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HGS MathComp - Where Methods Meet Applications

The Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp) at Heidelberg University is one of the leading graduate schools in Germany focusing on the complex topic of Scientific Computing. Located in a vibrant research environment, the school offers a structured interdisciplinary education for PhD students. The program supports students in pursuing innovative PhD projects with a strong application-oriented focus, ranging from mathematics, computer science, bio/life-sciences, physics, and chemical engineering sciences to cultural heritage. A strong focus is put on the mathematical and computational foundations: the theoretical underpinnings and computational abstraction and conception.

HGS MathComp Principal Investigators are leading experts in their fields, working on projects that combine mathematical and computational methodology with topical research issues. Individual mentoring for PhD candidates and career development programs ensure that graduates are fully equipped to take up top positions in industry and academia.

Upcoming Events [see all...]

15:30 - 16:15
HGS MathComp Mixer
Location: Mathematikon • Common Room, 5th Floor • Im Neuenheimer Feld 205 • 69120 Heidelberg
Organizer: HGS MathComp
To promote the community spirit within HGS MathComp, we have decided to host a regular get-together for all members (fellows, PIs, ...), the HGS MathComp Mixer. The next one will take place on December 13, 2023 at 15:30 in the Common Room. There will be snacks and beverages. The meeting will be informal and is meant for socializing and networking. The mixer will conveniently end at 16:15 when the IWR Colloquium starts in the adjacent conference room.

It would be great to see you at the mixer. Please feel free to share this invitation with other PhD and master students who might be interested.

See you at the HGS MathComp Mixer!

Michael & Rob
Theory & Methods
An Interdisciplinary Journey of Computational Mathematics in Theoretical Chemistry
IWR Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Benjamin Stamm • Institute of Applied Analysis and Numerical Simulation, University of Stuttgart
Location: Mathematikon • Conference Room, Room 5/104, 5th Floor • Im Neuenheimer Feld 205 • 69120 Heidelberg
Registration: No registration required
Organizer: Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
ECTS: 1 for 5
The IWR Colloquium serves as a platform for the interdisciplinary dialogue which characterizes the field of scientific computing. Every semester, members of the IWR and its affiliated institutions as well as renowned international experts are invited to present their latest scientific results and discuss the upcoming challenges in the field of scientific computing.

The IWR Colloquium will be held as an in-person event at the Mathematikon. In addition it will be streamed via Zoom. For more information please visit the website of the colloquium.

Numerical simulations are widely used as a third pillar besides experimental and theoretical investigations in many sciences such as physics and chemistry as well as engineering science. It requires the development of robust and efficient numerical methods for the resolution of the underlying physical laws that arise often in form of partial differential equations (PDEs). In this talk, I will describe two interdisciplinary stories. While illustrating the key-ideas of the theory and methods, I will also highlight the occasions where not only the mathematical tools have been successfully developed and transferred to the application but also where the interdisciplinary interactions raised new mathematical questions and triggered new answers and theories in mathematics. From the application viewpoint, this talk will touch upon implicit solvation models and Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics but the methods rely on various and divers mathematical concepts from Grassmann manifolds to descriptors from machine learning and perturbation theory.
9:30 - 13:00
Key Competences
Help! There’s a journalist on the line. Essential media skills for the academic researcher
Compact Courses
Speaker: Martin Enserink, Marsilius Visiting Professor • Science
Location: INF 130.1, Seminar Room 01.105
Registration: Please register here
Organizer: Marsilius Kolleg
ECTS: 1 for 5
This course is part of the course program of the current Marsilius Visiting Professorship. For information on the full program, please visit the event website.

There is an alternative date for this course on January 17, 2024.

"Hooray, it’s happening: a journalist wants to do an interview about your research. Now what? Should you trust her? How to prepare? What are the ground rules? What to say, and how do you say it? And what not to say? In this hands-on workshop, we’re going to discuss and practice media interviews and draw lessons from the experience."