Simulational Methods in Physics

Research Training Group: Simulational Methods in Physics

Welcome to the Research Training Group in Simulational Methods in the Physics of Complex Systems of the Institute for Theoretical Physics. Our institute is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy (Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie) of the University of Heidelberg.

The Research Training Group was funded by the State of Baden Württemberg in the framework of the Landesgraduiertenförderung programme. This included doctoral fellowships as well as structural support of the teaching programme.

The group is closely linked with the Heidelberg Graduate School for Fundamental Physics within the Department, the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Science, and with the Graduate Academy of the University.

The study programme embraces a structured scheme for the completion of the individual doctoral theses as well as a general framework including a teaching programme and schemes for the promotion of interdisciplinary exchange, of international contacts, exchange, and dissemination, and of the promotion of young female researchers.

The scientific focus of the Research Training Group is set on the very similar numerical requirements present in different areas of theoretical physics in which internationally forefront research is pursued at the University of Heidelberg. Universal Monte Carlo methods form the basis of these requirements and are needed in projects in theoretical biophysics, in the theory of fundamental fields, the theory of macromolecules, and in the theory of ultracold atom gases.

Our research focuses on:

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