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.
You will find us in 1. - 4. floor of the Physics building.

The institute focuses on recent topics of experimental solid-state physics.


Research groups

Prof. Dr. David Hunger Prof. Dr. Wulf Wulfhekel TT-Prof. Dr. Philip Willke
Prof. Dr. Alexey Ustinov Prof. Dr. Bernd Pilawa PD Dr. Khalil Zakeri Lori
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer Dr. Ioan Pop  

Retired professors

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


Dr. Philip Willke is granted Gaede Prize of the DPG

"For his outstanding experimental work on the study of single electron and nuclear spins using electron spin resonance on single atoms on surfaces", the German Physical Society awards Philip Willke with the Gaede Prize for Vacuum Science and Technology.

 F. Valenti, KIT
Quantum Computers: A Future Underground?

An international research team has succeeded in improving the stability of quantum circuits by operating them shielded from natural radioactivity by cosmic rays underground.

 Alexander Stehli

Current student and postdoc opportunities