The Council of the DPG unanimously elected the Bonn Professor of Physics Dieter Meschede as the DPG’s next President for the term of office from 2018. With some 62,000 members, the DPG is the largest physical society in the world. In April 2018, Meschede succeeds Rolf-Dieter Heuer, who will then become Vice President in rotation.
Physics for All is a project of the German Physical Society (DPG) and the Georg-August-University Göttingen (DE), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project is based on the idea that the phenomena of nature are universal. Playing with nature, doing physical experiments, are deep human needs, which do not require any language skills and are independent of any national, religious, age or gender boundaries.
With "PiA – Physics in Advent", we created a special and unique kind of Advent calendar: a physics Advent calendar. We introduce young scientists, and anyone else who is interested, to 24 simple and yet ingenious experiments and physics puzzles. They will arouse interest in doing experiments for yourself and ignite excitement in any observer.
German Physics Departments publish recommendations
Scientific misconduct has gained great public interest in Germany. Two federal ministers had to step down because of plagiarism in their doctoral theses. In reaction to such cases, several organisations have developed recommendations and rules for good scientific practice. However, these recommendations are mostly quite general and often apply better for humanities than for the scientific disciplines.
With “PiA – Physics in advent”, we created a special and unique kind of advent calendar: a physics advent calendar. We introduce young scientists, and everyone who has fun with it, to 24 simple and yet ingenious experiments and physics puzzles. They aim to arouse interest in doing experiments by yourself and ignite excitement within any observer.
From 1st to 24th December 2015, we present a little experiment in a video clip every day. You can do the experiment yourself at home and answer the question on our web page throughout the day before seeing the solution video the next day.