Natural gas is one of the most important energy sources in Germany and Europe. In recent years, political regulations have led to a strict separation of gas trading and gas transport, thereby assigning a central role in energy politics to the transportation and distribution of gas.

Mathematically, the combination of discrete decisions on the configuration of a gas transport network, the nonlinear equations describing the physics of gas, and the uncertainty in demand and supply yield large-scale and highly complex stochastic mixed-integer nonlinear programs.

The vision of this project is to advance the rapid specification and efficient solution of mixed-integer nonlinear programs with chance constraints which will have a broad impact on industrial and academic projects inside and outside of Matheon.