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. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures. We seek to create a climate that welcomes and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We are especially proud to currently host more than 1400 students from 38 countries in our German and international degree courses.


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Atmospheric and Earth System Research With Special Halo Aircraft to Continue: DFG extends funding by another six years


From 2022, the atmospheric and earth system research campaigns conducted using the “High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft” HALO will receive...

Professor Marius Grundmann receives Rudolf Jaeckel Prize


In recognition of Professor Dr. Rudolf Jaeckel's merits on vacuum physics and other areas supervised by the German Vacuum Society (DVG), the DVG has...

Universal Access to Spectrometers One Step Closer: Development Projects Gets Funding Worth Millions


The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has set aside 1.5 million euros over the next next three years to fund a project run by...


Herr Georg Völkel


Die Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften der Universität Leipzig, der Freundeskreis der Leipziger Fakultät ebenso wie Mitarbeiterinnen und...

last modified: 04.09.2020


Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences
Prof. Dr. Christoph Jacobi
Linnéstraße 5
04103 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 (0) 341 97-32 400
Fax: +49 (0) 341 97-32 499


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