AG — Prof. Heiko Rieger — Statistical Physics

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Hugues Meyer, PhD


Department of Theoretical Physics,
Saarland University Campus, Saarbrücken

Building E2.6

Room: 1.04

Phone: +49-(0)681 302 2973


Research Interest

  • Out-of-equilibrium statistical physics
  • Collective search strategies
  • Phase transitions

Education & Experience

Postdoctoral fellow (01.10.2020 to Present)

Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Adviser: Prof. Dr. Heiko Rieger, Professor, Center for Biophysics & Department of Theoretical Physics

PhD student (09.2016 – 09.2020)

Université du Luxembourg, group of Prof. Stéphane Bordas

Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, group of Prof.Tanja Schilling

Research internship (02.2016 – 07.2016)

Université de Lorraine (Metz, France)

supervised by Prof. Martin Müller

Master (2nd year) (09.2015 – 07.2016)

Université de Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France)

Research internship (09.2014 – 07.2015)

Université du Luxembourg

supervised by Prof.Tanja Schilling

Research internship (05.2014 - 07.2014)

MIT (Cambridge MA, USA)

supervised by Benoît Coasne

Bachelor (3rd year) and Master (1st year) (09.2012 – 07.2014)

École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Cachan, France)

(09.2010 – 07.2012)

Lycée Henri Poincaré (Nancy, France), Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Écoles (corresponding to the two first years of Bachelor degree to enter the French "Grandes Écoles")


H. Meyer, F. Glatzel, W. Wöhler, T. Schilling, Phys. Rev. E (2021). Evaluation of memory effects at phase transitions and during relaxation processes.

H. Meyer, S. Wolf G. Stock, T. Schilling, Advanced Theory and Simulations (2020). A Numerical Procedure to Evaluate Memory Effects in Non‐Equilibrium Coarse‐Grained Models.

H. Meyer, P. Pelagejcev, T. Schilling, Europhysics Letters 128, 40001 (2019). Non-Markovian out-of-equilibrium dynamics: A general numerical procedure to construct time-dependent memory kernels for coarse-grained observables.

A. Kuhnhold, H. Meyer, G. Amati, P.Pelagejcev, T. Schilling, Phys. Rev. E 100(5), 052140 (2019). Derivation of an exact, nonequilibrium framework for nucleation: Nucleation is a priori neither diffusive nor Markovian.

H. Meyer, T. Voigtmann and T. Schilling, J. Chem. Phys. 150(17), 174118 (2019). On the dynamics of reaction coordinates in classical, time-dependent, many-body processes.

G. Amati, H. Meyer, T. Schilling, J. Stat. Phys. 174(1), 219-257 (2019). Memory effects in the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam model.

H. Meyer, T. Voigtmann and T. Schilling, J. Chem. Phys. 147(21), 214110 (2017). On the non-stationary generalized Langevin equation.

M. Dixit, H. Meyer and T. Schilling, Phys.Rev.E 93(1), 012116 (2016). Connectivity percolation in suspensions of attractive square-well spherocylinders.

H. Meyer, P. van der Schoot and T. Schilling, J. Chem. Phys. 143(4), 044901 (2015). Percolation in suspensions of polydisperse hard rods: quasi universality and finite-size effects.

[1] H. Meyer and H. Rieger
Non-Markovian and Collective Search Strategies
submitted (2023) [pdf], [arXiv]
[2] H. Meyer and H. Rieger
Alignment interaction and band formation in assemblies of autochemorepulsive walkers
Phys. Rev. E 108, 034604 (2023) [pdf], [arXiv]
[3] H. Meyer and H. Rieger
Optimal non-Markovian search strategies with n-step memory
Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 070601 (2021) [pdf], [arXiv]

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