Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

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...]


December 15, 2021
ELLIS Life / NCT Data Science Seminar: "Trustworthy Machine Learning in Oncology"
Prof. Florian Büttner • Frankfurt University & German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) [More...]

January 19, 2022
IWR Colloquium & Inaugural Lecture: “Large-Scale Optimization and Applications”
Prof. Roland Herzog • Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University [More...]

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News & Announcements

28. Juli 2021
SchUM-Stätten Speyer, Worms und Mainz zum UNESCO Welterbe erklärt
Wir gratulieren Prof. Matthias Untermann (Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte der Universität Heidelberg und Mitglied der HGS MathComp) und Dr. Susanne Krömker (IWR), die an dem Antrag beteiligt waren. [Mehr...]

May 22, 2021
ERC Advanced Grant for Prof. Anna Wienhard
Congratulation to IWR Member Prof. Anna Wienhard on being awarded a highly endowed grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for her project on symmetries in mathematics. [More...]

April 7, 2021
Using AI to Diagnose Neurological Diseases Based on Motor Impairment
Under the leadership of IWR Member Prof. Björn Ommer and in collaboration with researchers from Switzerland, a new computer-based approach to analyse movement patterns through machine learning has been developed at Heidelberg University. [More...]

26. März 2021
3D-Scannen von Inschriften einer mittelalterlichen Altarplatte auf der Klosterinsel Reichenau
Im März 2021 haben IWR-Mitglied Dr. Susanne Krömker und ihre Forschungsgruppe mithilfe eines hochauflösenden 3D-Scanners eine frühmittelalterliche Altartafel in der Kirche St. Peter und Paul in Niederzell, UNESCO-Welterbe Klosterinsel Reichenau aufgenommen. [Mehr...]

March 1, 2021
Heidelberg geoinformation scientists develop new computer-based method to analyse topographic changes
The research group of IWR Member Prof. Bernhard Höfle has developed a new analysis method to help improve our understanding of processes shaping the Earth’s surface like those observed in coastal or high-mountain landscapes. Unlike conventional methods that usually compare two snapshots of the topography, the Heidelberg approach can determine – fully automatically and over long periods – when and where surface alterations occur and which type of associated changes they represent. [More...]

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...]

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Last Update: 02.12.2021 - 15:35

Upcoming Events

January 19, 2022

04:15 PM

„Large-Scale Optimization and Applications”

Prof. Dr. Roland Herzog, Heidelberg University, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)

February 16, 2022

04:15 PM

„Transport Based Inference”

Prof. Dr. Jakob Zech, Heidelberg University, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)

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