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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SCALES Conference 2022

February 8–11, 2022

M3ODEL and its partners are happy to announce the 1st Conference on Multiscale Modeling of Complex Systems or SCALES Conference, focused on methods on multiscale modeling and their interdisciplinary applications. The program is organized around sessions that emphasize methods in multiscale modeling, but the goal is to enable interesting and fruitful discussions by engaging people from different fields in each session.
Preliminary sessions include:

  • Stochastic models
  • HPC & Machine learning
  • Uncertainty quantification & inverse methods
  • Multiscale Methods
  • Interdisciplinary applications

The event will take place in the Best Western Wine and Park Hotel, Nierstein, close to Mainz.

You will find the conference flyer here.

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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.

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.

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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BINARY Partner started in March 2020

The project Big Data in Atmospheric Physics (BINARY) will tackle relevant scientific questions in atmospheric physics applying modern machine learning techniques.

BINARY officially started on March 2020 and has held regular activities ever since, such as a monthly seminar and an autumn school. The plans for 2021 include an annual meeting in March, in which PhD candidates will present their research progress, and a mini-workshop on Differential Equations for Machine Learning, most likely in late spring/early summer.

You can visit BINARY's website to learn more at

Dies Legendi Lecture by Evangelos Moulas

The M3ODEL PI Evangelos Moulas will soon give his introductory lecture Dies Legendi as Junior Professor of the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmacy, Geography and Geosciences.

His talk is called “The multiscale character of metamorphic processes” and will take place on Monday October 19th at 10:45.

You can find the full schedule and information on how to log in here.


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ECHELON is granted funding by the Carl Zeiss Foundation!

We are pleased to announce that the Carl Zeiss Foundation just granted funding to ECHELON, a project led by Prof. Siegfried Waldvogel. At the core of ECHELON is the idea to convert biomass to high-grade chemicals useful for the pharmaceutical or paper industry, for example, through an environmentally friendly process. To have a full understanding of this process at all levels (i.e., experimental and theoretical), researchers will combine quantum chemistry with multiscale modeling, therefore strengthening the connection between the teams of SusUnnoScience and M3ODEL, two of the top-level research areas of JGU.

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