Two DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centers are located at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
ISOQUANTis a Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) at Heidelberg University focusing on Isolated Quantum Systems and Universality in Extreme Conditions. The scientific aim of the CRC ISOQUANT is to explore and gain better understanding of the question why many physical quantum systems exhibit characteristic common properties despite fundamental differences in key parameters such as temperature, density, or field strength. The cross-disciplinary approach to this research question within the ISOQUANT collaboration brings together theoretical and experimental physicists from different fields and allows for a broad bandwidth of experimental and theoretical methods to solve overarching issues in physics.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Berges
The research work of SFB 881 revolves around our own galaxy, the Milky Way, a typical spiral galaxy and hence a member of the most common class of massive galaxies in the universe. The scientists involved in the SFB investigate the origins and evolution of the Milky Way and its surroundings in order to clarify fundamental principles of galaxy formation.
Prof. Eva Grebel