German Research Foundation to Fund New Collaborative Research Centre at University of Göttingen

The University of Göttingen has been awarded a new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) which will be funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as of January 2021, called “Mathematics of Experiment: the challenge of indirect measurements in the natural sciences”.

CRC 1456 consists of 16 scientific projects through which researchers from mathematics and natural sciences can collaborate to examine the specific experimental data, Erudera College News reports.

“The aim of the CRC is to contribute to the efficient extraction of the most quantitative information from experimental data based on mathematical modelling and analysis.” University’s press release reads.

The amount of money dedicated to the centre will be around nine million for a four-year period and will include a total of 27 researchers from the University of Göttingen from the following faculties:

  • Faculties of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • University Medical Centre
  • Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry
  • Solar System Research in Göttingen.

The lead of CRC, Professor Thorsten Hohage from the Institute of Numerical and Applied Mathematics at the University of Göttingen said that during the recent decades, several methods had been developed in many spheres of natural sciences, in order to measure the amount of data cheaply and effectively.

“The main challenge today is often to extract meaningful information from this data – modern measurement technologies often only provide information in an indirect way, and the observed data are very noisy,” he added.

Among others, the university’s statement indicates that the progress made in data science over the recent years will be integrated and combined with model-based approaches to develop techniques for analyzing the scientific data.

Recently, through a project named “Campus-COVID-Screen”, the University of Göttingen has recently offered voluntary and regular COVID-19 tests to its students and members of the university in a bid to preserve its community’s safety.

The total number of employees at the University of Göttingen in 2019 without assistants was 13,062, of which 7,936 females. Whereas, the total number of students at this university during the academic year 19/20 was 30,820.

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