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The mission of the MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences is not only to apply existing mathematical methods and techniques to the sciences, but also to transfer the conceptual and structural approach of mathematics to new areas of research and, vice versa, to translate scientific questions and problems into mathematical challenges.

This mission thrives on a highly interdisciplinary approach to mathematical and scientific questions, and we address these questions through scientific exchange, collaboration, and cooperation with researchers from all over the world. A key to research at the Institute is that this collaboration brings together researchers from many different fields, such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, and neuroscience.

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Our Guest Program hosts academics for long-term, short-term, or independently-funded stays. Scholars access institute resources, collaborate with faculty, and enrich our academic community. If you are interested in visiting MPI MiS please review the information below regarding applications and policies.

Long-term Visiting Scholars

Target Group

Researchers with a novel approach to classical areas of mathematics such as geometry, numerical analysis, and partial differential equations, but also researchers exploring new interactions between mathematics and the sciences, in particular in the areas of complexity and cognition, discrete random geometry, efficient algorithms and scientific computing, materials science, fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, mathematical and theoretical physics, based on a strong background in analysis or geometry or in other formal disciplines. In particular, researchers from Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Far and Middle East are encouraged to apply.

Our Offer

  • Scholarship for a period of 12-24 months
  • No teaching duties
  • We provide a scientific environment where you are encouraged to explore new scientific directions and where you will find many partners with whom you can discuss a wide range of scientific ideas

Application

Deadline: December 1st (starting date flexible)

Please submit the following information:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Transcript of PhD certificate
  • Research statement also addressing research projects with names of possible collaborators at MPI MiS
  • Names and contact data of two or more referees willing to write a letter of recommendation

During the application process you will be asked to identify at least one scientific partner in Leipzig. The list of possible scientific partners coincides with the list of possible postdoctoral mentors. Please have a look at the overview of postdoctoral mentors to learn more about the research of possible partners.

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The Max Planck Society is striving for gender diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and explicitly encourage applications from women and others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to our institute. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified candidates.

Short-term Visiting Scholars

Target Group

Researchers who wish to address a specific scientific question in close collaboration with a researcher or a team of researchers at our institute.

Our Offer

  • Scholarship for a period of 1-6 months
  • No teaching duties
  • We provide a scientific environment where you are encouraged to explore new scientific directions and where you will find many partners with whom you can discuss a wide range of scientific ideas

Application

No Deadline: The hiring committee meets once a month to decide about current applications

Please submit the following information:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Copies of three papers that contain the best results obtained by the applicant
  • Detailed research project including duration and planned schedule of the stay at the institute
  • Names of the groups or individuals the researcher would like to collaborate with
  • Two letters of recommendation

During the application process you will be asked to identify at least one scientific partner in Leipzig. The list of possible scientific partners coincides with the list of possible postdoctoral mentors. Please have a look at the overview of postdoctoral mentors to learn more about the research of possible partners.

Applications are submitted through an electronic form hosted by Opencampus.net

Registration on Opencampus.net

Check Status on Opencampus.net

Start your application - Registration Continue your application - Check Status

 

The Max Planck Society is striving for gender diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and explicitly encourage applications from women and others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to our institute. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified candidates.

Independently-Funded Visiting Scholars

Target Group

Researchers who wish to address a specific scientific question in close collaboration with a researcher or a team of researchers at our institute and have their own or third-party funding.

Our Offer

  • We provide a scientific environment where you are encouraged to explore new scientific directions and where you will find many partners with whom you can discuss a wide range of scientific ideas

Application

No Deadline: The hiring committee meets once a month to decide about current applications

Please submit the following information via Email:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Detailed research project including duration and planned schedule of the stay at the institute
  • Names of groups or individuals with whom the researcher has an interest in collaborating

The Max Planck Society is striving for gender diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and explicitly encourage applications from women and others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to our institute. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified candidates.