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ROHLFING, Michael Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterDepartment of Physics, Inst. of Solid State TheoryPhone: +49-251 83-36340Link: Project A13 (Rohlfing)Link: Biography


Theoretical physics, electronic-structure theory, many-body perturbation theory, excited electronic states, adsorbate systems, low-dimensional solids

University Education

2001Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, WWU Münster, „Excited electronic states and optical spectra of solids, surfaces, and molecules”
1996Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), WWU Münster, Dissertation on “Quasiparticle band structures of semiconductors and semiconductor”, thesis advisor: Prof. J. Pollmann
1993Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), WWU Münster, supervisor: Prof. J. Pollmann
1988-1993Studies in Physics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster

Professional Experience

since 2013Professor (W3) of Theoretical Physics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
2005-2013Professor (W3) of Theoretical Physics, Universität Osnabrück
2003-2005Associate Professor of Physics, International University (now: Jacobs University) Bremen
1999-2003Postdoctoral studies, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1997-1998Postdoctoral studies, University of California at Berkeley, USA (Prof. S.G. Louie)
1993-1998Research Assistant, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Prof. J. Pollmann)

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2013Member of the computer-time advisory board (Rechenzeitkommission) of the John-von-Neumann Institute for Computing (Jülich)
2007-2011Dean of Studies of Physics, Universität Osnabrück
2001Heisenberg fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
1999Habilitation fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Selected Publications

  1. M. Rohlfing, S. G. Louie
    Optical excitations in conjugated polymers
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1959 (1999).
  2. M. Rohlfing, S. G. Louie
    Electron-hole excitations and optical spectra from first principles
    Phys. Rev. B 62, 4927 (2000).
  3. M. Weinelt, M. Kutschera, T. Fauster, M. Rohlfing
    Dynamics of exciton formation at the Si(001)-c(4×2) surface
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 126801 (2004).
  4. A. Hauschild, K. Karki, B. C. C. Cowie, M. Rohlfing, F. S. Tautz, M. Sokolowski
    Molecular distortions and chemical bonding of a large pi-conjugated molecule on a metal surface
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 036106 (2005).
  5. M. Rohlfing, T. Bredow
    Binding energy of adsorbates on a noble-metal surface: exchange and correlation effects
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 266106 (2008).
  6. C. Weiss, C. Wagner, C. Kleimann, M. Rohlfing, F.S. Tautz, R. Temirov
    Imaging Pauli repulsion in scanning tunneling microscopy
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 086103 (2010).
  7. J. Mu, Y. Ma, H. Yin, C. Liu, M. Rohlfing
    Photoluminescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes: The role of Stokes shift and impurity levels
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 137401 (2013).
  8. C. Wagner, N. Fournier, V. G. Ruiz, C. Li, K. Müllen, M. Rohlfing, A. Tkatchenko, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz
    Non-additivity of molecule-surface van der Waals potentials from force measurements
    Nature Comm. 5, 5568 (2014).
  9. T. Deilmann, M. Drüppel, M. Rohlfing
    Three-particle correlation from a many-body perspective: Trions in a carbon
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 196804 (2016).
  10. T. Esat, B. Lechtenberg, T. Deilmann, C. Wagner, P. Krüger, R. Temirov, M. Rohlfing, F. B. Anders, F. S. Tautz
    A chemically driven quantum phase transition in a two-molecule Kondo system
    Nature Phys., doi:10.1038/nphys3737 (2016).