Garching bei München


Garching bei München

: "Also spelled "Garching bei Muenchen" (without "ü"). : "Also see: Garching an der Alz" in Altötting district.Infobox German Location
type = Stadt
name = Garching
name_local =
image_coa = Garching b Muenchen seal.gif

state = Bavaria
regbzk = Upper Bavaria
district = Munich
population = 15336
population_as_of = 2005-01-01
population_ref =
area = 28.16
elevation = 481
lat_deg = 48 | lat_min = 15 | lat_sec=0 | lat_hem = N
lon_deg = 11 | lon_min = 39 | lon_sec=0 | lon_hem = E
postal_code = 85748
area_code = 089
licence = M
mayor = Hannelore Gabor
party = CSU
website = [http://www.garching.de/ garching.de]

Garching bei München or Garching is a town in Bavaria, Germany near Munich. It is the home of several research institutes and university departments.

Location

The town is at coord|48|15|N|11|39|E|, near the River Isar and the A9 autobahn. A Munich U-Bahn metro line terminates at the university and research facilities near the town. It is only two U-Bahn stops from Fröttmaning which has the newly built Allianz Arena.

Like many places near Munich, Garching bei München is a reasonably safe town. Various restaurants are scattered through town, but mainly in the center. The town is quiet and quaint, and has virtually no nightlife.

Districts

The town has four districts:
* Garching
* Dirnismaning
* Hochbrück
* Forschungsinstitute (Research Institutes) - to be renamed "Hochschul- und Forschungszentrum" (University and Research Centre)

Educational and research institutes

Several research and scientific educational institutions are based in Garching, including:
* Departments of the Technische Universität München (TUM)
** physics
** the research reactor FRM-II
** semiconductor physics and engineering (Walter Schottky Institute)
** chemistry [http://www.ch.tum.de/base/index_e.htm]
** mechanical engineering [http://www.mw.tum.de/]
** mathematics [http://www.ma.tum.de/]
** computer science [http://www.in.tum.de/]
* Max Planck Institutes:
** Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
** Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
** Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP)
** Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ)
* Part of the physics department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
* Headquarters of the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
* Federal Research Institute for Food Chemistry (DFA)
* Walter Meißner Institute (WMI) of the BAdW (low-temperature physics)
* Bavarian Center of Applied Energy Research (ZAE)
* Reactor safety research [http://www.grs.de/en/about_grs/company_locations/location_detail.html?pe_id=156&pcon_s_pe_id=40]
* General Electric Global Research Center
* Leibniz-Rechenzentrum [http://www.lrz.de] of the BAdW (central computing facilities for the Munich universities and other research institutes)

ister cities

*Lørenskog (Norway)
*Radeberg (near Dresden)

External links

*http://www.garching.de/ (Official Town Website)
* [http://www.eso.org/ European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
* [http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/ Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)]
* [http://www.mpe.mpg.de/ Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)]
* [http://www.ipp.mpg.de/ Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP)]
* [http://www.mpq.mpg.de/mpq.html Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ)]
* [http://www.physik.tu-muenchen.de/ Physics Department TUM]
* [http://www.chemie.tu-muenchen.de/ Chemistry Department TUM]
* [http://www.mw.tum.de/ Mechanical Engineering]
* [http://www.wmi.badw.de/index-en.html Walter Meissner Institute (WMI)]
* [http://www.wsi.tu-muenchen.de/ Walter Schottky Institute (WSI)]
* [http://wwwnew.frm2.tum.de/en.html Research Neutron Source (FMR II)]
* [http://dfa.leb.chemie.tu-muenchen.de/index.html Federal Research Center for Food Chemistry (DFA)]
* [http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/ Leibniz Computer Center (LRZ)]


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