Welcome to the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

The Faculty mourns the loss of Prof. Dr. Helmut Koch

The Faculty of Physics and Astronomy mourns the death of Prof. Helmut Koch, who passed away on April 8, 2024 in Bad Oeynhausen. Obituary by Prof. Dr. Ulrich...


Take part now and win: CHE Ranking Master's students

In this survey, students rate their study programs and conditions, and teaching and research achievements, the quality of the...

WDR report: The schoolgirl project week during the Easter vacations

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, we were delighted to receive a visit from WDR during the schoolgirl project week. The report, which was broadcast in the WDR...
Inside the LHCb Detector at the aperture of the dipole magnet: in the foreground, one observes the beam pipe, where protons are accelerated. Dominating the background, the dark blue wall is the SciFi Tracker.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum Joins LHCb Collaboration as 100th Institute

In a notable development for particle physics in Germany, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has become the 100th institute to join the LHCb...


Physics colloquium on 22.04.2024: Tetraquarks, Pentaquarks, and a Legacy of the Three-Body Problem

On Monday, April 22, 2024, at 12:00 c.t., the next date of our Physics Colloquium will take place. The speaker will be Prof. Dr. Mikhail...

Two trade fairs from the HUMAINE competence center in April

One of the trade fairs is aimed at anyone who finds artificial intelligence exciting and is looking for a job, a thesis, an internship or...


Charter against discrimination signed

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the employers in Bochum that sends out a visible signal against discrimination in the workplace.

For peaceful and respectful coexistence

Everyone should feel safe on the Ruhr-Universität campus.

Built to change

This is what the Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for: it is a driver of change and equal opportunities in the Ruhr region. As of now, we are showing this in...


CHE ranking
Master's students

Welcome to the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

From Matter to Materials - in research and teaching, our faculty offers a wide variety of topics and is one of the strongest physics faculties in Germany in terms of research. In the CHE ranking, we also rank among the best in Germany in terms of support at the beginning of studies.


We value excellent counselling and support for all students. Constructive cooperation, commitment and individual needs are our priority.


We are internationally networked and maintain cooperations with renowned research institutions and major international projects such as CERN, IceCube, LOFAR and Fair.

Strong in research

We distinguish ourselves through a broad spectrum of research. From astronomy to plasma physics, our students have the opportunity to get to know many disciplines and to deepen their knowledge.

Prospective students




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