IT service and support


Besides the software provided by KIM, additional licenses are available at the Department of Physics for the following software packages:

Origin (OriginLab)

Network licenses for workstations/laboratory computers as well as independent (so-called home use) licenses are available.  Information regarding usage (internal).

Matlab (Mathworks)

The university has a country license for Matlab; therefore an unlimited number of licenses are available. You can obtain a personal, limited license from KIM. In addition, the Department of Physics maintains a network license server ( permitting the unlimited use of Matlab.

Mathematica (Wolfram)

A limited number of network licenses as well as home use licenses are available. If you are interested please contact us. 

LabVIEW (National Instruments)

The faculty occupies a volume license to be used for teaching. Information regarding usage (internal).


For easily creating and sharing LaTeX documents, we run a ShareLaTeX server at, which can be accessed with any browser. Please contact for getting an account.



The Department of Physics has a so-called CIP pool named “Mittelerde” with open access workstations in rooms P745 and P734. The computers operate with Linux and a great selection of software is preinstalled.

Furthermore, the common CIP-Pool named PhyMa of the Department of Physics and Department of Mathematics is available for all physicists. PhyMa is located in V203 and offers with 30 workstations and projectors the possibilities to carry out computer-based lectures and tutorials. Reservations can be made via

Computer cluster

The Department of Physics supports the computer cluster for scientific computing (Scientific Compute Cluster in Konstanz: SCCKN), which provides high computing power and allows the work with large datasets.