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The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) and its affiliated institutions organize a large number of workshops, conferences and other events for discussing latest scientific results as well as identifing upcoming challenges in the field of Scientific Computing. In addition the IWR regularly hosts events which emphasis on broadening and improving the interdisciplinary dialogue.

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2019

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February

Exhibition Opening

"Women of Mathematics throughout Europe"

February 25, 2019 • 17:00

The event takes place as part of the Conference "Geometric Analysis meets Geometric Topology“.

This touring exhibition, whose starting point is the 7th ECM held in July 2016 in Berlin, stems from the observation that nowadays, women still find it difficult to embrace a career in the mathematical academic world and the disparity between the proportion of men and that of women among professional mathematicians is still shamefully large.

The thirteen women mathematicians portrayed here share with us their experience, thus serving as role models to stimulate young women scientists to trust their own strength. In presenting mathematics through women mathematicians’ perspectives and samples of their life stories, we hope to highlight the human aspects of producing mathematics, making this discipline more tangible and therefore more accessible to outsiders or newcomers.

This exhibition and the catalogue (publishing house: Verlag am Fluss) are the result of the joint efforts of the photographer Noel Tovia Matoff and four mathematicians by Sylvie Paycha, Sara Azzali, Alexandra Antoniouk, Magdalena Georgescu, with the precious help of Maria Hoffmann-Dartevelle, who translated into German and Sara Munday, who proofread the interviews and, last but not least, our two inspired graphic designers Wenke Neunast/eckedesign (exhibition) and Gesine Krüger (catalogue).

The exhibition will be on display from February 26 - May 31, 2019 at the Foyer of the Mathematikon.

The event is kindly supported by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF).

Link: Exhibition Homepage

Location: Mathematikon • Foyer • Im Neuenheimer Feld 205 • 69120 Heidelberg

January

16. Modellierungstag Rhein-Neckar

"Moderne Materialien"

24. Januar 2019 • 14:00 Uhr

Moderne Materialien zählen zu den zentralen Zukunftsthemen in der angewandten Forschung. Die Verwendung hochmoderner Planungsprozesse in den Materialwissenschaften und bahnbrechende Entdeckungen in der Nanoforschung, in der organischen Elektronik und in der computergestützten theoretischen Chemie haben zu einer Revolution geführt. Als eine der Schlüsseltechnologien für das 21. Jahrhundert erlauben die Modernen Materialien einen zielgerichteten Einsatz in zahlreichen Anwendungsgebieten. Durch die Kombination von mehreren Eigenschaften werden immer effektivere Werkstoffe ermöglicht. So können zum Beispiel Stoffe entwickelt werden, die gleichzeitig extrem leicht aber dennoch stabil sind oder wesentlich effizienteren Energietransport erlauben.

Was ist von der Materialforschung in der nächsten Dekade an Entwicklungen noch zu erwarten? Wie wirken hier die unterschiedlichen Forschungsrichtungen zusammen? Und welche Rolle spielt die computergestützte Simulationstechnik bei diesem Paradigmenwechsel von der experimentellen Entwicklung neuer Materialien zur gezielten Planung von Materialeigenschaften am Computer? Mit diesen Fragen beschäftigt sich der 16. Modellierungstag. Wir haben Experten aus Universitäten, Forschung und Produktion eingeladen, um in Impulsvorträgen und praxisnahen Diskussionen die zentralen Fragestellungen aus diesem interdisziplinären Feld zu erörtern.

Der Modellierungstag greift die spannende Frage nach der Zukunft von „Modernen Materialien“ auf und fördert den Austausch zwischen Forschern, Entwicklern, Theoretikern und Anwendern. Beiträge aus unterschiedlichen Fachrichtungen liefern dazu Denkanstöße und Diskussionsgrundlagen.

>Die Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung ist nach der Anmeldung kostenfrei. Um Anmeldung bis zum 20. Januar 2019 wird gebeten<

Veranstaltungsort: Marsilius-Kolleg • Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.1 • 69120 Heidelberg


IWR Colloquium Winter Semester 2018 / 2019

"Simulation and Optimization of Energy Networks"

Dr. Sara Grundel •  Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg
January 9, 2019 • 16:15

My recent work centers around the simulation of energy networks. In my talk, I will discuss the mathematical challenges as well as some recent results to efficiently simulate transient gas flow within a realistic gas pipeline transportation network. Mathematical models of such a system start from a set of hyperbolic partial differential equations, combined with ordinary differential equations and algebraic equations. Picking the necessary complexity is the first choice to make and discretization allows for a variety of choices again, whose implications we briefly discuss. Finally we attain a system of ordinary differential or differential-algebraic equations (ODE/DAE) that can be successfully reduced in complexity via classical model order reduction techniques. We discuss and compare some known methods for different pipeline networks. Furthermore we introduce an automatic clustering algorithm based on model order reduction principles and its application in power grids as well as water distribution networks.

Location: Mathematikon • Conference Room (5/300), 5th Floor • Im Neuenheimer Feld 205 • 69120 Heidelberg


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