Jens Kortus

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Herr Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jens Kortus

Institut für Theoretische Physik

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Leipziger Str. 23, 09596 Freiberg

Tel: +49 (0)3731 / 39 - 4008


Jens [dot] Kortusatphysik [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

1986-1991master in physics (summa cum laude) University Wroclaw
1991-1994graduate student Institut für Theoretische Physik Technische Universität Freiberg
 28.4.1995ph.d. 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
2001-2003Schloeßmann 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

since 09/2005

 Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics


Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Physics


Speaker of the Dr.-Erich-Krüger-Kolleg Freiberg


Dean of Studies

since 04/2016

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 Institiute of Scientific Information (ISI)

2012Julius Weisbach Prize (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

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