Press Releases

  • Using AI to Operate Plants More Efficiently / 2023

    Fraunhofer ITWM at the E-world Energy & Water 2023

    Press Release / May 17, 2023

    Condition Monitoring und Predictive Maintenance
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    Hardly any other topic is currently being discussed more: the energy transition. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM in Kaiserslautern have also dedicated themselves to its challenges and have been developing innovative methods and models for the energy sector for years. From May 23 to 25, 2023, the researchers will present various energy projects at the leading trade fair E-world in Essen.

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  • Orientation Internship for Students – Portrait Valentino Bizuga / 2023

    Graduating Top of the Class – Internship at the Fraunhofer ITWM

    Portrait / May 12, 2023

    Antoinette Duus interviewing Valentino Bizuga
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    Valentino Bizuga is halfway through his internship at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM. For four weeks, the high school graduate can experience the professional world of mathematicians and gain first insights into research. We used this occasion and our student assistant Antoinette Duus from the team »Communication« interviewed the 19-year-old.

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  • Felix Klein Center for Mathematics Supports Students of RPTU Kaiserslautern / 2023

    Apply by May 31 for Mathematics Scholarship

    Press Release / May 08, 2023

    Die Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten der Gruppe »Portfoliooptimierung« sollen mithilfe von Mathematik am Ende entscheiden, in welches Portfolio Ihre fiktive Firma Geld investieren sollte. Am Ende sollen sie »ihren CEO« von ihrer Lösung überzeugen.
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    A monthly support of 600 euros and a study-accompanying program – that is what the Felix Klein Center offers mathematics students at the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University of Kaiserslautern. Bachelor's and Master's students as well as prospective first-year students can still apply until May 31 for the winter semester 2023/24.

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  • Preparation for Finals: One Week Math Camp in Kaiserslautern / 2023

    13 out of 35: Who is going to Berlin for the Math Olympiad?

    Press Release / March 31, 2023

    »Wir fahren nach Berlin« heißt es für die Gewinner:innen der vierten Runde der Mathematik-Olympiade.
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    For 13 students from Rhineland-Palatinate, the motto in June 2023 is: We're going to Berlin! They are the best of the Math Camp at the Department of Mathematics at the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University Kaiserslautern RPTU and will represent Rhineland-Palatinate at the final round of the Mathematical Olympiad. Who belongs to the winning group was announced today at the closing ceremony at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM.

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  • »It is a great pleasure to advance Operations Research with a dedicated team!« / 2023

    Interview with the EURO President

    Press Release / March 21, 2023

    Anita Schöbel wird unsere neue Institutsleiterin.
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    Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel has been President of the »Association of European Operational Research Societies« (EURO) since January 1, 2023. After her election in summer 2021, she was able to prepare for her term as »President Elect« for one year. We interviewed her about her tenure so far.

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  • Minister Clemens Hoch Presents Two Funding Decisions in Kaiserslautern / 2023

    State Government Supports Preliminary Research at the Fraunhofer ITWM: MaTBiZ und QUIP

    Press Release / March 17, 2023

    Bescheidübergabe MaTBiZ und QUIP
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    For the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, biotechnology and quantum computing are two important research priorities, which is why Science Minister Clemens Hoch brought two funding decisions to Kaiserslautern. The Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate (QUIP) and the MaTBiZ project at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM are supported.

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  • Reflection Seismics / 2023

    Seismic Imaging Provides an Insight Into the Earths Subsurface

    Research News / Press Release / March 01, 2023

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    The seismic reflection method involves sending acoustic waves thousands of meters under the Earth’s surface. The reflected signals provide scientists with information about the characteristics of the subsurface. This is how oil and gas deposits can be discovered. While these will eventually no longer be extracted as we move away from fossil fuels, accurate knowledge of rock structures is important for better understanding known reservoirs. The Earth’s subsurface could be a key place to store greenhouse gases. With improved Machine Learning (ML) algorithms and new high-performance computing concepts, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM are now able to process seismic data in greater detail. The technology could also be useful for constructing wind farms.

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  • Daniel Stich Hands Over Funding Notification for EU Project FAST-MoPPS / 2023

    Faster to Reliable PCR Test Result

    Press Release / February 27, 2023

    Bescheidübergabe Fast-MoPPS
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    It sounds fun, but it's serious science and that's why it's being funded by the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Science and Health: FAST-MoPPS is the name of a new project for the development of mobile PCR tests. In Mainz, Ministerial Director Daniel Stich handed over the funding notification to the Fraunhofer Institutes involved: The Fraunhofer Institute for Microtechnology and Microsystems IMM and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM.

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  • Fraunhofer ITWM at the Trade Fair »Elektrotechnik« / 2023

    EMILIE Makes Cement Mills More Energy Efficient

    Press Release / February 07, 2023

    Gebrüder Pfeiffer SE Cement Mill
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    The future of industrial data processing will be taken over by so-called edge devices, which already collect and preprocess data in the control cabinet. In the project EMILIE, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM is working with partners to improve these technologies. Among other things, the researchers are focusing on the energy efficiency of large mills.

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  • Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Programmable Materials CPM / 2023

    Shape Change at the Push of a Button

    Press Release / January 02, 2023

    Top: Stiffness and shape change can be locally adjusted by patterning a film. Bottom: Stacking foils of different heights allows the creation of a programmable material.
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    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.

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