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Peter Pfaffelhuber

Peter_Pfaffelhuber_Bild_zugeschnittenThe mathematical institute at the University of Freiburg has been home to my research group since 2008. On the one hand, we like interdisciplinary research and teaching more than some of our colleagues, but on the other hand, we always come back to stochastics as the main focus of our work.



My research has three goals:

  1. Stochastics is the basis for understanding in the life sciences. Application areas that we work on include population genetics, forensic genetics and neuroscience.
  2. The characterization and convergence of stochastic processes can be studied through (so-called) martingale problems. We are working on developing new convergence results using this technique.
  3. In recent years, mathematicians have been able to formalize their research results using the Lean Theorem prover. We are working on expanding the stochastics section of the corresponding library.




Research subjects

  • Probabilistic modeling in the life sciences
  • Population genetics
  • Chemical reaction networks
  • Markov processes


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Abteilung für Mathematische Stochastik 
Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg 
Ernst-Zermelo-Straße 1

Zimmer 233
D - 79104 Freiburg

Tel: +49-761-203-5667
Fax: +49-761-203-5661
E-Mail: peter[dot]pfaffelhuber[at]stochastik[dot]uni-freiburg[dot]de