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.

SPbPolytech – first university to introduce computational computer code for Airbus


For over a decade Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University and Airbus collaborate on development and deployment of ASRP (Assembly Simulation of Riveting Process) software complex. ASRP is a specific and exceptional software solution with a great deal of complexity. It is said to be the only computer code developed by the University that […]

Problems proposed by Airbus SAS and Powerflute companies


 Optimization of fastener distribution during airframe assembly    One of the problems for ESGI 123 was provided by Airbus and related to the optimization of the wing assembly processing. As nowadays the demand for planes is very high, the company aims to reduce the time of wing production through minor changes in the current technological process. […]

Study Group ESGI-123/BEEs-01


Hi, this is Sergey Lupuleac. Last autumn we hosted a study group ESGI123 (nice number, isn’t it?).It also has a second name BEEs01 (Business Engineering Education Study groups). We are going to present it here in details because it was really great event and we like to recall it once more. First I want to […]

Differential Geometry, Topology of Manifolds, Triple Systems and Physics


Differential geometry and topology of manifolds represent one of the currently most active areas in mathematics, honored by a number of Fields Medals in the recent past to mention only the names of Donaldson, Witten, Jones, Kontsevich and Perelman. The recent vitality of these areas is largely due to interactions with theoretical physics that have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Air Surveillance by Doppler Tracking

Earlier this year Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) was granted the sum of 100 000 euro for one year project, called ‘Doppler tracking of distant targets’, by Scientific Advisory Board of Defence (MATINE). Additional funding of 67 500 euro was provided by LUT itself. The research group consists of eight people among which there are […]

First Business, Engineering and Educational Study Group (ESGI 123) in St. Petersburg


The three universities Kyiv Polytechnic, Ukraine, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany and Polytechnic University St. Petersburg, Russia cooperate in organizing a series of Study Groups with Industry. The three partners are long-term members of ECMI and initiated their collaboration in 2015 with a joint proposal to the German Volkswagen-Foundation. Based on a three years grant, the partners […]

Using mathematics to realise the potential of a novel soil-based filter.


The Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta is a global hotspot for arsenic groundwater contamination. Naturally occurring arsenic concentrates in water drawn from deep tube wells, creating a major public health issue in West Bengal and Bangladesh, described as the “largest mass poisoning of a population in history”. Arsenic mitigation technologies mostly rely on allowing the contaminated fluid to run […]