Prof. Franco Brezzi for the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series in Aachen

This semester the AICES fellows invited Italian mathematician Prof. Franco Brezzi. as the sixth speaker of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series. He is Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pavia, and the Director of the Institute of Numerical Analysis of the Italian National Research Council. His research interests are mainly concentrated in the field of numerical methods for partial differential equations, and in particular on finite element methods. These include various problems in structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, and electromagnetism.

His major results deal with the stability conditions for problems in mixed form (the inf-sup condition), with the design of new elements for incompressible materials and for plate problems, with the residual-free bubble approach for two-level methods, as well as with the three-field formulation for domain-decomposition methods.

Professor Brezzi´s talk covered the brand new Virtual Element Method. This is a Galerkin method where the finite dimensional subspace is locally comprised of single- or vector-valued functions that are solutions of suitable local PDE problems.

A large audience of researchers and students attended the talk. Again, the AICES fellows seized the opportunity to meet Professor Brezzi personally, as well as to raise and discuss technical and professional questions

April 15, 2013

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Interview with Karen Veroy-Grepl in the Newsletter of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

Karen Veroy-Grepl

In January 2013, the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (Gesellschaft für angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik) published an article about the work and research focus of AICES professor Karen Veroy-Grepl.

March 28, 2013

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Dr. Sauer Elected to the Advisory Board of the Journal of Adhesion

In January 2013, Dr. Roger Sauer will join the advisory board of the Journal of Adhesion.

October 17, 2012
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AICES Associated Fellow Pascal Richter Recognized for Best Presentation of the DMV Conference

Every year, the German Mathematical Society DMV invites young researchers to give presentations on their theses. This year, AICES associated fellow Pascal Richter has been selected as giving the best presentation overall for his talk on "Modelling and simulation of direct steam generation in solar thermal power plants." Pascal's thesis was supervised by Professor Martin Frank from MathCCES. Pascal Richter received his Diploma degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University. He started as an AICES associated fellow in December 2011.

October 17, 2012
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Nature Cell Biology Paper on Feedback Loops in Murine Stem-Cells

AICES-researchers Bernhard Schuldt, Michael Lenz and Andreas Schuppert contributed to a new study investigating the effect of Nanog-dependent feedback loops in murine embryonic stem cells recently published on-line in Nature Cell Biology (doi:10.1038/ncb2603). The study was the result of an international cooperation of scientists from the University of Southampton, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the University of Kiel and the Schuppert group at AICES / RWTH Aachen. The AICES contribution extends prior work on pluripotency prediction (PMID:21378979, Nature Methods April 2011) to investigate the effect of a controlled perturbation in a small core pluritpotency network on global, whole genome scale gene expression.