty award of the Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences of University of Potsdam for excellence in teaching for her course on statistics.


Award for outstanding theses

We congratulate Dr. Florentin Münch and Matti Richter, who have both been awarded for their outstanding theses.

Dr. Florentin Münch received the Michelson-Preis for his PhD on Ricci curvature on graphs, where he has obtained surprising results by developing new grounbreaking techniques in this area.

Matti Richter was received the Bachelor price of the Berliner Mathematischen Gesellschaft for his excellent Bachelor thesis on harmonic functions over graphs with group actions. He has proved new results in this area, which is far beyond the usual requirements for a Bachelor thesis.


The Institute of Mathematics. Learn about us

Welcome to the home page of the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Potsdam. We are one of eight institutes in the Faculty of Science. The Faculty is the largest of the six faculties at the University of Potsdam. We thank you for your interest in our institute, our research projects and collaborations.Learn more


Study Mathematics in Potsdam for a Bachelor or Master in Science or Education


Information on Programs, Organization and Advising Offers

The study of Mathematics opens a variety of doors for a career in business, industry, education or science. The University of Potsdam offers students interested in Mathematics a diverse, research-oriented course of study with numerous links to research centers outside the university. Learn more


Research and Contact Information

There are currently 14 professors at the Institute of Mathematics in Potsdam. Their research groups represent a broad spectrum of current research directions in Mathematics. Members of the institute coordinate a Collaborative Research Center and are part of the steering committee of a Priority Program both financed by the German Research Foundation DFG. Learn more