wolfgang m. wieland

Nature in the world-order was fitted together
out of unlimiteds and limiters,
both the whole world-order
and all the things in it.
Philolaus of Croton, On Nature.*

Welcome to my personal website. My name is Wolfgang Martin Wieland. I am a theoretical physicist and currently a researcher at IQOQI Vienna.

My main research interests are in general relativity and quantum gravity. Research achievements and ongoing projects on quasi-local observables, spin structure of quantum spacetime, spinfoams, Jackiw–Teitelboim gravity, topological field theories and the relationship between the loop gravity and twistor approaches to quantum gravity. Under-graduate studies in Austria (Innsbruck and Vienna), PhD from France (Marseille), postdocs in Austria, Canada and the U.S.A. Thesis prize from Aix-Marseille University in 2014. Invited speaker and invited plenary speaker at various international conferences. Bronstein Prize for research in Loop Quantum Gravity in 2019.

If you would like to contact me, please use the following address:
wolfgangmartin [dot] wieland [at] oeaw [dot] ac [dot] at

Basic CV:

Since 09-2020
Senior Postdoc at IQOQI
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation (Wien, Österreich)
09-2015 to 08-2020
Postdoc and Senior Postdoc at PI
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Waterloo ON, Canada)
09-2013 to 08-2015
Postdoc at IGC
Pennsylvania State University
Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos (State College PA, U.S.A.)
09-2010 to 08-2013
PhD at CPT
Aix-Marseille Université
Centre de Physique Théorique (Marseille, France)

Prizes and Awards:

Bronstein Prize 2019
“For his exceptional creativity and independence, and for deep insights into spinorial and twistorial methods that led to new perspectives for the spinfoam formalism.”
GERG Editors’ Choice
The article “Quasi-local gravitational angular momentum and centre of mass from generalised Witten equations” appeared as an Editors' Choice in General Relativity and Gravitation.
Prix de Thèse 2014
Thesis prize from Aix-Marseille University.
CQG Highlights
The paper “Twistorial phase space for complex Ashtekar variables” was selected by the Editorial Board of Classical and Quantum Gravity as one of the highlights of 2011–2012.
Pro Scientia Fellowship
Scholarship from Austrian academic foundation Pro Scientia from March 2009 until February 2012.

Further information:

*Note: Philolaos of Kroton was a Pythagorean and contemporary of Sokrates. The translation into the English is taken from Irini-Fotini Viltanioti, "Powers as the Fundamental Entities in Philolaus' Ontology," Journal of Ancient Philosophy 6 1-31 (2012), doi:10.11606/issn.1981-9471.v6i2p1-31.