Institute und Arbeitsgruppen

Institutes and work groups

In this list you may find all work groups at the physics department. The list is structured by our three institutes.

Institute for applied physics

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View to building S2|15

At the Institute for applied physics all work groups deal with different questions in the field of modern optics. The major fields of research are state-of-the-art laser systems including semiconductor lasers, storage and cooling of single atoms using laser traps and quantum cryptography.

All work groups with a theoretical background are located at building S2|09. The work groups with an experimental background are located at building S2|15.

Group Leader

Name Working area(s) Office Phone E-mail
Prof. Dr. Gernot AlberS2|09 2-20400
Prof. Dr. Gerhard BirklS2|15 126-20410
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang ElsäßerS2|15 142-20163
Prof. Dr. Thomas HalfmannS2|07 8-20740
Prof. Dr. Reinhold Walser-20320
Prof. Dr. Thomas Walther S2|15 113-20830

Institute for solid state physics

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View to building S2|07

The major field of interest at the institute for solid state physics is the wide range of Condensed Matter. Some years ago the work groups at this institute investigated classical solid state materials, e.g. crystalline structures, semiconductor materials or metals. Even though those materials are in the wider range of interest most work groups set their focus on Soft Matter Physics.
Nowadays most projects deal with polymers, microemulsions, gels or sediments as well as glass transition or biological materials.

The institute for solid state physics is located in the buildings S2|04 – S2|08.

Group Leader

Name Working area(s) Office Phone E-mail
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thomas Blochowicz
Head of beginners lab classes
S2|07 64-21601
Prof. Dr. Barbara DrosselS2|07 17-21321
Prof. PhD. Marco Durante
Prof. Dr. Marco Durante
Akad. Oberrat Erik KremserDemo Lab Course Physics (German), Head of Lecture Assistance Physics, Saturday Morning Physics (German)S2|07 110-20050
Dr. Markus Lazar, , S1|03 376-20917
Prof. Dr. Benno LiebchenS2|04 104-24509
Prof. Dr. Bernd StühnS2|07 153-21600
Prof. Dr. Michael VogelS2|07 82-21500
Prof. Dr. Regine von KlitzingSoft matter at interfacesS2|04 102-24506

Institute for nuclear physics

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View to building S2|14

Most work groups at the institute for nuclear physics @ Technische Universität Darmstadt are strongly influenced by the existing linear accelerator S-DALINAC. This leads to several field of interest, e.g. nuclear structure physics, nuclear astrophysics, relativistic heavy ions, accelerator physics and plasma physics.

The work groups with a theoretical background are located at the IKP-Theoriezentrumat building S2|11. Work groups with an experimental background and the S-DALINAC are located at building S2|14.

Group Leader

Name Working area(s) Office Phone E-mail
Prof. Dr. Almudena ArconesTheoretical AstrophysicsS2|11 107-21547
Prof. Dr. Thomas AumannExperimental Nuclear PhysicsS2|14 41423530
Priv. Doz. Dr. Vincent BagnoudExploring quark matter with virtual photons, +49 6159 71 1433
Prof. Dr. Jens Braun, , , , , , S2|11 109-21549
Portrait von Prof. Dr. Jens Braun
Prof. Dr. Joachim Enders
Student's dean for teachers and Masters of Education
Experimental and technical nuclear physicsS2|14 308-23560
Prof. Dr. Tetyana GalatyukExploring quark matter with virtual photonsS2|14 221-23565
Tetyana Galatyuk
Prof. Dr. Paolo GiubellinoGSI+49 6159 71 2649
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner HammerS2|11 106- 21560
Prof. Dr. Thorsten KröllS2|14 306-23570
Prof. Dr. Karlheinz LangankeS2|11 307+49 6159 71 2747
Apl. Prof. Dr. Matthias F. M. LutzGSI+49 6159 71 2758
Prof. Dr. Gabriel Martinez-PinedoS2/11 105-21545
Portrait von Prof. Dr. Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo
Prof. Dr. Guy MooreS02/11 307 -21567
S2|14 410-23575
Prof. Dr. Alexandre ObertelliExploring quark matter with virtual photonsS2|14 307-23539
Prof. Dr. Alexandre ObertelliExperimental nuclear physics with radioactive nuclei, Antimatter, Detector developmentsS2|14 307-23539
Prof. Dr. Marina PetriExperimental Nuclear Structure Physics with Exotic Ion Beams
Portrait von Prof. Marina Petri
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Norbert Pietralla
managing director of the IKP
S2|14 316-23540
Passbild Prof. Pietralla
Prof. Dr. Markus RothS2|14 321-23580
Prof. Dr. Robert RothTheoretical Nuclear and Many-Body Physics, Ab Initio Nuclear Structure Theory, Ultracold Atomic Gases, Computational PhysicsS2|11 204-21540
Prof. Ph.D. Achim Schwenk, , , S2|11 205-21550
Portrait von Achim Schwenk
Apl. Prof. Dr. Peter von Neumann-CoselS2|14 315-23555

Physics Education

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View to building S2|14

Die AG Didaktik der Physik beschäftigt sich mit Fragen des Lehrens und Lernens von Physik, insbesondere unter der Perspektive des Conceptual Change: Lernende kommen nicht als unbeschriebene Blätter in den Unterricht. Vielmehr haben sie durch ihre Alltagserfahrung tief verankerte Vorstellungen zu physikalischen Phänomenen und Begriffen. Diese sog. Präkonzepte beeinflussen die Lehr-Lernprozesse in hohem Maße. Dabei bleibt es eine große Herausforderung, im Unterricht einen Konzeptwechsel/Conceptual Change vom Präkonzept zum Fachkonzept anzubahnen.

Sowohl Grundlagenforschung wie auch Materialentwicklung und -evalution sind hier notwendig, um eine lernwirksame Umsetzung der Erkenntnisse zu ermöglichen. Dazu bietet Design-Based Research einen forschungsbasierten Ansatz, die bereichsspezifischen Lehr-Lern-Theorien weiterzuentwickeln und gleichzeitig einen systematischen Theorie-Praxis-Transfer umzusetzen.

Die AG Didaktik der Physik ist im Gebäude S2|01 verortet.

Group Leader

Name Working area(s) Office Phone E-mail
physics educationS2|01 203-20470