Department of Physics

Research group Michael Scherer

The research of our group is focused on the exploration of interactions and phase transitions in quantum many-body systems as relevant to Condensed Matter and Particle Physics. We employ modern quantum field theoretical methods, for example, different renormalisation group approaches. Check out the research section to learn more!

We are also member of the collaborative funding initiatives:

- Quantum Matter and Materials
- Control and Dynamics of Quantum Materials

Head of group:
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Michael Scherer
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne
Room 212

Zülpicher Straße 77
D-50937 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 470 3481

About myself:
Since April 2017, I am a junior group leader at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Cologne where I completed my Umhabilitation in June 2018. Before coming to Cologne, I was a member of the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Heidelberg where I also did my Habilitation in 2015 and lectured as a Privatdozent. In 2016, I enjoyed an extended stay at SFU Burnaby in Vancouver, Canada, as a DFG research fellow hosted by Igor Herbut. From 2010 to 2012 I was a postdoc in Carsten Honerkamp's group at RWTH Aachen University. I did my PhD studies under the supervision of Holger Gies at the Theoretisch-Physikalische Institut in Jena where I received the PhD award for excellent scientific performance for my thesis.