Potsdam SIAM Student Chapter

We are happy to announce that we founded a SIAM Student Chapter in Potsdam in February 2021. See here for general information about SIAM student chapters.

The Student Chapter is an association of students at the University of Potsdam.

What are the benefits of being organised as a SIAM Student Chapter?

  • student members of the Chapter can get free SIAM membership
  • networking and collaboration opportunities with other Chapters
  • funded participation in SIAM Annual Meetings
  • funding for local activities like lunch discussions or lectures by guest speakers

Who can become a member?

  • the chapter is open to everyone who is interested
  • we especially encourage Master's students and PhD students to join

How to become a member?

  • contact Undine or Florian or join our first meeting
  • there are no costs or duties for members.

General information:

  • President: Undine
  • Vice-President: Florian
  • Secretary: Tobias
  • Tresurer: Alberto
  • EMail addresse: siamchapter[at]uni-potsdam[dot]de

If you have any questions feel free to ask the PhD representatives Undine and Florian. The faculty advisor of this Chapter is Prof. Dr. Melina Freitag.

Events Winter Semester 2020/2021

PhD Seminar

We are happy to introduce you to the talks of our PhD seminar!

Next PhD Seminar:02.12.2020, 16:30-17:00. Florian Fischer (Universität Potsdam)

  • We will start with coffee and introduction round and Infos about the planned SIAM student chapter at 16:00!
  • Title: What are Optimal Hardy Inequalities?
  • Abstract: I will give an overview of recent developments in the study of Hardy-type inequalities on manifolds and on graphs. In particular, I will present a technique to get 'as large as possible' Hardy weights which is made precise by the notion of optimality. Moreover, I will restrict myself to Laplacians on smooth manifolds and bounded combinatorial graphs, although the results remain true in far greater generality. This talk will summarise a survey paper by Keller, Pinchover and Pogorzelski (2020).

Next Social Events:

  • SIAM Slam (please see here for further details)

New here?

If you recently started your Ph.D. at our Institute, please do the following:

  • Add yourself to our PhD student mailing list mathe-phd. (To do this write a request to Mr. Dathe {dathe[at]uni-potsdam.de} or to one of the PhD representatives.)
  • Join us for activities. (Infos are spread over the PhD mailing list.)
  • Participate in our one-per-semester PhD day and in our monthly PhD seminar! Find out what other PhD students are working on or give a talk yourself! 


The current Ph.D. representatives are Florian Fischer and Undine Falkenhagen.

 What do we do?

  • Come to us with any questions, concerns or problems regarding your PhD studies.
  • We represent the group of PhD students in mathematics in the Institutsrat.
  • We organize the PhD day and PhD seminar together with the organizing committee.
  • We organize regular meetings for PhD students.
  • We take care of the SIAM Student Chapter.

If you are interested in our events, or if you want to organize one yourself, get on our mailing list "mathe-phd"and/or contact us. 

PhD Programs