We see it as our task to share the findings of our research with other disciplines, industry and society, thus making them applicable. Close interaction and lively exchange ensure constructive progress in all areas. The knowledge transfer of our faculty is visible in many projects and already starts with pupils:
How probable is it to pass a multiple-choice test without studying? What does a train ride have to do with mathematics? Students are introduced to the world of mathematics through numerous interactive projects. In exciting experiments, they get to the bottom of mathematical phenomena and get a taste of real university air along the way!
At the DZLM, the faculty's didacticians provide research-based and subject-related support for topic- and media-based teacher training for modern and inclusive mathematics teaching. The DZLM, initiated by the Deutsche Telekom Foundation, works at a total of nine university locations in Germany and interlinks science with practice.
WORLDFACTORY is a central transfer and start-up project of the Ruhr University Bochum. Scientists as well as students receive competent advice, rooms and infrastructure for practical testing as well as networking opportunities. The Worldfactory Start-up Center is an award-winning "Excellence Start-up Center.NRW".
Learning interdisciplinarily and discovering diverse skills
Look beyond your own subject and discover interdisciplinary synergy effects: This is made possible by the optional area of RUB. Since May 2020, Professor Dr. Herold Dehling has been the deputy dean of studies here, working alongside Professor Dr. Sebastian Susteck from the Department of German Studies.
New ideas for teacher training
On October 10, 2019, the Professional School of Education (PSE) and the Employers' Associations Ruhr/Westphalia awarded the Teacher Education Promotion Prize to teachers and students of the University Alliance Ruhr. From the Faculty of Mathematics were awarded: Prof. Dr. Katrin Rolka and Sebastian Geisler, teaching concept "Teaching and Research in the Student Lab".
Calculating the internal structure of metals
Statistical methods should help to optimize material properties more easily and quickly. The microstructure of metals influences properties such as the durability and formability of materials. Grain boundaries, where material regions of different spatial orientation adjoin each other, play a special role. By mathematically modeling the processes at these grain boundaries, a research team at RUB aims to help optimize materials more quickly.
The state NRW supports start-ups from Bochum
Base Analytics: Michael Senske and Patrick Balzerowski calculate how valuable a soccer player is to his team using methods they actually need for their doctorate in the Cluster of Excellence "Ruhr Explores Solvation". With their algorithm, they can determine the most valuable players in a league in about an hour - information that is useful as a pre-filter for scouting.
New statistical methods for reviewing generic pharmaceuticals
Just because a counterfeit medicine contains the same active ingredient as the original does not necessarily mean it is just as effective. Current control mechanisms have weaknesses. In the future, it should be possible to verify whether a generic drug actually works in the same way as the original drug using improved statistical methods. The team from the Chair of Stochastics at the RUB is developing new mathematical methods for this purpose, together with colleagues from the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in Paris. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is funding the project with around 800,000 U.S. dollars for two years.
Technology history with Fischertechnik
The recently published book by Professor Dr. Thomas Püttmann (RUB) and Dirk Fox (Karlsruhe) presents the development history of 16 milestones of technology with numerous illustrations. It is illustrated and made comprehensible by more than 60 functional models. Of course, the book contains many references to mathematics.