Our research focuses on different aspects of dynamical systems as well as their connections to other areas of mathematics and applications to the sciences. The main research fields are

  • Low-dimensional dynamics
  • Topological dynamics
  • Connections to topology, fractal geometry and probability theory
  • Applications in Mathematical Physics and Biology

We currently participate in the EU-funded interdisciplinary Research and Training network CRITICS.

In 2017, our group is joined by two renowned Brasilian colleagues. Fabio Tal from the University of Sao Paulo has received a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Resarch Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and will use this prize to spent the entire year as a visiting professor in Jena. From August to December, he will be joined by Andres Koropecki from the Universidade Federale Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, who will come as a Mercator Fellow in the context of the DFG-funded project Dynamics on Surfaces (OE 538/10-1).

We will use this opportunity to organise a

Workshop on Topological Dynamics and Rotation Theory on Surfaces

to be held 18th - 22nd September 2017 in Jena. 

We also co-organise a conference in memory of Bernd O. Stratmann (1957-2015)

Thermodynamic formalism - Applications to geometry and number theory

which will be held in Bremen from the 10th to 12th of July 2017.


Manuela Scheffel
Office: Room 3505, Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 946101
Fax: +49 (0) 3641 946102

Postal adress
Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
Faculty of Mathematics & Computer Science
Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems
07737 Jena

Street adress
Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
Faculty of Mathematics & Informatics
Institute of Mathematics
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2, 3th floor
07743 Jena