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Research Group "Theoretische Physik - Black Holes, TU Wien"
(Univ.Doz. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Grumiller)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Grumiller
First name(s):Daniel
Title:Univ.Doz. Dr. Dipl.-Ing.
Position:START-Preisträger
Institution:
Institution:Vienna University of Technology
Organizational unit:Institut für Theoretische Physik
Street address:Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
Postal code:1040
City:Wien
Mail:daniel.grumiller(at)tuwien.ac.at
Homepage:http://quark.itp.tuwien.ac.at/~grumil
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Astrophysics (103004)
  • High energy physics (103012)
  • Theoretical physics (103036)
  • Theory of relativity (103028)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:31.03.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2007   up to including: 2012
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
11 Persons
Niklas Johansson (postdoc)
Michael Gary (postdoc)
Hamid Afshar (postdoc)
Andreas Braun (postdoc)
Pascal Anastasopoulos (postodc)
Stefan Stricker (postdoc)
Maria Schimpf (PhD)
Sabine Ertl (PhD)
Max Riegler (Master)
Stefan Prohazka (Master)
Friedrich Schöller (Master)
Percentage project-funded:100
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:21
Number of publications:36
Five most important publications:
  1. Grumiller and Johansson, JHEP 0807, 2008, p. 134
  2. Grumiller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 2010, p. 211303
  3. Grumiller, Jackiw and Johansson, arXiv:0806.4185 [hep-th], 2008
    Published in "Fundamental Interactions - A Memorial Volume for Wolfgang Kummer", World Scientific, 2009
  4. Grumiller and Romatschke, JHEP 0808, 2008, p. 027
  5. Grumiller and Sachs, JHEP 1003 (2010) 012, p. 012
Five most important talks:
  1. Critical points of holography, KITP Workshop and Conference "Bits, Branes and Black Holes", Santa Barbara, 2012 (Invited Conference Talk)
  2. Physics of Jordan cells, IHS Workshop "Advanced Conformal Field Theory and Applications", Paris, 2011 (Invited Seminar Talk)
  3. 3D quantum gravity, First Mediterranean Conference on Classical and Quantum Gravity, Kolymbari, Crete, 2009 (Invited Plenary Talk)
  4. AdS/log CFT correspondence, Ahrenshoop Workshop on Recent Developments in String/M-Theory and Field Theory, Berlin, 2010 (Invited Seminar Talk)
  5. Gravity in 2D, Fifth Workshop on Quantization, Dualities and Integrable Systems, Denizli, Turkey, 2006 (Invited Plenary Talk)
Other scientific output:
  • Grumiller and Johansson, Int.J.Mod.Phys. D17 (2009) 2367-2372
  • Grumiller and Yunes, Phys.Rev. D77 (2008) 044015
  • Grumiller and Hohm, Phys.Lett. B686 (2010) 264-267
  • Castro, Grumiller, Larsen and McNees, JHEP 0811 (2008) 052
  • Grumiller and McNees, JHEP 0704 (2007) 074
  • Gaberdiel, Grumiller and Vassilevich, JHEP 1011 (2010) 094
  • Grumiller, Mann and McNees, Phys.Rev. D78 (2008) 081502
  • Ertl, Grumiller and Johansson, Class.Quant.Grav. 27 (2010) 225021
  • Grumiller and Jackiw, Phys.Lett. A372 (2008) 2547-2551
  • Afshar, Cvetkovic, Ertl, Grumiller and Johansson, Phys.Rev. D84 (2011) 041502
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • German Research Foundation:
    GR-3157/1-1 (Eigene Stelle)
    Laufzeit: 2006; Mittel: 100.000 Euro
  • Marie Curie OIF (European Commission FP6):
    MC-OIF-021421
    Laufzeit: 2006-2008; Mittel: 260.000 Euro
  • ESA grant:
    Ariadna ID 07/1301
    Laufzeit: 2007-2009; Mittel: 29.000 Euro
  • FWF:
    P21927-N16
    Laufzeit: 2009-2012; Mittel: 221.000 Euro
  • DFG/FWF:
    DFG HO 4261/2-1/FWF I 1030-N27
    Laufzeit: 2012-2014; Mittel: 130.000 (DFG) + 100.000 (FWF) Euro
Project-funded institutes:
  • ESI:
    ESI workshop 3D gravity
    Laufzeit: 2009; Mittel: 27.000 Euro
  • ESI:
    ESI workshop higher spin gravity
    Laufzeit: 2012; Mittel: 29.000 Euro
Funded awards:
  • START:
    Y-435-N16
    Laufzeit: 2008; Mittel: 1.089.000 Euro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Black Holes
  • Gauge/gravity duality
  • Gravity in three dimensions
  • Gravity in two dimensions
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Black Holes
  • Gauge/gravity duality
  • Gravity in three dimensions
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Higher spin gravity
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Habilitations:
1 habilitation
  1. Daniel Grumiller, "Gravity in 2D and 3D - A romance of lower dimensions", 2011
Doctor's theses:
3 doctor's theses
  1. Hamid Afshar, "Conformal gravity in three dimensions", 2012
  2. Max Attems, "Real-time evolution of a non-equilibrium non-Abelian plasma", 2012
  3. Sabine Ertl, "Topologically massive gravity and its conformal limit", 2012
Diploma and master theses:
1 thesis
  1. Thomas Zojer, "New anomalies of Generalized Massive Gravity", 2010
Bachelor theses:
6 theses
  1. Stefan Prohazka, 2010
  2. Max Riegler, 2010
  3. Sebastian Singer, 2010
  4. Frederic Brünner, 2010
  5. Thomas Zojer, 2010
  6. Max Riegler, 2011
International networking:
  • Hamid Afshar, IPM Teheran, Iran (incoming, 2 years, postdoc, 2012-2013)
  • Michael Gary, UC Santa Barbara, California (incoming, 3 years, postdoc, 2011-2013)
  • Niklas Johansson, Uppsala U., Sweden (incoming, 3 years, postdoc, 2009-2012)
  • Mario Bertin, U. ABC do Federal, Brazil (incoming, 3 months, visiting scholar, 2012)
  • Gabriela Mocanu, Babes-Bolyai U., Rumania (incoming, 6 months, visiting PhD, 2011/2012)
  • Parsa Ghorbani, Turin U., Italy (incoming, 6 months, visiting PhD, 2011)
  • Hamid Afshar, IPM Teheran, Iran (incoming, 8 months, visiting PhD, 2010/2011)
  • Branislav Cvetkovic, Belgrade U., Serbia (incoming, 6 months, visiting scholar, 2010)
  • Amy Cottle, Cambridge U., England (incoming, 3 months, visiting MISTI student, 2010)
  • Zijie Zhou, MIT, Massachusetts (incoming, 3 months, visiting MISTI student, 2010)
  • Ana Piso, MIT, Massachusetts (incoming, 3 months, visiting MISTI student, 2009)
  • Thomas Zojer, Groningen U., Netherlands (outgoing, 3 years, PhD position, 2012)
  • Max Attems, CPhT+IPhT Paris, France (outgoing, KUWI scholarship, 2 months, visiting PhD student, 2011)
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