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Physics at the University of Vienna

Research embedded in a modern European network of scientific excellence

Physics at the University of Vienna is focused on fundamental research with an open eye for and competencies in applications, innovations and physics education. We work on a large diversity of scientific questions with a structural emphasis on topics related to

Our faculty has been awarded many prestigious research grants by the European Research Council (ERC) as well as by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Physics in Vienna: a long tradition of discoveries

Modern science stands on the "shoulders of giants", as Isaac Newton wrote. We are grateful to many great scientists who worked in physics at the University of Vienna to form and change the face of our modern world, including:

Lise Meitner (1878-1968)
Victor Franz Hess (1883-1964)
Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961)
Hans Thirring (1888-1976)

Collaborations with partners in research and education

Our faculty is connected to a large number of leading institutions in research and education. This includes:

  • Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
    • Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI)
    • Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics (SMI)
    • Institute for High Energy Physics (HEPHY)
    • Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science (ESI Leoben)
  • Austrian Educational Competence Centre Physics (AECCP)
  • Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) with TU Vienna and IQOQI Vienna
  • Vienna Center for Computational Materials Science (VICMS) with TU Vienna
  • Special Research Area Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory (SFB ViCoM) with TU Vienna
  • Danube Center for Atomistic Modeling (DACAM) with TU and BOKU Vienna

Innovative research is accompanied by collaborative educational efforts, such as the Doctoral Programs Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS) and Particles and Interactions (DKPI), together with TU Vienna and ÖAW.

Faculty of Physics
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