Transforming the World

through Mathematics


The MATH+ Spotlight talks aim to strengthen the connections between ongoing research projects in MATH+ and keep MATH+ members up to date with what’s currently happening in the Cluster. They are meant to foster relations between and across Applications Areas and Emerging Fields as well as Incubator and Partnership projects. At the same idea, BMS Phase I students can get ideas for their dissertation topics. In each talk, the (post) doctoral researchers from the projects shine a spotlight onto their scientific work.

What: A 30 min talk from and about one of the projects in MATH+ followed by 15 min of Q&A
When: Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
How often: Every two weeks during the lecture period
Where:  Online

Schedule for the summer semester 2024:

24 April: Paulina Bock de Barillas (AA4-7): Decision-Making for Energy Network Dynamics

08 May: Deborah Hendrych (AA3-15): Solving the Optimal Experiment Design Problem with mixed-integer convex methods

22 May: Olaf Müller: What is a spacetime and what is it good for?

05 June: Tim Jahn (MATH+ Junior Research Group Leader), (AA5-11): Data-Adaptive Discretization of Inverse Problems

19 June: Julius Mayer (EF3-13): A Soft-Correspondence Approach to Shape Analysis

03 July: Robert Gruhlke (AA5-5): Wasserstein Gradient Flows for Generalised Transport in Bayesian Inversion

10 July – Special: Anna Ransiek (MATH+ as a Research Object): Does gender still matter? Perspectives of scientists in leadership position and early career researchers on academic careers in mathematics.

17 July: Kamillo Ferry (AA3-16): Likelihood Geometry of Max-Linear Bayesian Networks


Schedule for the winter semester 2023/24:

25 October: Tobias Paul (EF4-7): The Impact of Dormancy on the Evolutionary, Ecological and Pathogenic Properties of Microbial Populations

08 November: Zahra Mokhtari (EF4-10): Coherent Movements in Co-evolving Agent–Message Systems

22 November: Thibaut Mazuir (Dirichlet Postdoc): Homotopy associative algebras in Morse theory

06 December: Maximilian Schade (AA4-1): PDAEs with Uncertainties for the Analysis, Simulation and Optimization of Energy Networks

20 December: Lutz Mertenskötter (AA2-13): Data-Driven Stochastic Modeling of Semiconductor Lasers

10 January: Luisa Plato (AA2-12): Nonlinear Electrokinetics in Anisotropic Microfluids – Analysis, Simulation, and Optimal Control

24 January: Luca Pelizzari (AA4-2): Optimal Control in Energy Markets Using Rough Analysis and Deep Networks

07 February: Aldo Kiem (EF1-21): Scaling up Flag Algebras in Combinatorics


Schedule for the summer semester 2023:

19 April: Fabian Altekrüger (EF3-7): The Power of Patches for Training Normalizing Flows

03 May: Luca Donati (AA1-15): Efficient Estimation of Transition Rates as Functions of pH

10 May – Special: Heike Solga (MATH+ as a Research Object): Gender Bias in W1 and W3 Professor Recruitment: Does Discipline Matter?

17 May: Omar Kebiri (EF4-6): Model Reduction and Uncertainty Quantification of Multiscale Diffusion with Parameter Uncertainties Using Nonlinear Expectations

31 May: Maximilian J. Stahlberg (EF5-6): Evolution Models for Historical Networks

14 June: Svenja M. Griesbach (AA3-9): Information Design for Bayesian Networks

28 June: Olaf Parczyk (EF1-12): Learning Extremal Structures in Combinatorics

12 July: Ilja Klebanov (EF1-10): Kernel Ensemble Kalman Filter and Inference


Schedule for the winter semester 2022/23:

19 October: Margarita Kostré (EF5-2): Romanization spreading on interregional networks in Northern Tunisia

02 November: Zev Woodstock (EF1, EF1-23): On a Frank-Wolfe Approach for Abs-Smooth Optimization

16 November: N. Alexia Raharinirina (EF5-4): Tensor Correspondence Analysis (CA) – A multidisciplinary investigation of linguistic changes in Ancient Egypt

30 November: Kartikey Sharma (AA1): Dynamic Capacity Management for Deferred Surgeries

14 December: Sarah Hiller (EF5-3): Responsibility without Causation – Probability Raising as an Independent Desert Base

11 January: Aswin Kannan (MATH+ Junior Research Group Leader) (AA4-11): Multiobjective Learning in Solar Energy Prediction: Benefits and Algorithms

25 January: Ariane Ernst (AA1-5): Space-Time Stochastic Models for Neurotransmission Processes

08 February: Guillermo Olicón Méndez (AA1-8): Random Bifurcations in Chemical Reaction Networks


Schedule for the summer semester 2022:

27 April: Guillaume Sagnol (MATH+ Junior Research Group Leader): Optimizing the operation theatre
11 May: Henri Elad Altman (Dirichlet Postdoc): Long-time behaviour of additive functionals of rough stochastic processes through local times 
01 June: Fabian Telschow (MATH+ Junior Research Group Leader) EF3-10: True Excursion Discovery Inference for Imaging Data
15 June: Johannes ZonkerEF5-1: Mathematical modeling of spatio-temporal population dynamics
29 June: Letícia Mattos (Dirichlet Postdoc): Clique packings in random graphs
13 July: David Martínez-Rubio (EF1-14): Fast Algorithms for Packing Proportional Fairness and its Dual


Schedule for the winter semester 2021/22:

27 October: Zeno SchätzleAA2-8: Deep Backflow for Accurate Solution of the Electronic Schrödinger Equation

10 November: Paul HagerAA4-2: Optimal Control in Energy Markets Using Rough Analysis and Deep Networks

24 November: Felipe GalarceEF3-9: Mathematical Framework for MR Poroelastography

08 December: Felix GüntherEF2-1: Smooth Discrete Surfaces

12 January: Marvin LückeEF4-8: Concentration Effects and Collective Variables in Agent-Based Systems

26 January: Jonathan Leake (Dirichlet Postdoc): Approximate Counting and Volume via Entropy Optimization

09 February: Maximilian Engel (MATH+ Junior Research Group Leader)Synchronization and Chaos for Random Systems: General insights and application to chemical reaction models


Schedule for the summer semester 2021:

21 April: Luzie HelfmannEF4-2: Understanding Tipping and Other Dynamical Transitions in Systems Containing Human Agents

05 May: Kostas PapafitsorosEF3-5: Direct Reconstruction of Biophysical Parameters Using Dictionary Learning and Robust Regularization

19 May: Daniel Schmidt genannt WaldschmidtAA3-6: Stochastic Scheduling with Restricted Adaptivity

02 June: Michael Quellmalz – EF3-6: Deformation Based Regularization of Inverse Problems on Manifolds

16 June: Mattes MollenhauerAA 1-2: Learning Transition Manifolds and Effective Dynamics of Biomolecules

30 June: Antonia ChmielaEF1-9: Adaptive Algorithms through Machine Learning: Exploiting Interactions in Integer Programming

14 July: Markus Kantner: AA2-13: Modelling and Optimization of Semiconductor Lasers for Quantum Metrology Applications