Fifteenth Internal SFB Meeting

From 27th to 30th of November the annual SFB Internal Meeting in Obergurgl in Tyrol, Austria, took place. SFB members and invited international participants were giving an insight into their latest research and used the chance to exchange ideas on further research.
Fortunately the weather conditions gave the participants the chance to explore the beautiful area surrounding the University Center in Obergurgl.

Fourteenth Internal SFB Meeting

The 14th Internal SFB Meeting took place, for the first time, at Hotel Bergkristall in Wildalpen between 3-5 July, featuring talks, discussions and even an excursion.

The excursion took the Hopfgartenrunde and had a strong turnout amongst participants. The tour also featured a brief refreshment stop, where participants could enjoy a beverage under the gaze of the surrounding mountains.

Participants were feasted to 16 talks in total, from both SFB members and invited non-members, on various topics from our various sub-projects.

Overall, the meeting was a great success. The SFB members will return once more for the 6th Member Meeting in September. The next Internal SFB Meeting, however, will feature a return to Obergurgl.

Otmar Scherzer to be Speaker at CIMPA Research Summer School, Cuba

SFB Speaker Otmar Scherzer will be a speaker too at the CIMPA Research Summer School on “Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation in Medicine”, which will be held at the Universidad de La Habana, Cuba, on 4-7 June 2023. There, he will give lectures virtually on topics in inverse problems: an introductory lecture on tomography and a more advanced lecture on numerical inversion. Further details may be found via the link.

Otmar Scherzer gives talk in celebration of 20 years of RICAM and the 70th birthday of Prof. Heinz W. Engl

SFB Speaker Otmar Scherzer gave a talk on Newton methods for solving linear inverse problems with neural network coders at a colloquium in Linz which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Johann Radon Instute (RICAM) and the 70th birthday of its founder, Prof. Heinz W. Engl.

Prof. Heinz W. Engl also gave an interview in which he was asked about how research has developed since his inception of the institute and what his own personal research highlights are, the transcript for which may be found here.

Thirteenth Internal SFB Meeting

The 13th Internal SFB Meeting took place between 12-15 February in Villa Sonnwend, Roßleiten, Austria. It was an action-packed event featuring notable talks from members, as well as memorable debuts from external and international participants from realms as far flung as Finland.

Victoria Hutterer of the Johannes Kepler University Linz
Denise Schmutz of the University of Vienna
Fabian Hinterer of the Johannes Kepler University Linz

In addition to the talks, there was a free afternoon on Tuesday 14 February which coincided with Valentine’s Day.

The newest addition to our team: Stefanie Reiter

The SFB team welcomes its newest member Stefanie Reiter to its ranks. Stefanie had previously completed her bachelor’s and master’s studies at the University of Vienna’s Department of Astrophysics where she had worked on studying dust dynamics in planetary systems.

“I am currently working as a PhD student at the Department of Astrophysics at the University of Vienna on the research project “Interdisciplinary Advances in Extragalactic Archaeology”, which works towards the aim of identifying specific events in the formation histories of nearby galaxies, using orbit-based dynamical modelling in combination with stellar population labels, as certain quantities are approximately conserved during a galaxy’s evolution. For this project, I am working on applying new uncertainty quantification methods for the models and including additional stellar population labels”.
Stefanie Reiter