Latest News at the Institute

Here we collect current press releases, impressions of recent events, publications such as professional articles, professional portraits or interviews in online media or other interesting news. Each department and each area bundles these news according to subject area and interests on the individual pages. There they also provide further exciting information such as job vacancies or upcoming events.


In addition to the latest news, you will find further press releases and publications in our archive.

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Interview / 1.2.2023

Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel appointed to steering committee

Our Institute Director Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel is enthusiastic about mathematics – she now wants to bring this enthusiasm to the steering committee of the Max Planck Schools. These are a joint initiative of German universities and non-university research institutions. 


Interview / 31.1.2023

»The Data Culture Should Be FAIR«

Through the Mathematical Research Data Initiative (MaRDI), we are participating in making research data accessible and freely available for the entire German science system, following the FAIR-Principle (Findable, Accessable, Interoperable, Reusable). As co-spokesperson of the mathematics consortium, our institute director, Dr. Anita Schöbel, commented on this project in an interview:


Video Series / 5.1.2023

»Tell us Your Lautrer Math Story, Milena!«

»I think the bridge between science and business is totally interesting«, says Milena Röhrs in her Lautrer math story. She is currently a math student at the RPTU. The Fraunhofer ITWM was an important location factor for her to start her studies in Kaiserslautern. In addition, the performance of the university's department in the relevant rankings.


Research News / 2.1.2023

Shape Change at the Push of a Button

Programmable materials are true shape-shifters. At the push of a button, they change their properties in a controlled and reversible manner and adapt independently to new conditions. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Programmable Materials CPM are developing such programmable materials and bringing them to market together with industrial partners.


Short News / 2.1.2023

Second Place at the »SCOR Prize«

Dr. Simon Schnürch (left in the picture), until recently working in our department »Financial Mathematics«, ended 2022 with a success: His dissertation »Mortality Modeling Machine Learning and Mortality Shocks« won second place at the »SCOR Prize« in Germany! The Prize is endowed with 4,000 euros.

SCOR is one of the top 5 global reinsurers based in Paris and awards prizes in several countries. 


Fraunhofer-Magazine (3) /29.12.2022

ITWM-Project Enerquant in Fraunhofer Magazine

The energy supply in Germany has a complex structure: The availability of sustainable power sources and the demand vary strongly. In the ITWM-project EnerQuant, our experts pursue the approach to depict this complexity in a fundamental model and thus to save costs. The Fraunhofer Magazine reports on this in a dedicated article.


[Only available in German]


Retrospect / 16.12.2022

Alumni-Networking Meeting 2022

On December 16, 2022, the strategic network meeting 2022 took place for all Fraunhofer ITWM alumni. The alumni did not only have a joyful reunion, but also exciting pitches in our institute. The event ended in the evening at our Fraunhofer Center in Kaiserslautern with a joint dinner and a colorful program of the departments.


Career / Interview / 16.12.2022

Insights into the Specialized Informatics Training Program

Do you like searching for answers to technical questions? Are you also looking for an IT apprenticeship where you can directly gain a lot of practical experience? Then the training in the field of »Specialized Informatics« at our institute might be just your thing. To give you a better insight into the daily routine of our trainees, we have interviewed our two current trainees. [only in German]

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