De Raedt - A Quantum Theory Lego Set

Hans De Raedt
Am Sande 5 
21335 Lüneburg

Hans De Raedt is Emeritus Professor of computational physics at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen and visiting scientists at the Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich. Most of his research is based on the simulation of physical phenomena in the time domain. His current focus is on using digital computers as a metaphor for perfected laboratory experiments to establish a bridge between objective knowledge gathered through simulation or experiment and their description in terms of mathematical theories.

Research Project

A Quantum Theory Lego Set

The long-term aim of the MECS fellowship is to write a book that describes the physics of fundamental quantum physics experiments, the epistemological questions that these experiments pose, the role of the simulation as a metaphor for perfected, idealized experiments, and the simulations themselves. In the first phase of the project, we will focus of developing the simulation platform and a first version of a graphical interface that allows non-programmers to perform simulations and visualize the results.