Department of Mathematics

Whenever an organism develops and forms organs, a tumour creates metastases or the immune system becomes active in inflammation, cells migrate within the body. As they do, they interact with surrounding tissues which influence their function. The migrating cells react to biochemical signals, as well...

The mathematician and FAU representative Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Enrique Zuazua has been awarded a Humboldt professorship. The President of the Humboldt Foundation (AvH), Hans Christian Pape, awarded the prize during a ceremony on 9 May in Berlin. Zuazua is the fifth Humboldt professor at FAU. The award i...

Gas will play a crucial role as an energy source over the coming decades. But how can the German gas network be prepared for the growing demand? This is the subject of research being carried out by mathematicians from FAU, TU Darmstadt, TU and HU Berlin and WIAS Berlin in Transregio 154: ‘Mathematic...

The last nuclear power plants in Germany will be decommissioned in 2022. However, by then, it will not be possible to meet all of the country’s electricity requirements using wind and solar energy. This means that gas will play a crucial role as an energy source over the coming decades. But how can ...

EU PLATO-N project on software-supported structural optimisation Holes don’t weigh anything – that’s hardly surprising. But, if your aim is weight reduction, it becomes apparent how useful empty spaces can be. However, they don’t contribute to stability. That is why constructions that must be both ...