Georg-August University Göttingen - Germany

In collaboration between the University of Göttingen and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, I am working in a PhD project on numerical methods to optimize Multilayer Mirrors for X-ray focusing. In order to simulate wave propagation and diffraction (small wavelengths, but large objects), parallel algorithms and distributed calculations (MIMD) are necessary. So far, I am using C, Perl and a little bit IDL together with Shared Memory, Message Passing, and Cuda technologies; also Monte Carlo methods and LA packages are needed. In my diploma thesis I studied the effects of real structure effects on X-ray propagation in waveguides. My favorite editor is Vim.