Welcome to the Chair for Theoretical Physics

Our research focuses on non-equilibrium statistical physics, soft matter and theoretical biological physics, as well as physically motivated data science. Key topics include the theory and applications of normal and anomalous stochastic processes, gene regulation, crowding in biological cells, (bio)polymer physics, as well as Bayesian maximum likelihood and machine learning analyses. Effects of disorder, annealed or quenched, interacting particles, or non-stationary dynamics are studied. Our methods are analytics, numerics (Mathematica etc), and simulations (Langevin dynamics, Monte Carlo, etc). We collaborate with a number of theoretical and experimental groups worldwide.


Theoretical Physics
Institute of Physics & Astronomy
University of Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Str 24/25, Haus 28
D-14476 Potsdam-Golm

Secretary: Katrin Kania
Tel.: +49 331 977 5985
Fax.: +49 331 977 1045
E-mail: kakania @ uni-potsdam.de

News & events

The Anomalous Diffusion Challenge II is open! See also the Stage 1 Registered Report here on figshare
Henrik's Nature Comm. article on Bayesian deep learning for error estimation in the analysis of anomalous diffusion features in Nature Communications' Editors Highlights
Nature Comm. paper, Anomalous Diffsion challenge. ICFO press release (pdf)