Scientific Computing Group
Software for Neutron Scattering.
Our mission is the development, integration, and maintenance of data-analysis software for specific scattering techniques:
: Simulate and fit grazing-incidence small-angle scattering (GISAS).
High-resolution inelastic scattering (Time-of-flight, backscattering):
: Convert neutron raw data to scattering law S(q,w)
: The Swiss Army Knife of Spectral Data Analysis
: Multiple-scattering simulation
Generic data correction
: Absorption correction for X-ray and neutron diffraction
Metadata catalogue for large facility experimental data
: An ICAT WebService client module
We also contribute generic open-source software:
: A C library for Levenberg-Marquardt minimization and least-squares fitting.
: A C library providing complex error, Dawson, Faddeeva, and Voigt functions.
: A C library providing an efficient implementation of the Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts function (Fourier-Laplace transform of the stretched exponential function).
: A C library for sampling random events from a discrete distribution.
: Neutron transmission calculator (beta preview)
Technical Notes of general interest:
We offer hosting of software and documentation on our DokuWiki and git server.
Little command-line scripts for download:
: Next departures of U6 trains from Garching-Forschungszentrum
: MLZ phone book lookup
About our group
Group members are listed on our official homepage.
Location of our offices, temporarily outside the FRM II site:
Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Outstation at MLZ
85747 Garching, Germany
Opportunities for students
At any moment, we offer interesting subjects for internships (Werkstudent, Studienarbeit, Praxissemester) and for theses (B. Sc., M. Sc., Ph. D.) in physics and in computer science.
We participate in several national and international initiatives:
High Data Rate Processing and Analysis Initiative of the German Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Photon and Neutron Data Infrastructure
A common data format for neutron, x-ray and muon science