Methodological Areas

Research Areas

We focus on six research areas in natural sciences and engineering, as well as in computer science.

The competencies of SimTech are bundled in seven research fields - so-called research areas. They form the nucleus of a technical expertise. The SimTech researchers, who are assigned to the research fields, focus on overarching problems that are only to be considered in networks, our so-called project networks.


…are used to simulate nano- and mircostructures and can be embedded in large-scale approaches.

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…is central to almost all fields of simulation-based engineering. It combines structures from the smallest material scales to large-scale geological structures in physics, checmistry and biology.

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…deal with questions of model validation and data acquisition and processing as well as model reduction. We describe dynamic systems and deal with control engineering, autonomy, automation and network structures of systems.

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…guarantee progress in the simulation of multi-scale coupled processes from the fields of physics, chemistry and biology. They name uncertainties and the influence of our databases.

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…manage explosive amounts of information in simulation technology. They design and optimise human-machine user interfaces with a special focus on real-time simulations, control engineering and direct interaction of the user with the graphical representation.

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…help to optimally utilise the capabilities of supercomputers and simulation software packages for complex computer-based simulations.

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…embeds our research in questions of scientific theory, philosophy, sociology of technology and ethics. Tjis is about the social acceptance of new technologies, technology assessment and the definition and evaluation of uncertainties.

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Wolfgang Ehlers

Fellow (SC)

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Thomas Ertl

Director and Spokesperson of the Cluster, Principal Investigator (EXC), Fellow (SC)