The Department of Physics

15 research groups and several junior research groups perform cutting-edge research at the Department of Physics in different fields including: condensed matter, ultrafast phenomena and photonics, energies, quantum information, nanophysics, magnetism, soft matter and computational physics.

The department is characterised by close collaborations between the different research groups. This is reflected by the fact that several joint research projects are currently active in the department, among others two Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) with the Department of Chemistry. These include the SFB 767 "Controlled Nanosystems: Interaction and Interfacing to the Macroscale" (since 2008) and the SFB 1214 "Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks: Tailoring Shape, Interactions and Structures" which has existed since 2016.

Apart from the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, the study programmes offered in the Department of Physics also include the Bachelor of Education and Master of Education. As a small department, it is important to us that we know you personally and that we are always there for you.

The study programme in physics was rated among the best in the areas “support offered by teaching staff” and “students and degrees” in the 2015/16 Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) ranking.