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Computational project in Biological and Statistical Physics

Project: The group of Biological and Statistical Physics is offering a PhD position for a computational project. The project aims to provide a better understanding of stochastic effects in pattern-forming reaction diffusion systems. A central part of the project will be the simulation of stochastic reaction-diffusion systems employing GPGPU based methods (Nvidia CUDA). To this end, the open source software Lattice Microbes will be used and extended to our purposes by the successful applicant. 

Requirements: We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated student with a background in non-equilibrium statistical physics, computational physics, or the theory of complex systems, and an interest in biological systems. A high affinity for computational methods and software development (C/C++) is a key requirement. Specific experience with GPU programming is beneficial but not required. The successful applicant will have access a state-of-the-art GPU cluster and actively participate in our cooperation with the Luthey-Schulten group (UIUC), the developers of Lattice Microbes.

Group: Prof. Erwin Frey, Statistical and Biological Physics, Physics Department, LMU Munich

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