The Profile Area Computational Science & Engineering becomes Modeling & Simulation Science

The profile area Computational Science & Engineering (CompSE) has been restructured, the content has been refocused and the profile area has been renamed Modeling & Simulation Sciences (MSS).

The main focus of the renamed profile area are aspects of predictive hierarchical simulation (PHS) and computational life science. Also central is machine learning, which - whether in artificial intelligence or computational engineering - is becoming more and more important, as well as high-performance and supercomputing (HPC), which hardly any scientific discipline can be imagined without.

A new Steering Committee was formed as part of the restructuring. Prof. Marek Behr takes on the role of spokesperson.


A New Association in Peace Research for Malte Göttsche

RWTH is coordinating an interdisciplinary research association with the aim of building trust in nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. The project is being funded by the BMBF with a total of 3.2 million euros and is being coordinated by the RWTH research group "Nuclear Verification and Disarmament", which is headed up by Professor Malte Göttsche.

The global political situation is increasingly uncertain and unmanageable; this is being demonstrated by the Ukraine crisis, among other things. The situation is characterized by increasing multipolarity, great power rivalry, rapid change and mistrust between states. At the same time, the threat posed by nuclear weapons is still present, with over 13,000 nuclear weapons existing worldwide. With this in mind, RWTH has launched the new research network "Verification in a Complex and Unpredictable World: Social, Political and Technical Processes" (VeSPoTec).

Read more here.

Julia Kowalski accepted as an Alexander-von-Humbold Scout

Outstanding scientist who made a name for theirselves in their discipline, or are at the beginning of a promising executive research career, who are also well-connected internationally and have already mentored junior researchers, have the chance to apply as an Henriette-Herz-Scout within the Alexander-von-Humbold-Foundation.

The Henriette-Herz-Scout-Program will give the scouts the opportunity to look for three outstanding junior research fellows for their team who have not previously been considered for an application to the Humboldt Foundation or a research stay in Germany. Moreover, the Foundation wants to boost the percentage of women amongst the fellowship-recipients, therefore the first person who is recommend from a scout should be a female researcher. After formal approval, the fellowships will be granted directly.

Klick here to read detailed information about the foundation and the scout program.

Linda Gesenhues elected as GAMM Junior

GAMM Juniors are young researchers and members of GAMM, who graduated with exceptional achievements in their diploma/master and/or PhD thesis in the fields of Applied Mathematics or Mechanics.
Each year, for a duration of 3 years, up to 10 new GAMM Juniors are elected. Those young researchers obtain an additional financial and moral support in their academic research starting time and they are encouraged to transfer their knowledge to the next generation of GAMM Juniors.
We are pleased to announce that the associated doctoral fellow Linda Gesenhues was elected this year.
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Congratulations Linda!

SPS'21 Conference Organized by Malte Göttsche

The international conference Science - Peace - Security (SPS) took place on September 8 - 10, 2021 at RWTH Aachen University. It was organized by Prof. Malte Göttsche under the topic The impact of new technologies: Destabilizing or enabling resilience? Around 200 participants with different research backgrounds such as natural or technical science but also social and political science had the chance to discuss topics like emerging technologies, confidence-building, cyber security and arms limitation.