Research at the MPI MiS exploits the fruitful interaction between mathematics and the sciences. We not only apply existing mathematical methods and techniques to the sciences, but also transmit the conceptual and structural approach of mathematics into new areas of research, and, vice versa, translate scientific questions and problems into mathematical challenges.
This mission lives on an interdisciplinary approach to mathematical and scientific questions and we attack these questions by means of scientific exchange, collaboration, and cooperation with researchers from all over the world. In particular, we are convinced that giving junior scientists the best environment and best possible support to develop their scientific profile is a key step for our mission.
One of the most important scientific partners of the institute is Leipzig University. This partnership is not only manifested in numerous joint seminars and events but also by the fact that several Professors of Leipzig University act as informal postdoctoral mentors for junior scientists of our institute. These mentors work on different aspects of mathematics in the sciences. Below you find for each field a list of possible mentors.