Marina Krstic Marinkovic

I am using theoretical and numerical methods to study the properties of Quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interaction, its fundamental particles being quarks and gluons. In the low energy regime of QCD many phenomena are non-perturbative, and the way to study them from first principles is obtained if continuous space time is replaced by Euclidean lattice. Thus the name of the field - Lattice QCD. The simulations in lattice QCD are computationally very demanding and require massive parallelization, powerful computers and constant algorithmic development. I have been running my simulations on IBM Blue Gene/P at J├╝lich Supercomputing Center, HLRN in Berlin and Hannover, Blue Gene Q in Edinburgh, Altamira in Spain, CSCS in Switzerland, CERN TH cluster and most recently LRZ in Munich. My recent interest involves leveraging advances in quantum computing in order to Monte Carlo simulate QCD at finite densities or perform a real-time evolution of strongly coupled systems, both currently hindered by a sign-problem. After a memorable Hitachi assistant professorship in High-Performance computing at Trinity College Dublin, I am currently working as an assistant professor in theoretical high energy physics at LMU Munich. Following a three year long senior research fellowship at CERN that completed in 2017, I hold a rolling visiting scientist post at the TH Department at CERN.