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 4 Helmholtz programmes „From Matter to Materials and Life (MML)“, „Matter and Technology (MT)“, „Matter and the Universe (MU)“,and  "Science and Technology of Nanosystems (STN)".
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

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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.

The particle accelerator experiment Belle II is on the search for the origins of the universe. (Photo: Felix Metzner, KIT)
In Search of the Z‘ Boson

KIT scientists are involved in the Belle II accelerator experiment, which has now published first results.

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French Embassy Counsellor visits KIT

On March 5, 2020, Mr. Pascal Revel, Counsellor for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in Germany, and Mr. Hervé Martin, University Tutor for Cooperation in Science in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, visited KIT for the first time.

Wolfgang Wernsdorfer (Foto, KIT)
Science Award of the Hector Foundation Goes to KIT Physicist

Wolfgang Wernsdorfer receives 150 000 Euros in prize money for his contributions to quantum computing.

The fluorescence detector building Los Morados (Photo: Steven Saffi / Pierre Auger Collaboration)
20 Years Pierre Auger Observatory

Argentinean Senate acknowledges the search for ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.