Summer term 2021

Title Back to the future: Critical thinking in simulation technology (online)
Description This innovative and interactive online course offered by SimTech in cooperation with the Teaching and Learning Forum RISING (SRF IRIS), consists of of two parts. In the first session, you will train your critical thinking skills and reflect upon your work as a scientist as well as your own research. In the second session you will be able to apply your skills based on presented research. The intention of this seminar is to get a better understanding of shared challenges and values in your differing areas of research, thus enabling a deeper level of reflection and collaboration across disciplines. It will also allow you to present your findings in a meaningful way to a broader audience.

Part 1) Dr. habil. Alexander Schilling in co-facilitation with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger
Part 2)Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Aamir Ahmad and Dr. Samira Samadi

Language English
Date & Time Wednesday, 14.07.2021, 15:30 – 18:30 and Friday, 16.07.2021, 15:00 – 18:00

Please indicate your interest to attend by registering on ILIAS ( ) until June 1st, 2021.
You will need a camera and microphone to use throughout the sessions.

Title Recent scientific advances in robotics (online)
Description This novel online course addresses both Master and PhD students (both SimTech and IMPRSIS) with basic knowledge and experience in robotics, mechanics, engineering, controls, materials, and computer science. High-impact robotics science-related journal articles published recently in top scientific journals, such as Science, Nature, Science Robotics, PNAS, Nature Materials, and Science Advances, will be selected and assigned to the students. The students will present and discuss these papers with guidance and comments from the professor. 
Lecturer Prof. Metin Sitti, IMPRS-IS
Language English
Date Thursday June 10th, 1:30-3 pm via Zoom; July 14th and 15th, 2021, time tbd.
Proof of Attendance Presenting a paper and active participation in discussions
Registration You may then register with the following link:

Please direct any questions to Prof. Metin Sitti (

Title Mathematical Theory for Simulation Practitioners (online)

This novel course addresses master and PhD students with basic knowledge and experience in continuum mechanics based mathematical modeling and numerical simulations of natural or technical processes. Its goal is to provide or refresh or widen the necessary background information from mathematics, both concerning model formulation and validity and discretization and solution methods. Due to this wide span, the lecture can only touch selected topics, also relying on the active reading activity of the participants. In particular, specific interests and questions of the participants can be addressed in the discussion hours. Examples of questions which may come up and be discussed are

  • Is my model thermodynamically consistent ?
  • What means mathematically rigorous or formal, what are the consequences ?
  • What am I allowed to do with which functions ?
  • What is a good discretization method ?
  • Is my discretization locally mass conservative, if not, what to do?
  • Etc.
Lecturer Prof. Peter Knabner
Language English
Date will be announced soon
Time will be announced soon
Proof of Attendance Lectures : 2 semester hours/week
Reading discussion: 1 semester hour/week
Registration The course will be webex- based, the exact dates will be announced soon. For better planning, you may send my an email  (, indicate your interest and also if necessary indicate which dates are impossible for you.

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Winter term 2020/2021

Title Digital Literacy in Research and Teaching (online)
Description There exist a lot of tools to make our work in research, teaching, and co-working in groups with other students or researchers easier and more effective, for example how to find bugs in our code faster using debugging tools, how to keep track of our change history with a version control system, or how to visualize our results in a convincing way. Especially in times of the Corona pandemic, when most people including students and researchers worked from home, it became clear that teaching knowledge and skills to work with these tools is a significant part of a scientific environment. Previously, these skills were often shown to students in personal meetings in the scope of a student thesis. In this lecture, various principles and tools are introduced, which are helpful in the context of scientific work in general and scientific programming in particular.
Lecturer apl.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Fehr, Georg Schneider, Sibylle Hermann
Language English
Date Lecture takes place on Monday starting on Monday, November 2, 2020
Time 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Proof of Attendance Depending on the number of participants, the exam will be in written or oral form.
Registration For participation please register for the lecture in C@MPUS. This will give you access to the ILIAS group, where all course material is provided.

Summer term 2020

Title Human uprigth stance: Designing bio-inspired controllers to stimulate a multiple-muscle system (online)
Lecturer Prof. Syn Schmitt
Language English
Date 18 and 19 June 2020
Time 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Proof of Attendance Tutorial Talks/Presentation
Registration Please indicate your interest in an active participation by sending an email to
Title Programming Skills for Simulation Software (online)
Lecturer Bernd Flemisch, Ralf Diesterkämper, Sybille Hermann
Language English
Topic Refining and evaluating simulation models frequently requires implementing simulation software. To accelerate the implementation process, this seminar aims at improving your programming skills. If you already have basic coding experience in Python, Java, Scala or C/C++, you can refine your programming skills in hands-on implementation tasks on popular data-structures and algorithms in computer science. In weekly online sessions, you are given 1 to 3 programming tasks that you should solve in a sandbox environment and discuss with the group. The amount and difficulty of the tasks is dynamically adapted based on the participants’ skills and feedback.
Time Start:
Tuesday 15:45-17:15 CEST
Starting May 26th via WebEx
Proof of Attendance Regular online presence and active participation in discussions
Registration If you like to participate, please contact The seminar is limited to 10 participants.

Winter term 2019/2020

Title The Mathematics of Gaussian Processes in Control
Lecturers Prof. Carsten Scherer
Dr. Sebastian Trimpe

Summer term 2019

Title From data to model: how to build up a biomechanical mathematical model starting from recorded data of muscular activity
Lecturer Simona Galliani, Harnoor Saini, Johannes Walter
Title Stochastic and Statistical Topics in Modeling and Simulation: Artifical Neural Networks from a statistical point of view
Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Nowak

Winter term 2018/2019

Title Continuum Mechanics of Multiphase Materials
Lecturer Dr.-Ing. Arndt Wagner
Title Homogenization as upsacling technique
Lecturer Dr. Carina Bringedal

Summer term 2018

Title Machine learning methods for molecular simulations
Lecturer Prof. Jürgen Pleiss, apl. Prof. Niels Hansen
Title Stochastic and Statistical Topics in Modeling and Simulation - Algorithms for Data Assimilation and Conditional Samplin
Lecturer Prof. Wolfgang Nowak
Title Reducation Methods
Lecturer Prof. G. Schneider, Prof. B. Haasdonk, Dr. Ashish Bhatt

Winter term 2017/2018

Title Selected topics on multifield problems in image analysis and visualization
Lecturer Dr. Steffen Frey, Dr. Andreas Alnger
Title Entwicklung von Simulationen und wissenschaftlicher Software
Lecturer JP Andreas Pott
Title Stoachstic and Statistical Topics in Modeling and Simulation - Part 3: Theories for Knowledge and Uncertainty
Lecturer Prof. Wolfgang Nowak

Summer term 2017

Title Entwicklung von Simulationen und wissenschaftlicher Software
Lecturer JP Andreas Pott
Title "Stochastic and Statistical Topics in Modelling and Simulation" Part 3: Stoachstic Approaches for Data-Integrated Simulation
Lecturer Prof. Wolfgang Nowak
Title Modelling and Optimization of Hard Problems (BYOP)
Lecturer Dr. Colin Glass
Title User Centred Research Methods
Lecturer Prof. Albrecht Schmidt, JP Niels Henze
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