Prof. Dr. Michael Scherer

Prof. Dr. Michael Scherer

Festkörperphysik korrelierter Systeme

NB 6/32
Tel.: +49 234 32 23744

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Website SFB 1238

Research interests

  • Strongly-correlated quantum materials correlated electrons in solids, unconventional superconductivity, frustrated quantum magnetism and spin liquids, 2D materials, ultracold quantum gases
  • Quantum phase transitions and emergent phenomena Dirac matter and materials, quantum criticality, dualities and emergent gauge fields
  • Quantum field theory and renormalisation group methods functional and perturbative renormalisation, non-perturbative renormalization group, connections between quantum many-body methods
  • High-energy physics Higgs physics, vacuum stability, asymptotically safe quantum gravity

 

 

 

Zur Person

Ausbildung

06/2018 Transfer of habilitation and venia legendi (Umhabilitation)
Competence to conduct self-contained university teaching
University of Cologne, Germany
07/2015 Habilitation and venia legendi (Privatdozent)
Competence to conduct self-contained university teaching
Heidelberg University, Germany
Habilitation thesis Correlated Fermion Systems and the Functional RG
10/2010 PhD in Theoretical Physics (Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude)
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Jena University, Germany
Effective and fundamental quantum fields at criticality
Supervision: Prof. Holger Gies
11/2007 Diploma in Physics
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg University, Germany
Few-body scattering and four-fermion interaction in BCS-BEC crossover physics
Supervision: Prof. Christof Wetterich
2002 – 2007 Undergraduate studies in physics
Heidelberg University, Germany and Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
09/2001 -06/2002 Civilian service (Zivildienst)
German Red Cross, Education as an Emergency Medical Technician
2001 High school graduation
Friedrich-Hecker-Gymnasium Radolfzell, Abitur

Beruflicher Werdegang

Since 01/2022 Heisenberg Professor of Theoretical Physics (Universitätsprofessor, W2)
Tenured university professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics III,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
2017 – 2021 Group leader/Lecturer (Privatdozent)
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany
2015 – 2017 Junior group leader/Lecturer (Privatdozent)
Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University, Germany
2016 Research fellow of the German Science Foundation (Forschungsstipendium der DFG)
Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Group – Prof. Igor Herbut
2012 – 2015 Postdoctoral researcher
Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University, Germany
Group – Prof. Christof Wetterich
2010 – 2012 Postdoctoral researcher
Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Group – Prof. Carsten Honerkamp

Awards & fellowships

 

Since 01/2022

Fellow in the Heisenberg Programme of the German Research Foundation as a Heisenberg-
Professor at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
06/2020 Principal investigator in the Collaborative Research Center 1238 “Control and dynamics of
quantum materials” at the University of Cologne
04/2016 -09/2016 Research fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
2011 PhD award (Promotionspreis) for excellent scientific performance
awarded by the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany
2009 – 2010 Fellow of the Research Training Group “Quantum and Gravitational Fields”
at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena University, Germany
09/2004 -06/2005 Erasmus Fellowship for one year studying abroad in Grenoble, France

 

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