Department of Physics

The department’s work traditionally focuses on basic research. Current areas of interest include topics in solid-state and cluster physics, biophysics, and theoretical physics.


Spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy of new magnetic materials

We investigate new magnetic nanomaterials by spectroscopic methods. Knowledge of the fundamental properties of such materials is important for applications in magnetic data storage technology, magnetic sensors, or magnetoelectronic devices


Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Biophysics and Materials Research

Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), we study paramagnetic species in biosystems and materials. We aim at a molecular understanding of e.g. protein and solar cell function.


Experimental Nanophysics

The research of our group is mainly focussed on resolving basic phenomena of single molecules. The properties of molecules on surfaces are of fundamental interest for future applications as electronic devices.


Experimental Molecular Biophysics

We are focussed on the development and application of IR and Raman spectroscopic methods to elucidate the intricate mechanism of (membrane) proteins on the atomistic level.


Theoretical Molecular Biophysics

Our group uses quantum and classical mechanical methods to investigate protein function. We dedicate substantial efforts to develop force-field parameters and tools for handling large data sets.


Didactics of Physics

One particular feature of the research group’s research and development activities (and of the entire course of training for physics teachers) is the use of new media in teaching physics.


Genetic Biophysics

Our research group is focusing on the elucidation of functioning of membrane proteins and subsequent signal transduction chains.


Computational Biophysics

Molecular Simulations help us understanding how proteins bind, kink and cleave DNA at a certain sequence


Bio soft-matter theory

Our work is focused on the fundamental properties and interactions of bio soft matter in aqueous solution. To study these complex systems, we meanly use molecular dynamic simulations.