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.


Verteidigung der Dissertation zur Promotion von Susanne Fischer

Objektive Eingruppierung sequenzierter Tollwutisolate mithilfe des Affinity Propagation Clusterings

Interessenten sind herzlich willkommen.

aktuelle Verteidigungen

23.10.2018, 12:00 Uhr

Hörsaal, Institut für Mikrobiologie

Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Str. 15


Multirate Integration Schemes for Coupled Systems

Prof. Dr. Michael Günther (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

Interessenten sind herzlich willkommen. Prof. Dr. Roland Pulch

23.10.2018, 16:00 Uhr

C_Fun_Gene, Konferenzraum A+B

Felix-Haussdorff-Str. 8 (Eingang vom Beitz-Platz)


Math Education in America: A Focus on Calculation and Application – Where is the Inspiration?

Dr. Laura McLeman and Dr. Matthew Wyneken
(University of Michigan-Flint)


Historically, the teaching of school mathematics in the United States has focused more on calculation and application and less on inspiring students to be creative mathematical thinkers. In this talk, we (i) provide an overview of the 200-year history that has led to this state of affairs, (ii) discuss the current structure of mathematics education and its professional organizations, and (iii) finally, share examples of initiatives that show promise toward revolutionizing how mathematics is viewed - both individually and by society.

Interessenten sind herzlich willkommen. Dr. Malte Wellnitz

24.10.2018, 16:15 Uhr

Vortragssaal der Universitätbibliothek E.21

Felix-Haussdorff-Str. 10

8. Felix-Hausdorff-Vorlesung

Wie Polynome Knoten und Zöpfe erkennen können - oder vielleicht doch nicht

Prof. Dr. Catharina Stroppel  (Universität Bonn)

weitere Informationen


Moderation: Prof. Dr. Ines Kath

29.1.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald

Martin-Luther-Str. 14


Das Kolloquium ist eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung aller Arbeitsgruppen des Instituts für Mathematik und Informatik. Es findet in der Regel dreimal pro Semester statt. Das Kolloquium richtet sich an alle Mitglieder unseres Instituts, an Studierende in unseren Master-Studiengängen, an fortgeschrittene Studierende unserer Bachelor-Studiengänge, sowie an mathematisch interessierte Mitglieder anderer Institute der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät.

Alle interessierten Zuhörer sind immer herzlich willkommen.

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 chalkboard, with a beamer, or both (also for simultaneous use).

The audience of your talk includes faculty and students of diverse mathematical backgrounds (pure & applied math, and computer science).

We kindly request that your talk be about 50 minutes in length, aimed at a general audience, and accessible to 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 on 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 fully rigorous way.

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

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

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

Multirate Integration Schemes for Coupled Systems

Prof. Dr. Michael Günther, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

23.10.2018, 16:00 Uhr

C_Fun_Gene, Konferenzraum A+B

Felix-Haussdorff-Str. 8 (Eingang vom Beitz-Platz)


In technical applications one is often confronted with numerically solving coupled systems of time-dependent differential equations of various types. These systems are usually equipped with dynamics acting on different time scales. To exploit this multirate behaviour, multistep integration schemes use different time steps tailored to the dynamics of the subsystems. This talk will give a survey on these schemes, including their development, analysis with respect to consistency and stability and applications in refined network analysis.

About Prof. Dr. Michael Günther

Michael Günther was born in Munich in 1967. He studied Mathematics with minor subject Physics (diploma in 1992), received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1995, both at Technische Universität München, and obtained his venia legendi (Habilitation) at Universität Karlsruhe (TH) in 2001. After positions as research assistant, assistant professor and professor at proxy at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and Universität Ulm, he joined the Bergische Universität Wuppertal in 2003, where he currently holds the chair of applied mathematics and numerical analysis. Since 2016 he is dean of the school of mathematics and natural sciences at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal .

Michael Günther's research interests include numerical analysis and simulation of time-dependent differential equations inclduing differential algebraic equations and coupled problems. The fields of application comprise computational physics (lattice QCD), computational finance (financial deriivatives and option pricing) and computational electronics.

Interessenten sind herzlich willkommen. Prof. Dr. Roland Pulch


Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science

Walther-Rathenau-Straße 47

17489 Greifswald

Telefon +49 3834 420 4614

Telefax +49 3834 420 4640

Prof. Dr. Konrad Waldorf, Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Ines Kath, Deputy Director

Prof. Dr. Mareike Fischer, ERASMUS-Coordinator and Internship Coordinator

Gaby Aurell, Secretary

Gesina Boldt, Secretary

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