Mathematical and Computational Sciences  

Mathematical and

Links between Mathematics, Theoretical Physics and Computer Science

Mathematical and Computational Sciences

This profile area covers mathematical and computational sciences in a broad sense and is concerned with links between mathematics, theoretical physics and computer science on the one hand and the natural sciences and medicine on the other hand.

Researchers from the Institute of Mathematics, the Institute of Theoretical Physics and the Institute of Computer Science work in collaboration with natural scientists and medical experts as well as with the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. Their aim is to develop modern mathematical and computational methods.

The profile area's focus is on structural issues that arise directly from scientific problems. Examples for some of these issues are exact mathematical models for physics, unified field theories, the limits of predictability, the nature of randomness and computability, self-organisation of living matter, the structure of large networks, and the handling of large amounts of data. One objective inherent to all these issues is to develop new scientific applications.

Scientists working within this profile area are also involved in the research training group "Quantitative Logics and Automata" (funded by the German Research Foundation DFG), the International Max Planck Research School for Mathematics in the Sciences, and the Big Data Competence Center "ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig".

last update: 25.09.2015 


Prof. Dr. Rainer Verch
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Vor dem Hospitaltore 1
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32423
Fax: +49 341 97-32458

Prof. Dr. Martin Middendorf
Institute of Computer Science
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32275
Fax: +49 341 97-32252