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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