The Center for Mathematical Physics is a hub for interdisciplinary activities in the area of Mathematics, Physics and related Sciences in Leipzig. It brings together research groups from the Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Leipzig, as well as the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences.
Mathematical Physics is a research area at the interface of theoretical physics and mathematics, which profits from a high degree of cross-fertilisation between physical intuition and mathematical rigour, benefitting both physics and mathematics.
Leipzig has a long tradition in this area, associated with names such as Werner Heisenberg, Felix Klein, Felix Bloch, Sophus Lie, Peter Debye, and Bartel van der Waerden. With the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences and many research groups across the University, Leipzig offers a unique research environment in Mathematical Physics.
The Center for Mathematical Physics facilitates and coordinates interdisciplinary research and teaching activities in this area at all levels: research, promotion of young researchers, graduate and undergraduate teaching. In particular, it is involved in the International Graduate School Mathematics in the Sciences (IMPRS MiS) and the international master's programme Mathematical Physics M.Sc..
It is in particular involved in the International Graduate School Mathematics in the Sciences (IMPRS MiS) and the International Master Program in Mathematical Physics.
Complex Analysis and Geometry
Relativistic Quantum Field Theory
Quantum Field Theory in Space-Time
Elementary Particle Physics
Soft Condensed Matter Theory
Pattern Formation, Energy Landscapes and Scaling Laws
Mathematical Structures in Physics
Probability Theory, Statistical Mechanics, Graph Theory and Combinatorics
Quantum Condensed Matter Theory
Quantum Field Theory and Gravity
Business Mathematics and Stochastics
Geometry, Groups and Dynamics
Quantum Field Theory in non-trivial Backgrounds
Leipzig hosts the International Max-Planck Research School Mathematics in the Sciences, a prestigious graduate school in mathematics focused on interdisciplinary research topics at the interface between mathematics and the sciences.
The University of Leipzig offers the two-year English-language master’s programme "Mathematical Physics M.Sc.". This is an interdisciplinary programme bridging mathematics and theoretical physics. Interested students can find more information here.