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Dr. Gerrit Grenzebach

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Library Holdings and Acquisitions

The University and State Library has extensive holdings of print titles reflecting the historical development of the subject since its establishment at the university in the Middle Ages. The current collection foci are aligned with the prevailing profile of university teaching and research (see below). Most of the newer media are made available electronically.

Finding and Using

Printed works relating to the Subject of Mathematics are primarily located in the Branch Library Heide-Süd (Ha 4). Older holdings are shelved in stacks and therefore only accessible for use in the reading room. The holdings as well as their locations can be researched via the ULB catalogues.


Current literature is largely obtained electronically (e-books, e-journals, databases) and thus is accessible within the university wifi or via VPN. Here, too, the ULB catalogues provide an entry point for research and access.

Collection of Subject-Relevant Links


Electronically available journals of the specific subject are indexed in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).


For researching subject-specific literature you can use various databases, which can be found by researching the Database Information System (DBIS) of the ULB.

Information regarding Open Science

Open Access in the subject of Mathematics

Specialised Information Service

MaRDI - Mathematical Research Data Initiative

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History and Profiling of the Subject

Mathematics has been established as an independent subject at our university in 1514. The scientific professionalization of the subject started around the middle of the 19th century. The most prominent and important mathematician of the University of Halle is Georg Cantor (1845-1918) with his fundamental research on general set theory.


The Institute of Mathematics is currently represented by 8 professorships and covers the following areas: Algebra, Geometry, Analysis, Didactics of Mathematics, Applied Stochastics, Optimization, Numerical Mathematics, Numerics of Stochastic Differential Equations.


The Department of Mathematics  offers the study programs Mathematics and Business Mathematics as undergraduate, graduate and teaching degree for secondary schools. Additionally, there are subject overlaps and cooperations with, for example,the departments of computer sciences, economics and physics.