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Applied Mathematics deals with the development of analytical and numerical mathematical concepts and methods that can (potentially) be applied to treat questions from other scientific disciplines. This includes mathematical modelling of problems in the life, natural, and engineering sciences and the analytical and/or numerical treatment of the resulting, usually nonlinear, systems of differential equations and optimization problems. Also the efficient implementation for computer simulations is covered.

From the mathematical perspective, particularly methods from analysis (theory of partial differential equations, functional analysis, theory of dynamical systems, regularity analysis, calculus of variations, ...), methods from numerics (discretization methods, convergence analysis, a priori and a posteriori error estimation, model reduction, ...) as well as the development and mathematical analysis of efficient algorithms are employed.

Depending on the focus, connections to other mathematical areas abound, e.g. differential geometry, functional analysis, and stochastics. In addition to the mathematical focus it is possible to write the thesis in close collaboration with groups from the application side, e.g. biology and medicine in Münster.

Prerequisites

Specialisation Applied Analysis (corresponding to the specialisation "Applied Mathematics" in the old PO 2013)

Basic courses on ordinary and partial differential equations, covering:

Fundamentals of ordinary differential equations, Gauß' theorem, examples of partial differential equations, method of characteristics and differential equations of first order, elliptic partial differential equations and weak formulation, Sobolev spaces, parabolic differential equations

Specialisation Numerics and Scientific Computing (corresponding to the specialisation "Scientific Computing" in the old PO 2013)

Basic courses on numerical analysis and programming courses, covering:

Fundamentals of iterative methods to solve linear systems of equations, Newton method, fundamentals of ordinary differential equations, fundamentals of programming, a basic understanding of partial differential equations, weak and strong formulations, Gauß' theorem, Sobolev spaces

Courses for the specialisation in Applied Analysis (AA) and Numerics and Scientific Computing (SC)

Summer semester 2021

Prof. Dr. Gustav Holzegel: Non-linear Wave Equations (Type I, AA)
Dr. Benno Kuckuck: Mathematical Introduction to Deep Learning (Type I, II, SC)
Prof. Dr. Mario Ohlberger: Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations II (Type I, SC)
Prof. Dr. André Schlichting: Stochastic Control Theory (Type I, AA)
Prof. Dr. Christian Seis: Introduction to Mathematical Fluid Dynamics (Type I, AA)
Prof. Dr. Angela Stevens: Special Topics in PDE (PDE III) (Type I, AA)
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth: Mathematical Optimization, in German (Type I, AA, SC)
Prof. Dr. Carsten Wolters: Modern Applied Mathematics in Bioelectromagnetism (Type I or II, AA, SC), 2+1 SWS, continuation of the winter semester 2020/20201

Winter semester 2021/2022

Dr. Stefan Rave: Reduced Basis Methods (Type II, SC)
Prof. Dr. André Schlichting: Longtime behaviour of dynamic systems (Type I, II, AA)
Prof. Dr. Theresa Simon: Micromagnetics - An introduction to asymptotic methods in the calculus of variations (Type I, II, AA)
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth: Inverse Problems, in German (Type I, II, AA, SC)
Prof. Dr. Caterina Zeppieri: Calculus on Variations (Type I, II, AA)

Summer semester 2022

Prof. Dr. Mario Ohlberger: Numerical Optimization (Type I or II, SC)
Dr. Stefan Rave: Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations II (Type I, II, SC)
Prof. Dr. André Schlichting: Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (Type I, II, AA)
Prof. Dr. Christian Seis: Harmonic Analysis (Type I, AA)

Winter semester 2022/2023

Prof. Dr. Christian Engwer: Scientific Computing (Type I, SC)
Prof. Dr. Christian Seis: Introduction to Mathematical Fluid Dynamics" (Type I, II, AA)
Prof. Dr. Theresa Simon:  Calculus of Variations (Type I, II, AA)
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth: Shape spaces - theory and numerics (Type I, AA, SC)
Prof. Dr. Carsten Wolters: Modern Applied Mathematics in Bioelectromagnetism (Type I or II, SC), 2+1 SWS, to be continued in the summer semester
Dr. Frank Wübbeling: Inverse Problems (Type I, II, AA, SC)

Summer semester 2023

Prof. Dr. Christian Engwer: Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations II (Type I, SC)
Prof. Dr. Marlies Pirner:  Kinetic Transport Theory of dilute gases (Type II, AA)
Prof. Dr. Christian Seis: Harmonic Analysis (Type I, AA)
Prof. Dr. Angela Stevens: Nonlinear PDEs  (Type I, AA)
Prof. Dr. Frank Wübbeling: Numerical Optimization (Type I, AA, SC)
Prof. Dr. Carsten Wolters: Modern Applied Mathematics in Bioelectromagnetism (Type I or II, SC)
Prof. Dr. Caterina Zeppieri: Variational Methods in Materials Science (Type I, AA)

Seminars

Summer semester 2021

Prof. Dr. Christian Engwer: Scientific Computing (SC)
Prof. Dr. Manuel Friedrich: Variational Methods and Modelling (AA)
Dr. Benno Kuckuck: Mathematics for Deep Neural Networks (SC)
Prof. Dr. André Schlichting: Dynamics of complex systems (AA)
Prof. Dr. Christian Seis: Mathematical Fluid Dynamics (AA)
Prof. Dr. Angela Stevens: Analysis and Mathematical Modelling (AA)
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth: Analysis - Methods, Modelling and Approximation (AA, SC)
Dr. Frank Wübbeling: Inverse Problems and Medical Imaging (AA, SC)
Prof. Dr. Caterina Zeppieri: Advanced Topics in the Calculus of Variations (AA)

Winter semester 2021/2022

Prof. Dr. Christian Engwer: Scientific Computing (SC)
Dr. Stefan Rave: Applied Mathematics, in German (SC)
Prof. Dr. André Schlichting: Dynamics of complex systems (AA)
Prof. Dr. Angela Stevens: Partial Differential Equations: Theory and Mathematical Modelling (AA)
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth: Mathematical Optimaztion (AA, SC)
Dr. Frank Wübbeling: Mathematical Image Processing and Inverse Problems (AA, SC)
Prof. Dr. Caterina Zeppieri: Variational Modelling in Materials Science (AA)

Summer semester 2022

Dr. Benno Kuckuck: Mathematics for Deep Neural Networks (SC)
Prof. Dr. Mario Ohlberger, Dr. Stefan Rave: Advanced Numerical Methods and Applications (SC)
Prof. Dr. André Schlichting: Dynamics of Complex Systems (SC)
Prof. Dr. Christian Seis: Partial Differential Equations in Fluid Dynamics (AA)
Prof. Dr. Angela Stevens: Partial Differential Equations - Theory and Applications (AA)
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth: Shape Spaces & Shape Optimization (AA)
Dr. Frank Wübbeling: Mathematical Image Processing and Inverse Problems (AA, SC)
Prof. Dr. Caterina Zeppieri: Advanced topics in the Calculus of Variations (AA)

Winter semester 2022/2023

Prof. Dr. Christian Engwer: Scientific Computing (SC)
Prof. Dr. Mario Ohlberger & Dr. Stephan Rave: Advanced Numerical Methods and Applications (SC)
Prof. Dr. Christian Seis: Topics in Mathematical Fluid Dynamics (AA)
Prof. Dr. Angela Stevens: Theory and Applications of PDE (AA) 
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Wirth: Mathematical Optimization: Shapes & Shape Spaces (AA, SC)

Summer semester 2023

Prof. Dr. Mario Ohlberger, Dr. Stephan Rave: Advanced Numerical Methods and Applications  
Prof. Dr. André Schlichting: Topics in the dynamics of complex systems
Prof. Dr. Christian Seis: Topics in Mathematical Fluid Dynamics
Prof. Dr. Theresa Simon: Variational Methods for PDEs
Prof. Dr. Angela Stevens: Partial Differential Equations. Theory and Mathematical Modelling
Prof. Dr. Caterina Zeppieri: Regularity of Elliptic PDEs

Seminars for AA and SC are always courses of type II. The seminars in both specialisations can in principle also be used as "first course" in the module "Specialisation Supplement and Research Skills".

Practical courses

Winter semester 2020/2021

To be announced.

Summer semester 2021

To be announced.

Practical courses for AA and SC are always courses of type II.