Welcome to the Faculty

Electric field lines

Knowledge of the physical world has been imparted to students of Leipzig University since it was founded in 1409. In 1557 the first professorship of physics in Leipzig was created and in 1871 one of the first chairs for geography in Germany was set up at Leipzig University. In the 20th century physics in Leipzig flourished with researchers such as Otto Wiener, Ludwig Boltzmann, Werner Heisenberg or Gustav Hertz. Geophysics and geology in Leipzig are associated with names such as Hermann Credner, Hans Stille, Franz Kossmat and Ludwig Weickmann. Today the subject physics is offered in German and English. More than 1200 students from 38 countries are working towards the coveted degrees at the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences.


Optically Active Materials: Physicists Solve Problem that is More than One Hundred Years Old


The orientation of the electric field associated with the light is commonly referred to as polarization. Although one cannot perceive it with the...

Investigating the Polar Cap from the Air


While spring has more or less sprung here in Germany, researchers from Leipzig University and the Alfred Wegener Institute are setting off for the...

Opening Event experiNat 2019 on March 12, 2019


Once again this year, we are hosting the opening event of Leipzig's largest pupils competition in the natural sciences.
Before the participants...

Physics Olympiad on March 12, 2019


On March 12, 2019, the 2nd stage of the Physics Olympiad for Leipzig pupils of classes 6 to 10 takes place in our building. On this occasion, Dr. M....


Herr Uwe Flohrer


Die Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften gibt in tiefer Trauer bekannt, dass Herr Dr. Uwe Flohrer am 10. Januar 2019 nach schwerer Krankheit in...

last modified: 16.04.2019


Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Haase
Linnéstraße 5
04103 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 (0) 341 97-32 400
Fax: +49 (0) 341 97-32 499


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Meteorolog. Colloquium

25.04.2019, 04:00–05:00 p.m.
Multi-frequency radar observations of snowfall
Dr. Stefan Kneifel, University of Cologne

30.04.2019, 02:00–03:00 p.m.
Properties of Arctic Haze observed by lidar in Ny-Alesund/Spitsbergen
Dr. Christoph Ritter, Alfred Wegener Institute Potsdam


30.04.2019, 05:15–06:15 p.m.
CRC TRR 102 Seminar: Folding of a model biopolymer in a crowded environment
Prof. Mark P. Taylor, Hiram College, USA