Jens Kortus

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1986-1991master in physics (summa cum laude) University Wroclaw
1991-1994graduate student Institut für Theoretische Physik Technische Universität Freiberg
 28.4.1995PhD in theoretical physics (magna cum laude), Technische Universität Freiberg:
Advisor: Prof. Dr. J. Monecke, Impurity bands in doped semiconductors
1995-1998Research assistant, Institut für Theoretische Physik Technische Universität Freiberg
Quantum mechanical computer simulations of molecules and semiconductors
1998-1999Post-doc at the Graduiertenkolleg: Crystal Engineering and Crystallization Technische Universität Freiberg
1999-2001postdoc with M.R. Pederson, Center for Computational Materials Science and Georgetown University
Investigations of structure and magnetism in molecules and clusters based on density functional theory
2001-2003Schloeßman fellowship, Abteilung Andersen, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung
Superconductivity and dynamical properties of MgB2
 9.12.2003Habilitation, Technische Universität Freiberg:
Electronic structure, magnetic ordering and phonons in molecules and solids
2003-2004senior researcher Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung
2004-2005Chargé de recherche de 1ère classe, à l'UMR 7504, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, group of inorganic materials GMI

Professor für Theoretische Physik, TU Bergakademie Freiberg


Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Physics


1999Leisler Kiep travel stipend
2000Schloeßmann fellowship
2001No. 10 ranked Red Hot Research Paper 2001 ISI ScienceWatch March/April 2002
2002Alan Berman Publications Award (NRL)

Fast Breaking Paper in the field of Physics according to Institute of Scientific Information (ISI)



Research Interests

  • Defects in semiconductors, theory of disordered media (ATA, CPA)
  • Materials science based on ab-initio methods: density functional theory and molecular dynamics
  • Electronic structure of molecules and cluster, High energy materials
  • Prediction of vibrational spectra (IR and Raman), calculation of linear and nonlinear optical properties
  • Calculation of electric field gradients, X-ray emission and band structure of solids using the LAPW method (WIEN code)
  • Theory of superconductivity (electron-phonon interaction, linear response calculation, Eliashberg theory), transport and thermodynamical properties of MgB2
  • Electronic structure, magnetic ordering and magnetic anisotropy energy in single molecule magnets
  • (NRLMOL) A state-of-the art computer code for the density-functional based study of clusters and molecules