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The project-oriented research at the Weierstrass Institute is characterized by combining the mathematical disciplines of analysis, stochastics and numerics. This combination has great potential for solving complex applied problems such as the reliable extraction of information from large datasets or the suitable consideration of uncertainties in describing processes. In this way, the institute aids in solving current societal challenges.



The institute dedicates itself to fundamental mathematical research as well as the development of algorithms and scientific software. During the problem-solving process, mathematical models of physical and technological systems are designed that properly capture observed phenomena, thereby providing access to highly developed mathematical analysis. At WIAS the phases of the solving process are repeated and coordinated until an optimal solution is found.


Mathematical Core Areas

The WIAS is organised in eight research groups specializing in different mathematical techniques and methods. Additional temporary teams are created as the need arises. The core areas of mathematical research are the analysis and numerics of partial differential equations, and stochastics.


Cooperation and Consulting

Modern applied mathematical methods are a fundamental resource and driving force for technological and economic development around the world. The rapid development of computer technology and mathematically based numerical methods are making it possible to numerically simulate ever more complex engineering, medical, economic and environmental problems.

At the WIAS excellent fundamental research is combined with years of experience in cooperating successfully with partners in the widest possible mix of application fields. The institute is therefore a recognized expert in the solution of complex economic, scientific, and technical problems by means of mathematical modeling and numerical simulation.



Katharina Hopf's dissertation honoured
Faculty of Science Thesis Prize in Mathematics at the University of Warwick awarded to WIAS researcher.


TetGen 1.6 Release
New version of successful mesh generator available


Thursday, 29.10.2020, 16.00 (Online Event)
Forschungsseminar Mathematische Modelle der Photonik
E. Cortes André, Technical University of Denmark:
An analysis of collective effects in nanolasers using minimally extended rate equations

further events


PhD Student (f/m/d) (20/17)
Theoretical Physics, Maxwell equations, modeling of optical systems, nonlinear dynamics

Project Assistant (f/m/d) (20/18)
Qualified administrative assistant

Research Assistant Position (m/f/d) (20/20)
Stochastic Algorithms and Nonparametric Statistics, Analysis of brain signals by Bayesian Optimal Transport, Machine learning

Head of a research group (m/f/d) (20/21)
Data-driven Control and Optimization

Research Assistant (f/m/d) (20/22)
Modeling and Optimization of Semiconductor Lasers for Quantum Metrology Applications

Research Assistant Position (f/m/d) (20/23)
Nonsmooth Variational Problems and Operator Equations