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Postal address:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Physikalisches Institut
Postfach 6980
D-76049 Karlsruhe

Street address:
Physikhochhaus, bldg. 30.23
Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Phone.: +49 721 608-43451
Fax: +49 721 608-46103
E-mail: infoZqg1∂phi kit edu

Welcome to the Physikalisches Institut

On our homepage we want to provide you with information about studies and lesson as well as about research at the Physikalisches Institut. The institute is located in 1. - 4. floor of the Physics building.

The institute focuses on recent topics of experimental solid-state physics . The nine research groups are headed by

Prof. Dr. David Hunger
Prof. Dr. Alexey Ustinov
Prof. Dr. Georg Weiß
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer
Prof. Dr. Wulf Wulfhekel
Prof. Dr. Bernd Pilawa
Dr. Ioan Pop
Dr. Martin Weides
PD Dr. Khalil Zakeri Lori

Retired professors

Prof. Dr. Elmar Dormann
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hasse
Prof. Dr. Hilbert v. Löhneysen



Special seminar


24.06.: Extra seminar

Towards Quantum Science with Single Atoms on Surfaces

Featured research

Granular aluminum quantum bit receives international attention and is featured in Physics World.

Foto der Preisverleihung, photo of the award
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis 2019 for Prof. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

Professor Wolfgang Wernsdorfer of KIT received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019 of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Germany’s highest science prize endowed with EUR 2.5 million honors the experimental physicist for his research into electronics, spin physics, and quantum computing.


Diploma theses and dissertations at the PI