Facilities of the department

The Physics library is located in the Physicum, Bldg. B2, room 01.772 (3rd floor).
The contact person is

Ricarda Bartschat

  • Working group: Teilbibliothek 09 Physik und Astronomie
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28481
  • Email: ricarda.bartschat@fau.de
  • Office hours: Öffnungszeiten im Semester:
    Mo. - Fr.: 9.00 - 18.00 Uhr
    in der vorlesungsfreien Zeit:
    Mo. - Fr.: 9.00 Uhr - 16.00 Uhr

The CIP-Pool is located in the Physicum, Bldg. B2, room 00.724 (2nd floor). There are around 50 computer workstations which can be used by students only. It offers a range of standard software like OpenOffice and Firefox, LaTeX, data evaluation software, computer algebra systems (Mathematica, Maple, Maxima) as well as development tools (gcc, Matlab, Octave).

For further information, check the CIP-Wiki or write an e-mail to admins@cip.physik.uni-erlangen.de.

Experimental research often requires special mechanical or high-tech tools which need to be custom-made. Therefore the physics department has a well-equipped mechanical workshop. It offers several metal processing machines as well as modern computer-controlled machines.

Our highly qualified workshop staff produces equipment and experimental setups for research, lectures, and practical trainings. The mechanical workshop is located in the Physicum, Bldg. B3, 1st floor.

For further information, please contact

Thomas Spona

  • Office hours: Öffnungszeiten:
    Mo.-Fr.: 8:00 bis 9:00, 9:30 bis 11:45
    Mo.-Do.: 13:30 bis 15:15

Reimund Kaluza

The electronics workshop offers a variety of services to the physics department like

  • repair of electronic devices and equipment
  • manufacturing of circuit layouts and circuit boards
  • technical advice and support during project design
  • design and construction of electronic devices
  • purchase and supply of materials

Experimental research often requires custom-made electronic equipment. We encourage you to contact our highly qualified workshop staff at the first stage of the project design and use our wide experience in measurement and control technology. The workshop is located in the Physical Institute at the 2nd floor.

Florian Schmitt

  • Office hours: Öffnungszeiten:
    Mo - Fr : 7:00 bis 9:00, 9:30 bis 12:00
    Mo - Do : 12:30 bis 15:15
    Fr : 12:30 bis 14:30

Johannes Montag supports lecturers to select and prepare their lecture experiments. The preparation room is located by lecture hall G, Staudtstr. 5.

Johannes Montag, Vorbereitung

List of lecture experiments (alphabetical order, EP I – IV)
List of lecture experiments (topical order, EP I – IV)

The helium liquifier is operated by the chair of Applied Physics and it converts helium gas into liquid helium (T = 4.2 K).  Liquid helium is not only used by experimentalists of the physics department but also by biological and medical institutions to cool their gadgets (magnetic resonance tomograph, biomagnetism).

The helium liquifier is located at the Physicum, building B3, basement, room U1.686.
Please contact for assistance

Friedrich Hofmann