NIC Excellence Projects 2012
At its meeting on 20 April 2012 at DESY in Zeuthen, the NIC Peer Review Board decided to honour two outstanding simulation projects by awarding them the title of a NIC Excellence Project. "The Small Scale Structure of the Universe" submitted by Dr. Stefan Gottlöber, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik (AIP) Potsdam, aims to perform high-resolution cosmological simulations in order to understand the formation and evolution of Milky Way-sized galaxies and their satellites. "Numerical simulations of strongly correlated electron systems" submitted by Prof. Fakher Assaad, University of Würzburg, has the goal of understanding collective emergent phenomena in a variety of setups where topological invariants play a major role, ranging from correlation effects in quantum spin Hall states to the dimensionality-driven insulator-metal transition. For more details, see http://www2.fz-juelich.de/nic/Projekte/exzellenz-2012.html (in German).
(Contact: Dr. Walter Nadler, email@example.com)