Dr. rer. nat. habil., University of Heidelberg, 1991
Dr. rer. nat., Kiel University, 1987
Diploma in Mathematics, University of Karlsruhe, 1983
Professor Wittum’s research focuses on a general approach to modelling and simulation of problems from empirical sciences, in particular using high performance computing (HPC). Particular areas of focus include: the development of advanced numerical methods for modelling and simulation, such as fast solvers like parallel adaptive multi-grid methods, allowing for application to complex realistic models; the development of corresponding simulation frameworks and tools; and the efficient use of top-level supercomputers for that purpose. These methods and tools are applied towards problem-solving in fields including computational fluid dynamics, environmental research, energy research, finance, neuroscience, pharmaceutical technology and beyond.