SimLab "ab initio Methods in Chemistry and Physics"
The Simulation Laboratory “ab initio Methods for Chemistry and Physics” (SLai) will provide expertise in the field of ab initio simulations for physics, chemistry, nanoscience and materials science with a special focus on high-performance computing on the Jülich and Aachen supercomputer facilities.
SLai will act as a high-level support structure in dedicated projects and promote research projects dealing with fundamental aspects of algorithm development, optimization and performance improvement.
Research projects typically require long-term efforts (multi-year and multi-resources at the Ph.D. or Post-Doc level) and are driven by the scientific interests of the members of the Simulation Laboratory and its collaboration partners.
As part of a cooperation project between RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JARA), a new database was created, that provides comprehensive overview of the main research areas in energy of the two institutions.