Using mathematics to improve rail cargo planning

Every year, around 8,400 employees transport more than 100 million tonnes of goods on behalf of Rail Cargo Austria. 620 traction units and 21,500 goods wagons are required purely for rail cargo operations. In the case of highly complex logistics tasks such as this, the deployment of man and machine requires careful planning. Mathematicians working on a project funded by FFG are now developing algorithms designed to significantly enhance the planning process.

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The AAU Delegation to the European Women in Mathematics General Meeting 2018

The European Women in Mathematics association (EWM) held its general meeting at the Institute for Mathematics of the Karl Franzens University Graz during September 3-7, 2018, celebrating 30 years of existence. The conference was co-organised by Elena Resmerita (Institute for Mathematics of the AAU), who was re-elected as deputy convenor for the period 2018-2020 together with Carola Schönlieb (Cambridge University) as an EWM convenor. More than one hundred female mathematicians from all over Europe met for excellent scientific lectures, minisymposia and posters presentations, discussions and networking:

Laurenz Kohlbach qualifies again for the International Mathematical Olympiad

Laurenz Kohlbach (Stiftsgymnasium St. Paul) has attended the course of Mathematical Olympiad of the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt for several years now. This year he again qualified for the International Mathematical Olympiad, which takes place in Romania this year.


He has mastered the way there brilliantly. After winning the first prize in the regional competition for advanced students, he solved all problems and got the first place in the first part of the national competition. He also won the first place in the second part of the national competition (two days on May 31 and June 1) together with Veronika Schreitter. This year’s International Mathematical Olympiad will take place from July 3 to 14 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. There Laurenz Kohlbach and 5 other Austrians will compete for medals.


Laurenz Kohlbach already took part in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Brazil last year and received a silver medal there.

14th Austrian Numerical Analysis Day 2018

On May 3 and 4, the 14th ANADay took place at the AAU, organized by Barbara Kaltenbacher und Elena Resmerita (Institut für Mathematik, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt) as well as Mechthild Thalhammer (Institut für Mathematik, Leopold–Franzens Universität Innsbruck).

The aim of this annual workshop is to inform about activities in the fields of numerical analysis and applied mathematics. Scientists from Austrian universities and other research institutions in particular present their research, exchange ideas, and start new collaborations. With more than 70 participants, this year’s workshop was very successful.

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