PhD or PostDoc position: Numerical Analysis of domain decomposition methods
This project deals with the numerical analysis of domain decomposition methods for continuum solvation models within the newly funded Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1481) on "Sparsity and Singular Structures" (project C04). More information about the CRC can be found at https://www.sfb-s3.de.
Starting date is 01.05.2023 or later.
• Excellent MSc degree in applied mathematics (PhD degree in applied mathematics for post-doc applications)
• Strong interests in numerical analysis, computational mathematics and their application to computational chemistry.
PhD or PostDoc position: A posteriori error estimates for Density Functional Theory
This project deals with certified a posteriori error estimations of nonlinear eigenvalue problems arising in Density-Functional Theory (DFT) of electronic structure calculation. The project builds upon preliminary work established for the simpler Gross-Piteavskii eigenvalue problem. The goal is to provide guaranteed bounds of the error between the approximate energy and the exact energy.
DFT models are dominantly solved using the so-called Self-Consistent Field (SCF) iterations where a linear eigenvalue problem is solved at each step within the SCF-iterative procedure. The estimator will be designed such that each error component of the total error can be quantified, namely the discretization error due to the planewave discretization, the iteration error due to the non-converged SCF-iterations, and the error due to the iterative solver of the linear eigenvalue problems. This splitting allows the design of an adaptive algorithm with error balancing between the different error sources. The estimator will be a guaranteed upper bound of the error for convex DFT-models and the final goal will be the extension to non-convex models. The developed methods and estimators will be implemented and tested in the open-source DFTK software package, written in Julia.
- Excellent MSc degree in applied mathematics (PhD in applied mathematics for post-doc applications).
- Strong interests in numerical analysis, computational mathematics and their application to computational chemistry.
Starting date is 01.06.2023 or later. If you're interested, please submit a CV, motivation letter, transcript, and up to 3 email contacts for recommendation through the official submission process.