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 […]

ECMath – Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin: The common platform for excellent mathematics in Berlin

MISSION The Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin (ECMath) was founded in 2014. It is supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin, by the three universities Freie UniversitŠät Berlin (FUB), Humboldt-UniversitŠät zu Berlin (HUB), and Technische UniversitŠät Berlin (TUB) and by the two research institutes Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) and Zuse Institute Berlin […]

Open consultation on “Mathematics in H2020”

The EU has just launched an open consultation on “Mathematics in H2020”. The objective is to collect a large quantity of concrete proposals that can subsequently be used to inform and elaborate calls (in the FET framework, for 2018-19-20) with explicit mathematical sciences content. Needless to say that this is an excellent opportunity to suggest […]

Open Doctoral Student Position in EU project MIMESIS

MIMESIS – Mathematics and Materials Science for Steel Production and Manufacturing is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) project in the programme Innovative Training Networks (ITN) and part of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions within the Horizon 2020 programme. Driven by the five partners EFD Induction in Norway; SSAB, Outokumpu, and the University of Oulu, in Finland; […]

Jeroen J. Stolwijk: PhD at the TU Berlin

My name is Jeroen J. Stolwijk, 25 years old and from the Netherlands. Since January 2014, I am a PhD Student at the TU Berlin in the research group of Volker Mehrmann, which consists of approximately twenty researchers. Here I would like to share my experiences at the TU Berlin with you. Our research group […]

Berlin: Successful kick-off meeting for SIG MaDiFa

The kick-off meeting for the ECMI Special Interest Group “Math for the Digital Factory” took place at the Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, financially supported by WIAS and MATHEON, from 7 to 9 May 2014. Participants from 10 European countries and Japan, 41 from academia and 10 from industry discussed scientific challenges related to digital manufacturing. In 22 […]

A new ECMI SIG: Math for the Digital Factory

Background Around one in ten of all enterprises in the EU-27’s non-financial business economy were classified to manufacturing in 2009, a total of 2.0 million enterprises. The manufacturing sector employed 31 million persons in 2009, generated 5.812 billion Euro of turnover and 1.400 billion Euro of value added. (source: Eurostat). Accordingly, manufacturing plays an important […]

Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Multifrequency Induction Hardening

Induction hardening is a modern method for the heat treatment of workpieces made of steel. A well directed heating by electromagnetic waves and subsequent quenching of the workpiece increases the hardness of the surface layer. With the multi-frequency concept, medium and high frequency power are supplied simultaneous on a single induction coil, which can result in […]