Dr. Roger A. Sauer officially inducted into the Junges Kolleg of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
Dr. Roger A. Sauer has been officially inducted into the Junges Kolleg of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste. The ceremony took place on January 17, 2012 in the presence of the North Rhine-Westphalian State Secretary of Innovation, Science and Research, Helmut Dockter. The Junges Kolleg was founded in 2006 through financial support from the Stiftung Mercator to promote young researchers in NRW. In addition to the opportunity to discuss their research in an interdisciplinary forum, members of the Junges Kolleg receive an annual stipend and additional research funding.
RWTH Aachen University
January 17, 2012
Here Comes the Sun: Heliostat Optimization
Heliostats are solar power plants that collect sun light by mirrors - sometimes hundreds of them - sending it to a receiver where the energy is converted. The main challenge is how to distribute the mirrors such that a maximum of light is collected. Prof. Manuel Torrilhon from MathCCES collaborated with Prof. Alexander Mitsos and his graduate student Corey Noone (both from MIT) to find a bio-mimetic mirror layout that is inspired from the arrangement of sunflower seeds. The result decreases the area needed for the heliostat and increases the over-all efficiency at the same time. The paper will be published in the journal 'Solar Energy'. Additionally, MIT and RWTH are applying for a patent together with the involved researchers.
Alexander Mitsos was a Junior Research Group Leader at the AICES Graduate School of RWTH in 2008.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
January 11, 2012
Prize of "Beste Selbstständige Lehre" for Prof. Martin Grepl
With the "Beste Selbstständige Lehre", outstanding RWTH Aachen scientists are awarded a prize for their great commitment shown in their lectures and tutorials. The prize was awarded within the frame of the "AbsolventenTag der Mathematik" this autumn.
Location: RWTH Aachen
Date: November 2011
Gauss Lecture given by Prof. Wolfgang Dahmen
On Oct 28, 2011, Prof. Wolfgang Dahmen delivered the second 2011 Gauss Lecture of the Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung. His lecture, entitled "Compressive Sensing - oder die Kunst der Abkürzung", was held at the Alte Mensa Forum, University of Mainz.
The Gauss Lectures are usually held twice a year. Speakers are invited as a special distinction, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to mathematics.
Prof. Alexander Mitsos wins poster award at the Planet XMap 2011
Former AICES Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Alexander Mitsos of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Ioannis N. Melas ,Mr. Dimitris E. Messinis, and Dr. Leonidas G. Alexopoulos of the National Technical University of Athens as well as Dr. Julio Saez-Rodriguez of the European Bioinformatics Institute are the winners of the poster award at the
2011 Planet XMap, USA