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Martin Weigel

I am a Reader (Associate Professor) working on computational and statistical physics. I am based in the Applied Mathematics Research Centre at Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom.

With my students 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 Applied Mathematics Research Centre (AMRC) is mostly concentrated on two research on fluid dynamics (including magnetohydrodynamics) and statistical physics. Colleagues working in statistical physics include Ralph Kenna, Christian von Ferber, Thierry Platini, Nikolaos Fytas and Taras Yavors'kii. Close contacts also exist with the multi-national doctoral school in statistical physics the AMRC is 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.

News

01/2011

GRC steering committee

Gutenberg Research College Mainz[more]


12/2010

Article in Physik Journal

Wanderungen in Energielandschaften[more]


11/2010

MAINZ membership

MAINZ graduate school of excellence[more]


09/2010

Simulating spin models on GPU

CUDA code released[more]


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