About us

The Institute for Theoretical Physics is part of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at the University of Innsbruck. With about 80 employees our institute is one of the largest ones of the University of Innsbruck.

The doctoral college „Atoms, Light and Molecules“ installed in the year 2016 and funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF serves as a training center for highly qualified and motivated academic talents from the national and international scientific community and we are glad to be part of it. This further intensifies the cooperation among scientists within the Special Research Program FoQuS (SFB F40), which connects theoretical and experimental research groups from Innsbruck and Vienna under the common goal to improve the understanding of the basic building blocks and the applications of quantum physics.

Additionally the technological capabilities have been improved recently by jointly used state-of-the-art facilities.


At our institute we currently host eleven research groups, where professors, postdocs, PhD students and master students are working on many challenging fundamental and applied open problems in theoretical physics ... [more]

Theoretical Phyiscs?

Theoretical physics employs mathematical models and abstractions of physical objects and systems to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena ... [more]

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Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger (12 August 1887 – 4 January 1961) was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics. In addition, he was the author of many works in various fields of physics ... [more]

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