Math Concept

We are a multi institutional project that develops and integrate applied mathematical concepts for the power grid. We pursue multifaceted, multidisciplinary applied mathematics research topics to address the DOE grand challenge of complex electrical energy systems and related infrastructure.

We use an integrative, iterative,  research process that  uses domain challenges to guide the selection of promising research topics in our areas of focus.



The DOE-funded MACSER project held its kickoff meeting at Argonne National Laboratory Feb. 9, 2018. MACSER is a new multi-institutional center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing Research program to address a grand challenge: how to quantify the occurrence and features of rare, high-impact events in complex energy and environment systems.
The meeting opened with an introduction by Mihai Anitescu, senior computational mathematician in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division and director of the MACSER project. He outlined the project’s technical objectives, which include advancing foundational mathematics and statistics; formulating flexible mathematical models of complex systems; and designing and operating energy systems that can withstand and recover from high-impact events.