Last Joint Workshop of KIT Centers MathSEE-KCETA

October-November 2022

The final joint workshop of KIT Centers MathSEE and KCETA will present invited speakers from Germany and wider Europe working on the cusp of mathematics and particle, astroparticle physics. The search for workshop dates and for invited speakers has started. Please enter your availability here and please send us your suggestions for invited speakers that you would like to meet, see and hear from.

Second Joint Workshop: MathSEE-KCETA

7th July 2022: Triangle OPEN SPACE
MathSEE-KCETA Workshop


The KIT centers MathSEE and KCETA are organizing a joint workshop to strengthen the cooperation between mathematicians and particle physicists on 7th of July in Triangle OPEN SPACE at KIT. We invite you most cordially to the workshop.


8:30 - 9:00                         Welcome Coffee
9:00 - 9:10                         Introductions
9:10 - 9:30                         Parallel Finite Element Methods for Acoustic, Elastic, and Electro-Magnetic Waves (Niklas Baumgarten, Christian Wieners)
9:30 - 9:50                         High-frequency wave propagation in nonlinear media (Tobias Jahnke)
9:50 - 10:10                       Numerical methods on high-performance computers (Pratik Nayak)
10:10 - 10:30                     Higher-order time integration methods for Maxwell's equations on locally refined spatial grids (Pratik Kumbhar)
10:30 - 10:45                    Break
10:45 - 11:05                    Hyperuniform disordered structures (Günter Last)
11:05 - 11:25                    Optimal design of electromagnetically chiral scatterers (Tilo Arens)
11:25 - 11:45                    Topological data analysis and cancer research (Andreas Ott)
11:45 - 12:05                    Electric field simulations in the KIT Dark Matter group (Jan Behrens)
12:05 - 12:30                   Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:00                    Final Discussion and Next Steps



To understand the fundamental building blocks of matter and their interactions, as well as their importance and role in the formation and evolution of the largest structures in the universe, vast experiments are used at accelerators or cosmic rays are measured with an observatory. In both cases, a large number of detectors generate vast amounts of data that must be filtered, stored, analyzed, and compared with simulations and theoretical calculations. Numerical methods and algorithms are used in each of these steps to best determine the physical parameters. Interpretation of experimental data and theoretical predictions could be taken to a new level through collaboration between KCETA and Math- SEE scientists. This requires advanced mathematical modeling, filtering, and analysis of vast amounts of simulated data, their comparison with experimental data from the detectors, taking into account the uncertainties associated with these vast data sets.

In order to interpret the measured data, they are compared with elaborate numerical simulations of the physical processes as well as the response of the detectors to these processes. An advanced modeling approach that not only takes into account the existing physical laws and equations for modeling, but also models the real elementary processes in terms of well-defined boundary conditions, could, for example, decompose the cosmic ray showers into several well-defined individual processes. In collaboration with mathematics, simulation programs could be made more efficient and supplemented with novel approaches.  

Taking all these factors into account requires a novel collaboration between particle and astroparticle physicists and mathematicians to achieve breakthroughs in the understanding of comical radiation showers, particle collisions, and related phenomena. The collaboration would give mathematicians access to real-world challenges in physics while providing physicists with benefits from advances in mathematical modeling. Exploring the potentials of deeper and vast collaboration is of great importance for both centers, especially in view of a possible application under coordinated procedures.