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Rainer Dick Ph.D., P.Phys., Dr.rer.nat.habil.


Faculty Member in Physics & Engineering Physics

Physics 256

Research Area(s)

  • Particle Astrophysics
  • Particle Physics
  • Gravitation and Cosmology
  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Quantum Theory

About me

Diplom-Physiker, Universität Stuttgart (Germany) 1987
Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Ph.D.), Universität Hamburg (Germany) 1990
Dr.rer.nat.habil. (Habilitation), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) 1998


University Committees:
University Council
Planning and Priorities Committee of Council

Department Committees:
Undergraduate Affairs Committee in Physics and Engineering Physics
7 Ph.D. Advisory Committees
4 M.Sc. Advisory Committee


A list comprising many of my publications (except those in condensed matter physics) can be found in INSPIRE-HEP.

I also wrote a textbook on Advanced Quantum Mechanics: Materials and Photons (3rd edition, 2020) which is published with Springer Graduate Texts in Physics,
and a textbook on Special and General Relativity: An Introduction to Spacetime and Gravitation for the Institute of Physics (IOP) Concise Physics Books series.

Teaching & Supervision

Former and current graduate students at UofS: Karla Hopp (MSc), Kai Wunderle (MSc, PhD), Daryl Janzen (MSc, PhD), Frederick Sage (MSc, PhD), Adam Zulkoskey (MSc, PhD, co-supervised), Madeline Berezowski (MSc), Emery Dlugan (MSc), Canisius Bernard (PhD, co-supervised), Alexander Magnus (MSc)

Former and current undergraduate research students: Tyler Brown, Michael Barnett, Benjamin Wilson, Frederick Sage, Adam Zulkoskey, Amir Qamar, Angel Misevski, Aaron Martel, Andrzej Pokraka, Zhiqian Qiao, Andrii Dashko, Emery Dlugan, Kurt Dixon, Siddharth Tiwary, Alexander Magnus, Joshua Fenwick

Former graduate students at LMU: Andreas Ruffing, Martin Weigt, Niko Eschrich, Dzo Mikulovic, Dominique Gobert

Teaching in 2023-2024: ASTR 102.3, PHYS 252.3, PHYS 481.3, PHYS 883.3, PHYS 994, PHYS 996


Astroparticle Physics Dark Matter Gravitation and Cosmology Materials Physics Particle Physics Quantum Optics Subatomic Physics

Particle Astrophysics Theory, Particle Physics Theory, Gravitation and Cosmology, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics