Doc.funds Students attending Austrian Stochastic Days in Leoben

On Thursday, September 9, 2021  four doctoral students from the doc.funds project Iris Rammelmüller, Verena Schwarz, Kathrin Spendier & Iryna Vasylieva could successfully join and visit the Austrian Stochastic Days conference in Leoben. Enthusiastic about exchanging ideas with other researchers and learning from them, the young scientists are working towards attending the conference in Leoben next year and presenting their scientific results.

Nicolò Gusmeroli: “The university always has new things to propose and to experience.”

We talked to Nicolò Gusmeroli and asked him why he came from Italy to the University of Klagenfurt. He told us about his PhD programme in Technical Mathematics and the challenges and opportunities he experienced during his studies.  Read more

The professional career of the mathematician Mr. Mario Plieschnig

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The professional career of the mathematician of Mr. Phillipp Hungerländer

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The professional career of the mathematician Mr. Mathias Brandstätter

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Describing developments in mathematical terms

Verena Schwarz came to Klagenfurt to join the FWF doc.funds doctoral programme on “Modeling – Analysis – Optimization of discrete, continuous, and stochastic systems”. We spoke with her about the origins of her passion for mathematics.

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“ Pure logic, which surprises me again and again”

Kathrin Spendier is one of the first doctoral students to participate in the FWF doc.funds doctoral programme on “Modeling – Analysis – Optimization of discrete, continuous, and stochastic systems”. She talked to us about the fascination mathematics holds for her, and what goals she wants to achieve with her research.

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Technical mathematics is more than adding 0 and multiplying by 1

Celina Strasser has always loved puzzles. Mathematics was already her favourite subject during her school days. Celina Strasser is currently studying Technical Mathematics at the University of Klagenfurt. She talked to us about outdated ways of thinking, the gender gap in technical areas, clichés in mathematics and her passion for modelling, optimising and programming.

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Interns at the Institute of Mathematics

Five interns spent 4 weeks with us at the Institute of Mathematics.  And they did a really great job under the guidance of Benjamin Hackl and Roswitha Rissner. The explanatory videos they produced are online at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP96UIESN83-AjDAPqk7qNdB0vauJ9sdF

The man who calculates the future


Under which conditions can mathematics be used to calculate how many and which animals will live where, how viruses will spread, and how strong our economic performance will be tomorrow? Christian Aarset has developed mathematical models that allow us to calculate the future. He recently completed his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Christian Pötzsche. 

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