SIAM Student Chapter Aachen


August 21st, 2019 | by

The Meeting of European SIAM and GAMM Student Chapters

The SIAM Chapter Aachen hosts the Meeting of European SIAM and GAMM Student Chapters 2019.

There are still some free slots for your presentation: register until August 31st.

Industry Meets Mathematics

January 28th, 2019 | by

Today, the SIAM Student Chapter Aachen again hosts the Industry Meets Mathematics event. We are excited to welcome Dr. Kärcher from NavVis ( and Dr. Droste from INFORM ( as our guests.

Dr. Kärcher will talk about “Indoor visual positioning and navigation at NavVis”. In his presentation, he will give insights into how to calculate the position of a user taking pictures of his surroundings – a necessity for indoor navigation.

Our guest from INFORM, Dr. Droste, presents “Optimizing Real-World Problems”. This talk is about modeling production planning as a mixed integer program in order to plan production jobs on interdependent capacitated machines while minimizing backlog, holding, as well as setup costs and how to solve those problems despite millions of variables and constraints.

Please refer to the enclosed poster for the venue and starting time.

Recap of the IMM Special: Google

December 5th, 2018 | by

Last Thursday we had the pleasure to host a special edition of our IMM (Industry Meets Mathematics). Jonathan Wellons from Google Zürich gave a presentation on “TensorFlow: Applying Neural Networks to the Arts”, covering the fundamental principles of Neural Networks, and TensorFlow, as well as some fascinating applications to art, music and object recognition. Besides, Jonathan gave some insights into Google’s recruiting process and answered all our questions. We thank Jonathan and all students for participating!

PS: Here are some visuals from the event.

Industry Meets Mathematics Special: Google

November 13th, 2018 | by

It’s our pleasure to invite you to an “Industry Meets Mathematics Special: Google”. Meet one of the Googlers at this tech talk on November 29th from 4pm to 5pm (room 149, Hauptgebäude, Templergraben 55). The presentation is about “TensorFlow: Applying Neural Networks to the Arts” and will cover some of the fundamental principles of Neural Networks, and TensorFlow, an open-source implementation of them. The talk will also include applications to art, music and object recognition.

See you there!


SIAM SC BBQ, Elections, and the Award of the Certificate of Recognition

August 16th, 2018 | by

On Thursday, 19th July 2018, we held a BBQ on the lawn behind the
Rogowski building to mark the start of a new year in the SIAM Student Chapter.
The weather had been great, especially for Aachen standards, and the grill
worked overtime. We hereby like to thank the people from AIA for kindly lending
us the grill and the beer table set.

During the BBQ (as well as a view days in advance), the officers for the
upcoming year 2018/2019 could be elected online. The election resulted in the
following officers:

  • President: Christian Bauer (NLD)
  • Vice-President: Anna Thünen (IGPM)
  • Secretary: Jannick Wolters (MathCCES)
  • Treasurer: Nicole Nellesen (AICES)

In the name of the elected officers I’d like to thank the voters for
participating in this years election process and for the trust you have placed
in us.

The BBQ was topped with the award of the certificate of recognition to Roland
Siegbert. He had been one of the founders and the first president of the RWTH SIAM
Student Chapter. With this certificate we would like to thank him for his
engagement. For without him and the first generation of officers, we
wouldn’t be here today.

We would like to thank everybody for their active participation in the past,
and look forward to the new year with the newly-elected officers.

Here are some impressions of the event:

SIAM Chapter Meets SIAM President

April 9th, 2018 | by

Some weeks ago we had the great pleasure to meet the president of SIAM, Prof. Higham from Manchester University. After a spontaneous sightseeing tour through Aachen city center, we enjoyed a cozy dinner in Aachen old town.

We thank Prof. Higham for a great evening with lots of interesting discussions.

Follow-Up of the Career Path Panel Discussion 5

April 9th, 2018 | by

Industry or Academia? Or Both?!

This was the main topic of this year’s carreer path panel. Our guests, Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl (RWTH Aachen), Prof. Markus Lange-Hegermann (Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe), Rodrigo Canales (Capgemini), and Roman Schaerer (Leica Geosystems) told us about their career paths and answered questions from the audience, e.g. about chosing the right carreer path, switching between industry and academia, tipps and tricks for the application process, balancing family and carreer and more.

We thank the speakers and the students for this successful event!

PS: Here are some impressions of the event:

Career Path Panel Discussion 5

February 17th, 2018 | by

The SIAM Student Chapter is happy to announce another round of the Career Path Discussion for the fifth time. We have again invited speakers from industry and academia to talk about the career path of each of them. As usual, we will begin with a guided discussion by our host. After a short break, the audience is kindly invited to ask questions to each of the participants. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided.

This event is targeted towards mathematics and science students who want to know more about possible career options and the paths leading towards those. Everybody is welcome!

For the fifth Career Path Panel Discussion, we welcome

Karen Veroy-Grepl, RWTH Aachen
Markus Lange-Hegermann, HS-OWL
Rodrigo Canales, Capgemini
Roman Schaerer, Leica Geosystems

The event will take place on the 15th of March in the GRS001, Schinkelstr. 2a, German Research School, starting at 4pm.

Elections 2017/18

June 9th, 2017 | by

The Student Chapter will hold a BBQ on the 21st of June at 5:30pm behind the Rogowski building. We will additionally use this opportunity to hold the elections for the officers for the academic year 2017/18. Therefore, you are all kindly invited to take part in the election which will start at 5pm, also behind the Rogowski building. This should also give new members the chance to gain some insight into the structure of the Student Chapter and possible ways to participate actively.


June 9th, 2017 | by

Dear all,

to celebrate the good weather, the Student Chapter would like to invite all of you to the first SIAM SC BBQ!
The event will take place on the 21st of June, starting at 5:30pm behind the Rogowski building (in front of the “Aerodynamisches Intitut Aachen”).

The Student Chapter will provide drinks and food for free, but you are very much welcome to bring something on your own as well (like salads or dessert or similar).

To be able to organize everything accordingly, we would like to ask you for a confirmation mail, where you roughly state what (and how much) you’d like to eat and drink.

We hope to see you there!