FIAS (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
...is an interdisciplinary research institution in Frankfurt/Germany. Our Fellows develop theories on complex interdisciplinary topics of the future. The non-profit foundation supports 130 scientists cooperating with Goethe University and surrounding research institutes as well as private donors and sponsors.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolf Singer
Life- and Neurosciences
"As long as people intervene in the fate of the world, they are obliged to explore the wisdom. Otherwise, responsible action is not possible."
Prof. Dr. Hannah Elfner (Petersen)
"To understand the smallest building blocks of matter and their properties fascinates me and I enjoy the required international collaboration in this field."
Prof. Dr. Armen Sedrakian
"My research is deeply focused on the interrelation between the particle physics and astrophysics, between the micro- and macro-worlds, on theories, models and methods that find applications in a multitude of research fields ranging from condensed matter to high-density quantum chromodynamics."
Theoretical physics is the discipline that aims at describing how the world works in terms of fundamental equations. The goal is to abstract explicit phenomena by reducing them to underlying principles that are responsible for many different manifestations in nature.
Within the last decade high performance computers have become an integral part in todays science and society. Most simulations and experimental analysations of complex systems require a high amount of computing power.
Theoretical biology aims at a quantitative understanding of biological systems, their dynamics and interaction across scales. To this end new analysis approaches are developed to extract relevant information from either tera and petabyte sized data sets, or from very scarce data.