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

PersonengruppeKatharina Henjes-Kunst
The future of astroparticle physics in Europe

The mid-term update of the European Strategy for Astroparticle Physics 2017-2026 has been successfully completed by the European Astroparticle Physics Consortium (APPEC) and approved by the General Assembly. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is involved in many of the ongoing and planned experiments.

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Portrait MannElia Fioravanti
Elia Fioravanti erhält Emmy Noether-Förderung

Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) hat im Zeitraum vom 1. Januar bis 31. März 2023 14 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler neu in das Emmy Noether-Programm und 15 neu in das Heisenberg-Programm aufgenommen.

Quantenmaterialien: Supraleiter läuft unter Druck zur Hochform auf

Publikation in Science: Quantenmechanische Anregungen der Elektronen in Strontiumruthanat erhöhen Supraleitung und erleichtern Verformung

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Quantum technologies: A deep look into dark matter

Wolfgang Wernsdorfer receives ERC Synergy Grant - Six-year international project DarkQuantum uses quantum technologies to prove the existence of axions

Blonde FrauKIT
KIT involved in the European Quantum Center

Professor Anja Metelmann conducts cross-border research with her bridging professorship on quantum computing in Karlsruhe and Strasbourg.

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Computer FestplatteKIT
Quantum computing: scalable electronics developed

Two young scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed patented systems for enormously increased data selection

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PersonengruppeWolfgang Reichel
Great success for CRC 1173 “wave phenomena”

On May 17th, 2023, DFG approved its third funding period. In the coming 4 years more than 100 researchers at KIT and Universities of Bonn, Stuttgart, Tübingen and Vienna will continue to investigate the fascinating mathematics of wave phenomena in cooperation with partners from physics, electrical engineering, geophysics, and biomedical engineering.

Die Eigenschaften von Gralmonium-Qubits werden durch eine winzige Engstelle von nur 20 Nanometern dominiert, die wie eine Lupe für mikroskopische Materialdefekte wirkt.
More Stable States for Quantum Computers

Researchers of KIT are working on a new qubit approach - publication in Nature Materials

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Rare Earth Compounds for High-tech Applications
Rare Earth Compounds for High-tech Applications

New Collaborative Research Center "4f for Future" explores and develops molecular compounds with extraordinary properties

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Anke-Susanne Müller wins State Research Prize

For her groundbreaking research in the field of accelerator physics, Prof. Anke-Susanne Müller, director of the Institute for Beam Physics and Technology, receives this year's 100.000 Euro Research Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg in the category basic research. 

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Nobel Laureate Reinhard Genzel Receives Heinrich Hertz Guest ProfessorshipMax-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik
Nobel Laureate Reinhard Genzel Receives Heinrich Hertz Guest Professorship

Director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching near Munich to give public lecture at KIT on October 5

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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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