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JSC Collaborator Prof. Dietrich Stauffer Has Passed Away

It is with deep regret and sadness that JSC announces that its long-time friend and collaborator Dietrich Stauffer, Emeritus Professor at the University of Cologne, passed away on 6 August 2019. Prof. Stauffer was one of the most respected German researchers in statistical physics, shaping the evolving field of computational science and making seminal contributions to our understanding of critical phenomena. He later worked in the interdisciplinary field of econo- and sociophysics.

Dietrich Stauffer was the first head of the Many Particle Physics research group at the “Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum” (supercomputing centre) founded at Forschungszentrum Jülich in 1987, where he used supercomputers to set several world records in Ising model simulations. He was also actively involved in the conception of the international IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics, which was organized by JSC’s predecessor institute and took place in Aachen in 2001. Those of you interested in Dietrich’s work might like to take a look here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Stauffer.

The colleagues at JSC will remember him with great fondness.

from JSC News No. 267, 27 September 2019


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