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Research areas and key competences of the work group

optimization on manifolds

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Our group logo shows the fluid flow through a channel

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.


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Ph.D. position

The work group has an opening for a PhD position with a starting date of July 01, 2019 in the area of Nonsmooth optimization. The position is partly funded through a project within the Priority Program 1962. Please send your applications before May 31, 2019 as a PDF file to

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Two postdoc positions

The work group has openings for two postdoc positions with a starting date of July 01, 2019 in the area of Mathematical shape optimization. Please send your applications before May 31, 2019 as a PDF file to, see also the official announcement (in German).

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Postdoc or Ph.D. position

In der Arbeitsgruppe sind zum 01.07.2019 eine Postdoc- oder Promotions-Stelle im Bereich Identifikation und Optimierung von thermomechanischen Modellen im SFB/Transregio 96 Thermo-energetische Gestaltung von Werkzeugmaschinen zu besetzen, siehe auch die offizielle Stellenausschreibung. Bewerbungen bitte als PDF-Datei bis zum 31.05.2019 an

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Dr. Robert Altmann

From Thursday, May 09, 2019 until Friday, May 10, 2019, Dr. Robert Altmann from the University of Augsburg is visiting our group.

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Dr. Constantin Christof

From Monday, May 06, 2019 until Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Dr. Constantin Christof from the Technical University of Munich is visiting our group. He is giving a talk on Wednesday, May 07, 2019 (at 11:30 in room 2/B202, Reichenhainer Straße 70), titled New Regularity Results for a Class of Parabolic Optimal Control Problems with Pointwise State Constraints. Interested party are cordially invited.

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