University of Wuppertal (BUW)

Full Partner

The University of Wuppertal was established in 1972. It has a long tradition in the area of Computer Simulation both in education and research, in particular in the field of Lattice Gauge Theory, which was established in Wuppertal in 1979.

Key Persons

  • Prof. Dr F. Knechtli
  • Dr N. Irges
  • Dr A. Rago

Key Competences/Facilities

The lattice group of Prof. Knechtli in Wuppertal did pioneering work in the investigation of five-dimensional gauge theories on the lattice. The group is also involved in lattice studies of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) as part of the international ALPHA collaboration and of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre (SFBTR) 55 “Hadron Physics from Lattice QCD”. Available computer facilities in Wuppertal are the QPACE (QCD Parallel Computing on the Cell) supercomputer, which has been developed in collaboration with several European institutes and the IBM Research Centre in Germany, and a parallel computer cluster devoted to the teaching of parallel algorithms and to research projects.

Previous Training Programs and Research

At the master level, Prof. Knechtli is the coordinator of the Master Program “Computer Simulation in Science” which aims at educating students of natural sciences in the field of High Performance Computing. We are a node of the ITN network “Strong Interaction Supercomputing Training Network” (STRONGnet).

Selected Publications

  1. N. Irges and F. Knechtli, Lattice gauge theory approach to spontaneous symmetry breaking from an extra dimension, Nucl. Phys. B 775 (2007) 283.
  2. N.Irges,F.Knechtli and M. Luz,The Higgs mechanism as a cut-off effect,JHEP08(2007) 028.
  3. N. Irges and F. Knechtli, Mean-Field Gauge Interactions in Five Dimensions I. The Torus, Nucl. Phys. B 822 (2009) 1.