Finite Element Symposium 2022 - a full success

20 September 2022

After months of preparation, everything was finally set: The 35th Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium on tour in Herrsching, organized by the IMCS, was held at the Haus der bayerischen Landwirtschaft in Herrsching at Ammersee from September 15 to 17, 2022. The event turned out to be a complete success, with about 70 enthusiastic scientists from all over the world participating. After an opening speech by the main organizer Thomas Apel and a video greeting by the president of the university at the beginning of the conference, the scientific program really got going on Thursday. All in all, in addition to the 5 plenary lectures by the invited speakers

  • Gitta Kutyniok (LMU Munich)
  • Mariano Mateos (University of Oviedo)
  • Serge Nicaise (University of Valenciennes)
  • Joachim Schöberl (TU Vienna)
  • Max Winkler (TU Chemnitz)

the participants could enjoy 50 further contributions, which were realized in 3 parallel sessions. Moreover, a poster session was also held where 9 posters were presented followed by the opportunity for individual discussion of the content. The program with clickable abstracts can be viewed on the conference website. Also some members of the IMCS were able to contribute with presentations to the following sessions:

Full titles of all current IMCS presentations are listed in the IMCS on Tour collection.

Besides the scientific part, of course, the social part of the symposium was not missed out. The catering was organized throughout the conference by the Haus der bayerischen Landwirtschaft and left nothing to be desired. On Friday afternoon, the majority of the participants enjoyed an informal networking and sightseeing event with a a hike to the Andechs Monastery, where, in addition to a tour of the monastery, a visit to the Andechs Bräustüberl was on the agenda. On the same evening, all the attendants met again at the hotel for the conference dinner, which also served as a celebration of Thomas Apel's 60th birthday. He was delighted to receive numerous gifts and birthday speeches from his long-time companions. Afterwards, the guests enjoyed the evening before starting the last day of the conference on Saturday.

In his closing speech, Thomas Apel thanked all those present for attending and all those who had supported him in any way in organizing the conference. He particularly emphasized the assistance of his colleagues Christof Haubner, Volker Kempf und Philipp Zilk as well as the support of Max Winkler, who acted as contact person in Chemnitz. Furthermore, Thomas Apel was pleased to award the traditional prize for the best presentation among all doctoral students as well as a prize for the best poster, which was awarded for the first time this year. The Scientific Committee chose the presentation of Lisa Julia Nebel from TU Dresden and the poster of Fabian Castelli from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. At the end of the event, Gundolf Haase pointed out the continuation of the traditional conference series next year at Schloss Seggau near Graz. We congratulate Thomas Apel on the successful organization of this year's Finite Element Symposium and hope that we were able to satisfy the demands of all participants!