
Research Platform Theoretical and Numerical Methods 
Research Platform Theory and Simulations
A combination of theoretical and sophisticated numerical methods is necessary in order to understand the behaviour of complex, multicomponent soft matter composites. Experts in many of these techniques are members of the SoftComp NoE and a combination of these techniques is applied to all the research areas where SoftComp is active.
As a central computing facility the SoftComp Cluster is operated in collaboration with the Jülich Supercomputer Center (Please see the navgation bar on the left).
The theory groups can be contacted for questions on the interpretation of experiments, theoretical backgroud or methodological problems concerning the respective technique.
Theory and Simulation Platform Leader: Prof. Wolfgang Paul
Wolfgang Paul, Univ. Mainz, Germany
OVERVIEW TABLE: SoftComp Theoretical Inventory
Theoretical Technique 
Area of Application 
Contacts 
Partners 
Molecular Dynamics Simulations 
Colloids, Surfactants, Membranes,
Polymers, Gels, Glasses 
G. Gompper
W. Paul
C. Likos
P. Olmsted
W. Briels
E. Boek
M.Noro
R. van Roij
J. Colmenero

FZJGompper
JOGU
UDüsseldorf
ULeeds
UTwente
SCR
Unilever
UUtrecht
Univ. del Pais Vasco

Monte Carlo Simulations 
Colloids, Surfactants, Membranes,
Polymers, Gels, Glasses 
G. Gompper
W. Paul
C. Likos
R. van Roij
P. Olmsted

FZJGompper
JOGU
UDüsseldorf
UUtrecth
ULeeds

Mesoscale Simulation Methods 
Colloids, Surfactants, Membranes,
Polymers, Gels, Glasses 
G. Gompper
E. Boek
W. Briels
M.Noro

FZJGompper
SCR
UTwente
Unilever

Finite Element Methods 
Colloids, Surfactants, Membranes,
Polymers, Gels, Glasses 
P. Olmsted
M.Noro

ULeeds
Unilever

Density Functional Theory 
Colloids, Polymers, Gels, Glasses 
C. Likos
R. van Roij

UDüsseldorf
UUtrecht

SelfConsistent Field Theory 
Colloids, Surfactants, Membranes,
Gels, Glasses 
M.Noro 
Unilever 
Field Theory 
Colloids, Surfactants,
Membranes, Polymers 
G. Gompper
P. Olmsted

FZJGompper
ULeeds




