Fundamental research and education at the Faculty of Physics is focused on the scientific fields of
The Faculty of Physics was established in 1972. Since then, we have been exploring the boundaries between different fields of physics and other disciplines as well as fostering international collaboration in teaching and research. This is reflected by a German Research Foundation (DFG) - supported Collaborative Research Centre CRC 613: "Physics of Single-Molecule Processes and of Molecular Recognition in Organic Systems" (SFB 613 - physics, chemistry, biology - in German) and two German Research Foundation (DFG) - supported International Research Training Groups, one on Quantum Fields and Strongly Interacting Matter: From Vacuum to Extreme Density and Temperature Conditions (Bielefeld-Paris-Helsinki) and the other on Stochastics and Real World Models (Bielefeld-Beijing; mathematics, physics). The mathematical physics group is also contributing to the CITEC cluster of excellence.
Well established contacts to regional, national, and international companies and industry result in collaborations in both fundamental and applied science.
We offer three research-oriented profiles for our bachelor's degree and consecutive master's degrees in physics: physics, biophysics, and nanoscience. We also educate science teachers in physics for all types of German school.