Audio-/video studio

  • Head: Prof. Dipl.-Journ. Falko Blask, Phone: +49 911 5880-1104
  • Employee: Norbert Weigand, Phone: +49 911 5880-1012
  • Location Bahnhofstraße, Building BB, Rooms BB.101 and BB.101a

Practical Physics Course

  • Head: Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Bernd Braun, Phone: +49 911 5880-1745
  • Employees: Bernd Lunkenbein and Steffen Reißenweber, Phone: +49 911 5880-1358
  • Laboratory Engineer: Johannes Endres, Phone: +49 911 5880-1735
  • Location K: KESSLERPLATZ Building KA, Rooms KA.207, KA.211 and KA.222

The Physics internship is usually the first laboratory internship at the university for most students of the technical programmes (Applied Chemistry, Communications and Precision Engineering, Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as well as Materials Engineering). Accordingly, it serves both as an introduction to experimental work and as didactic support for the accompanying lectures on physics in the first year of study.

Physics laboratories

In recent years, a number of special laboratories have been established in the field of physics, which can be used not only for internships but also, for example, for theses and for application-related research and development:

Laser laboratory

  • Head: Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Bernd Braun, Phone: +49 911 5880-1745
  • Location Keßlerplatz, Building KA, Room KA.120

Electron microscopy laboratory

  • Head: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Manfred Kottcke, Phone: +49 911 5880-1749
  • Location Keßlerplatz, Building KA, Room KA.234a

Medical Technology Laboratory

  • Head: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Florian Steinmeyer, Phone: +49 911 5880-1746
  • Location Keßlerplatz, Building KA, Room KA.234

Sensor Technology Laboratory

  • Head: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hofbeck, Phone: +49 911 5880-1305
  • Location Keßlerplatz, Building KA, Room KA.109

Simulation laboratory

  • Head: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Natt, Phone: +49 911 5880-1878
  • Laboratory Engineeer: Johannes Endres, Phone: +49 911 5880-1735
  • Location Keßlerplatz, Building KA, Room KA.402

In addition to teaching conventional practice-oriented mathematical and scientific thinking and methods, the increasing complexity of technological developments in many areas requires that training be supplemented by methods and approaches that take this into account. The key qualifications required for this include the creation and implementation of models on the computer (Computer Aided Engineering CAE) including subsequent simulation, numerical computing, implementation of algorithms and complicated formula manipulations (e.g. in areas such as integral calculus and differential equations).

In addition, it is becoming increasingly important in everyday professional life to present mathematical and technical issues in an appealing way. This requires a suitable preparation of the numerical results in a form of graphical representations and animations. The need for training in these skills is taken into account by the computer pool in the simulation laboratory, which is integrated into the network of the computer centre.

The powerful computers are equipped with computer algebra (Maple, Mathematika, MathCAD), numerical systems (Matlab, Octave, Scilab, etc.), statistical systems (Systat) and a number of special software packages. These are among others:

Systems for system modeling and simulation: MATLAB/Simulink and Dymola (modeling with the description language Modelica)
FEM and Multiphysics: COMSOL with a number of extensions for the following application areas: Nonlinear and linear structural dynamics, material fatigue, heat transfer, electrodynamics, radio frequency applications, wave optics, plasma physics, acoustics, and fluid mechanics
Special software for the simulation of plants for the production of renewable energies. PV*SOL and T*SOL Expert
A 3D CAD system CREO

The computer pool is used for courses on the one hand and can be used by employees and students of the university on the other: Equipment, usage times