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Physics, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Bonn

Referat der Fachgruppe Physik/Astronomie

  • Wegelerstr. 10
  • 53115 Bonn
  • Phone: +49 228 73-3865
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,310
Number of master degree students 350

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 65.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 57.4 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 50.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.0
Laboratory internships 2.5
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.6
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Workstations 2.6
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 2.0
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    In the Bachelor's course: comprehensive education in the fundamentals of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Astronomy as a possible minor subject; separate degree course in Physics Teaching Qualification; from Master's course: Joint Graduate School with Cologne (BCGS), supported by the excellence initiative, research-related separate Master's courses in Physics, Astrophysics and Teaching Qualification, partner of the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet Trondheim, Norwegen; University College London, Großbritanien; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; National and Kapodistrian University Athens, Griechenland; Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, Frankreich; Universidad de La Laguna Teneriffa, Spanien; Umea universitet, Schweden; Universidad de Lisboa, Portugal; Università degli Studi di Torino, Italien; Jaiellonian University in Kraków, Polen
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Electron accelerator ELSA 3.5 GeV; silicon detector and chip lab; isochron cyclotron, isotope separator; laser laboratories, nano lab, technical centre for Precision and Micromechanics; excellent Electronics/Mechanics workshops, student labs; radiotelescope; high-performance computing cluster for research; Detector Physics Research and Technology Center.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Key areas in Particle Physics High-Energy and Hadron Physics) / Quantum Optics / Photonics / Condensed Matter and Astrophysics / Cosmology / Radio Astronomy; experiments with accelerators on site, experiments at CERN; strong theory groups in all three areas, partly in association with Mathematics (bctp-Bethe Centre for Theoretical Physics); close cooperation with the MPI for Radio Astronomy in Bonn
  • Other special features
    Numerous partly international partnerships, including CERN (European Center for Particle Physics), DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron), MAMI Mainz, COSY FZ Jülich, KEK (Japan), Jefferson Lab (USA); EU projects, participation in DFG Collaborative Research Centers (SFB/TRs) and research groups as well as BMBF priority programs in particle physics and astrophysics; international observatories NANTEN2, CCAT, EUCLID, eROSITA. Ex-Cluster ML4Q, for Matter and Light for Quantum Control with the Universities of Cologne, Aachen and Jülich. The University of Bonn is a university of excellence.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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