Prof. Dr. Axel Bücher

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Prof. Dr. Axel Bücher

Mathematisches Institut der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstr. 1
Building: 25.13
Floor/Room: 01.37
D - 40225 Duesseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-11357

Short CV:

Axel Bücher studied mathematics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (2003 - 2008) and finished his degree "Doctor of Sciences" supervised by Prof. Holger Dette in 2011. Since then, he has worked on mathematical statistics, mostly on extreme value statistics and statistics for copulas. In 2013, he started working as a PI for a project on statistics for copulas within a collaborative research center funded by the German Science Foundation in Bochum. He was a postdoctoral researcher hosted by Johan Segers at Université de catholique de Louvain, Belgium, in 2013, and worked as an interim professor at Heidelberg and Dortmund in 2014 and 2015/16, respectively. He has worked at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf since 2018.

Research interests:

  • Extreme value statistics
  • Nonparametric statistics, copulas
  • Empirical processes
  • Time series
  • Change point analysis
  • Statistics for stochastic processes


For a detailed list, please refer to publications.

Third party funding:

  • "Digitale Materialien in der Stochastik-Lehre für Präsenzveranstaltungen und"

(Subproject for funding line „“, 10/2020 - 09/2022, funded by Ministry of Culture and Science NRW)

Together with the stochastic groups in Bochum and Siegen and under the direction of Prof. Axel Bücher and Prof. Peter Kern from the HHU, online exercises are being developed for use in popular teaching platforms such as Ilias and Moodle. In addition, video tutorials and interactive applications will be used to illustrate complex stochastic facts. The target group includes not only students of mathematics, but also of natural and engineering sciences.

Further details:

  • "Statistical modeling of spatio-temporal weather extremes - Inference for serial clustering and homogeneity analysis"

(Subproject B3.3 within the BMBF-integrated project "Climate Change and Extreme Events - ClimXtreme Modul B - Statistics", 03/2020 - 02/2023, funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)

Climate change has an influence on both the frequency and the intensity of extreme weather events like heat waves and heavy rain fall. Under the joint management of Prof. Dr. Axel Bücher, Prof. Dr. Roland Fried and Dr. Katharina Hees (both TU Dortmund) the project aims at the development and improvement of statistical methods which help to assess the risk of extreme weather events. 

  • "Statistical modelling of capital market dependence structure via copulas"

(Subproject A7 within the SFB 823 "Statistical modelling of nonlinear dynamic processes", 07/2013 - 06/2021, funded by the German Science Foundation)

The collaborative research center 823 uses and improves statistical models and methods for describing and controlling nonlinear dynamic processes arising in economics and engineering. Subproject A7, jointly managed by Axel Bücher and Prof. Gregor Weiß (Finance, until 2017) and Prof. Peter N. Posch (Finance, since 2017), extends the application and mathematical analysis of statistical models and methods for copulas for spatial and temporal dependencies in financial economics.

 Further details:


Given lectures: nonparametric statistics, mathematical statistics I, multivariate statistical methods, time series analysis, calculus of probabilities, mathematics for pharmacists, extreme value theory

For further details concerning Prof. Bücher's teaching at HHU please refer to: teaching.



  1. Associate Editor for Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference (since 2014):
  2. Associate Editor for Bernoulli Journal (since 2019):

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