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IWR - Where Methods Meet Applications

The IWR is an interdisciplinary research center for scientific computing which builds bridges across a multitude of disciplines. The center promotes mathematical and computational methods in science, engineering and the humanities. Currently it comprises more than 50 research teams from various faculties. About 500 scientists work together in interdisciplinary cooperation projects. In addition to educating the next generation of excellent scientists, the IWR also focuses on advancing international research networks. [More...]


February 3, 2021
IWR Colloquium "Statistical approach for parameter identification of reaction-diffusion models"
Dr. Alexey Kazarnikov • Applied Analysis and Modelling in Biosciences, Institute for Applied Mathematics, Heidelberg University [More...]

February 10, 2021
IWR Colloquium "uBAM: Unsupervised Behavior Analysis and Magnification using Deep Learning"
Prof. Björn Ommer • Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) & IWR, Heidelberg University [More...]

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News & Announcements

February 4, 2021
Training AI Systems for Use in Dangerous Situations
Systems based on artificial intelligence must also function reliably in infrequent and dangerous situations. Researchers at Heidelberg University along with scientists from France and Japan are studying how to “train” AI systems for such circumstances. Prof. Dr Carsten Rother of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) is heading up the Heidelberg arm of the collaboration. [More...]

December 15, 2020
Reinhart-Koselleck-Project for Bernd Jähne
The project "Quantifying the Mechanisms of Gas Exchange between Ocean and Atmosphere – Bridging Laboratory and Field by Imaging Measurements" by IWR Member Prof. Bernd Jähne has been approved by the German Science Foundation (DFG) in the form of a Reinhart-Koselleck project. [More...]

December 15, 2020
In Memoriam Andro Mikelic (1956-2020)
It is with deep sadness that we learnt about the death of our friend and collaborator Professor Andro Mikelic. He was an outstanding and prolific mathematician. He was a world-renowned specialist in multiscale analysis, homogenization and porous media flow. [More...]

December 9, 2020
ERC Consolidator Grant for Frauke Gräter
Congratulations to IWR Member and HITS Group Leader Prof. Frauke Gräter and her research team on being awarded a highly endowed grant from the European Research Council (ERC). [More...]

June 17, 2020
Preliminary study report / Prevalence of COVID-19 in children in Baden-Württemberg
Current and former IWR members feature prominently (including first authorship) on the preprint, describing the analysis methodology behind the study. The preprint is now available. [More...]

16. Juni 2020
Dr. Hubert Mara neuer Geschäftsführer des mainzed
Nachwuchsgruppenleiter Dr. Hubert Mara übernimmt die Position am Mainzer Zentrum für Digitalität in den Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften (mainzed) ab dem 1. Juni 2020. [Weiter...]

May 25, 2020
IWR Member elected as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Congratulations to Prof. Georg Bock, Senior Member of the IWR, who has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [Website Prof. Bock]

11. Mai 2020
Mehr als drei Millionen Euro von der Klaus Tschira Stiftung für die zweite Projektphase des interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekts SCIDATOS
SCIDATOS (Scientific Computing for the Improved Diagnosis and Therapy of Sepsis) ist ein Verbundprojekt zwischen dem Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen (IWR) der Universität Heidelberg sowie der Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Operativen Intensivmedizin der Universitätsmedizin Mannheim. Ziel des Projekts ist es Sepsis als Erkrankung des Gesamtsystems besser zu verstehen, früher zu erkennen und effizienter zu bekämpfen. [Weiter...]

8. Mai 2020
IWR-Mitglied zum Mitglied der 13. Fellow-Klasse des Marsilius-Kollegs ernannt
Prof. André Butz wird sich von April 2020 bis zum März 2021 im Rahmen gemeinsamer Arbeitsvorhaben unter anderem mit dem Thema Mensch und Meer, der Literatur des Anthropozäns sowie mit Denkmustern, Deutungen und Ansprüchen der modernen Neurowissenschaften beschäftigen. [Weiter...]

May 7, 2020
Award for Preserving Assyrian Clay Tablets
Congratulations to IWR Member Dr. Hubert Mara. He is part of a European research team which received the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award. The pilot project "Scanning for Syria" was initiated to support rescue and preservation efforts by three-dimensional virtual reconstructions of archaeological objects. [More...]

March 11, 2020
Award for Mobile Phone App that Maps Emergency Regions
A mobile phone app used to create geographical maps of crisis and catastrophe areas has been awarded a main prize at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona (Spain). Congratulations to IWR member Prof. Alexander Zipf and his colleagues who are substantially involved in the development of the app. [More...]

February 12, 2020
Visit of a Students Group from Prince of Songkla University
A goup of ten researchers started a working group in Computational Science at Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, modelled and based on experiences made at IWR. As an outcome, a group of students who are in the support project from Ministry of Science and Technology (Kingdom of Thailand) visited the IWR. Dr. Susanne Krömker gave an overview on research activities at IWR and related study opportunities. [More...]

9. Januar 2020
Künstliche Intelligenz für automatisiertes Fahren
Die Arbeiten unter der Leitung von IWR-Mitglied Prof. Björn Ommer sind Teil eines großangelegten Verbundvorhabens, das die auf Künstlicher Intelligenz basierenden Wahrnehmungsfunktionen durch geeignete Methoden und Maßnahmen absichern und somit verlässlich machen will. [Weiter...]

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