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Membership in HGS MathComp is based on interest groups. Doctoral candidates are our main group of members and the target group of our efforts to supply excellent development conditions for young researchers. All other memberships are instrumental to provide the services to our fellows.

Doctoral Candidates   

Target Group

Membership in HGS MathComp is open to all doctoral candidates of Heidelberg University. As a cross-sectional structured PhD program we are aiming for members from all faculties who are working with mathematical and/or computational methods.

Typically, applications come from two groups of doctoral candidates:

  • applicants from mathematicians and computer science, who are working on methods for the computational sciences and
  • apllicants from biology, physics, chemistry, archaeology, art history, anglistics and other fields, who are using latest computational methods to advance their research investigations.

All details regarding membership can be found at "Membership Explained" and "Support, Benefits and Obligations".

Principal Investigators

Membership as a PI in HGS MathComp follows the regulations of the statutes of the graduate school. Professors and junior research group leaders aiming for membership in the graduate school apply to the board of HGS MathComp, motivating their application by proof their  thematic relation to the core areas of the school.

Currently more than 50 researchers are full members of HGS MathComp. Students in their groups join the graduate school as fellows if the topic of the PhD project fits to the school. PIs also provide training opportunities for our fellows, engage in workshops and summer schools we offer and interact with our fellows to support their development as young independent scientists.

Associate Investigators

Other researchers of Heidelberg University as well as foreign professors and scientists at partner institutions of HGS MathComp can join the graduate school on a temporary basis. Training offers of the graduate school, workshops and conferences are open to all our members free of charge.

While associate investigators do not have voting rights in the boards of the school, they are fully integrated in all measures of the school and participate in actions and programs organized by the board of directors such as the guest professor program and the summer school offers.

Administrative Staff

The administrative staff of HGS MathComp are also members of the school. The central office supports all administrative issues by the members and handles applications to all programs. It also conducts the Upstream project and the Romberg guest program.

Positions in the administrative staff are contracted based on a transparent application and selection process in association with the human ressources department of Heidelberg University. The staff team embraces the diversity of our members and aims to profit from the different views of all our partners, associaties, PIs and fellows.

Institutional Partners

As a graduate school, HGS MathComp teams up with partners worldwide to form a network of institutions thriving to improve the development of young researchers and the education of bachelor and master students who aim to acquire competences in the fields of our research.

The network of institutions comprises institutes around the globe, from work groups and institutes to international graduate programs and institutional partners. Institutions interested to join this network are invited to contact the administration of HGS MathComp and engage in communication with our members and the administrative bodies of the school. Further information can be obtained in the section on internationalization.