Organizational Meeting October

21.10.2020 -

Next week we are having our very first board meeting after the election. We are meeting on  Wednesday  21st of October  in front of the  OVGU Mensa  at  12:00 . This time we are moslty discussing responsibilities of the new board members and ideas for the upcoming events. 

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MAgdeburg Lectures in Optimization and Control

25.09.2020 -

We are very happy to announce the first talk in 2020 of the MAgdeburg Lectures on Optimization and Control (MALOC) series, this time organized by the SIAM Student Chapter Magdeburg and given by Prof. Zoran Tomljanović from J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia. The MALOC lectures are a special format, where every semester experts from the field of control and optimization are invited to come to Magdeburg to present their latest research to mathematicians, engineers and every interested person here in Magdeburg.

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Officer Board Election 2020/2021

21.09.2020 -

Soon enough we will be welcoming a new studying year, with which the current SIAM officers hand their responsibilities to the next board which will hopefully bring many new faces with unique personalities and fresh ideas. We are looking forward to having YOU as a candidate in the SIAM student chapter elections happening next month.

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Organizational Meeting September

17.09.2020 -

You are invited to join our last organizationaal lunch this year, Thursday 17th of September. We will first gather 12:20 at MPI and then 12:30 in front of the OVGU Mensa. Join and see what funny/scientific activities are we planning for this year and how things are organized behind curtains!

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Bike Tour

27.08.2020 -

You are invited (and strongly encouraged) to get your bike ready for a trip to Barleber See I, taking this route, enjoying the hopefully sunny weather and fresh breeze. After the go ride we of course get hungry :-D , so we will find a nice green spot for a picnic and relax for sometime.

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Organizational Meeting August

20.08.2020 -

You are invited to join an open air lunch next week Thursday 20th of August. We will first gather 11:50 at MPI and then 12:00 in front of the OVGU Mensa, where you can get some food and then head to MPI and have lunch in the MPI garden.

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Card Game Evening

23.07.2020 -

As we slowly get back to normal life after the events of the last couple of months, why not let your hair down, have a beer in hand, relax, and enjoy a nice evening with friends? The SIAM Student Chapter has just the right solution - a relaxing evening in a beer garden while playing easy-to-learn card games.

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Organizational Meeting July

23.07.2020 -

Our next organizational meeting will be on Thursday, 23rd of July, at 12 noon. This meeting will be virtually using the BigBlueButton (BBB) platform.

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SIAM-IMA Student Conference

01.06.2020 -

Martyna Soszynska had the pleasure to be a participant in the University of Reading's SIAM-IMA Student Conference.

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Card/Board Games Evening

16.01.2020 -

New year is here so is the cold (Winter is here), but not to worry!!! We (SIAM's chapter in Magdeburg) would like to invite you to an evening of card/board/roll playing evening. we will arrange some games. However you are welcome to bring your own games.

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Chrismas Market Evening

02.12.2019 -

Today opens the biggest Chrismas Markt close to the Rathaus and we would like to book YOU on the 2nd of December for a fun evening there.

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Autumn Nerd Nite 2019

12.11.2019 -

Learn about building a network covering Magdeburg for a citizen science project, designing games using artificial intelligence and outdoor climbing. You can get to know and learn about all these topics during this event in interesting presentations.

All while having a nice drink in a cozy bar atmosphere.

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Semester Opening Barbecue WiSe19/20

09.10.2019 -

Sticking to our tradition, semester opening BBQ will be waiting for you starting from 5 pm on 9th of October at the MPI garden, where we have space to party, eat, play flunkyball, frisbee and badminton if you like (bring your own game!). It is expected to be warmer by then 'fingers crossed!' and in case of rain we are well prepared :)

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Compact Course: Robust Control

05.08.2019 -

The compact course Robust Control will be held in the summer term 2018 for PhD and interested Master students. This course counts as a full compact course for members of the MathCoRe graduate school from the Faculty of Mathematics and members of the IMPRS.

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Outdoor Nerd Nite 2019

02.07.2019 -

The Student Chapter of SIAM Magdeburg presents the Outdoor Nerd Nite 2019 on Tuesday, 2nd of July 2019, starting at 6pm. It will take place on the lawn in front of building 16 of the Otto von Guericke University. Sign up today for the event on the Facebook event page.

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Field Trip 50Hertz

11.04.2019 -

On 11th April we organized a field trip to the transformer station operated by the company 50Hertz in Berlin, together with our friends from the GAMM/SIAM Student Chapter Berlin. After arriving on the site in Neuenhagen we had the opportunity to listen to interesting presentations.

The company 50Hertz introduced itself as one of the 4 major transmission system operators in Germany. About 18 million people in northern and eastern Germany obtain their electricity via the network operated by 50Hertz. The increasing amount of reneweable energy sources and the embedding into the common European power grid provide interesting challenges.

We then found out more about the role applied mathematics plays in the business of the company. The mathematical modelling of the electricity market was explained to us. The efficiency can be increased by using optimization techniques. On the one hand models are interesting for acquiring long term forecasts of major market developments. On the other hand short term predictions are very valuable and demand shorter computing times. This is where techniques of model order reduction become interesting.

Mathematical approaches also are an important tool in the field of strategic network planning. Here, it is important to guarantee the stability of the system. With diligent planning it is possible to intercept any possible malfunction.

Another highlight was the following guided tour around the transformer station. We had the opportunity to experience the massive dimensions of this machine with all our senses. What in mathematics is often represented by a node in a graph, we can now connect to an image from reality.

FInally we got to know the students from Berlin better over coffee and cake. We hat the opportunity to exchange our thought on the experience and other aspects of applied mathematics and studen life.

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Career Day: PhD. What's next?

07.03.2019 -


Join the career day to learn life lessons of former PhD graduates.



Do you ever wonder what life will bring after your PhD? Get inspired when speakers with research education, who made their way into academia, start-ups, and market-leading companies, talk about life goals, finding the first job and balancing work and family. #phdwhatsnext

Furthermore you're offered a free CV check. Just bring your CV and get it reviewed by an experienced HR professional.

Feel free to join the speakers for dinner at Ratskeller (7 PM). Just send us a small note and we will add you to the reservation. (Dinner is at your own expense)

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Dr. Barbara Böck (Wiley Verlag)

Dr. Ornella Billette (neotiv, DZNE)

Dr. Yauheniya Abramchuk (Zielpuls)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Vienken (form. Fresenius Medical Care)

Dr. Barbara Witter (OvGU)

Dr. Britta Werthmann (EKF-Diagnostics)

Dr. Jesko Hüttenhain (CrowdStrike)

Dr. Alexander Rieß (MAN)

Dr. Anja Gladbach (Bayer)

Dr. Carlos Martínez Cristancho (Evonik)

Prof. Dr. Richard Hanke-Rauschenbach (Leibniz Universität Hannover)

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