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Summer Semester 2020

In summer semester 2020, courses will be running online

Studying in Berlin from a home office

Studying in Berlin from a home office
Image Credit: cowomen@Unsplash

The coronavirus crisis cannot set limits to our research and teaching. The summer semester 2020 (SoSe2020) will start on April 20 and will take place in the home office via digital formats. All enrolled students - regardless of which city or country they are currently in - can participate in our Physics courses and take exams via their private PCs.

Key Info in Brief

  • Semester dates: 20. April - 18. July 2020
  • No attendance program in SoSe2020, online courses only!
  • New Master students welcome! You will complete your first semester in Physics from your living room in your home country. 
  • The lab courses and lab projects will take place in a modified form or will be postponed. 
  • Student advisory service and examination office provide consultations via phone and e-mail only.
  • The physics building will remain closed for students and lecturers until further notice.

Official Information by Freie Universität - Impact of Coronavirus on Studying, Teaching and Campus Life

The full list of Physics online courses for Bachelor and Master

We update information on Physics online courses on a regular basis. Last update: 2020, April 7, 15 pm

 

Online Courses for Bachelor

Courses for Bachelor students of following programs: Bachelor in Physics, Bachelor in Physics for Education (Lehramt), other programs with Physics courses as compulsory modules.

Electrodynamics and Optics

Lecturer: Prof. Kirill Bolotin

20113301/20113302 - lecture and exercise class link


Basic Lab Course I - Measurement and laboratory technology (GP I, SK)

Lecturers: Dr. Christoph Kohstall, Dr. Beate Schattat and Prof. Paul Fumagalli 

The basic lab is postponed to July - September 2020.

20100630 - Basics Lab I (in German)


Basic Lab Course II - Measurement and laboratory technology (GP II, SK)

Lecturers: Dr. Christoph Kohstall, Dr. Beate Schattat and Prof. Paul Fumagalli 

The basic lab is postponed to July - September 2020.

20100730 - Basics Lab II (in German)


Solid State Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Martin Weinelt

20113501 - lecture and exercise class 


Atomic and Molecular Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Jahn Behrends

20113601/20113602 - lecture and exercise class link


Analytical Mechanics

Lecturer: Prof. Jens Eisert

20113401/20113402 - lecture and exercise class link


Theoretical Electrodynamics

Lecturer: Prof. Christiane Koch

20113701 / 20113702 − lecture and exercise


General Professional Training

Project Lab

Lecturer: Dr. Christoph Kohstall, Dr. Beate Schattat and Prof. Paul Fumagalli

The Project Lab is postponed to July-September 2020.

20101435 - Project Lab (in German)


Practical Training for Physicists

Lecturer: Prof. Stephanie  Reich

20101333 - module link

Renewable energies in the context of global climate change

Lecturer: Prof. Holger Dau

20109911 - seminar link


Between blackboard, computer and laboratory: physics as a scientific culture

Lecturer: Prof. Martina Erlemann

20114611 - seminar link


Topics of Biophysics I - Presentation techniques

Lecturer: Dr. Michael Haumann

20116011 - seminar link


Current Trends and Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

Lecturer: Prof. Ulrike Alexiev 

20120011 - seminar link


Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

Lecturer: Dr. Beate Patzer, TU Berlin

20101101 - lecture link

20101102 - excercise class link


Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics

Lecturer: Dr. Ralph Püttner 

20116101/20116102 - lecture and excercise class link

Theoretical Physics 2 for Prospective Teachers

Lecturer: Dr. Stefanie Ruß

20116701/20116702 - lecture and excercise class link


Experimental Physics 2

Lecturer: Dr. Elke Müller

20116301/20116302 - lecture and excercise class link


Mathematical Additions to Experimental Physics 2

Lecturer: StR Jörg Fandrich

20116307 - link to the integrated lecture


Introduction to the Structure of Matter

Lecturer: Dr. Elke Müller

20116407/20116402 - link to the integrated lecture and excercise class


Design of Learning Environments

Lecturer: Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier and Dr. Philipp Straube

20118711 - seminar link


Teaching and Learning Physics in the Student Lab - Seminar on linking theory and practice

Lecturer: Dr. René Dohrmann, Christine Meißner and Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier

20121311 - seminar link


Basic Lab in Physics 

Lecturers: Dr. Christoph Kohstall, Dr. Beate Schattat and Prof. Paul Fumagalli

The Basic Lab is postponed to July - September 2020.

20102330 - Link to Basic Lab 1-LA (SK)

20102530 - Link to Basic Lab  2-LA (SK)


Demonstration Practice I

Lecturers: Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier and Dr. Dirk Schwarzhans

The practical course will take place as a block in autumn 2020.

20102011 - seminar link

20102030 - lab course link


Primary School Education

Physics for Primary School 2

Lecturer: StR Jörg Fandrich

20100101/20100102 - lecture and excercise class link


Natural Sciences for Primary Education

Lecturer: Dr. Philipp Straube 

20122611 - seminar link

Physics for Students of Natural Sciences

Lecturer: Dr. Antonio Setaro 

20007401/20007402 - lecture and excercise


Lab Course - Physics for Students of Natural Sciences

Lecturers: Dr. Beate Schattat, Dr. Christoph Kohstall and Prof. Paul Fumagalli

The lab course will take place as online experiments only. 

20007430 - Link to lab course


Lab Course - Physics for Students of Pharmarcy

Lecturers: Dr. Beate Schattat, Dr. Christoph Kohstall and Prof. Ulrike Alexiev

The lab course is postponed to July - September 2020.

20007630 - Lab Course

Online Courses for Master

Courses for Master students of following programs: Master in Physics, Master of Education in Physics, other programs with Physics courses as compulsory modules.

Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students

Lecturer:  Dr. Cornelius Gahl

The seminar and the internship will be postponed to July - September.

20102711 - seminar

20102730 - internship link


Selected Topics: Advanced Statistical Physics of Biological and Soft-Matter Systems

Lecturer:  Prof. Roland Netz

20010511 - seminar link

20010511 - seminar link (for extern participants)


Selected Topics: Recent Achievements in Nanomagnetism

Lecturer: Prof. Katharina Franke

20110911 - seminar link


Selected Topics: Quantum magnetism and the theory of strongly correlated electrons

Lecturer: Prof. Johannes Reuther 

20118011 - seminar link


Selected Topics on Gender and Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Martina Erlemann

20122811 - seminar link

Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics

Lecturer: Prof. Roland Netz

20104401/20104402 - lecture and exercise class link

20104401/20104402 - lecture and exercise class link (for extern participants)


Quantum Field Theory and Many Body Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Felix von Oppen 

20114201 / 20114202- lecture and exercise class link


Advanced Atomic and Molecular Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Karsten Heyne

20104701/20104702 - lecture and exercise class link


Advanced Biophysics

Lecturer: Dr. Stephan Block und Prof. Joachim Heberle 

20114101/20114130 - lecture and internship link

Astrophysical Practical Course

Lecturer: Dr. Beate Patzer, TU Berlin

20103401 - link to lab course


Remote Sensing of Planetary Atmospheres

Lecturer: Dr. Antonio Garcia-Munoz, TU Berlin

20103401 - lecture link


Production of Biological Samples in Biophysics

Lecturer: Dr. Ramona Schlesinger

The course is postponed to July - September 2020. 

20104901 - lecture link

20104902 - exercise link 


Electronic Structure Methods and Applications

Lecturer: Prof. Ana-Nicoleta Bondar

20105501/20105502 - lecture and exercise


Special Topics in Molecular Biophysics

Lecturer: Dr. Michael Haumann

20105701/20105702 - lecture and exercise class link


Computational Astrophysical Practical Course (Numerikum)

Lecturer: Dr. Michael Schulreich, TU Berlin

20108530 - link to lab course


Special Topics in Magnetism: Magnetism in Reduced Dimensions and Spin Transport

Lecturer: Prof. Wolfgang Kuch

20108901/ 20108902 - lecture and exercise class


Preparatory Course to the Advanced Master Laboratory

Lecturer: Dr. Cornelius Gahl

The course is postponed to July - September 2020. 

20109101 - lecture link

20109102 - exercise link


Magnetic Nanoparticles: Fundamentals and Applications

Lecturer: Dr. Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak

20110101 / 20110102 - lecture and seminar


Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion – From the Stars to the Laboratory

Lecturer: Prof. Hans-Stephan Wilfried Bosch, TU Berlin

20111201 - lecture link


Signal Analysis in Physics: from Fourier transformation and sampling to the lock-in amplifier

Lecturer: Prof. Tobias Kampfrath

20112701/20112702 - lecture and exercise class link


Gender and Science: An Introduction

Lecturer: Prof. Martina Erlemann

20114901/20114902 - lecture and exercise class link


Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Nonlinear Optics

Lecturer: Dr. Albrecht Lindinger

20115501/20115502 - lecture and exercise class link


Methods of Molecular Simulations

The course will be given in block form from 10/8 to 28/8. Further information will be announced on Blackboard

Lecturer: Prof. Felix Höfling

20115901/20115902 - lecture and exercise class link


Hot Solar System Plasmas

Lectureren: Prof. Jörg Büchner und  Dr. Patricio Munoz Sepulveda, TU Berlin

20116901 - lecture link


Plasma Astrophysics

Lecturer: Prof. Wolf-Christian Müller, TU Berlin

20117701 - lecture link


Bioinformatic Tools for Biology and Biophysics

Lectureren: Prof. Holger Dau und Prof. Robert Burnap

20118101/20118102 - lecture and exercise class link


Coherent Spectroscopy

Lecturer: Prof. Robert Bittl

20119801/20119802 - lecture and exercise class link


Relativistic Particles in Condensed Matter

Lecturer: Prof. Piet Brouwer and Maxim Breitkreiz

20120401 / 20120402 - lecture and exercise class


Special Topics in Molecular Physics

Lecturer: Dr. Albrecht Lindinger

20120701/20120702 - lecture and exercise class link


BCS Theory of Superconductivity

Lecturer: Prof. Piet Brouwer

20122701 / 20122702 - lecture and practical seminar

Digital Media in Physics Teaching

Lecturers - Dr. Jürgen Kirstein and Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier

20119211 - seminar link


Advanced seminar: Practical Training „Climate change in Physics classes“

Lecturers: Dr. René Dohrmann, Christine Meißner and Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier

20117311 - seminar link


Aspects of Didactic Research

Lecturers: Volker Brüggemann and Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier

20110011 - seminar link


Physics Didactics

Lecturers: Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier and Novid Ghassemi Tabrizi

20106915 - link to advanced seminar

20106912 - link to project seminar

20111412 - link to project seminar


Advanced Seminar in Physics Didactics

Lecturers: Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier and Dr. Philipp Straube

201107015 - link to advanced seminar


Demonstration Lab Course II

Lecturers: Dr. Jürgen Kirstein and Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier

20116811/20116830- seminar and lab course link


Advanced seminar Subject-specific Teaching (Professional Training for Teaching Physics)

Lecturers: Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier and Dr. Philipp Straube

20106611 - seminar link

Selected Topics: Two-Dimensional Materials: The Fury Road

Lecturer: Prof. Kirill Bolotin 

20000816 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Biomimetic (opto) electronic Devices

Lecturer: Prof. Louisa Reissig

20001116 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: New Developments in Terahertz Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Tobias Kampfrath

20001316 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Advances in Quantum Dynamics and Control

Lecturer: Prof. Christiane Koch 

20001416 - Link to research seminar


Research Seminar on Gender and Science Studies of Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Martina Erlemann

20001516 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Solid-state Spectroscopy

Lecturer: Prof. Wolfgang Kuch

20009016 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: EPR and Single-molecule Spectroscopy in Biophysics

Lecturer: Prof. Robert Bittl 

20009116 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Biophysics of Photosynthesis and Solar-fuel Catalysts

Lecturer: Prof. Holger Dau

20009216 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Theoretical Molecular Biophysics

Lecturer: Prof. Ana-Nicoleta Bondar 

20009316 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Modern Topics in Solid State Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Felix von Oppen 

20009416 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Polarization-resolved Femtosecond Spectroscopy

Lecturer: Prof. Karsten Heyne

20009516 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Didactics of Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Volkhard Nordmeier

20009716 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Nanophysics

Lecturer: Prof. Franke Katharina

20009816 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Advances in Mesoscopic Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Piet Brouwer

20010016 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Optical and Magneto-optical Spectroscopy and Scanning Near-field Microscopy

Lecturer: Prof. Paul Fumagalli 

20010116 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Recent Advances in Quantum Many Body Theory

Lecturer: Prof. Jens Eisert

20010416 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Modern Topics in Theoretical Biological and Soft-Matter Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Roland Netz

20010616 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Surface Dynamics

Lecturer: Prof. Martin Weinelt 

20012716 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Protein Production and Purification

Lecturer: Dr. Ramona Schlesinger

20012816 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Structure, Function and Dynamics of Photoreceptors

Lecturer: Prof. Joachim Heberle

20012916 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: Novel Phenomena in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

Lecturer: Prof. Johannes Reuther 

20018116 - Link to research seminar


Selected Topics: EPR Spectroscopy in Materials Research

Lecturer: Prof. Jan Behrends 

20018216 - Link to research seminar


Disputation Colloquium

Lecturer: Prof. Robert Bittl

20007950 - Link to research seminar


Colloquium of the Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems

Lecturer: Prof. Piet Brouwer

20008250 - Link to Colloquium

Organizational Matters for Students

Enrollment for the summer semester runs

Enrollment for SoSe 2020 continues despite the coronavirus quarantine. If you have received an admission notice, you must enroll by 20.04.2020. To do this, please send a completed enrollment application (see page 2) and the scanned documents to the student administration by e-mail to info-service@fu-berlin.de.

Online Account

After successful enrollment, you will receive a personal online account from Freie Universität Berlin. Youll will need this account to use many university services and systems such as Campus Management or library media. 

Studying Online

You will complete the first semester of your Master studies fully online. Access to the online course materials will be granted to you by lecturers. 

Visa and Entry to Germany

The student administration will send you all the documents you need to apply for your visa. Please contact the authorities in your country to find out when you are allowed to enter Germany. We hope to welcome you in person in the winter semester 20/21 at the Department of Physics.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write or call our student advisory service.

Bachelor and Master theses can be registered electronically at the examination office. Already registered theses will be extended by the time of the contact restriction. The deadlines for submission of theses will be suspended from 12 March 2020 until the resumption of regular study, i.e. the deadlines are not valid at present.

Further information

If you have a Zedat account, register for the courses via Campus Management.

If you have no Zedat account, please write directly to your lecturer by e-mail.

What is a Zedat account (same as FU account)?

All enrolled students receive extended online access to the library.

Expanded digital offer / How to use our library

Organizational Matters for Lecturers

Software and Applications

  • PowerPoint: Create presentation and record it as a slide show (tab "slide show" => "Record slide show") 

  • Cisco webex as a cloud solution for live streaming of courses. Blackboard compatible. 

  • Cisco Meeting App for video conferences. Login: FUaccount@fu-berlin.de; password: FU-Passwort.

  • box.FU - cloud for sharing large files and videos. 

  • PDF Annotator - The software allows to edit PDF documents on a tablet with a pen, to insert images and draw graphics. You can derive facts in the lecture video directly, save it and send it as PDF.  Please contact Jens Dreger if you need PDF Annotator.  

  • Handbrake - Software for video compresison. 

Online Lehren & Lernen - Here CeDiS has listed all the technical solutions university provides us with for online teaching. 

Best Practice at the Department of Physics

Some ideas on the design of online teaching (in German, password protected)

The password will be provided to all teaching staff via e-mail soon.

Physics Chat - Forum for quick exchange among lecturers of Physics. If you have no access now, please contact Jens Dreger or Jörg Behrmann

Forum Online-Lehre@FU - central forum for discussing online teaching formats with other departments. 

Advisory and Support

Leveke Holler

In the summer semester 2020 we have to improvise a lot, so some things will not go quite according to plan. If you have any questions or need help, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

studienberatung@physik.fu-berlin.de