Through lectures, project groups, seminars and theses, the PC2 contributes to the range of courses offered by Paderborn University in the field of high-performance computing and technical computer science.

Student Research Assistant (SHK / WHB) Jobs

We offer students the opportunity to participate in high-performance computing research and teaching during their studies through student jobs. We also encourage dedicated students with specific knowledge or interests in HPC and computational science to submit unsolicited applications. Please note the following recommendations for creating a convincing application.

Ad­di­tion­al Courses in Com­pu­ta­tion­al Sci­ence and Sci­entif­ic Com­put­ing

Currently, there is no dedicated degree program with a focus on computational science. However, there are numerous courses in this field in the natural sciences and engineering. In the following overview, you will find a selection of relevant courses, and we are also happy to add further courses to this list. Please let us know if you have any suggestions.


Name of Lecture Curriculum Lecturer
Advanced Computer Architecture MSc CS/CE Marco Platzner, Christian Plessl
Atomistic Materials Modeling MSc Ph/MS Wolf Gero Schmidt, Uwe Gerstmann
Computerphysik BSc Ph Arno Schindlmayr, Jan Sperling
Computational Optoeletronics and Photonics MSc Ph/OEP Stefan Schumacher, Xuekai Ma
Computational Spectroscopy MSc Ph/MS Wolf Gero Schmidt, Uwe Gerstmann
Eletromagnetic Field Simulation   Jens Förstner
Modeling and Simulation   Jens Förstner, Viktor Myroshnychenko


Curriculum abbreviations: CE (Computer Engineering), CS (Computer Science), Ph (Physics), Ch (Chemistry), M (Mathematics), MS (Materials Science), OEP (Optoelectronics and Photonics)