Corporate Research Centers

The Physics Department participates in a number of TUM Corporate Research Centers, which carry out cutting-edge work in highly specialist areas.

Corporate Research Centers Corporate Research Centers with participation of the Physics Department. Many scientists from all countries and all fields of research are attracted by the scientific potentials due to the interdisciplinary variety at the campus Garching.

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.