Doctoral Research in Physics

VDSP students are the basis of a vibrant community that unites 50 strong research teams in the Faculty of Physics. Our research is driven by the excellence of individuals, which inspire each other.

VDSP students are the driving force behind all research and the essential links between all our research groups. VDSP students have access to the full breath of our physics education and can focus on their own research in many specialized courses, too.   

VDSP students are united in the common goal to  understand the foundations of physics from high energy, gravitational and mathematical physics to the roots of quantum science. They explore advanced materials and the application of physics to solve challenges of modern society, related to environmental monitoring, energy storage, imaging and measurement tools for materials research or the life sciences or in future of communication and computation technologies.

The following links to the research groups highlight our fields of expertise. The thematic subgroups are connected through joint teaching and meeting programmes, which are described here.


Abert Claas - Magnetic Simulation
Arndt Markus - Quantum Nanophysics and Molecular Quantum Optics
Aspelmeyer Markus - Exploring the Boundaries of Quantum Physics and Gravity in Experiments
Ayala Paola - Taylored Hybrid Structures
Brukner Caslav - Quantum foundations and quantum information theory
Carqueville Nils - Mathematical Physics
Cerbino Roberto - Experimental Soft Matter
Chruściel Piotr - Gravitational Physics
Chumak Andrii - Nanomagnetism and Magnonics
Dakic Borivoje - Operational quantum information
Dellago Christoph - Computational Statistical Mechanics
Dobrovolskiy Oleksandr - Magnetism in curvilinear geometries
Fajman David - Geometric analysis and gravitation
Fally Martin - Holography and Neutron Optics
Franchini Cesare - Quantum Materials & Quantum Modelling
Fredenhagen Stefan - Mathematical Physics
Golser Robin - Isotope Physics
Hain Karin - Isotope Tracers
Heckl Oliver - Optical Frequency Combs and their Application
Hiesmayr Beatrix C. - Quantum Particles at High and Low Energies
Hoang André - Particle Physics
Hopf Martin - Basic Experimental Physics Training and University Didactics
Huber Marcus - Quantum Information and Thermodynamics
Juffmann Thomas - Quantum Imaging and Biophysics
Kantorovich Sofia - Dipolar Soft Matter
Kiesel Nikolai - Stochastic and Quantum Thermodynamics with Levitated Nanoparticles
Kotakoski Jani - Nanostructured and novel materials
Kresse Georg - Computational Materials Physics
Lang Wolfgang - Superconductivity
Likos Christos - Soft Matter Theory and Simulation
Nunnenkamp Andreas: Quantum Control and Quantum Many-Body Physics
Peterlik Herwig - Dynamics of Condensed Systems
Pichler Thomas - Low Dimensional Quantum Solids
Pradler Josef - Theory New Physics
Procura Massimiliano - Particle Physics
Rentenberger Christian - Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials
Schafler Erhard - Nanostructured Materials
Schranz Wilfried - Physics of Functional Materials
Schuch Norbert - Quantum Information and Quantum Many-Body Physics
Sepiol Bogdan - Dynamics of Condensed Systems
Steinacker Harold - Covariant Quantum Spaces, Higher Spin, and Gravity
Susi Toma - Single-atom manipulation
Süss Dieter - Physics of Functional Materials
Tröster Andreas - Computational approaches to phase transitions
von Lilienfeld Anatole - Computational Materials Discovery
Waitz Thomas - Phase transformation in Nanomaterials
Waltenberger Wolfgang - CMS Physics Analysis
Walther Philip - Quantum Information Science and Quantum Computation
Weinzierl Bernadett - Aerosol physics and environmental physics
Widmann Eberhard - Hyperfine Structure of Antihydrogen
Winkler Paul - Aerosol Nanoparticle Formation