TUM - ICL Mathematical Sciences Hub
Collaborative Mathematics Hub within Flagship Partnership
The mathematical sciences hub is part of the Flagship Partnership between the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Imperial College London (ICL). It will provide a forum for intensive exchange and builds on strong existing links and common research interests, for example in the areas of random systems, modelling, statistics, PDEs, applied and numerical analysis.
At TUM, Professor Christian Kühn is the scientific director of the hub, strongly supported by the Dean, Professor Folkmar Bornemann. Following an opening workshop at Imperial College in 2019, and a further joint workshop at the TUM Department of Mathematics in January 2020, the hub will now explore further avenues for future joint research projects and funding initiatives between both mathematics departments, whilst immediately providing financial support for initial collaborations.
Members are encouraged to apply for financial support, which is jointly funded by the mathematics departments of both nodes, as well as through the TUM Global Incentive Fund. The support provides funding for research visits between both departments, the organisation of joint workshops and summer schools, and similar initiatives.
The Departments of Mathematics at Imperial and TUM have both granted financial support for the Hub to enable increased exchange and collaboration between their members. The application process is straightforward and is open to all members of both Departments.
News and Events of the Mathematical Sciences Hub
The Technical University of Munich and Imperial College London are funding six research projects on "Mathematics of Information: Theory and Application". The Department of Mathematics is involved in two of them.
A weekly online-seminar between the TUM & ICL with different speakers each week, organized by Oliver Junge, Professor for numerics of complex systems
Further information: TUM-ICL Seminar on Markov Operators, Entropy and Evolution
The aim of this workshop is to explore avenues for future joint research projects and funding initiatives involving the mathematics departments at Imperial College London and TU Munich and to strengthen the relationship between both institutions. Download the program.
Financial Support within the Hub
Goals and eligible activities
The program supports the development of new and the expansion of existing research cooperation projects between Imperial and TUM for example through:
meetings of collaborators of all levels (from Masters to Professor)
- participation in schools or conferences at Imperial
- joint workshops, seminars, symposia etc.
- preparation of joint proposals for third party funding
- starting or furthering joint teaching/research collaboration
All members of the TUM Department of Mathematics may apply.
Application process and form
NEW: Headstart Initiative - plan now, travel later
Due to the restrictions on meetings in person due to the Corona pandemic, we have changed our application process, enabling you to plan your collaboration, trip or project now, apply for funding in advance and have everything in place and ready for action as soon as the pandemic situation allows.
Your application will be considered by our scientific committee and answered within 3 weeks of submission. The funds will be reserved for your project and ready for use as soon as required.
Please note that other TUM funding sources can also be applied to collaborations within the Flagship Partnership, such as for visiting professors from the TUM Global Visiting Professor Program or the John-von-Neumann Visiting Professorship Program. Research visits of doctorate students can be supported through the TUM Graduate School Internationalization Support.
Scientific Advisory Board
We are delighted to have the support of the following leading mathematicians as members of our scientific advisory board:
Dr. Maximilian Engel (TUM), 24. to 28. February 2020, Guest of Jeroen Lamb and Martin Rasmussen @ICL