Principal Investigator

Dr. Holger Marten



1990 – 1994
PhD thesis at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Observatory, CAU Kiel, Prof. Dr. Detlef Schönberner: “Time dependent effects in the evolution of planetary nebulae and their relevance for the interpretation of observations”

1983 – 1990
Study in Physics at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Diploma thesis at Institute for Theoretical Physics and Observatory, Prof. Dr. Detlef Schönberner: “Hydrodynamic models of planetary nebulae”

Research Experience/Academic Appointments

Since 2014
Head of the Computing Center of CAU Kiel, Managing Director for High Performance Computing and Digital Research Infrastructure

2000 – 2014
Scientific employee at the Institute for Scientific Computing (today Steinbuch Center for Computing, SCC) at Research Center Karlsruhe (today Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT)

1995 – 1999
Junior scientist at the Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology, Research Center Karlsruhe for Technology and Environment, group “High pulsed power and microwave technology”; large scale simulations

1994 – 1995
Junior scientist at the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, stellar physics group; large scale scientific simulations

Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

Since 2017
CAU representative of the “Zentren für Kommunikation und Informationsverarbeitung e.V.” (ZKI)

Since 2017
Head of the ZKI Working Group Supercomputing

Since 2014
CAU representative in the General Assembly of the German Research Network Provider DFN

Since 2014
Member of the Computational Sciences Center (CSC) of CAU Kiel

Since 2014
Member of the Technical Commission of the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (Norddeutscher Verbund zur Förderung des Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnens – HLRN)

2011 – 2014
Head of division “Scientific Computing and Simulation”; Steinbuch Center for Computing, Research Center Karlsruhe

KIT delegate and guest scientist at the „Centre de Calcul de l’Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules“, Lyon, France

2008 – 2011
Head of division “Distributed Systems and Grid”; Steinbuch Center for Computing, Research Center Karlsruhe

2002 – 2007
Head of division “Grid Infrastructure and Service”; Steinbuch Center for Computing, Research Center Karlsruhe

2000 – 2009
Project Manager “Grid Computing Center Karlsruhe, GridKa”; development, construction and operation of the German Tier-1 center for LHC computing


Institutions & Partners