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.


Researchers at Leipzig University Develop new Measurement Principle for Chemical Catalysis


Researchers at Leipzig University have succeeded in developing a new measurement principle for chemical catalysis. It allows to evaluate reactions...

How do Volcanoes Affect the Climate?


Scientists at seven different research institutions in Germany will deal with the influence of volcanic eruptions on the atmosphere and climate. At...

Scientist of Leipzig University Receives the Young Scientist Award of the Saxon Academy of Sciences


Gianmaria Falasco, who earned his PhD last year at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of Leipzig University, will receive the Young Scientist Prize...

Physics Christmas Lecture on 20.12.2018


On December 20, at the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences it will be Christmas: sun, sand and waves – this year's and 43rd Physics Christmas...


Herr Uwe Flohrer


Die Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften gibt in tiefer Trauer bekannt, dass Herr Dr. Uwe Flohrer am 10. Januar 2019 nach schwerer Krankheit in...

last modified: 14.02.2019


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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Meteorolog. Colloquium

21.02.2019, 02:00–03:00 p.m.
AEOLUS – ESA's wind lidar mission
Dr. Thomas Kanitz, ESA

05.03.2019, 02:00–03:00 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lentz, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig


31.03.2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
139. öffentliche Sonntagsvorlesung: Energie in Physik, Technik und Umwelt
Prof. Dr. Dieter Freude, Universität Leipzig