Leibniz Prize 2017 goes to Britta Nestler (KIT)

09 December 2016

The HLRS sincerely congratulates Professor Dr. Britta Nestler of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017 of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Professor Nestler has been awarded for her internationally acknowledged research in computer based materials sciences and her efforts in the development of new material models using multiscale and multiphysical approaches which leverage highly flexible and complex simulation environments.

In order to realize these computationally highly intensive simulation models, Professor Nestler and her team used GCS’ world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) power, including the HLRS system Hazel Hen and its predecessor Hornet. "The high performance computing power provided enables our team to explore new dimensions of microstructure simulations and to gain insight into complex multiphysics and multiscale processes in material systems under various influences. I am very thankful for the support and professional assistance of GCS, my team experienced over the past years facilitating our research on up-to-date systems“, says Professor Dr. Britta Nestler of the Institute of Applied Materials, Computational Materials Science, at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

For further information see the DFG website (German).