Advanced Lab Course in Physics

Advanced Lab Course in Physics (ALC)

The Advanced Lab Course in Physics (ALC) is one of the central courses of the Department of Physics and is offered in two periods each semester. The lab course can be completed across semesters. The first block period usually takes place before the beginning of the semester, the other block period typically starts together with the lecture period of the summer or winter term and usually ends three weeks before the end of the lecture period.

The following Master modules can be taken as part of ALC:

  • Advanced Lab course in physics 1, 2 [WP-1, WP-2] (MSc Physics)
  • Advanced Lab course in mater. phys. 1, 2 [WP-1-MAT, WP-2-MAT] (MSc Mater. Phys.)

For participation in the ALC, a safety briefing is mandatory before the start of the experiments, which is valid for a maximum of one year. The safety briefing takes place together with the introductory event before the first block period and must be completed annually.
Exact times for the practical periods, safety briefings as well as introductory events can be found on this page under “News and Dates”.
Detailed information about the ALC is available after registering for the ALC StudOn course under Physik | Zentrale Angebote. Information about the experiments and booking can be found under the tab “Experiments and Booking” further down this page, the registration for the booking system “Kleinstein” is under “New Registration / Account Reactivation”.

News and Dates

Summer term 2022:

The first block period before the summer semester 2022, in which experiments can be made, begins on March 7 and ends on April 8. The block period within the summer term starts on April 25 and ends on July 6. The submission of the last experiment reports (including all improvements of the report) must take place by July 22. Until July 29 all experiments must be fully completed. Attempts that are not fully completed and certified by this date (full grade entry by the respective supervisor in the Kleinstein system) will be considered as “failed”. Only the ALC Administration may grant deadline extensions in justified individual cases.

Safety instruction 2022:

Another safety briefing will take place on April 25, 2022 from 10:00 – 12:00 in English in seminar room 00.020, Staudtstr. 3 – Chair of Crystallography, 91058 Erlangen.

To participate in this safety briefing, please be sure to register promptly via email (, as room capacity is limited!

Please also note the current Corona rules of the FAU.


First time registration for the StudOn course via this link:

StudOn | Physik | Zentrale Angebote | Physikalisches Fortgeschrittenen Praktikum / Advanced Laboratory Course in Physics

Corona Measures (StudOn)

New Registration / Account Reactivation


Wiki (StudOn): Advanced Laboratory Course (Master)