Innsbruck University, Austria

The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and is the biggest and most important research and education institution in western Austria, today comprised of almost 26,000 students and more than 4.000 staff and faculty members. Located in the heart of the Alps, the University of Innsbruck offers the best conditions for successful research and teaching, and international rankings confirm the University’s leading role in basic research.

In such a productive environment 15 faculties provide a broad spectrum of programs in all fields of study. In order to promote international exchange in research and teaching, the University collaborates with numerous international research and education institution.

Research at the Institute for Theoretical Physics is pursued in the following fields: quantum optics, quantum information, condensed matter, plasma and energy physics, and mathematical physics. The research led by Prof. Dr. Helmut Ritsch is built around the interactions between light and matter in resonators at its most fundamental level and with regular contacts with experimental groups worldwide.