New NIC Research Group in Jülich
The three partners in the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC), Forschungszentrum Jülich, DESY, and GSI Darmstadt, support supercomputer-oriented research and development through special research groups in selected fields of physics and the natural sciences.
In April, the new NIC research group "Computational Materials Physics" started work at JSC. It is headed by Prof. Dr. Martin Müser from Saarland University, who has many years of experience in computer simulations. He graduated in 1995 in Mainz with Prof. Kurt Binder and has worked at several international universities and research centres, including IBM's Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. His focus is on the computer simulation of materials out of equilibrium and under extreme pressure, as well as on simulations in tribology, i.e. the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion.
(Contact: Prof. Dr. Martin Müser, ext. 9095)