Gernot Schaller was born in Wismar, Germany, in 1977. He studied physics in Dresden, Germany, and Durham, North Carolina. After finishing his diploma thesis on the dynamical Casimir effect he turned towards the simulation of cell tissue growth on a computer. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Frankfurt University, Germany, in 2006, for studying numerical approaches to neighborship detection in molecular dynamics simulations of tissue growth. Thus, trained as an applied theoretical physicist, he is currently a Principal Investigator at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany. Since his Ph.D., his interests have turned towards the efficient description of quantum systems, with special focus on quantum algorithms, open quantum systems, quantum transport far from equilibrium, transport through quantum-critical systems, stochastic thermodynamics, and feedback control. He has developed several tools to handle hard problems on a computer such as the simulation of large systems and favors a mixture of numerical and analytical approaches.
Biography Updated on 31 January 2013