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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
NAT5001m Energy Materials
NAT5002m Current Developments in Physics of Biological Networks for M.Sc. Students
NAT5005m Introduction to Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials for M.Sc. Students
NAT5006m Quantum Semiconductor Nanostructures and Devices
NAT5008m Seminar on Current Topics in Quantum Technology for M.Sc. Students
NAT5009m Spin-Wave Computing for M.Sc. Students
NAT5011m Seminar on Experimental Methods Using Positrons and Complementary Techniques for M.Sc. Students
NAT5012m Recent Topics in Data Science for Fundamental Physics for M.Sc. Students
NAT5014m Journal Club on Quantum Simulation for M.Sc. Students
NAT5015m Quantum Optics for M.Sc. Students
PH1301 Seminar to Physical Biology of the Cell for M.Sc. Students
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
PH1314 Fundamentals of Surface and Nanoscale Science
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
PH1361 Biomedical Physics
PH1366 Seminar on current aspects of molecular biophysics
PH1376 Seminar Plasma Physics for M.Sc. Students
PH1380 Photonics and Ultrafast Physics for M.Sc. Students
PH1383 Current Topics in Molecular Biophysics
PH1384 Journal Club on Current Topics in Astro- and Particle Physics
PH1394 Current Topics in BioEngineering (MSB Seminar)
PH1398 Current Developments in Biomolecular Nanotechnology
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
PH1417 Attosecond Metrology
PH1418 Biophysics of Microtubule-Dependent Processes
PH1423 Current Topics in Theory of Complex Bio-Systems
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
PH1482 Block Seminar on Current Research Topics in Biomedical Physics (E17 Seminar Week) for M.Sc. Students
PH1483 Journal Club Optomechanics and Quantum Optics for M.Sc. Students
PH1491 Macromolecular Machines Involved in DNA Replication for M.Sc. Students
PH1495 Different Aspects of a Sustainable Energy Economy for M.Sc. Students
PH1501 Current Topics in Beyond the Standard Model Physics at Colliders for M.Sc. Students
PH1504 Journal Club on Theoretical Particle Physics at Colliders for M.Sc. Students
PH1509 Current Topics in Cosmology
PH1514 Seminar on Multimessenger Astronomy for M.Sc. Students
PH1520 Student Seminar on Astro-Particle Physics for M.Sc. Students
PH1529 Seminar on Current Topics in Synthetic Bio-Systems for M.Sc. Students
PH1538 Energy Materials at Work - Operando Methods in Energy Conversion for M.Sc. Students
PH1540 Advances in Atomic Layer Deposition and Etching for M.Sc. Students
PH1542 Topological Quantum Materials for M.Sc. Students
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