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Dr. Ulrich D. Jentschura



  • ulj@mst.edu
  • 205 Physics Bldg, 1315 N Pine St, Rolla, MO 65409


Theoretical Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics; Low-Energy Field Theory

Research Interests:

Quantum Field Theory and Atomic Systems, Relativistic Quantum Dynamic Processes in High-Power Laser Fields, Novel States of the Light Field (Twisted Photons), Computational Physics and Related Algorithms, Renormalization-Group and Critical Phenomena, General Relativity and Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.

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  • 1999: PhD in Physics: Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden).


  • 2013: Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2010: Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society
  • 2003: Habilitation, TU Dresden
  • 2000: Georg-Helm Prize of the Technical University of Dresden

Selected Publications

  • U. D. Jentschura, G. Lach, M. De Kieviet and K. Pachucki, “One–Loop Dominance in the Imaginary Part of the Polarizability: Application to Blackbody and Non–Contact Quantum Friction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 043001 (2015).
  • J. H. Noble and U. D. Jentschura, “Dirac Equations with Confining Potentials,”  Int. J. Mod. Phys A 50, 1550002 (2015).
  • B. J. Wundt, C. T. Munger and U. D. Jentschura, “Quantum dynamics in atomic-fountain experiments for measuring the electric dipole moment of the electron with improved sensitivity,” Phys. Rev. X 2, 041009 (2012).
  • Ulrich D Jentschura, Peter J Mohr, Gerhard Soff, “Electron self-energy for the K and L shells at low nuclear charge,” Phys. Rev. A 63, 042512 (2001).
  • Ulrich D Jentschura, Peter J Mohr, Gerhard Soff, “Calculation of the electron self-energy for low nuclear charge,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 53 (1999). 


  • PHYSICS 6111 (Graduate Electrodynamics I)
  • PHYSICS 6211 (Graduate Electrodynamics II)
  • PHYSICS 6403 (Mathematical Physics I)