**Students wanted:**

You are planning to write a thesis (M.Sc. or Ph.D)? Then this info is for you!

I am always looking for students with interest and skills in:

- computer simulation,
- mathematical modeling, and
- statistical data analysis

**Useful computer skills:**

- Learn to work with Linux (recommended Distro: Debian).
- Sooner or later you need to learn LateX and LateX Beamer (also BibTeX).
- Get yourself aquainted with R and R programming as soon as possible.
- Learn to use Maxima - a versatile (and free) computer algebra programm.
- C and Java programming are (occasionally) also very helpful.

**Learning:**

The most important thing is: Read widely! Be curious! Some good starting points for online learning material are the following links:

- Read statistics and probability textbooks available online.
- Study MIT OpenCourseware and Standford EE.
- Follow TED and Google Talks.
- Watch the Newton Institute Web Seminars and browse the videolectures archive and the UC Berkely video lectures.
- Learn about Wolfram's MathWorld and ScienceWorld.

**Funding:**

If you are seriously interested in doing a Ph.D. we will find a way
to secure funding.

If you are from abroad, the best bet will be to apply for
a studentship from the German Academic Exchange Service.
Postdoctoral fellowships are available, e.g., from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.