Independent Studies: Current Talks

28 February 2020 11:00 – 10 September 2020 11:00
Bildmotiv TopMath

The Independent Studies form the core of the elite study program TopMath. In intensive independent study in their first, second and, if desired, third TopMath year, the students work on a mathematical problem corresponding to their thematic interests, accompanied and guided by their mentor.

The result is presented at the end of the TopMath year, amongst others in a talk open to a general audience of university members.

Independent Studies in the winter term 2019/20

This term we will hear talks by Carolin Bauerhenne, Tobias Böhle and Michel Kschonnek, who are students of the TopMath 14th year class taking their second Independent Studies exam, and by a student of the TopMath 16th year class: Augustine Okolie. The latter takes the mandatory Independent Studies exam of the second semester, which decides on the admission to the doctoral program of TopMath.

The four students work in different areas of mathematics: Carolin Bauerhenne, mentee of PD René Brandenberg, works on the k-center problem and is part of the Discrete Mathematics, Optimization, and Convexity working group. Tobias Böhle conducts research in the field of Dynamics, his mentor is Prof. Christian Kühn. Michel Kschonnek is part of the Chair of Mathematical Finance and mentee of Prof. Rudi Zagst. Augustine Okolie's area of research is Life Science, his mentor Prof. Johannes Müller.

The talks, which take place from February to April, are based on their areas of research.


Augustine Okolie: Bayesian inference for estimating tracing probability in stochastic epidemic models

Examiners: Prof. J. Müller, Prof. Ch. Kuttler

Friday, 28 February 2020, 11:00 AM

Fakultätsraum Mathematik (00.10.011)


Tobias Böhle: Nichtlineare Dynamik von komplexen Oszillatornetzwerken

Examiners: Prof. Ch. Kühn, Prof. Ch. Bick, Prof. D. Matthes

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 10:30 AM

via Zoom


Carolin Bauerhenne: A MIP approach for geometric k-center problems

Examiners: PD R. Brandenberg, Prof. P. Gritzmann, Prof. S. Weltge

Tuesday, 21 July, 11:00 AM

via Zoom


Michel Kschonnek: Dynamic Portfolio Optimization with separable terminal wealth and allocation constraints

Examiners: Prof. R. Zagst, Prof. M. Scherer, PD A. Min

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 10:00 AM

via Zoom