Nonlinear PDEs and Mathematical Physics workshop

Last week I had the pleasure to participate in the “Nonlinear PDEs and Mathematical Physics workshop” at the Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum which took place in Sanya, the main city of China’s province Hainan.
It is an island at the most southern point of China and quite close to Macao, Hongkong or Vietnam. Hainan is a tourist region and all participants of the workshop could benefit (but sometimes also suffer) from the warm temperatures around 28 degree (Celsius). In summer it is even warmer so that we were very glad to have this conference at the beginning of December.
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Travel report: hyperbolic problems in Aachen


Conference photo of the XVI International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems at the RWTH Aachen.

I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the conference “XVI International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems” from 1st to 5th August 2016. This time the conference was organized by the RWTH Aachen University and supported, amongst others, by the DFG.

In my point of view it is commendable that many young scientists took their opportunity to present their own work beside the well-known experts. The talks and presentations were not only about the theory of hyperbolic problems. Many of the talks dealt with numerical analysis and applications of hyperbolic partial differential equations like Euler and Navier-Stokes type equations and conservation laws. Continue Reading →

Speech at the CRC’s opening event on September 16, 2016

Almost three months have passed since the official opening of the CRC on September 15th/16th 2016. In the meantime many people have asked us if we could publish the inauguration speech given by the spokesperson of the CRC, Prof. Dr. Marlis Hochbruck. We are happy to fulfill this request as a peculiarity on St. Nicholas Day. Here is the speech.

Welcome everybody. My name is Marlis Hochbruck. I am a professor of numerical analysis at KIT since March 2010 and currently I am the spokesperson of the CRC “Wave phenomena: analysis and numerics”, which is funded by the DFG since July 2015.

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History of Maxwell’s Equations

9th Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Evolution Equations

From the 8th until the 11th of November a group of 13 people from the KIT went to Innsbruck to participate in the 9th Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Evolution Equations. It took place at the Bildungsinstitut Grillhof in Vill, just outside Innsbruck. The nice location with amazing views on Innsbruck and its surrounding mountains and the great food provided the perfect environment for a successful workshop.


View from conference location, taken by Simone Buchholz.

What was the workshop about? If you look up the meaning of “evolution equation” on the Encyclopedia of Mathematics, you will come across the following definition:

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