Mathematics at the university of Göttingen
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David Hilbert 1900. The famous 23 "Jahrhundertprobleme" (problems of the century) which he established 1900 are not all solved to this day.


Mathematical research priorities at the university of Göttingen

The mathematical research in Göttingen has a great tradition. Many basic mathematical theorems and objects are named after mathematicians who acted in Göttingen, for example Hilbert's Nullstellensatz, Riemann's integral and Noetherian's ring.

Nowadays as well, the mathematical research in Göttingen has a big value. There are two foundation-oriented research priorities (SP 1,2), two application-oriented research priorities (SP 3,4) and a research group in didactics:

SP 1: Modern geometry
Area of research Team
Mathematical physics and non-commutative geometry Dorothea Bahns
Algebraic geometry Frank Gounelas
Differential geometry and geometrical mechanics Madeleine Jotz Lean
Non-commutative geometry Ralf Meyer
Gauge theory Viktor Pidstrygach
Topology and geometry, geometry and analysis, K-theory of group C*-algebras Thomas Schick
Analysis of partial differential equations Ingo Witt
Differential geometry Chenchang Zhu
SP 2: Number theory
Area of research Team
Analytical number theory Jörg Brüdern
Geometric group theory Laurent Bartholdi
Number theory and discrete mathematics Harald Andrés Helfgott
Algebraic and algorithmic number theory, pattern recognition Preda Mihailescu
Analytical number theory Samuel J. Patterson
Analytical number theory Damaris Schindle
Arithmetical geometry, Drinfeld modules Ulrich Stuhler
Arithmetical geometry Evelina Viada
SP 3: Numerical and applied mathematics
Area of research Team
Inverse problems Thorsten Hohage
Integral equations and inverse problems Rainer Kreß
Numerical methods for PDEs Christoph Lehrenfeld
Numerical methods for partial differential equations Gert Lube
Optimization and inverse problems Russell Luke
Mathematical signal and image processing Gerlind Plonka-Hoch
Scientific computing, approximation, meshless methods Robert Schaback
Applied mathematics in the natural sciences Anne Wald
Discrete differential geometry Max Wardetzky
SP 4: Mathematical stochastic
Area of research Team
Statistics on Non-Euclidean Spaces Stephan Huckemann
Applied and Mathematical Statistics Axel Munk
High-dimensional Inference Daniel Rudolf
Spatial Stochastics Dominic Schuhmacher
Applied Stochastics Anja Sturm
Mathematics Education
Area of research Team
Mathematics Education Sebastian Bauer
Mathematics Education Stefan Halverscheid

This and other research happens in the context of coordinated programs, cf. the link to cooperations.