Wolfgang Nolting (physicist)

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Wolfgang Nolting (born March 13, 1944 in Magdeburg ) is a German physicist and works in the field of solid-state theory at the Humboldt University in Berlin . The focus of his research is the theory of magnetism .

Nolting studied physics at the University of Münster , where he received his doctorate in 1972. This was followed by a research stay at the ETH Zurich and, in 1978, his habilitation in Münster. After professorships in Würzburg , Münster and at the Universidad de Valladolid in Spain, he has been professor at Humboldt University since 1994. After his retirement in 2009, he continues to work as a senior professor at Humboldt University.

Wolfgang Nolting became known, among other things, through his series of textbooks Basic Course: Theoretical Physics , which has meanwhile achieved the rank of a standard work in physicist training.


  • Method of spectral moments for the Hubbard model of a ribbon ferromagnet . Münster, dissertation, 1972
  • Quantum theory of magnetism . Teubner, Stuttgart 1986, 2 volumes
  • Basic course: Theoretical Physics , Verlag Zimmermann-Neufang, Vieweg + Teubner Verlag, since 2002: Springer Verlag, Berlin
    • Volume 1: Classical Mechanics
    • Volume 2: Analytical Mechanics
    • Volume 3: Electrodynamics
    • Volume 4: 2 sub-volumes: 1 special theory of relativity, 2 thermodynamics
    • Volume 5: Quantum Mechanics, 2 sub-volumes: 1 fundamentals, 2 methods and applications
    • Volume 6: Statistical Physics
    • Volume 7: Many-Particle Theory
  • Local moment ferromagnets. Unique Properties for Modern Applications . Springer, Berlin 2005, with Markus Donath, ISBN 3-540-27286-0

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Individual evidence

  1. Information from the Humboldt University in Berlin