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Appointment of Prof. Stefan Filipp

Prof. Stefan Filipp at a quantum computer

Stefan Filipp has been appointed as chair for Technical Physics at the Physics Department and as director at the Walther-Meißner-Institute of the Bavarian Academy of Science and Humanities. His research is focussed on quantum computers.

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Research Highlight

New solar cells for space

Solar cells on successful rocket flight

Almost all satellites are powered by solar cells - but solar cells are heavy. For the first time a research team from TUM and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has now tested a new, much lighter type of solar cells in space.

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Student Life

CoViD-19 Pandemic: WS 20/21

Resuming 2 November in hybrid mode

Corona mask

After a digital/online summer semester 2020 exams take place under strict conditions. The lectures of WS 2020/1 will start at 2nd of November and take place on-campus whenever possible – supplemented by online offers.

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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.

Improve Early
Diagnosis of
Breast Cancer
with Physics?

Munich Compact Light Source an der Munich School of Bioengineering (MSB). Photo: Andreas Heddergott (TUM).