Research Groups

Research Groups at the Faculty of Physics

Experimental Physics


Prof. Dr. Uwe Bovensiepen
Ultrafast phenomena in solids and at interfaces

Prof. Dr. Richard Kramer Campen
Chemical Physics of Interfaces

Prof. Dr. Michael Farle
Magnetism of low-dimensional systems, self-organization, spin- and orbital magnetism

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Baptiste Gault
Advanced analytical electron microscopy and atom probe tomography

Jun. Prof. Dr. Manuel Gruber
Condensed matter imaging in the time domain

Prof. Dr. Michael Horn-von Hoegen
Nano-structuring of surfaces, metallic quantum wires

Prof. Dr. Axel Lorke
Semiconductors, nanostructures, optical spectroscopy, transport properties

apl. Prof. Dr. Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf
Surface microscopy

Prof. Dr. Martin Mittendorff
Time resolved THz spectroscopy, 2D materials

apl. Prof. Dr. Hermann Nienhaus
Chemical sensors and electronic devices

Prof. Dr. Marika Schleberger
Two-dimensional materials, ultra-intensive electronic excitation via energetic ions

Prof. Dr. Martina Schmid
Resource-efficient conversion of solar energy: multi-optical concepts for solar cells

Prof. Dr. Claus M. Schneider
Complex magnetic systems and materials, magnetism in reduced dimensions, spintronics, magnetodynamics, instrumentation and development of experimental methods

apl. Prof. Dr. Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten
High intensity laser - solid interactions, high energy density science, ultrafast structural dynamics in solids and nano-structures/-particles, ultrafast phase transitions and laser ablation

Prof. Dr. Xijie Wang
Ultrafast Science and Technology

Prof. Dr. Heiko Wende
Nanoscale magnetic hybrid structures, electronic and local geometric structure, element specific investigations by X-ray absorption spectroscopy and Mössbauer spectroscopy

apl. Prof. Dr. Ulf Wiedwald
Magnetic Nanoparticles and their Biomedical Applications, Atomically Laminated Systems, 2D Materials

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wurm
Planet formation, Mars, granular and cohesive matter, microgravity research



Priv.-Doz. Dr. Paul Geller

Priv. Doz. Dr. Frank Marlow

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Jens Teiser

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christian Tusche

Theoretical Physics


Prof. Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte
Nanomagnetism, Spintronics, Topology and Unconventional Computing

Prof. Dr. Thomas Guhr
Quantum chaos and statistical physics of complex systems, econophysics and mathematical physics

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hornberger
Quantum dynamics of complex systems; open quantum systems; quantum-to-classical transition

apl. Prof. Dr. Fred Hucht
Statistical and mathematical physics, critical phenomena, spin models

apl. Prof. Dr. Boris S. Kerner
Traffic theory, traffic simulation

Prof. Dr. Jürgen König
Quantum transport in nanostructures, spintronics, diagrammatic transport theory

Prof. Dr. Peter Kratzer
First-Principles and Statistical Methods in Materials Physics

Prof. Dr. Rolf Kuiper
Computational Astrophysics

Prof. Dr. Samir Lounis
Functional Nanoscale Structure Probe and Simulation

Prof. Dr. Rossitza Pentcheva
Ab-initio theory of nanoscale electronics, spntronics and energy-relevant materials; emergent interface-induced electronic phenomena; topologically nontrivial phases

Prof. Dr. Michael Schreckenberg
Physics of transport and traffic, traffic simulation, modeling and analysis of dynamic transportation systems

apl. Prof. Dr. Björn Sothmann


Senior Professors

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Wolf
Molecular dynamics simulations, granular matter, morphology and structure of nanoparticles, thin film growth and growth kinetics


Heisenberg Group

Dr. Eric Parteli
Multiscale Simulation of Earth Surface Processes



Priv.-Doz. Dr. Markus Gruner

Didactic of Physics


Prof. Dr. Hendrik Härtig
Influence and relationship between students‘ scientific literacy and language abilities

Prof. Dr. Heike Theyßen
Assessment and promotion of experimental skills; knowledge development