CAMMP Week powered by Bürgerstiftung

How can the bus routes be optimized, so that the bus finally arrives on time? How to develop optimal bone implants for accident victims? How do you control robots in space that take soil samples? 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 powered by Bürgerstiftung took place from June 24 – 29, 2018 in a youth hostel in Voeren, Belgium.

More information to CAMMP & CAMMP Week June 2018.

New School for Simulation and Data Sciences (SSD)

The sector teaching, young researcher qualification, and training within the Center for Simulation and Data Sciences is represented by the School of Simulation and Data Sciences (SSD). The SSD is the consolidation of the German Research School for Simulation Sciences (GRS) and the AICES Graduate School and represents further advancements as well as new projects.

Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University decided to fund 15 positions for doctoral candidates within the SSD. The projects were chosen based on two competitive calls for proposals::

1) High definition analysis of packed bed chromatography - Prof. Marek Behr (RWTH), Dr. Eric von Lierse (FZJ)

2)Generalized Langevin equation-based simulations for mesoscale description of neural cascades - Prof. Benjamin Stamm (RWTH), Dr. Vania Calandrini (FZJ)

3) Rigidity theory-based prediction of protein stability in ionic liquids and seawater for guiding protein engineering - Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg, Dr. Mahdi Davari (RWTH), Prof. Holger Gohlke (FZJ)

4) Implant topology optimisation for improving adhesion at the bone-implant interface- Prof. Roger A. Sauer (RWTH), Dr. Bo Perrson (FZJ)

Massively parallel adjoints - Prof. Uwe Naumann, Dr Johannes Lotz (RWTH), Dr. Eric von Lieres, Dr. Jörn Ungermann (FZJ)

6) Efficient all-atom RNA and DNA simulations - Prof. Ivan Costa (RWTH, UK Aachen), Prof. Giulia Rossetti, Dr. Sadipan Mohanty (FZJ)

7) Prediction of ligand protein interactions and brain singling cascades using machine learning approaches: olfaction as a test scenario - Prof. Marc Sehr (RWTH), Prof. Mercedes Alfonso-Prieto, Prof. Alejandro Giorgetti (FZJ)

8) Understanding dendritic failure in all-solid-state batteries: An ab initio-informed numerical multiscale model framework - Dr. Stefanie Braun (RWTH), Dr. Claas Hüter (FZJ)

9) Advanced deep learning strategies for multimodal data integration in functional neuroimaging - Prof. Irene Neuner (RWTH), Dr. Jürgen Dammers (FZJ)

10) Renormalized equations of motion for neuronal networks - Prof. Carsten Honerkamp (RWTH), Prof. Moritz Hellas (FZJ)

11) Data-driven analysis of medical and simulation data for improved patient treatment in rhinology - Dr. Andreas LIntermann (RWTH), Dr. Jenia Jitsev, Prof. Morris Riedel (FZJ)

12) Machine learning-guided multischale simulations to study ion channel clusters - Prof. Angelika Lampert (RWTH), Dr. Jan-Philipp Machtens (FZJ)

13) Learning-to-learn: Hyperparameter optimisation of spiking neuronal networks using HPC resources - Prof. Michael Herty (RWTH), Dr. Alexander Peyser (FZJ)

14) DeFRoSTEr: Deep fluids and their relation to subglacial tunnel valley erosion - Dr. Sönke Reiche, Dr. Julia Kowalski (RWTH), Prof. Stefan Koller (FZJ)

15) Accelerator architectures for DFT hybrid functionals - Dr. Christian Terboven (RWTH), Dr. Daniel Wortmann (FZJ)

If you want to read more information about the SSD, please click here.

Professorship has been awarded to AICES Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Dr. Malte Göttsche

On June 1st, Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Dr. Malte Göttsche received his Professorship. He is also part of Faculty 1 (Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences) and the Physics Institute III B. The Freigeist-Fellowship allowed Malte Göttsche to come to RWTH Aachen University.

Congratulations Malte!

AICES Associated Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Elgeti has been recognized with the Umbrella Award 2018

Prof. Stefanie Elgeti has been recognized with the Umbrella Award 2018 for her work in Energy Conversion and Energy Storage. The prize is given by the Umbrella consortium, an alliance between RWTH Aachen University, Technion and Research Center Jülich. With the award, the institutions intend to strengthen the collaboration among members of the alliance. Congratulations!

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series: AICES Welcomes Prof. Denis Noble, Ph.D.

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 15th speaker, the AICES fellows invited Professor Denis Noble Ph.D., Emeritius Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford, England.

Professor Noble gave a talk on "From Pacing the Heart to the Pace of Evolution" on February 19, 2018 at 3 pm in the GeneraliHall of Super C (6th floor). 

We were very pleased about his visit and we will be honoured to welcome Denis Noble any time again.