How does ultrasound visualise an embryo? How do galaxies evolve? Is there a difference between the light of the sun and that of the stars? Why does nuclear fission provide us with energy?
These and lots of other small and big questions are what physicists look into: Interests range from the beginning of the universe to the interaction of the smallest fundamental particles.
Physical research is based on the interplay of theoretical considerations and calculations as well as experiments and thorough observations. Usually, the aim is to find theories for the principles of nature and to test these in experiments or, conversely, explain results gained from experiments theoretically. The language used in physics is mathematics.
In terms of content, the physics programme at RUB is characterised by the connection of current research topics and practical problems. Seminars and Bachelor/Master theses are organised in cooperation with our research partners.