Foundations of Computational Materials Science I/II


(Prof. Dr. Michael Zaiser)

These lectures provide conceptual foundations and theoretical background knowledge for state-of-the art materials simulation. topics include:

  • Atomistic theory of matter – from electrons to interaction potentials
  • Statistical mechanics of materials: equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems and ensembles
  • Stochastic processes and stochastic modeling
  • Coarse graining methods (how to pass from one scale to another?)
  • Continuum models of materials and microstructures