Divisions

Division of Nanophysics and Quantum Optics

The research carried out within our division focuses on understanding the unique properties and behavior of nanostructures in the view of their prospective application as building blocks of quantum nanodevices.

The present manufacturing technology allows for the realization of complex nanostructures composed of different materials, ranging from metals, semiconductors and insulators to organic systems, and thus having versatile properties. This poses scientific challenges, because often new and unexpected phenomena occur which need to be explained to enable the technological application of the structures. The division’s research involves understanding the complex properties of various systems, such as quantum dots, rings and core-shell wires. We explain processes taking place within the systems and the phenomena occurring due to interaction with the electromagnetic surrounding at the quantum level. The division’s collaboration with experimental groups allows for an experimental evaluation of our predictions and provides the possibility to explain emerging phenomena.

The division also encompasses such topics as optical properties and dynamic characteristics of polymers, modeling of doped nanocrystals, nonlinear waves or micromagnetics. We are open to collaboration with other theoretical and experimental groups if only our knowledge of condensed matter and quantum optics could explain the phenomena they observe.

Divison of Strongly Correlated Systems

When the interaction between electrons becomes comparable to their kinetic energy, new, often unconventional states of matter can appear in materials. Also, nontrivial geometry of systems or a specific band structure can lead to them. These are states of interest from a purely theoretical point of view, the understanding of which requires going beyond an intuitive description of the world and relying on the foundations and methods of quantum mechanics. However, they are also interesting in the context of the development of new technologies such as quantum computing or lossless energy transfer.

The research we are conducting in our Department focuses on such states. Examples of states of matter that arouse our interest are superconducting, magnetic, or topologically nontrivial phases. Our research covers static properties as well as their nonequilibrium behavior. The studies are carried out with reference to the state-of-the-art experiments conducted in different areas of physics of strongly correlated electron systems and ultracold atomic gases.

Division of Complex Matter and Fields

The Division focuses on unraveling the intricate behaviors and properties of matter through a dual approach that bridges the gap between the microscopic world of particles and the macroscopic realm we observe. This division's research encompasses a broad spectrum of topics, from the exploration of emergent phenomena in condensed matter physics, such as the intriguing behaviors observed in complex electronic systems and the novel properties of materials at the quantum level, to the study of field theories that describe the fundamental forces and particles in the universe.

One of the key areas of investigation involves understanding the role of interactions in many-body systems, which can lead to the emergence of new phases of matter with potentially groundbreaking applications in technology, such as quantum computing and advanced materials. The division also explores the realm of non-equilibrium systems, where out-of-the-ordinary patterns and dynamics can arise, offering insights into the non-linear nature of the world around us. Finally, the division is keen on exploring the interface between physics and other disciplines, such as biology and engineering, to address complex challenges that span across fields.

Division of Education and Mathematical Methods in Physics

We teach General Physics, Algebra I and II, as well as Mathematical Analysis I and II to students of the first two years of BSc studies from various faculties of WUST. Additionally, we run a course in Mathematical Methods for Engineers for the second year of Technical Physics at our Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology. Our classes cover lectures, tutorials and Laboratory of Fundamentals of Physics..Independently, we are actively engaged in promoting physics beyond the university walls, both in the local community as well as online.

One of the main popularization initiatives is the well-known "Academy of Young Explorers" for toddlers, children, and teenagers for many years. Apart from that, together with the team from Department of Information and Promotion at WUST we host the podcast "Physics Without Drowning" and a radio show "Within the Scope of Science" on Wrocław's radio RAM. We also participate in the "Polilab" project, where we prepare and record short films mostly for pupils on the basics of physics and chemistry. As a team, we regularly collaborate with schools in the Lower Silesia region. We visit them personally with lectures and discussions about science, but students also come to Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. We strive to talk about physics in an interdisciplinary spirit, connecting multiple branches. We believe that "there are no applications of physics," there is physics itself, organically linked to technology and engineering.

Division of Quantum Technologies

Interactions of quantum fields with classical gravitational fields (black holes, expanding universe, etc.); measures of quantumness in closed and open systems. Unconventional superconductivity. Superconductivity in non-centrosymmetric systems.

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Institute of Theoretical Physics

Wrocław University of Science and Technology
Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27
50-370, Wrocław
Secretariat room A1/234

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