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TUM Physics among the best

“QS World University Rankings by Subject”

TUM physics scores particularly well in the new ranking

According to the latest results of the “QS World University Rankings by Subject” TUM is the best German University in “Physics & Astronomy” and globally ranks at position 17.

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Research Highlight

Lane change within a cell

Transport proteins switch the network

In order to better adjust to their environment, many animals can change their color. Scientists in Munich have now identified the mechanism behind this: an adapter protein allows to redirect pigment organelles between different networks within the cytoskeleton.

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Student Life

Coronavirus: operation under strong restrictions

empty CIP room

In order to curb the spread of coronavirus with immediate effect and, at present, until 19 April 2020, teaching in classroom form is to be suspended and the number of examinations to be held will be severely restricted. Access to the university buildings from 18th of March 18:00 until at least 31st of March only for system-critical staff.

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Students at the Physics Department


Our academic offers include Bachelor and Master degree programs and research projects in the Ph.D. program giving a complete Physics education in width and depth.

World map of international students


To the role model of our department belongs the promotion of scientific exchange and world openness.

Condensed Matter Physics

Vacuum apparatus for condensed matter physics

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

Particle Physics with Prof. Fabbietti

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biophysics discussion in the Dietz Lab

Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.

What are
artificial materials
able to do?

Bild von Spinwellen in einem nanostrukturierten magnetischen Film