The GAMM Annual Meeting will take place in Munich from March 19 – 23. As every year, the GAMM Juniors will organize a number of different events and activities during the meeting. The traditional GAMM Juniors poster session is scheduled on Tuesday, March 20, during the the afternoon coffee break. The poster session is an exclusive format for GAMM Juniors, where they can present their research and discuss their work with a broad audience. On Wednesday, March 21, 12:30 – 14:00, the GAMM Juniors will organize the YAMM (Young Academics in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics) luncheon. The YAMM which is a good opportunity for juniors scientists to discuss different aspects of their academic career with experienced researchers. This years main topic is “Family and Academic Career”. To participate in the YAMM, one needs to purchase a ticket when registering for the GAMM Annual Meeting. Please note that there is only a limited number of tickets available, so we strongly encourage anyone interested in participating to register for the annual meeting as soon as possible. As always, the annnual spring meeting of the GAMM Juniors will be held on Friday, March 23, in the afternoon, subsequent to the official ending of the conference. Members of the GAMM Juniors should take this into consideration when making their travel plans. Usually, the meeting ends at about 17:00. A detailed agenda will be provided in time before the conference. All former and present GAMM Juniors are invited to join the GAMM Juniors Alumni Dinner on Thursday evening at Schelling Salon(http://www.schelling-salon.de). Anyone interested in joining us should contact Dominik Kern, who is responsible for making the reservation. We are looking forward to seeing you in Munich!
The autumn meeting of the GAMM Juniors took place from 27 to 29 September in the beautiful city of Vienna. By organizing the meeting outside of Germany for the first time, we hope to contribute to the ambition of the GAMM to be an international organization. The meeting was mainly organized by Melanie, who works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics at the TU Wien.
Also for the first time, a short collaborative workshop was held on the first day of the meeting. The main goal of this workshop was to promote academic exchange between GAMM Juniors working in different fields and disciplines. We hope that all participants gained a basic understanding of the biggest questions, challenges and tools from other academic fields and we intend to host a similar workshop again at the autumn meeting next year.
The remaining two days of the meeting were devoted to the organization of various projects and events such as the YAMM 2018 “Family and Academic Career”, which will be organized by Benjamin and Lutz at the annual GAMM meeting in Munich. We also made significant progress in setting up our undergraduate research journal and managed to make the first complete test runs from submission to publication with Open Journal Systems. Another major topic was the preparation of our input for the upcoming meeting of the GAMM Future Committee (Zukunftsausschuss).
Besides hard work and academic exchange, we also found some time to enjoy Vienna and its surroundings. Melanie had organized a beautiful evening sightseeing tour through the city center as well as trip to the Kahlenberg, where we could enjoy some Sturm (young wine) directly at the vineyard.