People to Watch 2022

Thomas Lippert
Director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation &
Head of Jülich Supercomputing Centre

A physicist by training, Thomas Lippert heads one of the premier HPC facilities in the world — Jülich Supercomputing Center. Home to the fastest supercomputer in Europe (JUWELS Booster Module) and in the running to host an exascale-class system, the center is setting the pace for European HPC.

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Lippert received his diploma in Theoretical Physics in 1987 from the University of Würzburg. He completed Ph.D. theses in theoretical physics at Wuppertal University on simulations of lattice quantum chromodynamics and at Groningen University in the field of parallel computing with systolic algorithms. He is director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at Forschungzentrum Jülich, and is a member of the board of directors of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) and the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS). Dr. Lippert holds the chair for Modular Supercomputing and Quantum computing at Goethe University Frankfurt. His research interests cover the fields of modular supercomputing, quantum computing, computational particle physics, parallel and numerical algorithms, and cluster computing.

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