Physics in Paderborn

combines exciting research with excellent teaching. Optoelectronics/photonics and materials physics are particular focal points, both for the experimental and the theoretical working groups. In teaching, we place particular emphasis on intensive supervision and early enablement for independent research.

 

„Physics in Paderborn combines exciting research with excellent teaching. Optoelectronics/photonics and materials physics are particular focal points for both the experimental and theoretical working groups. In teaching, we place particular emphasis on intensive supervision.”

Prof. Dr. Dirk Reuter,
Speaker of the Physics Department
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Prospective students

Interested in studying physics? Take a look at our offers!

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Students

Here you can find information about teaching, the internship and the Physiktreff! Do you have any questions? Then contact our student advisors!

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International Students

Here you can find all information about our English-language degree programs!

Interested in an SHK/WHB/PhD position? Then take a look here.

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Young Scientists

Here you will find information for young scientists.

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Alumni

You can find our alumni network here!

Interested in Physics?

Here you can find everything about public activities of the Department of Physics!

News

Latest announcements

20.02.2024

Paderborn physicists develop new solar cell

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16.01.2024

„Studieren vor dem Abi“: Digitale Infoveranstaltung

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10.01.2024

Quantum research for the world of tomorrow

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19.12.2023

Quantentechnologien greifbar machen: Neues Forschungsprojekt bietet interaktives Bildungsangebot für die Generation Z

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06.11.2023

Festakt im Gräflichen Park Bad Driburg anlässlich der Gründungsideen zur Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

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10.10.2023

Die Physik des Lasers: Das MINT-EC Lasercamp 2023

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16.08.2023

Der erste Paderborner Physics Day - Physik hautnah erleben!

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16.07.2023

Insight into studies, career and lots of fun: SummerCamp 2023

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06.07.2023

Paderborner Universitätsprofessor zu Fellow der Max Planck School of Photonics ernannt

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Research

Researching tomorrow's technology today - this idea is at the heart of physics research at Paderborn University. The focus is on modern key technologies such as optoelectronics and photonics, the associated development of new types of components - including for quantum computers - and research into new materials. The profile is supplemented by many-particle and solid-state theories as well as theoretical quantum systems. Research in Paderborn is interdisciplinary: physicists work together with scientists from chemistry, mathematics and computer science, among others. The research in the Department of Physics is rounded off by the didactics of physics and the didactics of physical education, which deals with the promotion of learners of all ages and the effect of innovative teaching concepts at school and university.

Teaching

With our six degree programmes and the possibility to study physics as a teaching profession and as a minor subject and then to do a doctorate with us, we offer a wide range of qualification options. Students benefit from the dedicated, successful researchers and the activities of the working groups. They receive an excellent education with a comfortable supervision situation in a well-equipped environment. The proximity to research enables them to work on current topics in their Bachelor's and Master's theses and to develop their scientific skills. Innovative teaching concepts optimally prepare the aspiring physicists and teachers for their jobs.