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 representatives. Their properties arise from an ordered arrangement of several submicron phases. A comparable organization of synthetic matter is far beyond the current state of the art.
The spokesperson of the SFB 1214 is Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Konstanz
Center for Applied Photonics (CAP)
The Center for Applied Photonics (CAP) represents a technology platform supported by the State of Baden-Württemberg. It focuses on advanced optical systems, concepts and materials with special emphasis of high-tech applications. Via direct collaborations in research and teaching, we are bridging the gap between fundamental science and industrial partners. This combination turns CAP into an efficient basis to train highly qualified individuals for both companies and academia."