New Research Center in Computational Science at JGU

The Mainz Institute for Multiscale Modeling (M3ODEL) has been inaugurated! It is one of five new top-level research areas funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate to enhance the research profile of the Johannes Gutenberg-University (see the press release, there is also a poster). The purpose of M3ODEL is to bring together experts from such different areas as physics, chemistry, molecular biology, applied mathematics, and computer science who have one common vision: To develop robust, efficient, and reliable computational models for simulating processes and quantitatively predicting properties that emerge through the interplay of multiple scales.

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Joint M3ODEL, BINARY & Emergent AI Meeting

The annual meeting of M3ODEL PIs this year will be a larger one, organized together with the PIs of BINARY and Emergent AI. The program will include the presentation of proposed joint, interdisciplinary projects, which are supposed to start beginning of the next funding cycle (Jan. 2024).
The joint projects will differ from those of the first cycle; the new ones will last no more than to 2 years, and the work will be suitable for post-docs. That means that we will be able to fund more, smaller projects.
The meeting will be in person at the campus of the JGU. More information will come soon:

Date: Monday - Wednesday, late September or early October
Time: all day
Place: HIM Helmholtz Institute Mainz, Conference Room I-III

PI Meeting, May 5 2023

The next PI meeting will be held on May 5th.
The goal is start planning the projects that will be funded for the second cycle of M3ODEL, beginning in 2024. These projects will also be interdisciplinary, but are meant to last no more than to 2 years, and the work will be suitable for post-docs. That means that we will be able to fund more, smaller projects.

To encourage exchange and discussions, so that potential ideas become suitable projects, we will organize this PI meeting exclusively in presence. Please, save the date and location:

Date: Friday, 5. May
Time: 10–16 hs.
Place: Staudinger Saal, MPI-P, Ackermannweg 10

Tanja Weil presents the C3BioMat Initiative

Tanja Weil, head of the Synthesis of Macromolecules group and director at the MPI-P, will give a special talk to introduce the project she is submitting as an excellence cluster, called “Communicating Biomaterials: Convergence Center for Life-like Soft and Biological Systems (C3BioMat)”, to all M3ODEL members.
Please join us for this interesting event. The information is below.

Date: Monday March 20th
Time: 10:00 hs.
Place: Room 1.003/1.004, MPI-P, Ackermannweg 10

2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for Modeling

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 was awarded "for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems" with one half jointly to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann and the other half to Giorgio Parisi. This year's Nobel Prize recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary research efforts into the modeling of complex systems as pursued by M³ODEL.


TPChange: Start Date July 2021

The Tropopause Region in a Changing Atmosphere –

Projections of climate change rely on an adequate representation of UTLS processes and their feedbacks in climate models. In the Collaborative Research Centre TPChange this will be addressed by a combination of field measurements, laboratory studies, theoretical approaches, and multiscale numerical modelling. Based on an improved understanding of relevant processes at different scales, we will develop parameterisations to improve state-of-the-art climate models. Our goal is to specify the impact of UTLS processes on composition, dynamics and ultimately on future climate and climate variability. Read more here.

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Dr. Mattia Mazzucchelli awarded a Humboldt Fellowship

We are happy to announce that Mattia has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Fellowship, starting in June 2021. Mattia joined M3ODEL as a post-doc in October 2020 to investigate how phase equilibria are affected by the non-hydrostatic stresses that are developed in the Earth during mineral and rock deformation. The multiscale and interdisciplinary nature of this project makes it a perfect fit for M3ODEL. He plans to collaborate with other PIs, mainly with Prof. Evangelos Moulas and Prof. Boris Kaus, who are expert in the application of solid-state simulations and continuum mechanics to geological prob-lems, but alsowith Prof. Thomas Speck, who leads the Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics Group, to develop the MD simulations required to investigate phase equilibria at selected non-hydrostatic conditions.

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Special article in "Zeit"

A special article (in German) has appeared in the journal "Die Zeit" commemorating the reopening of the Johannes Gutenberg-University 75 years ago. M³ODEL and its interdisciplinary research on computational modeling has been highlighted as one of the major focus areas of the university to be developed further.

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