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Wilhelm und Else Heraeus - Senior Professorship

apl. Prof. Dr. Joachim Stolze

Department of Physics
Otto-Hahn-Str. 4
44227 Dortmund

Room: P2-02-421
E-Mail: joachim.stolzetu-dortmundde
Tel.: +49 (0)231 755-3552
Fax: +49 (0)231 755-5059

Portrait of Joachim Stolze © Joachim Stolze​/​TU Dortmund


"As part of the senior professorship awarded to me by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Foundation , I am working on the question of how the rather abstract and confusing field of quantum mechanics can be better communicated in school lessons. To this end, I will produce a handbook from a single source for the Treffpunkt Quan­ten­me­cha­nik (Quantum Mechanics Meeting Point), which was established several years ago at the TU Dortmund University. Furthermore, I will develop the elite physics teaching degree program in Dortmund, which aims to inspire the best students to become teachers."

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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.



From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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