Condensed Matter

About us

The Condensed Matter Division investigates the collective properties of quantum matter. This enterprise is guided by two complementary approaches.


Firstly, we aim to predict and theoretically describe interesting physical phenomena emerging solely from the many-body nature of the problem. Secondly, we aim to identify the underlying organizing principles with the promise to provide a systematic understanding of whole sets of phenomena and thus a higher level classification.

Intricately intertwined with these efforts is the development of new analytical and numerical methods. On the one hand such novel methods are often necessary to approach a theoretical understanding of these challenging complex systems and on the other hand they extend the available toolbox of many-body theory in a broader context.

Below we show a selection of recent publications highlighting some key aspects of our research. For a more detailed description of our central research topics at the Condensed Matter Division please see Research areas.