Courses WS 19/20

The courses overview can be found in the Higher Education Servica Portal (Hochschuldiensteportals) (don't forget to select the right semester). Please find below the list of courses and advanced seminars offered in the current semester. The courses are so structured so that students will be able to deepen their knowledge and specialize in a certain area of Physics. Please keep in mind that usually previous knowledge is required to follow the courses successfully and  profitably. 

Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics

PHYS5117.0 Biophysics: Fundamental Methods
Lecturer: Prof. Kay Gottschalk, Prof. Christof Gebhardt
Course type: lecture (4 hours/week), seminar, lab
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module 71654 Biophysics: Fundamental / Biophysik: Grundlagen
Credits: 6 CP
Examination: written or oral
Precourse: yes
Remark:

 

Basis for

  • Biophysics: Gene Expression
  • Biophysics: Molecular Motors
  • Biophysics: Cellular Biophysics
 

PHYS6457.0 Hearing and Seeing ‐ A Molecular Biophysics Perspective
Lecturer: Prof. Hoerber
Course type: seminar (3 hours/week)
Cycle: irregularly
Language: English
Module 74268 Biophysics of Hearing and Seeing
Credits: 3 CP
Examination: oral, 14268 Biophysik des Hörens und Sehens
Precourse: no
Remark: announcement

PHYS5128.0 Molecular Motors / Molekulare Motoren
Lecturer: Prof. Gebhardt
Course type: Lecture (2 hours/week)
Cycle: irregular
Language: English
Module: 74003 Molecular Motors / Molekulare Motoren
72234 Biophysics: Molecular Motors / Biophysik: Molekulare Motoren
Credits: 3 CP (74003)
6 CP (72234)
Examination: Written test
Precourse:  
Remark:

 

For module "72234 Biophysics: Molecular Motors" two parts are necessary:
Part I: PHYS5128.0 Molecular Motors
Part II: PHYS5148.0 Biophysics Lab II

Condensed Matter Physics and Nanosciences

PHYS5278.0 Condensed Matter Theory - Phase Transitions in Condensed Matter Systems
Lecturer: Dr. Björn Kubala
Course type: lecture with exercise (5 hours/week)
Cycle: irregularly
Language: English
Module 71659 Condensed Matter Theory
Credits: 6 CP
Examination:

written or oral

12369 Theorie der Kondensierten Materie

Precourse: 12370 Theorie der Kondensierten Materie (Vorleistung)
Remark: announcement

PHYS5287.0 Magnetism
Lecturer: Prof. Ulrich Herr, apl. Prof. Berndt Koslowski
Course type: lecture (3 hours/week), laboratory course (4 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module 71656 Magnetism
Credits: 6 CP
Examination: oral, 10222 Magnetism
Precourse: yes, 10223 Magnetism (Vorleistung)
Remark: announcement

PHYS5337.0 NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging Methods
Lecturer: Prof. Volker Rasche
Course type: lecture with exercise (5 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module 72556 NMR Spectroscopy an Imaging Methods
Credits: 6 CP
Examination: oral, 13831 NMR-Spektroskopie und Bildgebende Verfahren
Precourse: yes, 13832 NMR Spektroskopie und Bildgebende Verfahren (Vorleistung)
Remark:  

PHYS6367.0 Crystal Defects: Physical Effects and Mechanics
Lecturer: Prof. Jeong-Ha You
Course type: Block lecture (one week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module 72189 Crystal Defects / Kristalldefekte
Credits:

3 CP

Examination: written, 13077 Kristalldefekte: Physikalische Effekte und Mechanik
Precourse: no
Remark: announcement

PHYS6287.0 Plasmonics and Metamaterials
Lecturer: Dr. Manuel Gonçalves
Course type: Lecture with practical course (2 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module Plasmonics and Metamaterials
Credits: 4 ECTS
Examination: written
Precourse: no
Remark: announcement

Econophysics

PHYS5407.0 Econophysics: Fundamentals /
Ökonophysik: Grundlagen
Lecturer: PD Dr. Jürgen Stockburger
Course type: lecture with exercises (5 hours/week)
Cycle: winter semester 19/20, summer semester 2021
Language: English
Module 71447 Econophysics: Fundamentals/
Ökonophysik: Grundlagen
Credits: 6 CP
Examination: written, 11990 Ökonophysik: Grundlagen
Precourse: 11991 Ökonophysik: Grundlagen (Vorleistung)
Remark:  

Plasma Physics

PHYS5507.0 Plasma Physics: Waves, Instabilities and Turbulence
Lecturer: apl. Prof. Dr. Emanuele Poli
Course type: lecture with exercise (5 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module 71063 Plasma Physics: Fundamentals
Credits: 6 CP
Examination: oral, 12079 Grundlagen der Plasmaphysik
Precourse: yes, 12080 Grundlagen der Plasmaphysik (Vorleistung)
Remark:

announcement


PHYS6337.1 Future Energy Supply and Nuclear Fusion
Lecturer: Dr. Happel
Course type: block seminar
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module

71054 Hauptseminar Fortgeschrittene Physik (4 CP)

74340 Future Energy Supply and Nuclear Fusion Research (3 CP)

Credits:

4 CP (Advanced Seminar Physics)

3 CP (Future Energy Supply and Nuclear Fusion Research)

Examination:

oral,

15063 Advanced Seminar Physics (Master)

14340 Future Energy Supply and Nuclear Fusion Research (3 CP)

Precourse: no
Remark:

The number of participants is limited to 12.

announcement

Quantum Science and Technologies

PHYS5667.0 Coherence and Decoherence in Open Quantum Systems
Lecturer: Prof. Susana Huelga
Course type: lecture with exercise (5 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module 71766 Open Quantum Systems / Offene Quantensysteme
Credits: 6 CP
Examination: oral, 12580 Offene Quantensysteme
Precourse: yes, 12581 Offene Quantensysteme (Vorleistung)
Remark:  

PHYS5607.0 Theory of Quantum Information
Lecturer: Prof. Martin Plenio
Course type: lecture (3 hours/week), exercise (2 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module 71500 Theory of Quantum Information
Credits: 6 CP
Examination: written or oral, 11665 Theory of Quantum Information
Precourse: yes, 12118 Theory of Quantum Information (Vorleistung)
Remark:  

PHYS6757.0 Atomic Interferometry
Lecturer: Dr. Enno Giese
Course type: lecture (3 hours/week), seminar (2 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module Atom Interferometry
Credits: 6 CP
Examination: written or oral
Precourse: yes
Remark:  

Elective Modules Physics

PHYS5827.0 Selected Topics of Mathematical Physics
Lecturer: Dr. Maxim Efremov
Course type: lecture (3 hours/week)
Cycle: irregularly
Language: English
Module Selected Topics of Mathematical Physics
Credits: 4 CP
Examination: written
Precourse:  
Remark: announcement

PHYS6747.0 Eichtheorien in der Elementarteilchenphysik
Lecturer: Dr. Ralf Aurich
Course type: Vorlesung mit Übung (5 SWS)
Cycle: Wintersemester
Language: Deutsch
Module Eichtheorien in der Elementarteilchenphysik
Credits: 6 CP
Examination: oral
Precourse: ja
Remark: Ankündigung

PHYS6047.0 Principles of Geometrical Light Optics
Lecturer: Prof. Harald Rose
Course type: Block Course (lecture, seminar, lab, 4 hours/week, 02.-06.03.2020)
Cycle: irregularly
Language: English
Module 74609 Wave and Particle Optics
Credits: 3 CP
Examination: written - 14609 Wave and Particle Optics
Precourse: no
Remark: announcement

PHYS6347.0 Strahlenmesstechnik
Lecturer: Prof. Thomas Raiber
Course type: Vorlesung mit Praktikum
Cycle: WS und SS
Language: deutsch
Module 71419 Strahlenmesstechnik
Credits: 4 LP
Examination: Klausur
Precourse: nein
Remark: Ankündigung

MATH4021 High Performance Computing 1
Lecturer: Dr. Michael Lehn
Course type: lecture (2 hours/week) with exercise (2 hours/week) and lab (2 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module 72367 High Performance Computing 1
Credits: 8 CP
Examination: oral
Precourse: yes
Remark:  

MATH4024 Modellbildung und Simulation in der Mechanik
Lecturer: Dr. Ulrich Simon
Course type: Vorlesung  (2 SWS) mit Übung (2 SWS)
Cycle: Wintersemester
Language: Deutsch
Module 74188 Modellbildung und Simulation in der Mechanik
Credits: 6 LP
Examination: Klausur
Precourse:  
Remark:  

Seminars

PHYS7100.2 Modern Methods in Biophysics
Lecturer: Prof. Kay Gottschalk
Course type: seminar (2 hours/week)
Cycle: irregular
Language: English
Module:

71054 Hauptseminar Fortgeschrittene Physik (4 CP)

Credits: 4 CP as Advanced Physics Seminar OR 3 CP as Seminar
Examination:

oral

15063 Advanced Seminar Physics (Master) (4 CP)

Precourse: no
Remark: announcement

PHYS7200.1 Physical properties of materials and their use in applications
Lecturer: Prof. Ulrich Herr, Prof. Carl E. Krill
Course type: seminar (2 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module

71054 Hauptseminar Fortgeschrittene Physik (4 CP)

75019 Seminar Physical Properties of Materials (3 CP)

Credits: 4 CP as Advanced Physics Seminar OR 3 CP as Seminar
Examination:

oral

15063 Advanced Seminar Physics (Master) (4 CP)

15019 Seminar Physical Properties of Materials (3 CP)

Precourse: no
Remark: announcement

PHYS7800.0 Microscopy and Interferometry
Lecturer: Prof. Fedor Jelezko, Prof. Peter Reineker
Course type: seminar (2 SWS)
Cycle: Winter semester
Language: Deutsch
Module

71054 Hauptseminar Fortgeschrittene Physik (4 CP)

71273 Physik im Alltag (3 CP)

Credits: 4 CP as Advanced Physics Seminar OR 3 CP as Seminar
Examination:

Oral

12389 Hauptseminar Physik im Alltag (4 CP)

11838 Physik im Alltag (3 CP)

Precourse: nein
Remark: primarily for Lehramt and Master students, announcement (in English and German)

PHYS7701.0 Ultracold Quantum Gases
Lecturer: Prof. Johannes Hecker Denschlag, Dr. Wolfgang Limmer
Course type: seminar (2 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module:

71054 Hauptseminar Fortgeschrittene Physik (4 CP)

75024 Seminar Ultracold Quantum Gases (3 CP)

Credits: 4 CP as Advanced Physics Seminar OR 3 CP as Seminar
Examination:

oral

15063 Advanced Seminar Physics (Master) (4 CP)

15024 Seminar Ultracold Quantum Gases (3 CP)

Precourse: no
Remark: announcement

PHYS7400.0 Advanced Interdisciplinary Statistical Methods
Lecturer: PD Dr. Jürgen Stockburger
Course type: seminar (2 hours/week)
Cycle: each winter semester
Language: English
Module:

71054 Hauptseminar Fortgeschrittene Physik (4 CP)

... Seminar ... (3 CP)

Credits: 4 CP as Advanced Physics Seminar OR 3 CP as Seminar
Examination:

oral

15063 Advanced Seminar Physics (Master) (4 CP)

... Seminar... (3 CP)

Precourse: no
Remark: announcement

Additional Modules - Recommended

ENGB 8020.1 Biosensors and Biochips
Lecturer: Dr. Alberto Pasquarelli
Course type: lecture (4 hours/week), seminar (2 hours/week), lab project (20 hours)
Cycle: winter semester
Language: English
Module 73028 Biosensors and Biochips
Credits: 8 CP
Examination: oral or written, 13284 Biosensors and Biochips
Precourse: 13479 Biosensors and Biochips (Precourse)
Remark:  

ENGI 8014 Computational Methods in Material Science
Lecturer: Prof. Carl Emil Krill, Prof. Ulrich Herr, Dr. Ulrich Simon
Course type: lecture (2 hours/week), lab (1 hour/week)
Cycle: winter semester
Language: English
Module 70462 Computational Methods in Materials Science
Credits: 4 CP
Examination: oral or written, 10500 Computational Methods in Materials Science
Precourse: 11290 Computational Methods in Materials Science (Precourse)
Remark:  

ENGF 7011 Micro- and Nanotechnology
Lecturer: Prof. Peter Unger
Course type: lecture (2 hours/week), seminar (1 hour/week)
Cycle: winter semester
Language: English
Module 70918 Micro- and Nanotechnology
Credits: 4 CP
Examination: oral or written, 11330 Micro- and Nanotechnology
Precourse: No
Remark:  

PHYS 8307.0 Polymers in Medicine
Lecturer: Dr. Stefan Beck (DePuy Synthes, Schweiz)
Course type: block lecture
Cycle: winter semester
Language: English
Module 70948 Polymers in Medicine
Credits: 2 CP
Examination: oral or written report, 10909 Polymers in Medicine
Precourse:  
Remark: announcement

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