Kirk Soodhalter wins Linz Science Slam

Kirk Soodhalter (RICAM and MathConsult) is the winner of the Linz 2017 science slam. Watch him explaining stability in producing a “Topfentorte” (in German with an American accent). Youtube video

MACSI and Rusal Aughinish Alumina Announced as a Finalist for KTI Impact Award 2017

A consultancy project between MACSI in the University of Limerick and Rusal Aughinish Alumina has been announced as a finalist for the Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Award 2017. The KTI Impact Awards recognise and showcase the success in knowledge transfer carried out in Irish Higher Education Institutions and publicly funded research organisations.  The awards […]

Workshop Mathematics for Big Data

Dates: May 31- June 1, 2017 Place: University of Novi Sad, Serbia The availability of huge amounts of data is often considered as the fourth industrial revolution we are living right now. The increase in data accumulation allows us to tackle a wide range of social, economic, industrial and scientific challenges. But extracting meaningful knowledge […]

Summer School in Mathematics at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE Budapest)

The Institute of Mathematics of the Eötvös University is organizing a one week long summer school in mathematics entitled “Higher mathematics through problem solving”. Although mathematics is much more than just going through a series of drill problems — posing new questions, building new theories, applying the existing tools to other areas of science are […]

Multivariate stable distributions in finance

My name is Szabolcs Majoros. I am from Hungary, studying Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (MSc) at Eötvös Loránd University and I wrote a paper about parameter estimation of multivariate stable distributions for TDK (Scientific Students’ Associations), which I will present at OTDK too, the national round. I got interested in stable distributions after András Zempléni […]

PostDoc Position in Nonlinear or Stochastic Optimization and Optimal Control

Weierstrass Institute in Berlin has a job opening for a „Research Assistant Position“ (Reference no. 17/04)  in the Research Group ”Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems”  (Head: Dietmar Hömberg) to be filled as of now.Applicants are expected to have a university degree (PhD preferred) and an intimate knowledge of one of the following topics– optimal control or shape optimization […]

An Origami Bird Unfolded by Radon

Otmar Scherzer, who is one of the organizers of next week’s Radon conference in Linz, speaks to the Austrian newspaper Der Standard and explains the Radon transform. Watch the movie (in German)! Otmar Scherzer explains the Radon transform  

ECMI 2018 CONFERENCE: BUDAPEST, 18-22 June 2018

The next conference of ECMI will be held in Budapest between 18 and 22 June 2018. The conference will be organized by the János Bolyai Mathematical Society, the Institute of Mathematics at the Eötvös Loránd University  and by the Institute for Computer Science and Control. The aim of the conference is to redound the interaction […]

Why do bubbles in Guinness go down?

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, it is the best time to recall some interesting physics associated with Ireland’s favourite drink, Guinness. Anyone who has ever tried Guinness knows that bubbles in it sink. In fact, in one’s everyday life, one rarely comes across a more counter-intuitive phenomenon, challenging equally the imagination of a university […]

The rise and (potential) fall of Leicester City

Depending on one’s political outlook, 2016 may be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Yet before all the doom and gloom of Brexit, Trump etc. etc., came the remarkable sight of Andrea Bocelli, clad in Leicester City attire, treating the supporters at the King Power stadium to a pre-match concert in celebration of their miraculous […]