Welcome to the Department of Physics

The Department of Physics offers bachelor's and master's study programs in physics, geophysics, meteorology and climate physics, and for the education of physics teachers. Research at the department can be divided into five major topics: Particle and Astroparticle Physics, Quantum Materials and Systems, Optics and Photonics, Geophysics, Meteorology and Climate Physics.

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Extension of the Collaborative Research Center "Elasto-Q-Mat"

The Collaborative Research Center Transregio 288, Elastic Tuning and Response of Electronic Quantum Phases of Matter is being funded by the German Research Foundation for a further four years. This research program is jointly carried out by the Universities of Frankfurt and Mainz and the KIT.

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Fachschaft-Physik-Lehrpreis
Teaching Award of the Department 2024

The Physics Student Council is the winner of the Teaching Award of the Physics Department in recognition of its commitment and service to students. Congratulations!

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Ehrenpromotion H. Schopper
Honorary Doctorate for Herwig Schopper

Prof. Herwig Schopper, former university lecturer in Karlsruhe, was awarded an honorary doctorate from KIT at a ceremony on March 6, 2024. After a decade of work in Karlsruhe, Mr. Schopper later headed the two major research institutions DESY and CERN.

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