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Physics, Department

Fachbereich 07 Mathematik und Informatik, Physik, Geographie at the Uni Gießen


  • Heinrich-Buff-Ring 16
  • 35392 Gießen
  • Phone: +49 641 99-33000
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Basic information

Total number of students 250
Number of master degree students 97

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 89.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 48.4 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/10 points
International orientation, master's 2/10 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 25.0 %

Research

Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Support in studies 2.7
Courses offered 2.8
Study organisation 1.6 *
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Laboratory internships less than 15 answers
Research orientation less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms rank group not assignable
Library 1.5 *
IT-infrastructure less than 15 answers
Overall study situation 2.6

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 210
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The field of Astronautics is unique in Germany in the area of Physics. It is involved in current research through experiments on the ISS and research on electrical aerospace propulsion. DLR and AIRBUS are integrated through cooperation agreements in teaching and research. Together with Chemistry, the work groups in Materials Physics run the inter-disciplinary courses BSc and MSc Materials Science; modules from these are also used for the MSc Physics with a focus on Applied and Solid State Physics. Currently structured doctoral programmes are being developed for all areas.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Particularly in the field of subatomic physics, there is participation in large international networks or experiments. Alongside CERN, these include the LHC experiments in China and Japan (BELLE). Highly attractive for students are – in addition to ERASMUS – also the places of study for Physics in Gießen at the University of Washington in Seattle (ISAP programme).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA; Sichuan University, Chengdu, VR China; Umea, Schweden; Stockholm, Schweden; Bordeaux I Sciences et technolgies, Frankreich; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Atomic force microscopy; UHV low-temperature atomic force microscopy; UHV friction force microscope; Ion trap mass spectrometer with cluster desorption and ESI source; HV cluster desorption facility with time-of-flight mass spectrometer; Space simulation tanks (Jumbo; Big Mac); 2 MBE double chamber systems; Sputtering unit; Clean room laboratory with photo- and electron-beam lithography; Raman microscope; Microscope setup for tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy; Mainframe computer, computer cluster, access to external super computer structures as part of LOEWE CSC.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Central advisory office for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses; Individual advice on topics such as applications and admission, reasonable adjustments, programme schedule, examination procedure, general advice and guidance; arrangements for reasonable adjustments in the examination regulations for modular degree programmes; reasonable adjustments such as individual programme schedule, modification of examinations, alternative performance, etc. are granted individually and according to requirements; information events as part of programme orientation and the student induction weeks; Information
  • Other special features
    The successes of the field of Physics at the LOEWE Initiative of the State of Hesse have resulted in additional investment funding in the region of millions for the subject area, which have also partly been spent on the equipment mentioned above. This is used in teaching, e.g. in advanced practical work and for final theses. In materials research, there is access to state-of-the-art equipment infrastructure via method platforms of the inter-disciplinary LaMa. The space simulation tanks are the largest in Europe at a university. The experiment facilities in Subatomic Physics are external at CERN, GSI, DESY.
  • Further information on research activities
    www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb07/fachgebiete/physik
  • Further information about study entry phase
    https://www.uni-giessen.de/studium/studienbeginn/stew
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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