Faculty of Physics


  • Computational and Soft Matter Physics
    • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roberto Cerbino

      Research Focus:

      I am interested in supervising experimental projects in Soft matter and Biophysics. Current areas of interest (but I am happy to discuss other areas as well) include:
      - dynamics, phase transitions, and mechanical properties of cell tissues
      - memory, rheology, yielding, and failure of amorphous solids
      - non-equilibrium phenomena in microgravity
      - development of novel optical and mechanical techniques and approaches

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    • Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christos Likos

      Research Focus:
      Soft Matter Theory and Simulation with specific interest in:
      •  Vitrification in soft mixtures.
      •  Associating polymers.
      •  Ring polymer solutions and melts.
      •  Elasticity of soft colloids.
      •  Inhomogeneously charged colloids.
      •  Statics and dynamics of cluster formation.
      •  Theory of interactions of microgels and polyelectrolyte brushes.
      •  Single-molecule polymer rheology.
      •  Topologically constrained polymers.
      •  Polymer rheology.
      •  DNA-based nanostructures.
      •  Active polymers.
      •  Effective hydrodynamic techniques for soft colloids.

      More information can be found at: https://comp-phys.univie.ac.at/likos/
  • Faculty Center for Nano Structure Research
    • Ass.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Oliver H. Heckl

      Research Focus

      Semiconductor optics and Mid-IR spectroscopy with a special focus on precision spectroscopy with optical frequency combs

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  • Gravitational Physics
    • Ass.-Prof. Dr. David M Fajman

      Research Focus:

      I work on mathematical aspects of General Relativity, in particular on the dynamics of Einstein’s equations coupled to various matter models. This field concerns questions from mathematical cosmology or isolated self-gravitating systems focussed on the stability of various solutions of the Einstein equations.
  • Mathematical Physics
    • Assoz.Prof. Nils Carqueville, PhD

      Research Focus
      Mathematical physics,
      topological quantum field theory   

      More information can be found at: www.carqueville.net/nils
  • Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information Group
    • Ass.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Juffmann

      Research Focus

      - Quantum and Cavity enhanced Imaging
      - Sensitivity Limits of Phase Microscopy
      - Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
      - Wave-front Shaping of Electrons
      - Method Development for Structural Biology

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    • Ass-Prof Andreas Nunnenkamp, PhD

      Research Focus:
      We are a theory group interested in how to create, control and exploit quantum coherence in the many-body setting. The big questions we address include interplay of topology, interactions and disorder, and control by driving, feedback and dissipation. We aim at advancing quantum technology and the understanding of non-equilibrium phases of matter.

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    • Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Philip Walther

      Research Focus:
      Photonic quantum computation and quantum simulation; Quantum-enhanced secure computing;
      Development of scalable quantum photonic technology;
      Experimental investigation of the interface between quantum physics and gravity. 

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