Lecture Series "Introduction to Current Aspects of Scientific Research"

Module PH0050

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2014 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2014SS 2011

Basic Information

PH0050 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Supplement to the catalogue of soft-skill courses for the Bachelor programme Physics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
30 h 20 h 1 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH0050 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The series gives an overview of scientific areas covered at the Physics Department. Henceforth it substantiates the choice for an area of concentration upcoming in the the Bachelor’s program Physics. Every week one or two research groups of Physics Department or a partner institution presents itself. Possible research topics for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. Theses are discussed.

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in the module the students have an overview of current research topics at the Physics Department. Henceforth they can take an informed choice of area of concentration in the Bachelor’s program Physics. Furthermore they proved in practice that they are able to us the exam administration system from a student’s point of view.


Competencies from the Physics modules of the first three semesters in the Bachelor’s program Physics are expected.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

scientific talk, discussion


Beamer presentation, blackboard lecture


Web pages of the research groups

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The students participate actively in the discussions after the presentations.

They show in practice that they are able to register for an exam in the exam administration system.

Condensed Matter

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

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.