Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series: AICES Welcomes Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marquardt

Twice a year, the AICES fellows organize the prestigious Charlemagne Lecture, whose objective is to invite persons, who have achieved impressive accomplishments throughout their career and, in this sense, to get inspired by their scientific achievements. 
As the 13th speaker, the AICES fellows invited Professor Dr. Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich. Professor Dr. Marquardt gave a talk on "Energiewende - Opportunities for Systems Modelling and Optimization" on July 17, 2017 at 3pm in the Generali Hall of Super C (6th floor). 
We were very pleased about his visit and we will be honoured to welcome Wolfgang Marquardt any time again.


4th International Conference on Computational Engineering (ICCE 2017)

The International Conference on Computational Engineering (ICCE), which takes place from Thursday, September 28, to Friday, September 29, 2017, provides a meeting place for researchers and practitioners working on computational methods in all disciplines of engineering and applied mathematics, with a special focus on doctoral researchers and young scientists. The aim of the conference is to discuss the state of the art in this challenging field, develop promising perspectives for future research and initiate cooperations.

The conference is organized by the Graduate School of Computational Engineering (GSC CE) at TU Darmstadt together with the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) at Technical University of Munich, the Stuttgart Research Center for Simulation Technology (SimTech) at University of Stuttgart and the Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES) at RWTH Aachen University.

Prof. Dr. Anupam Saxena does a research stay at RWTH Aachen University

Within the framework of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Prof. Dr. Anupam Saxena will do a three months’ research stay at RWTH Aachen, beginning in May.

The stays purpose is, to continue the academic cooperation with his German specialist colleagues.

His hosts will be the Department of Mechanism Theory and Dynamics of Machines with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Corves, as well as the AICES Graduate School with Prof. Dr. Sauer.

Prof. Dr. Anupam Saxena has been to Aachen before, in July 2016, where he gave a seminar within the framework of the EU Regional School.

We are very pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Saxena in Aachen, again.


May 2017

DFG granted new Research Training Group

The German Research Foundation, DFG, has granted two of RWTH Aachen's proposals. The University will establish the research training group "Energy, Entropy, and Dissipative Dynamics" in October 2017.

Important topics include energy minimization, properties of energy landscapes, maximization of energy dissipation, and entropy production as a selection criterion in time-dependent situations. The research projects focus on different applied models such as moment models in gas dynamics, hyperbolic conservation laws, kinetic partial differential equations, flows on networks, Landau-Lifshitz equations, and the models of geometric knot theory.

Eight RWTH professors will contribute to the Research Training Group.Three of them are also AICES Principal Investigators: Prof. Dr. Manuel Torillhion, Prof. Dr. Michael Herty, Prof. Dr. Martin Frank. Ten doctoral candidates are financed by the German Research Foundation, DFG for short, which will provide a total of 3.4 million euros. Spokesperson for the Research Training Group is Professor Michael Westdickenberg from the Chair for Mathematics (Analysis) at RWTH Aachen University. 

Excellence Initiative Explained in RWTH Video

The RWTH has a video series called “Erklärs mir RWTH”, where it explains different topics, belonging to the RWTH and its work. One of those topics is the excellence initiative. This video is showing us an interview with Prof. Marek Behr and Dr. Nicole Faber which should give an insight, into the complex work of our Graduate School and how engineering and natural sciences can be combined with mathematics and computer science. The Graduate School was founded around ten years ago within the framework of the Excellence Initiative.