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Natural environmental conditions facilitate the uptake of microplastics into living cells

An interdisciplinary research team led by Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch (Animal Ecology) and Prof. Dr. Holger Kress (Biological Physics) has now discovered that microplastic particles find their way into living cells more easily if they were exposed to natural aquatic environments, i.e. fresh water and seawater.  ...more

Finishing line - Professor Dr. Ingo Rehberg's run to retirement

For more than 20 years, Professor Dr. Ingo Rehberg held the Chair of Experimental Physics V. At the beginning of the winter semester, he has now "run" into his well-deserved retirement. We wish him and his family good health and all the best for the future.  ...more

Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus SARS-COV-2)

In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible and for your protection, the University of Bayreuth has decided to take further steps to reduce public operations. This also has consequences for the operation at the Department of Physics.  ...more

Welcome at the Department of Physics at the University of Bayreuth.

Physics deals with the observation and understanding of all fundamental phenomena in the field of matter and energy. Thus, it forms the basis of all other scientific disciplines, including the life sciences and medicine, and it is the basis of engineering and technology.

Study & Teaching

Information on the Bachelor's, Master's and Teacher's degree programs and physics labs as well as other links relevant to studying physics. ...more


Overview of research activities and interdisciplinary research projects, Collaborative Research Centers, Research Units, Research Training Groups, etc. ...more


You want to know what happens at the Physics Institute? Here you will find all important events....more

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