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 […]

Topology Optimization and Risk Management

Efficient design is one of the most important objectives in modern engineering. In a multitude of applications this requires the balancing of cost savings and risk management. In the design of load bearing structures it is the goal to minimize material usage and weight while still ensuring design limits and constraints. Less material in key […]

Ocean rogue waves: a mystery unveiled?

Rogue waves are extremely high ocean waves that exceed the significant wave height by more than a factor of 2. Extreme waves are also very rare; less than one in 100,000 waves exceeds the rogue wave criterion. While their existence was long disputed throughout the 1990s, thousands of rogue waves have been recorded on oil […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear colleagues, friends, authors and readers of our blog, as Christmas and the New Year approaches I want to take time to thank you for your contributions, making our blog a lively and continuously growing source of information. Last year we had nearly 20 000 visits, among them a quarter from non-European countries. We live […]

Looking back at the BMS 10th Anniversary celebration

The Berlin Mathematical School is ten years old! Established in 2006, the BMS has flourished into a highly successful graduate school currently consisting of more than 200 students and boasting a PhD alumni community of over 210 academics and professionals. In ten short years, the BMS has welcomed aspiring young mathematicians from over 50 countries, […]

PhD position – multiscale failure analysis for wind turbine rotor blades

Weierstrass Institute invites applications for a Research Assistant Position (Ref. 16/12) in the Research Group ”Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems”  starting at the earliest possible date for a third-party funded project on multiscale failure analysis under uncertainty of wind turbine rotor blades. Applicants must hold a master’s degree in mathematics, physics or computational engineering. Besides a varied experience in implementing […]

7th European Congress of Mathematics, Berlin

The Berlin mathematical community is looking forward to host the 7th European Congress of Mathematics from July 18 – 22, 2016. The quadrennial congress of the European Mathematical Society will take place at the Technische Universität Berlin. It is organized by the German Mathematical Society (DMV), the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), […]

Uncertainty quantification in environmental simulations

Uncertainty is a structural and inevitable characteristic of all hydrological processes arising from the essential complexity of the related natural systems. The quantification of uncertainty in the geologic properties of the subsurface is of major interest in subsurface flow applications, and necessary to account for the risk within planning and decision- making. Typically, uncertainty of […]

PhD student in the Marie-Sklodowska Curie project ‘MIMESIS’

My name is Prerana Das, and I am from India. With bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, I pursued my master’s in computational engineering from Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. And this year, I have joined as a PhD student in the Marie-Sklodowska Curie project ‘MIMESIS’, which is a European Industrial Doctoral program with eight PhD projects. Today, […]

Mathematics as tough as steel

Steel is one of the main building blocks of modern society. This is because of all the metallic materials, steel – which is mainly iron – is the most advantageous to produce from both an economic and environmental point of view. Also, steel is extremely versatile: there are thousands of steels with properties suited to […]