Department of Mathematics



The Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science at Tübingen University invites applications for the position of
Tenure-Track Professor of Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry
Starting date: as soon as possible.


1st year of study optionally as distance learning or with face-to-face components: The first year of study in the degree programmes B.Sc. Mathematics and B.Ed. Mathematics is possible in the winter semester 2021/22 either as a pure distance learning programme or with classroom attendance. All courses of the first year of study (Analysis 1+2, Linear Algebra 1+2) can be completed purely online; lectures and exercises are transmitted digitally. If, depending on the development of the pandemic, attendance of courses in presence in the lecture hall is permissible, we will make this possible as an additional offer. Detailed information on the individual courses can be found on the web pages of the respective courses in due course. We currently assume that we will be able to allow attendance in small groups at least for courses and are planning a corresponding offer.

According to the most recent Corona regulations the Mathematics and Physics Library opens from Thu 11 March. Special regulations apply.

Paul Nicolai Weiß was awarded the First Prize for excellent theses in teacher training courses 2020 for his scientific work on the subject of "Elementary antiderivatives and the Liouville-Ostrowski theorem" from the Conference of Mathematical Departments.


Anja Fetzer, PhD student at the department, has been elected  Mathemacherin of May and June 2020 (more in German) by the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV).


On initiative of the Family Office the President's Office announces the Corona-Notprogramm Familie (more in German).

The university provides detailed information on on measures due to the corona/COVID-19 crisis, the department on the pages for students

Consequences of this decision for individual courses and exams are provided by your lecturers, e.g. on the respective course webpages.

From January to August 2020 Prof. Dr. Gianluca Panati visits the department with a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt-Stiftung. He will do research on the mathematics of topological materials.

UNESCO establishes International Day of Mathematics. From now on every year on 14 March people worldwide will celebrate the International Day of Mathematics. On you find more information on planned activities and opportunities to participate.

The educational game Ganita (Sanskrit for mathematics), developed by Prof. Dr. Carla Cederbaum and Anja Fetzer, is suitable for pupils in grades 5 to 7. It is available free of charge from for download and printout. A teachers' booklet is in preparation.


In October 2019 Dr. Judith Alcock-Zeilinger starts a two-year Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at our department. She will do research on representation theory of compact Lie groups.

The Department of Mathematics offers two preparatory mathematics courses for mathematics and science students, respectively (more information in German).

On 9 and 10 October there will be a training for mathematics teaching assistants (more information in German).

On 2-6 September 2019 Roderich Tumulka and Matthias Lienert organize a Summer School on Paradoxes in Quantum Physics on the Island of Hvar, Croatia.


May 12 is the birthday of Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017), the first (and so far only) woman who won a Fields Medal. +++ On May 12, and during the whole month, events celebrating women in maths take place worldwide. +++ +++ The department of mathematics presents female mathematicians from Tübingen in a social media campaign: We post pictures of students, former students, teachers, postdocs, professors on instagram and facebook. +++ +++ +++ #may12womeninmaths #tuebingen


Dr. Milena Wrobel joins the department as a Margarete von Wrangell-Fellow. She will do research on Algebraic Torus Actions and Combinatorics.

On 10-12 April 2019 a Spring School on Multi-Time Wave Functions takes place at our department.

Prof. Dr. Sam Payne, University of Texas, Austin, receives the Max Planck-Humboldt Research Medal. With the pize money of 60.000 Euro Sam Payne plans to research stays at the University of Tübingen where he will cooperate closely with the research group of Prof. Dr. Hannah Markwig in the area of Tropical Geometry.  (Press release, Portrait of the prize winner)


The exhibition Women of Mathematics (6.-16. November 2018 Hörsaalzentrum auf der Morgenstelle) offers a glimpse into the world of mathematics through photographs and excerpts of interviews of thirteen women mathematicians throughout Europe.

During the winter term 18/19 Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria von Pippich will teach at the Department of Mathematics as a TEA Guest Professor.


Annual meeting of the SFB TRR 195 takes place at the department from September 24-28.

Screening of the award winning film "The discrete charm of geometry" by Ekaterina Eremenko, showing how modern mathematical team work is carried out, will be shown on Wednesday, September 26, at 7pm in Kupferbau, Lecture Hall 22.

Summer School "Topological recursion" of the SFB TRR 195 and the Research Training Group “Experimental and constructive algebra” takes place at the department from August, 27-31.

Prof. Dr. Marcello Porta receives ERC Grant. [press release]

Prof. Dr. Christian Lubich gives a plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 in Rio de Janeiro.



Since 2007 the University of Tübingen annually advertises an award for especially sustainable teaching and dedication for students. In 2017 the teaching award of the University of Tübingen is awarded to JProf. Dr. Carla Cederbaum and Dr. Stefan Keppeler from the department of mathematics. [more -- in German]

Prof. Dr. Simon Brendle, Distinguished Guest Professor at the Department of Mathematics, wins the Fermat Prize 2017.

Starting from October 2017 and yearly afterwards, the Mathematics Department and the Physics Department at the University of Tübingen are jointly offering an international two year Master Program in Mathematical Physics.

Sophia Jahns, PhD student at the Department of Mathematics, wins the International Fatma Moalla Award for the Popularization of Mathematics 2017 of the Tunisian Women Mathematicians' Association.


The F.A.Z.-Magazin, in its issue 52 (page 42/43) [in German], tells the story of the (re-)discovery of early works by Rudolf Diesel at the Department of Mathematics.


From 24 to 26 July 2017 the Young Researchers School on Image Processing and Computer Vision will offer PhD students and post-docs in mathematics and applied sciences the possibility to learn about these topics from prominent experts and participate actively to discussions.