Welcome to the Faculty

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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.


Leipzig University and Max Planck Society Intensify Scientific Cooperation: New Initiative to Strengthen Mathematical Physics Started in Leipzig


The interface between applied mathematics and theoretical physics is at the center of a new joint initiative of the Faculties of Mathematics and...

Close Link Between Europe and the Arctic: After Warm Air Advances into the Arctic, the Clouds there Play an Important Role for Weather and Climate


Warm, humid air masses from lower latitudes are the central energy source of the Arctic atmosphere in winter. They have a significant impact on the...

Felix Bloch Lecture Leipzig – Bronze Plate and Early Investigator Award 2018


In the foyer of the physics building on October 23, 2018 a bronze plate in honor of Felix Bloch was unveiled by his son Prof. em. Frank Bloch and his...

Lecture, Award and Bronze Plate – Leipzig University Honors Physicist Felix Bloch


Leipzig University honors one of its outstanding researchers: With a lecture, an award ceremony, a redesigned exhibition and the unveiling of a bronze...


Herr Hans-Christoph Semmelhack


Die Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften gibt in tiefer Trauer bekannt, dass Herr Dr. Hans-Christoph Semmelhack am 17.08.2018 in Leipzig...

last modified: 14.12.2018


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

17.01.2019, 02:00–03:00 p.m.
Experimental investigation of interactions between aerosols, radiation and clouds with a special focus on black carbon
Dr. Martin Gysel, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

24.01.2019, 02:00–03:00 p.m.
Dr. Nsikanabasi Silas Umo, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMK


20.12.2018, 09:15–11:00 a.m.
Physics Christmas Lecture
Large Lecture Hall, Linnéstr. 5