### About

I am a doctoral student in the CQT group of the Theoretical Physics Institute at the University Leipzig.

In my diploma thesis I investigated an advanced algorithm for spin systems, the so called worm algorithm. In my PhD Thesis I am interested in the behavior of coarse grained polymers in confined environments.

Fur this purpose I use Metropolis Monte Carlo algorithms, especially the multicanonical Monte Carlo algorithm. At the moment I try to cope with all the problems arising from such a generalized ensemble simulation technique. Which means essentially we try to improve the convergence procedure of the multicanonical algorithm such that it don't need week to converge for simulations at very low temperatures. One successful improvements was to parallelize the whole thing, so we need days instead of weeks and clusters instead of single PC's, see Scaling properties of a parallel implementation of the multicanonical algorithm

### Contact

email: martin.marenz@itp.uni-leipzig.de (PGP key)

Phone: +49 (0)341 97 32466

Room: 116

Institut für Theoretische Physik

Universität Leipzig

Postfach 100 920

D-04109 Leipzig, Germany