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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Experimental Physical Chemistry
Theoretical Chemistry
Experimental Physical Chemistry
Theoretical Chemistry

Clausius Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

It was Rudolf Clausius, a professor at the University of Bonn, who in the mid-1800s coined the term entropy, formulated the second law of thermodynamics, and laid the foundations of modern Physical and Theoretical Chemistry - a true transdisciplinary scientist and visionary thinker who cautioned us more than 130 years ago to utilize nature's resources in a sustainable fashion.

Upcoming event on Apr 24, 2024

"Doktorhut - alles gut" organised by the Bonner Graduiertenzentrum

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NMR spectroscopy: more light – more signal
Clausius Institute, ...
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
The methods of magnetic resonance (NMR, EPR and MRI) offer fantastic analytical and diagnostic possibilities. As the radiation used is of very low energy, ...
Cognitive adventures of single neurons
Clausius Institute, ...
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
The human medial temporal lobe contains neurons that respond selectively to the semantic contents of a presented stimulus. These "concept cells" may respond ...
Sigrid Peyerimhoff Awards for Stefan Flesch and Claudia Gräve

Two members of our working group were recently awarded with Sigrid Peyerimhoff awards.

Klartext-Preis für Wissenschaftskommunikation: zwei Bonner Forscher unter sieben ausgezeichneten Wissenschaftlern

Dr. Jan Niklas Hansen und Dr. Jan Ruland sind mit dem Klartextpreis für Wissenschaftskommunikation 2023 ausgezeichnet worden. Sieben Promovierte der Naturwissenschaften und der Informatik hat die Klaus Tschira-Stiftung für besonders gelungene Wissenschaftskommunikation ausgezeichnet, darunter die beiden Bonner Wissenschaftler. Dr. Jan Niklas Hansen forscht am Institut für angeborene Immunität der Universität Bonn. Dr. Jan Ruland war bis vor kurzem Doktorand am Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie der Universität Bonn und ist jetzt Mitarbeiter der Firma Biontech.

Catalysis scheme developed at the University of Bonn is inexpensive, sustainable, and effective

A novel catalysis scheme enables chemical reactions that were previously virtually impossible. The method developed at the University of Bonn is also environmentally friendly and does not require rare and precious metals. The researchers recorded the exact course of the catalysis in a kind of high-speed film. They did this using special lasers that can make processes visible that last only fractions of a billionth of a second. The results allow them to further optimize the catalyst. They have been published in the international edition of the renowned journal “Angewandte Chemie.”


Experimental Physical Chemistry


Christina Reuter

+49 228 / 73-53 75



Wegelerstr. 12
D-53115 Bonn

Mulliken Center for Theoretical Chemistry


Claudia Kronz

+49 228 / 73-2351



Beringstr. 4
D-53115 Bonn

Arrival by car

The main access road is from the east is the A 3 (Cologne - Frankfurt(Main)). Across the A 560 and the A 59 ("air port highway") you reach Bonn.

From the west (Belgium, Netherlands and the area around Aachen) the A 4 and the A 555 are leading to Bonn. Bonn is surrounded by a highway ring providing a fast inner-city access.

Arrival by train

Bonn can easily by reached by train.

Bonn main station is connected to the ICE/IC/EC-net.

The regular stop Siegburg/Bonn of the ICE route Frankfurt-Cologne can be reached by city railway line 66.

The footpath from the main station to the institute is shown on the map.

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