Can Paper Talk?


What is the optimal layout of mirrors in a solar power station? Can paper talk? Once again, CAMMP seeks to provide answers to questions like these: This year, the RWTH Computational and Mathematical Modeling Program takes place from June 24-29, 2012. CAMMP is a five-day program for school students in grades 11 and 12 taking a strong interest in mathematics. Under the supervision of RWTH faculty, participants will develop mathematical models for  real-world problems drawn from business or industry and present their results at the end of the project. Drawing on real-world sunshine data, for instance, the participants will calculate the annual output of a solar power plant.


Computational and mathematical modeling is the application of mathematical tools to the solution of complex real-world problems. Such tools are being used in areas such as finance, aeronautics and astronautics, video game design, medical imaging, and ecology. They are ideally suited for students of mathematics and computer science who want to move beyond theory and into the realm of problem solving.

The participating school students will present their results on June 29, 2012 at the St. Martens Youth Hostel, St. Martens, Belgium.