PhD Programme Mathematics in Industry and Commerce (MIC)

For 36 months, the PhD students will pursue their research supervised by a professor of the University of Kaiserslautern. In general, supervisor and student determine the topic of the PhD thesis in cooperation with a company, often via the “Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Mathematics” (ITWM).

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DURATION:
36 months

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MATHEMATICS , PHD Programme

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Location The University of Kaiserslautern, founded in 1969, is still very young and focuses on natural and engineering sciences. About 12,000 students are currently enrolled in the university’s 12 departments. The facilities of the mathematics department meet high standards, especially the laboratories, libraries and computers; free access is provided to all students. Kaiserslautern (100,000 inhabitants) is located in the heart of the European Union, by the famous, recreational Palatinate Forest and close to the French border in the west. Frankfurt airport is a 90-minute train ride away.

Kaiserslautern offers all the amenities of a modern city, including a rich and vivid culture and sports scene.

Course focus For 36 months, the PhD students will pursue their research supervised by a professor of the University of Kaiserslautern. In general, supervisor and student determine the topic of the PhD thesis in cooperation with a company, often via the “Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Mathematics” (ITWM).

Participants of the MIC programme apply modern mathematical theories (partial differential equations, stochastics, singularity theory, etc.) to model technological, economic and ecological problems. Computer-oriented numerical methods (FEM, optimisation, statistics, etc.) are used to simulate processes and evaluate the models.

Good programming skills are a must. Possible research areas are:

  • Applied Mathematical Statistics
  • Computer Algebra and Singularity Theory
  • Differential Equations: Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • Geomathematics
  • Mathematical Control Theory
  • Optimisation
  • Stochastic Control and Financial Mathematics
Target group Mathematicians with interest in the application of theoretical results to real world problems
Course language English
Entry requirements
  • Excellent M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in mathematics
  • English – TOEFL (540/207/76 points) or IELTS (Band 6) – certificate
  • Age limit: 32
Degree Awarded Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.)
Course begins October, an introductory German language course starts in August
Course duration 36 months
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme 2 months (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)
Application deadline 31 July 2013 at the German Embassy/DAAD Regional Office;
31 August 2013 at DAAD in Bonn;
15 January 2014 at the University of Kaiserslautern.
Remarks In addition to the official DAAD application form, applicants are required to submit a particular course application form, which is available from the webpage of the Graduate School.

Department of Mathematics
Jessica Borsche/Dr. Falk Triebsch
Gottlieb-Daimler-Str. 48
D-67663 Kaiserslautern
Phone: +49 (0)631 / 205-3246
Fax: +49 (0)631 / 205-2048