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Outstanding research

3 ERCs: from nanowires to supernovae

Quantum wires as optical circuits

Three new research projects proposed by our scientists were impressive enough to be awarded Consolidator Grants by the European Research Council (ERC) this year. They cover the fields of nanosciences, solid-state physics, and cosmology.

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Research Highlight

How do bacteria adapt?

Global control mechanism observed

bacteria experiencing a changing supply of nutients -- Photo: Johannes Wiedersich / TUM

If bacteria experience a changing supply of nutients, they have to react and adapt their metabolism. Scores of experiments were conducted to unravel a global control mechanism behind the scenes.

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Student Life

Schülertag 2018

8. Februar 2018, für Schülerinnen und Schüler ab der 10. Klasse

Students at Königsplatz, Foto: Heddergott (TUM)

You are interested in study programs, exciting talks, science and open lecture halls and research labs?Come to TUM for one day and experience university! The next Day for Youngsters ("Schülertag") for all who are interested in studying at TUM is at 8th of February 2018.

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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

Solid state 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

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?



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.

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