Pre-GAMM 2024 – Magdeburg

The Pre-GAMM at the GAMM Annual Meeting 2024 in Magdeburg will take place at the following dates:

  • Scientific Onboarding: Tu. 12.03.2024 – Th. 14.03.2024, online
  • Soft Skill Seminar: Mo. 18.03.2024, 11:00-12:30, on-site (room: G22/020)

Details regarding the final program can be found below.

Whereas the Scientific Onboarding does not require a registration, the registration for the Soft Skill Seminar is now open. The participation in the event is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Please register by sending an e-mail to gamm.juniors[at], including a short statement about your current career stage, your affiliation, as well as questions that you find interesting and relevant. We will confirm your registration and hand out information about the final program some weeks before the conference starts. The deadline for the registration is 17.03.2024.

What is the Pre-GAMM?

The Pre-GAMM is an event organized by the GAMM Juniors and intends to prepare researchers for the GAMM Annual Meeting with regard to core topics at GAMM and a soft skill seminar “how to conference”. This seminar targets especially first-time participants and early-career PhD-students and consists of two parts.

Scientific Onboarding Events

The event is held virtual and free to access for every researcher, in the week before the conference starts. Here, introductory courses to a wider range of topics will be given by plenary speakers of the GAMM Annual Meeting. No prerequisite knowledge is required as these courses are meant to onboard you to a topic outside your own scientific field and prepare you for the plenary talks.

Soft Skill Seminar

The seminar is an on-site event and requires registration. It addresses especially first-time participants, who just started with their PhD and have none / very little conference experience. The event is held as a panel discussion and prepares you for the upcoming week, answering your questions on “How to conference?” with a board of excellent researchers ranging from Post-Docs to professors! The number of participants is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Participation in the event is free of charge.


Scientific on-boarding: online lectures

Join the Zoom meeting: Link

Meeting ID: 612 3834 9609
Kenncode: 723688

Tue., 12th of March
Stefanie Elgeti
Introduction to Mixed-initiative
engineering design
Wed., 13th of March
François Hild
Introduction to Contributions of
4D imaging in mechanics of materials
Wed., 13th of March
Sven Leyffer
Introduction to Solving massive
combinatorial optimization problems
with PDE constraints
Thu., 14th of March
Muhammad Hassan (for Eric Cancès)
Introduction to Conquering the quantum world:
old problems and new challenges for
the applied mathematics community
Thu., 14th of March
Kerstin Weinberg
Introduction to Dynamic fracture
simulations with peridynamics
and phase-field fracture
Thu., 14th of March
Nicole Aretz (for Karen E. Willcox)
Introduction to Nonlinear manifold
approximations for reduced-order
modeling of nonlinear systems
Soft Skill Seminar: How to conference

Monday, 11:00-12:30, on-site (room: G22/020)

Discussion and Q&A with our experts:

Thomas EiterUniversity Kassel – Institute of Mathematics
Sonja HellebrandUniversity Duisburg-Essen – Institute of Mechanics
Maximilian ReichelUniversity Duisburg-Essen – Institute of Mechanics
Friedrich PhilippTU Ilmenau – Optimization-based Control
Lisa ScheunemannRPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau – Institute of Mechanics