Dahmen elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Prof. Wolfgang Dahmen, Mathematics IGPM, Principal Investigator and Co-Coordinator of AICES, became a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2009. Leopoldina is the world’s oldest academy of natural sciences. It was founded in 1652 in the Free Imperial City of Schweinfurt. The Academy currently comprises 28 sections. Each member belongs to a section corresponding to his/her discipline. Scientists are elected members who represent subject areas corresponding to the Leopoldina’s section structure and who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating academic excellence.

Location: AICES Graduate School
Date: November 2009

Presentation by Zoltán Szebenyi at SC09

AICES Fellow Zoltan Szebenyi presented a technical paper at the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference (SC09) in Portland

Location: Oregon Convention Center Portland
Date: November 14 - 20, 2009

RWTH ranked first in research funding (DFG)

RWTH was able to move into the first position in the latest ranking published by the German Research Foundation, with a total of € 257 million in external funding in the period from 2005 to 2007. RWTH Aachen is replacing the previous study's top finisher LMU Munich, which acquired € 249 million in external funding.

Date: October 2009

Edoardo Di Napoli, Ph.D. starts as Postdoctoral Research Associate at AICES

In October 2009 Edoardo Di Napoli, Ph.D. joins the AICES institute as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Edoardo Di Napoli received his Laurea degree in Physics from the 1st University of Rome "La Sapienza" (1997) and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin (2005). From 2005 to 2007 he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the last two years Edoardo Di Napoli, Ph.D. worked as a coordinating manager at the NetIQ corporation as well as a free lance Renewable Energy expert for several private firms. He has research experience in several diverse topics of theoretical physics: from Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Mechanics to String Theory and theoretical Cosmology. His current research focuses on finding methods integrating fundamental theory with complex algorithms and architectures in parallel computing.

Location: AICES Graduate School
Date: October 2009

Tag der Neugier

AICES was presented within the booth of Jara-SIM. The event was a great success nearly 40.000 people visited the “Tag der Neugier” in Jülich to catch up information. The visitor for example got information about brain-and climate research or nanotechnology.

Location: Forschungszentrum Jülich
Date: September 13, 2009