Prof. Dr. Francesco Knechtli
"High Performance Computing in Theoretical Physics" Research Interests
Francesco Knechtli

Please find a brief CV here .
Prof. Dr. Francesco Knechtli
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Fakultät für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften
Theoretische Teilchenphysik
Gaussstr. 20
D-42119 Wuppertal

Office D.10.24
Phone +49 202 439 2630
Fax +49 202 439 3860
    Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
    Lattice Gauge Theory

    Quantum Chromodynamics
    Static Potential, Algorithms for Dynamical Fermions,
    Effects of heavy sea quarks

    Non-perturbative Gauge-Higgs Unification
    Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, Dimensional Reduction
Events Group Members Teaching
    Prof. Dr. Nikos Irges, Humboldt Fellow

    Dr. Tomasz Korzec, Postdoc

    Maurizio Alberti, Ph.D. student

    Salvatore Calì, Ph.D. student

    Peter Funke, IZ II System Administrator

    Former members :

    Dr. Jacob Finkenrath

    Dr. Björn Leder

    Dr. Graham John Moir, Postdoc

    Dr. Antonio Rago

    Dr. Kyoko Yoneyama

    Peter Dziennik

    Magdalena Luz

    Coordinator of the International and Interdisciplinary Master Programm
    "Computer Simulation in Science" (CSIS)

    Live recoding of the lectures on "Introduction to Computer Simulation" (winter term 2014/15)
    Lecture 1: Introduction, MATLAB script
    Lecture 2: Number representation, accuracy video script
    Lecture 3: Derivative, limit, recurrence relation video script
    Lecture 4: Root finding, bisection video script
    Lecture 5: Newton-Raphson, secant method video script
    Lecture 6: Initial value problems, Euler integrator video script
    Lecture 7: Runge-Kutta integrators video script
    Lecture 8: Adaptive step-size, Newton's gravitational law video script
    Lecture 9: Discrete Fourier Transformation (DTF) video script
    Lecture 10: Limits of DTF, sampling theorem video script
    Lecture 11: Several dimensions, Fast Fourier Transform, real functions video script
    Lecture 12: Numerical integration (trapezoidal and Simpson's rules) video script
    Lecture 13: Linear systems: Gauss elimination video script
    Lecture 14: Linear systems: LU- and QR-decomposition video script
    Lecture 15: Fitting of data: Maximum likelihood fit video script
    Based on "Computational Physics I" by Prof. Dr. U. Wolff and Dr. B. Bunk.