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.


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. 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

17.12.2019, 05:00–06:00 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium: Wind energy. A physicist’s point of view
Prof. Dr. Joachim Peinke, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Meteorolog. Colloquium

12.12.2019, 02:00–03:00 p.m.
Global storm-resolving modeling of weather and climate
Dr. Daniel Klocke, Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research, DWD


12.12.2019, 06:00–08:00 p.m.
Soiree in the research and visitor magazine (N°1) of the Geological and Paleontological Collection
Colloquium in remembrance of  Prof. Dr. L. Eißmann
In cooperation with the Natural History Museum Leipzig and Verein für Erdgeschichte im Südraum

13.12.2019, 01:00–04:00 p.m.
CFB TRR 102 Minisymposium