About this series
The RWTH Aachen University, founded in 1870, today is one of Germany’s leading universities of technology. In particular its engineering sciences enjoy a strong reputation in the scientific community and in industry on a national and an international level, and this is also true for the science faculty with its departments of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. The university profile is completed by the faculties of Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics and, last but not least, the Faculty of Medicine. The general focus of Aachen University is on interdisciplinarity, and its broad profile is ideal for tackling cross-cutting research issues addressing global challenges.
The RWTH Aachen University and the Springer-Verlag Publishing House have recently signed a cooperation agreement for the publication of selected works of authors from the RWTH Aachen University in a special English-language series named the "RWTHedition". The series evolved from the long-standing, fruitful cooperation between the two partners and its purpose is to foster the dissemination of cutting-edge research results to the international scientific community on a lasting basis, thus raising the international visibility of the university and facilitating scientific exchange worldwide.