Summer Schools

A number of programs offer a closer look at research and teaching at the Physics Department, as well as insight into a diversity of career fields.

Artikel-BildNanoimprint lithography lab. Photo: Oscar Adrian Jiménez Gordillo.

Finding Nano

Would you like to gain further qualification in the field of nanotechnology, while learning more about German culture and language? Then “Finding Nano” is exactly the right Summer School program for you. The Physics Department is involved in a large number of research clusters and initiatives related to nanotechnology, such as the excellence cluster NIM (Nanosystems Initiative Munich).

Please check their website for more details: Finding Nano.

NIM Summer Research Program

The Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) is inviting Master students who are seeking a PhD position in nanoscience to join them for eight weeks of compelling and demanding nanotechnology research during the summer break (July - August).

Please check their website for more details: NIM Summer Research Program.

IPP Summer University for Plasma Physics and Fusion Research

The course covers the main aspects of plasma physics with emphasis on nuclear fusion. The lectures –­ held in English – are designed for physics and engineering students who passed their bachelor courses or just started their PhD.

Please check their website for more details: IPP Summer Uni.


Since 1984 the Ferienakademie offers every year a program of courses, which is meant to nurture the talents of highly motivated students. The courses take place in Berggasthöfen in Sarntal statt and they are fund by donations of companies and of friends' associations of the universities involved.

Please check their website for more details: Ferienakademie in Sarntal.

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.