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Why study physics at LMU Munich?

The Faculty of Physics at LMU Munich is one of the largest physics sections in a German-speaking country. This means that the physics program at LMU Munich can offer a very wide variety of teaching and research: two different bachelor's degrees, four different master's degrees, a uniquely diverse range of specializations in all their depth and a stimulating academic climate in the heart of Munich.

A wide array of specializations

The Faculty of Physics at LMU Munich offers an outstanding range of research and instruction in almost all specialist fields of modern physics. The list includes astronomy and astrophysics, biophysics, solid-state physics, nuclear and particle physics, mathematical physics, laser and quantum optics and atmospheric physics.

This diverse array of specializations opens up the entire spectrum of modern physics to students. In particular, it provides an opportunity to explore all these interesting fields in order to choose the right emphasis for upper division work in your bachelor’s degree or a subsequent master’s.

A stimulating academic climate in the heart of Munich

Most of the lectures and laboratory courses are held in downtown Munich. Right across from the university’s main building sprawls the Englischer Garten, and during their lunch breaks, classmates often meet at one of the many sidewalk cafés all around the university. Various other facilities such as Student Services or Central University Sports (Zentrale Hochschulsport - ZHS) round out Munich’s incomparable academic environment.

Excellence in national and international levels

The Faculty of Physics at LMU Munich offers a combination of excellence and diversity in research and teaching that is without peer in Germany. It regularly tops rankings for German universities, and its specialized research fields also command leading positions in international comparisons (for example with Nobel Prizes for LMU Munich physicist T.W. Hänsch in 2005 and former graduate student W. Ketterle in 2001).