Institute for Gravitational Physics
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) do research into the whole spectrum of General Relativity and beyond:
from the huge dimensions of outer space to the tiny scales of strings.
Institute for Theoretical Physics
The Institute of Theoretical Physics focuses on research on Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Information, Quantum Optics, and String Theory and Gravitation
Institute for Solid State Physics
The Institute for Solid State Physics investigates the fundamental optical and transport properties of atomic and molecular structures, as well as of semiconductor nanostructures.
Another focus lies on solar energy research.
Institute for Quantum Optics
The Institute focuses on applied and fundamental research in laser physics and the interaction of light and matter. Research topics range from the production of quantum gases to the production of plasmas with ultrashort laser pulses. The institute also provides central parts of the education within the Bachelor and Master courses in physics and related topics.
Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt
PTB performs fundamental research and development work in the field of metrology as a basis for all the tasks entrusted to it in the areas concerning the determination of fundamental and natural constants, the realization, maintenance and dissemination of the legal units of the SI, safety engineering, services and metrology for the area regulated by law and for industry, as well as technology transfer.