Institute for Theoretical Physics
We do theoretical physics from cosmology and quantum gravity to biophysics and evolution; from mathematical physics to quantum effects in novel materials. Close collaboration with experimental physicists, mathematicians and biologists is an important aspect of our work. This has given rise to several interdisciplinary projects and funding initiatives.


Collaborative Funding Initiatives
Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy
Symmetries and universality in mesoscopic systems (SFB/Transregio 12)
Molecular Basis of Evolutionary Innovations (SFB 680)
Doping Dependence of Phase Transitions and Ordering Phenomena in
Copper-OxygenSuperconductors (FG538)
Quantum Phase Transitions (FG960)
Sybacol – Systems Biology of Ageing Cologne  
Probabilistic Structures in Evolution (SPP 1590)  
Quantum Matter and Materials (QM2)