Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science

Currently, 12 professors, 29 other scientific members of staff and about 200 students work at our institute. There is a general atmosphere of cooperation between all groups. Professors and tutors are accessible at all times and students have the opportunity to actively take part in shaping their studies.

Our institute offers the subject Biomathematics (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) which is unique to Germany and the subject Mathematics (B.Sc., also with Computer Science, and M.Sc.). What is Biomathematics (article from the journal "Forschung und Lehre", Heft 6, 2015)? Biomathematicians are educated to be specialists in interdisciplinary cooperation and mathematicians to be experts for complex interrelationships. Both profiles are highly appreciated on the labour market. 

Two new subjects were introduced for winter semester 2016/17: B.Sc. in Mathematics and a teaching qualification "Mathematics at Secondary Schools".

Furthermore, students of other faculties, who minor in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, are educated at our institute. Top-performing students of our institute contribute to the teaching as tutors. 

One key field of research is Biomathematics. Other fields of research are Quantum Stochastics, Differential Operators of Manifolds, Fractals and Time Series Analysis, Computability and Complexity Theory and Optimal Control. The complete names of the chairs and their areas of research are described on the pages of the professors and their employees.


The Colloquium is a regular event staged by all groups of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science. It usually takes place six times a year. It is addressed to all members of the faculty, postdocs, PhD students, master's students, and advanced bachelor's students, as well as colleagues from other institutes of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, who are interested in mathematics.

Everyone is welcome to attend our Colloquium.

Information for our speakers

Please let us know in advance which technical equipment you plan to use. We have rooms with large blackboards, with beamers, or both (also for simultaneous use).

The audience for your talk includes teaching staff and students from diverse mathematical backgrounds (pure & applied maths, and computer science).

We kindly ask for your talk to be approximately 50 minutes in length, aimed at a general audience, and accessible for graduate students.

In particular, your talk should not be directed towards an audience of experts as is common in area-specific seminars. It is not necessary to present details of your latest research results. However, discussing their global meaning and consequences can be very valuable, and giving some historical perspective of your topic and explaining why it is of interest to you and your community can be an excellent start. Please do not feel obliged to explain all ideas in a detailed fashion.

In fact, most of the audience will very much appreciate a slightly informal approach to new topics and concepts.

We thank you in advance, and are looking forward to your talk!

See also John McCarthy’s 'How to give a good colloquium'


Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science

Walther-Rathenau-Straße 47

17489 Greifswald

Telefon +49 3834 420 4614

Telefax +49 3834 420 4640


Prof. Dr. Mario Stanke, Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Konrad Waldorf, Deputy Director

Prof. Dr. Mareike Fischer, ERASMUS-Coordinator

N. N., Internship Coordinator

Waltraut Bolscho, Secretary

Gesina Boldt, Secretary

The Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science can be divided into three main areas: