We use high-performance computing on supercomputers and parallel clusters to solve complex problems in physics that would otherwise be impossible to solve via analytical methods. Our main research areas are presently to understand the physics of soft matter systems in general, with a particular emphasis on charged systems like polyelectrolytes, charged colloids, ferrofluids and ionic liquids. In addition we are interested in various biophysical problems. The simulations are performed on parallel computers with help of the simulation package ESPResSo, and we continue to develop algorithms for long range interactions.
A second focus of our research are geometry, flow and transport phenomena in porous media and applications of fractional calculus in physics. Our methods are not only computer simulations, but we also apply numerical methods and statistical physics approaches like stochastic processes, density functional methods, and other approaches.
- From October 7-11, 2013, the ICP conducts the CECAM - SimTech - ESPResSo Summer School "Simulating Soft Matter with ESPResSo, ESPResSo++ and VOTCA", a one-week school about the MD program ESPResSo and related tools. The course is an official course for students of Stuttgart University. For further details or registration, please visit the homepage of the ESPResSo Summer School 2013.
- From March 10 -12, 2014 we are conducting the CECAM Workshop Biological molecules under non-natural conditions at the Commundo Hotel.
- The ICP has moved within the university campus to Allmandring 3 (Map). Please change your address book accordingly!
Please note that the ICP has moved within the campus of Stuttgart University to the Allmandring 3!