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.
„Our physics department offers excellent study and working conditions with links to international challenges and developments.”
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.
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.