Press Releases

  • Great Success for RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau and Fraunhofer ITWM / 2024

    Doctorate With Application: New DFG Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) Combines Mathematics and Engineering Sciences

    Press Release / May 16, 2024

    Mathematics of Interdisciplinary Multiobjective Optimization
    © RPTU Kaiserslautern

    The German Research Foundation (DFG) supports the doctorates of young scientists with Research Training Groups. The University Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM have succeeded in bringing such a Research Training Group to Kaiserslautern! The interdisciplinary program called MIMO – Mathematics of Interdisciplinary Multiobjective Optimization – offers doctoral students the opportunity to combine mathematics and engineering sciences.

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  • Fraunhofer ITWM at ISC / 2024

    High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence

    Press Release / May 08, 2024

    ISC High Performance
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    The division »High Performance Computing« of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, known for its exascale-capable programming tools and the BeeGFS parallel file system, is coming to Hamburg with innovative solutions for the HPC community in the fields of parallel programming and Artificial Intelligence. At the joint booth with ThinkparQ, a Fraunhofer ITWM spin-off, the experts will be presenting various innovations from the institute at ISC High Performance Computing 2024.

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  • Training Mental Resilience / 2024

    Research Team Presents New Web Platform »resiLIR«

    Press Release / April 30, 2024

    Web Application »resiLIR«
    © Fraunhofer ITWM

    Incisive events and challenging life circumstances place an enormous burden on mental health. People with a high level of resilience are better prepared for stress and strokes of fate. But can this mental resilience be learned? Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research LIR have developed the freely accessible web application »resiLIR« as part of the »APPWAG« project, which allows users to assess and train their personal resilience online.

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  • No Data – No Problem / 2024

    Fraunhofer ITWM Generates Synthetic Data

    Press Release / April 24, 2024

    Unser Team »Virtual Inspection Planning« und die BMW Group haben ein gemeinsames Forschungsprojekt erfolgreich abgeschlossen, in dem der Einsatz synthetischer Bilddaten untersucht wird.
    © Fraunhofer ITWM

    The »Virtual Inspection Planning« team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and the BMW Group have successfully completed a joint research project investigating the use of synthetic image data, for development of automated surface inspection. This supports the inspection process using Artificial Intelligence and the standardized detection of defects. The project used synthetic image data to develop Machine Learning methods for inspecting highly specular metal surfaces. The experts, including representatives of the Fraunhofer ITWM and BMW Group from both Munich and Steyr InnoLab, presented their findings during a workshop at the BMW Group plant in Steyr, Austria.

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  • The Créme de la Créme in Rhineland-Palatinate / 2024

    State Mathematics Competition Honors 27 Young Talents

    Press Release / April 16, 2024

    Group Picture State Mathematics Competition 2024
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    For three years, they have been tinkering and volunteering – and at the beginning of April, they were rewarded for their efforts. 27 pupils from Rhineland-Palatinate successfully took part in the state mathematics competition, beating 72 others. The competition concluded with the award ceremony at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM. On site, they were congratulated by Mayor Beate Kimmel, Vice President of the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) Dr. Stefan Löhrke and Prof. Dr. Ralf Korn, scientific advisor to the Fraunhofer ITWM.

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  • Fraunhofer ITWM at the »Embedded World« / 2024

    What To Do with All the Data?

    Press Release / April 04, 2024

    NASE: Neural Architecture Search Engine
    © Fraunhofer ITWM

    The amount of data produced worldwide continues to increase. This also increases the need for efficient data processing in order to reduce energy and infrastructure costs. The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM is working on a hardware-aware NAS (Neural Architecture Search) that brings together several promising technologies. At the »Embedded World« trade fair in Nuremberg, researchers from Fraunhofer ITWM will present their work at the joint Fraunhofer booth (Hall 4, Booth 422) from April 9 to 11, 2024.

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  • Applied Quantum Computing at the Fraunhofer ITWM: What Is Possible? / 2024

    Staking Out the Quantum Frontiers: Results of the »Applied Quantum Computing« Project

    Press Release / April 03, 2024

    Treffen mit dem industriellen Beirat des Kompetenzzentrums Quantencomputing am Fraunhofer ITWM und des Projektes »AnQuC –Anwendungsorientiertes Quantencomputing«.
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    The project »Applied Quantum Computing« (AnQuC), funded by the Rhineland-Palatinate state government, will come to an end at the end of April 2024. The Fraunhofer ITWM's Quantum Computing working group has therefore now met with the industrial advisory board, which accompanied the project for two years, for a final summary.

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  • Preparing for the Final Round: One Week Math Camp / 2024

    Twelve Talents Wanted for the National Round of the 63rd Mathematical Olympiad in Flensburg!

    Press Release / March 18, 2024

    Die 36 Teilnehmenden des »Mathematik-Camp« 2024
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    An intensive week of learning and competition lies behind 36 mathematical talents from all over Rhineland-Palatinate. The pupils, selected from a pool of 1500 participants in the school round, took part in the mathematics camp at the »Mathematics« department of the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU). For twelve of them, the motto in June is: We're going to Flensburg! The winners were announced at the graduation ceremony at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM on March 15, 2024.

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  • State Government Funds Battery Cell Research at Fraunhofer ITWM / 2024

    Digital Twin for All Process Steps in Battery Production

    Press Release / March 05, 2024

    Dr. Daniel Molter (left) explains how terahertz waves are used in the quality control of batteries.
    © Fraunhofer ITWM

    Optimizing batteries, whether for e-mobility or for large storage systems, is one of the most important tasks for industry and science. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, the simulation of battery models has been part of day-to-day business for years. The Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Science and Health is now supporting a new project with just under one million euros to model the entire manufacturing process.

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  • Fraunhofer ITWM at the International Trade Fair Jec World in Paris / 2024

    Testing and Analyzing Composite Materials With Fraunhofer Expertise

    Press Release / February 29, 2024

    Many fiber-reinforced plastics are used in vehicles to save weight.
    © Fraunhofer ITWM

    JEC World describes itself as the »Festival of Composites«, as composites professionals from all over the world gather under its roof in Paris every year. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM in Kaiserslautern will also be there. They will be presenting testing and analysis methods for composite materials at the joint Fraunhofer stand from March 5 to 7 2024.

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