Portraits eines Mitarbeiters am Quadrupolmagneten der AG Gönnenwein
Portrait eines Mitarbeiters am Quadrupolmagneten der AG Gönnenwein; Foto: Dr. Gillian Kiliani
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Study Physics at the University of Konstanz?

Are you thinking about studying physics? Then the Department of Physics at the University of Konstanz is the right place for you. Here you will study in a family atmosphere with an open-door culture, you will be excellently prepared for work in academic research and industrial development and you will experience the close integration of experiment and theory in teaching.

Further information for prospective students by degree programme:

BachelorMaster, Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and the new orientation study programme GoMint

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The department is looking for student research assistants

The department is seeking various student research assistants for:

- the beginner's lab courses

- the introductory course

- the event management of the department

Here you can find the job descriptions.

Our alumni

See what career paths alumni from the Department of Physics have taken here.

Research at the Department of Physics

In the 21st century nanotechnology is the technology of the future and “nano” is the subject of research at the Department of Physics in Konstanz. The world of the very small is dominated by exotic principles of quantum physics where ordinary materials show novel and surprising properties. Also, light is a quantum phenomenon and much of its nano properties are still not well understood. The insight to the laws in the nano-level allows producing novel materials with tailor-made properties.

Current news

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ERC Advanced Grant for Prof Clemens Bechinger

The properties of tiny objects, for example a micromachine, a bacterium and
even an atom, are strongly influenced by their environment. By contrast, the
environment is typically viewed as being independent of the object. Moving
objects, however, can strongly modify their environment which leads to
interesting and complex feedback mechanisms, which are also of interest for
applications, e.g., the optimization of energy-efficient transport processes, the
rapid erasure of information or the design…

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Making quantum bits fly

Two physicists at the University of Konstanz are developing a method that could enable the stable exchange of information in quantum computers. In the leading role: photons that make quantum bits "fly".

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Too new for the scientific community

What do you do when no one believes your scientific discovery? Physicist Alfred Leitenstorfer describes how a new approach met with great scepticism among the scientific community – and what he did to ultimately convince it.

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