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.


Dwarf Dunes Record Climate History in Desert Sand


Wind-driven sand is understood to create ripples on a centimeter scale and dunes spanning tens of meters, but so-called megaripples of intermediate...

March for Science on April 14, 2018


On April 14, 2018, the second March for Science will take place in many cities. As in the past year, people are taking to the streets to take a stand...

Annual Conference of the Graduate School BuildMoNa


On March 19 and 20, 2018, doctoral candidates and renowned scientists meet for the annual conference of the Graduate School "Leipzig School of Natural...

Surveying the Arctic: Tracking Down Carbon Particles – Researchers Embark on Aerial Campaign over Northeast Greenland


On March 15, 2018, the AWI research aeroplane Polar 5 will depart for Greenland. Concentrating on the furthest northeast region of the island, an...

Pupils Competition experiNat 2018


For the twelfth time, the Leipziger invited all pupils of the 9th and 10th classes in and around Leipzig to demonstrate their scientific knowledge...


Herr Charles P. Slichter


Im Alter von 94 Jahren ist am 19. Februar der Ehrendoktor der Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften, Charles P. Slichter, verstorben. Der...

last modified: 18.06.2018


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

19.06.2018, 05:00–06:00 p.m.
The quantum Hall effect leaves flatland
Prof. Oded Zilberberg, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Meteorolog. Colloquium

19.06.2018, 02:00–03:00 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Martijn Schaap, TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research)


21.06.2018, 05:00–06:00 p.m.
GDCh Colloquium: Inline monitoring in microfluidics and micro(bio)reactors with integrated optical chemical sensors
Prof. Dr. Torsten Mayr, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Long Night of the Sciences

25.06.2018, 05:00–06:00 p.m.
GDCh Colloquium: Sustainable chemistry
Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer, Leuphana University

27.06.2018, 05:00–06:00 p.m.
Colloquium Inorganic Chemistry: t.b.a.

Prof. Dr. Christian Reber, University of Montreal, Canada