The physicists at the University of Stuttgart apply themselves to both fundamental research as well as application-oriented research in the fields of solid state physics, atomic and quantum optics, photonics, quantum technologies, soft matter physics, strongly correlated many-body systems, physical modeling and numerical simulation. The application-oriented branches of research are active in numerous research alliances, both within the university as well as with the neighboring Fraunhofer Institutes and industry. There is also a close cooperation with the two Max-Planck Institutes in Stuttgart.
Physics is a natural science that deals with fundamental phenomena of nature. Graduates from the faculty are trained in these fundamental questions and problems, learn a wide range of experimental and theoretical methods, and are directly involved in the reseach of the department while working on scientific degree projects.