Mathematical physics is a discipline where mathematical structures and models of relevance to physics are studied by rigorous mathematical methods. This approach with its emphasis on clear concepts and logical structure has a long tradition at the University of Vienna, both in research and teaching. A common theme within the Mathematical Physics Working Group at present is the special attention paid to the quantum physics of systems with many degrees of freedom. This includes quantum field theory on commutative and noncommutative space-times (» QFT, » NCQFT) as well as themathematical physics of strongly correlated many-body systems, in particular ultracold Bose gases and Bose-Einstein condensation (» QM) . Collaborations with other groups of the Faculty of Physics in the areas of quantum information (» QI) and in computational statistical physics are also active.
The Mathematical Physics Group plays an important role in the leadership and organization of activites at the Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics (» ESI). The ESI has every year a number of thematic programs and workshops in mathematical physics and contributes to graduate education in Vienna through its Senior and Junior Research Fellows programmes.
Active fields of research in the Mathematical Physics Group Vienna:
- Many-Body Quantum Physics
- Quantum Field Theory
- Quantum Field Theory on Noncommutative Spaces
- Quantum Information Theory