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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

CoViD-19 Pandemic: digital semester and restricted examinations

empty CIP room

Teaching in summer semester 2020 is mostly digital/online. Examinations are possible under strict conditions. Repeat exams from WS 2019/20 are currently organised.

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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.

Is Complexity

Bild von elektronischen Quantenzuständen in einem zwei-dimensionalen supramolekularen Kagomé-Netzwerk