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Atominstitut Office at Freihaus

Ms. Sonja Schuh
TU Wien, Freihaus, Turm B, 6.OG
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10
1040 Wien, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 58801 142101
Fax: +43 1 58801 14299

Opening Hours for Students:
Monday to Friday 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-15:30

Deanery at Freihaus

Faculty of Physics

TU Wien, Freihaus, Turm B, 5. OG
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10
1040 Wien, Austria

Decan: Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Helmut Leeb
Responsibility: diploma/doctoral examination, approval for doctoral studies, implementation of curriculum, all matters for master studies of material sciences

Vice Decan: Privatdoz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Herbert Balasin
Responsibility: recognition and change of courses, approval for master studies, grants

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Roman Höllwieser

Research Associate/PostDocBUW

Tel.: +43-1-58801-14268
Fax: +43-1-58801-14299

Room number: DE 01 58

TU Wien
Atominstitut, Nuclear Physics
Operngasse 9
A-1040 Wien


My research in theoretical physics is focused on the low-energy sector of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the gauge field theory which describes the strong interaction. At low energies, the strong interaction is characterized by a number of phenomena which can only be analyzed using non-perturbative methods. Most prominent among these are the confinement of quarks and gluons into hadrons, the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry, and the axial U(1) anomaly which arises due to topological properties of the gauge field. In particular I am doing Lattice QCD (LQCD), i.e. computer simulations of QCD on a four dimensional space-time lattice, probing the vacuum and hadron structure of low-energy QCD. 


Online Publikationen:

Selected Talks:

- The QCD phase diagram from effective Polyakov line actions and mean field theory, Invited Talk at the SIGN Conference in Seattle, eXtremeQCD in Pisa, the 34th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory in Granada and ICNAAM Quantum Field Theory Symposium in Thessaloniki (2017): PDF

- A model of random center vortices in continuous 2+1 dimensional space-time, Invited Talk at the 11th Conference on Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum: ConfinementXI in St. Petersburg, Russia: PDF

- Approaching full QCD from smeared Z(2) Vortices in SU(2) LGT, Talk at the 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (Lattice 2014), New York, USA: PDF

- Introduction to Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Applications, Invited talk at the Physics Colloquium, Dept. of Physics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA: PDF


- Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Lattice QCD: PDF


Punktförmige und ausgedehnte Monopole am Raum-Zeit-Gitter: Untersuchungen zum Phasenübergang in der kompakten QED und einer dualen Formulierung

Center Vortices and Chiral Symmetry Breaking: Topology and Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

List of all Publications (incl. current projects): PDF

Curriculum Vitae


Research Associate/PostDocSFB/TRR55

Theoretische TeilchenphysikBergische Universität Wuppertal


Affiliate Assistant ProfessorNew Mexico State University

Erwin Schrödinger Fellow at NMSU and TUW


Research Associate/PostDoc, FWF-Project P20070-N16

Atominstitut/Nuclear Physics, VUT


Research Associate/PostDoc, FWF-Project P20016-N16

Atominstitut/Nuclear Physics, TUW


Research Associate/PhD, FWF-Project P20016-N16

Atominstitut/Nuclear PhysicsTUW


Research Associate/PhD, FWF-Project P19487-N16

Atominstitut/Nuclear PhysicsTUW


Doctoral Thesis  (PhD) in Theoretical Physics

Atominstitut/Nuclear PhysicsTUW

with Prof. Manfried Faber

Mechanism of chiral symmetry breaking


Diploma Thesis in Theoretical Physics

Atominstitut/Nuclear PhysicsTUW

with Prof. Manfried Faber

Punktförmige und ausgedehnte Monopole am Raum-Zeit Gitter

(Magnetic monopoles on a space-time lattice)


Studies Abroad

École Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Schweiz


Studies of Technical Physics

TU Wien (TUW)

Complete CV: PDF