We use high-performance computing on supercomputers and parallel clusters to solve complex problems in physics that would otherwise be impossible to solve via analytical methods. Our main research areas are presently to understand the physics of soft matter systems in general, with a particular emphasis on charged systems like polyelectrolytes, charged colloids, ferrofluids and ionic liquids. In addition we are interested in various biophysical problems. The simulations are performed on parallel computers with help of the simulation package ESPResSo, and we continue to develop algorithms for long range interactions.
A second focus of our research are geometry, flow and transport phenomena in porous media and applications of fractional calculus in physics. Our methods are not only computer simulations, but we also apply numerical methods and statistical physics approaches like stochastic processes, density functional methods, and other approaches.
- A block course "Programming in C++" will take place between Feb 18, 2013 and Feb 22, 2013. BSc Physics students can take this course as "fächerübergreifende Schlüsselqualifikation" (SQ) to obtain 3 CP. Places in the course are limited, so please register for the course as soon as possible!
- Physics MSc students: Please note, that a Hauptseminar block course "Theorie und Simulation der weichen Materie" will take place in Feb. 13-15, 2013. An organisational meeting will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 2012 at 13:00 in room 1.079 at the ICP
- The ICP has moved on Stuttgart's university campus to Allmandring 3 (Map). Please change your address book accordingly!
- On June 15, the Stuttgart cluster of excellence SimTech has succeeded in the competition for the second phase of the German Excellence initiative. Congratulations from ICP!
- Maria Fyta has joined the SFB716 as junior professor. She will work at ICP on multiscale atomistic and mesoscopic simulations of biologically functionalized surfaces and nanoparticles, DNA translocation through nanopores and elastic and opto-electronic properties of carbon-based materials.
Please note that the ICP has moved on the campus of Stuttgart University!