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Research Group Numerical Mathematics (Partial Differential Equations)
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Research areas and key competences of the work group

optimization on manifolds

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Simulation of an injection moulding process (cluster of excellence MERGE)

Optimal control in engineering applications

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Sensitivity chart for a machine base within SFB/Transregio 96

cluster of excellence MERGE

Project on efficient optimization within the cluster of excellence MERGE at TU Chemnitz

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The Chemnitz seminar on optimal control takes place every year in February or March

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Our presentations at international conferences

Work group in May 2019

The research group Numerical Mathematics (Partial Differential Equations) conducts research in theory and numerical solution of optimization problems with partial differential equations.


MFO Event
Workshop Computational Optimization on Manifolds

A proposal by Pierre-Antoine Absil, Roland Herzog and Gabriele Steidl to host a mini-workshops on Computational Optimization on Manifolds at the Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics (MFO) has been approved. The mini-workshop will take place from March 22 until March 28, 2020.

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Ph.D. or postdoc position

The work group has an opening for a PhD or postdoc position with a starting date of February 01, 2020 in the area of Nonsmooth shape optimization. The position is funded through a project within the Priority Program 1962. Please send your applications before December 20, 2019 as a PDF file to

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Felix Ospald

On December 06, 2019, Felix Ospald will defend his dissertation titled Contributions to the Simulation and Optimization of the Manufacturing Process and the Mechanical Properties of Short Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Parts. The colloquium will take place at 13:30 in room 638, Reichenhainer Straße 41. Interested party are cordially invited.

Dmytro Strelnikov

From Sunday, November 24, 2019 until Tuesday, December 03, 2019, Dmytro Strelnikov from the Technische Universität Ilmenau is visiting our group.

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