Institut für Theoretische Physik

The Institute for Theoretical physics is home to a large range of research activities, covering quantum field theory, particle physics, cosmology, statistical physics, soft matter, biophysics, and condensed matter theory. Researchers at ITP use both analytical and computational methods at the frontier of these research fields, which is reflected in the institute’s leading role in the theoretical physics curriculum at all levels. The ITP has a long and storied history, with seminal research originating here, e.g., on the development of quantum mechanics and the foundations of quantum field theory.

Membership "Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina" Prof. Dr. Annette Zippelius


The Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina has been the German National Academy of Sciences since 2008. It scientifically reviews and addresses key issues of prospective significance to society. The Academy operates irrespective of political and economic objectives. Its findings are conveyed to policy makers and the public alike and are nationally and internationally advocated.

Symposium “100th anniversary of Institute for Theoretical Physics”


A two-day symposium to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Institute for Theoretical Physics from the 10th to the 11th of June 2022 in the Alfred Hessel Hall (Historical Building), Papendiek 14, Göttingen.

In a series of invited presentations, historic aspects were highlighted and present-day research activities were discussed.

Invited speakers:
Prof. Dr. Kurt Schönhammer (Göttingen)
Prof. Dr. Michel Janssen (Minnesota, USA)
Prof. Dr. Friederike Schmid (Mainz)
Prof. Dr. Martin Plenio (Ulm)
Prof. Dr. Erwin Frey (München)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Hollands (Leipzig)


With the friendly support of the university association “Universitätsbund e. V”.