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.


Atmospheric Researchers Meet at Leipzig University: Annual Colloquium on Missions of the HALO High-Altitude Research Aircraft


More than 60 experts from the field of atmospheric and earth system research, which is carried out with the aid of the High Altitude and Long Range...

Diffusive Spreading in Nature, Technology and Society: A New Book of Cross-disciplinary Relevance


The phenomenon of random movement is commonly associated with the diffusion of atoms and molecules. It may refer, however, to a much larger multitude...

Pupils Levitate Water by Means of Acoustic Waves in an Internship


Optical tweezers have become an important tool in the study of soft condensed matter. They can be used to trap colloidal particles and to measure...

New Geoarchaeological Study Proves: Fossa Carolina Remained Uncompleted


More than 1,000 years ago, the emperor Charlemagne wanted to create a continuous waterway from the Rhine to the Danube. In 792/793 AD, the...


Herr Andreas Gruschke


Professor Dr. Andreas Gruschke (16.4.1960–30.1.2018) war von 2004 bis 2012 als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität Leipzig mit...

last modified: 15.02.2018


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

08.03.2018, 04:00–05:00 p.m.
High-resolution photography of clouds from the surface
Steven Schwartz, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA