RTG 2450 - Tailored Scale-Bridging Approaches to Computational Nanoscience
Prof. Dr. Markus Elstner, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wetzel
The research is organized into seven projects, where five projects address scientific challenges like friction, materials aging, material design and biological function, which so far cannot be approached by single computational methods or standard multiscale approaches. The challenges are met, (i) by building teams which cover all knowledge and methods required to address scale-bridging problems, (ii) by a research program, which aims at a novel holistic, problem-driven approach to combine existing methods on the individual scales to recursive scale-bridging workflows and (iii) by training doctoral researchers, who are enabled to apply scale-bridging concepts and technical skills needed for such a problem-driven approach. The latter will be facilitated by a qualification program, which introduces the doctoral researchers into the various relevant topics and theories, enables them to develop and apply computational methods in close interdisciplinary cooperation, teaches them to use concepts from computer science and mathematics and guides them into processes of scientific (self)-organization.