Library of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

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The library of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy is located in building NB, floor 1, room 130.

Please refer to the library website for faculty library hours.

For more information, please visit the Faculty Library website.

Workshops of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

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Electronics workshop

The electronics workshop is located in the south of the building NB (04/160).

Please note:
Our services are only valid on behalf of research and teaching within the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Since June 2022, we have additionally offered IT consulting and IT services within the faculty.

New customers
We need an assigned finance office of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the contact details of the respective finance office holder.

The workshop has:

  • an extensive stock of various electronic components/cables/plugs/enclosures, etc.
  • a small CNC portal milling machine
  • a double-sided spray etching system
  • Device tester
  • Bobbin winding machine
  • Various smaller machines for mechanical processing

Our services:

  • IT consulting/service within the faculty
  • Output of electronic components
  • Ordering electronic components
  • Advice on electrotechnical problems
  • Repairs of electrical/electronic equipment other equipment by arrangement
  • Equipment testing according to DGUV regulation 3
  • Circuit board production
  • Development of electronic circuits
  • Device fabrication
  • Upgrading equipment with current safety features
  • Battery disposal
  • Mechatronic problems are solved in cooperation with the mechanical workshops.

Repairs without existing circuit diagrams are possible to a limited extent depending on the complexity of the circuit.

    Opening hours:
    Monday - Thursday
    09.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00
    09.00 - 13.00

    Michael Kalthoff (workshop manager)
    Heiko Lechner (deputy manager, IT service)
    Jörg Bartel
    Marc Rabcynski

    Michael Kalthoff (workshop manager)
    Tel.: +49 234 32 23615

    Heiko Lechner
    Tel.: +49 234 32 23612

    Jörg Bartel
    Tel.: +49 234 32 23614


    Further information on the website of the electronics workshop (external link).

    Mechanics workshop

    The mechanics workshop is located in building NB.

    Areas of responsibility:

    • Manufacture of components from common materials/special materials
    • CNC - Machining
    • Manual machining
    • Locksmith's shop
    • Welding technology: focus on high/vacuum technology

    Opening hours:
    Monday - Friday
    10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

    Holger Zemzycki (workshop manager)
    Mr. Vilter (deputy workshop manager)
    Mr. Izgi (deputy workshop manager)

    NABF 04/495
    Phone: +49 234 32 23838

    workshop management(at)

    Physics Service Centre


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    The Service Centre for Physics (hereinafter: SZP) is an overarching communication platform of the Institutes for Experimental Physics, for Theoretical Physics and for Astronomy of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum for the conception and implementation of courses (lectures and exercises) in physics for degree programmes of other faculties of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

    1. Physics for engineering sciences (mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering and information technology);
    2. Physics for natural sciences (chemistry, biology, earth sciences);
    3. Physics for medicine

    Members of the SZP are the professors and research assistants employed at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy who are involved in courses for minor subjects. The SZP has the following tasks:

    1. Designing the content of individual courses in physics for degree programmes of other faculties in consultation with representatives of the faculties concerned;
    2. Continuous and demand-oriented further development of the range of lectures in physics for degree programmes of other faculties;
    3. Coordinating and ensuring the long-term export of teaching.


    Torsten Cleve

    Torsten Cleve

    Contact person SZP

    NL 02/173
    Tel.: +49 234 32 25865


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