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Registration opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

EMC to acquire Virtustream ...

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Dutch Government plans 135 million euro funding for supercomputers ...

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Understanding and controlling the propagation of waves ...

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OLCF shares Lustre knowledge at International Workshop ...

National Science Foundation extends the Kraken project ...

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OLCF outreach projects garner awards ...

The first round of 2015 hackathons gets underway ...

Premier announces $21.6 million funding for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre ...

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Understanding and controlling the propagation of waves


CRC 1173
22 May 2015 Karlsruhe - The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has successfully acquired funding for a new collaborative research centre (CRC). The German Research Foundation (DFG) will finance the CRC "Wave Phenomena: Analysis and Numerics" coordinated by KIT. This is the first CRC in the area of mathematics at KIT. Here, mathematicians in the areas of analysis and numerics cooperate to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and manipulate the propagation of waves. In addition, the DFG has approved the new CRC/Transregio "Waves to Weather", with KIT as one of the three main partners. It addresses a new generation of weather forecasts.

“Success in this recent CRC funding competition confirms the competence of the scientists involved and underlines the visibility of research at KIT", stated KIT President Professor Holger Hanselka. "We encounter waves everywhere in daily life - even our body does not work without wave phenomena. The new CRC studies these wave phenomena in an comprehensive way."

Collaborative research centres (CRCs) are research programmes of universities scheduled for a duration of up to twelve years - three times four years, in which researchers work on complex topics, crossing the boundaries of disciplines, institutes, and departments. "These CRCs contribute to defining the profiles of the participating universities and to supporting young scientists", explained KIT Vice President for Research and Information, Professor Detlef Löhe. "The research training group integrated in the 'Wave Phenomena' CRC will give young mathematicians the opportunity to profit from stimulating interdisciplinary cooperation."

The CRC 1173 "Wave Phenomena: Analysis and Numerics" brings together 16 scientists from analysis and numeric of the KIT Department of Mathematics. Another four researchers of optics and photonics, biomedical technology, and applied geophysics work on the interfaces to applications. Two mathematicians from the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen will also contribute to the CRC. "Waves are everywhere. Seeing and hearing are based on the propagation of light and sound waves, the human heartbeat is driven by depolarization waves, and most modern communication is based on electromagnetic waves", stated CRC spokesperson Professor Marlis Hochbruck, Head of the Numerical Analysis Research Group of the KIT Institute of Applied and Numerical Mathematics (IANM). "The propagation of waves can be described by differential equations and gives rise to a number of fascinating mathematical problems."

The goal of the CRC "Wave Phenomena: Analysis and Numerics" is to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and manipulate the propagation of waves under realistic scenarios. The scientists focus on typical wave phenomena such as the emergence of standing and travelling waves or wave fronts, oscillations and resonances, dispersion, wave guidance, reflection, refraction, and scattering of waves.

Enhancing the precision and reliability of weather forecasts is the objective of the new CRC/Transregio 165 "Waves to Weather" (W2W), in which scientists of KIT, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) as coordinator, Technische Universität München (TUM), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Munich, and Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz cooperate in a transregional manner. "The socio-economical relevance of weather forecasts is increasing, which is not least due to the transformation of the energy system", explained Professor Peter Knippertz, Head of the Working Group on Atmospheric Dynamics within the Troposphere Research Division of the KIT Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO). W2W concentrates on the presently biggest challenge in weather forecasting: Identifying the limits of predictability in particular of wavelike air movements in various situations and making the physically best possible predictions.
Source: Karsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-06-01

The Cloud

Registration opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

EMC to acquire Virtustream ...

EuroFlash

Snapwallet: a safe photo service for smart phone ...

Dutch Government plans 135 million euro funding for supercomputers ...

Tackling the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet ...

Understanding and controlling the propagation of waves ...

USFlash

Lawrence Livermore breaks ground on unclassified supercomputing facility ...

Silicon Mechanics announces recipients of 4th Annual Research Cluster Grant ...

RAPTOR turbulent combustion code selected for next-gen supercomputer readiness project ...

Cavium announces collaboration with Pegatron on server platforms based on Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor family ...

Ohio State University researchers prove magnetism can control heat and sound ...

OLCF names CAAR projects at IDC HPC User Forum ...

Physicists solve quantum tunneling mystery ...

Using the forest to see the trees ...

Tsinghua University crowned champions of 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

OLCF shares Lustre knowledge at International Workshop ...

National Science Foundation extends the Kraken project ...

Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, uses IBM Watson to enhance decision making and increase efficiencies ...

OLCF outreach projects garner awards ...

The first round of 2015 hackathons gets underway ...

Premier announces $21.6 million funding for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre ...

Fujitsu supports King Abdulaziz University research capabilities with new supercomputing system ...

Doctor Evidence brings valuable health data to IBM Watson ecosystem ...

SRC Computers launches Saturn 1 Server, the first reconfigurable hyperscale server ...

BG Brasil and Senai CIMATEC launch Latin America's fastest supercomputer ...