TWO NEW CLUSTER INITIATIVES GIVING GREEN LIGHT TO APPLY FOR FUNDING!
Major success for University of Bonn: two new initiatives join existing six clusters in race for Excellence funding
New Collaborative Research Center at the University of Bonn
Guglielmo Lockhart arrives with ERC Starting Grant
TWO NEW CLUSTER INITIATIVES GIVING GREEN LIGHT TO APPLY FOR FUNDING!
New Collaborative Research Center at the University of Bonn
Guglielmo Lockhart arrives with ERC Starting Grant

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.

Major Success for University of Bonn

The University of Bonn has some excellent news to report, with two new cluster initiatives given the green light to apply for funding as part of the Excellence Initiative of the German government and federal states. The German Research Foundation and the German Council of Science and Humanities made the announcement earlier today. The two new cluster initiatives are thus among the 41 chosen from the 143 draft proposals in all from across the country that were evaluated. In 2019, the University of Bonn secured an already impressive six clusters, more than any other university in Germany. All of these clusters are applying to maintain their status, putting the University in with a chance of hosting eight Clusters of Excellence.

eROSITA: The X-ray sky opens to the world

Today, the German eROSITA consortium released the data for its share of the first all-sky survey by the soft X-ray imaging telescope flying aboard the Spectrum-RG (SRG) satellite. With about 900,000 distinct sources, the first eROSITA All-Sky Survey (eRASS1) catalogue has yielded the largest X-ray catalogue ever published. Along with the data, the consortium released today more than 40 scientific papers describing new results ranging from studies of the habitability of planets to the discovery of the largest cosmic structures. Based on just the first six months of observations, eROSITA has already detected more sources than had previously been known in the 60-year history of X-ray astronomy. Now available to the worldwide science community, the data will revolutionize our knowledge of the high-energy Universe.

Inauguration of the ring laser gyroscopes

Prof. Dr. Simon Stellmer's Quantum Metrology research group celebrates the inauguration of the ring laser experiments on Thursday, February 1 from 13:00.

Christmas Physics Show 2023

Physics professor Scrooginger doesn't think much of other people: Colleagues are ungrateful, doctoral students are lazy and students are stupid. So what should Scrooginger think of all the ghosts who appear with physics experiments just before Christmas?

The new show "Eine physikalische Weihnachtsgeschichte" ("A physical Christmas story") will be performed on December 21 at 5:30 pm in the Wolfgang-Paul lecture hall in German. Registration is open.

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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Courses

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

People

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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Staff

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.

Contact

Departmental Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Klaus Desch

Contact

+49 228 733236

desch@physik.uni-bonn.de

Address

#1.035

Nussallee 12
53115 Bonn

Referat

Ms. Dr. Doris Thrun 

Contact

+49 228 733865

referat@physik-astro.uni-bonn.de

Address

#3.001
Nussallee 12
53115 Bonn

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