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Welcome to the web pages of the condensed matter theory group at the Technische Universität Dresden. Our group was established in summer 2008 and is headed by Prof. Carsten Timm. We belong to the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science. We also participate in the International Max Planck Research School for Dynamical Processes in Atoms, Molecules and Solids. Our group is part of the DFG Cooperative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich) 1143 "Correlated Magnetism: From Frustration to Topology", of the DFG Research Unit (Forschergruppe) 1154 "Towards Molecular Spintronics", and of the DFG Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) 1621 "Itinerant magnetism and superconductivity in intermetallic compounds".
Condensed matter theory is concerned with understanding the properties of systems consisting of many particles. More specifically, it deals with cases where these properties are dominated by the interactions between these particles. Thus gases are normally not a topic of condensed matter theory, whereas crystals, amorphous solids, and liquids are. Systems of reduced size and dimensionality, whether existing in nature or artifically created, are also considered. At present, our group is mainly interested in magnetic properties of solids and nanoscopic structures and their relation to electronic transport (i.e., electric currents). The picture above shows the differential conductance of a model for a single-magnetic-molecule transistor in a strong magnetic field. Information on our research and teaching interests can be found by clicking on the links to the left.
Are you interested in a Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D. project? Please see this page for possible thesis projects.
If you have any questions about research, teaching, or possible thesis projects, please do not hesitate to contact
Prof. Dr. Carsten
Institute of Theoretical Physics
01062 Dresden, Germany
Zellescher Weg 17, room A101/A104