Department of Physics

The department supports research and is responsible for teaching physics. It houses 18 chairs with a total of 38 professors, about 260 employees and 800 students (as of summer 2020) are working and studying at the department. The physics department is part of the faculty of sciences at FAU.

The chairs and research groups can be assigned to the following areas:

Chair for Astroparticle Physics:

Chair for Physics:

Chair for Astro- and Astroparticle Physics:

Professorship for Experimental Astroparticle Physics, in particular Radion Detection of Neutrinos:


Astronomical Institut / Dr. Karl-Remeis-Observatory:


The department of physics has strong ties with the neighbouring Max-Planck-Institut for the Science of Light (established 2009).