Mathematics for materials modelling (MatMat)

Welcome to the website of the Mathematics for materials modelling research group. Our research centres on bringing insight from maths to materials modelling, with the aim to understand simulation error and improve robustness of modelling schemes. This is an interdisciplinary mission and we frequently collaborate with researchers across the fields of mathematics, physics, computer science and materials. At EPFL we are part of both the Institute of Mathematics and the Institute of Materials.

You can learn more about our work by taking a look at our research topics, the software we develop or our recent publications. If you are interested and you want to work with us, feel free to take a look at our our job openings. We also offer student projects at various levels.

Selected news

13.05.2024 - 17.05.2024 Jointly with Eric Canc├Ęs and Antoine Levitt Michael co-organises a minitutorial Linear Algebra Challenges in Electronic Structure Simulations at SIAM Linear Algebra (SIAM LA) in Paris, France.

Later in the week Michael will also speak about An Adaptive Line Search for Self-Consistent Field Problems of Electronic Structure Theory in the minisymposium Eigenvector-Dependent Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems and Applications.


18.03.2024 - 22.03.2024 The MatMat group attends the 94th annual meeting of the German Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) in Magdeburg, Germany. This year Michael co-organises the section Modelling, analysis and simulation of molecular systems (with Sebastian Matera). Due to many strong submissions there are over 12 hours of talks about electronic structures and atomistic modelling taking place at GAMM !


13.03.2024: Michael gives his inaugural lecture, speaking about Robust error-controlled materials simulations. The talk will be transmitted live via zoom. See the memento page for further details and please register here.


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