Heidelberg Graduate School HGS MathComp

HGS MathComp Curriculum


Workshops & Schools
info  Workshop on analyzing stresses in moleculesVarious Speakers Nov 4-5, 2019 ECTS-Points: not yet determined
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This workshop aims at discussing and devising new and unifying concepts to calculate and understand molecular stresses in complex materials. Such molecular stresses can stem from quantum chemical calculations, atomistic or coarse-grained Molecular Dynamics simulations. They could be inherent to the system, i.e. reflect intrinsic tension or pre-stress, or build up upon applying external mechanical perturbations.

In an informal workshop we will bring together experts from the relevant scientific areas, computational physics, materials science, and biological matter, and will leave room for a few contributed talks from participants as well as many discussions among speakers and participants. There is the possibility to participate in a small practical workshop on force distribution analysis (FDA).

The workshop is completely free of charge.
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Institute for Theoretical Studies Heidelberg
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info  Short Course "Goal-oriented adaptivity for PDEs with random data"Prof. David Silvester November 4-7, 2019 ECTS-Points: not yet determined
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Day 1 (Motivation) 09:00 - 12:00
I. Review of FEM error estimation and adaptivity for elliptic PDEs
II. Adaptive timestepping for parabolic PDES

Day 2 (Spatial adaptivity) 09:00 - 12:00
I. Error reduction estimates; marking strategies; proof of convergence
II. Goal-oriented adaptivity; dual problems; numerical experiments

Day 3 (Parametric enhancement) 09:00 - 12:00
I. Stochastic Galerkin approximation; solver ingredients
II. Combining spatial and parametric adaptivity; numerical experiments

Day 4 (Extensions) 09:00 - 10:00
I. Solutions to exercises; open issues; lessons learned

Tutorial Classes
Students will need to have access to a computer or laptop
with MATLAB or Octave installed. The exercises will be based on
the T-IFISS software package which can be downloaded from
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Mathematikon, Seminar Room 12 (5th Floor), Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, 69120 Heidelberg
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info  Agile management approaches for research groupsManuela Schmidt December 4, 2019, 9:00-15:15 ECTS-Points: 1
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Scrum is an agile framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products. Kanban uses a visual system for managing work as it moves through a process, allowing team members to see the state of every piece of work at any time.

Both of them are agile approaches to project management. Agile project management is one answer to the growing speed in which projects need to be delivered and the realization that many projects are not delivered as originally planned. This is especially true for projects with volatile or unclear requirements at project start.

Concepts like continuous improvement, fast feedback cycles, limiting work in progress and transparency can bring value to teams as well as to individuals.

During this workshop you will learn:

- What is Agile? Get an overview of agile principles, values, techniques and methods
- How to use Kanban for your personal use? Boost your productivity and get things done!
- How can Kanban be introduced to a team? Streamline work between team members and create transparency on status
- How can Scrum be adapted in an academic environment? Use a process framework to improve collaboration and knowledge-sharing between lab members and cut down your fixed meeting times



- Agile introduction - origins, mindset & term definition
- Introduction to Scrum Framework
- Introduction to Kanban
- Applying theory into practice (Part 1)
- Personal Kanban - how to gain focus and transparency in your daily work


- Applying theory to practice (Part 2)
- Kanban for teams - lightweight way to introduce an agile method to a team
- LabScrum - a process framework to manage work in academic scientific research

Please register here
Mathematikon, Conference Room, 5th Floor, Room 5/104, Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, 69120 Heidelberg