Research on the Campus Garching

The physics department was not only the origin of the campus Garching, but remains one of the figureheads of this famous science park. Newly founded institutes and companies from different fields have enriched the campus Garching up to now and this development will also continue in the future.

Luftansicht Campus GarchingAerial photograph of the campus Garching From fundamental research to the development of modern high-tech-applications: With more than 6.000 employees and more than 13.000 students the research campus Garching in the north of Munich is one of the biggest and most modern science and university centers in whole Europe. With the physics department and other TUM faculties the campus Garching represents the largest location of the TUM. But also research institutions of the Max Planck Society, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the ESO and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University have settled at this site. 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.

Associated research institutions at the campus Garching

The physics department keeps a lively scientific exchange with many institutes 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.