Clelia Albrecht received Ada Lovelace Prize

Support of female early career researchers: Best master’s thesis at the Institute for Numerical Simulation

Press release of the University of Bonn (translated) from December 19, 2017

The Institute for Numerical Simulation at the University of Bonn honors the best theses of female early career researchers with the Ada Lovelace Prize. Now, Clelia Albrecht received the distinction for her master’s thesis.

In her master’s thesis “Parallelization of Adaptive Gradient Augmented Level Set Methods” the graduate of Mathematics looked into the matter of efficient computer simulation of interfaces between different fluids. In many practical applications, for example in process engineering, a prediction which is as accurate as possible of location and shape of such an interface is of vital importance. Clelia Albrecht designed and implemented a method, which permits pinpoint accuracy at low costs. For that purpose, she efficiently used modern parallel computing and successfully amplified the concept of dynamic mesh adaptivity.

The Institute for Numerical Simulation at the University of Bonn created the Ada Lovelace Prize in 2010 and has been awarding it annually since then. The award promotes young female researchers in the area of Numerical Mathematics. The prize is named after the British female mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) and it honors the best bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral theses. The endowment for the prize ranges from € 500 for the best bachelor’s degree to € 1,000 for the best master’s degree to € 2,000 for the best dissertation.

Read here the press release of the University of Bonn (German).

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Marc Alexander Schweitzer (INS/Fraunhofer SCAI), Dr. Martina Pottek (Deputy Equal Opportunity Officer), Clelia Albrecht (awardee), Prof. Dr. Carsten Burstedde (INS), Prof. Dr. Jochen Garcke (INS/Fraunhofer SCAI), Prof. Dr. Ira Neitzel (INS), Foto: Ralph Thesen.