Math meets Reality


on Wednesday, 4th of March 2020

at lecture hall H12 in the Department of Mathematics (Felix-Klein Building, Cauerstr. 11)

for anybody interested, in particular students!


Public Lectures

On the occasion of the 65th birthday and the upcoming retirement of Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner  we cordially invite you to the

  • 13:30 Welcome Note by the Vize President Research of the FAU, Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering, Chair of Applied Mathematics 2
  • 13:45 Retrospective, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann, Former President of the Bavarian Academy of Science, TUM, PhD Advisor of Prof. Knabner
  • 14:15 Valdedictory Lecture of  Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner, Chair or Applied Mathematics 1 from  1994 to 2020
    The Mathematics of Porous Media – A Personal Story in 30 Doctoral Projects
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break




In the sequel we are happy to announce some interesting public presentations of former members of the chairs of Applied Mathematics who will share their experiences. The event is entitled

Math meets Reality

Alumni – now holding positions in industy and economics – will report from their professional life.

This part is of course also open to everyone interested – in particular students of mathematics or other directions – who are interested in gaining an impression of working life and its expectations.

  • 15:30 – 17:30 Presentations:

Dr. Alexander Thekale, Head of Digitalization, Electrics and Automation Downstream, Primetals Technologies Germany GmbH.

Dr. Matthias Herz, Innovation Manager, Siemens Customer Services Division.

Dr. Fabian Klingbeil, IT-Consultant, Accenture Technology Solutions GmbH.

Dr. Rodolphe Prignitz, Simulation Betriebsfestigkeit Aggregate, AUDI AG.

Dr. Steffen Basting und Dr. Stephan Weller, Software Engineers, Siemens Digital Industries Software.

Dr. Jakob Schelbert, Strategischer Projektleiter Mathematische Optimierung, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung.

In the evening there will be the occasion for a joint diner at 18h30, location Fischerei Oberle,

Am Deckersweiher 24, 91056 Erlangen, Kosbach . We organise transportation for those who need a lift, lists will be on display from 15 – 16 in Übungsraum 4!


Please send an email to, if you want to participate at the Alumni meeting and/or the diner, so we can have a good estimate for the size of the coffee pot in the break….

This event is part of the special week celebrating 50 years of Applied Mathematics at FAU (Program) from 2.-4.3. and the international Workshop on Recent Developments in Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Processes in Porous Media at March 5th and 6th 2020. If you want to participate there, please register for every event on the corresponding websites separately!