Professor Manuel Drees
I am Professor for Theoretical Particle and Astro-Particle Physics at
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universtät Bonn.
1) MSc Selection committees
I am chairman of the committee in charge of selecting students who
wish to obtain an MSc in Physics or an
MSc in Astrophysics at Bonn
university. Our department started these MSc courses
from October 2006. The detailed syllabi can be
found here .
Briefly, both MSc courses run for two years. The first year is
devoted to taking advanced classes, both in the classroom and in the
lab, whereas the second year is essentially devoted to a research
project, culminating in a Master thesis.
Note: Highly qualified candidates may at the same time apply to
join the honors branch of the Bonn Cologne Graduate School, which has also
become operative in October 2006. Further information on this program,
and more information about the application process, may be found
This working group was formed to consider improvements in the syllabi of our
Bachelor and Master courses. Since the spring of 2020 it has mostly dealt with
how to organize teaching (and exams) in times of Corona. Students and professors
participate in this working group.
3) Counseling of Master Students
I am the student counselor for the Master of Physics. This includes advice on
which course(s) to take at our university, or during an Erasmus semester
abroad; moreover, I am responsible for
evaluating, and possibly certifying, the equivalence of some class(es) you
may have taken at a different university to some of our classes, and for
determining the grade.
If you want to spend an "Erasmus" semester abroad, please provide me with
descriptions of the courses you wish to take abroad, in English or
German, before the consultation proper.
Slides of the talk I gave on October 11 about doing the Master in
Bonn can be found here. Incoming (new)
students might want to consult this before contacting me.
During the lecture-free period (until the 2nd week of April)
there will be no regular office hours. I'll (mostly) be in Bonn, and
available for consultations upon request -- or just drop by my office.
Attention, female Master students: Our university is
sponsoring a "femtastec" network for "female* Master students in
STEM". It offers opportunities for networking, mentoring and more. For further
details, click here.