Facts and figures

The DPG has got 52.007 members (status quo 20 July 2006)

161 members are institutional members (institutes, libraries, schools, companies). The remaining members (99.7%) are personal members, who subdivide in the following way:

32.2% Students
23.0% PhD students, assistents
4.1% Professors
10.0% Industrial physicists
8.0% Physicists working in non-university research (HGF, MPG, FhG, PTB, etc.)
3.1% Teachers and teacher trainees
0.7% Physicists working in the sector of scientific organisation and administration
3,8% Physicists working in other sectors such as self-employed persons
15,1% Members from publicity campaigns


5.6% of the personal members live abroad. The portion of women is 12.4%. The average age of the members is 34.5, the mean age of the members, who have joined in the year 2005 is 21.5 years.