Courses and Seminars

Basic Laboratory Courses (GP)

The basic laboratory course spans the first three semesters:

  1. Sem. 1 (GP-1/1): Introduction to experiments
  2. Sem. 2 (GP-1/2): Review of experimental methods in classical lab experiments. Preparation and evaluation of the experiments must be performed independently by the students.
  3. Sem. 3 (GP-2): Optional classical lab class (as sem. 2) or lab projects

Registration and allocation into groups are done within the lecture Experimental Physics I.

Laboratory Projects (PP)

The alternative to GP-2. This course places greater emphasis on creativity and teamwork, while the project laboratory focuses more on independent scientific work. In this course, there are no pre-established experiments with a prescribed implementation, such as in the classical experiment. The participants often propose the topic for themselves to work with, design a suitable experiment, and carry it out independently, including the evaluation and interpretation of results. Occasional dead ends in this form are not undesirable, as they belong to problem-solving (just like in every research activity). In self-organized teams of 5-6 people, projects are structured and the individual tasks independently distributed. To the Lab Projects Site (PP-Seite)

Electronics Laboratory Course (EP)

The electronics laboratory course (Physical Experiments 1, PE-1) is assigned to students in their 4th semester of the physics and materials physics Bachelor degree program. In this course, students learn the fundamentals of electronics and measurement instruments.

To register and for further information (in German)… (Electronics Lab Course)

Advanced Laboratory Course (ALC)

The advanced laboratory course (Physical experiments PE-2) connects electronics and the first laboratory series in the 5th semester. Current information can be found in the advanced laboratory website or you can register and book experiments directly online

The registration to seminar courses is carried out online on UnivIS. To see the list of available seminars, you must first join the course. Please be aware of the announcement date.

Please also observe the information on the implementation and evaluation of the physical seminars (PS module) in the physics Bachelor program.

The university regulations in Bavaria obligate the Friedrich-Alexender University to evaluate the quality of instruction. The physics department has been implementing evaluations of its lectures for many years since it offers the instructors necessary and helpful feedback to improve their lectures and courses.


The listeners of each lecture receive a randomly chosen TAN towards the end of the semester, which is necessary to log into the survey website Evasys. The survey is completely anonymous. Only the to-be-evaluated teachers and the dean of students have access to the survey’s results.

Website for Evaluation (TAN necessary)

The survey’s deadline is normally two weeks before the end of the lecture period. The dean of students is responsible to coordinate the evaluation process.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Fauster

Chair of Solid-State Physics