About us

The Computational and Soft Matter Physics Group develops and uses modern computational, experimental and theoretical tools to study a broad range of condensed matter systems with emphasis on the statistical mechanics of equilibrium and non-equilibrium processes. Research topics of current interest include soft matter, nanoparticles, phase transitions, biological matter, magnetism and magnetic soft matter, glasses, chaotic dynamics, as well as hydrodynamics of colloids and swimmers.



Using theory and computer simulation, a team of researchers from the University of Vienna and UC Berkeley has investigated the microscopic mechanics...


Dr. Iurii Chubak receives this year´s Hans-Thirring Prize of the Faculty of Physics for his outstanding doctoral thesis.


More than 20 years ago, researchers predicted that with sufficiently high density certain particles of matter would form a new state of matter that...


Recent work by members of the Computational and Soft Matter Physics Group on a novel state of arrested matter, the active topological glass, has been...


Dr. Vittoria Sposini receives the Marthe Vogt Award of the Forschungsverbund Berlin for her outstanding doctoral thesis "The random diffusivity...


Researchers from Vienna, Crete and Cali show how to steer the rheology of soft mixtures. | New paper in "Journal of Chemical Physics".