Dr. Norbert Nemec



Even years after leaving academia, I never stopped being fascinated by science. I very much enjoy following the latest news from the frontiers of research, digging deeper, joining discussions and sometimes having a go at puzzles of theoretical physics on my own. The pure interest of understanding is a strong motivation. At the same time, I equally enjoy the engineering aspects of my active profession: using understanding to create, producing sustainable quality, solving practical problems, contributing to the team effort, and most of all, providing tools and building blocks that inspire others to become creative.

As a counterbalance to science and technology, another central part of my life has always been singing. Over the years, I have been part of countless choirs and ensembles, starting from classical music at Windsbacher Knabenchor, proceeding through Jazz, Swing, Gospel (NWH Swing Choir, EC Chor Profil, JazzNuts), more than ten years and hundreds of performances with the a capella ensemble Die Beinahe Sechs, and finally Barbershop music (Cambridge Chord Company, Urban Legend, Herrenbesuch)
Finally, my most recent hobby is computer gaming. As a late bloomer, I started working at havok (Microsoft) without any serious gaming experience whatsoever and have since then done my best to catch up with my favourites: Just Cause, Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider, Mass Effect.


Scientific Articles

Benchmark all-electron ab initio quantum Monte Carlo calculations for small molecules
Norbert Nemec, Michael D. Towler, and Richard J. Needs
J. Chem. Phys. 132, 034111 (2010)

January 2010

Diffusion Monte Carlo: Exponential scaling of computational cost for large systems
Norbert Nemec;
Phys. Rev. B 81, 035119 (2010)

June 2009

Quantum Transport in Carbon-based Nanostructures
Norbert Nemec
ISBN 978-3639023749, VDM Verlag

july 2007

Charge Transport in Disordered Graphene-Based Low Dimensional Materials
Cresti, A., Norbert Nemec, Biel, B. et al.
Nano Res. 1, 361–394 (2008)

September 2008

Diffusion and localization in carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons
Norbert Nemec, Klaus Richter, Gianaurelio Cuniberti
New Journal Physics 10 065014 (2008)

June 2008

Modeling extended contacts to nanotube and graphene devices
Norbert Nemec, David Tománek, Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Phys. Rev. B 77, 125420 (2008)

March 2008

Hofstadter Butterflies of Bilayer Graphene
Norbert Nemec and Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Physical Review B: Rapid Communication, vol. 75, 201404(R)

February 2007

Contact dependence of carrier injection in carbon nanotubes: An ab initio study
Norbert Nemec, David Tománek, Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Physical Review Letters, vol. 96: 076802 (2006)

February 2006

Hofstadter Butterflies of Carbon Nanotubes: Pseudofractality in the magnetoelectronic spectrum
Norbert Nemec and Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Phys. Rev. B 74, 165411 (2006)

October 2006