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
Structure and Dynamics of Solid/Liquid Interfaces in and out of equilibrium

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

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

Prof. Dr. Rolf Möller
Electronic surface states and organic molecular crystals

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

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wucher
Particle-surface-interaction, instrumental surface and thin film analytics

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



Priv.-Doz. Dr. Paul Geller

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Ulf Wiedwald

Theoretical Physics


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. 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. 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

Prof. Dr. Björn Sothmann

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



Dr. Eric Parteli
Multiscale Simulation of Earth Surface Processes



Priv.-Doz. Dr. Markus Gruner

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Alfred Hucht

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Osterloh

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Daniel Waltner

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

former professors

Experimental Physics

Prof. em. Dr. Olof Bryngdahl (deceased)

Prof. i.R. Dr. Ralf Courths

Prof. em. Dr. Hans-Friedrich Döbele

Prof. i.R. Dr. Hilmar Franke

Prof. i.R. Dr. Wolfgang Kleemann

Prof. i. R. Dr. Werner Keune

Prof. em. Dr. Dietrich von der Linde

Prof. em. Dr. Winfried Mönch

Prof. i. R. Dr. Dietrich Putzer

Prof. em. Dr. Eberhard F. Wassermann

Prof. Dr. Werner Wenig

Prof. i.R. Dr. Helmut Werheit

apl. Prof. i.R. Dr. Günter Dumpich


Theoretical Physics

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Diehl

Prof. em. Dr. Roland Feder

Prof. i.R. Dr. Peter Entel

Prof. em. Dr. Dr.h.c. Robert Graham

Prof. em. Dr. Fritz Haake

Prof. em. Dr. Gerhard Heber

Prof. i.R. Dr. Lothar Schäfer

Prof. Dr. Stefan Thomae

Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Usadel


Didactic of Physics

Prof. i.R. Dr. Udo Backhaus

Prof. em. Dr. Gernot Born (died on February 9th 2012)

Prof. Dr. Hans E. Fischer

apl. Prof. i.R. Dr. Norbert Treitz (died on July 20th 2017)


Technical Physics

Prof. i.R. Dr. Volker Buck

Prof. i.R. Dr. Winfried Delang

Prof. i.R. Dr. Dieter Mergel

Prof. i.R. Dr. Rüdiger Pepperl

Prof. i.R. Dr. Heinrich Schuchert