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Research and teaching in the field of medical physics

Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi

The Chair of “Experimental Physics – Medical Physics”, established in August 2012 in the Faculty for Physics of the LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, aims at promoting research and teaching in the field of Medical Physics, with special emphasis on advances in pre-clinical and clinical image-guided radiotherapy for a wide range of beam modalities, from conventional, clinically established photon and hadron sources up to novel, pre-clinical laser-driven systems.

One major ongoing activity focusses on the development of novel dosimetric approaches for LINAC-based photon beams and laser-driven ion sources, as well as of new detector systems for imaging applications towards in-vivo range assessment of both conventional and laser-driven ion beams. Moreover, we are working on analytical and Monte Carlo modeling to promote advanced treatment planning for (biologically) adapted radiotherapy. All our activities benefit from a widespread network of national and international collaborations with University Hospitals and Ion Beam Therapy Facilities. More details can be found at

Contribution to IMPRS curriculum: Medical Physics courses in English are offered on a regular basis as a part of our specialization curriculum in Medical Physics within the LMU Master of Science in Physics (