Dominik Schildknecht

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Paul Scherrer Institute
5232 Villigen PSI

Telephone: +41 56 310 5568


Dominik Schildknecht received his Bachelor and Master's degree in Physics at ETH Zurich. His Master’s Thesis was performed in the group of Prof. Troyer in collaboration with Dr. Ethan Brown, using a path integral Monte Carlo code to measure contact density in warm dense matter. He joined as a shared PhD student between the CMT and the Laboratory for Mesoscopic Systems in June 2016.


  • 2016- PhD Material Science Student (shared with Mesoscopic Systems LMX/PSI)
  • 2014-2016 MSc ETH Physics Student (Thesis: "Contact Density in Warm Dense Matter using path integral Monte Carlo", Supervisor: Dr. Ethan Brown, Prof. Matthias Troyer)
  • 2011-2014 BSc ETH Physics Student

Research Interests

  • Theory of artificial spin systems
  • Classical Monte Carlo simulations
  • Stochastic Landau-Lifschitz-Gilbert equations