The Felix Bernstein Institute for Mathematical Statistics in the Bioscience (FBMS) within the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is coordinating and enhancing the research at the cutting edge of mathematical statistics and biosciences.


Inspired by the fundamental work of Felix Bernstein (1878 - 1956), who developed original mathematical and statistical methods for practical biological problems, we aim to continue this tradition. At the same hand he made significant contributions to the foundations of mathematics (Cantor-Bernstein-Schroeder theorem). He earned his international renown by discovering and statistically proving the blood group inheritance rules.


In 1918, Felix Bernstein founded the Institute for Mathematical Statistics at the Georg-August-Universität, encouraged by David Hilbert.



Felix-Bernstein Institute for Mathematical Statistics

Georg-August University of Göttingen

Goldschmidtstrasse 7

D-37077 Goettingen




Postdoc position: The Institute for Mathematical Stochastics seeks qualified applicants for the position of a postdoctoral researcher starting on or after January 01, 2017. Closing date for applications is October 23, 2016. For more information see here.

Student assistant position: The Institute for Mathematical Stochastics (research group Prof. T. Krivobokova) seeks a student assistant (40h/months) for programming tasks starting as soon as possible. (Details)

Press release: The yoga poses of ion channels: Scientists from the universities of Melbourne and Göttingen (Dr. Ivo Siekmann, postdoc at the Felix Bernstein Institute for Mathematical Statistics in the Bioscience (FBMS), research group Prof. Dr. Axel Munk) have gained new insights into the complex stochastic patterns of opening and closing observed in ion channels. (Press release).