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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.


In the Thermal Molecule Trap: New Experimental Approaches to Investigate the Molecular Causes of Amyloid Formation


More than 24 million people worldwide suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or Huntington's. The molecular causes of...

Soft Matter Day and Peter Debye Lecture on July 5, 2019


On July 5, 2019, the "Soft Matter Day", organized by the Peter Debye Institute for Soft Matter Physics at the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences,...

“What I’m Researching at Leipzig University” – A Spotlight on Junior Researchers: Henry Reynolds Nana Benyin Enninful from Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics


The regular series “What I’m researching at Leipzig University” introduces our readers to the University’s junior researchers. What exactly are our...

Third Funding Period of the Collaborative Research Center Transregio 102 Granted


The Collaborative Research Center Transregio 102 "Polymers under Multiple Constraints", established in 2011 by Martin Luther University...

Honor for Young Physicist from Leipzig University


For his work on the optical properties of anisotropic materials, the physicist Dr. Chris Sturm from Leipzig University receives the renowned Paul...


Herr Adolf Kühnel


Die Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften gibt in tiefer Trauer bekannt, dass am 31. August 2019 Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Adolf Kühnel im Alter...

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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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Physics Colloquium

22.10.2019, 05:00–06:00 p.m.
Opto-phononics: controlling light and sound at the nanoscale
Dr. Daniel Lanzillotti Kimura, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, C2N – Palaiseau, France


14.10.2019, 05:15–06:15 p.m.
SFB TRR 102 Seminar: Ductility of glassy semicrystalline polymers
Prof. Dr. Shi-Qing Wang, University of Akron, USA

23.10.2019, 05:00–07:00 p.m.
Guided tour through the research and visitor magazine of the Geological and Paleontological Collection
Kustos Frank Bach

29.10.2019, 05:15–06:15 p.m.
CRC TRR 102 Seminar: Liquid crystal mesophases in conjugated polymers for flexible electronics

Prof. Dr. Ralph Colby, Pennsylvania State University, USA

07.11.2019, 09:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Pre-Workshop within the scope of "Tag der Lehre 2019"

18.11.2019, 05:30–06:30 p.m.
Der Klimawandel in der Arktis und seine globalen Auswirkungen
Prof. Dr. Manfred Wendisch, Universität Leipzig