Mathematical Physics is the discipline of solving physically motivated problems in a mathematically rigorous way. As such it has become an extensive research area at the intersection of Mathematics and Physics with a long tradition in Vienna as is evidenced by such illustrious names like Boltzmann, Schrödinger, and Thirring. Many of the currently studied questions in Theoretical Physics require high-level mathematical skills. In order to be prepared for research in this area one therefore needs to study a variety of mathematical methods and acquire a strong intuition for the relevant physical theories and questions.

Offering a program that ensures this education is the aim of the Master Class Mathematical Physics at the University of Vienna.

Important: The MCMP is an initiative within the master programs "Mathematics" and "Physics" at the University of Vienna. It is not a master program itself. In order to join the MCMP, you need to be enrolled in the master program Mathematics or Physics at the University of Vienna. For information on enrolling for the master program Mathematics or Physics please find the necessary information there.

Note: The MCMP constantly offers to its students the opportunity of individual counselling on issues related to studies and courses of the MCMP, master's theses and research in groups affiliated with the MCMP as well as further career plans in research. Assigning individual mentors is done by the coordinators at request.



10 June 2021 | 15:00 - 16:00 | Jeremie Szeftel (Paris)

Jeremie Szeftel (Paris): On the black hole stability problem


31 May 2021 | 15:30 | MCMP Seminar

Norbert Schuch: A quantum information perspective on quantum many-body systems


Elliot Lieb (Princeton) receives the ESI Medal 2021

The MCMP congratulates Elliot Lieb (Princeton) for receiving the ESI Medal 2021.


10 May 2021 | 15:30 | MCMP Seminar

Thomas Mieling: Polarisation Effects in Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detection


3 May 2021 | 15:30 | MCMP Seminar

Alexander Glazman: Percolation


19 April 2021 | 15:30 | MCMP Seminar

Thomas Körber: The Riemannian Penrose inequality in general relativity