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Student Seminar

Master's students take at least one student seminar from the broad offer of the corresponding research area in our department. The chosen topic is often related to the Master's thesis.

General Information

It is recommended to discuss the choice of the seminar with the mentor and (if already known) the supervisor of the Master's thesis. The table below lists by default only modules that are offered in the current semester. You can use the filter or search function to change this.

The assignation of topics and scheduling of the dates is usually done in a preliminary discussion in the first week of lectures. Within this preliminary discussion all details for this specific seminar are set.

The workload of a student seminar is according to 4 CP (ECTS). It contains the preparation and delivery of the own talk as well as the actice participation in the discussions during the seminar. Thus the workload is distributed over the whole course instead of a single examination However, it is necessary to register in TUMonline for the exam, normally within the usual deadlines. Only if your are registered in TUMonline the lecturer can enter the seminar as "passed" at the end of the semester.

Only in special cases, usually only for students of other departments or partner universities, grades are given for a student seminar. For the TUM Master's programs in physics, the student seminars are just evaluated as "pass" and do not count in the final grade.

Search Student Seminars

You can search in the catalog of student seminars for the Master’s programs.


Module ID Title KTA KM BIO AEP
EI77008 Seminar Modern Optoelectronic Devices
PH1302 Advances in Solid State Physics
PH1305 Happy Hour of Nuclear and Particle Physics
PH1306 Nuclei in the Cosmos
PH1308 Methods and Detectors in Astro-Particle Physics
PH1309 Methods and Experiments in Neutron Scattering
PH1310 Physics at the Large Hadron Collider
PH1315 Modern X-Ray Physics
PH1317 Neutrons in Research and Industry
PH1318 Experimental Methods in Solid State Physics
PH1320 Spin Currents and Skyrmionics for M.Sc. Students
PH1321 Topical Issues in Magneto- and Spin Electronics
PH1322 Superconducting Quantum Circuits
PH1337 Physics and Materials Science of Renewable Energy for M.Sc. Students
PH1341 Positron Spectroscopy: Theory and Experiments
PH1345 Seminar to Physical Biology of the Cell 2
PH1351 Parallelisation of Physics Calculations on GPUs with CUDA
PH1366 Seminar on current aspects of molecular biophysics
PH1376 Seminar Plasma Physics for M.Sc. Students
PH1377 Frontiers of Surface and Nanoscale Science
PH1380 Photonics and Ultrafast Physics for M.Sc. Students
PH1394 Current Topics in BioEngineering (MSB Seminar)
PH1395 Satellite-Based Particle Physics
PH1398 Current Developments in Biomolecular Nanotechnology
PH1404 Intracellular Motility
PH1406 Computer Simulations with Tutorials on Magnetic Quantum Oscillations
PH1407 First-Principles Multiscale Modelling in Catalysis-, Energy-, and Materials-Research
PH1413 Electrified Solid/Liquid Interfaces: from Theory to Applications
PH1414 Current Topics in Semiconductor Physics and Advanced Materials for M.Sc. Students
PH1416 Biophysics of Molecular Motors
PH1418 Biophysics of Microtubule-Dependent Processes
PH1423 Current Topics in Theory of Complex Bio-Systems
PH1424 Energy Materials 2
PH1439 Theory of Quantum Matter for M.Sc. Students
PH1479 Journal Club about Modern Experiments in Nuclear and Particle Physics for M.Sc. Students
PH1480 Seminar and Journal Club on Nanoscale Optoelectronics for M.Sc. Students
PH1483 Journal Club Optomechanics and Quantum Optics for M.Sc. Students
PH1485 Tracking Down Neutrino Mass for M.Sc. Students
PH1501 Current Topics in Beyond the Standard Model Physics at Colliders for M.Sc. Students
PH1502 Selected Topics in Flavour Physics for M.Sc. Students
PH1503 Emerging Semiconductor Nanomaterials & Devices for M.Sc. Students
PH1504 Journal Club on Theoretical Particle Physics at Colliders for M.Sc. Students
PH1515 Advances in X-Ray Imaging for M.Sc. Students
PH1516 Advanced String Model-Building for M.Sc. Students
PH1518 Magnetic Resonance Taken to the Limit for M.Sc. Students
PH1520 Student Seminar on Astro-Particle Physics for M.Sc. Students
PH1522 Atomically Thin 2D Materials: electronic, vibronic and optical properties for M.Sc. Students
PH1524 Atomically Thin 2D Materials: synthesis, properties, applications for M.Sc. Students
PH1526 Topics and methods in Multi-Messenger Astronomy for M.Sc. Students
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