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Martin Weigel

I am a Professor in Computational Physics with a focus on applications in statistical physics. I am based in the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems at Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom.

With my students, post-docs and collaborators I work on problems in statistical physics and condensed matter theory with a focus on cutting-edge numerical simulation and optimization techniques. Specifically, we are interested in systems whose thermodynamics is dominated by the effects of disorder and frustration, such as specifically spin glasses, random-field systems, random networks, membranes and random-surface models. The development of new algorithms for simulations of systems with complex free energy landscapes and applications in big data are at the centre of a substantial part of the research projects. Finally, an additional strand of research concerns problems in socio-physics and the application of advanced numerical techniques to large datasets in the humanities. For details, please take a look at the research section.

Work in the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems (formerly the Applied Mathematics Research Centre, AMRC) is mostly concentrated on two research areas, fluid dynamics (including magnetohydrodynamics) and statistical physics. Colleagues working in statistical physics include Charo del Genio, Ralph Kenna, Thierry Platini, Nikolaos Fytas and Taras Yavors'kii. Close contacts also exist with the multi-national doctoral school in statistical physics the statistical physics bunch are running with Nancy (U Lorraine), Leipzig and Lviv.

If you are interested in our work and, specifically, if you are considering to work with us, please don't hesitate to contact us or just come to Martin's office.



Population method for molecular simulation

New technique opens the door to petascale simulations and beyond[more]


Newton Fellowship

Prestigious grant from the Royal Society won[more]


Discrete or continuous

Model explains degeneracies in spin glasses[more]


Domain walls in spin glass

Study of huge Ising systems attracts editor's award[more]

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