5th International Conference on Elliptic and Parabolic Problems

f.l.: Rainer Mandel, Janina Gärtner, Piotr Idzik, Andreas Hirsch, Wolfgang Reichel

From May 22nd till May 26th the 5th International Conference on Elliptic and Parabolic Problems took place in Gaeta, Italy. With 17 invited talks and 184 short talks in 19 minisymposia distributed on four and a half days the amount of talks at the conference was quite impressive. Besides the more than 200 participants from all over the world there were six researchers from the CRC: Wolfgang Reichel who had the honour to give the opening talk; Janina Gärtner, Andreas Hirsch, Piotr Idzik, Rainer Mandel and Martin Spitz, all of them contributing by a short talk to the minisymposium “PDEs arising in nonlinear optics”. In this minisymposium consisting of 14 talks, which was organised by Jarosław Mederski and Wolfgang Reichel, we were kept up to date with the ongoing research of colleagues who are well-known to our working groups in Karlsruhe. Continue Reading →

4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2016

What happens if you take some of the most brilliant minds in mathematics and computer sciences (Fields, Abel, Turing, Nevanlinna Prize Laureates) and bring them together with 200 young scientists?

This is exactly what’s at the heart of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (modelled after the similar annual Lindau Nobel meetings).
The result is a wonderful interaction between the young researchers and the laureates, creating some new scientific contacts and sparking ideas that might very well end up as the foundations of new research projects.

Sir Andrew Wiles' Lecture about Fermat's Last Theorem at the 4th HLF

Sir Andrew Wiles’ Lecture on Fermat’s Last Theorem at the 4th HLF, photo taken by Tobias Ried

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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

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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 →

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.

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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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