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Prof. Dr. Karl Worthmann


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1st GAMM Juniors' Summer School (September 14 - 20, 2014)

The topic of the GAMM Juniors' School on Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (SAMM) are Differential-Algebraic Equations (DAEs). These equations are a powerful tool for modelling and analysis of various problems, e.g. in multibody dynamics, economics, and electrical circuits. The investigation of DAEs has become an important field of research in mathematics and mechanics.
The topic is presented by two experts in the field and two invited guest speakers. In addition to the lectures there will be example classes.

Who can attend?
The school is open to international PhD and advanced undergraduate students from engineering sciences or mathematics.

A limited number of scholarships will be available. These scholarships will in general cover the lodging (full board) and travel expenses up to 150 EUR. Because of the restricted number of such scholarships, we ask students to preferentially use funds available at their home institutions.



The workshop takes place in the Hotel "Am Wald" in Elgersburg (Thuringia).

More detailed information about the hotel and about Elgersburg can be found at the following web pages:



Elgersburg can be reached via local trains from Erfurt, which is connected to the German high speed train network.

Trains from Erfurt to Elgersburg (destination Ilmenau)
run every hour (with slightly varying departure times between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.):                


There will be a bus shuttle from the bus station in Elgersburg to the Hotel from 5:30 pm until 10:30 pm; if you will arrive at any other time, then please give the hotel a call +49 (0) 3 677 79 800 and they will pick you up.

The nearest airport is Leipzig, which has few international connections.
From the major airports in Frankfurt and Berlin, Erfurt can be reached by train in 2-3 hours.
Frankfurt has the advantage, that there are direct trains between the airport and Erfurt.


Mohammad Alinejadmofrad Karl-Franzens-University Graz
Christian AnderssonLund University
Carsten BalewskiUniversity of Paderborn
Daniel BankmannTechnical University of Berlin
Robel BesratUniversity of Paderborn
Philipp BraunUniversity of Bayreuth
Giuliano Costantini Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Pratibhamoy DasTechnical University of Berlin
Subashish DattaTechnical University of Berlin
Toheed GhandrizLund University
Christoph Huck
Humboldt-University of Berlin
Lennart JansenHumboldt-University of Berlin
Ferdinand Küsters
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Arash Massoudi
University of Hamburg
Tobias MeyerTU Darmstadt
Fatemeh MohammadiLund University
Elisa Mostacciuolo "Università degli Studi del Sannio" (BN)
Ashraf Owis
Cairo University
Jonas PadeHumboldt-University of Berlin
Olaf Rendel
University of Hamburg 
Mohamed SaidMemorial University of Newfoundland
Barbara ScherleinTechnical University Berlin


  • Stephan Trenn
    (TU Kaiserslautern)

  • Thomas Berger
    (U Hamburg)

Guest Speakers

  • Volker Mehrmann
    (TU Berlin)

  • Bernd Simeon
    (TU Kaiserslautern)


  • Sebastian Schöps
    (TU Darmstadt)

  • Karl Worthmann
    (TU Ilmenau)


Course on Differential Algebraic Equations

  • Modelling
  • Fundamentals of DAEs
  • Control Theory
  • Optimal Control
  • Multibody Systems


  • Thomas Berger (University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany)

  • Stephan Trenn  (Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Guest speaker:


Herewith I register for the 1st GAMM Juniors Summer School .
(arrival: September 14 in the evening;  departure: Saturday 20 in the morning)

The cost for the hotel including full board is
EUR 500 for a single and EUR 390 p.p. for a double room.

In addition, an e-mail of your supervisor is required including

  • Recommendation of the candidate for the summer school.
  • Declaration whether the candidate needs financial support.
  • A statement whether the candidate would be able to come if no financial support can be provided.

Please send this e-mail to Karl Worthmann

Confirmation notice
The number of participants is strictly limited to 40 due to the size of the workshop hotel. If more than 40 registrations are received, the organizers will rank registrations according to excellence and suitability and invite the first 40 of this list. Confirmation notices will be sent out before August 1st.

Lectures and Assignment Sheets

Lectures and Assignment Sheets