A warm welcome to Benedikt that has just joined MBM group as a master student.
Benedikt is a master student of Physics at the University of Heidelberg. He has completed his Bachelor Studies in Heidelberg as well, focusing on Theoretical Biophysics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwarz. During his Bachelor Studies, he has also studied one term at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.
At MBM group he will be concerned with bond ruptures in biomolecules with collagen being the main system of interest. His goal is to inspect bond ruptures in Molecular Dynamics simulations without computationally expensive quantum physical ab initio methods.
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.