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Physics, Department

Fakultät Physik

Technische Universität Dortmund

Fakultät Physik
Otto-Hahn-Straße 4
D-44221 Dortmund
Telephone: +49 231 755-3503

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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

11/14 points

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups



Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

  • Optical, Quantum Optical, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics: 4%
  • Surface Physics and Nanostructures: 9.3%
  • Solid-state and Materials Physics: 28%
  • Particle Physics: 25.3%
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy: 12%
  • Soft matter physics, Biological and Chemical Physics, interdisciplinary works: 21.3%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Laboratory internships
Research orientation
Support for stays abroad
Student Workstations
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Integrated course Physics 1 to 4, combines training in experimental and theoretical physics in basic education; one of few courses in medical physics at universities in Germany; in-depth training in accelerator physics through own synchrotron radiation source.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Ioffe Istitute, St. Petersburg, Russland; Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russland; Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Niederlande; Saint-Petersburg State University, Russland; Universitetet i Tromsø, Norwegen; Stockholms Universitet, Schweden; Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italien; Universite Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrant, Frankreich

Special features regarding the equipment

Operation of a synchrotron storage ring; helium liquefaction; electronic and mechanical workshops; construction office; electronic development; access to high-performance computing.

Special features regarding research activities

Participation in large international cooperations in Optics, Solid State Physics, Particle Physics and Astroparticle Physics; research with Synchrotron Radiation and accelerator development on the only electron storage ring at a German university; high resolution laser spectroscopy in strong magnetic fields on semiconductor systems and quantum dots, stationary and with high time resolution; research with NMR, also with regard to Medical Physics.

Support for founders

The TU Dortmund University of Technology is one of the leading start-up universities: the "Centrum für Entrepreneurship & Transfer" serves as a central university institution for business start-ups and the transfer from science; the tu>startup STIFTUNG offers funding for forward-looking research, teaching and transfer projects and support for outstanding spin-offs in the early stages.

Further information on research activities




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(P) = Professors' judgements


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