Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Peter Rentrop

Professor emeritus since 30.09.2013



Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

The primary research activities of Professor Rentrop (b.1948) cover the numerics of differential equations with applications in engineering and natural sciences. They focus on the modeling and numerics of differential algebraic systems and the reactive Euler equations.

After studying mathematics at the University of Cologne, Professor Rentrop received a doctorate at TUM in 1978 and acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) there in 1982. He has held professorships in Darmstadt and Karlsruhe and taught as a visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego, and in Catania, Geneva and Trondheim. He has been a professor of numerical mathematics at TUM since 2002.

  • Curriculum Vitae


  • Goldene Kreide, verliehen von der Fachschaft Physik,  „Beste Service Vorlesung im Grundstudium“ (2007)
  • Goldene Lehre, verliehen von der Fachschaft Maschinenwesen, „Beste Vorlesung und Übung im Grundstudium“  (2004)

Key Publications

Augustin F, Gilg A, Paffrath M, Rentrop P, Wever U: “Polynomial chaos for the approximation of uncertainties: chances and limits”. European J. Appl. Math. 2008; 19: 149-190.


Günther M, Kvaerno A, Rentrop P: “Multirate partitioned Runge-Kutta methods”. BIT 41. 2001; 504-514.


Hoschek M, Rentrop P, Wagner Y: “Network approach and DAEs in technical simulation”. Surveys on Mathematics for Industry. 1999; 9: 49-76.

Simeon B, Führer C, Rentrop P: “Differential-algebraic equations in vehicle system dynamics”. Surveys on Mathematics for Industry. 1991; 1: 1-37.

Kaps P, Rentrop P: “Generalized Runge-Kutta methods of order four with stepsize control for stiff ordinary differential equations”. Numer. Math. 1979; 33: 55-68.