Computational Theoretical Physics
Institut für Physik
consultation hours: Mo 15-16
Personal informationFrom 1987 to 1993 I studied computer science at the Fernuniversität Hagen. I performed my Diploma thesis in the group of Prof. W.G. Schneeweiss on the simulation of fault-tolerant systems using importance sampling. From 1987 to 1994 I studied physics at the University of Duisburg . There I wrote 1993 my Diploma thesis in the group of Prof. K.D. Usadel on the calculation of ground states of diluted antiferromagnets in a field.
In 1994 I moved to the University of Heidelberg where I worked on the simulation of polymer/noble-gas mixtures in the Computational physics group of Prof. D.W. Heermann . I completed my PhD in 1998 in the group of Prof. H. Horner. The title of my thesis is "Structure of ground states of disordered Ising systems" (in German).
From 1998 I was a member of the group of Prof. A. Zippelius. In 2001 I spent seven months at the University of California Santa Cruz working with A.P. Young. Then I visited for 7 months the Ecole Normale Superieure collaborating with W. Krauth. I returned March 2002 to Göttingen and became member of the SFB (Sonderforschungsbereich) 602.
From 1st of January 2003, I was heading the Junior Research group "Complex Ground States of Disorderd Systems" in Göttingen, funded by the VolkswagenStiftung. During this time, in June 2004 I completed in Göttingen my Habilitation.
Since April 2007, I have been Professor for Computational Theoretical Physics at the University of Oldenburg.