2015 was a year of change for ZIB: one era has ended, and a new one has started. All-time records were achieved, and limits were reached.
After 30 very successful years, the era of leadership by Peter Deuflhard and Martin Grötschel ended with Martin stepping down as President of ZIB on September 30, 2015, after having taken over from Peter in 2012.
The major event at the Zuse Institute (ZIB) in 2014 was ZIB’s scientific evaluation on November 23–24 by an international review board (headed by Professor Hans-Joachim Bungartz of TU Munich). This assessment, requested by the Berlin ministries with which ZIB is associated, the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research and the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science, was executed along the evaluation guidelines for the institutes of the Leibniz Association.
Der Jahresbericht 2013 des Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB) bricht mit einigen Traditionen. From now on it is in English and called Annual Report. Introducing a new layout with various graphical components we try to render our report visually more appealing.