Physikalisches Institut
"Making the invisible visible"
Prof. Klaus Desch started the "Kinderuni" in Summer Term 2024
Distinguished visitor from Düsseldorf
NRW Minister Ina Brandes visits the ELSA electron accelerator
Physikalisches Institut
"Making the invisible visible"
Distinguished visitor from Düsseldorf

Physikalisches Institut of University of Bonn

The Physikalisches Institut was built from 1911 to 1913. Heinrich Kayser, Heinrich Konen, Christian Füchtbauer and Wolfgang Paul, among others, taught here. The Physics Institute conducts research in a wide variety of fields and is also a center for teaching. Students are taught the basics of physics and can expand and deepen their knowledge in further courses of study.

News and Events
Prof. Klaus Desch started the "Kinderuni" in Summer Term 2024

"Unraveling the puzzle"- this is the motto under which the University of Bonn opened the summer-term Kinderuni on Monday, April 15. In his lecture, Prof. Klaus Desch from the Physikalisches Institut made the invisible visible!

BCGS poster session 2024

19 April 2024, Bonn Wolfgang-Paul Lecture Hall, 13.15 - 16.30 h

HEP Theory Seminar: Inflationary and Post-Inflationary Scalar ...
Nussallee 12, 53115 Bonn
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
"Inflationary and Post-Inflationary Scalar Dark Matter Production" - Für weitere Angaben folgen Sie dem Link in der Kategorie "Weitere Informationen". For ...
String Seminar: Vertex algebras from divisors on Calabi-Yau th...
N/A
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
"Vertex algebras from divisors on Calabi-Yau threefolds" - Für weitere Angaben folgen Sie dem Link in der Kategorie "Weitere Informationen". For further ...
Particle Physics Seminar: Physics with Julia
PI
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"Physics with Julia" - Für weitere Angaben folgen Sie dem Link in der Kategorie "Weitere Informationen". For further details, follow the link in the ...

About us

An international team of scientists and students is involved in research and teaching at the Physikalisches Institut. Technical and administrative staff create the conditions for successful operation in all areas of work.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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Institute

Click on the link below to get an overview of the
facilities of the institute. On the page you will also find the contact persons for different
areas as well as further information.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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Members

More than 250 people work together at the Physikalisches Institut. Find out who we are!

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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Policies for Protection Against Sexualized Discrimination and Violence

Sexualized discrimination and violence are not tolerated at the Physikalisches Institut. A respectful and trusting as well as non-discriminatory cooperation of all members, relatives and guests is a matter of course for the University of Bonn.

Research

At the Physics Institute, research is conducted in a wide variety of fields. Various research facilities are available for this purpose, including the university's own ELSA accelerator facility. The broad-based research entails a large number of offers for students.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Dominik Köhler / Universität Bonn

Research Focus

At the Physics Institute, research is conducted in the main areas of particle physics, condensed matter and photonics, and accelerator physics

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Volker Lannert / Universität Bonn

Research Groups

The Physics Institute has many different research groups working in the various focus areas.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Volker Lannert / Universität Bonn

Research Facilities

The Physics Institute houses a variety of facilities from a wide range of research areas. 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy consists of the Physikalisches Institut, the Helmholtz Institute for Radiation and Nuclear Physics, the Institute for Applied Physics and the Argelander Institute for Astronomy. The physicists of these four institutions jointly design and conduct a broad program of offerings for students, researchers, as well as for young people and the general public.

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About studying physics

In the various courses of study, the fundamentals of experimental and theoretical physics are taught and comprehensively deepened.

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Outreach activities

Various events in the field of public relations offer a broad audience an insight into the world of physics.

Wolfgang-Paul-Lecture

Wolfgang Paul was professor of physics at Physikalisches Institut of University of Bonn from 1952 to 1993. In remembrance of Wolfgang Paul highly distinguished physicists are regularly invited to give the Wolfgang Paul Lecture at the institute. This lecture series is made possible by the Wolfgang Paul foundation which was generously supported by himself with half of his Nobel Prize money.

Contact

Institute Director

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Prof. Dr. Jochen Dingfelder

2.012

Nußallee 12

53115 Bonn

Office

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Jacqueline Weigelt

1.040

Nußallee 12

53115 Bonn

Institute Manager

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Dr. Ulrich Blum

1.002

Nußallee 12

53115 Bonn

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