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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


International conference "MATh.en.JEANS" in Griebnitzsee

MATh.en.JEANS is a conference of a special kind: Pupils from French grammar schools from all over Europe present their mathematical research results, which have been produced in working groups together with mathematicians from universities. The initiative for this promotion of young talent comes from the French association "MATh.en.JEANS", in which Potsdam mathematics professor Sylvie Roelly has been involved for many years. From 27 to 29 March 2023, she is organising a major international MATh.en.JEANS conference with the university's Institute of Mathematics at the Griebnitzsee campus. More information can be found on the event website.

New Master Students

The Institute of Mathematics welcomes new students to the Institute. To make the start easier, there will be a short introductory event in Zoom on Monday, 17.04.2023 at 16:15. There we will give you organisational and administrative information about your studies. Furthermore, you will receive an overview of the Master's courses in the summer semester that you can take.

You will find the access data as well as further information in the Moodle course Introductory to Master in Mathematics SoSe 2023.

Summer School: Spectral theory and geometry of ergodic Schrödinger operators

The summer school will take place from July 31st to August 4th 2023 and will introduce the basics of the spectral theory of Schrödinger operators. The focus is on one-dimensional operators defined by an underlying dynamical system. Further information on the content and registration (open until April 30th 2023) for the summer school can be found here.

Information Regarding the Consequences of the Corona Crisis

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 am Ram Band, a visiting professor from the math faculty at the Technion, Israel. I find joy in thinking about spectral geometric questions on metric graphs, manifolds, discrete graphs (and more...) I am happy to be in the vicinity of the spectral graph theory group of Prof. Dr. Matthias Keller. These days I am mostly excited to work alongside my friend and colleague, Dr. Siegfried Beckus; We work on spectral problems concerning ergodic Schroedinger operators. Yannik Thomas, Lior Tenenbaum and Gilad Sofer are PhD students working with us in this period. More information may be found on my personal webpage.

Since September 2022, I hold the professorship for didactics of mathematics in an inclusive context / special focus on learning (secondary level I). I am very happy to be able to take on this new challenge.

After my teacher training at the University of Bielefeld, I first completed my traineeship at a comprehensive school in Mönchengladbach. Afterwards, I did my doctorate at the Technical University of Dortmund, specifically on the topic of percentage calculation for language education in mathematics lessons, and most recently I worked as a junior professor at the University of Cologne.

In addition to language education in mathematics teaching, my main research interests include diagnosis and support in (inclusive) mathematics teaching, problem solving and professionalisation research - especially in relation to further training in mathematics. The focus on in-service training also goes hand in hand with my involvement as a network partner in the German Centre for Teacher Education in Mathematics - as the Department of Subject-Related Knowledge Transfer of the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN). Further information on my research and teaching can be found on my website.

Nice to meet you! My name is Gilad. I am a PhD student at the Technion in Haifa, under the supervision of Ram Band. I am interested in the spectral theory of differential operators on metric graphs.

I am very happy that I could join the Geometry group at the Institute of Mathematics as an academic staff member in October 2022. After working in Kiel, Cambridge, Marseille, Potsdam, and Oxford, I spent almost six years as a consultant in the financial sector for d-fine GmbH.  My research interests are in differential geometry, non-commutative geometry, mathematical physics and financial mathematics. More information about my current research and teaching projects can be found on my personal website.


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