cONFERENCE PROGRAM

Full conference program will be available by December 2021.

We will open the conference with two very interesting keynote lectures given by Professor Werner Sobek and Professor Christian Hesse.


Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek

Werner Sobek is an architect and consulting engineer. He is professor at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) of the University of Stuttgart. From 2017 until 2020 he was chairman of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1244 on “Adaptive Building Skins and Structures”. Werner Sobek initiated and headed several non-profit initiatives such as the aed e.V. Werner Sobek is the founder of a globally active planning office with more than 350 employees. The company processes all types of buildings and materials. Special emphasis is placed on the design and planning of structures, facades, and technical building equipment as well as on consulting in building physics. The aim here is a built environment that is breathtakingly beautiful and at the same time meets the interests of future generations – Werner Sobek wants to build emission-free for more people and with less material.


Prof. Dr. Christian Hesse, Ph.D. (Harvard)

Christian Hesse is one of Germany’s best-known mathematicians. He earned his doctorate in mathematics at the renowned Harvard University in USA. From 1987 to 1991 he taught as an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1991 he took up a professorship in mathematics at the University of Stuttgart, as the youngest professor in Germany. Hesse’s professional lecture and travel activities span many parts of the world. His research focuses on stochastics, the mathematics of random events. In addition to numerous mathematical publications, he published a political science work on the Bundestag election law, two chess books and multiple other books.