4th Applied Mathematics Symposium Münster

Workshop: Analytical and numerical aspects of wave propagation in complex structures

March 15th - March 16th, 2018

Münster, Germany


Wave propagation in complex structures has received growing interest over the last years. New analytical and numerical tools and methods are needed to better understand, analyze and simulate arising physical phenomena such as band gaps, artificial magnetism and negative refraction. Topics include homogenization, Bloch-wave analysis and radiation conditions as well as numerical multiscale methods and discretization methods for wave propagation problems in frequency and time domain.

This workshop wants to bring together researchers from analysis and numerics to discuss recent developments in this field and exchange their ideas.

The program includes scheduled talks by invited experts and young scientists and allows ample time for discussion.

This is a closure workshop of the DFG-project "Wave propagation in periodic structures and negative refraction mechanisms".


Confirmed speakers


Schedule and conference booklet avilable now for download.


The workshop takes place in a seminar center next to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in Münster which is located at (Google Maps):

Einsteinstrasse 62
48149 Münster

The address of the seminar center is Orleansring 12.

Travel information

The University of Münster is located in Münster, Germany. (An alternative spelling of Münster is Muenster - note that this is different from Munster, Germany!)

  • By plane:
    The airport Münster-Osnabrück (FMO) is located 30 km from Münster. A bus service to Münster central station is available (45 min). The airport Düsseldorf (DUS) is further away, but offers far more international connections. The train ride to Münster central station is 90 minutes. Details about connecting busses and trains are available via bahn.de.
  • Public transport:
    Münster is well connected by train. For details see bahn.de. Starting at central station, several bus lines lead to the department. Best choices are probably bus routes 5, 11, 12, 22 direction Gievenbeck or Nienberge. Get off at bus stop Coesfelder Kreuz after about 15 minutes.
    To get to the department, go right and cross the street with traffic lights. There is a flat building right after the corner which is connected to a 9-story-building, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Behind these buildings, there are two modern buildings with an aluminium-colored corrugated sheet facade. The workshop takes place in the modern building on the left.
  • By car:
    Use your favourite routing service. There are parking lots next to the buildings at

    Orleansring 10-12, 48149 Münster, Germany

    The buildings are new, and so is their address. Google Maps has them correctly listed.


If you wish to participate, please contact am.symposium@uni-muenster.de. For further planning, we kindly ask you to indicate your praticipation until February 27th, 2018.

Furthermore, regular participants are asked to fund their travel and accommodation expenses.

For accomodation, we recommend the following hotels. See below for a map.
  1. Hotel am Schlosspark
    Located very close to the conference site, prices from 88 to 125 Euro per night.
  2. Hotel Jellentrup
    Also very close to the conference site, prices from 72 to 82 Euro per night.
  3. Haus Niemann
    A little bit outside of town but still close to the university, prices from 60 to 80 Euro per night.
  4. Hotel Überwasserhof
    Located between the venue and the city center. Prices from 92 to 98 Euro per night.
  5. Hotel Busche
    Small and central hotel. Prices betwen 65 and 130 Euro per night.
  6. Agora Hotel
    Directly located at the Aasee. Prices from 77 to 112 Euro.
There are also some hotels close to the train station:
  1. Ibis Hotel
  2. Mercure Hotel
On the map, the conference venue is marked by the red symbol.


For questions on the workshop contact am.symposium@wwu.de. Please begin the mail's subject line with [wave2018].


A poster can be downloaded from here.

Previous symposia in this series

1st Applied Mathematics Symposium Münster
  Variational Methods for Dynamic Inverse Problems and Imaging
2nd Applied Mathematics Symposium Münster
  Numerical Schemes for Surface Partial Differential Equations
3rd Applied Mathematics Symposium Münster
  Shape, Images and Optimization

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Münster!

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