Coordinated research activities
At the KIT Department of Physics, we address exciting research questions in a large number of individual research projects but also in large coordinated collaborative research projects. The scientists of the department work in the coordinated projects on challenging long-standing open questions in physics.
KIT is both a university and a research center of the Helmholtz Association. Scientists of the department participate in the research fields Matter, Information, Earth and Environment, and Energy of the Helmholtz Association.
Clusters of excellence, collaborative research centers (SFBs) or joint projects of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research enable innovative, ambitious, elaborate and long-term research projects to be worked on. In these projects, scientists work together at the highest scientific level and often across the boundaries of their respective disciplines within the framework of an overarching research program. The promotion of young scientists and the equality of scientists are further important goals. One variant is Transregional-SFB (SFB-TRR): They serve close supraregional cooperation and are jointly applied for by several universities.