Prof. Dr. Joachim Ankerhold

Head of the Institute

Institute for Complex Quantum Systems

Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89069 Ulm

Curriculum Vitae

2015-2021Vice President for Research, Ulm University
2018Co-Director - Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology
2012-2015Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences
2011-2015Executive board, Conference of Physics Departments (KFP)

Dean of Physics Studies


since 2007 Full Professor (W3), Theoretical Physics, University of Ulm
2004 - 2007Heisenberg-Professor of the German Science Foundation (DFG),
extended visits at CEA Saclay (Paris), Weizmann Institute of Science
(Israel), Aalto University (Helsinki), University of Geneva
1998 - 2004Assistent Professor (C1), University of Freiburg
1996 - 1998Feodor-Lynen Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Dep.
of Chemistry (Prof. Pechukas), Columbia University (NYC)
1994 - 1996

Research Associate (Prof. Grabert), University of Freiburg


1990 - 1994 PhD student, University of Essen (Prof. Grabert)
Semiclassical Methods for Dissipative Systems with Potential Barriers (summa cum laude)
1989 - 1990Parental leave
1983 - 1989

Study of Physics and Philosophy, Universities of Marburg and Bonn
Diploma Thesis (Institute of Theoretical Nuclear Physics)
Structure of Yang-Mills Theories in the Schwinger Gauge (with distinction)


  • Harris Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Dartmouth College, USA (Endowed chair of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Harris Foundation), 2014
  • Aalto University, Helsinki, Distinguished Visiting Professor 2013/2014
  • Europhysics Letters and Chemical Physics, Distinguished Referee 2013
  • Heisenberg-Professor of the German Science Foundation, 2004 - 2007
  • Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1996 - 1998
  • Best PhD Thesis Award of the University of Essen, 1994