The University of Heidelberg considers mathematical and computer based methods
as scientific approaches with a high potential for interdisciplinary research.
The MAThematics Center Heidelberg currently concentrates on the core areas
Topology&Geometry, Arithmetics&Algebra, Applied Analysis&Mathematical Modelling,
Numerics&Optimisation, and Statistics&Stochastics. This research has strong links
to the interdisciplinary field of Scientific Computing with long-standing
cooperation within the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
of the University of Heidelberg.

A special feature of Mathematics at MATCH is the building of research bridges
between different areas within Mathematics and Applied Computer Science and
into other disciplines. This center concentrates on top level research and also
on education and support of young academics. In order to create further
synergies, a visitors and conference program is organized. In the long run
this is expected to lead to new synergies in mathematical research and in
turn to an even stronger impact of mathematical methodology on other research
areas such as biosciences, medicine and economics.