Prof. Dr. Wolfram Weise


Theoretical Physics (T39) - Applied Quantum Field Theory
Professor emeritus since Ocotber 1, 2012



Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Wolfram Weise (b. 1946) conducts research in the field of theoretical nuclear and particle physics. He is particularly interested in the theory of strong interactions (quantum chromo­dynamics): symmetries and emergence of structures in the physics of hadrons, atomic nuclei, and matter under extreme conditions as found in the core of neutron stars and produced in high-energy collisions of nuclei.
After studying at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Prof. Weise received his PhD in 1970 and his habilitation (lecturer qualification) in 1974 at the University of Erlangen. Following extended research stays in the USA (State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1973-74) and at CERN in Geneva (1975), he was appointed as full professor at the University of Regensburg (1976). He has been full professor of theoretical physics at TUM since 1994. From 2001 to 2004, and again from 2012 to 2015, he served as Director of the European Centre for Theoretical Studies (ECT*) in Trento, Italy. He is a TUM Emeritus of Excellence since 2015.


Hell T, Rößner S, Cristoforetti M, Weise W: “Thermodynamics of a three-flavour non-local Polyakov – Nambu – Jona-Jasinio model”. Physical Review. 2010; D81: 074034.


Ratti C, Thaler M, Weise W: “Phases of QCD: lattice thermodynamics and a field theoretical model”. Physical Review. 2006; D73: 014019.


Thomas AW, Weise W: The Structure of the Nucleon. Berlin/New York: Wiley-VCH, 2001.

Kaiser N, Siegel PB, Weise W: “Chiral dynamics and low-energy kaon-nucleon interaction”. Nuclear Physics. 1995; A594: 325-345.


Ericson TEO, Weise W: Pions and Nuclei. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.