Prof. Dr. Kurt Schönhammer

Contact Information

    Institut für Theoretische Physik
    Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
    D-37077 Göttingen

Research Interests

My scientific work is in theoretical solid state physics. The main topic is "electronic many body effects" in solids. Earlier work included e. g. correlation effects in surface physics, electronic friction and work on a proper inclusion of many body effects in the theoretical description of electron spectroscopies with applications to mixed valent compounds and the non-Fermi-liquid behaviour in quasi-one-dimensional conductors ("Luttinger liquids"). The main present efforts in my group are in the field of low dimensional systems. The "functional renormalization group" method is used as a new tool to study e. g. the transport through quantum wires and quantum dots.

Career History

1970 Diploma in Physics (TU Munich)
1970 - 71 Max Planck Institut für Physik (Munich)
1971 - 72 Max Planck Institut für Festkörperphysik (Stuttgart)
1972 PhD (TU Munich, adviser W. Brenig)
1973 - 75 Research assistant (TU Munich)
1975 - 76 post-doc, UC San Diego (with H. Suhl)
1976 - 77 post-doc, University of Pennsylvania (J. R. Schrieffer)
1978 Habilitation (TU Munich)
1978 - 79 staff member, IBM research lab, Rüschlikon (Switzerland)
1979 Associate professor, Univ. Hamburg
since 1984 Full professor, Univ. Göttingen

Sabbatical leaves

1984 Chalmers University of Technology, Göteburg
1988 - 89 ITP, UC Santa Barbara
1994 - 95 UC San Diego
1999 ICTP Trieste


Lecture notes

Mechanik Wintersemester 2009/2010 ; Inhaltsangabe Mechanik
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