Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics
SFB Transregio 109


The SFB/TRR 109 "Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics" has been funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG) since 2012. 
The project is a collaboration between:

The central goal of the SFB/Transregio is to pursue research on the discretization of differential geometry and dynamics. In both fields of mathematics, the objects under investigation are usually governed by differential equations. Generally, the term "discretization" refers to any procedure that turns a differential equation into difference equations involving only finitely many variables, whose solutions approximate those of the differential equation.

The common idea of our research in geometry and dynamics is to find and investigate discrete models that exhibit properties and structures characteristic of the corresponding smooth geometric objects and dynamical processes. If we refine the discrete models by decreasing the mesh size they will of course converge in the limit to the conventional description via differential equations. But in addition, the important characteristic qualitative features should be captured even at the discrete level, independent of the continuous limit. The resulting discretizations constitutes a fundamental mathematical theory, which incorporates the classical analog in the continuous limit.

The SFB/Transregio brings together scientists from the fields of geometry and dynamics, to join forces in tackling the numerous problems raised by the challenge of discretizing their respective disciplines.

New film featuring the work of the SFB

"The Discrete Charm of Geometry"

Next SFB Workshop

Einstein Workshop Geometry and Physics in Computer Graphics
  • 09.04. - 11.04.2018
  • The three days workshop marks the beginning of Peter Schroeder’s Einstein Visiting Fellowship at TU Berlin and builds a platform for getting cooperations started on the research field geometric and physical modeling and its related topics (e.g. discrete spin transformations, Clebsch variables, surface reconstruction, boundary value problems of conformal Willmore flow, hexahedral meshing). The workshop is funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin.
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Next Seminars

Kis-Sem: Keep it simple Seminar
  • 23.03.2018, 12:00 - 13:00
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Parallelogram nets, Ananth Sridhar 
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Kis-Sem: Keep it simple Seminar
  • 27.03.2018, 14:00 - 15:00
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Hirota's bilinear method, Mats Vermeeren 
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Kis-Sem: Keep it simple Seminar
  • 03.04.2018, 14:00 - 15:00
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Immersions and Spin Structures, Albert Chern 
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Job Opening

  • Closing Date: 06.04.2018
  • Type: Fremdsprachensekretär/in
Current Guests and Visitors
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Sturmfels as Einstein Visiting Fellow at TU Berlin (01.05.2015 - 31.07.2020)
  • Prof. Dr. Francisco Santos as Einstein Visiting Fellow at FU Berlin (01.04.2016 - 31.03.2019)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Schröder as Einstein Visiting Fellow at TU Berlin (01.03.2018 - 28.02.2021)
Forthcoming Guests and Visitors
  • Prof. Dr. Steffen Rohde as Guest Professor at TU Berlin (30.03.2018 - 26.06.2018)
  • Associate Prof. Shimpei Kobayashi as Visitor at TU München (01.04.2018 - 14.06.2018)
  • Prof. Dr. Konstantin Mischaikow as Guest Professor at TU München (14.04.2018 - 17.06.2018)
  • Associate Prof. Shimpei Kobayashi as Visitor at TU Berlin (15.06.2018 - 14.08.2018)
  • Associate Prof. Shimpei Kobayashi as Visitor at TU München (15.08.2018 - 21.09.2018)