RWTH Aachen University now recognized as a University of Excellence
RWTH Aachen University is among the winners chosen to receive funding from the federal and state governments for the next seven years in the framework of the Universities of Excellence funding line. RWTH Aachen University is therefore one out of the eleven German universities in the competition now recognized as a University of Excellence. Funding has been granted for an initial period of seven years starting January 1, for the following Cluster proposals: “The Fuel Science Center – Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources”, “Internet of Production” and “ML4Q – Matter and Light for Quantum Computing” – the latter in partnership with the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn.
With its proposal titled “The Integrated Interdisciplinary University of Science and Technology. Knowledge. Impact. Networks.“ and on the basis of the on-site visit in January of this year, RWTH was able to convince the international panel of experts appointed by the Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and State Governments (GWK).
At the core of RWTH’s proposal is the convergence of knowledge, methods, and insights, which allows researchers to thoroughly comprehend complex systems and then develop improved versions.
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IRTG Annual School
The Summer School took place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. At the Summer School Principal Investigators, as well as guest lecturers, give short courses on pertinent topics. The aim is to amplify the common theme of the IRTG, give doctoral candidates a better orientation in the field of inverse problems, and identify common themes or methods within the area.
As part of the Summer School 2019 of the IRTG-2379 at Austin, which took place on July 25 and 26 2019, Prof. Thomas J.R. Hughes gave a special talk on “My 50+ Years in the Finite Element Method”. On July 25, Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl gave a short course on “Model Order Reduction: Theory and Applications”. On Friday, July 26, Prof. Robert van de Geijn, Prof. Maggie Myers and Devangi Parikh gave a short course on “Optimizing Matrix Libraries”.
IRTG Annual Workshop
For the first time since the IRTG-2379 started in last year October, the Annual Meeting took place at our partner University, The University of Texas at Austin. The Annual Meeting takes place alternately in Aachen and Austin. The Annual Workshop and the Annual Summer School form the Annual Meeting.
The Annual Workshop is meant for the IRTG doctoral researchers and the associated doctoral researchers to come together, present their work to the PI's and peers, obtain feedback in a collegial environment, and become better acquainted with other research themes.
This year the Annual Workshop of the IRTG-2379 took place on July 23 and July 24, 2019. On Tuesday Prof. Tinsley Oden hold the keynote talk. After his opending talk there were several talks by the IRTG fellows about their projects. This proposal is meant to give a thorough overview of the state of the art, and indicate the relevance of the proposed research in the context of the existing body of work. The workshop ended with a poster presentation.
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Julia Kowalski has been included in the DFG Heisenberg Program
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Julia Kowalski has been included in the DFG Heisenberg Program.
Julia has been included into the DFG Heisenberg Program based on her project proposal 'Modern Computational Environmental Science and Engineering - Improving Simulation Predictivity by Integrating Process Models and Data'. The Heisenberg Program is directed at researchers who have already qualified for a permanent professorship via a habilitation, the Emmy Noether Program or a junior research group leader position. For a duration of five years, the program allows the grantee to prepare for a future academic leadership role, while continuing to work independently on a high profile research project and further enhancing scientific reputation at a chosen academic environment.
AICES Fellow Christopher Zimmermann passed His Doctoral Exam
Christopher Zimmermann started as an AICES Fellow in 2014 and received his doctoral degree in June 2019. His research on „Introduction to Celestial Dynamics", has been advised by Prof. Roger A. Sauer, Ph.D.