Stay abroad - Erasmus for all

Those who want to do an Erasmus stay can look forward to higher scholarships and new special grants.

We want you back! - Research at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum with the NRW Return Program

The Ministry of Culture and Science offers young researchers the opportunity to return to NRW and start a junior research group in...

New MERCUR funding for cooperative research projects in solid-state physics

Two cooperative research projects from Bochum's solid-state physics department have received funding from the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR). The...

Saturday Morning Physics on 10.12.22: Plasmas for the energy transition

On December 10, 2022, the faculty invites you to the Saturday Morning Physics. This time, the lecturer is Prof. Dr. Achim von Keudell on the topic...

Physics Colloquium on 05.12.2022: Computational Design of Energy Materials

On Monday (05.12.22) at 12.00 pm c.t. the next date of our Physics Colloquium will take place. Speaker is Prof. Dr. Silvana Botti...

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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