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

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From structures to models - from quanta to the universe

Particle Physics Exhibition: What the World Is Made OfB. Lorentz / CERN
Particle Physics Exhibition: What the World Is Made of

KIT shows CERN's "Code of the Universe" as part of the EFFEKTE science series

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Two ERC Advanced Grants Go to KIT Scientists
Two ERC Advanced Grants Go to KIT Scientists

European Research Council funds projects of Mehdi Tahoori and Alexey Ustinov with a total of more than five million euros

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Four Cross-border Professorships for the Upper-Rhine RegionStaatsministerium BW, Jana Höffner
Four Cross-border Professorships for the Upper Rhine Region

Minister-President Kretschmann visits the university confederation Eucor - The European Campus in Strasbourg

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Quantum Information: Light from Rare Earth Molecules
Quantum Information: Light from Rare-earth Molecules

Novel material with promising properties for quantum computers and networks discovered - KIT researchers report in Nature

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Neutrinos wiegen höchstens 0,8 Elektronenvolt
Neutrinos Have a Maximum Mass of 0.8 Electron Volts

New world record: KATRIN experiment limits neutrino mass with unprecedented precision

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Jörg Schmalian erhält den John-Bardeen-Preis 2022

Der renommierte Bardeen-Preis des Jahres 2022 wird an Prof. Schmalian (KIT), Mohit Randeria, (The Ohio State University), und Peter Hirschfeld (University of Florida) verliehen. Der Preis würdigt ihre bahnbrechenden theoretischen Arbeiten, die bedeutende Erkenntnisse über die Natur der Supraleitung, deren Realisierung in stark korrelierten Systemen und über die experimentelle Untersuchung von unkonventionellen Supraleitern geliefert haben.

3D Laser Nanoprinters Become CompactUniversität Heidelberg, KIT
3D Laser Nanoprinters Become Compact

Reseachers of the cluster of excellence 3D Matter Made to Order show how 3-dimensional nanostructures can be printed using compact desktop devices

New Sensor Detects Ever Smaller Nanoparticles
New Sensor Detects Ever Smaller Nanoparticles

Novel optical resonator is the first to track the movement of nanoparticles in space

Mark Wise Receives Julius Wess Award 2021Clara Murgui, Caltech
Mark Wise Receives Julius Wess Award 2021

Renowned Caltech scientist is granted award for groundbreaking scientific achievements in theoretical particle physics

Blümer_AbschiedMarkus Breig, KIT
Johannes Blümer verabschiedet

Bereits Ende September 2020 wurde Professor Johannes Blümer, damaliger Leiter des Bereichs V - Physik und Mathematik, nach langjähriger erfolgreicher Tätigkeit in den Ruhestand verabschiedet. Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie konnte Johannes Blümer erst jetzt, am 17. September 2021, angemessen mit einem feierlichen Symposium gewürdigt werden.

Detecting Neutrinos with Virtual Reality
Detecting Neutrinos with Virtual Reality

New virtual reality environment makes KIT's neutrino experiment KATRIN accessible to everyone

KIT Again Granted Humboldt ProfessorshipM. Scott Brauer
KIT Again Granted Humboldt Professorship

Markus Klute was decisively involved in the discovery of the Higgs boson - He is awarded Germany's most highly endowed international research prize