Challenge Workshop: Mathematical Modeling and Optimization of Future Energy Grids


Inspired by the topical network “Energy and Resources” of the Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech), the participants of the KoMSO members’ meeting in September 2012 decided to hold a Challenge Workshop on mathematical modeling and optimization of the energy transformation. During a discussion about this topic with Prof. Dr. Eberhard Umbach, Dr.-Ing. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn and further members of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) the suggestion was made to address this problem – in a first step – in the area of energy grids. The workshop served as a first approach between work groups from the power industry as well as representatives of applied mathematics to further promote the creation of a network in the area of mathematic modeling and optimization.


May 7 - 8, 2013


Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH)


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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wolfrum, Bioquant, Heidelberg University, Germany
Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock, IWR - Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, Heidelberg University, Germany

Supported by: 

Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech)
Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp)

Filming and Photography: 

Photography and filming of sessions and participants will be undertaken at the workshop and may be displayed online after the event. Photos will be taken at sessions and social events and may be used in future promotional activities both print and online. If you have any concerns please speak to KoMSO staff at the workshop registration desk on site or email the KoMSO team.