FP-II: Physiklabor für Fortgeschrittene, Teil 2 / Master Laboratory

General informationen

The FP-II is part of the "Physics MSc" study program.  

The FP-II is offered once a year, in the semester break after the winter semester (February-April).

Place: Institute of Physics, Gustav-Mie-Haus (Building 21b on the Natural Sciences Campus Map)

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Karl Jakobs, Dr. Christian Weiser, Dr. Ulrich Warring, Dr. Christof Bartels

Office hours: by appointment

Emails should be addressed to:



The dates for FP-II are typically arranged in the Winter term as follows:

  • Registration: November till December
  • Class briefing: early to mid-February (online)
  • Safety instructions: early to mid-February (online)
  • Introduction to Root: early to mid-February (online)
  • Experiments: end of February to mid-April
  • Seminar talks: starting in April (minimum 2 weeks after the last experiment)


Exact dates are given on ILIAS.



Registration, detailed information and course organization via ILIAS.

  • For students who completed their advanced lab (FP-I equivalent) at other universities: Please send a short list of your FP-I experiments to when registering for the FP-II. We will provide an appropriate selection of experiments to cover all areas of modern physics.
  • Students in special situations (e.g. Erasmus, holiday semesters), please contact and respect the advice given on the FAQ Pages.


FP-II experiments

The FP-II consists of

  • two 1-week experiments
  • one 2-week experiment
  • a seminar talk (40+20 minutes) on the results of one experiment (typically, the 2-week experiment)


For experiment instructions and other documentation, please follow the links in the table.

The following experiments from the fields of Elementary particles and nuclear physics, Solid state physics, Atoms and molecules, Optics are currently offered:

  • W-boson mass and Higgs discovery at ATLAS
  • Z0 decay
  • Muon decay
  • Positronium
  • Mössbauer effect
  • Compton scattering
  • Angular correlations
  • Alibava silicon strip detector
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Optical pumping
  • Raman scattering
  • Diamond
  • Brillouin scattering
  • Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT)
  • Velocity map imaging (VMI)


Academic Integrity

The Regulations of the University of Freiburg on Safeguarding Academic Integrity can be found here:


 Information on the Institute of Physics website:


The Regulations of the University of Freiburg on safeguarding academic integrity are valid at all times. Any
kind of disobedience is taken very seriously and can conclude that the entire lab course is failed.



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