Questions and Answers

Do you have questions about your membership? Would you like to change your personal data or assign yourself to an association? Here you will find the most frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers. The member service staff will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

What is the DPG Statute and Code of Conduct for Members?

By joining the DPG as a member, you acknowledge the statutes and the code of conduct for members. The statutes describe the basic corporate purpose and the composition and tasks of the association bodies. In addition, the parameters for membership in the DPG are defined. In addition to the statutes, the code of conduct describes the ethical minimum standards and the procedural rules for dealing with scientific misconduct. In addition, there are also the implementing provisions for the statutes.

What payment methods are there for paying membership fees?

The membership fee can be paid by the following methods:

  • by SEPA Direct Debit Scheme
    Please enter your bank details in the change form
  • by bank transfer
    You will find the bank details for transferring the membership fee on your application form.
  • by credit card
    Current: The security of payment transactions between our members and the DPG is close to our hearts. For this reason we have blocked this payment option as a precaution and for the time being.

What is the Physics Journal?

Membership includes the monthly membership journal of the DPG, the Physik Journal. The journal informs with overview articles about progress and new developments in physics and its neighbouring fields. In addition, it reports on important events and decisions within the DPG, as well as on education and research policy topics, training and professional issues. The DPG is politically and editorially independent (cf. "Geschäftsordnung über Ziele, Aufgaben und Herausgabe der Zeitschrift Physik Journal", in each case issue 8/9 of the Physik Journal and DPG website). In total, there are eleven issues per year, as a double issue is printed for the period August-September and will be published at the beginning of September.

Will the Physik Journal also be sent abroad?

The issues of the Physik Journal will also be sent abroad free of charge. This may result in a delay in delivery. The option "airmail" (32.00 Euro per year) enables faster delivery. This option can be added via the change form under "My DPG".

Can I read the Physik Journal online?

The Physik Journal can also be read online via the websites of the Physik Journal. Currently there is only the possibility that the Physik Journal can be read online as single PDF files. When you register for the first time (top right), you will need your membership number (here without hyphen) and a password, which you can choose yourself. For later registrations, the user name corresponds to the e-mail address.

Is the Physik Journal published in English?

No, the Physics Journal is currently only published in German.

How can I unsubscribe from the Physik Journal?

The Physics Journal can be unsubscribed by sending a short email to .

What are professional associations, working groups with a vote in council and working groups without a vote in council?

The members of the DPG can organise themselves in professional, interdisciplinary and regional associations. If you are assigned to an association, you will be informed first and foremost in a subject-specific way (e.g. conference organisation, event tips). It is up to you to decide to what extent you wish to be involved. Each professional association and each working group has a chairman who is automatically also a member of the board of directors with voting rights - this gives you the opportunity to help shape the DPG. Would you also like to be part of a professional association, a working group with a vote in council or a working group without a vote in council? You can easily and at any time change the grouping using our change form under "My DPG", including changing this grouping. more...

How do I cancel my DPG membership?

According to § 9 (3) of the DPG Statutes, membership can be terminated by resignation at the end of a calendar year, provided that the office has received the resignation by 30 November of the calendar year at the latest. Notice of termination must be given in writing. There are the following possibilities:

  • by post: German Physical Society e. V., Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany
  • by fax: 02224 9232-50
  • by e-mail:
  • by online cancellation form

After receiving the notice of termination, an electronic or written confirmation will be sent with details of the termination date. If this is not received within one week, please inform us briefly.