The International Graduiertenkolleg IGK 710 "Complex processes: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization"
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Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. H.G. Bock
Graduiertenkolleg at IWR
University of Heidelberg
INF 368 Room 406
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49-6221/54-4944
Fax: +49-6221/54-8810


Date Activity
15-16 December 2008 There will be a workshop on Data-driven modelling and optimization in Warsaw. You can find more information on this workshop here.
18-20 February 2009 The 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation' has organized a workshop on 'Basics of modeling and simulation (Grundlagen der Modellbildung und Simulation)'. For more information and the program click here.

About the IGK

The International Graduiertenkolleg (IGK) is a research training programme of a novel kind. Since January 1, 2004, it is both

  • an International Graduiertenkolleg, jointly operated by the Interdisciplinary Center for Computational and Mathematical Modeling (ICM) of the University of Warsaw and the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of the University of Heidelberg, and
  • a Graduiertenkolleg of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of the University of Heidelberg, to foster interdisciplinary collaboration projects among the research groups of IWR.

The joint doctoral projects of ICM and IWR have a share of one third of the Graduiertenkolleg. Currently the IGK has 18 fellowships for doctoral students.

The two partner institutions - IWR and ICM

The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of the University of Heidelberg

IWR is an interdisciplinary research center for scientific computing and the computational sciences, in particular for modeling, simulation and optimization of complex systems and processes. Important methodological focal points are in modeling and applied analysis, numerical differential equations, algorithmic optimization and control, and parallel computing. In the application areas, IWR represents in particular

  • physical and theoretical chemistry,
  • biosciences,
  • biomechanics and robotics,
  • environmental and astrophysics.

The Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling (ICM) of the University of Warsaw

ICM is also an interdisciplinary research center for scientific computing and the computational sciences and concentrates on modeling and simulation of complex systems and processes. Its methodological focal points are a. o. in modeling and applied analysis and scientific visualization. Important application areas represented at ICM are

  • biosciences and medical sciences,
  • chemistry and chemical and process engineering,
  • mechanics and material sciences,
  • environmental physics including meteorology and physics of the atmosphere,
  • theoretical physics.

ICM was founded in 1993 with its major goals comparable to those of IWR. Its structure and organization is close to that of IWR and in particular allows members of other universities and research institutions an active participation, such as Warsaw University of Technology and the Polish Academy of Science.

Both institutions are also centers for high performance scientific computing. One focus of IWR is on parallel computing. Its two and a half years old system HELICS with 512 processors has teraflop performance, and it is presently being upgraded. ICM also has an excellent computational infrastructure with currently two CRAY multi-processor systems and two middle-range computational clusters with together approx. 150 64-bit double-processor nodes. Both institutions also serve as centers for education and continued training for methods and applications of scientific computing, in particular for modeling, simulation and optimization of real processes, and as centers for technology transfer and collaboration with industrial and business companies.

The Research Programme

The focus of the Graduiertenkolleg is on the development of novel computational methods for modeling, simulation and optimization of complex processes, and on the transfer of these methods into selected application areas.

The processes considered are characterized by nonlinear multiscale dynamics and are modeled by ordinary or partial differential algebraic equations or hybrid, discrete-continuous equations. Characteristic methodological approaches are homogenization and model reduction, goal oriented adaptivity, multi-level algorithms, simultaneous "all-at-once" optimization approaches and parallel computing.

The following research groups at IWR contribute to the International Graduiertenkolleg:

Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
P. Bastian & K. Roth Parallel Computing in Porous Media Flow
H. G. Bock Continuous Optimization and Numerical DAE
W. Jäger Applied Analysis, Multiscale Problems
R. Rannacher Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
G. Reinelt Discrete Optimization
G. Wittum Simulation in Technology
Fakultät für Biowissenschaften
J. Smith Computational Molecular Biophysics
J. Langowski Biophysics of Macromolecules
Fakultät für Chemie und Geowissenschaften
L. Cederbaum & H.-D. Meyer Theoretical Chemistry
E. Gutheil Multiphase Flows and Combustion
J. Warnatz Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulation of Reaction-Transport Processes
J. Wolfrum Complex Chemical Reactions Systems

Last modified: April 14 2008 14:37:27. by Igor Doktorski