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.


Information About Upcoming Exams and the Start of the Summer Term


Based on yesterday's extraordinary meeting between the Vice-Rector for Education and International Affairs and the Deans of Studies of all 14...

Recommendation of the Dean's Office for the Institutes for Dealing with the Latest Developments of the Corona Virus


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MOSAiC Aerial Survey Campaigns for the Atmosphere and Sea Ice Temporarily Suspended


On Thursday 12 March, the Norwegian government announced comprehensive measures to combat the spread of the corona virus, effective immediately. As a...

Active Matter in the Training Camp: Scientists Shed Light on the Current State of the Application of Machine Learning in Research on Active Materials


Machine learning processes have experienced a huge increase in applications in many areas in recent years due to the availability of enormous amounts...

Module Handbook for the B.Sc. Physics Course Available


In the "Physics Teaching" project, a module handbook for students of the bachelor's degree program in physics has been developed over the last few...


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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