Irish & EU industry to benefit from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) investment in Centres for Research Training

Ireland is getting ready to train the next generation of researchers in the area of Data Science and ICT.  The Irish government through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is investing approximately €80M to establish a number of Centres for Research Training (CRTs) in Ireland. These CRTs will provide cohorts of academically outstanding future research leaders with […]

SFB Tomography Across the Scales: Quantitative Optical Imaging from Single Molecules to Stars

Technologies which provide insight into the structure of biological/human material repeatedly have led to medical breakthroughs. In 1979, Allan MacLeod Cormack and Godfrey Houndsfield won the Nobel Prize in “Physiology and Medicine” for the first development of a CT-Scanner. The ability to inspect the internal three-dimensional structure of the human body by tomography has revolutionized […]

UT researchers help the Estonian Tax and Customs Board to forecast Estonian economic activity

Researchers at the Center of IT Impact Studies at University of Tartu created an application that produces short-term economic forecasts 1 to 12 months into the future based on real time tax declarations of all Estonian companies.   According to the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) 98% of Estonian tax revenue comes through voluntary […]

Shape optimization to minimize failure probability (and material consumption)

Movie: Shape flow for a 2D rod towards optimal reliability.   As three working groups (Optimization, High Performance Computing and Stochastics) at the IMACM in Wuppertal, we develop probabilistic shape optimization models for different failure mechanisms, notably for low cycle fatigue (LCF) problems, with gradient based methods. Low cycle fatigue is a surface driven failure […]

Successful outcomes of ITN STRIKE

In Dec 2016 the European Initial Training Network project “STRIKE – Novel Methods in Computational Finance” did end. The Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, coordinated this project that involved a network of eleven universities for training twelve PhD-students (4 females, 8 males) and five PostDocs (2 females, 3 males). The project initiated the ECMI Special Interest […]

Phos “Fate”: Where have all the nutrients gone?

Phosphate is a limited resource vital for global agriculture. Dr Iain Moyles and Dr John Donohue from MACSI in the University of Limerick discuss their work funded by Science Foundation Ireland (13/IA/1923) on mathematical modelling of nutrient flow in soil. During the podcast Iain and John describe the phosphate crisis which acknowledges that phosphorus is a […]

Success story: JRU Repsol-ITMATI

Founded jointly with the enterprise Respol, the main goal of the Joint Research Unit Repsol-ITMATI (JRU Repsol-ITMATI) is the research on mathematical and numerical methods for solving problems found in the Repsol daily activity: devices and processes simulation and optimization. The JRU Repsol-ITMATI carries out innovative research lines in the border of the energetic sector […]

Improving weather forecasting using mathematics

Weather affects all of us and we take a close interest in it; national and regional television news reports typically finish with a weather forecast watched by millions. Accurate weather forecasting has become essential in the transport, agricultural and energy sectors, and for managing the day-to-day operations of the emergency services. The challenge The Met […]

OPAL – Optimization of Airlay Processes

In the project OPAL, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, we seek to understand and improve the production process as well as material properties of non–woven materials which play, for example, an important role as light weight damping material in cars. For this project departments of the Fraunhofer ITWM Kaiserslautern, TU […]

RICAM – The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, was founded in 2003 by Heinz W. Engl. RICAM focuses on basic research in applied mathematics, and within the Institute mathematicians from all around the globe collaborate on common core areas in mathematical modeling, simulation, inverse problems […]