25th Anniversary of the IWR
In 1987 the federal state of Baden Württemberg and Heidelberg University founded the IWR as one of the first nationwide research centers to focus on Scientific Computing. This young discipline grew swiftly, in parallel with the development of computer technology, to a new source of hope for the sciences. Today, Scientific Computing is seen as the third pillar of science, alongside theory and experiment.
The role of the IWR in this success story is extraordinary. As one of the world's leading centres for Scientific Computing it has significantly shaped its own discipline and has developed into an international hotspot in interdisciplinary science.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
(Neue Aula, Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz)
15:00 MUSICAL OPENING
Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock, Managing Director IWR
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eitel, Rector Heidelberg University
Dr. Renate Fischer, Ministry for Science, Research & the Arts
Deans of the faculties:
Mathematics and Computer Science
Physics & Astronomy
Chemistry & Earth Science
DISCUSSION: „Looking back to the future“
Volker Stollorz, Science Journalist & Journalist in Residence 2012, HITS
Prof. Dr. Willi Jäger
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wolfrum
Prof. Dr. Gisbert zu Putlitz
Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock
LECTURE: "Virtual reality - Symbiosis of science and art"
Prof. Dr. Roland Bulirsch, Munich (invited speaker)
18:00 RECEPTION (Foyer Neue Universität)
Friday, February 22, 2013
(Grosser Hörsaal, Chemie, Im Neuenheimer Feld 252)
Prof. Dr. Peter Bastian, IWR
09:30 LECTURE: "A brief historical perspective on financial mathematics
and some recent developments"
Prof. Dr. George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
10:15 LECTURE: "How computation has changed research
in chemistry and biology"
Prof. Dr. Peter Schuster, Universität Wien
11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 LECTURE: "Schroedinger`s world: linear scaling quantum-chemical
methods for gaining insights into large molecular systems"
Prof. Dr. Christian Ochsenfeld, LMU München
12:15 LECTURE: "A little gas cloud falling into the central supermassive
black hole of the milky way - the role of computational astrophysics
in unraveling the mysteries of the universe"
Prof. Dr. Andreas Burkert, LMU München
13:00 LUNCH (Foyer)
13:45 LECTURE: "'Real' optimization"
Prof. Dr. Albert Gilg, Siemens AG
14:30 LECTURE: "Do we need numerical analysis in simulation technology?"
Prof. Dr. Barbara Wohlmuth, TU München
15:15 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 LECTURE: "Big data: where is the information?"
Prof. Dr. Joachim Buhmann, ETH Zürich
16:30 LECTURE: "Watching the earth from space - the role of modeling
and image processing in observing our changing planet"
Prof. Dr. Mark Wenig, LMU München
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