The vision of the recently approved SFB 1432 Fluctuations and Nonlinearities in Classical and Quantum Matter beyond Equilibrium is to investigate fluctuations of systems far from equilibrium or determined by strongly nonlinear interactions in a synergistic, interdisciplinary environment. It brings together different approaches from classical and quantum physics – enriched by mathematics – and aims for a deeper understanding of the respective domains as well as the quantum-to-classical transition.
We will work out the nature of fluctuations and nonlinearities at the cross-roads of soft matter, quantum transport, magnetism, nanoelectronics, and mechanics, and ultrafast phenomena. This interplay is expected to lead to entirely novel physical phenomena and functionalities.
The spokesperson of the SFB 1432 is Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Belzig from the Department of Physics of the University of Konstanz.
Funding period: 2021-2024
Sonderforschungsbereich 1214: Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks: Tailoring Shape, Interactions and Structures
Nature offers intriguing examples of materials with outstanding performance. Wood and bone are prominent examples. Their properties arise from an ordered arrangement of several submicron phases. A comparable organisation of synthetic matter is far beyond the current state of the art.
The spokesperson of the SFB 1214 is Professor Helmut Cölfen from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Konstanz.
Center for Applied Photonics (CAP)
The Center for Applied Photonics (CAP) provides an interdisciplinary research platform within University of Konstanz. It is supported by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. Currently, the centre comprises 15 scientific projects with contributions from Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. CAP focuses on advanced optical systems, concepts and materials with special emphasis on high-tech applications. Via direct collaborations in research and teaching, we are bridging the gap between fundamental science and industrial partners. This combination makes CAP an ideal location to train highly qualified professionals for careers in both companies and academia.