WIAM16 - Workshop on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
From Wednesday, August 31, to Friday, September 2, the workshop WIAM16 was held at the Dept. of Mathematics. Largely organized by Ph.D. students, this workshop combined this year's annual meeting of the German SIAM student chapters, where we were happy to greet representatives of the Charles University In Prague Chapter, too, and the annual MathMods alumni meeting.
This combination promised a broad range of topics covered by the contributed talks—and the speakers delivered! From induction machines, over persistent homology to aqueous humor flow in the human eye, the topics discussed were as diverse as the speakers' backgrounds. The full program, as well as the slides of most of the talks, can be found on the workshop website.
In addition to the talk sessions, there was a poster session, an introductory panel, made up of workshop participants and our chapter's Faculty Advisor Prof. Jörn Behrens, discussing the question in which ways academia does (or doesn't) prepare for jobs in the industry, and an industrial session, with invited talks from speakers with working experience on industrial jobs. Guided tours around Hamburg on the first evening gave the opportunity for the participants to get to know Hamburg as well as each other.
The workshop was a great success, which would not have been possible without the financial and organizational support from the MIN Graduate School, SIAM and the Dept. of Mathematics. And of course, a special Thank You belongs to our participants, who on a personal as well as scientific level filled the workshop with life!