Mathematical Optimization in Aeronautics and Space

May 18 - 19, 2017


General Information

DLR ( is the national aeronautics and space research center of the
Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in
aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and
international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s
space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the
planning and implementation of the German space program. DLR is also the umbrella
organization for the nation’s largest project management agency.

DLR has approximately 8000 employees at 20 locations in Germany: Cologne
(headquarter), Augsburg, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Bremerhaven,
Dresden, Göttingen, Hamburg, Jena, Jülich, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz,
Oberpfaffenhofen, Oldenburg, Stade, Stuttgart, Trauen, and Weilheim. DLR also has
offices in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.

DLR’s mission comprises the exploration of Earth and the Solar System and research
for protecting the environment. This includes the development of environment-friendly
technologies for energy supply and future mobility, as well as for communications and
security. DLR’s research portfolio ranges from fundamental research to the
development of products for tomorrow. In this way, DLR contributes the scientific and
technical expertise that it has acquired to the enhancement of Germany as a location
for industry and technology.

This two-day event will attempt to give a small insight into mathematical optimization
in aeronautics and space. Experts from universities, research institutions, industry and
software companies are welcome to present selected problems and available

Talks could be either 15+5 min, 25+5 min or 40+5 min.


On Thursday afternoon, an excursion will be arranged (Guided Tour at the DLR site
Braunschweig). Furthermore, for up to 20 participants (first registered, first served) it
will be possible to experience the “Virtual-Reality-System”, e.g., flying through a 3D
Mars surface, rendered from real Mars photos and developed by members of the
facility Simulation and Software Technology in Braunschweig.

Invited Speakers: 
  • Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock (Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany)
  • A Multiple Shooting Method for Initial Satellite Orbit Determination
  • Prof. Dr. Josef Kallrath (GOR, Weisenheim am Berg, Germany)
  • Optimization in Astronomy and Space Engineering
  • Elisabeth Lobe (PhD candidate, DLR, Simulation and Software Technology)
  • Solving Ising Problems on Adiabatic Quantum Computers
  • Dr. Tobias Stollenwerk (Research Scientist, DLR, Simulation and Software Technology)
  • Adiabatic Quantum Computing with Application in Aerospace