Prof. Dr. Dominik MarxProfessor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Dominik Marx studied chemistry and physics at Universitaet Mainz and the University of California at Irvine, where he worked with Max Wolfsberg on isotope effects. He received his Diplom (M.Sc.) in Chemistry (1990) with Karl Heinzinger at MPI fuer Chemie and his Ph.D. (1992) with Kurt Binder (Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Mainz). Thereafter, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (Rueschlikon) with Michele Parrinello, as a staff scientist at MPI fuer Festkoerperforschung, and obtained Habilitation in Theoretical Physics at Universitaet Stuttgart (1998), before he received a full Professorship at Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum in 1999. Several Chairs in Germany and abroad were offered to him and he is currently Distinguished Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and Head of the Center for Theoretical Chemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum.
Professor Marx was fascinated from early on by the multifaceted problems that are posed by the physics and chemistry of complex molecular systems which can only be tackled using the utmost "realistic" computer simulation approaches. Leitmotifs of the Marx Group are, on one hand, the development of novel quantum and (quasi-)classical simulation techniques for molecular many-body systems, and on the other hand, their application in terms of High-Performance Scientific Computing.