Öffentliche Seminare

The Mainz Material Simulation Days is a traditional biannual meeting. Biology poses many challenges to physics; the systems are often complex and inhomogeneous, while maintaining function. This ... [mehr]

Evanescent gels and the sol-gel transition in associative polymer solutions

Gels with thermoreversible physical crosslinks show great promise for designing materials with tuneable rheology and self-healing properties. However, many questions remain to be answered before the ... [mehr]
Crystallization is often initiated at interfaces. Understanding the physical process underlying interface-induced crystallization is of fundamental interest and is relevant for many material ... [mehr]

Field theoretic simulations of block copolymers at realistic molecular weights

Block copolymers are known for their elaborate microphase separating capabilities. Due to the many tuning parameters a predictive modelling approach is required. Molecular dynamics for such large ... [mehr]

Methods and applications in integrative structural biology

Accurate structural models of biological systems can be obtained by integrative approaches that properly combine multiple sources of information, such as experimental data and a priori ... [mehr]
Innovative solar system missions must become increasingly innovative and elaborate since "the low-hanging fruits have already been picked." Solar sails, which are propelled solely by solar radiation ... [mehr]

Assembly, Cooperativity, and Emergence: From the AI-Guided Formation of Materials to the Onset of Soft Matter Robotics

Self-organization and assembly processes are crucial steps in the making of a wide range of materials and, in turn, have a great impact on their performance. For instance, the crystal structure, or ... [mehr]
I will present techniques to find reaction coordinates to be used in conjunction with free energy biasing techniques such as the adaptive biasing force method. This allows for instance to improve the ... [mehr]

Dynamic Load Balancing for Parallel Particle Simulations

Parallel computing has developed as a central tool in scientific computing to solve large scale problems involving huge number of degrees of freedom, complex geometries or coupled applications. The ... [mehr]

Taming complex fluids with thermal fields

External fields, thermal and electromagnetic, induce a range of non-equilibrium effects in complex fluids consisting of nanoparticle suspensions (Soret, Seebeck, Peltier effects), which can be ... [mehr]

Dynamics of Soft Matter in Increasingly Complex Environments

Recent advancements in the understanding of the dynamics of soft matter is presented, concentrating on polymer melts with some outlook on semiconducting polymers and lipid membranes in solution ... [mehr]

Improving accuracy of systematic coarse-grained simulations

Billion atom simulations are just now becoming possible in molecular simulation for nanoseconds. We've also crossed the millisecond barrier for simulating biomacromolecules. What's left ... [mehr]

Development of a coarse-grained model for liquid-like protein assemblies

In this talk, I will describe ongoing efforts in my group aimed at developing an accurate simulation model to study the thermodynamics and kinetics of multiprotein assembly. We use a "top-down" ... [mehr]

Quantum computing and its applications in chemistry and physics

Quantum computing is emerging as a new paradigm for the solution of a wide class of problems that are not accessible by conventional high performance classical computers. Quantum computers can in ... [mehr]

Understanding the friction of atomically thin layered materials

Friction is a ubiquitous phenomenon that greatly affects our everyday lives and is responsible for large amounts of energy loss in industrialised societies. Layered materials such as graphene have ... [mehr]
Amyloid fibrils are well-ordered supramolecular polymers consisting of thousands of protein molecules connected via intermolecular hydrogen bonds. For intrinsically disordered proteins (IDP), amyloid ... [mehr]

Conducting polymers and bioinspired materials for organic bioelectronics

Organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) have rapidly surged as amplifying transducers forbiosensing or diagnostic devices and for cells/nerves stimulation. 1 OECTs translate ionic signalsinto ... [mehr]
The invention of new materials combined with an improved knowledge of structure-property relationships of organic donor-acceptor blends led to an impressive improvement in their energy conversion ... [mehr]
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