Institute of Optics and Atomic Physics
Formulas written in chalk on a green blackboard © Felix Noak
Study and Teaching

Research and teaching are very closely intertwined at universities, and this is especially true at IOAP! Browse through our web pages and be inspired by what we have to offer.

Qualification Theses

Are you studying physics at Bachelor or Master level and are still looking for a suitable topic for your thesis? Then just have a look at the websites of the IOAP working groups. There you will surely find what you are looking for under Study and Teaching...

Sample and sample holder in a scanning electron microscope © Felix Noak

Basic Physics Lab Courses

The basic physics lab courses are held for students of physics, but also many other fields of study.


Project Lab

In the project lab, small groups of a maximum of seven students, supervised by a tutor, experiment independently on topics of their own choosing.

Technische Universität Berlin © Philipp Arnoldt

Advanced Physics Practical Course

The advanced physics practical course (FP) is a compulsory course in the bachelor's degree program in physics. The focus is on experiments from all areas of physics supervised in the working groups of the Institute of Solid State Physics, Institute of Optics and Atomic Physics and Berlin research institutes.

Students on campus © Felix Noak


IOAP offers a number of teaching seminars in which exciting research directions are discussed. Most working groups also run working group seminars; details can be found on the respective working group websites.

Students sit in a lecture hall at the TU Berlin © Alexander Rentsch

Compulsory Electives and Optional Subjects

From research, IOAP working groups offer exciting and cutting-edge compulsory electives and optional subjects for undergraduate and graduate physics students. Just have a look!