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Stardust in the Antarctic snow

Report in German national news show

The Kohnen Station

A research team has discovered iron-60 in Antarctic snow for the first time. The scientists suggest that the iron isotope comes from the interstellar neighborhood. German national news report about the exciting findings. Learn more about this latest research …

Research Highlight

The physiology of survival

Dying as a collective phenomenon

For bacteria, the neighbors co-determine which cell dies first. A team led by Ulrich Gerland has now succeeded in identifying two crucial factors for the survival of a bacterium: the basic energy consumption of a cell and the efficiency of cells in recycling biomass.

Learn more about this fascinating research…
Student Life

Graduation Ceremony 2019

Friday, 8 November 2019, at 13:00 h

The Physics Department cordially invites its graduates, faculty and friends to its annual graduation ceremony. It takes place at Rudolf-Mößbauer-Hörsaal (PH HS 1) and Foyer in the Physics Department.

Find the program and further information here…
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.

Where do we
come from?

Bild einer Schwerionenkollision am LHC