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Research Group "Theoretische Physik, TU Wien"
(Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Anton Rebhan)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Rebhan
First name(s):Anton
Title (leading):Univ.Prof. DI Dr.
Position:Universitätsprofessor f. Theoret. Physik
Institution:Vienna University of Technology
Organizational unit:Institut für Theoretische Physik
Street address:Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/136
Postal code:1040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Theoretical Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Particle physics (103034)
  • Theoretical physics (103036)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:19.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
11 Persons
Univ.-Ass. Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Andreas Schmitt
Univ.-Ass. DI Dr. Herbert Balasin
Univ.-Ass. DI Dr. Ulrike Kraemmer
Univ.-Ass. DI Dr. Andreas Ipp
Proj.-Ass. Dr. Antti Gynther
DI Maximilian Attems
DI David Burke
DI Dominik Steineder
DI Stefan Stricker
Peter Somkuti
Stephan Stetina
Percentage project-funded:66
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:32
Number of publications:43
Five most important publications:
  1. A. Rebhan, P. Romatschke, M. Strickland: "Hard-loop dynamics of non-abelian plasma instabilities"; Physical Review Letters, 94 (2005), 102303-1 - 102303-4.
  2. A. Ipp, K. Kajantie, A. Rebhan, A. Vuorinen: "Pressure of deconfined QCD for all temperatures and quark chemical potentials"; Physical Review D, 74 (2006), 045016-1 - 045016-28.
  3. A. Rebhan, P. van Nieuwenhuizen, R. Wimmer: "Quantum mass and central charge of supersymmetric monopoles: anomalies, current renormalization, and surface terms"; J. High Energy Phys., 0606 (2006), 056-0 - 056-40.
  4. P. Romatschke, A. Rebhan: "Plasma instabilities in an anisotropically expanding geometry"; Physical Review Letters, 97 (2006), 252301-1 - 252301-4.
  5. A. Rebhan, A. Schmitt, S. Stricker: "Anomalies and the chiral magnetic effect in the Sakai-Sugimoto model"; J. High Energy Phys., 2010 (2010), 1; 026-0 - 026-35.
Five most important talks:
  1. A. Rebhan: "Analytical approaches to the thermodynamics of deconfined quark-gluon matter"; Talk: Ohio Center for Theoretical Science Workshop: Effective Field Theories in Physics - From Nano to Tera, Columbus, Ohio (invited); 06-17-2005.
  2. A. Rebhan: "Thermal Field Theory", James H. Simons Lectureship at Stony Brook University, New York, Sept. 2005
  3. A. Schmitt: "Color Superconductivity"; Talk: YITP International Symposium: Fundamental Problems in Hot and/or Dense QCD, Kyoto, Japan (invited); 03-03-2008 - 03-06-2008.
  4. A. Rebhan: "Chiral Magnetic Effect in the Sakai-Sugimoto model"; Talk: Workshop on P- and CP-odd Effects in Hot and Dense Matter, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, New York (invited); 04-26-2010 - 04-30-2010
  5. A. Rebhan: "Quickened Plasma Instabilities in Heavy Ion Collisions"; Strong and Electroweak matter 2010, Montreal (Kanada)
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Berufungszusagen - 01.03.08
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    Colour superconductivity in HDL perturbation theory and beyond
    Laufzeit: 2003 - 2006; Mittel: 154 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Thermodynamics and non-equilibrium dynamics of the quark-gluon plasma
    Laufzeit: 2006 - 2010; Mittel: 209 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Lise-Meitner-Stipendium: New approaches to the physics of the quark-gluon-plasma
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2009; Mittel: 68 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Confinement und deconfinement in super-Yang-Mills-Theorien
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2011; Mittel: 245 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Quantum chromodynamics under extreme conditions
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012; Mittel 396 kEuro
  • EU:
    Marie Curie MOIF-CT-2006 mit M.I.T., Cambridge, USA
    Laufzeit: 2006 - 2009; Mittel: 262 kEuro
  • EU/ESA:
    Nonperturbative gravitational systems
    Laufzeit: 2008 - 2010; Mittel: 29 kEuro
  • ÖAD:
    Amadée-Projekt FR08/2009 mit CE Saclay
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2010; Mittel: 5 kEuro
  • ÖAD:
    Acciones Integradas ES12/2009 mit Univ. Auton. Madrid
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2010; Mittel: 6 kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Quantenchromodynamik unter extremen Bedingungen
  • Quark-Gluon-Plasma-Physik
  • Physik kompakter Sterne
  • Supersymmetrie
  • Gravitation
  • AdS/CFT-Korrespondenz
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Anwendung neuer stringtheoretischer Methoden in stark gekoppelten Eichtheorien mit Anwendung auf Quark-Gluon-Plasma, Schwerionenkollisionen, und Neutronensterne
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
2 doctor's theses
  1. Peter Fischer, Quantum gravity, extra dimensions and the exact renormalisation group, TU Wien, 2005
  2. Andreas Gerhold, Aspects of cold dense quark matter, TU Wien, 2005
Diploma and master theses:
8 theses
  1. Robert Schöfbeck, 2005
  2. Christoph Mayrhofer, 2006
  3. Maximilian Attems, 2006
  4. Stefan Stricker, 2006
  5. Birgit Jovanovic, 2008
  6. Florian Preis, 2009
  7. Wolfgang Wieland, 2009
  8. Dominik Steineder, 2010
International networking:
  • Peter van Nieuwenhuizen (incoming), Stony Brook University, New York (1 Monat jedes Jahr)
  • Margaret E. Carrington (incoming): sabbatical, Brandon University (3 Monate 2009 + 3 Monate 2010)
  • Aleksi Vuorinen (incoming): Lise-Meitner fellowship 2007-2009
  • Anton Rebhan (outgoing): James H. Simons Lectureship, Stony Brook University, New York, 2005
  • Maximilian Attems (outgoing): Marshall Stipendium, Gettysburg College, USA, 2010
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