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


Faculty awards for outstanding teaching to Prof. Dr. Sven Raum

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Potsdam has awarded Prof. Dr. Raum for his outstanding teaching in the field of "Algebra" on the Bachelor's degree course in Mathematics. The students appreciate his structured courses, the continuously improved lecture notes and his patient, helpful supervision. Prof. Dr. Raum creates a productive and error-friendly working atmosphere through appreciative communication, which significantly promotes learning. We are delighted about his award and thank him for his commitment. You can find more information here.


Call for the next generation of talents within the interdisciplinary PhD program PharMetrX

The Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX: Pharmacometrics & Computational Disease Modelling is an interdisciplinary PhD program bridging pharmacy and mathematics. PharMetrX aims at understanding the drug-patient-disease interaction by analysing data of drug concentration, effect & disease profiles of pre-/clinical trials and of therapeutic care by developing and applying pharmacometric (i.e. PK, PD, disease) mathematical & statistical models.

The deadline for this years application is 06. September 2024.
Find more information here.

Ausschreibung Promotionsstipendien in der hochschuldidaktischen Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe 29

Die Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe des Lehrstuhls für Didaktik der Mathematik II beschäftigt sich im Projekt CReAL-PS mit den Merkmalen der universitären Lehre, insbesondere den Vorlesungen, im Mathematikstudium. Das Projekt will herausfinden, welche Zusammenhänge zwischen den Merkmalen einer Vorlesung und den Merkmalen von Studienanfänger*innen bestehen, um diesen einen erfolgreichen Einstieg in ihr Studium zu erleichtern. CReAL-PS nutzt Theorien zur Person-Umwelt-Passung, um empirische Ergebnisse in quantitativen Designs zu generieren. Diese sollen mittels Workshops in die Praxis getragen werden und die Lehre an deutschen Hochschulen verbessern.

Die Bewerbungen sind bei der Hans Böckler Stiftung vom 15.08. bis 02.11. einzureichen. Nähere Informationen finden Sie auf der Website der Didaktik der Mathematik

Interview with Prof. Melina Freitag

It is often said that you have to be passionate about science. Do publication pressure, conferences abroad, working after hours and a passion for the subject leave any room at all for a child? Many young scientists ask themselves this question. Melina Freitag is Vice Spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Centre "Data Assimilation" and mother of a few-month-old baby. For Mother's Day on 12 May, we asked the mathematician how she balances family and professorship. Read the interview here.


Master of Science: Introductory event winter semester 2024/25

Welcome new Master students!

Monday, 14.10.2024, at 16:15, in room 2.22 house 9, the hybrid introductory event for Master's students will take place. The Zoom dial-in dates will be announced in due course.

After the presentation of the degree program and the mentoring program, the lectures and seminars offered in the winter semester 2024/25 will be presented by the working groups in the second part.

Information about the Master's programme can be found here. Other current information can be found here in Moodle.

Information on Starting Your Studies

Welcome to the Institute of Mathematics!

The University of Potsdam offers you a variety of counselling and introductory services at the beginning of your studies. On the central website you will find information on the bridge and preliminary course in mathematics, university athletics and all important services offered by the university.


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

New to the Institute

We would like to welcome our new colleagues to the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Potsdam. The most important information about the first days at the institute can be found in our onboarding document.

I started a postdoc position in the Geometry group at the beginning of October and am excited about the opportunity to work with my new colleagues. In my dissertation in Bonn, which I completed earlier this year, I worked on a formula for Hadamard coefficients (the Lorentz equivalent of heat conduction coefficients).

My more general research interests are geometry (especially Lorentz geometry), global analysis, operator theory and mathematical physics. Following on from my dissertation, I plan to work on finding a Lorentzian equivalent of a spectral action, but am also happy to see joint research projects on other topics.

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