Moving to Austria to Do Mathematics

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My name is Kirk Soodhalter. I am currently a research scientist at the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics and a consultant mathematician at the firm Mathconsult in Linz, Austria. Prior to this, I worked for four years as an assistant professor in the Industrial Mathematics Institute at Johannes Kepler University in Linz. […]

Celebrating the Radon Transform

A century ago, the paper  “Über die Bestimmung von Funktionen durch ihre Integralwerte längs gewisser Mannigfaltigkeiten” has been published by Johann Radon in Berichte über die Verhandlungen der Königlich-Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig. Mathematisch-Physische Klasse, Band 69, 1917, Seiten 262–277, which laid, by the Radon transform, the basis of computerized tomography. From Marc 27 to March 31, […]

MICADO – First Light Instruments for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)

by Roland Wagner, RICAM Apart from METIS, our group in Linz is also involved in the development of MICADO, the Multi-AO Imaging Camera for Deep Observations of the E-ELT. The consortium behind MICADO is led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics  (MPE). What is MICADO? The name MICADO is well-known in a slightly […]

Mathematics can be tough


voestalpine Grobblech is one of the world’s leading producers of heavy plates that find their applications in extreme conditions. Tough, HIC- and wear resistant as well as roll bonded clad plates are the focus of their product mix. To control the thermomechanical conditions during the production in an appropriate way, is one of the key […]

Moving boundary problems in Mechanics

Moving boundary problems have played a prominent role in the rise of Industrial Mathematics. The conference Recent Advances in Moving Boundary Problems in Mechanics will take place from Feb 5-8 2018 in Christchurch, New Zealand. There will be a wide range of practical topics under discussion, including  fluid-structure interaction, free surface flows, flows over soft tissues and textiles, […]

METIS – First Light Instruments for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)


by Andreas Obereder, RICAM and MathConsult After the sucessful research project Mathematical Algorithms for E-ELT Adaptive Optics , the Linz Adaptive Optics team is now involved the development of two first light instruments for the E-ELT  In this blog entry, we focus on our contribution to METIS, the Mid-infrared E-ELT Imager and Spectrograph.

See you next time!


Dear colleagues, Our turn to write the blog this year has just finished. We were glad to share information about our projects,  news and activities and we hope that You enjoyed reading. For us that was already the second time and we hope to continue the tradition in a year! See you soon and very best […]

Supercomputer Center ‘Polytechnic’: Technological Base for Advanced Training in Informatics, Computer Science and Engineering


In 2012 the Government of the Russian Federation reached a decision to create at Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University Supercomputer Center ‘Polytechnic’. The project was successfully implemented in December 2015. The peak total computer performance reaches 1.3 petaflops. SCC ‘Polytechnic’ is an innovation for two reasons. It is the first supercomputer cluster based on […]

SPbPU International Students: to Russia with Love


One of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytech University strategic plans is to make education in Russia more accessible for international students. It should be noted that SPbPU offers programs taught in English which surely spark students’ interest in the university. But what precisely makes students choose Russia rather than other countries? It’s better to […]

Master’s Degree Program Mechanics and Mathematical modeling


Get some insights into an international Master’s degree program ‘Mechanics and Mathematical modeling’ which is performed at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. The program is aimed at preparing highly professional scientists and engineers with the background and practical experience in theoretical mechanics, computational mechanics, mathematical […]