The Mathematical Universe of Kaiserslautern
The Department of Mathematics is one of the original departments of the University of Kaiserslautern established in 1970. The teaching and research focusses are
▪ Algebra, Geometry & Computer Algebra
▪ Analysis & Stochastics
▪ Industrial Mathematics (Technomathematics)
▪ Economathematics (Financial Mathematics, Optimization, Statistics)
By its close cooperation with the Fraunhofer ITWM in the framework of the Felix Klein Center for Mathematics, it has grown to one of the top German mathematical departments, from which also the students may take significant profit.
Teaching & Research
The department of mathematics offers various study programmes, leading to the degree of a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) as well as courses of study leading to the degree of a Master of Science (M.Sc.). Further, there is the Graduate School “Mathematics as a Key Technology” coordinating the doctorate program.
With the above mentioned research focusses, the Department of Mathematics has prioritized attractive scientific and socially relevant areas. This and its current mathematical proficiency establish a sound basis for being nationally and internationally competitive.
Felix Klein Center for Mathematics
Most research groups of the faculty closely collaborate with departments of the Fraunhofer ITWM. The well-established networking and inter-institutional research cooperation of the Department of Mathematics and the Fraunhofer ITWM has been documented by the foundation of the Felix Klein Center for Mathematics. Thanks to the combination of the widely recognized and outstanding research programs of the department of mathematics, and the open-to-the-world and practically oriented projects of the Fraunhofer ITWM, the Felix Klein Center strengthens significantly the position of Kaiserslautern in the field of applied mathematics.
Research Center (CM)²
Researchers from all research units of the department substantially contribute to the inter-disciplinary research center Center for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (CM)² at the University of Kaiserslautern. This research center aims at upgrading the mathematical modeling of technological and natural scientific processes to an integrated technology for construction and analysis by extending and improving the computer aid (from data handling to efficient implementations and visualization of results) as well as by increasingly including the knowledge and competences of the users. This is the basis for new simulation-based technological products and for a better understanding of complex processes. At the same time, this collaboration of different disciplines should give stimuli for application-oriented fundamental research in mathematics and for a problem-based networking of the involved research units of the faculty of mathematics.
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM
The institute focuses on the development of mathematical applications for industry, technology and economy. Mathematical approaches to practical challenges are the specific competences of the institute and complement knowledge in engineering and economics in an optimal way. In 2001 ITWM became the first mathematical oriented institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a recognized non-profit-organisation which consists of currently 66 institutes.
The main emphases of the Fraunhofer ITWM are surface quality inspection, financial mathematics, visualization of large data sets, optimization of production processes, virtual material design and analysis of 3D models of microstructures.
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