I am currently enrolled as a postgraduate research student as part of the Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Complex Systems Simulation run by the ICSS.
Before coming to Southampton I studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Heidelberg, where I received my Diplom (=combined Bacherlor's and Master's degree) in 2009, specialising in algebra (in particular, inverse Galois theory). My thesis was entitled "Classical groups as Galois groups in positive characteristic".
My current work deals with the simulation of micromagnetic systems. Magnetism is a familiar phenomenon to most people and superficially looks relatively simple. However, on the nanoscale there is a rich variety of interesting and complex phenomena. This is due to the interplay of long-range and shorter-range forces on this scale, which leads to complicated interactions and frustrated systems with interesting dynamics.
Most micromagnetic studies deal with systems in which the geometry is static. I am particularly interested in studying how these phenomena carry over to the interaction of moving particles or other dynamic geometries.
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University of Southampton