Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Doctoral studies



The Graduate Center Adlershof sees itself as a central service unit for those interested in doctoral studies and for doctoral students of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The focus of the Graduate Center is on consulting, continuing education, networking and information services as well as quality assurance of the doctoral supervision processes.

We are your consultants for all matters concerning a doctorate at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: If you have questions about the formal procedure of a doctorate, if you are looking for further education or if you need advice in case of conflict: We are happy to support you - in person, by phone or by e-mail!


The faculty awards the academic degrees of Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.), Doktor-Ingenieur (Dr.-Ing.) and Doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil.). Further details are regulated by the doctoral regulations in their currently valid version.

You can pursue doctoral studies at our faculty in the subjects

Physical and theoretical chemistry
Organic and bioorganic chemistry
Applied analytics and environmental chemistry
Inorganic und general chemistry
Chemistry education
Geography and Geography Education
Computer Science
Mathematics and Mathematics Education
Experimental physics
Physics education
Theoretical physics


Upcoming Events

05.10.2023, 14:00-16:00
Writing a PhD in science: #2 Cumulative and electronic dissertations

During the doctoral studies, many practical questions arise, which on the one hand concern the organization of work during the research and writing phase, but on the other hand are related to the decisive final step - the publication.
This workshop on cumulative and electronic dissertations will deal specifically with the conditions and requirements for an electronic dissertation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Particular attention will be paid to the handling of the cumulative dissertation, which has been used more frequently in recent years.



01.11., 02.11. & 08.11., 14.00-17.00 (online)
Secrets of Impactful Poster Design and Presentation

A guide to the essential steps of designing and presenting a powerful poster. What has visual impact – and what to avoid. Practical, easy-to-apply tips to create a professional standard of output. Integrating the principles of visual communication to poster design, and the course leader’s recommendation for easiest software to learn. How to prepare yourself to deliver your messages
clearly and at different levels of depth. Tips for speaking, being noticed in a busy presentation space and making an impact.


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Upcoming Disputations



Julien Barrat: Line Defects in Conformal Field Theory

Physics / Theoregical Physics

04.10.2023, 14:00 Uhr, IRIS Building, Room 1.221
Zum Großen Windkanal 2, 12489 Berlin


Maximilian Mühlbauer: Cutkosky's Theorem; one-loop and beyond


06.10.2023, 13:30 Uhr, in Hybrid-format. Room 0'313
Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin


Felix Wermke: Optical Synchronization of Time-of-Flight Cameras

Computer Science

12.10.2023, 14:15 Uhr, Humboldt-Kabinett, Rudower Chaussee 25


Cassandra Milbradt: Stochastic Modeling of Intraday Electricity Markets


12.10.2023, 15:00 Uhr, BMS-Lounge, Room 1.023, Rudower Chaussee 25, 12489 Berlin


Tim Aguirre: Towards Selective Kinase Inhibitors by Chemical Genetics and Photopharmacology

Chemistry/ Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

13.10.2023, 10:00 Uhr, ESZ, Room 0'119, Rudower Chaussee 26


Marc Phillipp Schulze: Universities' Foreign Investment on Stony Ground? Offshore Campus Development in Malaysia and Singapore Between Sector Opening and Closure


16.10.2023, 11:00 Uhr, ESZ, Room 0'101, Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin


Dominik Reuß: Smooth Central and Non-Central Camera Models in Object Sace

Computer Science

16.10.2023, 14:00 Uhr, Humboldt-Kabinett, Rudower Chaussee 25, 12489 Berlin


Carl Julius Jacob Herrmann: Development of a Radially-Sampled RAE-EPI Hybrid MRI Technique for Simultaneous T2 and T2✱

Physics / Experimental Physics

17.10.2023, 15:00 Uhr, Institut für Physik Room 1.202, Newton Str. 15, 12489 Berlin