Prof. Dr. Holger Cartarius

Reseaerch Group Teaching Methodology in Physics and Astronomy

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Holger Cartarius, Prof. Dr
Teaching Methodology in Physics and Astronomy
Prof. Dr. Holger Cartarius
Phone
+49 3641 9-47490
Fax
+49 3641 9-47492
Room E008
August-Bebel-Straße 4
07743 Jena
Research Interests Show content

Current Research Topics, Physics Education

  • Didactic reconstructions for classical and digital teaching units of modern physics and astronomy in school and extracurricular learning environments
  • Didactic approaches on quantum physics and quantum technologies
  • Introductory phase and math education in physics teacher education
  • Teaching concepts for profession-specific augmentation of theoretical physics in physics teacher education

Previous Research Topics, Theoretical Physics

  • Open and nonlinear quantum systems, Bose-Einstein condensates with gain and loss effects
  • Quantum mechanics of PT-symmetric Hamiltonians
  • Branch points, exceptional points
  • Bose-Einstein condensates with long-range interactions
  • Atoms in external fields
  • Semiclassical theories
Publications Show content

2021

2020

2019

  • P. Scheiger, A. Donhauser, R. Nawrodt, H. Cartarius
    Mathematik im Lehramtsstudium Physik an der Universität Stuttgart
    In: Frühjahrstagung Aachen 2019, V. Nordmeier, H. Grötzebauch (Eds.)
    PhyDid B -- Didaktik der Physik -- Beiträge zur DPG-Frühjahrstagung, pp. 125-130 (2019)

  • S. Böhrkircher, S. Erfort, H. Cartarius, G. Wunner
    Hybrid breathers in nonlinear PT-symmetric metamaterials
    Physical Review A 100, 063826 (2019)

  • J. Stysch, F. Roser, D. Dast, H. Cartarius, G. Wunner
    Purity oscillations in coupled Bose-Einstein condensates
    Physical Review A 100, 063605 (2019)

  • H. Cartarius, P. Scheiger, A. Donhauser
    Moderne Physik im Lehr-Lern-Labor -- Wahlpflichtfach im Lehramtsstudium Physik
    In: Ansätze für die natur- und technikwissenschaftliche Lehrerbildung an der Professional School of Education Stuttgart - Ludwigsburg. Eine Bestandsaufnahme im Rahmen der Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung, B. Zinn, E. Starauschek (Eds.), Logos Verlag, Berlin, pp. 9-16 (2019)

  • P. Scheiger, H. Cartarius, A. Donhauser
    Evaluation der Mathematikkenntnisse von Lehramtsstudierenden der Physik
    In: Ansätze für die natur- und technikwissenschaftliche Lehrerbildung an der Professional School of Education Stuttgart - Ludwigsburg. Eine Bestandsaufnahme im Rahmen der Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung, B. Zinn, E. Starauschek (Eds.), Logos Verlag, Berlin, pp. 47-54 (2019)

2018

  • F. Dangel, M. Wagner, H. Cartarius, J. Main, G. Wunner
    Topological invariants in dissipative extensions of the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model
    Physical Review A 98, 013628 (2018)

  • M. Klett, H. Cartarius, D. Dast, J. Main, G. Wunner
    Topological edge states in the Su-Schrieer-Heeger model subject to balanced particle gain and loss
    European Physical Journal D 72, 214 (2018)

  • T. Mathea, D. Dast, D. Dizdarevic, H. Cartarius, J. Main, G. Wunner
    Using mixed many-body particle states to generate exact PT-symmetry in a time-dependent four-well system
    Journal of Physics A 51, 315303 (2018)

  • D. Dizdarevic, J. Main, K. Alpin, J. Reiff, D. Dast, H. Cartarius, G. Wunner
    Realization of balanced gain and loss in a time-dependent four-mode Bose-Hubbard model
    Physical Review A 97, 013623 (2018)

  • H. Cartarius, Z. H. Musslimani, L. Schwarz, G. Wunner
    Computing eigenfunctions and eigenvalues of boundary-value problems with the orthogonal spectral renormalization method
    Physical Review A 97, 032134 (2018)

  • D. Haag, D. Dast, H. Cartarius, G. Wunner
    PT-symmetric gain and loss in a rotating Bose-Einstein condensate
    Physical Review A 97, 033607 (2018)

2017

  • J. Schnabel, H. Cartarius, J. Main, G. Wunner, W. D. Heiss
    Simple models of three coupled PT-symmetric wave guides allowing for third-order exceptional points
    Acta Polytechnica 57, 454 (2017)

  • M. Wagner, F. Dangel, H. Cartarius, G. Wunner, J. Main
    Numerical Calculation of the Complex Berry Phase in Non-Hermitian Systems
    Acta Polytechnica 57, 470 (2017) 

  • P. Lunt, D. Haag, D. Dast, H. Cartarius, G. Wunner
    Balanced gain and loss in Bose-Einstein condensates without PT symmetry
    Physical Review A 96, 023614 (2017)

  • D. Dast, D. Haag, H. Cartarius, J. Main, G. Wunner
    Stationary states in the many-particle description of Bose-Einstein condensates with balanced gain and loss
    Physical Review A 96, 023625 (2017)

  • J. Schnabel, H. Cartarius, J. Main, G. Wunner, W. D. Heiss
    PT-symmetric waveguide system with evidence of a third-order exceptional point
    Physical Review A 95, 053868 (2017)

  • L. Schwarz, H. Cartarius, Z. H. Musslimani, J. Main, G. Wunner
    Vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates with PT-symmetric gain and loss
    Physical Review A 95, 053613 (2017) 

  • M. Klett, H. Cartarius, D. Dast, J. Main, G. Wunner
    Relation between PT-symmetry breaking and topologically nontrivial phases in the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger and Kitaev models
    Physical Review A 95, 053626 (2017)

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • S. Rau, J. Main, H. Cartarius, P. Köberle, G. Wunner
    Variational methods with coupled Gaussian functions for Bose-Einstein condensates with long-range interactions. II. Applications
    Physical Review A 82, 023611 (2010)

  • H. Cartarius, J. Main, T. Losch, G. Wunner
    Resonance wave functions located at the Stark saddle point
    Physical Review A 81, 063414 (2010)

2009

2008

  • H. Cartarius, T. Fabčič, J. Main, G. Wunner
    Dynamics and stability of Bose-Einstein condensates with attractive 1/r interaction
    Physical Review A 78, 013615 (2008)

  • H. Cartarius, J. Main, G. Wunner
    Discovery of exceptional points in the Bose-Einstein condensation of gases with attractive 1/r interaction
    Physical Review A 77, 013618 (2008)

  • G. Wunner, H. Cartarius, T. Fabčič, P. Köberle, J. Main, T. Schwidder
    Nonlinear Dynamics of Bose-Einstein Condensates with Long-Range Interactions
    In: Proceedings of the "7th International Summer School/Conference LET'S FACE CHAOS THROUGH NONLINEAR DYNAMICS", CAMTP, University of Maribor, Slovenia, 29 June -- 13 July 2008, M. Robnik, V. Romanovski (Eds.)
    AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1076, AIP, pp. 282-291 (2008)

2007

2006

Teaching at FSU Jena Show content

Current teaching programme in Friedolin

  • Summer term 2021
    • Teaching methodology in physics 1, part 2 (compulsory module, seminar)
    • Teaching methodology in astronomy (compulsory module, seminar)
    • Exam preparation module in teaching methodology in physics (compulsory module, lecture)
    • Cosmology (elective module, lecture and exercises)
  • Winter term 2020/21
    • Teaching methodology in physics 1, part 1 (compulsory module, lecture)
    • Teaching methodology in astronomy (compulsory module, seminar)
    • Exam preparation module in teaching methodology in physics (compulsory module, lecture)
    • Theory of relativity for teaching candidates (elective module, lecture and exercises)
    • Pre-Course mathematics for BSc and teaching candidates in physics (optional offer, lecture)
  • Summer term 2020
    • Teaching methodology in physics 1, part 2 (compulsory module, seminar)
    • Exam preparation module in teaching methodology in physics (compulsory module, lecture)
    • Advanced topics of quantum physics from the viewpoint of school student's questions (elective module, lecture and exercises)
  • Winter term 2019/20
    • Teaching methodology in physics 1, part 1 (compulsory module, lecture)
    • Exam preparation module in teaching methodology in physics (compulsory module, lecture)
    • Theory of relativity for teaching candidates (elective module, lecture and exercises)
Curriculum Vitae Show content
  • since September 2019 Professor for Teaching Methodology in Physics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • 2017-2019 Academic staff and lecturer (Privatdozent) in the physics education section of the University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2014-2017 Academic staff  and lecturer (Privatdozent) at the Institute of Theoretical Physics 1 of the University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2011-2014 Habilitation in theoretical physics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2010-2011 Postdoc at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • 2009-2010 Academic staff at the Institute of Theoretical Physics 1 of the University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2004-2008 PhD thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1999-2004 Studies in physics (Dipl.-Phys.) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany
Committee Memberships at FSU Jena Show content
  • Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy (since June 2020)
  • Member of the Managing Teacher Training Committee (since January 2020)
  • Member of the Teacher Training Committee (since October 2019)
  • Head of the Working Group for the Reformation of Physics Teacher Studies of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy (October 2019 - April 2021)
  • Member of the Committee of Study Affairs of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy (since October 2019)
  • Member of the Centre for Teacher Training and Educational Research (since September 2019)
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