Fakultät für Physik




Seminar: Selected Topics in Computational Physics – Topics



  1. Theory and computation of a Fano resonance
  2. Theory and computation of light-induced states
  3. Perfectly Matched Layers and Exterior Complex Scaling
  4. Comparative study of solvers for ordinary differential equations
  5. Krylov sub-space methods for time propagation
  6. Local discretization methods: femDVR, B-splines, and friends
  7. Local discretization methods: Finite volumes, finite differences
  8. Quantum dynamics of molecules
  9. Computational methods of nonlinear wave equations
  10. The Path Integral Monte-Carlo method
  11. Computational methods for Lattice Fields

General list of topics


  1. Elementary processes in strong fields
  2. Attosecond physics
  3. Laser-solid interaction
  4. Numerical concepts in plasma physics
  5. Applications


A) Elementary processes in strong fields

-Atoms in strong fields, tunneling times, definitions and experimental realization.
-Strong field ionization of molecules, mechanisms, calculations.-QED in strong fields.
-Relativistic plasma physics.
-Self-field effects.

B) Transport physics

-Fundamental concepts.
-Structure of transport equations.
-Phaenomena of transport.

C) Attosecond physics

-Ultrafast imaging techniques.
-single shot diagnostics.
-Coulomb explosion.
-Molecular excitation in photo-ionization processes.
-Laser fields at solid surfaces.

-Surface harmonics.
-Flying mirrors.
-Keldysh theory, photo ionization and transport.
-Sub-femtosecond electronic (de-)excitation processes.

D) Laser-solid interactions

-Fermi surface mapping: theory, experiment.
-Transport in solids, non-equilibrium Green's functions methods.
-Dynamical mean field theory.
-Boltzmann equations.

E) Numerical concepts in plasma physics

-Absorbing boundary conditions.
-Solvers for linear ODEs.
-Multiscale analysis.
-AMR techniques.
-Boundary conditions.
-Shock operators.
-Maxwell field solvers.
-Finite element methods.
-Event generators.

F) Applications

-Free electron lasers.
-Fast ion generation with lasers.
-Fast electron generation with lasers.
-Generation of radiation.