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Prof. Dr. Gunnar Bali



Prof. Dr. Gunnar Bali

Institut für Theoretische Physik
Fakultät für Physik
Universität Regensburg
93040 Regensburg

Email: gunnar.bali(at)physik.uni-r.de

Telephone: +49 (941) 943 2017

Fax:            +49 (941) 943 3887

Office:         PHY 4 1.18

Secretary:    Monika Maschek

                   +49 (941) 943 2008


Research interests

I am working in the fields of Elementary Particle Physics, Hadron Physics and Computational Physics. I spend most of my time investigating properties of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interactions, by numerical simulation on supercomputers, using Lattice Gauge Theory methods. I am interested in

  • Quarkonia
  • The phenomenology of glueballs and exotic mesons
  • The structure of the nucleon
  • Confinement and chiral symmetry breaking
  • Effective field theories
  • Strong forces and potential models
  • Instantons and the structure of the QCD vacuum

Publications: inSPIREhep, Statistics

Current teaching

Short biography

I joined the Regensburg High Energy Physics group in April 2006. I am also Adjunct Faculty of the Theoretical Physics Department at the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Previously I worked at Glasgow University (2000-2006), at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (1997-2000), where I obtained my "Habilitation" (The monograph can be found here), at University of Southampton (1995-1997) and at Universität Wuppertal, where I obtained my Dr. rer. nat. (PhD.).

While in Glasgow I was awarded a DFG Heisenberg Fellowship. I also held a Marie Curie Fellowship and a PPARC (now STFC) Advanced (now Ernest Rutherford) Fellowship.

I am the coordinator of the EU Initial Training Network STRONGnet, member of the Managing Board of the DFG SFB/TR55 Hadron Physics from Lattice QCD, member of the Governing Board of the HadronPhysics3 Integrated Activity, a convenor of the Quarkonium Working Group and member of the Panda Theory Advisory Group.

I am responsible for the Departmental Colloquia and member of the Prüfungsausschuss Modulares Lehramtsstudium.

Life outside of the physics world

Does it exist? Well, I am interested in cooking and road cycling as well as in history, philosophy and other pretentious matters. I enjoy listening to "music" and entertaining our two children.


High Energy Physics

Secretary: +49 941 943 -

Heidi Decock: -2006
Monika Maschek: -2008

Quarks, gluons etc. in 1+3 dimensions