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Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Referat der Fachgruppe Physik/Astronomie
Wegelerstr. 10
D-53115 Bonn
Telephone: +49 228 73-3865
https://www.uni-bonn.de

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Basic information

Total number of students
1310
Number of master degree students
350

Support during the study entry phase

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

Group 1

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
65.9%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
57.4%

Group 2

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups
50.0%

Research

Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

  • Optical, Quantum Optical, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics: 9.9%
  • Surface Physics and Nanostructures: 1.5%
  • Solid-state and Materials Physics: 1.5%
  • Particle Physics: 54.2%
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy: 28.2%
  • Soft matter physics, Biological and Chemical Physics, interdisciplinary works: 4.6%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.0

Group 2

Support in studies
2.1

Group 2

Courses offered
2.4

Group 2

Study organisation
1.5

Group 1

Exams
2.0

Group 2

Laboratory internships
2.5

Group 2

Research orientation
1.8

Group 1

Support for stays abroad
2.4

Group 2

Rooms
2.6

Group 3

Library
1.7

Group 1

IT-infrastructure
2.3

Group 3

Workstations
2.6

Group 3

Overall study situation
2.0

Group 2

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
2.1

Group 2

Support in studies
2.5

Group 2

Courses offered
2.1

Group 2

Study organisation
1.7

Group 2

Transition to Master's studies
1.8

Group 2

Research orientation
2.0

Group 2

Overall study situation
1.9

Group 2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
no data

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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(S) = Students' judgements

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(P) = Professors' judgements

Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education