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 […]