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The physicists of the Department of Chemistry and Physics of Materials provide introductory and advanced physics based teaching, which make up a fundamental part of the courses in Engineering, Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Biology and Geology. Following the Humboldt principle we aim to combine teaching and research involving students right from the beginning. We provide both experimental and theoretical expertise in physics highlighted by three core research topics: Solid State Physics, Raman Spectroscopy, and Biological Physics. 

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Solid State Physics

Materials are employed in a broad spectrum of applications ranging from electronic devices via solar cells to catalysts. In electronic transport and chemical reactions the properties and processes on the atomic scale matter. The group investigates electronic properties, optical excitations, and  chemical interaction using first principles modeling within the framework of density functional theory and many body perturbation theory and complimentary experiments. Recentlly our research has been focused on doping of semi conductors, realisation of quantum bits and sensors by defects in semiconductors, and adsorbate systems at the surface of solids.

Raman Spectroscopy

The group mainly investigates and characterises condensed matter and liquid phases  of both organic and inorganic materials using Raman spectroscopy and other characterization techniques.

Biological Physics

The research group, biological physics, is focussed on understanding how physical principles and phenomena influence biological systems and the environment. There are two major research themes, one directed towards understanding the physics of morphogenesis and the other on the interactions of living systems with radiation. This work requires strong collaborations between biologists, physicists, materials scientists, mathematicians and other disciplines. 

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    The Paris Lodron University Salzburg celebrated University Day on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019. The link to the photo gallery (Scheinast) is here :
    A lawyer and two researchers from the scientific discipline won the Young Investigator Awards. They were presented during the Day of the University.
    The introductory and orientation phases at universities frequently determines where a student is in a course of study. Leonhard Menges from the Department of Philosophy has presented an excellent concept.
    Thanks to a generous legacy on the part of Herrn Kurt Zopf, the University of Salzburg is endowing the €10,000.00 Kurt Zopf Prize for habilitated members of organizational units of the University, which include the fields of Humanities, Cultural and / or Social Sciences, Law or Theology.
    The Botanical Garden invites you to a free guided tour! Meeting point: entrance to the Botanical Garden. Duration: about two hours. The tours takes place in all weather conditions. Botanical Garden, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34.
    The continuing education offer for committed teachers and interested parties in the new compact conference format in the Großen Universitätsaula Salzburg. Register now and learn how to make children and adolescents feel secure!
    Thu 27 JUNE, 18:00: FINAL EVENT OF THE PROGRAM KUNSTPOLEMIK – POLEMIKKUNST // KunstQuartier|Bergstr. 12a |W&K-Atelier, 1. OG // www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/de/kunstpolemik-polemikkunst
    The 7th Salzburg Summer School will take place the 2nd and 3rd of September, 2019. A comprehensive pedagogical summer education program is offered for teachers and student teachers of all types of schools and subjects. Registrations are possible.
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    25.06.19 Salzburger Apotheker-Kräutergarten
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    27.06.19 Neuorganisation der Sozialversicherung - Verfassungs-, arbeits- und verfahrensrechtliche Fragestellungen
    27.06.19 Dr. Elisabeth Stöttinger Venia: „Psychologie“
    27.06.19 „Can you pave the plane nicely with identical tiles?“
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    27.06.19 Kunst:Polemik – eine Finissage
    30.06.19 Die Pflanzen der Bibel
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