Running Projects


Mathematical algorithms and software for ELT adaptive optics

The project   "Mathematical algorithms and software for ELT adaptive optics"   is part of the In-Kind contributions of Austria to the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The project is carried out jointly by the Industrial Mathematics Institute of the University of Linz, the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) and the Industrial Mathematics Competence Center (IMCC) in Linz.

The aim of the project is the development of mathematical methods for different types of adaptive optics technology such as single-conjugate adaptive optics (SCAO), multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) and multi-object adaptive optics (MOAO). The ESO maintains one of the world's biggest telescopes utilizing adaptive optics called the Very Large Telescope (VLT) on mount Paranal in Atacama desert and is developing the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).

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Doctoral Program "Computational Mathematics" (W1214)

The Doctoral Program (DK, in short for the German name Doktoratskolleg) "Computational Mathematics" (W1214) is a special effort of five institutes (four of the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) and one of RICAM). Project DK8 "Nonlinear regularization methods for the solution of linear ill-posed problems" is lead by Prof. Ronny Ramlau from the Industrial Mathematics Institute.

The general goal is combined PhD education in numerical analysis and symbolic computation. Currently the DK is granted by the Austrian Science Funds (FWF) for a duration of three years, with a prospect of prolongation for another nine years. It officially started on October 1, 2008.

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