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Integrated Research Training Group


Wave phenomena are a fascinating and challenging mathematical research field with a broad range of important applications. The goal of this Integrated Research Training Group (iRTG) is to guide young scientists to do research on an internationally recognized high level on the topic of the CRC. To ensure the doctoral researchers are as successful as possible, the iRTG provides a coordinated study program and encourages Master students to get into research at an early stage of their career. This study program is complemented by a supervision and recruiting concept. Besides excellent technical competence, the iRTG conveys interdisciplinary skills and establishes a common scientific basis for its researchers. It will facilitate integration into the international scientific community and its members will become independent, broad minded and responsible scientists who are able to pursue promising careers in science or industry.

Notice: If you are a doctoral student and somehow related to this CRC you can apply to become a member of the iRTG. This holds even if your position is NOT financed through the CRC. For more information approach one of the contacts below.


Speaker and his deputy of the iRTG: Prof. Dr. Roland Schnaubelt and Prof. Dr. Willy dörfler

Speaker of the PhD students: Julian Baumstark


Activities of the iRTG are summarized on an self-contained webpage. Follow this link.

Qualification program

The goal of the qualification program is to strengthen the scientific and professional skills of the doctoral researchers and to bring them into contact with renowned scientists in the field at an early stage of their career. The study program, which will be open to advanced Master students, comprises the following aspects and activities.

  • CRC seminar
  • RTG workshop
  • RTG lecture series
  • Curricular lectures
  • Karlsruhe PDE Seminar and Karlsruhe PDE Lectures
  • Conferences, workshops, summer schools
  • Good scientific practice
  • Research stays
  • Teaching and leadership competencies
  • Professional skills


As a part of the qualification program of the iRTG each doctoral researcher has to

  • write an annual status report. (Before the prolongation of contract within the CRC the report page and the annual report has to updated if this has not happened within the last 6 months.)
  • give a presentation (talk or poster, alternately) within the annual RTG workshop.
  • participate in the weekly CRC seminar, the annual RTG workshop, the Karlsruhe PDE Lectures and Seminars, and the RTG lecture series.
  • fill the basic informations in her/his report page.
  • provide a driver file which allows others to reproduce the full data of the experiments and creates the table or figure which is used in a paper or the thesis.

During their time within the iRTG, a doctoral researcher should complete a total of 8 semester hours of lectures.


Members of the iRTG benefit from

  • travel support through the CRC.
  • an self-administered budget for
    • organizing and participating (internal) workshops.
    • conducting informal get-togethers.
    • an independent travel and guest program.
  • do research on an internationally recognized high level on the topic of the CRC.