Harold C. Steinacker

Senior scientist & Privatdozent
Universität Wien

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


Email: harold.steinacker at univie.ac.at

Phone: +43 1 4277 51503

Office: 5th floor Rm 3516

curriculum vitae

Research Interests and perspectives

Selected talks,  providing an introduction & overview of my recent work


Research Project "Covariant Quantum Spaces, Higher Spin, and Gravity"

supported by the FWF,  P 32086

This project focuses on the recently discovered 3+1-dimensional covariant quantum space-times, which lead to higher-spin gauge theories in the framework of Yang-Mills matrix models. The focus will be on the gravity sector, which arises from spin 2 fluctuation modes on these spaces. This should provide a promising framework for quantum gravity, and we will aim to develop this as far as possible.

Members of this research group:  Emmanuele Battista (postdoc), Veronika Bachleitner (Master's student), Emil Broukal (Master's student), Laurin Felder (Master's student),  H.S.

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

supported by the FWF,  P 28590

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

supported by the FWF,  P24713,     related press release

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

supported by FWF,  P21610

Possible topics for a Master's thesis


completed (I was member of the management committee & leader of the working group on gravity models)

Current and recent teaching

Lecture notes:

related seminars  & conferences