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.


Meteorologist of Leipzig University Determines the Number of Crystals in Ice Clouds: Knowledge Contributes to a Better Understanding of Climate Change


Dr. Odran Sourdeval from the Institute for Meteorology at Leipzig University has for the first time been able to measure the number of crystals in ice...

Welcome to the Faculty


The Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences welcomes its new students to the beginning of the semester.

An overview of the planned introductory events...

How Maxwell’s Demon Herds Sheep: Information-based Interaction of Artificial Microswimmers


Scientists from the universities in Leipzig and Princeton have found out in experiments how new structures with special properties can emerge through...

"Physics of Cancer": Experts Want to Make Better Predictions about Cancer Development


This year's conference on the physics of cancer cells, "Physics of Cancer", focuses on parallels in the development of embryonic and tumor cells. The...


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: 17.10.2018


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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Physics Colloquium

23.10.2018, 05:00–09:00 p.m
Felix Bloch Lecture Leipzig


17.10.2018, 05:15–06:15 p.m.
CRC TRR 102 Seminar: Spreading area-dependent phase diagram of block copolymer self-assembly at the air/water interface
Prof. So Youn Kim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

22.10.2018, 05:15–06:15 p.m.
SFB TRR 102 Seminar: Relaxation and diffusion in polymer melts and solutions: new experimental approaches to probe molecular dynamics in homopolymers and copolymers
Prof. Siegfried Stapf, Ilmenau University of Technology

23.10.2018, 05:15–06:15 p.m.
SFB TRR 102 Seminar: Responsive materials based on non-covalent interactions
Dr. Stephen Schrettl, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

04.11.2018, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
137. öffentliche Sonntagsvorlesung: Erstmalig nachgewiesen: Zwei Neutronensterne verschmelzen – Die Geburt der Multi-Messenger-Astronomie
Prof. Dr. Bernd Rheinländer, Universität Leipzig