Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (University of Kaiserslautern)
The University of Kaiserslautern, founded in 1969, is still very young and focuses on natural and engineering sciences. About 14,000 students are currently enrolled in the university’s 12 departments. The facilities of the mathematics department meet high standards, especially the laboratories, libraries and computers; free access is provided to all students.
Kaiserslautern (100,000 inhabitants) is located in the heart of the European Union, by the famous, recreational Palatinate Forest
and close to the French border in the west. Frankfurt airport is a 90-minute train ride away. Kaiserslautern offers all the amenities of a modern city, including a rich and vivid culture and sports scene.
For 36 months, the PhD students will pursue their research supervised by a professor of the University of Kaiserslautern. In general, supervi- sor and student determine the topic of the PhD thesis in cooperation with a company, often via the “Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Mathematics” (ITWM).
Participants of the MIC programme apply modern mathematical theories (partial differential equations, stochastics, singularity theory, etc.) to model technological, economic and ecological problems. Computer-oriented numerical methods (FEM, optimisation, statistics, etc.) are used to simulate processes and evaluate the models.
Good programming skills are a must.
Possible research areas are:
Mathematicians interested in the application of theoretical results to real world problems
Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.)
October, an introductory German language course starts in August
Course duration :
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme :
2 months (for students awarded a DAAD scholarship)
Application deadline :
15 January at the University of Kaiserslautern.
Applicants are required to submit a particular course application form, which is available from the webpage of the Graduate School.
For further information contact:
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Graduate School “Mathematics as a Key Technology” Postfach 30 49
Phone: +49-(0)631-205-3246 or -3246
Fax: +49-(0)631-205-2048 or -2048 Email: [email protected] Website: www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/MIC