Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Welcome to Fraunhofer ITWM!

We are one of the world's largest mathematical research institutes and our goal is to further develop mathematics as a key technology, give innovative impetus and implement it in practice together with industry partners. Methodologically, our research areas are based on modeling, simulation and optimization. Integral parts of our projects are consulting and implementation, support in the application of high-performance computer technology and providing tailor-made software solutions. We not only use simulation software, but also develop it ourselves, often in cooperation with leading software companies.
Nowadays, companies of all sizes use simulations on regular bases which gives them benefit in terms of product innovation and quality assurance. Our customers are mainly in the automotive, mechanical engineering, textile, computer industry and finance sectors.



Interview / 28.09.2023

Tania Jacob Receives Sparkassen Stiftung Prize

With an award for her master thesis on anomaly detection in time series, the foundation recognized Tania Jacob for her outstanding performance.

In the interview, she explains how her results could also be used in power plants and on the stock market and tells more about her work at Fraunhofer ITWM.


Interview / 27.09.2023

KLAIM 2023: »The Best of Both Worlds«

Our Kaiserslautern Applied and Industrial Mathematics Days provide a platform for mathematicians to exchange ideas and present results. The focus of the KLAIM meeting 2023 is on the synthesis of models and data, the current scientific focus of Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok. She gave the opening lecture. In the interview she talks about her research:


Press Release / 19.09.2023

Fraunhofer ITWM becomes Part of the DLR QCI project QUANT²AI

Quantum computing offers solutions for complex problems in chemical reactions, machine learning or cryptography. To bring such faster into application, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is developing enabling technologies and applications together with various partners.


Interview / 14.9.2023

Solvency Capital Calculation with Artificial Intelligence: Less Data, More Valid Forecasts

In this interview, Prof. Dr. Ralf Korn talks about solvency capital calculation with Artificial Intelligence. The mathematics behind it is highly complex. As he nicely puts it: »Because there is not only the insurance, but also the world!«


Scholarship Program / 08.09.2023

Felix Klein Fall School 2023

Once a year, the Felix Klein Academy organizes an Autumn School for its scholarship holders. On our website we have collected impressions, interviews and portraits of the Fall School 2023.


Press Release / 31.8.2023

Anita Schöbel Awarded GOR 2023 Science Prize

At this year's annual meeting of the Society for Operations Research (GOR) on 30 August 2023, our Institute Director Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel received the GOR Science Award. The award is the most important prize awarded by the society and recognises exceptional achievements in the development of the focus »Operations Research«.


Podcast »Nachgeforscht« / 16.08.2023

The Tade with Electricity

Why is the price of electricity subject to such fluctuations? Can companies save by buying electricity when there is a high supply due to renewable energies? What are the options for storing large amounts of electricity? How can flexibility in purchasing electricity and energy help companies save money? In the latest episode of the German Fraunhofer InnoVisions podcast »Nachgeforscht«, our expert Ria Grindel answers about all these questions.


Interview / 11.08.2023

»Fun With Math Is Important!«

Xenia Riexinger works in the communication team of Fraunhofer ITWM and is still a student herself. For the school newspaper of the Burggymnasium Kaiserslautern, she interviewed our institute director Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel to give students a real insight behind the scenes of mathematics. The German interview was about fun, teamwork, applied mathematics and career opportunities:

Upcoming Events


Fraunhofer ITWM / Seminars

Technology Webinars

Our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Development« offers regularly recurring seminars and workshops on various technology topics. The next dates:


Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer ITWM / Seminar Series

Seminar Series »Machine und Deep Learning«

For anyone interested in learning more about Deep Learning, Machine Learning or AI.


Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern / Workshop / 05.10. – 06.10.2023

Mathematical Methods in Process Engineering (MMiPE)

The international workshop, hosted by the High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation, is all about »Mathematical Methods in Process Engineering« with a focus on modeling, simulation and optimization.


Frankfurt / Conference / 05.10. – 06.10.2023

DEKA NXT – The Future Conference

The Future Conference will take place on October 5 and 6. More than 1,000 savings bank board members, innovation and specialist managers and Deka employees will meet here. Tom Ewen from the department »Financial Mathematics« will give a presentation on »Quantum Computing and Machine Learning – New Horizons for the Financial Sector«.


Milan, Italy / Conference / 09.10. – 11.10.2023


We are at the 8th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods (PARTICLES 2023), which deals with both the fundamentals and the applicability of state-of-the-art particle-based computational methods.

Our experts from the department »Transport Processes« and the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Development« are on site and give lectures.


Workshop / 09.10.2023 – 11.10.2023

MaRDI Workshop on Mathematical Research Data

The Mathematical Research Data Initiative (MaRDI) invites all interested parties to discuss mathematical research data, present their own ideas and services, and make new connections in a three-day noon-to-noon workshop with talks, hands-on sessions, and a barcamp. Christine Biedinger from Fraunhofer ITWM will give a lecture.


Ingelheim / Workshop / 10.10. – 12.10.2023

»Terahertz-Spinctronics: Toward Terahertz Spin-Based Devices«

The »Spin Phenomena Interdisciplinary Center« (SPICE) is organizing a workshop on terahertz spintronics, which combines the topics of magnetism, spintronics and ultrafast optics.

Our colleague Felix Paries will participate in this workshop and give a talk.


Mainz and Online / Hybrid Event / 11.10.2023

Central Event of the Sixth Demography Week

The motto of this year's Demography Week is »Digital Opportunities for Demographic Change«.

Our expert, Dr. Alexander Scherrer, will give a lecture and our institute director, Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel, will take part in the following panel discussion.


Munich, Conference / 11.10.2023 – 12.10.2023

DVM Operational Strength Conference

In 2023, the annual conference of the German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM) will focus on digitalization, which is creating new impetus in many respects with regard to fatigue strength design. A team from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will have an exhibition stand and, together with representatives from John Dere, will give a presentation at the conference.


Thessaloniki, Griechenland / Assembly / 18.10. 2023 – 19.10.2023

General Assembly Meeting for the EU EH-Project RELEVIUM

The »RELEVIUM« project aims to improve the quality of life of patients with pancreatic cancer by optimizing their lifestyle. This will be realized through the development of smartwatches, mobile applications and a web platform with sensors and AI processes.


Tuttlingen / Conference / 19.10.2023

Innovation Forum Medical Technology 2023

The Innovations Forum Medizintechnik is designed to bring together experts from the medical technology industry and thus enable them to exchange ideas with each other. Lectures, presentations and discussions take place. In addition, there is an accompanying exhibition of renowned companies and institutes, which inform about the latest innovations.


Dresden / Conference / 23.10.2023 – 24.10.2023

Fraunhofer Battery Days

The Fraunhofer Battery Days are organized by the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance and aim to connect researchers and experts from various companies in the battery sector on the topic of »fast-charging batteries« and offer them the opportunity to exchange ideas. Our colleagues Dr. Jochen Zausch and Dr. Falco Schneider from the department »Flow and Material Simulation« are organizing an interactive workshop.


Lectures and Exhibition / 25.10.2023 – 26.10.2023

Fraunhofer Vision Technology Days 2023

This year, the Technology Days of the Fraunhofer business unit »Vision« for industrial quality assurance will take place at our institute. Exciting short presentations from various Fraunhofer institutes, an exhibition in our seminar rooms and the opportunity to network on this topic area await the participants.


Kaiserslautern / Workshop / 16.11. – 17.11.2023

Explainable and Interpretable Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

Our department »Financial Mathematics« organizes a workshop on »Explainable and Interpretable AI/ML«. Here you have the opportunity to present questions and first research results from the fields of explainable and interpretable AI/ML.«.


Kaiserslautern, Workshop / 22.11.2023

EnerQuant – Quantum Computing in the Energy Sector

In the joint project »EnerQuant: Energy Fundamental Modeling with Quantum Algorithms«, experts are researching the application of quantum computing to optimization problems in the energy industry and the development of a quantum simulator. This event has been postponed from 19.10.2023.


Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern / Workshop / 12.03.– 13.03.2024

Call for Papers: Workshop Terahertz Technology and Applications 2024

Call for Papers untill 30.11.2023

Abstracts will then be reviewed by the program committee and authors will be notified.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099