Professor Reinhard Alkofer
The primary focus of the research in our group is the physics of strongly-interacting gauge theories. To explore these kind of quantum field theories we employ continuum methods, in particular, functional methods.
Current research projects include:
time-dependence of electron-positron pair production in ultra-strong laser fields (Sauter-Schwinger effect in strong-field quantum electrodynamics);
physics of light and heavy mesons, in particular isospin breaking effects, time-like form factors and decays;
ultraviolet completion of the Standard Model; and
Dirac fermions in unimodular gravity.