Dear students,

as you have probably already noticed, next week is the ÖH election from 9-11.5!

To make sure that the voter turnout is high or even higher than in the last few years, the ÖH is organising a pre-election party on 5 May!

On Friday there will also be a panel discussion of the top candidates for the university representation
When: 5.5. at 18:00
Where: Lecture Hall A, Courtyard 2, Campus Altes AKH

Time and place of the party, with drinks and music:
When: 5.5. 16:00 – 00:00
Where: Courtyard 2, Campus Altes AKH

We look forward to seeing you!
until Friday

Our Stv candidate Laszlo Jiresch

Hey :),

I’m Laszlo and the world is too bright for me, which is why I always have sunglasses with me. I have been studying physics in Vienna for almost four years now. In my free time I like to move around (especially outside) and go to the cinema to watch curious films. If there’s one object I can’t live without, it’s my bike. Because no matter where I go, I’m always on two wheels.

What’s the point of the whole show, you might ask? At the next ÖH elections from 9 to 11 May, you can vote for me as a student representative. I’ll be on the ballot as an individual, but I’m also part of the “Roter Vektor” (RV) group. So I am there only as a fragment of a larger group that will represent you, a group that you can also join.

The only question that remains is what my motivation is. My personal goal is to make studying a bit more pleasant for every student. I have already started doing that. For example, I have already been a tutor in Erstituts, helped with a LaTeX course and am a member of the organizing team for the next Erstituts seminar.

Now that I’ve said that much, I’ll leave the closing words to someone else. “The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people who have not looked at the world” -Alexander von Humboldt

Our STV candidate Niko Katzlberger


I’m Niko, in my 6th semester studying physics and in my 2nd semester studying geology – for the Indiana Jones lifestyle.
To a certain extent, this also describes my life outside of my studies, because when I have the time, I like to go out into nature, explore new places and get to know new people and exciting stories.
I also like to make a lot of music or face my fear of heights by climbing.

The reason why I’m active in the RV and running for the ÖH election is mainly the feeling that I’ve been using the university as a mere service for too long and I’d like to help shape things on behalf of the students – also because I think they’ve been very neglected by the university in recent years, so we have to help ourselves.
Especially in physics, I also just think the community is very cool and cool things need to be maintained, so I would like to continue to be involved in that.
This includes, for example, the LateX course, Erstitute, celebrations and parties, maintenance of the facilities in the Studicenter and generally being an open ear for students..

In order to be able to continue this in general (also as a group), it would be important for you to vote on one of the days from 9-11 May – and of course I would be happy about your vote!

Finally, a few words that always are on my mind (*wink*):
“Physics answers the question, ‘What is the nature of the universe?’ Geology answers the question, ‘What’d I just trip over?'”
– Sheldon Cooper

Our STV candidates Svenja Pauch for Paulina Schlachter


I’m Paulina and I’m in my eighth semester of physics.
At university I can usually be found in the Studicenter, either calculating on the blackboard or involved in political discussions.

When I’m not busy with university or RV work, I’m busy with maths, politics, history, Minecraft or making music.

I joined the Roter Vektor about half a year ago, after I was very actively involved in political discussions in Discord via Corona, and was invited to drop by a plenum.
I think it’s important not only to concentrate on one’s own studies at university, but also to try to support others in their studies – at all levels, from working through exercise sheets together to representation in official ÖH committees. This was also my motivation to stand for the StV election, but this was made impossible by the obligation to use the deadname. Nevertheless, I am present in the election campaign to point out this problem. A vote for Svenja is therefore a vote for me, and a vote for better conditions for trans* people at physics and also at the university in general.

And because everyone else has a quote, I picked one out too:
“The human race will begin solving its problems on the day that it ceases taking itself so seriously.” – Malaclypse the Younger


I’m Svenja, and because we had to realize in the run-up to the election that it’s still not a matter of course at our university not to appear with the deadname in the lists, despite explicit wishes, I’m standing as a candidate for the Red Vector on the ballot paper for the StV Physics instead of Paulina. I’ve been studying physics for almost four years now, and even astronomy for two semesters longer, and have been part of the “Roter Vektor Physik” for almost as long, which nominates candidates for your StV election every two years. Furthermore, I like to spend my free time doing sports (jugger and tennis), playing computer games and RPGs, but I also like to watch series or read a good book in the evening.

In the StV context, I mainly take care of committee work, so I have already been a member of several appeal committees, and regularly spend time representing your interests in committees in front of the deanery and SPL team, as well as your teachers. I have chaired several Erstituts, and when I’m not too busy I help with regular mate appointments.

“While it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from others can be a great blessing.” -Uncle Iroh

Our STV candidate David Steiner

Hi, I’m David, you can also vote for me between 09 and 11 May. Like all candidates, I am also part of the “Roter Vektor”.

I am currently finishing my bachelor’s degree, so I already have a bit of experience, which I like to share in journal services, institutes and as a sophomore. This is also the main reason why I am involved in the “Roter Vektor” group, as I want to proactively work for better studies for all.

Privately, I can be found everywhere, doing a bit of crafting, a bit of bookbinding, a bit of bouldering, a bit of water sports, a bit of coffee drinking and reading. In principle, it’s quite similar to stv work for me, I like to do something different as a change from my studies, but which still has a certain (social or individual) added value.

I’m not a big fan of descriptions with quotations, so here’s a short excerpt from a poem that I find quite simply beautiful: “”Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all -” -Emily Dickinson

2-week Trip to 5 Fraunhofer-Institutes for Master Students

The Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces is organising a 2-week study trip to five Fraunhofer institutes.

17. until 29 September 2023: Freiburg – Aachen – Dresden – Jena

Researchers from the Fraunhofer institutes provide an insight into various aspects of application-oriented research in the field of photonics – in the form of lectures as well as practical exercises. And of course there will be plenty of time for personal exchange. The costs for accommodation and travel between the institute locations will be covered. Interested students can apply now!

More details at:

Helpful Workshops of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Study Workshop on 26 April and 24 May 2023

At the study workshop you can work on your (study) skills together with other students: In short workshops, STEOP and writing assistants of the CTL will give you professional input on topics related to writing, learning and research. If you have specific questions on these topics, you can make use of ad hoc consultations.

Dates in the summer semester: 26 April & 24 May 2023

No registration necessary: just come along! You can find the exact programme here:

Kick Off Workshops

Sometimes you just need a motivational boost from outside to finally start writing your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis! At the CTL’s Kick Off Workshops you will spend two days intensively dealing with the how-to of scientific work: From specifying the topic to the final corrections, everything is included.

The CTL is offering two dates this semester: 26 & 27 May or 2 & 3 June, both from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

Further information (including registration) can be found here:

Writing marathon (daytime) and writing half marathon (evening)

Spend a week intensively writing your thesis, work together with like-minded people and if you have any questions, someone will be there to help you right away: The Writing Marathon (daytime) and the Writing Half Marathon (evening) from 3 to 7 July 2023 offer you all this! During the day always from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the evening always from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.!

Further information (including registration) can be found here:

5th Seminar for Philosophy of Physics

Siegen, 13 – 15 July 2023

The workshop is aimed in particular at Bachelor’s and Master’s students of physics and philosophy, but also at students from other disciplines. In lectures and discussion groups, participants will be introduced to the research field of the philosophy of physics. The focus is on the philosophy of quantum mechanics, this time in particular on the topics of indistinguishability and the Leibniz principle, quantum logic and the interpretation of quantum mechanics. If interested, participants will also have the opportunity to give their own presentations (20 minutes lecture, 10 minutes discussion).

Previous knowledge of physics or philosophy is not required. Two overnight stays incl. breakfast and (if applicable, pro rata) travel costs will be covered for the participants. We look forward to receiving your applications!

Application deadline: 31 May 2023
More information on the application and programme at:

Join the RV newspaper <DISTRIBUTION>

Hello dear people!

We invite you to the public plenary for the next issue of our newspaper. There we will make final changes and corrections to the articles and discuss the layout for the next issue (special issue for the upcoming election). So if you would like to contribute something, you are welcome to do so.

The plenary will take place on Sunday 16 April 2023 at 16:00 in the Studicenter.

Last generation: Let’s talk about it!

They disturb, they agitate and they can no longer be ignored. The Last Generation polarises with its protests and yet gathers more and more people behind it. The next big wave of protests has been announced for May. In March and April, the people behind the Last Generation are touring Austria and inviting people to discussion evenings.

In November 2022, the group poured art oil on a glass pane in front of the painting “Death and Life” by Gustav Klimt, in February 2023 they climbed a toll bridge on the Südosttangente and again and again they block entire streets in the provincial capitals to draw attention to the impending climate catastrophe.

Their two simple core demands to the federal government: 100 km/h on motorways and no new oil and gas projects in Austria.

The demands are known to many people in Austria, but why the Last Generation does not organise conventional demonstrations and instead takes the path of civil disobedience is not always communicable through simple media coverage.

That is why the people behind the protests invite you to a discussion evening and answer the many questions from the public.

When? 20 April, 18:30

Where? Auditorium 11, Oscar-Morgenstern-Platz 1