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Welcome to our website

We are glad that you have found your way to us!

Here we, the Chair of Experimental Physics Vb, introduce ourselves. You can find information about our working group, research and teaching activities.

Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. Rhode, our research and teaching is focused on astroparticle physics. Our work covers many different subfields of astroparticle physics; from ghostly neutrinos, very-high-energy photons, radio astronomy to simulation and theory work, there is something for everyone!

We combine the exciting challenges of astrophysics, particle physics and data science. In close collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines, we develop modern methods of data processing, analysis and machine learning and apply them to data from instruments across the electromagnetic spectrum and in the neutrino regime. We participate in large international collaborations and take leading roles in CTA, MAGIC, FACT and IceCube.

Our Research


Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.