Professor Dr. Dieter Bauer


  • Darmstadt University of Technology 
    (Dipl.-Phys. 1995, Dr. rer. nat. 1997)


  • Darmstadt University of Technology (2002)
  • University of Heidelberg (2005)

Present position

  • Full Professor (W3 chair), Institute of Physics, University of Rostock

Past positions at

  • Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Max Born Institute, Berlin, Germany
  • University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
  • TU Darmstadt, Germany


  • Spokesperson of the DFG collaborative research center 1477 "Light-Matter Interactions at Interfaces" (01/2022-) 
  • Dean of Studies, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Uni Rostock (10/2014-9/2018)
  • Member of IUPAP Commission C15 (01/2018-)
  • Head of the Atomic Physics Division of the German Physical Society (4/2014-3/2016)
  • Call to Full Professorship (W3 chair) for Theoretical Physics at Düsseldorf University (2010, declined)
  • Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Science Foundation (2003-2008)
  • Recognized as "Outstanding Referee" by the American Physical Society
  • "Outstanding Reviewer Award 2016" by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Physical Review A Editorial Board Member (01/2017-12/2019, reappointed 01/2019-12/2022)

Fields of interest

  • Time-dependent quantum many-body techniques, intense laser-matter interaction, computational physics