About us

The Computational and Soft Matter Physics Group develops and uses modern computational, experimental and theoretical tools to study a broad range of condensed matter systems with emphasis on the statistical mechanics of equilibrium and non-equilibrium processes. Research topics of current interest include soft matter, nanoparticles, phase transitions, biological matter, magnetism and magnetic soft matter, glasses, chaotic dynamics, as well as hydrodynamics of colloids and swimmers.



A new machine-guided path sampling algorithm learns the mechanism of molecular self-organization.

In a paper that has just appeared in Nature...


The Computational and Soft Matter Physics Subunit congratulates DI Dr. Andreas Zöttl, Privatdoz who has been awarded his Habilitation Degree on...


In the EU-funded project FORGREENSOFT, a team from Greek, German and Austrian institutions will explore the importance of promoting research in...


The Doctoral Network QLUSTER explores the parallels of ultrasoft interactions between classical soft matter and quantum matter.


Vittoria Sposini’s work has been selected for a poster prize at the Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society ECIS 2022.


Sebastian Falkner was awarded the prize for the best poster at the conference "Molecular Simulation 2022: Present, Past and Future".