Priv.-Doz. Harold C. Steinacker, Ph.D.

Lecturer and principal investigator, Universität Wien
Privatdozent, LMU München

Fakultät für Physik
Universität Wien 
Boltzmanngasse 5
A-1090 Wien, Austria

Email: harold.steinacker at

Phone: +43 1 4277 51526

Office: 5th floor

curriculum vitae

Research Interests

Research Project "Squashed Extra Dimensions in Gauge Theory and Matrix Models"

supported by the FWF,  P 28590

The focus of this project is to explore a possible origin of particle physics from fuzzy extra dimensions, realized by certain
self-intersecting quantum geometries. This is relevant to the above-mentioned Matrix Theory, but it also arise within the
framework of ordinary Yang-Mills gauge theory.

Members of this research group:

Marcus Sperling (postdoc), Clemens Kerschbaumer (Masters student), H.S.

Possible topics for a Master's thesis

(completed) Project "Branes, Gauge Theory and Gravity in Matrix Models

supported by the FWF,  P24713

members of this research group:
Dr. Jochen Zahn (postdoc), Mag. Paul Schreivogel (Ph.D. Student), Clemens Kerschbaumer,
Lukas Schneiderbauer (Masters students), Mag. Stefan Andronache, myself

related press release

(completed) project "Matrix Models, Quantum Spaces, and Gravity

supported by FWFP21610

members of this research group:
Dr. Daniel Blaschke (postdoc), Mag. Paul Schreivogel (Ph.D. Student), Nikolaj Kuntner (Diploma student), myself


some recent talks


(I'm member of the management committee & leader of the working group on gravity models)

Training school Quantum Structure of Spacetime and Gravity 2016

Current and recent teaching

Lecture notes:

related seminars, conferences

useful links

Theoretischen Physik, Universität Wien

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