RICAM – The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, was founded in 2003 by Heinz W. Engl. RICAM focuses on basic research in applied mathematics, and within the Institute mathematicians from all around the globe collaborate on common core areas in mathematical modeling, simulation, inverse problems and optimization. RICAM has proven to stand for excellence in research, as can be seen from a high level of publications and the popularity of the Institute’s Special Semesters within the academic community.


Johann Radon (1887 – 1956), one of the great-grandfathers of computerised tomography

The working groups at RICAM provide a broad field of expertise over a whole range of different subjects, and together they create an exciting atmosphere to carry out research in applied mathematics.

Currently, there are 8 working groups at RICAM:

  • Computational Methods for PDEs
  • Geometry in Simulations
  • Inverse Problems and Mathematical Imaging
  • Mathematical Methods in Molecular and Systems Biology
  • Modelling, Analysis and Numerics of PDEs in Cell Biology
  • Optimization and Optimal Control
  • Symbolic Computation
  • Transfer Group

With more than 60 scientists working at RICAM, it is one of the largest institutes of the Austrian Academy. Postdocs at RICAM are expected to apply for additional research grants, e.g., to fund Ph.D. students.

For more information, see www.ricam.oeaw.ac.at



  1. […] Information about RICAM can be found here http://www.ricam.oeaw.ac.at or in this previous ECMI blog post […]

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