Otto Toeplitz Memorial Foundation


In the meantime, the Otto Toeplitz Memorial Foundation has started to work. In the winter term 2022/23, Prof. Dr. Norbert Schappacher from the University of Strasbourg was a guest researcher and lecturer at the Mathematical Institute. Currently, Dr. Hannes Junker has a PostDoc position as a research assistant. He also gives lectures and seminars on the history of mathematics.

The Otto Toeplitz Foundation is looking for interested historians of mathematics who can be employed from Winter semester 2024/25 for a maximum of 5 years. This includes:

  • Guest researchers
  • Postdocs with an outstanding doctoral degree
  • PhD students
Interested candidates with one of these profiles who would like to spend a period of time in Bonn as a visiting scientist (with a salary corresponding to the position) are asked to contact Prof. Kaenders at and to submit a proposal for a research project (max. 2 pages of description of the intended intended research project and with time frame). Also hints on possible candidates are welcome.

You are interested in a postdoctoral fellowship from the Otto Toeplitz Memorial Foundation? Here you can find the guidlines.