22nd ECMI Conference begins

22nd ECMI Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics starts Monday 26 June 2023. Close to 300 participants from academia and industry during 5 days of the conference will meet, discuss and cooperate in the joint effort to develop new mathematical methods and use them to solve problems which arise in […]

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Alessandro Benfenati, Paola Causin, Roberto Oberti Università degli Studi di Milano Crop protection from diseases through applications of plant protection products is crucial to secure worldwide food production. Nevertheless, sustainable management of plant diseases is an open challenge with a major role in the economic and environmental impact of agricultural […]

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ChatGPT: If Scale is the Answer, What is Left to be Asked?

Prof. Dr. Goran Glavaš from the Uni Würzburg will present a talk on the topic »ChatGPT: If Scale is the Answer, What is Left to be Asked?«. His presentation will be publically and online acessable, but adresses mainly scientists. This event is the starting point for the new edition of our seminar series »Machine and Deep Learning«.

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Seismic Imaging Provides an Insight Into the Earths Subsurface

The seismic reflection method involves sending acoustic waves thousands of meters under the Earth’s surface. The reflected signals provide scientists with information about the characteristics of the subsurface. Researchers at the Fraunhofer ITWM are able to process seismic data in greater detail.

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New Quantum Computing Activities in Kaiserslautern

In cooperation with IBM Germany, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is establishing a national competence network in the research field of quantum computing. With the participation of currently eleven Fraunhofer Institutes, specialist expertise is being pooled in regional competence centers. On our Institute the Center for Quantum HPC has been established. The focus of the Competence Center Quantum Computing Rhineland-Palatinate is on quantum High Performance Computing.

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Job Fair in Zagreb – Meeting Future Colleagues

It’s that time of year. It’s spring and that also means trade fair time, including job fair time – mixing technology experts and curious visitors to meet, connect and exchange experiences. For example, at the European level in Croatia. On May 17-18, 2023, we will participate in the career fair in Zagreb. Visit the company’s booths, participate in talks, workshops, and panel discussions, get familiar with current technological trends and opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere. We have a booth at the fair and look forward to seeing many interested students or doctoral candidates. Come and visit us!

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Optimization in the Life Sciences: Mathematics Supports in the Health Sector

Optimization of Rescue Station Locations, Optimizing Medical Care in Rural Areas, Online Training for Mental Health, Therapy Decisions, Laboratory Diagnostics for Covid-19, Viruses in Tumor Therapy – These are all topics in which mathematics from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM provides support.

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Programmable Materials – Shape Change at the Push of a Button

Programmable materials are true shape-shifters. At the push of a button, they change their properties in a controlled and reversible manner and adapt independently to new conditions. Areas of application include comfortable seating or mattresses that prevent bedsores. In this case, the carpet pad deforms in such a way that the contact surface is large and the pressure on the body parts is reduced as a result. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence »Programmable Materials« CPM are developing such programmable materials and bringing them to market together with industrial partners. One of the aims is to reduce the use of resources.

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Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel Is the New President of the »Association of European Operational Research Societies« (EURO)

Anita Schöbel

Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel has been President of the »Association of European Operational Research Societies« (EURO) since January 1, 2023. After her election in summer 2021, she was able to prepare for her term as »President Elect« for one year. We interviewed her about her tenure so far.

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