Modeling across Multiple Scales and Disciplines
Our research is devoted to developing robust, reliable, and most of all accurate models that allow to predict desired quantities, e.g., a materials elastic, optical, or electronic properties from its molecular constituents; forecasting the weather, and, on geological time scales, the tectonic movement of plates.
Description, prediction and understanding of natural phenomena is at the core of all fields of physical and life sciences. The empirical data they provide, combined with tools from mathematics and logic, are fed into numerical models in order to explain observations in a quantitative and predictive manner. A particular challenge is to make connections and predictions of properties and processes across different scales.
Even though the details and processes at the different scales vary significantly, the modeling approaches to tackle them are rather similar.
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