Welcome to the TKM
The institute was founded in 1976 by Prof. Albert Schmid and today comprises four groups. In close collaboration with the Institutes for Nanotechnology (INT) and Solid State Physics (IFP) at Campus North they conduct research on a wide range of topics in contemporary condensed matter physics.
Strongly correlated electrons in low dimensional systems: frustrated quantum magnets, Kondo-effect, quantum hall- and spin liquid states
Focus of Research Superconductivity
Central themes of the institute are concerned with the quantum many body theory of electronic systems. A particular focus of activities has been in the area of superconductivity which underlines its relevance in basic research by a gradually growing number of technical applications. An overview of activities in superconductivity research at KIT can be found here.
Photo from LPS, Universite Paris-Sud