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 five 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.


Postdoctoral position in statistical optimal transport (f/m/d): The Cluster of Excellence „Multiscale Bioimaging: From Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells (MBExC)” at the university of Göttingen invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in statistical optimal transport (f/m/d). For more details see here

Seminar on Statistical Aspects of Optimal Transport (winter term 2021/22): Time: 05 Nov 2021 - 11 Feb 2022, on Fridays, 10.15-12.00
Format: Room 5.101 (IMS), if Covid-rules permit face-to-face teaching
Instructors: Dr. Tobias Kley and Prof. Dr. Axel Munk
Intended Audience: Advanced Bachelor and beginning to intermediate Master students
Language: English

For more information, please click here.

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).