Dr. Julia Kowalski coordinates glacier test as part of the EnEX Initiative

Ingrid Reiweger, BOKU, Wien

A joint glacier test was conducted by the Enceladus Explorer Initiative, EnEx, at Langenferner near Santa Caterina Valfurva in Italy between August 9 and 29, 2017. The goal of the initiative, funded by the DLR, is to prepare a space mission for the search for extraterrestrial life on the Saturnian moon Enceladus, which possesses extensive water bodies underneath a thick sheet ice. As part of the EnEx Initiative, the EnEX-DiMIce project, directed by Dr. Julia Kowalski, models the probes' melting process in ice.Two chains, measuring longer than 30 meters, were installed with temperature probes in the glacier to measure the temperature of the ice over a longer period of time. Click here to read the complete article.

AC.CES Conference 2017

AC.CES 2017

On 27th and 28th July 2017 the 4th Aachen Conference on Computational Engineering Science (AC.CES) was hold in honor of Prof. Wolfgang Dahmen to celebrate his numerous contributions in Applied Mathematics.

The Aachen Conference on Computational Engineering Science (AC.CES) brought together leading experts in theory, method development, and applications related to problems in computational engineering. The main objectives of the conference were to present cutting-edge research and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration.

The conference was organized as a series of plenary sessionsfeaturing invited talks by leading experts as well as supplementary poster sessions contributed by regular participants.


AICES Fellow Daniel Tameling Has Passed His Doctoral Exam

Daniel started as an AICES Fellow in 2012 and received his doctoral degree in July 2017. His research Design, Implementation, and Error Analysis of the Multilevel Summation Method for Dispersion, has been advised by Prof. Ismail Ph.D. and Prof. Bientinesi Ph.D.

Daniel will start at NEC Deutschland GmbH.

Congratulations Daniel!


AICES Junior Research Group Leader Florian Wellmann Gets Teaching Award

Since 2010, the student council geoscience and natural resources management of RWTH Aachen University awards their teachers with teaching awards. The election is done by the Students at their general assembly. The award is divided into three sections. “best lesson” , “best innovation of teaching / teaching promotion prize“ and “special accomplishment” . This year, AICES Junior Research Group Leader Florian Wellmann got awarded in the section of „ best innovation of teaching / teaching promotion prize “ . The price is paid with 1.000 euro.

Congratulations Florian!

July 2017

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.