Mathematical Complexity Reduction - Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg


Research Training Group 2297 Mathematical Complexity Reduction (CoRe)

This Research Training Group (RTG, German: Graduiertenkolleg) is located at the Fakultät für Mathematik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG announced recently its intention to fund the research training group, from April 1, 2017 until September 30, 2021. We are currently in the preparation phase, including this web page. Please check frequently for updates.

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Are you interested in a PhD? Then check out our open positions. Want to know more about mathematics and Magdeburg? Have a look at this page (in German and for undergraduate students, but most aspects apply to a PhD as well).


Our research goals are the development of cross-disciplinary mathematical theory and methods for complexity reduction and the identification of relevant problem classes and effective exploitation of their structures.

We aim at a comprehensive teaching and research program based on geometric, algebraic, stochastic, and analytic approaches, complemented by efficient numerical and computational implementations. In order to ensure the success of our doctoral students, they will participate in a tailored structured study program. It will contain training units in form of compact courses and weekly seminars, and encourage early integration into the scientific community and networking.

Complexity reduction is a fundamental aspect of the scientific backgrounds of the principal investigators. The combination of expertise from different areas of mathematics gives the RTG a unique profile, with high chances for scientific breakthroughs. The RTG will be linked to two faculties, a Max Planck Institute, and several national and international research activities in different scientific communities.

Last Modification: 2017-02-15 - Contact Person: Sebastian Sager - Impressum