Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Welcome to Ruhr-Universität Bochum


  • Mentoring is one of our key issues
  • Our staff is used to work in close collaboration with students
  • Students are involved in all relevant faculty matters


  • Our research topics cover a broad field from astronomy, solid state physics, plasma physics to nuclear and particle physics
  • Our staff has best international connections and our students participate in various exchange programs
  • The physics faculty was ranked No. 1 in the national CHE ranking

Strong in Research

  • We are collaborating with research centers like the FZ Jülich, the MPI for Iron Research in Düsseldorf and the DLR in Cologne
  • We belong to top 10 grant acquiring faculties in Germany
  • We participate in big science projects like IceCube, CERN and FAIR