Laura and Sophia awarded
Young Talents is a programme organized by the Austrian research promotion agency (“Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft” FFG) and funded by the Austrian ministry for traffic, innovation and technology. Talents internships for pupils aim to encourage girls and boys to follow natural sciences, and engineering and technology. Pupils have the opportunity to have an internship in various companies and scientific research institutions for four weeks during the summer time. In 2015, more than 1400 internships were funded with 1000 EUR each. Interns were invited to write reports on their achievements, and the best 20 reports were awarded on March 10, 2016.
MathConsult had been the host institution of Laura Kaltenbrunner and Sophia Simmill. They worked on modelling interest rates (especially when they become negative) from a mathematical and an economic point of view. Their joint report “Mathematical and statistical analysis of negative interest rates” was among the best ones.