At this point, we would like to present an overview about our main research topics, interdisciplinary research projects and research units. For more detailed information, please have a look at the individial web pages of the different groups.
Research conducted in the Department of Physics in Bayreuth focuses on three main research areas, which are Solid State Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics and Soft Matter Physics. These areas are interlinked and overlap to some degree in their topics, for example through the choice of the investigated materials.
There are close connections between research and teaching. Students get in touch with the fields of actual research in mandatory elective classes, seminars and special courses. During their work towards the diploma or master thesis and after graduation in their doctoral thesis projects, they participate in research projects.
Numerous research projects at the Department of Physics are part of national and international research networks and projects. Some of the local projects are:
Collaborative Research Centre 481
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Science Foundation) is funding the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 481) 'Complex Macromolecular and Hybrid Systems in Internal and External Fields'.
Collaborative Research Centre 840
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Science Foundation) is also funding the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 840) 'Von partikulären Nanosystemen zur Mesotechnologie' (From Particulate Nanosystems to Mesotechnology).
Research Group 608
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Science Foundation) has established a Research Group (FOR 608) at the University of Bayreuth: 'Nonlinear Dynamics of Complex Continua'.
Research Training Group 1640
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Science Foundation) has established a Research Training Group (GK 1640) at the University of Bayreuth: 'Photophysics of Synthetic and Biological Multichromophoric Systems'.
Elite Network of Bavaria
The Department of Physics is participating in the Elitene Network of Bavaria with the International Elite Study Programme 'Macromolecular Science' and the Elite Graduate School Programme 'Lead Structures of Cell Function'.
Central institutions at the Unversity of Bayreuth, where additional physical research projects have been established: