Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Bonitz

Leibnizstraße 15, R. LS15-R.248
Phone: +49 431 880-4122
Telefax: +49 431 880-4094

Statistical Physics and Plasma Theory
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


Subproject leader CRC TRR24
Subproject A5: “Simulation of particle growth, correlations and thin film formation in complex plasmas"
Subproject A7: "Theory and simulation of strongly correlated rotating and magnetized plasmas"
Subproject A9: "Multi-scale simulation of streaming complex plasmas"
Project leader Federal Ministry of Education and Research collaborative project FSP 302 “Free-Electron Laser”
Subproject “Time-resolved photoionization at the FEL - nonlinear effects, correlations and coherence in atoms and molecules”
Project leader in a German Research Foundation project
“Theoretical description of (sub-)femtosecond dynamics of multi-electron atoms in strong UV and VUV fields”
Project leader in a German Research Foundation project
Configuration Path integral Monte Carlo approach to thermodynamical properties of dense plasmas”
Editor of "Contributions to Plasma Physics"


«Our working group investigates classical and quantum many-particle systems from dense and dusty plasmas up to atoms, molecules and strong correlated solid bodies. The core issues are collective behavior, classical and quantum correlation in the equilibrium and disequilibrium. Analytical methods as well as computer simulations (molecular dynamics, multiscale simulation, path integral-quantum-Monte Carlo, disequilibrium-Greenfunctions, etc.) help us to understand the thermodynamic properties, transport, photoionization and ultrafast processes.»

Michael Bonitz. Professor for Theoretical Physics und Chair of Statistical Physics at Kiel University since 2003. Before scientific assistant  at the University of Rostock, postdoc at the University of Arizona, Tucson/USA. Visiting professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville/USA. 1991 doctoral degree at the University of Rostock, habilitation 1998.

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