Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Physics and Astronomy
The department pursues innovative experimental and theoretical world-class-research in various areas. The department research focuses on the following areas:
- Particle physics
- Condensed matter/Photonics
The department runs its own electron accelerator (ELSA) and a cyclotron. It cooperates with the Jülich Research Center and the Max-Planck-Institute of Radioastronomy. Research is mainly financed by external funding such as selected research areas ("Sonderforschungsbereiche") and focal support programmes ("DFG and BMBF Schwerpunktprogramme") and cooperates with international research worldwide. Please find more information on our site Research Topics.
The Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy is a joint Honors Program of graduate studies of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. It has been awarded funding in the German Excellence Initiative.
Selected on the basis of a B.Sc. degree (or equivalent), honors students enter an advanced study program which leads directly to the PhD by combining the M.Sc. program directly with the doctoral research phase. The degrees obtainable from the school will be M.Sc. with honors in Physics or in Astrophysics, Dr.rer.nat. (PhD equivalent) in Physics or in Astrophysics, with the distinction of having passed through a challenging program.
For students in "Diplom-Physik" comparable transitory regulations exist.
Our cooperation with schools offers pupils of different age and different stages of knowledge the possibility to have a look into the work of physicists, astronomers, and students, by participating in several projects and events. This offers the possibility to deal intensively with problems of physics and astronomy, beyond the school curriculum. More details can be found under Miscellaneous where you are also invited to look up further information regarding the various events.
Last changed 13 May 2013 by Doris Thrun
Forscher entdecken die Struktur des „Hoyle-Zustands“
Ein Schnappschuss gibt Einblick in die Elemententstehung.
Added on 14.01.2013
ERC-Fördermillionen für Prof. Martin Weitz
Die Fachgruppe gratuliert Prof. Dr. Martin Weitz recht herzlich fuer den ERC Advanced Grant.
Added on 29.11.2012
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Die Vorlesung von Prof. Wermes findet heute im Hörsal 23 statt.