SIAM Student Chapter Aachen

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!

Industry Meets Mathematics – Open House Day 2016

April 5th, 2016 | by

IMM PosterThe SIAM Student Chapter at RWTH Aachen University is glad to announce the second open house day:


Company representatives will talk about math-related tasks they face in their companies and how maths is integrated in their daily work. In contrast to last year’s event we pass on talks of PhD students such we have an additional spot for a speaker from industry. Therefore, we proudly announce four speakers this year.

The following four companies followed the call this year:

  1. the engineering and electronics department of Robert Bosch GmbH,
  2. the academic publisher Elsevier B.V.,
  3. the Institute of Propulsion Technology and Numerical methods of DLR Cologne, and
  4. INFORM GmbH, developer of optimization software.

Also take a look at our Flyer and the IMM page.

Come and enjoy a Science JEOPARDY Night!

March 22nd, 2016 | by

Take part in the science quiz or just come by and watch our version of the legendary JEOPARDY game show.


Career Path Panel Discussion 2

December 17th, 2015 | by

After the successful premiere of the Career Path Panel Discussion, the SIAM Student Chapter is happy to announce a second round with new invited speakers, namely

Gregor Gassner, Professor Universität zu Köln
Jörn Harder, Professor FH Aachen
Kai Krycki, Aachen Institute for Nuclear Training
Arnold Reusken, RWTH Aachen

The event will take place on the 15th of January in the Rogowski Building. For further information check out the Event entry.

Christmas Skittles

December 7th, 2015 | by

This years Christmas Party will be held at the bowling alley!

Come and join us for a round of skittles (=”Kegeln”) at Café&Bar Zuhause!


Seminar on Software Engineering for Scientific Coding

November 3rd, 2015 | by


You are invited to join – and actively shape – our new Seminar Series on Software Engineering for Scientific Coding. Click here for more information.

Invitation from the SC Würzburg: Winterschool 2016 on Calculus of Variations in Physics and Material Science

November 3rd, 2015 | by

The Student Chapter of University Würzburg invited members of the SIAM Student Chapter Aachen to join their Winterschool on

Calculus of Variations in Physics and Materials Science

More information on the Winterschool can be found here. Note, that the Application Deadline is the 15th of November.