Physics is the cornerstone of technical progress, its findings have shaped our world view. In the language of mathematics she describes the laws of nature. The department of physics in Hamburg is internationally renowned for its variety of research fields: elementary particle and accelerator physics, solid state and nanostructure physics, laser physics and photonics, astronomy and astrophysics.
The Department of physics offers 2 Bachelor's and Master's degree programs each, with currently about 1000 students. The Bachelor's degree is a prerequisite for in-depth scientific training in the Master's program. Often, this is followed by a doctorate.