Department of Physics

  • “This title bestowed on me by TUM fills me with pride.”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Heiner Bubb

    “This title bestowed on me by TUM fills me with pride.”

  • “Contributing to a better understanding of serious diseases”

    Entrepreneurs Valentin Kahl and Roman Zantl

    “Contributing to a better understanding of serious diseases”

    TUM Alumni Valentin Kahl and Roman Zantl started up their company straight after completing their doctorates. Today, it ranks among the leading providers of systems that allow for the analysis of cells under almost lifelike conditions.

  • “In the future, learning will be virtual”

    Mentoring-Tandem Andreas Talg and Ángela Párraga

    “In the future, learning will be virtual”

    Mentee Ángela Párraga not only worked on her career planning and curriculum vitae with TUM Alumni Andreas Talg. In cooperation with the expert, she also drove forward the virtual learning offers of an international corporation.

  • “If you don’t continue learning, you have already lost”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Manfred Kleber

    “If you don’t continue learning, you have already lost”

    TUM Alumnus Manfred Kleber is a physicist through and through. Here, receiving an award was never what drove him. It was much more important to him to be able to work in close proximity to his scientific role models, whom he wanted to learn from.

  • “I am now a Tue-Wed-Thu professor”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Winfried Petry

    “I am now a Tue-Wed-Thu professor”

    Whoever deals with neurons will come across his name: Winfried Petry. In October 2018 the alumnus and retired professor has been appointed TUM Emeritus of Excellence – a title that is honouring his lifetime achievements at TUM.

  • “My life is governed by science and sports”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Wolfgang Domcke

    “My life is governed by science and sports”

    For Wolfgang Domcke no goal is too challenging, neither in the areas of Physics or Chemistry, nor in Sports. As an Emeritus he still conducts frontier research at TUM, unless he is out and about on his mountain bike.

  • “It is beautiful to be so connected with the TUM Family”

    University Donor Rainer Stellwag

    “It is beautiful to be so connected with the TUM Family”

    Rainer Stellwag has studied Physics at TUM in the 60s. His alma mater's achievements impressed him so much that he decided to donate part of his fortune to the TUM University Foundation.

  • “I wanted to understand the universe”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Gerhard Abstreiter

    “I wanted to understand the universe”

    Gerhard Abstreiter was the first in his family to attend high school and university. Today the TUM Alumni is a one of the leading researchers in Semiconductor Physics worldwide and has throughout his life been a pioneer.

  • “That crucial extra mile”

    Deep Sea Engineer Gunnar Brink

    “That crucial extra mile”

    Exciting, what goes on several 1,000 miles under the sea – incredible that we know so little about it. A biophysicist of all people has the ambition to change that. Dr. Gunnar Brink provides some insights into deep-sea drones and education with depth.

  • “Those who know their goals can make a difference”

    Founder Hans J. Langer

    “Those who know their goals can make a difference”

  • “I wanted to understand what was written on the chalk board“

    Founder Andreas Sichert

    “I wanted to understand what was written on the chalk board“

    Firefighter, race driver, farmer? Dr. Andreas Sichert has had many life dreams. He chose Physics because he was interested in how things work. Today, with his company Orcan Energy, he is taking care of sustainable power generation and a better world.

  • “I needed courage again and again”

    IN MEMORIAM: Railway Engineer Maren Heinzerling

    “I needed courage again and again”

    When Maren Heinzerling began studying mechanical engineering in 1958, she was the only female student in the subject. Until the end of her life, she was passionately committed to bringing more women into the engineering profession. She passed away in April 2021 at the age of 82.