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  • Welcome to our new group member Hamada Rezk who will work in the SPP2102
  • Welcome to our new group members Mohammad Sadegh Talezadeh, Tolibjon Abdurakhmonov, and Mohammed El Amine Miloudi who will work in the CRC1477 LiMatI
  • Congratulations to Sergey Bokarev who got a substitute professorship at the TU Munich
  • CRC1477 LiMatI website online


  • October 26, Julian Schmidt defended his Master Thesis
  • October 26, Lucas Kleindienst defended his Bachelor Thesis
  • October 8, Florian Zersch defended his Bachelor Thesis
  • October 5, Felix Medwed defended his Bachelor Thesis
  • October 1, Patrick Staschick defended his Bachelor Thesis
  • September 10, Tomas Kreißel defended his Bachelor Thesis
  • July 16, Anne-Marie Esche defended her Bachelor Thesis


  • October 27, Lorenz Dettmann defended his Master Thesis
  • October 15, Erik Weilandt defended his Bachelor Thesis
  • September 07, We say farewell to Joachim Seibt
  • February 07, Gilbert Grell defended his PhD thesis
  • January 29, Sergey Bokarev completes his Habilitation


  • Nov 09, Huihui Wang defended her PhD thesis
  • Nov 5, Sergei Ivanov gives his habilitation colloquium
  • Oct 22, Lorenz Dettmann defends his BSc thesis
  • Oct 19, Fabian Gottwald defends his PhD thesis
  • Sep 1, We welcome back our new group member Dr. Olga Bokareva who joins the ESKIMO project
  • Jul 24, Jan Schulze defends his PhD thesis
  • July 12, We welcome our new group member Vladislav Kochetov who joins the X-ray team
  • 4th Baltic Workshop on Exciton Dynamics and Spectroscopy, March 26-27
  • Nature Chemistry article on reaction control featured in the media [Focus Online], [University Website], [In the pipeline], [Chembites], [], [Chemistry World]
  • March 1st, 2nd Phase of InnoSoilPhos project starts
  • Feb. 23, Nicolas Künzel successfully defends his MSc Thesis
  • Dec. 7, Julius Zimmermann receives the price of the MNF faculty for the best Master
  • Nov. 28, Tobias Zentel successfully defends his PhD Thesis
  • Oct. 19, Ludwig Ahrens-Iwers successfully defends his Master Thesis
  • Sept. 18, Julius Zimmermann successfully defends his Master Thesis
  • Mar. 29, Glyphosat project featured in the local newspaper "Rostocker Blitz" [LINK]
  • Mar. 23, Sergey Bokarev started his MolScience Blog [LINK]
  • Feb. 01, We welcome our new group member Prasanth Babu Ganta who will join the Environmental Physics group
  • Jan. 20, 2017 Congratualions to Tobias Möhle for his successful master thesis defense
  • Dec. 20, 2016 Christmas "Boßeln" with the Lochbrunner group [Photo]
  • Research Report of the Insitute of Physics 2013-2015 published [LINK]
  • HDQD16 in Rostock, Aug. 31-Sept. 3 [LINK]
  • June 26 - Juli 1, Gilbert Grell participates in the 66. Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau [LINK]
  • May 3, X-ray spectroscopy research team publishes key article in Scientific Reports [LINK]
  • Jan. 26, Theory Seminar talk by Dr. J. Megow (U Potsdam): Calculating optical spectra of molecular aggregates: treatment of dispersive excitation energy shifts
  • Jan. 21, Graduate's Colloquium talk by M. Schröter: Dissipative exciton dynamics in light-harvesting complexes – developing methods and models to understand a primary step of photosynthesis
  • Jan. 19, Theory Seminar talk by Dr. J. C. Tremblay (FU Berlin): Ultrafast electron dynamics in nanostructures from an atomistic configuration interaction perspective
  • Jan. 14, Graduate's Colloquium talk by H. Wang: Simulation of non-equilibrium electronic and spin-state dynamics in transition metal complexes
  • Dec. 15, Theory Seminar talk by Sven Karsten
  • Nov. 12, Dedication of the new physics buildings [LINK]
  • Oct. 2, Bachelor defense by L. Ahrens-Iwers
  • Sep. 24, Bachelor defense by T. Köster
  • Sep. 24, Master defense by M. Preuße
  • Sep. 15, Bachelor defense by C. Gieße
  • Sep. 2, Our group has moved to the new building

    A. Ahmed, M. Schröter, H. Wang, S. Bokarev, D. Brandenburg, X. Liu, C. Dettmann,
    P.-A. Plötz, T. Möhle, T. Köster, O. Kühn, M. Preuße, T. Zentel, G. Grell, J. Schulze,
    F. Gottwald, S. Karsten, S. Ivanov, L. Ahrens-Iwers
  • July 22, 2015 PhD defense of Mateusz Lisaj

    front row: L. Ahrens-Iwers, A. Ahmed, S. Karsten, G. Grell, M. Lisaj, T. Zentel
    back row: H. Wang, X. Liu, M. Schröter, J. Schulze, O. Kühn, P.-A. Plötz

    front row: G. Grell, A. Ahmed, M. Lisaj, T. Zentel
    back row: H. Wang, X. Liu, S. Karsten, M. Schröter, J. Schulze, P.-A. Plötz
  • July 21, 2015 Beach volleyball match with the Lochbrunner group at the beach in Warnemünde

    front row: O. Kühn, A. Friedrich, M. Olson, S. Bokarev, H. Wang
    back row: G. Grell, S. Wolter, M. Lütgens, S. Ivanov, S. Lochbrunner, P.-A. Plötz, T. Zentel, X. Liu
  • June 4, 2015 Canoe summer excursion through the Warnow valley

    front row: O. Kühn, S. Ivanov, C. Gieße, H. Wang
    middle row: M. Lisaj, S. Karsten, M. Preuße, T . Zentel, C. Dettmann, X. Liu, L. Ahrens-Iwers
    back row: P.-A. Plötz, M. Schröter, J. Schulze, T. Köster
  • June 1, 2015 Modern physics building will be inaugurated in November [LINK]
  • May 5, 2015 Physics department obtains exceptionally good results in CHE university ranking [LINK]
  • May 4, 2015 M. Sc. Disputation by Gilbert Grell
  • Feb. 23 till Mar. 6 Visit by Dr. Mohamed Shibl (Qatar)
  • Feb. 27, 2015 Visit by Prof. Tõnu Pullerits (Lund University, Sweden)
    Meeting of the partners of the joint Qatar-Rostock-Lund project "Learning from Nature: Coherence for Novel Solar Applications"
    [Article in the local newspaper] [Article on University web page]

    f.l.t.r.: Jan Schulze, Marco Schröter, Oliver Kühn, Mohamed Shibl, and Tõnu Pullerits
    (in front of the entrance of the new physics building)
  • Dec. 16, 2014 Christmas bowling competition with our experimental partner group - theoreticians win but experimentalists are quiet close [Results]
  • Dec. 4, 2014 Marco Schröter receives the Faculty Award for the best master studies in physics [LINK] [PICTURES]
  • Nov. 20, 2014 Visit of Dwayne Miller (CFEL Hamburg)
  • Nov. 19, 2014 B. Sc. Disputation of Chris Rehhagen
  • Nov. 2014 Oliver Kühn rocks the local dancefloors
  • Oct. 28, 2014 Theory seminar talk by Fabian Gottwald on Generalized Langevin Equations
  • Oct. 24, 2014 M. Sc. Disputation of Sven Karsten
  • Oct. 2014 Marco Schröter's master thesis "Dissipative Exciton Dynamics in Light-Harvesting Complexes" accepted for Springer Spektrum BestMasters series
  • Sep. 30, 2014 M. Sc. Disputation of Fabian Gottwald
  • Sep. 29, 2014 M. Sc. Disputations of Marco Schröter and Jan Schulze
  • Aug. 27-28, 2014 3rd Workshop „Exciton Dynamics and Spectroscopy“ [Program]
  • Dec. 30, 2013 Ashour's project gets news coverage in the Ostsee-Zeitung [LINK]
  • Dec. 17, 2013 Theoreticians win the Christmas bowling competition
  • Nov. 5, 2013 PhD Defense Ashour Ahmed
  • Oct. 22, 2013 New Physics buildings are taking shape (photo by Prof. Meiwes-Broer)
  • Aug. 2013 PRL & Angew. Chem. publication with E. Aziz (HZB) in the news [UR, idw, scinexx, …]
  • Jul. 2, 2013 Summer beach volleyball competition, yes! theory still better
  • May 1, 2013 50 km bicycle tour from Güstrow to Rostock
  • Feb. 2013 Research Report of the Institute of Physics 2010-2012 online
  • Dec. 19, 2012 Christmas beach volleyball competition, theoreticians ahead of experiment
  • Nov. 2012 Physics number one in studiVZ ranking 2012 [LINK]
  • Aug. 30-31, 2012 2. Workshop "Exciton Dynamics and Spectroscopy" [Program]
  • Jun. 22, 2012 Y. Tanimura gives a lecture on Hierarchy Equations and enjoys Japanese tea
  • Mar. 03-06, 2012 Course on Quantum Dynamics in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Dec. 3, 2011 Mikiya Fujii leaves after 3 months research stay
  • Dec. 8, 2011 Christmas GoKart competition, Sergei Ivanov best theoretician, but 8 experimentalists ahead of him
  • Nov. 1, 2011 Contribution of our group to Bunsen Magazin [LINK]
  • Oct. 20, 2011 New Compute Cluster "Venus" announced [LINK]
  • Oct. 11, 2011 PhD Defense Mahmoud Abdel-Latif
  • Sep. 27 - Oct. 2, 2011 Hightlights of Physics in Rostock [LINK]
  • Sep. 12-16, 2011 CERF2 Conference of the Sfb652 in Rostock [LINK]
  • Jun. 26, 2011 Climbing Tour
  • Mar. 21-22, 2011 Workshop "Exciton Dynamics and Spectroscopy" [Program]
  • Jan. 2011 Research Report of the Institute of Physics 2007-2009 online [LINK]
  • Oct. 2010 Our group in the University Science Magazine [LINK]
  • Sep. 12 2010 Canoe trip on the Warnow river
  • Feb. 19, 2010 Nano4Hydrogen in the News [LINK]
  • Jul. 2009 Physics is leaving the main building and moving to the Wismarsche Strasse
  • May 2009 Physics in Rostock among the top three in CHE ranking [LINK]
  • Jan. 2009 Visit of Ashour Ahmed from Cairo University
  • Jan. 2009 Visit of Dr. Volker May from Humboldt University Berlin
  • Dec. 16, 2008 PhD Defense Yonggang
  • Nov. 2008 Visit of Prof. Abdel-Khalek from Beni-Suef University
  • Sep. 2008 Physics in Rostock No. 1 in University Ranking of the StudiVZ Internetportal [LINK]
  • Sep. 2008 Our group in the Nov. 2008 issue of "Info Theoretische Chemie" [LINK]