Internships in 2024

We offer a limited number of internship positions for master and advanced undergraduate students who identify as women. Details about the application procedure can be found here. The deadline for applications is December 1st 2023 for internships in the first six months of 2024.

Top 100

Our spokesperson Jan Plefka is among the 2023 Top 100 list of the most influential researchers in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The top 100 list is compiled by the German newspaper Berliner Tagesspiegel and recognizes personalities “who make the research region Berlin-Brandenurg shine this year“.  Newspaper article on  (behind pay wall).

Two successful PhD defences

This week two of our doctoral researchers, Gabriel Bliard and Giulia Peveri, passed their PhD defence and successfully finished their time with us. Congratulations to Giulia and Gabriel and all the best for your future career paths!

First two interns in the RTG

The first two of this years’ interns, Jilly Kevo and Maite Carli, have started their internship with us.  Under supervision of our PIs Gaetan Borot and Olaf Hohm they will work on research projects in Mathematical Physics. We wish Jilly and Maite an enjoyable and productive time with us.

Jan Plefka receives ERC Advanced Grant

Congratulation to Jan Plefka, spokesperson of our RTG, who receives a renowned Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He and his team at the Institute of Physics and at IRIS Adlershof, both HU Berlin, will receive 2.2 million euros for the GraWFTy project (High-Precision Gravitational Wave Physics from a Worldline Quantum Field Theory) … Read more Jan Plefka receives ERC Advanced Grant


Tim Meier and Stijn van Tongeren’s publication Quadratic twist-noncommutative gauge theory is not only the first RTG publication in 2023 but also our 50th publication in total. Congratulations to all RTG members for the productive time since the inception of the RTG in spring 2020.

Open letter concerning climate change

Markus Schulze, a former PI at the RTG, is currently a member of the winter team of the Antarctica research station Neumayer III. The entire winter team has published an open letter addressing the German Government about the urgency of climate crisis. You can find this letter on the website