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


Women in Science 2023: 08.02.2023, 12:00 – 14:00 Uhr – Campus Golm, Haus 12, Raum 0.01

On the occasion of the international Women in Science day - which aims to make the achievements and specific challenges of female scientists more visible - we invite all interested to join us in a cozy atmosphere with snacks and drinks.

Students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences will give short talks about their conversations with women scientists from around the world. What motivated these women to go into science? How do they go about their daily lives? What specific challenges have they experienced along the way?

We look forward to exchange our experiences! Please let your colleagues and fellow students know! You can find more information here.

Prize for outstanding teaching

The institute congratulates Dr. Jana De Wiljes, who was awarded the Fakultätspreis 2022 for outstanding teaching for her course "Statistical Data Analysis". The announcement can be found here.

Maria-Weber-Grant 2022

The institute congratulates Dr. Siegfried Beckus, who was awarded the Maria-Weber-Grant 2022 of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung for supporting young outstanding researchers with the subject "Aperiodic Order: Encoding hidden structures". Click here for the announcement and here for the laudation.

Michelson Prize for the best doctoral thesis

The mathematician Dr. Corinna Maier has been awarded the Michelson prize for her doctoral studies on current applied problems in the field of clinical pharmacy. Find out more here.


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 15 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 (SFB 1294) and are part of the steering committee of a Priority Program (SPP 2026) both financed by the German Research Foundation DFG. Learn more