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CAMMP Week Pro 2020 - This Year Digital

The CAMMP WEEK Pro has always been held as an on-site event. For two weeks the students conducted research in groups together in a monastery and presented their results on the last day oft he event. Due to the current Corona Pandemic, an on-site event was unfortunately not possible this year. However, it was important for all participants to find a way to let the event take place again this year. It was therefore decided to hold the CAMMP WEEK Pro digitally for the first time this year. We are very pleased that this could actually be realized! After intensive preparation we were able to offer the students an exciting week with interesting problems.

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The CAMMP WEEK Pro has always been held as an on-site event. For two weeks the students conducted research in groups together in a monastery and presented their results on the last day oft he event. Due to the current Corona Pandemic, an on-site event was unfortunately not possible this year. However, it was important for all participants to find a way to let the event take place again this year. It was therefore decided to hold the CAMMP WEEK Pro digitally for the first time this year. We are very pleased that this could actually be realized! After intensive preparation we were able to offer the students an exciting week with interesting problems.

The CAMMP Week Pro is an excursion in Computer Aided Mathematical Modeling and is aimed at RWTH students of the study programs:

  • Mathematics (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)
  • Computational Engineering Science (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)
  • Simulation Sciences (M.Sc.)

 

During the CAMMP Week Pro, students work in small groups on real mathematical research questions from various institutes of Forschungszentrum Jülich. They are supported by professors and scientists of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich. CAMMP week Pro provides an excellent opportunity to practice applied mathematics on concrete, interdisciplinary problems, to establish contacts to professors and to make a name for yourself for final theses and project positions.

Due to the Corona Pandemic, CAMMP Week Pro took place, this year for the first time in digital form, from September 28th to October 9th, 2020.

33 students of different study programs of the RWTH Aachen University worked for two weeks in small groups on six real research questions. These were provided by institutes of Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University.

Example topics of the CAMMP WEEK PRO were:

  • Data Processing Chain for Heterodyne Spectrometer
  • Machine Learning in Material Science
  • Degradation of Particle-based Electrocatalytic Materials
  • Dynamic Properties of Particles Diffusing at the Interface Between Fluids with Different Viscosities
  • and much more...

The students were always highly motivated over the whole two weeks and tried to find the best possible solution for the problems with the help of mathematical methods and computer-aided simulations. They communicated and worked via the digital platforms Slack.com and Zoom.us.

Instead of classical presentations, this year's students had to create a scientific video podcast.

The first digital CAMMP Week Pro 2020 was a complete success. We would like to thank all participants, teachers, scientists and all those who were involved in the organization of the event in the background.

Further information about CAMMP can be found at: www.cammp.rwth-aachen.de

CAMMP Week 2020 - This Year Digital

In the past years, the CAMMP WEEK has been held as an on-site event. For one week the students researched in groups together  and presented their results to an audience in the SuperC on the last day of the CAMMP Week. Due to the current Corona Pandemic, an on-site event was unfortunately not possible. However, it was important for all participants to find a way to let the event take place this year as well. It was therefore decided to hold the CAMMP WEEK digitally for the first time this year. We are very pleased that this could actually be realized! After intensive preparation we were able to offer the students an exciting week with very interesting problems.

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CAMMP WEEK is aimed at upper school students who spend a week in small groups researching real problems from current research in companies and university institutes. They are supported by teachers and scientists from the RWTH Aachen University. To solve the problems, the students use mathematical methods, computer simulations and, of course, their own creative ideas. At the end of the week there is a final event. Here the students meet the company and university representatives, present their results and have the opportunity to exchange ideas.

In the past years, the CAMMP WEEK has been held as an on-site event. For one week the students researched in groups together  and presented their results to an audience in the SuperC on the last day of the CAMMP Week. Due to the current Corona Pandemic, an on-site event was unfortunately not possible. However, it was important for all participants to find a way to let the event take place this year as well. It was therefore decided to hold the CAMMP WEEK digitally for the first time this year. We are very pleased that this could actually be realized! After intensive preparation we were able to offer the students an exciting week with very interesting problems.

The digital event took place from September 27 to October 2 with a total of 25 students from the Aachen and Karlsruhe regions. After an introductory lecture into the world of mathematical modeling by Prof. Martin Frank of KIT and the presentation of the different problems, each of the six groups had five days to work on a solution. For this purpose, different communication platforms and programming languages were used. Among the problems were:

  • Optimal loading strategy (INFORM GmbH)
  • Detection of heavy metal contents in environmental samples by neutron activation (AiNT GmbH)
  • Optimization of wind farms (Vattenfall GmbH)
  • Trip planning of heliostats in a solar tower power plant (DLR - German Aerospace Center)
  • Is climate change man-made?
  • Automatic recognition of initials in letterpresses (both from the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of KIT)

During the problem solving process, the students were always supervised by a scientist. The teams of students presented their results to company representatives at the end of the week at a final event, which also took place digitally. In addition, a supporting program with small games as well as events for study information could be offered digitally during the week.

The first digital CAMMP WEEK 2020 was a complete success. We would like to thank all participants, teachers, scientists and all those who were involved in the organization of the event in the background.


Further information about CAMMP can be found at: www.cammp.rwth-aachen.de

AICES Fellow Lisa Schätzle passed Her Doctoral Exam

Lisa Schätzle started as an AICES Fellow in 2015 and successfully defended her doctoral thesis on November  6, 2020. The title of the public lecture was „The Path Towards Fully Implantable Total Artificial Hearts“. The thesis was titled „Translational Modeling of Drug Efficacy in Cancer“. Both has been advised by Prof. Dr. Andreas Schuppert.

Congratulations Lisa!

Participation in Virtual Helmholtz Data Science Career Day

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Prof. Marek Behr and Prof. Alexander Mitsos participated in this event and gave panel talks. Marek Behr gave a panel talk on "Careers in Data Science, Aeronautics and Space". Alexander Mitsos gave a panel talk on "Careers in Data Science and Energy".

If you missed out a panel, click here to watch them.

AICES Fellow Markus Höhnerbach passed His Doctoral Exam

Markus Höhnerbach started as an AICES Fellow in 2015 and successfully defended his doctoral thesis on September 22, 2020. The title of the public lecture was „A Framework for the Vectorization of Molecular Dynamics Kernels“. The thesis was titled „A Framework for the Vectorization of Molecular Dynamics Kernels“. Both has been advised by Prof. Paolo Bientinesi Ph.D..

Congratulations Markus!