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.


Conference Focuses on Transparent Conductive Oxides


At the Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics at Leipzig University, from 18 to 22 September the TCO2017 conference on "Transparent Conductive...

Physics Circle Starts on September 5


The Office for Study Affairs of the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences of Leipzig University offers again a physics circle for interested pupils...

Dust Deposits Reveal new Insights into the History of the Sahara


The Sahara is, with about nine million square kilometers, the largest dry desert in the world. It is thus also the largest source of dust on the...

Transparent and Conductive: Researchers Discover New Properties of Copper Iodide


Physicists from Leipzig University have produced thin films of copper iodide in a self-developed process, discovering new, yet unknown properties of...


Herr Peter Schikowsky


Die Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften gibt in tiefer Trauer bekannt, dass Herr Dr. Peter Schikowsky am 24. April 2017 nach schwerer Krankheit...

last modified: 05.09.2017


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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Transparent Conductive Oxides – Fundamentals and Applications (TCO2017)

Physics of Cancer

18.10.2017, 05:00–06:00 p.m.
Museumsvortrag: Pteropodenstratigraphie im Tertiär des Nordseebeckens
Prof. Dr. Arnold Müller, Leipzig

15.11.2017, 05:00–06:00 p.m.
Museumsvortrag: Ein neues Naturkundemuseum braucht die Stadt
Dr. Ronny Maik Leder, Director of the Natural History Museum Leipzig

13.12.2017, 01:00 p.m.
Visit of the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle
Special exhibition with the collaboration of the Geological and Paleontological Collection: "Climate powers – driving force of evolution"