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.

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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 BirklAtoms - Photons - QuantaS2|15 126-20410
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Elsäßer
Prof. Dr. Enno GieseTheoretical Quantum OpticsS2|15 147-20162
Prof. Dr. Thomas HalfmannS2|07 8-20740
Prof. Dr. Reinhold Walser-20320
Prof. Dr. Thomas Walther
S2|15 113-20830
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The institute's research interest is in the understanding and control of condensed matter with emphasis on soft matter and disordered systems. These include, e.g. polymers, colloidal dispersions, sediments as well as biologically relevant systems. These exhibit a hierarchy of internal structures and length scales, as well as a variety of characteristic time scales. It is important to understand how macroscopic properties result from microscopic structure. Here, collaboration between experimental and theoretical physicists is essential, as well as close cooperation with chemistry, engineering, materials science, and biology.

The institute for condensed matter physics is located in the buildings S2|04 – S2|08.

Group Leader

Name Working area(s) Office Phone E-mail
Apl. Prof. Thomas Blochowicz
Head of basic lab courses
Structure and Dynamics of Amorphous SystemsS2|07 64-21601
Prof. Dr. Barbara DrosselTheory of Complex SystemsS2|07 17-21321
Prof. PhD. Marco DuranteRadiation Biophysics, Biophysics Department (GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research)S2|07 16306159-71-2009
Prof. Dr. Benno LiebchenTheory of Soft MatterS2|04 104-24509
Prof. Dr. Emanuel Schneck Soft Matter Biophysics S2|04 105-20530
Prof. Dr. Bernd StühnS2|07 153-21600
Prof. Dr. Michael VogelMolecular Dynamics of Soft MatterS2|07 82-21500
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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 Aumann
Experimental 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. Dr. h.c. mult. Paolo GiubellinoGSI+49 6159 71 2649
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner HammerS2|11 106- 21560
Prof. Dr. Thorsten KröllS2|14 306-23570
Apl. Prof. Dr. Matthias F. M. LutzGSI SB3 4.117+49 6159 71 2758
Prof. Dr. Gabriel Martinez-PinedoTheoretical Nuclear PhysicsGSI KBW 2.09+49 6159 71 2750
Portrait von Prof. Dr. Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo
Prof. Ph.D. Guy D. MooreS02/11 303-21567
S2|14 410-23575
Prof. Dr. Alexandre ObertelliExperimental nuclear physics with radioactive nucleiS2|14 420-23539
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Norbert Pietralla
Managing director of the Institute for Nuclear Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics and S-DALINACS2|14 316-23540
Passbild Prof. Pietralla
Prof. Dr. Markus RothLaser- and PlasmyphysicsS2|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
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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