In honor of St Patrick’s Day (Lá Fhéile Pádraig), Ireland’s national holiday the next couple of posts will describe the experiences of two of new(ish) and new recruits to MACSI and Ireland. First up is Dr Cameron Hall a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Investigator at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre […]

## Vacancy: Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Limerick

TITLE OF POST: Professor of Applied Mathematics. LOCATION: University of Limerick SALARY SCALE: €114,740 – €140,961 p.a. JOB DESCRIPTION QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Teaching, research and academic leadership in Applied Mathematics. DESCRIPTION: We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department […]

## SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant

Science Foundation Ireland is seeking applications for the Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) SIRG aims to support excellent postdoctoral researchers and others who are yet to hold an independent research post in taking the initial steps towards a fully independent research career. The SIRG award provides an opportunity for excellent early-career-stage investigators to carry out […]

## Why do bubbles in Guinness go down?

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, it is the best time to recall some interesting physics associated with Ireland’s favourite drink, Guinness. Anyone who has ever tried Guinness knows that bubbles in it sink. In fact, in one’s everyday life, one rarely comes across a more counter-intuitive phenomenon, challenging equally the imagination of a university […]

## 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 […]

## Applied Mathematics – Data Science Master Program

Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Science University of Novi Sad is starting with a new two year (120 ECTS) master program Applied Mathematics – Data Science from October 2016. The program will be in English and is designed in close cooperation with Biosense Research Institute (www.biosense.rs) and Engineering Department at University of Novi […]

## WUST – from Hugo Steinhaus seminar on applications of mathematics to the ECMI Node

The Wrocław University of Science and Technology (WUST) was founded in 1945 on the basis of the German Königliche Technische Hochschule Breslau and scientific traditions of the Lvov Polytechnic. Since the very beginning of its existence it has been an important centre of technical education. Today it belongs to the best technical universities in Poland. […]

## Chair in Applied Mathematics – University of Limerick Ireland

Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual Faculty of Science + Engineering Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual Salary scale: €106,516 – €136,276 p.a. Further information for applicants and application material is available online from: http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/ The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 16th September 2016. Applications […]

## Masters in Mathematical Modelling – University of Limerick, Ireland

The course will be run by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in association with MACSI. Course description This course will provide training in applied mathematics techniques and will focus on mathematical models of real world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations and methods of solution – both numerical and analytical. Central to […]

## Modeling scattered electromagnetic waves

by Leonidas Mindrinos (Computational Science Center, University of Vienna, Austria) leonidas.mindrinos@univie.ac.at In many applications, like material parameter investigation and nondestructive testing, arises the inverse problem of reconstructing the position, the shape and / or the properties of a cavity or an inclusion from given measurements. A good knowledge of the direct problem is necessary […]