Activities of Carina Geldhauser
Conferences I organized, projects I started, and more....
Schools, workshops and conferences are important components in the scientific life. During my time as a Klaus Murmann undergraduate fellow at Foundation of German Business
, I had the opportunity to not only attend interdisciplinary workshops, but also to plan and implement one on our own. So in 2007, I organized my first scientific event, on biotechnology, targeted to undergraduate students of our scholarship programme. Many others followed, some of which I tell you more about below.
To foster the understanding of mathematics in society and to show the beauty of mathematics to others, I joined the IMAGINARY project as an occasional freelancer, when my time and work contract situation permits. IMAGINARY is a non-profit organisation for interactive and open mathematics, initiated at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach in Germany. It develops software for the visualization of mathematics and hosts a platform, where e.g. events and exhibits are stored.
Meet me at....
This section will be often out of date, yet I find it interesting, so I sometimes add some information about my travel plans here.
Probability Group, TU Munich , around 1.2. 2018
Faculty of Mathematics, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 22-27 Dec 2017
Recent conferences I organized, and other activities
Maths schools and Conferences
On the right are some schools and conferences I organised in the last years.
Combinatorial Stochastic Processes, Hanoi
Ngoc Tran and me organized a two-week spring school in Hanoi on Combinatorial Stochastic Processes. It took place at the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Studies in Mathematics from March 7 to 18, 2016. Find out more here: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/ntran/csp2016/index.html
Stochastic Processes and Applications, Ulanbaatar
Andreas Kyprianou and Tsogzolmaa Saizmaa came up with the idea of a summer school in Stochastic Analysis back in 2012. I became a part of the team in 2014. The school took place from August 7 to 18, 2015. Find out more about the biggest maths event in Mongolia after the fall of the Soviet Union here: http://smcs.num.edu.mn/saam2015/ . Materials and Slides from the courses can be found here: http://www.maths.bath.ac.uk/~ak257/SAAM.html
Mathematics communication, education and popularization
On the right are some activities I'd like you to know about.
Study Group With Industry
In summer 2015 I organized a Study Group at a German manufacturing company. Our team used simulated annealing to find a more efficient distribution of individual components in the company's warehouse. We predict a 15-20 percent reduction in picking times. The company will implement our proposed distribution in the forthcoming months and we will hopefully know more on the experimental results in 6-8 months.
I've been presenting recent research on image inpainting at the First Mathe Slam at the University of Bonn in April 2016, and at the Science Slam at Pantheon Theatre Hall Bonn in January 2013, where I won the first prize.
IMAGINARY - open mathematics
IMAGINARY is an open source organization, hosting the platform imaginary.org, and a network for interactive and participative mathematics communication. I'm a proud member of the IMAGINARY team, taking care about our Berlin conference in July this year.
On the right are some more activities I'd like you to know about.
Studies Without Borders
In 2003, when the war in Chechnya had barely calmed down, Studies Without Borders launched scholarship programme for students from the Northern Caucasus Region, first in Paris, France, then in Tuebingen, Germany. Our scholarship programme has won the 2011's Rector's award for extraordinary achievement of a student organization. I've been an active member at Studies Without borders since 2009 and was responsible for the Chechnya scholarship programme from 2011 to 2014. Read my reportage on Chechnya here. Studies Without Borders is currently looking for voluntary translators from Russian to English or German. Please contact me!