Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wittig

Professional and Scientific Career

 Jun 1992:
PhD (Theoretical Particle Physics), University of Hamburg
Research Fellow, Physics Department, University of Southampton
Research Fellow, DESY-Zeuthen
PPARC Advanced Fellow, University of Oxford
Habilitation (Theoretical Physics), University of Hamburg
Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
Lecturer and PPARC Advanced Fellow, University of Liverpool
Staff Member, Theory Group, DESY Hamburg
since 2005:
Full Professor (W3), JGU Mainz
since 2012:
Spokesperson Cluster of Excellence "Precision Physics,
Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter" (PRISMA)

Research Fields

  • Lattice QCD and other lattice field theories
  • Hadronic matrix elements
  • Chiral fermions

Awards and Honors

  • Scientific Associate, CERN, Geneva (1999/2000)
  • Teaching Award by the Senate of Mainz University (2013)

Present PhD Students

  • Felix Erben
  • Hanno Horch
  • Andreas Risch

Former PhD Students


  • Physik im Theater, Staatstheater Mainz, kleines Haus, 24.11.2014 at 7pm
  • Lattice 2013, International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Mainz, July 29 - August 03, 2013

 Full list of publications from inSPIRE


Selected Talks and Lectures

An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
Notes of lectures presented at the School for Young High-Energy Physicists
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,  September 2003;  PostScript or PDF

Low-energy precision observables and the role of lattice QCD
Talk at PAVI 14 – From Parity Violation to Hadron Structure
Skaneateles, 17 July 2014; Powerpoint (.ppsx).

Low-energy QCD II - Status of Lattice Calculations
Determination of the Fundamental Parameters of QCD
Nanyang Technical University
18 March 2013; PowerPoint (.ppsx).


photo: Thomas Hartmann

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wittig
Spokesperson PRISMA
Institute of Nuclear Physics
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Johann-Joachim-Becher Weg 45
D-55099 Mainz
Office: room 2-091
Tel.: + 49 (0)6131 3926808
Fax: + 49 (0)6131 3927079

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