18.08.2017: Guest talks: Prof. Dr. Sofia Castro (04.+ 05.09.2017)

On 04. and 05. September, 2017, Professor Sofia Castro, University of Porto, is visiting the research training group. We cordially invite you to her two talks titled:

Stability of cycles and dynamics near heteroclinic networks
Monday 04th September 2017, 14:00, room MZH 2340, MZH building, Bibliothekstr. 1.

The dynamics of learning in game theory
Tuesday 05th September 2017,14:00, room MZH 4140, MZH building, Bibliothekstr. 1.

17.08.2017: Two upcoming events in September 2017

We kindly want to draw your attention to two upcoming events of the research training group. In the research area of inverse problems a summer school is organized by Armin Lechleiter. Furthermore, Emily King organizes a workshop in the field of mathematical data analysis. Further information can be found on the respective webpage:

09.05.2017: Two talks related to neuro-dynamics

Speakers: Tatiana Levanova and Maxim Bolotov (Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
Venue: Tuesday 09 May at 2 p.m. in room MZH 4140

08.05.2017: Talk "Solving Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programs with SCIP"

Speaker: Benjamin Müller (ZIB)
Venue: Monday 08 May at 15:00 (s.t.) in room MZH 7260

06.04.2017: 2nd training course on Neural Networks

Dr. Ralph Grothmann gives the 2nd compact course on neural networks.

Neural Networks Course 2017
When: April 06-07, 2017, 09 AM - 5 PM
Where: MZH 0240, University of Bremen
Lecturer: Dr. Ralph Grothmann
Siemens AG
Registration: Please send an email to Deadline is March 08, 2017.


29.03.2017: Talk "Optimal Approximation with Sparse Deep Neural Networks"

Speaker: Philipp Petersen (TU Berlin)
Venue: Wednesday 29 March at 11 a.m. (s.t.!) in MZH 2340


15.03.2017: Official kickoff meeting of π3 on March 16, 2017

The official kickoff meeting of π3 is sheduled for March 16, 2017.
The program begins at 14:00 in MZH 1470. It includes talks by invited guests and a poster session.

14.03.2017: Film: Studying Industrial Mathematics in Bremen

Ambitious and agile – that’s how we are!

Ambitious and agile is the Institutional Strategy of the University of Bremen, which brought us the title University of Excellence.
This phrase perfectly characterizes the Center for Industrial Mathematics (ZeTeM).
In cooperation with Bremeninvest - WFB Bremen Economic Development - and Image in Motion, ZeTeM produced a film which depicts the vibrant atmosphere of the city of Bremen and demonstrates why it is an ideal place to study applied mathematics.


13.02.2017: Guest: Dr. Anton Kutsenko (14.02.2017)

On February 14th, 2017, Dr. Anton Kutsenko working at the Jacobs University Bremen is visiting the RTG. We cordially invite you to his talk titled:

Recovery of defects from the information at detectors
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 11:00, room MZH 2340, MZH building, Bibliothekstr. 1.
The recovery of defects from the available information about amplitudes of waves measured at the detectors is very important in non-destructive testing in general and appear in areas such as structural geology inversion, medical imaging, and modeling of cloaking devices. For the model discrete wave equation, we describe analytically the set of all the possible defects corresponding to given amplitudes of waves at the detectors, and use this result to construct devices with various unusual properties, e.g. cloaking (invisible) insulators.

13.12.2016: First winter retreat 2016

From the 7th to the 9th of December, 2016, the PhD students of π³ went on their first of the annual winter retreats. It took place at Gut Ankelohe near Bad Bederkesa. The goals of this winter retreat were twofold: On the one hand, it offered the members of the RTG an opportunity to get to know each other. On the other hand, the self-organisational and project-managerial aspects of doing a doctorate were worked out with a coach.

23.11.2016: Compact courses scheduled for winter semester 2016/17

The compact courses are scheduled for the winter semester 2016/17. You can find the schedule and further information here .

01.11.2016: Guest: Prof. Sergei Pereverzyev (07.+08.11.2016)

On 07. and 08. November, Professor Serguei Pereverzyev, working at the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) in Linz, an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is visiting the RTG. He will present functional analysis methods for inverse problems. We cordially invite you to his two talks titled:

Learning as an Inverse Problem and its Regularization
Monday 07th November 2016, 10:00, room MZH 2340, MZH building, Bibliothekstr. 1.

Aggregation of regularized approximations by means of a linear functional strategy
Tuesday 08th November 2016,10:00, room MZH 2340, MZH building, Bibliothekstr. 1.

06.10.2016: Welcome meeting - first come together with the PIs

The new members of π³ starting their PhD were invited to a first welcome meeting on October 5th, 2016. The meeting took place in a seminar room in the second floor of the MZH building, the home of π³. The new PhD students were welcomed by the speaker, Peter Maass, who gave them an introduction to the newly established research training group. After a short presentation of the opportunities offered by the structured PhD program, the new PhD students got in contact with the principal investigators and other members of π³. All involved had excited discussions and chats in a nice atmosphere.
We are looking forward to the official kickoff meeting.

01.10.2016: Mercator fellow Prof. Simon Arridge

With the official starting date of the newly established research training group π³ we are glad to officially welcome Prof. Simon Arridge (Centre for Medical Image Computing, University College London, UK) as the π³ Mercator fellow. Simon Arridge plays a central role in the guest programme. He is best known for his contributions to optical tomography and hybrid imaging. He is a world leading expert for inverse problem techniques in general with distinct profile to applications in medical imaging. Simon Arridge is going to visit Bremen for several stays and some short term visits. He will deliver special lectures and will act as external supervisor for PhD students. This is funded by the German Science Foundation DFG as a Mercator fellowship

26.08.2016: Upcoming training course on Neural Networks

The π³ qualification programme starts with the first guest, Dr. Hans-Georg Zimmermann, who gives a compact course on neural networks.

Neural Networks Course 2016
When: October 12-14, 2016, 10 AM - 5 PM
Where: MZH 1460, University of Bremen
Lecturer: Dr. Hans-Georg Zimmermann
Siemens AG
Registration: Please send an email to


01.07.2016: Open positions in π3

The research training group π3, newly funded by the German Science Foundation DFG, invites applications for new PhD positions!
For the first phase of π3, starting autumn 2016, the University of Bremen invites applications for 12 PhD positions.