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The University of Wuppertal is a German scientific institution, located in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia.The university, the full German name of which is Bergische Universität Wuppertal , was formed in 1972 and is located in the city of Wuppertal, within the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. In 2014/15 it had almost 20,000 students in a wide range of subjects with many interdisciplinary linkages in 7 faculties:Division A: Humanities and Cultural StudiesDivision B: Schumpeter School of Business and EconomicsDivision C: Mathematics and Natural scienceDivision D: Architecture, Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering, SafetyDivision E: Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Media TechnologyDivision F: Design and ArtDivision G: Education and Social scienceThe main building of the BU Wuppertal is located in the suburb of Elberfeld on Grifflenberg and is a massive, cut honeycomb concrete purpose. The university now has 3 campuses: Campus Grifflenberg in Elberfeld, Wuppertal Campus Freudenberg in Elberfeld, Wuppertal Campus Haspel in Unterbarmen, WuppertalAll three campuses hold specific parts of the University Library of Wuppertal, the main library at Campus Grifflenberg holds five specific libraries.From 2004 until 2010, the University of Wuppertal had the second supercomputer at a German university. ALiCEnext, the supercomputer, is designed as a cluster and consists of 512 so-called Blades. ALiCEnext used in the field of elementary particle physics, applied computer science, astro-particle physics and experimental high energy physics. Wikipedia.

Borsanyi S.,University of Wuppertal
Nuclear Physics A | Year: 2013

We discuss recent developments in lattice QCD for the bulk thermodynamics of the transition. We review the current status of the equation of state, the possible implications of a magnetic field and the fluctuations of conserved charges, like the net electric charge or baryon number. We also show predictions for higher cumulants, which will be experimentally available in near future. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Hoelbling C.,University of Wuppertal
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2011

Based on recent work by Adams, I construct a lattice fermion operator that fully lifts the staggered flavor degeneracy. The resulting operator is of Wilson type but smaller by a factor of 4, better conditioned and contains 3 instead of 15 doublers. It is further suggested that this operator may be used as a candidate kernel operator to an overlap construction. Prospects for practical applications and potential problems of the new discretizations are briefly discussed. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

Rief W.,University of Marburg | Martin A.,University of Wuppertal
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology | Year: 2014

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) changed the term somatoform disorders to somatic symptom and related disorders and further modified diagnostic labels and criteria. We review evidence for the validity of the new criteria, specifically of somatic symptom disorder (SSD), and present a critical discussion of unsolved and new problems. We also provide an update of mechanisms and interventions that have been empirically evaluated in somatoform disorders. For many mechanisms, it is unclear whether their role can be easily transposed to SSD. Therefore more research is needed on the similarities and differences between medically unexplained and medically explained conditions. To overcome the obvious shortcomings of the current classification, we offer a modification of this DSM-5 section as well as a crossover system to apply these criteria for somatic symptom and related disorders. This proposal allows working with DSM-5 but also continuing successful lines of research with concepts such as hypochondriasis/illness anxiety, chronic pain, and medically unexplained versus medically explained syndromes. © 2014 by Annual Reviews.

Holtz J.,University of Wuppertal
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics | Year: 2016

Synchronous optimal modulation and predictive current control and their preferred applications in drive control systems are described. Operation at low switching frequency is required to minimize harmonic distortion and switching losses, thus increasing the utilization of mediumvoltage inverters and drive motors. Maximum fundamental output voltage is achieved by predictive overmodulation. Predictive torque control offers less attractions. Using higher switching frequencies, which the majority of researchers do, does not lead to noticeable improvement over ordinary carrier modulation. © 2016 IEEE.

Using the German 1970 census to study educational and labor market outcomes of cohorts born during the German food crisis after World War II, I document that those born between November 1945 and May 1946 have significantly lower educational attainment and occupational status than cohorts born shortly before or after. Several alternative explanations for this finding are tested. Most likely, a short spell of severe undernutrition around the end of the war has impaired intrauterine conditions in early pregnancies and resulted in long-term detriments among the affected cohorts. This conjecture is corroborated by evidence from Austria. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

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