SIAM Student Chapter Aachen

Stammtisch: Poker Night

March 16th, 2017 | by

Join us for this month’s Stammtisch for a round of Poker on March 21st in the Rogowski building, room 328. We will start at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to join – especially new members who want to get to know the Student Chapter. Bring your own beverages and food.

Science JEOPARDY! Quiz Night

February 13th, 2017 | by

The chapter invites you to our second edition of the famous Science Jeopardy! Check it out here.

SIAM SC Stammtisch

January 13th, 2017 | by

We are planning to organize more networking and social events on a regular basis, i.e. a “Stammtisch”.

The first event will be a Movie Evening, showing “The Social Network” (Tuesday, January 17th, 7pm, in R328).

You are all invited to join us!

Career Path Panel Discussion 4

November 29th, 2016 | by

The SIAM Student Chapter is happy to announce another round of the Career Path Discussion for the fourth time. We have again invited speaker 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. Cookies, sweets and 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 fourth Career Path Panel Discussion, we welcome

Stephan Martin, SAP
Markus Czupalla, FH Aachen
Nadine Mbenda, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Nicolas Gauger, TU Kaiserslautern

The event will take place on the 9th of December in the GRS001, Schinkelstr. 2a, German Research School, starting at 3pm.



Christmas Party

November 18th, 2016 | by

This years Christmas Party will be a games evening in room 328 on December 5th at 6:30 pm. If you have any fun board games, you are welcome to bring them with you. See you there!

Seminar Series on Hot Topics in Applied Mathematics

July 17th, 2016 | by

seminarHotTopicsYou are invited to join our new seminar series on

Hot topics in Applied Mathematics!

When: Fridays, 10:15-11:15am, starting 29.07.2016

Where: Rogowski building, Room 328

The purpose of the seminar is to present the basics of current research topics in mathematics, computer science and engineering. Topics cover the research of SIAM Student Chapter members and range from popular methods such as Discontinuous Galerkin and automatic differentiation to problem oriented problems such as financial market modelling or transport problems. The aim is to give an understandable overview and give doctoral candidates the possibility to connect their research to topics of other researchers as well as help students with their choice of future courses.

Here, the list of topics the seminar is covering:

  1. Non-local regularization and image analysis in Electron Microscopy (speaker: Niklas Mevenkamp, 29.07.2016)
  2. Uncertainty Quantification (speaker: Jonas Kusch, 12.08.2016)
  3. Mathematical Models of Financial Markets (speaker: Torsten Trimborn, 19.08.2016)
  4. Atmospheric Entry – Technology, Mathematical Model and Simulation (speaker: Julian Köllermeier, 26.08.2016)
  5. Monte-Carlo Description of Flow Phenomena Arising from Fokker-Planck Kinetics (speaker: Hossein Gorji , 02.09.2016)
  6. Discontinuous Galerkin Methods (speaker: Alexander Jaust, 16.09.2016)
  7. Parallel-in-Time Integration Methods (speaker: Stefanie Günther, 30.09.2016)
  8. Automatic Differentiation (speaker: Jens Deussen, 14.10.2016)
  9. Lattice-Boltzmann (speaker: Philipp Otte, 04.11.2016)

If you are interested in helping to prepare one of the topics above or if you want to add a new one to the list, you are very welcome to write an email to Thomas. Don’t hesitate: the presenters are not expected to be experts in the chosen topics.

Career Path Panel Discussion 3

July 11th, 2016 | by

The SIAM Student Chapter is happy to announce the continuation of our Career Path Panel Discussion. In the third round, our speakers will be

Stefanie Elgeti, Chief engineer at CATS, RWTH Aachen University
Felix Otto, Director of MPI for mathematics in natural sciences, Leipzig
Myriam Thömmes, McKinsey Analytics

The event will take place on the 3rd of August in the Rogowski Building, R115, starting at 3pm.


Report: Finance Day Frankfurt

June 30th, 2016 | by

For Wednesday, the 29th of June, the Student Chapter Aachen organized the first Finance Day in Frankfurt.

We followed the invitation of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to Frankfurt. Prior to the visit at PwC we took the chance to look behind the scenes of the “Börse Frankfurt” (Frankfurt Stock Exchange).

20160629_114846After a presentation on the history and the basic working principles of “Börse Frankfurt” we were able to see the actual trading live on the parquet, which surprisingly was almost the opposite of hectic. From the visitor gallery everything seemed calm and organized. The trading happens almost completely through the trading system Xetra.

Afterwards the group headed to the Tower 185, the headquarter of PwC in Germany. At PwC we hat the chance to listen to PwC employees with a MINT background talk about how mathematics is used in their daily work. This happens in various regimes, such as risk management, assurance, pension calculation, IT security or big data and data science. In between the talks, there was the possibility to talk to the different speaker during the lunch break.


Once the official part ended, we had the chance to participate at the guided tower tour through Tower 185. We could see the logistic and infrastructure that is necessary to keep a building for 4000 employees working and in a safe state. The highlight of the tour was the ride up to the 50th floor where we were able to enjoy the view from the 4th tallest building in Germany.


The day in Frankfurt ended with a coffee / beer break at the Main and the ride home to Aachen.

Report: Science Jeopardy

June 30th, 2016 | by

The first Science Jeopardy event at RWTH Aachen University was held by the SIAM Student Chapter on May 15th.

In the first round, four candidates at a time were given answers from more or less scientific topics like “Algorithms”, “Plots” and “May the force be with you” and tried to find the correct question first. Whenever no candidate could give the answer, somebody from the audience could help out to win a special prize. After the first rounds, the final competitors were found and played the final round.

But in the end a clear victory of SIAM Student Chapter’s officer Alex J. was unavoidable. All participants won prizes ranging from SIAM mugs and pens to MathWorks shirts and backpacks.

The evening was generously sponsored by the local company d-Fine such that snacks and beverages could be provided for everybody. The event was a great success and will surely be repeated soon! The LaTeX template for the event can be found at GitHub under the project name “SIAMSC_jeopardy”.


Finance Day Frankfurt – PwC visit

May 13th, 2016 | by

Dear Student Chapter members,

We are invited to PwC  in Frankfurt at the 29th of June.
The program is as follows (as announced by PwC):

12:00                     Welcome
12.15 – 13.15          Introduction of PwC
13.15 – 14.15          Lunch
14.15 – 15.00         Questions&Answers
ca. 15                     Visiting the PwC Tower
afterwards            We could decide to spend some time in Frankfurt on our own
At PwC, we are going to talk to employees with a MINT background.
The trip will start between 8 or 9 (TBA) at the central train station in Aachen.
PwC is so kind to cover all cost for our journey.

If you are interested to join, please send a mail until May 22.
There is only a limited number of slots available, so be quick!