Das erste internationale

Expertensymposium im 3D Bereich.

3D-Symposium 2012 3D-Festival 2011
Mathematics and 3D as Metaphors
Prof. Dr. Vincent Heuveline

An unexpected Encounter

The accurate description of our world, and focus on relevant details, are fundamental for research in scientific simulations. The achievements in scientific computing for our society, such as daily weather forecasts, were made possible by mathematical modeling, numerical computing, and the implementation on computer systems. Yet, one cannot interpret the computed results alone, the meaning is only given by a metaphoric interpretation based on the originating mathematical description.
In the interdisciplinary context of modern sciences, as well as the engagement between society and research, the demands in scientific communication, and the classification of results, are rising. Since models and results in computational sciences are given in the seemingly strict and abstract language of Mathematics, they seem to be accessible only experts; but they are accessibly for a wider audience if suitable representations reflecting common experiences are employed.
The metaphorical translation from mathematical abstraction to human perception is amplified by 3D technology: By spatial depiction, the virtual images are increasingly accessible, and the embedding of theory and abstraction into the human world improves the appreciation for scientific advances.

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Vincent Heuveline is the head of the Institute for Applied and Numeric Mathematics 4 at the Faculty for Mathematics and he is the director of Engineering Mathematics and Computing LAB (EMCL) at Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT).

Prof. Vincent Heuveline, in who was born 1968, studied mathematics at Université de Cean and at University Würzburg. He did his doctorate in 1997 at the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Au-tomatique (INRIA) and at Université de Rennes.

Afterwards he worked as a scientific assistant at the Institut for Scientific Calculating (IW), University Heidelberg, which was followed by his habilitation and Venia Legendi 2002 in Heidelberg. In the year 2003, Prof. Heuveline switched to University Erlangen-Nuernberg to act as a deputy professor for applied mathematics.

In 2004, Professor Heuvenille was named a professor for "numeric proceeding of high performance computers" and at the same time to be the head of computer center at University Karlsruhe (TH). Due to the fusion of research center Karlsruhe and University Karlsruhe (TH) in 2006, the Karlsruher Institute for Technologie (KIT) was conducted.

In 2008, Professor Heuveline has been announced the director of New Steinbruch Centre for Computing (SCC) at Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT). In the year 2009, Professor Heuveline has been handed over the Leadership for the Institute for Applied and Numeric Mathematics 4 as part of the faculty for Mathematics at Karlsruher Institute for Technology. In the same year, Professor Heuveline founded the Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab (EMCL), a research establishment for interdisciplinary issues in the field of numeric simulation, optimation, high-performance computing and cloud computing at Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT).