Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Division V - Physics and Mathematics

Division 5 comprises research, teaching, and innovation in Physics and Mathematics. Research is carried out at 21 institutes and 3 Helmholtz programmes „From Matter to Materials and Life (MML)“, „Matter and Technology (MT)“ and „Matter and the Universe (MU)“.
Research topics are Geometry, Groups and Topology, Partial Differential Equations, Stochastic Models as well as Particle and Astroparticle Physics, Solid State and Quantum Physics, Applied Physics, and Geophysics, with intensive collaboration between experiment and theory.

Research oriented teaching at the KIT Departments for Mathematics und Physics is an essential part of the teaching at almost all study courses at KIT.

The scientists of Division 5 are engaged in numerous national and international projects and research collaborations and operate the large research infrastructures GridKa, KARA, KATRIN and TLK.

Head of Division

Prof. Dr. Marc Weber
Tel. +49 721 608 28220

Contact the Division Office

Mathematics - Quanta - Complexity - Universe

Dr. Haghighirad, Prof. Arneth, Prof. Butterbach-Bahl, Prof. Janek, Prof. Passerini, Prof. Puchta, Prof. Stamatakis, Prof. Wegener (from top left to bottom right). (Photos: KIT; Georg Kronenberg; private)
"Highly Cited Researchers" from the KIT

This year, eight KIT researchers are among the most frequently cited scientists in the world.

Ensuring virus-free air in the waiting area: the aerobuster inventors (from left) Thomas Blank, Horst Hahn, Jochen Kriegseis and Martin Limbach. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT).
Aerobuster Chases Flying Corona Viruses

KIT researchers are constructing low-cost and high-performance apparatus that can remove pathogens from ambient air and inactivate them.

Beispiel von 3D-Bilddaten, die mit Biomedisa segmentiert wurden. (Grafik: Thomas van de Kamp, KIT)
3D Image Data: Better Analysis through Automation

Team of KIT and partners presents open source platform for segmentation of volume images. Publication in Nature Communications.

Linear accelerator FLUTE at the KIT
Better Acceleration with Artificial Intelligence

New project of Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology investigates autonomous particle accelerators.

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Trauer um Prof. Willem de Boer

Das Institut für Experimentelle Teilchenphysik (ETP) und die KIT-Fakultät für Physik trauern um Herrn Professor Dr. Willem de Boer, der am 13. Oktober 2020 verstorben ist. 

YIG Prep Pro fördert den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs am KIT

Dr. Philip Willke (PHI) ist der 1. Kandidat, der im Rahmen von YIG Prep Pro erfolgreich war. Herr Willke beschäftigt sich mit Molekular- und Quantenforschung und hat sowohl eine Emmy Noether-Nachwuchsgruppe als auch ein ERC-Grant eingeworben.

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Prof. Johannes Blümer appointed as KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow

The KIT Executive Board has appointed Prof. Johannes Blümer as KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow from October 1, 2020 with affiliation to KIT International Affairs.

Beeing a professor and head of Division 5, Prof. Blümer always stood up for international networking and cooperation, especially with focus on physics, and in Latin America and France. He will continue this commitment and support KIT with his long-standing experience.

Using an ocean floor seismometer, the researchers recorded the seismic signals in the Caribbean. (Photo: Andreas Rietbrock, KIT)
Plate Tectonics: How Water Causes Earthquakes and Volcanism

International research team studied relationships in the Lesser Antilles. Publication in Nature

Der Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio ELASTO-Q-MAT befasst sich mit Quantenmaterialien, deren Eigenschaften sich durch elastische Verformung entscheidend verändern lassen.
New Quantum Materials

Interactions between mechanical and electronic properties offer significant application potential.

Kavli Prize for Pioneers of Electron Microscopy

Maximilian Haider, Harald Rose, Knut Urban and Ondrej Krivanek are awarded the Kavli Prize 2020

Frank Sacherer Prize goes to KIT

Johannes Steinmann receives the international EPS-AG/IPAC Frank Sacherer Prize for research in the context of his doctoral thesis at IBPT. 

KARA Supports Corona Research

The Karlsruhe Research Accelerator (KARA) is another infrastructure facility of KIT that conducts Corona-related research.