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Lise Meitner Lecture - Nicola Spaldin: New Materials for a New Age

Every advance in human civilization, from the Stone Age to today’s Silicon Age, has been driven by a development in materials. Nicola Spaldin (ETH Zurich) will present a new class of materials – multiferroics – that are both a...

Mag. Theodor Duenbostl (1946 - 2017)

Die Fakultät trauert um Herrn Mag. Theodor Duenbostl, der am 13. Oktober 2017 im 71ten Lebensjahr verstorben ist.

Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger’s have only one twin!

Beatrix Hiesmayr (Theory, Faculty of Physics) initiated an experiment now put to reality at the Sapienza Università di Roma (group around Prof. Fabio Sciarrino).

The Faculty of Physics congratulates Philip Walther on his promotion to full professor

Philip Walther from the research group “Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information” has been appointed full professor for Experimental Quantum Optics.

The Faculty of Physics congratulates Cesare Franchini on his promotion to full professor

Cesare Franchini from the research group “Computational Materials Physics” has been appointed full professor for Quantum Materials Modelling.

Jumping Nanoparticles

Experiments by a team of scientists from the ETH Zurich, ICFO in Barcelona and the University of Vienna (Christoph Dellago, Computational Physics group) with levitated nanoparticles reveal the role of friction at the nanoscale.

Boltzmann Lecture - Lisa Randall: The Nature of Dark Matter

Professor Lisa Randall (Harvard University) will discuss possibilities for dark matter, focusing on her recent work on how astronomical measurements can give insights into dark matter's interactions.

The Boltzmann Lecture takes...

Gregor Leuthner and Maximilian Liebetreu receive prestigious uni:docs Fellowships 2017

At the Faculty of Physics we welcome Gregor Leuthner (Physics of Nanostructured Materials) and Maximilian Liebetreu (Computational Physics) as uni:docs Fellows 2017.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2017: The observation of gravitational waves

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for "the observation of gravitational waves". Piotr T. Chruściel from Gravitational Physics at the University of Vienna talks in an...

Polaron Bricklayers at Work on Surfaces

A joint theoretical and experimental work led by the University of Vienna (Computational Materials Physics) has found a novel mechanism inducing surface reconstructions, driven by polaron quasiparticles.

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