2017

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2017 Part 1

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marquardt - Energiewende - Opportunities for Systems Modelling and Optimization

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 GeneraliHall of Super C (6th floor).

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2017 Part 2

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers - Novel Algorithms for 3D Computer Vision

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 14th speaker, the AICES fellows invited Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers, Professor for Computer Science and Mathematics at the Chair for Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence and Managing Director at the Department of Computer Science at TU Munich University. Professor Dr. Cremers gave a talk on "Novel Algorithms for 3D Computer Vision" on December 18, 2017 at 3pm in the GeneraliHall of Super C (6th floor).

2016

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2016 Part 2

Prof. Dr. Yann LeCun - Unsupervised Learning: the Next Frontier in AI

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 12th speaker, the AICES fellows invited Professor Dr. Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook. Professor Dr. LeCun gave a talk on "Unsupervised Learning: the Next Frontier in AI" on November 28, 2016 at 3pm in the FordHall of Super C (6th floor).

2015

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2015 Part 1

Prof. J. Tinsley Oden - Adaptive Validation and Error Estimation of Coarse-Grained Models of Atomic Systems

As the 10th speaker of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series the AICES fellows invited Professor J. Tinsley Oden, who is the founding Director of the Institute for Computational Engineering Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

Prof. Professor Oden gave a talk on "Adaptive Validation and Error Estimation of Coarse-Grained Models of Atomic Systems" on April 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Generali Hall of Super C (6th floor). 

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2015 Part 2

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Daubechies - Bones, Teeth and Animation

As the 11th speaker, the AICES fellows invited Professor Dr. Ingrid Daubechies, Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University. 

Professor Dr. Daubechies gave a talk on "Bones, Teeth and Animation" on October 19, 2015 at 10:30 am in the FordHall of Super C (6th floor). 

2014

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2014 Part 1

Prof. Dr. Cleve Moler - The Evolution of MATLAB

This semester Cleve Moler, who is currently chairman and chief scientist of MathWorks and the original author of MATLAB, was the 8th speaker of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series. 

Cleve Moler gave a talk on “The Evolution of MATLAB”, in which he elaborated on how MATLAB has evolved over more than 30 years, from a simple matrix calculator to a powerful technical computing environment. It was a considerable success and gave scientists as well as students the opportunity to discuss specific questions about MATLAB and to gain an insight into the past and the future of MathWorks.

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2014 Part 2

Prof. Dr. Gilbert Strang - Banded Matrices and Fast Inverses

The ninth lecture of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series was delivered on November 10, 2014 by Gilbert Strang, Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Prof. Strang has contributed to the finite element theory, the calculus of variations, wavelet analysis as well as linear algebra. 

2013

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2013 Part 1

Prof. Dr. Franco Brezzi - Virtual Element Methods

In summer semester 2013, the Italian mathematician Prof. Franco Brezzi was invited to give the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series. Franco Brezzi 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 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. Prof. 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 Prof. Brezzi personally, as well as to raise and discuss technical and professional questions. 

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2013 Part 2

Prof. Dr. Michele Parrinello - Atomistic Computer Simulations: Past, Present and Future

As the seventh speaker of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series, the AICES fellows invited Prof. Michele Parrinello, who implemented a technique known as Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics. As a result, he is one of the most cited physicists and chemists of our times. 

In the course of his career, he has been manager at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zürich, and Director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. He is now Professor of Computational Science at the ETH Zürich and the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. 

Professor Parinello´s talk drew a considerable audience and gave scientists the opportunity to get a vision of the past, present and future of atomistic computer simulations. 

2012

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2012 Part 1

Prof. Dr. Pierre-Louis Lions - An Introduction to Mean Field Games

Within the framework of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series, the French mathematician Pierre-Louis Lions delivered a lecture to the AICES fellows. Prof. Lions is definitely one of the most influential voices in mathematics of our time: in 1994, he was awarded the Fields Medal, considered the most prestigious award in the field of mathematics. Prof. Lions was the first to give and prove a complete solution to the Boltzmann equation. He currently holds the position of Chair of Partial Differential Equations and their Applications at the renowned Collège de France. Moreover, he is a member of the Académie de Sciences de Paris, and serves in many editorial and scientific committees. 

Prof. Lions´ talk was an introduction to a new class of models called “Mean Field Games”. It was a striking success and attended by a large audience of more than a hundred researchers and students. 

Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series 2012 Part 2

Prof. Thomas J.R. Hughes, Ph.D. - Isogeometric Analysis

As the fifth speaker of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series, the AICES fellows invited the American engineer and mathematician Thomas J.R. Hughes. Dr. Hughes is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas, Austin. He is distinguished for his fundamental contributions to the development of the Finite Element Method and has pioneered computational methodologies that are widely employed throughout the computational mechanics community. He is among the most highly cited authors in scientific computing and his outstanding contributions to science and society have been recognized by many awards from international institutions and universities. 

The topic of Professor Hughes' talk was Isogeometric Analysis. He summarized mathematical developments in Isogeometric Analysis, a field within Finite Element Analysis, which he pioneered and presented sample applications to problems of solid mechanics, structures and fluid mechanics. 

As expected, Professor Hughes' talk was a striking success and attended by a large audience of about 150 researchers and students.