DFG granted new Research Training Group

The German Research Foundation, DFG, has granted two of RWTH Aachen's proposals. The University will establish the research training group "Energy, Entropy, and Dissipative Dynamics" in October 2017.

Important topics include energy minimization, properties of energy landscapes, maximization of energy dissipation, and entropy production as a selection criterion in time-dependent situations. The research projects focus on different applied models such as moment models in gas dynamics, hyperbolic conservation laws, kinetic partial differential equations, flows on networks, Landau-Lifshitz equations, and the models of geometric knot theory.

Eight RWTH professors will contribute to the Research Training Group.Three of them are also AICES Principal Investigators: Prof. Dr. Manuel Torillhion, Prof. Dr. Michael Herty, Prof. Dr. Martin Frank. Ten doctoral candidates are financed by the German Research Foundation, DFG for short, which will provide a total of 3.4 million euros. Spokesperson for the Research Training Group is Professor Michael Westdickenberg from the Chair for Mathematics (Analysis) at RWTH Aachen University.