The major challenges in our modern world are health, environment, energy, production, and security. They all are driven essentially by generation and manipulation of photons. That is why photonics is one of the key technologies of the 21st century. Major strategic plans of the U.S. government (Harnessing Light II – Photonics for 21st Century Competitiveness), of the European Commission (Strategic Research Agenda -- Lighting the way ahead), of the European Technology Platform Photonics21, and of the BMBF (Agenda Photonik 2020) acknowledge this trend. The Agenda Photonik 2020 confirms that optical technologies are Germany's most important future technologies and are even more important than the pharmaceutical industry.
To support the complex and rapidly developing optical technologies in
Berlin, ECMath supports research projects in the Innovation Area Mathematics in Optical
The mathematical research will broaden the research of the Matheon application area Electronic and Photonic devices.
The methods in Innovation Area MOT will span a whole range of mathematical disciplines, from mathematical physics as the modelling language, theory and numerical simulation of partial differential equations to solve high dimensional and multiscale problems to applied stochastics.