Head Director of Institute for Advanced Simulation,
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, member of the board of directors of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC), chair holder for Computational Theoretical Physics at the University of Wuppertal
A physicist by training, Prof. Dr. Thomas Lippert now heads one of the premier HPC facilities in the world — Jülich Supercomputing Center. Home to two of the fastest computers in Western Europe (JUGENE and JuRoPA), as well as the most energy-efficient one (QPACE), the center is setting the pace for European HPC.
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Prof. Dr. 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 the Research Centre Jülich, member of the board of directors of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC), and he holds the chair for Computational Theoretical Physics at the University of Wuppertal. His research interests include lattice gauge theories, quantum computing, numerical and parallel algorithms, and cluster computing.