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Studying and doing research in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

We are delighted to introduce ourselves over the next few pages. Find out more about our institutes, our facilities and units, our degree programs, what our research focuses on and who our partners are as well as the wide range of topics that we present to the general public.

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Planetamos – Das Physikshow-Musical

The world's first physics show musical returns to the big stage on August 23 and August 24, 2024. In two entertaining hours, the physics show musical offers the audience live music, live singing and lots of humor, providing interesting facts about our blue planet.

Scattering processes in particle accelerators

Professor Claude Duhr is the speaker for a new Research Unit for particle physics which DFG will be funding over the next four years. From the Physikalisches Institut, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Florian Loebbert  and Prof. Dr. Albrecht Klemm are also Principal Investigators in the new project.

Repelling Yet Still Sticking Together

How can a structure hold together if its individual components are actually repelling one another? An international research team has now demonstrated one example of such a highly excited exotic quantum state of matter. Researchers from the University of Bonn played a major role in the study. The findings have now been published in the journal “Nature.” 

Florian Bernlochner elected as new Belle II spokesperson

The international Belle II collaboration has elected Florian Bernlochner, Professor at the Physikalisches Institut of University of Bonn, as its next spokesperson. This role is of central importance to the collaboration. Starting in the summer of 2025, under his leadership, Belle II will prepare for an upgrade and collect data at unprecedented collision rates. Belle II plays a key role in the planned Excellence Cluster "Color meets Flavor".

Particle Physics Seminar: Valerio Bertacchi: Exploring the unk...
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"Valerio Bertacchi: Exploring the unknown side of $B$ decays at Belle II" - Für weitere Angaben folgen Sie dem Link in der Kategorie "Weitere Informationen". ...
Women* in Physics Bonn: Informal meeting with potluck (aimed ...
Wegelerstr. 10, 53115 ...
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
"Informal meeting with potluck (aimed at Women* in Physics Bonn)" - Für weitere Angaben folgen Sie dem Link in der Kategorie "Weitere Informationen". For ...
Bethe Forum: Dynamic Interactions: Uniting Non-Equilibrium and...
Bethe Center
09:00 AM
"Dynamic Interactions: Uniting Non-Equilibrium and Condensed Matter Physics" - Für weitere Angaben folgen Sie dem Link in der Kategorie "Weitere ...
Bethe Forum: Fishnets: Conformal Field Theories and Feynman Gr...
Bethe Center
09:00 AM
"Fishnets: Conformal Field Theories and Feynman Graphs" - Für weitere Angaben folgen Sie dem Link in der Kategorie "Weitere Informationen". For further ...

The Department of Physics and Astronomy

Below you can find out about our organizational structure and the facilities and units that form part of our department

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What’s our setup?

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is made up of four institutes, professors, academic and non-academic staff, and various facilities and units together with their service teams.

Academic affairs

Here you can find details of the teaching and degree programs that we offer.

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Degree programs

We run a Bachelor’s degree program in physics, two Master’s degree programs (Physics and Astrophysics) and a teaching degree program (Bsc. and M.ed.) in physics.

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Follow the “Courses” link to find dates for lectures, practical projects/lab courses and preliminary courses.


Looking for a particular university professor or member of staff? The links below are bound to help you.

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University professors and lecturers

University professors and lecturers guide students through their research and learning.

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You can find our administrative, technical and academic staff at our institutes by following the links below:

at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy, the Institute for Applied Physics, the Institute of Physics and the Helmholtz Institute for Radiation and Nuclear Physics.


Departmental Chairperson

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Prof. Dr. Klaus Desch


Nußallee 12

53115 Bonn


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Doris Thrun


Wegelerstr. 10

53115 Bonn

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