At 16:15 hrs

Christmas lecture in the Emmy Noether lecture hall H12

by Dr. Ingrid Brehm, Prof. Christoph Richard, Amin Ayub

Statistics and Behavioural Biology: Polar Bears and Temperature Records

From 17:00 o’clock

Mulled wine and gingerbread in exercise 4

Cosy get-together with Christmas tasting

From 18:30 hrs

FSI Maths/Physics Games Evening in Exercise 4 and Exercise 5

We look forward to your participation!

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]]>Ph.D. and Postdoctoral positions.

Our group, in the broad area of Applied Mathematics, develops and applies methods of Mathematical and Computational Mathematics to model, understand, design and control the dynamics of various phenomena arising in the interphase of Mathematics with Engineering, Physics, Biology and Social Sciences. ]]>

The principal investigators of the project at FAU, Dr. Alexander Prechtel and Dr. Raphael Schulz, develop models together with project member Alice Lieu that allow to analyse the manifold couplings between biological, chemical and physical processes on scales from nanometers to centimeters. The emergence of structures will be studied with the help of interacting cellular automaton models and partial differential equation systems.

The objective of the interdisciplinary consortium is to investigate what degree of importance interactions between roots and soil have for water and matter cycles in the environment. The researchers aim to demonstrate that the rhizosphere is a self-organised system which withstands disturbances on its own.

Links:

http://www.ufz.de/spp-rhizosphere/

https://cris.fau.de/converis/portal/project/202790695?lang=en_GB

Further Information:

Dr. Alexander Prechtel

Applied Mathematics 1

prechtel@math.fau.de

Prof. Dr. Enrique Zuazua is of spanish origin an one of the internationally leading heads within the field of applied mathematics. He emphasized his worked around partial differential equations, control theory and numeric. These areas aim for improving the simulation and modeling of processes (e.g. those originating from the field of engineering and social studies or maybe even more important and future-orientated aviation and power grids). Furthermore the prediction of natural phenomena like tsunamis depends crucially on the quality of the available mathematical models, data and pictures from the research fields of professor Zuazua.

One can get more interesting information in the article “Another Humboldt Professorship for the FAU” from the FAU or in this video from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:

“The world as an accumulation of “shapes in motion”

Until 1961 he worked at the Institute of Mathematics in Greifswald and the Institute of “Gasentladungsphysik (Plasmaphysik)” at the academy of science. After his emigration to the BRD Dietrich Kölzow worked as a research assistant at the mathematical institute of Jülich and completed his habilitation at the University of Saarland through his work about differentiation of measures. He also took a one-year position as visiting professor at the University of Florida, as well as many other universities in the following years.

In 1972 after some formative years in Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Waterloo (Canada), he accepted a position as chair of mathematics in Erlangen in 1972, a position he held up to his retirement in 1998.

During his long professorship he inspired many of his students and provided them with a sound basis in mathematical fundamentals that would go on to assist them in their lives, whether academically or otherwise. He was also responsible for 31 doctoral theses and 7 habilitations.

He had a wid spectrum of interests in particular: The theory of measures, functional analysis focusing on the transformation of integrals, fractals and stochastical analysis as well as harmonic analysis and time-frequence analysis .

Besides that Professor Kölzow regularly organized a conference about measures at the research institut in Oberwolfach in the 80s which were joined by internationally renowned scientists from across the world, also he shared related lecture Notes.

Because of him Erlangen had a lot of foreign guests. Until his retirement Professor Kölzow was for many years the head of the promotion committee of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of FAU.

Dietrich Kölzow made an impact with his students, inspired them with his ideas and stayed true to his research in quantum mechanics even after his retirement until the end.

With the passing of Dietrich Kölzow, the university of Erlangen-Nürenberg looses an internationally renowned scientist and lecturer. He dies within his family on 26.12.2018

]]>Mit 3.5 Mio. Euro fördert die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft dieses Gemeinschaftsprojekt der Universität Regensburg und der FAU zur Doktorandenausbildung in Angewandter Analysis und Numerik. In der ersten Förderphase 2018-2022 sind ab April 2018 elf Promotionsstellen (75% E13) zu besetzen, auf denen Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden – frei von jeglicher Lehrverpflichtung – innerhalb von drei Jahren ihr Promotionsvorhaben zum Abschluss bringen können. In Erlangen, wo sechs Promovierende angesiedelt sein werden, sind die Lehrstühle AM1 und AM3 sowie der Lehrstuhl für Analysis (Nichtlineare Partielle Differentialgleichungen) beteiligt.

Erste Informationen finden sich hier: Research Training Group 2339

Für weitere Fragen wenden sich Interessierte bitte an die Sprecher des Graduiertenkollegs, Prof. Dr. Harald Garcke bzw. Prof. Dr. Günther Grün.

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