Curriculum

In the course of the program, the doctoral researchers are expected to achieve about 30 credit points from two different categories.

Two categories according to the doctoral studies regulations area are:
- a scientific part and
- a competence-oriented part.

5 points should come from the competence-oriented part and 20-25 points from the scientific part.
Our credit point system corresponds to the standards of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Exemplary Modules

Students may choose, e.g., 2 to 3 of the following lectures (4 credit points each):

  • Quantum Field Theory and Many Body Physics 4+2 SWS (lectures + practicals)
  • Theory of Quantum Magnetism 2+1 SWS
  • Advanced Solid State Physics 4+2 SWS
  • Spectroscopy with Synchrotron Radiation 2+2 SWS
  • Semiconductor Physics 2+1 SWS
  • Theoretical Solid State Physics 4+2 SWS
  • Nanophysics 2+1 SWS
  • Surface Science 2+1 SWS
  • BCS Theory of Superconductivity 2+1 SWS
  • Quantum Transport Theory 2+1 SWS
  • Neutron Scattering 2+1 SWS
  • Röntgenstrukturanalyse und ultraschnelle Dynamik 2+1 SWS

Further modules

  • Seminar or research colloquium talk Forschungskolloquium 1 CP
  • Guest talk at another Institution 2 CPs
  • Active participation at a conference/workshop up to 5 days 2 CPs
  • Coadvisorship of a  BSc. thesis 3 CPs
  • Participation at a summer school 2 to 4 CPs
  • Participation at the Neutron School 3 CPs
  • Coadvisorship of an  MSc. thesis6 CPs
  • Supervision of tutorials (1 SWS) 2 CPs
  • Participation on a PhD commission 0,5 CP
  • Publications: 2 CPs for the paper + 1 CP if first author