Institute for Mathematical Stochastics


The Institute for Mathematical Stochastics (IMS) was founded in 1918 (at the time as the Institute for Mathematical Statistics and Insurance Mathematics) by Felix Bernstein, encouraged by David Hilbert. Today, the IMS features six research groups focusing on varoius areas of probability theory and mathematical statistics with strong interactions to bio- and life sciences and the Felix-Bernstein Institute for Mathematical Statistics in the Biosciences.

In addition to a basic curriculum in probability, mathematical statistics and insurance mathematics for the Bachelor/Master Degree Programms in Mathematics and the newly founded Bachelor Degree Programme Mathematical Data Science, the IMS provides PhD training in "Mathematical Sciences" (within the GAUSS program), amongst others in the Reseach Training Group 2088 and varoius Collaborative Research Centres funded by the DFG.


Wissenschaftliche_n Mitarbeiter_in (w/m/d), unbefristet, 14 TV-L: An der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen ist zum 01.04.2020 die Stelle einer/eines wissenschaftliche_n Mitarbeiter_in (w/m/d) am Institut für Mathematische Stochastik mit 100% der regelmäßigen wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit (zzt. 39,8 Stunden/Woche) unbefristet zu besetzen. Die Entgeltzahlung erfolgt nach Entgeltgruppe 14 TV-L (Mehr Informationen).

Hilfskräfte gesucht: Am Institut für Mathematische Stochastik werden studentische Hilfskräfte für das SoSe 2020 gesucht. (Details)

RTG 2088: The Research Training Group RTG 2088 “Discovering Structure in Complex Data: Statistics Meets Optimization and Inverse Problems” at the Georg-August University Göttingen offers 2 PostDoc Positions (all genders welcome) from April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2023. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (E13 TV-L) with 100 % of the regular working hours, currently 39.8 hours per week. More information is available here.

Next talk in the Stochastics Colloquium:
22.01.2020, 11:15, Prof. Dr. Arnak Dalalyan (ENSAE-CREST, Palaiseau)

"Outlier-robust estimation using ℓ1-penalized Huber's M-estimator" (Abstract).
2nd Funding Period: The Research Training Group 2088 will be funded for a second period by the DFG, starting April 2020 until September 2024. Here is the German Research Foundation press release (German only). The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen has also published a press release (German only).
Grant: The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft supports the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics with a three year long PhD position (DFG HU 1575/7) in the Working Group Non-Euclidean Statistics headed by Prof. Dr. Stephan Huckemann dealing with Smeary Limit Theorems.