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

From structures to models - from quanta to the universe

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

Mehr erfahren
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

Learn more
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. 

Press release


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

Learn more
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

Learn more
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

Learn more
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

Learn more
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

Learn more
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

Learn more
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