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The IWR is an interdisciplinary research center for Scientific Computing which builds bridges across disciplines. It promotes mathematical and computational methods in science, engineering and the humanitites. Currently the IWR comprises more than 50 research teams from various faculties. Around 600 scientists work together in interdisciplinary cooperation projects. In addition to educating the next generation of excellent scientists the IWR also focuses on advacing international research networks.

Archive 2015

December 22, 2015
Preventing Back Pain with Robots - IWR researchers participating in EU exoskeleton project
"...Using robotic assistance to prevent or mitigate back pain – that is the goal of a new European research project whose members include researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of Heidelberg University. Project scientists plan to develop an exoskeleton for the human spine that provides support during heavy physical work..."
[Press release Heidelberg University]

December 11, 2015
Inauguration of the Mathematikon
Mathematicians and computer specialists will be doing their research and teaching concentrated at one location next year: The Mathematikon. Part A of the building was inaugurated on Friday, 11th December 2015. Gerda Tschira, representing the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, presented part A of the building to Heidelberg University and thus to the state of Baden-Wüttemberg, welcoming also Minister of Science, Research and the Arts, Theresia Bauer.
[Pressemitteilung Universität Heidelberg]

December 1, 2015
Wissenschaftliches Rechnen und „Open Data“
„…Vertreter verschiedener Forschungseinrichtungen der Universität Heidelberg sowie Partner aus Wirtschaft und öffentlicher Verwaltung kommen am 3. Dezember 2015 zum 10. Modellierungstag Rhein-Neckar zusammen. Im Mittelpunkt der Veranstaltung mit dem Titel „Open Data“ steht die Frage, wie die ständig wachsende Menge frei verfügbarer Informationen mit Hilfe von Modellierungs- und Simulationsprozessen nutzbar gemacht werden kann…“
[Pressemitteilung Universität Heidelberg]

November 9, 2015
The Future Courtroom Workshop “Gerichtssaal der Zukunft”- Introducing 3D Criminology and Forensic Science.
Unmanned aerial vehicles, laser scanners and radiological methods: the future is now. Funded by the Institutional Strategy of Heidelberg University, the future courtroom workshop was an absolutely unique, interdisciplinary cooperation of Prof. Dr. Yen from the Institute of Forensic and Traffic Medicine, the German Cancer Research Centre and Dr. Mara from the IWR, presenting the most progressive and innovative scientific and computational techniques in criminology and forensic science.
[Future Courtroom Homepage], [Link Website RNZ (German)], [Institutional Strategy Heidelberg University]

November 2, 2015
Visualization and Numerical Geometry Group Participates in TV Documentary
IWR Member Dr. Susanne Krömker and her team participated in a documentary of the Südwestrundfunk (SWR) on “Cemeteries in the Southwest“. They showcased their research and demonstrated how 3D scanning techniques are used for the digitization of inscriptions of medieval gravestones at the Jewish cemetery in Worms.

[Link Website SWR] [Link Website Research Group Dr. Krömker] 

October 15, 2015
2015 Hengstberger Prize Awarded to Manish Sreenivasa
"...Dr. Manish Sreenivasa, Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the IWR research group Optimization in Robotics and Biomechanics (ORB), has been awarded the 2015 Hengstberger Prize for junior scientists at Heidelberg University..."
[Press release Heidelberg University (German)]

October 12, 2015
Award for Paper on Simulation of Flow Processes - SIAM Society honours research publication in the field of applied mathematics
„With one of the highest possible awards in the field of applied mathematics the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has honoured the authors of a paper on computer-supported simulation of flow processes that appeared last year in one of the society’s five journals. Among the SIAM publications the Heidelberg paper was chosen as the one with outstanding research results of special overall significance. The basic work was conducted at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) in cooperation with French researchers. SIAM recognises only one publication each year as part of the SIGEST programme…“
[Pressemitteilung Universität Heidelberg] [Press Release Heidelberg University]

August 27, 2015
Heidelberg Laureate Forum meets up-and-coming scientists of HGS MathComp
On August 27, 2015, it was our honor to welcome venerable award winners within the frame of the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Our up-and-coming junior scientists in Mathematics and Computer Science met renowned scientists like the ACM A.M Turing Award winner Frederick Brooks. Opening up a wide range of progressive and highly relevant topics...
[Link Website Forum 2015]

Picture (Copyright Kathrin Hatz / 2015): Stefanie Elgeti (left), Conference Chair & Member of the Jury and Kathrin Hatz (right)

August 14, 2015
Kathrin Hatz receives best presentation award at the 5th ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad
Former HGS MathComp Fellow Kathrin Hatz has been selected to receive the best presentation award at the 5th ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad. Kathrin was nominated by the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) to attend this event.
The European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) was founded in 1993. ECCOMAS is a scientific organization grouping together European associations with interests in the development and applications of computational methods in science and technology. The 5th ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad was hosted by the 3rd ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (YIC 2015) in July 2015.
Kathrin presented her PhD thesis "Efficient numerical methods for hierarchical dynamic optimization with application to cerebral palsy gait modeling“.
[Link Website YIC 2015] [Link Website ECCOMAS] [Link Website Kathrin Hatz]

July 23, 2015
Kathrin Hatz awarded 2015 Dr.-Körper-Preis
Former HGS MathComp Fellow Kathrin Hatz has been selected by the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) to receive the 2015 Dr.-Körper-Preis for her PhD thesis "Efficient numerical methods for hierarchical dynamic optimization with application to cerebral palsy gait modeling". The Dr.-Körper-Preis honors excellent dissertations in applied mathematics and mechanics.
[Link Website Dr.-Körper-Preis] [Link Website Kathrin Hatz]

July 16, 2015
Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing mit neuem Partner aus der Industrie - Experten der digitalen Bildverarbeitung an der Universität Heidelberg kooperieren mit der Bayer AG
„Das Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI), das als „Industry on Campus“-Projekt an der Universität Heidelberg etabliert ist und sich mit Forschungsfragen der digitalen Bildbearbeitung befasst, erhält mit der Bayer AG einen neuen starken Partner aus der Industrie: Dazu wurde ein Kooperationsvertrag mit der Bayer Technology Services GmbH geschlossen.“
[Pressemitteilung Universität Heidelberg] [Press release Heidelberg University] [Link Website Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung]

June 11, 2015
Komplexe Simulationsprozesse mit den Dimensionen Raum und Zeit
„…Vertreter verschiedener Forschungseinrichtungen der Universität Heidelberg und Partner aus der Wirtschaft kommen am 11. Juni 2015 zum neunten Modellierungstag Rhein-Neckar zusammen. Im Mittelpunkt der Veranstaltung mit dem Titel „Raum und Zeit“ steht die Frage, wie raumzeitliche Daten in Modellierungs- und Simulationsprozessen eingesetzt werden können…“
[Pressemitteilung Universität Heidelberg]

March 31, 2015
Klaus Tschira (1940 - 2015)
We are very sad to hear that our friend and supporter Klaus Tschira has passed away on March 31, 2015. He was a passionate advocate of science and education. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
[Link Klaus Tschira Stiftung] [Link Heidelberg University]

March 27, 2015
Lobdengau-Museum Ladenburg - Geschichte wird gescannt
"Die Ladenburger Jupiter-Gigantensäule ist fast 2.000 Jahre alt. Jetzt wird sie mit modernsten Geräten gescannt. Experten erhoffen sich neue Einblicke in die alte römische Kultur."
[Link Website SWR / Landesschau Aktuell Baden-Württemberg]

March 23, 2015
Three IWR Members Appointed Fellows at Marsilius Kolleg
We congratulate IWR Members Katja Mombaur, Björn Ommer and Stefan Riezler for being among the newly appointed fellows at Heidelberg University’s Marsilius Kolleg. Together with eight other Heidelberg academics they will engage in interdisciplinary research from April 2015 to February 2016.
[Pressemitteilung Universität Heidelberg]

February 10, 2015
Winterschule und Wissenschaftlertreffen - Veranstaltung an der Universität Heidelberg zu computergestützten Modellen chemischer Reaktionsabläufe
"...Computergestützte Modelle chemischer Reaktionsabläufe – insbesondere in biologischen Systemen – stehen im Fokus eines einwöchigen Wissenschaftlertreffens an der Universität Heidelberg, das sich an Fachwissenschaftler aus Deutschland, Indien und Japan richtet. Vom 17. bis 22. Februar 2015 treffen sich 20 Doktoranden aus Deutschland und Indien zur „Winter School on Modeling of Chemical and Biological Reactivity“ (MCBR). Zudem findet vom 23. bis 25. Februar zum vierten Mal ein MCBR-Treffen mit Wissenschaftlern aus Deutschland und Indien statt, an dem erstmals auch Kollegen aus Japan teilnehmen, um ein deutsch-indisch-japanisches Netzwerk in diesem Fachbereich aufzubauen. An diesem Treffen von mehr als 20 Wissenschaftlern nehmen auch die Doktoranden der Winterschule teil. Ausgerichtet werden beide Veranstaltungen vom Anorganisch-Chemischen Institut und dem Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen (IWR) der Universität Heidelberg..."
[Pressemitteilung Universität Heidelberg]

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