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Our next lecture

Friday, June 02, 2023, 15:00, Faraday-Lecture Hall

Prof. Dr. Jörg SchumacherTU Ilmenau

Mesoscale patterns in turbulent convection with machine learning and quantum computing

Turbulent convection processes in nature are often characterized by an apparent order in the so-called mesoscale region between the smallest and largest flow scales. Prominent examples include granules and supergranules on the solar surface and cloud streets in the lower layers of the atmosphere. Where do these regular patterns come from? What role do they play in heat transport in the flow? How can machine learning algorithms or quantum computing help to better model and effectively analyze these structure formation processes?

Increased use of artificial intelligence in this area of research could lead to improved models of solar activity and more accurate weather and climate predictions in the future.

In his lecture, Prof. Dr. Jörg Schumacher, Head of the Department of Fluid Mechanics at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, will explain these questions in a common-sense way, starting from basic considerations, while providing interesting insights into his current research.

He received an ERC Advanced Grant, the most prestigious research funding of the European Union, in 2022 for his excellent cutting-edge research on fluid turbulence. With this grant, the scientist can now use super and quantum computers to calculate and analyze flow patterns as they occur near the surface of the sun. Increased use of artificial intelligence in this area of research could lead to improved models of solar activity and more accurate weather and climate predictions in the future. The MesoComp project ("Order at the Mesoscale: Connecting supercomputingof compressible convection to classical and quantum machine learning") at TU Ilmenau started in January 2023.

Current notes

Pre-registration for participation in the events is not required.

For further information, please contact us by e-mail:buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.deor by phone: 03677 69-4675 .

Spring semester 2023

The program for the Spring 2023 semester can be found here:

>Spring Semester 2023 Program<.

For further information, please contact us at the e-mail address buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de.

Preview of the fall semester 2023

The events take place in the rooms of the Georg Schmidt Technical Center of the University of Ilmenau, Weimarer Straße, each Friday at 3:00 p.m. (see General Information - Map of the TU Ilmenau).

The following dates are planned for the fall semester 2023:

08.09. / 15.09. / 22.09. / 29.09. / 06.10. / 13.10. / 20.10. / 27.10. / 03.11. / 10.11. / 17.11. / 24.11. / 01.12. / 08.12.2023


Review of previous semesters

"Will drones fall on our heads in the future?", "Artificial intelligence - public perception and risk communication" or "The digitalization wave in medical care: Claim and Reality": The range of content covered by the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is diverse and includes socio-political and cultural-political topics, natural sciences and humanities, technical, economic, medical, historical and cultural topics.

In the review of previous semesters you will find an overview of the events and topics of the past years.

Review of previous semesters

General information

Founded in 2006, the Senior Citizens' Academy at the Ilmenau University of Technology, today's TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus, is an open continuing education program for all interested persons from Ilmenau and the surrounding area.

General information on participation in the TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus

Responsible for the program and organization of the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is the Ilmenau University of Technology in cooperation with the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e.V..