The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

At present, about 1700 students are enrolled at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, the most popular degrees being the Diplom and the state exam required to become a teacher in higher education. Moreover, the faculty contributes to the curricula of many other faculties, most notably Computer Science, Microsystems Engineering, Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Geoscience.
The main areas of research at the Institute of Mathematics are: algebra, number theory, geometry, analysis, model theory, algorithmic logic, theory and numerics of partial differential equations, and, finally, stochastics and financial mathematics. The section for didactics of mathematics is a special teaching unit providing practical skills for teachers. The Institute of Mathematics hosts the DFG (German Research Foundation) research unit 'Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations' as well as the DFG research training group 'Mathematical Logic and Applications'.
The Institute of Physics comprises three interconnected branches of research: particles and fields with research groups in experimental particle physics, field theory, quantization, gravity, and particle phenomenology, atomic-, molecular-, and optical physics with research groups in experimental atomic-, molecular and cluster physics as well as theoretical quantum dynamics, and complex systems with research groups in theoretical and experimental polymer- and solid-state physics, stochastic dynamical systems, and theoretical biosystems analysis. The Institute of Physics hosts the DFG research training group 'Physics at Hadron Colliders', and physicists of the institute contribute to international research centres such as CERN, Fermilab, and DESY.
The faculty has close connections to the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics and to various institutes of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft such as the Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, the Institute for Applied Solid-State Physics IAF, the Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM and the Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM. Moreover, the faculty contributes to the university's interdisciplinary research centres for materials research, for data analysis and modeling, and for biosystems analysis.
Last update: 2015-08-10 12:20:11.