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Prof. Dr. Gisela Anton

Chair of Experimental Physics (Particle and Astro Particle Physics)

Astroparticle physics
Neutrino astronomy, neutrino physics
Detector development
Medical physics

Prof. Dr. Martin Eckstein

Chair for Theoretical Solid State Physics

Theory of strongly correlated solids
Dynamical molecular field theory
Quantum mechanical many body systems far beyond equilibrium

Prof. Dr. Christopher van Eldik

Professur für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik) (Prof. Dr. van Eldik)

Astro particle physics
Ground based gamma astronomy with H.E.S.S. and CTA.
Galactic gamma sources
Development of advanced reconstruction and analyzing algorithms

Prof. Dr. Ben Fabry

Lehrstuhl für Biophysik (Prof. Dr. Fabry)

Biomechanics of cells and tissues
Molecular and cellular mechanosensing and mechanotransduction
Microscopy techniques in cell biology
Active matter and complex living systems

Surface physics:
Electronic structure of metal and semiconductor surfaces
Ultra thin metal films
Photoelectron spectroscopy with femtosecond laser excitation

Astroparticle physics
Gamma astronomy
Origin of cosmic rays
Search for dark matter

Prof. Dr. Kristina Giesel

Professur für Theoretische Physik (Prof. Dr. Giesel)

Loop quantum gravity
General theory of relativity
Cosmology
Quantum field theory

Solid state and quantum optics
Nano-optics
Single molecule microscopy and spectroscopy
Plasmonics

Prof. Dr. Jochen Guck

Lehrstuhl für Biologische Optomechanik (Prof. Dr. Guck)

Cellular Biophysics
Biophotonics
Biomechanics
Biophysical Medicine

Prof. Dr. Philipp Hansmann

Professur für Theoretische Physik mit dem Schwerpunkt Molekulare Materialien (Prof. Dr. Hansmann)

- Treatment of strongly correlated compounds with material-realistic models: transition metal oxides, correlated surface lattices, organic superconductors
- Spectroscopy from photoemission (PES, ARPES) to core level techniques (XAS, RIXS, NIXS)
- Cluster extensions of dynamical mean-field theory

quantum simulation
quantum computing
superconducting circuits
dissipative quantum many-body systems
quantum optics

Quantitative spectroscopy of hot stars in the UV and optical spectrum
Physics of stellar atmospheres
Empirical studies on the late evolution stage of stars and on the structure of the galaxy

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hensel

Professur für Physik in der Medizin (Max Schaldach-Stiftungsprofessur für Biomedizinische Technik) (Prof. Dr. Hensel)

Medical engineering for the cardiovascular system
Biomaterials, materials for cardiological implants
Biosignal processing
Monitoring of cardiovascular respiratory system
numerical simulation of physiological processes

Prof. Dr. Rainer Hock

Professorship in Crystallography and Structural Physics

X-ray and neutron diffraction for crystallography and material sciences
Real structure and properties of polycrystalline and semicrystalline materials
Rietveld method
Questions on element distribution
Texture and internal stress measurements
Diffraction in complex sample environments

Nano optics
Strong field physics
Attosecond physics
Laser based particle accelaration
Plasmonics
Quantum optics
Electron optics
Quantum electron microscopy

Vibronic properties of solids
Semiconductor spectroscopy
Applications of photovoltaics

Photonic crystal fibers (PCF)
Nonlinear optics in PCF and dynamics of ring cavities

Prof. Dr. Uli Katz

Chair of Experimental Physics (Astro Particle Physics)

Astroparticle physics
Detection of high energy cosmic neutrinos in neutrino telescopes
Acoustic particle detection
TeV gamma astronomy
Detector development

Prof. Dr. Vojislav Krstic

Professorship in Applied Physics

Magneto-electronic transport in one and two dimensional systems
Transport and optical properties of chiral nanosystems
Contact interfaces, doping, scattering mechanisms and topology in materials and devices

Quantum optics
Micro optics
Diffractive optics
Optical measurement and testing technology

Optics design and simulation,
Microstructuring
Diffractive optics
Optical measuring technique

Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier

Professur für Experimentalphysik (Rastersondenmikroskopie) (Prof. Dr. Maier)

Surface physics
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and non contact scanning force microscopy (NC-AFM)
Structure and reactions of molecules on surfaces

Prof. Dr. Florian Marquardt

Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik (Prof. Dr. Marquardt)

Nano physics and quantum optics
Optomechanics
Decay time of coherence in quantum systems
Quantum electrodynamics in superconducting circuits

Solid state physics: optical and electronical properties of novel low dimensional materials
Two-dimensional crystals, e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides, graphene/graphite, carbon nanotubes
Light-matter interaction and plasmonic structures

Statistical physics
Biophysics and soft matter physics
Geometry and topology
Tomography and scattering theory
Interfaces and thin films
Porous and granular matter

Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Meyn

Physics Education (Prof. Dr. Meyn)

Interdisciplinary physics education
Didactical editing of current research topics
Advanced training for teachers at general secondary schools

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Neder

Professur für Allgemeine Mineralogie/Kristallographie (Prof. Dr. Neder)

Synthesis and structual investigations on nano particles
Study of defects in crystals
Development of simulation algorithms for the characterization of disordered crystals
Evaluation of diffuse X-ray and neutron diffraction patterns
Analyzing the pair distribution function of disordered crystals

Prof. Dr. Anna Nelles

Professur für Experimentelle Astroteilchenphysik, insbesondere Radionachweis von Neutrinos

Astroparticle physics,
Radio detection of neutrinos,
IceCube-Gen2, LOFAR,
Lightning and clouds

Electronical and optical properties of semiconductor surfaces
Electronics and electro chemistry of semiconductor-electrolyte interfaces
Electronics of particulate systems,
Synthesis and characterisation of diamond

Novel optical materials
Photonic crystal fibers
Light-matter interaction on small scales

Prof. Dr. Hanno Sahlmann

Professur für Theoretische Physik (Prof. Dr. Sahlmann)

Quantum gravity
Loop quantum gravity
General theory of relativity
Alternative theories of gravitation
Quantum field theory in curved spacetime
Mathematical physics

Prof. Dr. Vahid Sandoghdar

Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Prof. Dr. Sandoghdar)

Quantum optics
High resolution microscopy
Plasmonics
Nano biophotonics

Prof. Dr. Manami Sasaki

Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory Bamberg

Multiwavelength astronomy
Physics of the interstellar medium and supernova remnants
Star formation
Evolution of galaxies

Soft condensed matter
Quasi crystals
Jamming
Glassy dynamics and gels
Complex colloidal arrangements
Anomalous diffusion
Motility of bacteria

Prof. Dr. Kai Phillip Schmidt

Professur für Theoretische Physik (Prof. Dr. Schmidt)

Theoretical solid state physics
Topological quantum systems
Correlated many particle quantum systems
Quantum magnetism
Frustrated systems

Surface physics
Electronic properties of nano structures and adsorbates on surfaces, many electron effects
Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy

Prof. Dr. Ana-Suncana Smith

Professur für Theoretische Physik (Prof. Dr. Smith)

Statistical physics of systems with reduced dimensionality: molecular modelling of reactive solid-liquid interfaces, complex transport, hydrodynamic interactions, self-propulsion
Biophysics: adhesive properties of membranes
Organisation and growth of tissues in modulating micro-environments
Mechanosensing and mechanotransduction

www.puls.physik.fau.de

General theory of relativity
Quantum field theory
Gauge theory
Cosmology
High energy and astroparticle physics
Mathematical physics

Prof. Dr. Tobias Unruh

Professur für Nanomaterialcharakterisierung (Streumethoden) im Rahmen des Exzellenzclusters EAM (Prof. Dr. Unruh)

Structure and dynamics of complex colloidal systems
Dynamics in molecular liquids and membranes
Quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering (QENS, INS),
X-ray and neutron small angle scattering (SAXS, SANS),
Molecular dynamics simulation

Electronic properties of solids: single molecule contacts
Epitaxially grown graphene
Molecular materials and high power semiconductors

High energy astrophysics (space based X-ray and gamma astronomy) with focus on emission processes from accreting black holes and neutron stars
Preparation of future satellite missions
Broadband emission from active galactic nuclei

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Zanthier

Professur für Experimentalphysik

Professur für Experimentalphysik (Prof. Dr. von Zanthier)

Quantum phenomena with single stored ions
Quantum optics and photon statistics
Quantum information processing
Many particle entanglement
Quantum imaging