Computational Physics is a fundamental and independent method as experimental and theoretical physics. A necessary prerequisite for successful work in this discipline is a close contact with experiment as well as with theory. In addition, the capability is needed to extract in a hierarchical approach simplified models from complex numerical models. Diagnostics of the complex numerical simulations allow to extract simpler models and to identify the basic principles of a specific problem for a better understanding.
The projects in Computational Science use the experience for the development of complex numerical models in physics for other disciplines. One direction of work is the continuation of projects connected with plasma physics, also within the Transregio 24. Other projects allow collaborations with chemistry (molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry), medicine (data evaluation and management), meteorology (climate modeling), economy (statistical models), biology (population dynamic) and with other physics directions (e.g. to use particle methods for modeling of low temperature plasmas for astrophysics).
The goal is the creation of a group, which has close contact to different disciplines in the university realizing joint projects in Computational Science and tries to offer opportunities and education in this field for students.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Schneider
AG Computational Sciences
Universitätsrechenzentrum, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität
phone +49 3834 420-1400
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