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.


Arctic Ocean 2018 – Researchers Study Clouds and Sea Ice in the Arctic


"Arctic Ocean 2018": This is the name of this year's research expedition of the Swedish icebreaker ODEN in the Arctic, in which a scientist from...

Pupils from Secondary Schools in Leipzig Fly Self-built Weather Balloon: Project of the Pupils Research Center almaLab of Leipzig University


On Monday (August 6), pupils from various secondary schools in Leipzig will fly a weather balloon built together with students and scientists from...

New Geoarchaeological Study on the Course of the Fossa Carolina Shows: Carolingians had Excellent Terrain Knowledge


Geographers and archaeologists from the universities in Leipzig and Jena have succeeded in answering an old question about the Fossa Carolina by means...

Third Soft Matter Day on July 6, 2018


On July 6, 2018, the "Soft Matter Day", organized by the Peter Debye Institute for Soft Matter Physics at the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences,...


Herr Günter Seiffert


Die Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften gibt in tiefer Trauer bekannt, dass ihr langjähriger, verdienstvoller Mitarbeiter, Herr Dipl.-Ing....

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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

13.09.2018, 04:00–05:00 p.m.
The DWD concept for evaluating ground-based remote sensing systems for future network deployment
Volker Lehmann, German Weather Service, Lindenberg


Physics of Cancer