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Andreas Wipf
Chair for Quantum Physics at FSU Jena
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Max-Wien-Platz, 07743 Jena, Germany
Tel: +49-(0)3641-947130
Fax: +49-(0)3641-947102

   Study recommendation (M.Sc. Physics):

   Teaching in summer term 2018:

  • lecture for B.Sc. and M.Sc. Physics: "Symmetrien in der Physik"
    Monday, 08-10, HS 2, HHW 5
    exercises (Sean Gray): Friday, 08-10, HS 3, HHW 3
  •    On Friday, 13. April, there is a lecture instead of a problem session

   Published books

        A. Wipf
Statistical Approach to Quantum Field Theory
Lecture Notes in Physics 864 (2013), ISBN 978-3642331046, 390 pages
a text file with all programs in the book are available upon request;
missprints and corrections
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    front cover of book     M. Bartelmann, B. Feuerbacher, T. Krüger, D. Lüst, A. Rebhan, A. Wipf
Theoretische Physik
Springer 2014, ISBN 978-3642546174, 1328 pages
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do you have comments or suggestions? did you spot errors? my email address is Andreas Wipf


members of research group
bachelor, master, diploma and PhD theses
publications: on local server or from inspire
reviews and public talks
transparencies of selected talks
list of my lectures at FSU
habilitation thesis
Jena workshops
lecture notes


  • May 1984 PhD at the University of Zürich
  • 11.1984 - 03.1986 Postdoc at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland
  • 04.1986 - 12.1986 Assistant Professor at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland
  • 01.1987 - 12.1987 Postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • 01.1988 - 10.1989 Postdoc at Max-Planck-Institute in München
  • 11.1989 - 05.1995 Postdoc and Privatdozent at the ETH in Zürich
  • From June 1995: Full Professor (Chair: Quantum Theory) at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

   Activities at University, Faculty and Institute:

  • June 1995 - April 1998: Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics
  • April 2013 - September 2016: Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics
  • April 1999 - March 2001: Member of the Senat
  • April 2002 - March 2004: Member of the Senat
  • October 1999 - September 2016: Member of the Fakultätsrat
  • April 2000 - March 2002: Vice-Dean of the Faculty for Physics and Astronomy
  • April 2002 - March 2004: Dean of the Faculty for Physics and Astronomy
  • Since April 2017: Dean of the Faculty for Physics and Astronomy
  • October 2010 - September 2014: Member of the Research Commitee (V) of the FSU Jena
  • October 2014 - September 2020: Member of Rat der Graduierten-Akademie Jena
  • May 2009 - April 2013: Berufungsbeauftragter at the FSU Jena

   Fields of Interest:

  • Simulations of Lattice Field Theories with and without dynamical fermions
  • Nonperturbative Aspects of (supersymmetric) Field Theories
  • Monopoles, Sphalerons and Instantons in Gauge Theories
  • Quantum Physics in Curved Spaces: Black Hole Physics
  • Conformal Field Theories: Kac-Moody and W-Algebras, WZW-Models, Toda Theories
  • Quantization of 2-dimensional Gauge Theories
  • External Field Problems: Effective Action, Effective Potentials, Casimir Effect, Anomalies

   Other activities:

  • Since January 2015: Editor of 'Graduate Texts in Physics'
  • 2005 - 2011: Editor of 'Annalen der Physik'
  • Speaker of Research Training Group GRK 1523 'Quantum and Gravitational Fields'
  • Co-organizer of Saalburg summer schools on 'Foundations and New Methods in Theoretical Physics'
  • Organizer of the DPG-Früjahrstagung 2013 in Jena
  • Reviewer for science foundations and physics journals
  • Since April 2015: Head of the DPG Fachverband 'Theoretische und Mathematische Grundlagen der Physik'

With Klaus Sibold/Klaus Kroy from Leipzig and Jan Louis/Steffen Trimper from Halle I used to organize the

With Arthur Hebecker, Olaf Lechtenfeld, Ivo Sachs, Stefan Theisen I organized from 1996 until 2016 every September the "Saalburg"
Summer School Foundations and New Methods in Theoretical Physics for Graduate Students

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