RWTH Aachen University’s SIAM Student Chapter Hosts Jeopardy Night

Jeopardy Night

The RWTH Aachen University Chapter of SIAM (Aachen, Germany) held its first Science Jeopardy Night in April. In the first round, teams of four candidates were quizzed on questions from more or less scientific categories like “Algorithms,” “Plots,” and “May the force be with you.” When no candidate could provide the correct answer, somebody from the audience could partake and win a special prize. After completion of the initial rounds, the remaining competitors participated in the final round. In the end, SIAM student chapter officer Alexander Jaust emerged the clear victor. All participants won prizes, ranging from SIAM mugs and pens to MathWorks shirts and backpacks. Local company d-fine graciously sponsored the evening, which included snacks and beverages for everybody. The event was a great success and will surely be repeated soon! For those interested in learning more, the LaTeX template for the event can be found at GitHub under the project name “SIAMSC_jeopardy.” To read more about activities at the RWTH Aachen University Chapter of SIAM, visit the chapter blog

CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Alexander Mitsos

Alexander Mitsos is the recipient of the CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers which recognizes an individual under the age of 40 for outstanding contributions to the chemical engineering computing and systems technology literature. 

Congratulations, Alexander!

Best Student Paper Award at SC’16

Markus Höhnerbach

AICES Fellow Marcus Höhnerbach is a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at SC'16 for the paper "The Vectorization of the Tersoff Multi-Body Potential: An Exercise in Performance Portability" (by Markus Höhnerbach, Ahmed Ismail, and Paolo Bientinesi)

SC is the leading conference in High-Performance Computing.
Congratulations, Marcus!

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July 2016

CAMMP Week 2016

How do you have to arrange the mirrors in a solar power plant to generate the mostelectricity? How can you improve the booking system of a Carsharing-Company? And can you measure velocity with the help of a cellphone camera? For the 5th time, the Computational and Mathematical Modeling Program (CAMMP) sought to provide answers to those kinds of questions.

CAMMP's main objective is to make school students aware of their talents and potential as well as to develop sustainable interest in the different STEM fields. Moreover, a smooth transition from school to university should be ensured.

CAMMP Week took place from June 19-24, 2016 in a youth hostel in Voeren, Belgium, and is organized by Professor Martin Frank (MathCCES), as well as Dr. Nicole Faber (AICES Graduate School).

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Dr. Nicole Faber and Prof. Marek Behr gave a talk at the lecture series of RWTHextern

Dr. Nicole Faber and Prof. Dr. Marek Behr gave a talk withn the course of lectures “Forschung auf höchstem Niveau” at the public forum “RWTHextern”. The intention of RWTHextern is, to give an insight about scientific research at RWTH Aachen to the citizen of Aachen.

Their talk was about “Computergestützte Wissenschaften – Beispiele innovativer und interdisziplinärer Spitzenforschung”. Dr. Faber and Prof. Behr were there, to represent AICES Graduate school, talk about science and doctoral education at AICES and showing examples of how the work at AICES is used.