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.


Clouds Play a Major Role: Manfred Wendisch on Current and Upcoming Research Projects in the Arctic


An unprecedented expedition has been under way since the end of September 2019: locked into a vast Arctic ice floe, the German icebreaker Polarstern...

Second Funding Period of the Collaborative Research Center Transregio 172 Granted


The Collaborative Research Centre “Arctic Climate Change (AC)³”, led by meteorologist Professor Manfred Wendisch from Leipzig University, has been...

A Very Special Red Diamond: Research into Applied Quantum Technology


Physicists at Leipzig University have accomplished an important step in the use of quantum technology for computers and sensors. The experiments...

Researchers Develop Tumour Growth Roadmap: Reductions in Llikelihood of Relapse and Mortality Rates Possible


Researchers at Leipzig University and Leipzig University Hospital (UKL) have discovered that tumour growth and tissue invasion by cancer cells can be...


Herr Reinhold Haberlandt


Die Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften trauert mit den verehrten Familien Haberlandt und Milbradt um ihren hochangesehenen früheren...

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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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Physics Colloquium

28.01.2019, 05:00–06:00 p.m.Teaching physics effectively by addressing students’ misconceptions with active learning methods
Prof. Dr. Claudia Schäfle, Prof. Dr. Silke Stanzel, TH Rosenheim

Meteorolog. Colloquium

30.01.2020, 04:00–05:00 p.m.
Tracking of convective cells in radar and convection-permitting model data
Dr. Klemens Barfus, Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology, TU Dresden


28.01.2020, 05:15–06:15 p.m.
CRC TRR 102 Seminar: Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU
Dr. Andreas Lauenroth, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

29.01.2020, 09:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Teaching workshop: Active learning in physics. A practical workshop for instructors and students
Prof. Dr. Claudia Schäfle, Prof. Dr. Silke Stanzel, TH Rosenheim