Ada Lovelace Prize for Uta Seidler

Gender equality: Institute for Numerical Simulation at the University of Bonn awards outstanding master's thesis

Bonn, 15.12.2021. In the academic year 2020/2021, the Institute for Numerical Simulation at the University of Bonn awarded the Ada Lovelace Prize to Uta Seidler. The prize for the best master's thesis is endowed with 1,000 euros and serves to promote young women in numerics.

From left: Marc Alexander Schweitzer (Managing Director of the Institute for Numerical Simulation), award winner Uta Seidler, Michael Griebel, Jochen Garcke, Joscha Gedicke, Jürgen Dölz, and Ira Neitzel. (c) Photo: Catherine Oellig

Uta Seidler deals with the solution of partial elliptic differential equations with uncertainties in the data, such as can occur in the diffusion coefficients. The diffusion coefficient is a measure for the mobility of particles. The master thesis relies - after applying the Karhunen-Loève development for stochastic diffusion and corresponding truncation of the associated series to finite dimension - on the so-called method of thin lattices. Finally, she applies the dimension-adaptive thin grid combination method developed by Seidler to a practical problem of groundwater flow simulation.

Michael Griebel supervised the master's thesis "Sparse Grid Methods for High-dimensional Problems in Uncertainty Quantification."

The Ada Lovelace Prize was established in 2010 by the Institute for Numerical Simulation (INS) at the University of Bonn and has been awarded annually since then. It serves to promote young women in numerics. Outstanding bachelor and master theses as well as dissertations are considered for the award. The prize money ranges from 500 euros for the best bachelor's thesis to 1,000 euros for the best master's thesis and 2,000 euros for the best dissertation by young female scientists at INS.

Further information on the Ada Lovelace Prize