Dipl.-Phys. Gerold Schellstede

ZARM, University of Bremen
Am Fallturm
28359 Bremen

+ 49 421 218 - 57933


Research Interests

In my PhD Thesis, supervised by Claus Lämmerzahl and Volker Perlick, I am working on observable effects in nonlinear vacuum electrodynamics and their deviation from Maxwell's vacuum electrodynamics with gravity taken into account. I am also interested in the thermodynamics of relativistic continua.

Scientific Career

  • 2011 Diploma in Physics at TU Berlin, with Prof. Dr. H.-H. von Borzeszkowski and Prof. Dr. W. Muschik. Diploma Thesis: "Die Kompatibilität der Newtonschen und post-Newtonschen Näherungen der relativistischen Kontinuumstheorie und der klassischen Kontinuumsthermodynamik"
  • since 2012: Doctoral Stipend from ``Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst''


  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft


  • since 2011: Teaching Assigments for the Tutorials in the course on `Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie'' at TU Berlin


  • "Michelson-Interferometrie zum Test nichtlinearer Vakuum-Elektrodynamiken" Talk at the Spring Conference of Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, March 2014, Berlin, Germany


  • G. O.Schellstede, V. Perlick, C. Lämmerzahl: "On causality in nonlinear vacuum electrodynamics of the Plebanski class" Ann. Phys. (Berlin) 528, 738–749 (2016) arxiv.org/abs/1604.02545
  • C.Minz, H.-H. v. Borzeszkowski, T. Chrobok, G. Schellstede: "Shock wave polarizations and optical metrics in the Born and the Born-Infeld electrodynamics", Ann. Phys. (NY) 364, 248 (2016) arxiv.org/abs/1411.3163
  • G. Schellstede, V. Perlick, C. Laemmerzahl: "Testing non-linear vacuum electrodynamics with Michelson interferometry" Phys. Rev. D 92, 025039 (2015) arxiv.org/abs/1504.03159
  • G. O. Schellstede, H.-H. von Borzeszkowski, T. Chrobok, W. Muschik: "The relation between relativistic and non-relativistic continuum thermodynamics" Gen. Rel. Gravit. 46, 1640 (2014)