Institutes and facilities cooperating with the Department of Physics
The aim of the Institute for Quantum Technologies in Ulm is to develop precision instruments for space applications based on quantum technologies and to bring them to prototype maturity in close cooperation with industry. It thus builds a bridge between fundamental research and industry.
The physics of solid materials is the focus of research at the Institute for Functional Nanosystems. The focus is on researching the connections between microstructure and nanostructure and the physical properties of the materials. On the one hand, state-of-the-art X-ray microscopy techniques are used at the institute to track microstructure changes in situ. On the other hand, the targeted nanostructuring of materials enables the development of new functionalities. For this purpose, the institute has a wide range of imaging and characterisation methods down to the nanoscale. A deeper understanding of the underlying physical relationships is provided by the accompanying computer-aided modelling.
The Institute for Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology at the University of Ulm (ILM) conducts research in selected areas of photonics / optics and transfers the developed technologies into industrial and medical practice.
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching and its sub-institute in Greifswald are dedicated to researching the physical basis for a fusion power plant. In Garching, the five scientific areas are Tokamak Scenario Development, Plasma Edge and Wall, Tokamak Theory, Numerical Methods in Plasma Physics, and ITER Technology and Diagnostics.