Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Welcome to the web page of the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics (ITAP) of Kiel University. Theoretical physics in Kiel has a long tradition. Among former members are Max Planck (founder of quantum theory and Nobel laureat), Heinrich Hertz and Albrecht Unsöld. 

Today ITAP has two divisions: Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics. Undergraduate and graduate education covers the full spectrum of this fields. Research at ITAP is focused on extragalactic astrophysics, planet and star formation, plasma physics, many-body theory, nanoscience, spintronics, density functional theory and surface physics. We use state of the art methods including large-scale simulations on supercomputers and observations on large telescopes worldwide. 



Discovery of a spontaneous atomic-scale magnetic skyrmion lattice in two dimensions

Superfluidity of nonideal bosons with dipole interaction

Millionenzusage für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung

Nichtlineare Magnetoplasmonen in stark korrelierten Yukawa Plasmen

"How Spherical Plasma Crystals Form"