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 […]

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.

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 […]

Hot Business- from Blast Furnaces to Computational Finance


MathConsult GmbH was founded in 1996 by Heinz W. Engl as a research & development company for industrial mathematics, realizing that certain aspects of mathematical problem solving cannot be achieved by university institutes. A company can offer continuity of staff, can handle routine problems (university institutes would not be allowed to) and can develop commercial […]

A Short History of Industrial Mathematics in Linz, Austria


Linz is the capital of Upper Austria (one of the 9 Austrian federal states) and it is the center of Austrian industrial production. The steel producer voestalpine is the most prominent name in Upper Austrian industry, but you may also have heard about Primetals (formerly Siemens VAI), building steel plants, about Teufelberger, manufacturer of wire […]