Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
Mohrenstraße 39
10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 / 203 72 - 0
Fax: +49 30 / 204 49 - 303

Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics

The institute’s mission is to conduct project-oriented research in applied analysis and applied stochastics, in order to contribute to the solution of complex economic, scientific, and technological problems. Research work at WIAS comprises the entire process of problem solution, from the mathematical modeling to the development of algorithms and to the numerical simulation of technological processes.

WIAS is organized into seven research groups, a Young Scientists' Group (YSG) and Leibniz Group (LG):

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Laser Dynamics
  • Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing
  • Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems
  • Interacting Random Systems
  • Stochastic Algorithms and Nonparametric Statistics
  • Thermodynamic Modeling and Analysis of Phase Transitions
  • Modeling of Damage Processes (YSG)
  • Mathematical Models for Lithium-Ion Batteries (LG)

Research is focusing on the main application areas

  • Conversion, storage and distribution of energy
  • Flow and transport
  • Materials modeling
  • Nano- and optoelectronics
  • Optimization and control in technology and economy
  • Quantitative biomedicine

Consulting offers for potential collaboration partners can be found on the institute's web pages. Representatives from industry are welcome to present their problems, e.g., in the Institute’s colloquium.

Together with further partners in Berlin, WIAS is running the DFG Research Center MATHEON. The institute is part of numerous local and international research alliances and organizations such as ERCOM (European Research Centers on Mathematics) and IMSI (International Mathematical Sciences Institutes).

Since 2011, WIAS hosts the Secretariat of the International Mathematical Union (IMU).


Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller

Administrative Director (Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.):
Dr. Manuela Urban

Administrative Director (WIAS)
Volker Knoll-Hoyer

Public Relations:
Dr. Torsten Köhler